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    01-26-2009, 08:39 PM
Tattooed Farrier?

Hello everyone!

My tattooist and I were catching up the other day and I asked him "if he couldn't tattoo anymore what would he do?" He said, " He'd probably learn to shoe horses."

I thought this was a interesting reply, but It made me wonder how the equine community would react to a HEAVILY tattooed farrier. I mean, you don't see too many of those!

So I thought I'd get it straight from the horse's mouth, excuse the pun:

Would you or someone you know hire a heavily tattooed farrier as long as he did quailty work?

I've grown a interest on this subject so any expericences or opinions you'd like to share are greatly appreciated!
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    01-26-2009, 08:42 PM
Personally, it wouldn't matter at all to me. The quality of his work and how he gets along with my horses are more important then his personal artwork.

BTW, welcome to the forum!
    01-26-2009, 08:45 PM
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[quote=iridehorses;239051]Personally, it wouldn't matter at all to me. The quality of his work and how he gets along with my horses are more important then his personal artwork.

    01-26-2009, 08:56 PM
Considering I have tattoos myself, I would think it was pretty cool. I wouldn't treat him any differently.
    01-26-2009, 08:57 PM
I would let him do my horses! I grew up around people like that so I know they are some of the nicest people out there! Just because they have tattoos doesnt mean they wont do a good job.
    01-26-2009, 09:14 PM
Definitely wouldn't have any problem with it as long as he was decent and kind to my horses... good farriers are few and far between though.
    01-26-2009, 09:17 PM
Not going to matter in the least.
    01-27-2009, 12:15 PM
No problem here, I have a tattoo as well. I think people have gotten much more accepting of body art. My parents (in the 70-80 age bracket) were a little more judgmental about it. These days its nothing to have tattoos and just about anything pierced. As long as he/she's good to my horses and does a nice trim, I don't care what they look like.
    01-27-2009, 12:56 PM
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My farrier has tattoos... They don't effect his work... he's awesome...
    01-27-2009, 01:13 PM
I guess my age group (almost 70) looks at it a little differently. We are often disappointed to see an attractive young person mark themselves up for life. Like my 19 year old grand daughter, Kristen, who has a few. But I couldn't care less whether my farrier is tattooed, peirced, or whatever. I would probably brag on his tatoos occasionally. It wont affect his work.

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