Former Black Ink Crew Star Tiffany Perez Defends Her Controversial “Stank Coochie” Tattoo on MTV’s How Far is Tattoo Far?

"I'm just the tattoo artist. I didn't pick the design, I didn't pick the idea, I'm just doing it."

While everyone was talking about the infamous stank coochie tattoo done on MTV’s How Far is Tattoo Far?, not all fans of the show had positive feedback for the artist who did the piece. In an exclusive interview with VH1, former Black Ink Crew cast member Tiffany Perez to talk about her crazy experiences on the show where friends get a chance at permanent revenge in the form of a tattoo. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the infamous clip that was a viral sensation last week:

On the episode, a woman named Ashley wanted to have this image inked on her old bae Bree to send the blatant message, “don’t act like your s–t don’t stink.” While Tiffany was proud of how her artwork came out, not all viewers shared the same sentiment. When asked about feedback she’s received since her debut, Tiffany shared,

[For] a lot of [tattoos], it’s like half and half. I didn’t really get good feedback on the tattoo that I did of the trash can on the girl’s inner thigh because a lot of people felt that as a woman, I should have told her that she had bad hygiene before doing that tattoo to embarrass her in front of the whole world but for me it’s like, I’m just the tattoo artist. I didn’t pick the design, I didn’t pick the idea, I’m just doing it.

That particular tat may have drummed up some controversy but thankfully for Tiff, she has received equally positive reactions telling us, “For the other ones that are pretty funny, some people think it’s hilarious and they’re happy for me.”

Take this Snooki ink for example. Not only was it dope for Tiffany to tattoo the host’s face, but the client was tickled by it.

Out of all the tattoos she has done, she can’t quite share which is her absolute favorite yet but from the ones we have seen on the show, ironically the foul cooter cat tat is currently holding first place. Tiffany tells us,

I think because it was pretty extreme, [the trash can one is my favorite.] I think the concept was kind of screwed up but I think it came out really pretty. I think the shading came out, the detail was really good. I was satisfied with it.

Tiffany isn’t the only Black Ink Crew artist changing lives one interesting tat at a time. Kevin Laroy and Melody are also part of the team of tattoo reapers. “I wish that during [Black Ink Crew] I was able to have more of a relationship with them,” Tiffany admits but since being on the show they grew closer. “Kevin is hilarious and amazing and Melody is just so cool.” As far as anyone else from the 113th shop, she hasn’t heard from anyone.

If given the chance to get a tattoo placed on someone in her life, Tiffany isn’t exact on who the victim would be or what she would have done for them but if she really wanted to get to someone, she would have an exes face tatted on the other party. Go big or go home right?

To see more of Tiff’s tats and the rest of the out-of-pocket pieces featured on the show, check out How Far Is Tattoo Far? Thursdays at 9/8c on MTV.

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