My sister was getting a tattoo on her ankle. They completed the outline. This is it:
The guy was doing my sisters tattoo while she was sitting in a chair with her ankle on his lap. Now mind you, this is in a tattoo parlor, not some guys basement. So, my sister told the guy that she was feeling a bit dizzy. He said they'd take a break and he left her alone while he went out to smoke. Shortly after he went outside she passed out. She fell face first out of the chair and hit her head on a power strip and the floor. Here is the damage:
My sister was taken to the ER via ambulance. She has got a concussion, a broken nose, and it is believed that she was electrocuted by the power strip. Now, this guy who was doing her tattoo wants her to come back in a pay for the tattoo. I don't think she should have to pay because he was doing her tattoo in an unsafe position then left her alone when she said she was feeling dizzy. Am I just being the protective sister? Should she have to pay? Am I right and the guy was negligent and my sister shouldn't have to pay?
What do you think?
I tried to do and ETA earlier but I couldn't because apparently you can no longer edit or delete a post that is featured. I wanted to clarify that the issue was that he wanted her to pay for the entire tattoo. She did not receive the entire tattoo. She received a half assed outline. Also, some of you can't read so I've made the parts that you've had issues with bold. She did sign a release but no, I haven't asked for the details of it.
Now for the update.
My sister had always intended on paying the tattooist. I talked her out of paying until she spoke to the owner. She spoke to the owner and explained what happened and what the tattooist wanted her to pay. The tattooist did not deny that she said she was dizzy and he walked away. The owner told her not to bother paying the tattooist. The tattoist received a warning because leaving a client alone when they say they are dizzy is against the shops policy. The owner also offered to finish my sisters tattoo free of charge. My sister insisted on giving something to the artist who did the outline (she gave him $20) and told the owner that she had no problem paying for the tattoo to be finished. Just just didn't want to have to pay full price for it twice. The owner agreed but said he wanted to do it at a discounted rate so basically with the $20 she paid the other artist she's paying $75.
My sister does not intend on suing.