There are some people on this planet that you should never make mad at you:
- Your hair stylist/barber;
- Your waiter/waitress/server-person/cook;
- The IRS;
- The Judge;
- The Police.
To that list you should add your tattooist.
I can understand if you unknowingly said something that maybe your tattooist didn’t agree with. The FSM knows I’ve tattooed my share of racist, bigoted, and narrow-minded people. Some things we let slide. We’re human. We all have different ideologies. (At least until the aliens land.)
But to PURPOSELY INSULT your tattooist and ATTACK our entire profession? Are you even thinking?
We had a customer walk into the studio last night with his buddy to price a tattoo. He thought the price was too high, even though another studio in the area quoted him a higher price. He then said:
How hard can it be to tattoo words on people? It can’t take any skill at all.
Why would make your tattooist mad—at you—before they are going to do something PERMANENT to your skin? WTF?
You might just end up with a large penis tattooed on you.
Actually, [She Who Shall Not Be Named, At Her Request] and I attempt to follow the Golden Rule at the studio. There are some things we just won’t do. Tattooing something other than what you asked for is one of them. But pissing us off might mean that your tattoo process could possibly hurt a wee bit more than it normally would. If we even do your tattoo at all.
We put up with a lot before we’ll toss your ass out the door. That was pushing it. The next person who does that won’t be so lucky.
Until next time...