I want my tattoo now

I Want My Tattoo Now


Hello,


Thanks for reading our blog, it’s a good way to get to know what we have been up to behind the scenes, in our tattoo studio in Leeds City Centre.


I had the idea to do this blog, due to the amount of customers who request for a tattoo, and they want it now. And when you say you have a waiting list, they get disappointed about the fact that they have to wait a few weeks, or a few months for their tattoo to be done.


A very few clients truly understand about tattooing or tattoos. I have been tattooing for 13 years, and I could count with my hands, how many clients actually seemed happy that I had a waiting list. One cliente once said to me, I would be worried if you didn’t have a waiting list. Clients like that have an understanding that, anybody who’s a decent artist, someone who cares about what they do, will have a waiting list.


Some clients don’t understand that. As tattoo artists we have to take care of what we are doing everyday. And in order to do things properly, we can not tattoo 5 people in one day. I have worked in studios where, the busiest the studio was, the quicker the tattoo artist worked. Would you like to get tattooed by someone who thinks like that? Just imagine walking in to a tattoo studio, and by chance a few other clients also wanted to get tattooed that day, and each one of the clients have their tattoo rushed, because that tattoo artist is trying to get it done as fast as possible, as they are trying to get as many people in as possible to make as much money as possible.


One thing I’m sure is, It doesn’t matter how good of an artist you are, or you may think you are, if you rush your work, you will not deliver a quality stand of work every single time. I have worked with amazing artists, and they used to rush their work to make money, and sometimes I looked at their tattoos, and it didn’t look like they did it, because it was so rushed.


So when someone has a waiting list, it means they take care of every client they have everyday, they give their attention to one or 2 tattoos per day, trying their best at every piece they approach. Working with this frame of mind, you are reaping what you sow, instead of cashing in as much money as you can everyday.


When you try to do things properly, you have to organise what you do, plan your day ahead, for a better outcome in your work. You have to look after yourself physically and mentally in order to deliver the best you can to your client.


So which tattoo artist would you prefer to get tattooed by? The one who fits as many clients as they can everyday? Or the one who fits less clients everyday in order to do better tattoos?


I find it astonishing, how many clients do not want to wait for their tattoo, for something that’s gonna be on their body for the rest of their life. What’s a month or 2 for something that you want it done properly from someone who cares about what they do.


I guarantee you, some tattoo artists, they don’t give a dawn about you, all they want is to get you out of the chair as soon as possible, so they can get richer as soon as possible. It’s all about the money nowadays. It’s rare when a tattoo artist understand that it’s their passion for what they do, that will bring clients to them. And it’s a very few clients who understand that tattooing is not like going shopping to buy clothes, or purchasing a tv or a fridge. A very few clients understand that every artist has a different style, and each style will make their tattoo look so different.


So if you like someone’s work, it doesn’t matter how long you have to wait for, as I’m sure time goes so quick nowadays, and a few months will pass by, like a blink of an eye, and you are going to be tattooed by someone who you love their work, and not because they can fit you in earlier.


Your body is more valuable than getting tattooed by someone because they are not busy. If an artist doesn’t have a waiting list, someone with a common sense would question why. 


Thanks for reading 

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