How many of you would walk into a grocery store or shoe store and ask the owner to give you the merchandise for a lower price? How many of you would go to a restaurant or salon and receive stellar service and not tip? How many of you have gotten deals that were exclusive to only you, but decided to tell your friends or family members to go and ask for that same deal (even though it wasn't intended for everyone?) Would you call or text your landscaper at midnight because you changed your mind about the type of flowers you want? Most reasonable people would not behave this way. So why is the behavior so different when it comes to tattoo artists?
These are all simple questions that I truly would appreciate the answers to. It's hard to keep a smile on your face when people constantly want to use you. Then they turn around and get mad when you demand respect and expect to be valued.
There is so much that goes into preparing for and actually tattooing a tattoo. Professional tattoo artists use tattooing as a means to support themselves and their families. They aren't tattooing just for fun anymore. Yes, they may enjoy it, but please remember to take into account the complete process behind the scenes and all the effort that's put into your tattoo.
I do truly appreciate all of my clients, especially the ones that appreciate and respect me and my work, but because so many people have been disrespectful and unappreciative-there are new shop fuckn rules that will be implemented!