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post #1 of 22 Old 01-26-2009, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 22 Old 01-26-2009, 07:42 PM
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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.

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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.

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Considering I have tattoos myself, I would think it was pretty cool. I wouldn't treat him any differently.
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post #5 of 22 Old 01-26-2009, 07:57 PM
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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.
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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.

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Not going to matter in the least.
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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.

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post #9 of 22 Old 01-27-2009, 11:56 AM
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My farrier has tattoos... They don't effect his work... he's awesome...

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post #10 of 22 Old 01-27-2009, 12:13 PM
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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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