All 23-year-old Buzz wants is a tattoo.
But everyone turned him away, saying a tattoo was “not possible” for someone like him. When Buzz didn’t get a “no” from tattoo artists, he got unreasonably overpriced quotes instead.
These studios told him he wouldn’t be in the right mind to make this big of a decision. He did, after all, wanted to get permanent ink on his skin. But all this time, it’s Buzz who has been looking for a tattooist who had a different mindset on inking on people on the spectrum.
Early in 2018, Buzz finally got the tattoo he was dreaming of for the past five years, and his Autism was never an issue to tattooist Pat Masga of Northwest Inkorporated, a local ink studio based in Washington.
Buzz is said to have always wanted Tommy from “Rugrats” to be on tattooed on his arm. On the day of their inking session, the 23-year-old brought his Arthur plush for some support, and we think it’s just the cutest thing.
“Guess what,” Pat says, “Buzz sat like a rock, was positive all the way of what he wanted and finally got his dream tattoo!”
Pat shares in a Facebook post that when he was first asked about doing a Tommy tattoo, he hasn’t even met the guy. Instead, he was told by Buzz’s parents that they were out looking for someone willing to do it—they were tired of their son being turned down just because he had a special condition.
“I told his parents the least I could do is try,” Pat shares. “He came in and had the biggest smile on his face from the moment I met him. That’s when I told myself that this tattoo is getting done no matter what adjustments I had to make—whether it took me just 5 hours or 5 sessions. I was willing to do it.”
To everyone’s surprise, Buzz was a model tattoo client—he didn’t complain or quit through the needle pain, and he looked as happy as his Tommy tattoo as soon as he saw it finished.
“Be like Buzz and don’t let them tell you ‘no’ or ‘not possible,’” the Washinton-based tattooist adds.
“I’m just happy I got to be a part of this memorable moment in his life,” he says.