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If a tattoo artist did this to your child, how would you react? Edit What the mother said....

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 Imagine you have a daughter and it is her 18th birthday. She goes to a tattoo parlor but has no idea what she wants. The tattoo artist sees that she just wants a tattoo, but has nothing special in mind. The artist works for an hour on drawings only to have the girl flip flop several times. The artist finally says, "I don't feel comfortable putting a tattoo on you that you are not sure of. If you would still like me to do your work, I would like you to think about what you would like and come back later with an idea that you love." She was given back ALL of her deposit even though the artist spent over an hour with her trying to figure out what she wanted.

If you were her mother, you call the tattoo artist to say......what?


My friend is the tattoo artist. The mother called and screamed at her for ruining her daughter's birthday and said that she was going to report her to the Better Business Bureau. My friend said, "I am sorry that you are so upset, but I was unwilling to put a large Disney tattoo on your beautiful daughter when she was clearly more excited about simply getting a tattoo and was not crazy about the design itself."

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 8, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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by Anonymous 9 on Mar. 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM
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It was on her 18th birthday, making her an adult and her mother should not have been involved.  I like the tattoo artist's atitude, shows he/she has a good ethic. Over the years I have seen artists put art on people that they end up hating the next day.   Each of my tattoos took 3-4 months to decide what I wanted, where I wanted it, and get the drawings done.  Because it may take an hour or two to get the tattoo done, but getting it removed can be painful as well as expensive.

by on Mar. 11, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Good for the tattoo artist tattoos are forever

by on Mar. 11, 2014 at 12:33 AM
Thank you for not just being in it for the money.
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by on Mar. 11, 2014 at 12:38 AM

 sounds totally accurately wonderful to me. why be willing to put a forever tatt onto someone who's wishy-washy about it in the first place.

by on Mar. 14, 2014 at 6:21 AM

I totally agree with your friend. If the daughter didn't even know what she wanted, she shouldn't be getting a tattoo yet. I get the whole "it's their body, their choice" thing, but it's also your friend's rep on the line. If that girl didn't like how the tattoo looked on her she could go around telling people your friend was a bad tattoo artist or something. I think the mom was just miffed that her daughter didn't get what she wanted.

by BL on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:25 AM

That mother is a moron. The tattoo artist did the right thing.

by Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:51 AM
Sounds like a very nice professional tatoo artist and a psycho mom that needs to be on meds or something
by on Mar. 14, 2014 at 11:21 AM
That's how it should be. If it was my kid this happened to and they were upset I'd straight out tell them he was just doing his job and I'd even tell them figure out exactly what you want and we'll go back to get it done.
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