TAT Tip your artist!

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  1. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    This is sort of a PA/question.

    How many of you guys tip your artist?

    And if you don't, you should!
     
  2. hideon9

    hideon9 The plane will take off.

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    Should the tip be a certain percentage of the cost? Or just whatever you feel like giving?
     
  3. rioter

    rioter New Member

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    alot of artists wont accept a tip just as a heads up. I know mine doesnt, and actually looks like he got offended when i offered the first time
     
  4. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    The 2 on my arms were done by the same artist.

    First one was $160, i tipped $40.

    Second was $300, i tipped $60.

    I wouldn't say a certain percentage, but just give him something to show you appreciate it.
     
  5. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    I've been in 6 tattoo shops, all accepted tips, and have 2 friends back home that are artists, and they accept tips.


    Where are you from?
     
  6. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I usually tip about $50 for every $150 I spend. And I've never met a piercer or tattoo artist who hasn't accepted it.
     
  7. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    I gave my guy $30 for a $90 tattoo.
     
  8. JumboJym69

    JumboJym69 New Member

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    In the last shop I was in they had a big poster of the owner giving you the finger and it said "Tipping makes it hurt less!!!" haha awesome
     
  9. Laurel

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    I tip at least 20%
     
  10. low20

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    i gave my artist $20 for a $100 tat...
     
  11. btm

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    when i get tattoos ill probably give a shitload for a tip..
     
  12. joy division

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    I probably gave ??? $450+ for $1500 tattoo. Artist also accepted weed and painkillers :)
     
  13. Cherryfire

    Cherryfire "If we believe obsurdities, we shall commit atroci

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    Yeah..i've never heard of this. I mean, good for you..but he's probably making his money in the price of the tattoo then. :)
     
  14. trez157

    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    My artist has me run errands for him as tip/payment, which I dont mind at all, but I'll usually bring some beers or pay for pizza when we're at his place, we're cool as fuck though, so I know my situation is kind of unique
     
  15. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    waitresses make their money deliving food. that's what they do. If they do a good job, are polite and check back often enough, but not too often, etc...they get a tip.

    A tip is to show they went above and beyond.
     
  16. joy division

    joy division New Member

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    You better be going to an artist that goes above and beyond. Otherwise you are just getting a shitty tattoo in most cases.
     
  17. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    a good artist can still be an asshole. =P
     
  18. Cherryfire

    Cherryfire "If we believe obsurdities, we shall commit atroci

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    Are you kidding? Do you know how much a waiter/waitress makes hourly? Its usually $2.15 an hour because their job DEPENDS on tips. Tipping is really not an option unless they outright piss you off, spit in your face or shit on your plate.

    But back to the subject of the tattoo..yeah, it is a "thanks so much for the great work". I cant imagine why someone wouldnt feel like tossing an extra bit of cash towards their artist for the time, talent and care they took in making sure that permanant work of art turned out exactly like you imagined in your head. Its a valuable, respectable and amazing trade and one that in my opinion is tip worthy. That and those that tip fairly generally have an easier time getting scheduled in sooner for more work than the guy that didnt show a little extra monetary appreciation. Perhaps thats shitty...but it does make sense. :dunno:
     
  19. Yukonart

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    I think I tipped my artist around 30% my first time.

    Not so much for the amount of work involved or complexity, but she had extremely good chairside manner and was very patient with my body's reactions to being inked for the first time. Without a doubt I'll tip her largely again when I go back in for my next one.
     
  20. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    I worked at a resturant as a cook for 2 years in Oregon. I don't know about laws in other states, but at the time i was working there (2000-2002) waiters and waitresses still had to get paid minimum wage, but their tips were taxed.
     
  21. joy division

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    :ugh: x 28402402


    I've never even heard of a waitress getting minimum wage...
     
  22. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Your tips are taxed even when you make $2.15 an hour, but I believe they only tax 10% instead of the entire 15%.
     
  23. Furner

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    they make at least minimum wage. if tips + pay does not equal min wage, the employer has to make up the rest.
     
  24. joy division

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    :rofl: how many restaurants have you worked in...


    they all make 2.12 or 2.15 an hour + tips.

    to say that tips make up minimum wage is just fucking stupid, you know what I was saying. Don't be a douche.
     
  25. KungFool7

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    At the resturant i worked at, the waitstaff got minimum wage plus tips.
     

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