TAT Tip your tattoo artists!

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  1. beckington

    beckington New Member

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    Tattoo artists are like hairdressers and waitresses...tip them!

    Especially when they go above and beyond the call of duty and truly make your piece better than what you are paying for it.

    :bigthumb:


    Did a $700 piece on some kid yesterday. Was supposed to take around 7 hours, ended up taking me almost 12. When i was done with it, i had used almost twice as much ink as I had originally planned.

    He says "wow, you really did more than you said you were going to, it looks way better than i could have ever imagined."

    "How much?"

    "Technically...upwards of $1000, but hey...i quoted you $700 last week...so $700 it is"

    "Sweet, and heres a tip..."

    *gives me $715.*

    :ugh:

    I would expect a good tip to be for every $100...throw them an extra $20. If he really goes above and beyond... i would expect a good tip to be...$50 every hour...to accomidate for ink costs and lost time.

    :bigthumb:
     
  2. joy division

    joy division New Member

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    what a fantastic story.
     
  3. onslaught61

    onslaught61 OT Supporter

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    i am the tipmaster. what tat did you do for him?
     
  4. Carrera

    Carrera OT Supporter

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    I agree, I had some $80 work done on my arm for the first time. I gave the dude a $20 tip. I didnt know if that was good enough or not.
     
  5. monkeymunzey

    monkeymunzey Guest

    soooooo...do you have any pictures of this tattoo? looking to get some work done by you but you stopped answering after I asked for pictures. hook a brotha up!
     
  6. Buttons

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    Anything that big shouldn't be quoted anyways. It should have been set on an hourly rate.
     
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    panda[cRx] New Member

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    lol @ $15 tip

    i'm goin to get my colour done on my back piece next weekend, i'm taking a slab of my artists fav beer with me for him to enjoy afterwards :hsd:
     
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    Damn. I just tip 20 for every hundred :o
     
  9. FBIkilledmygoat

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    my tattoo artist always get's about a $100 tip..mainly because he charges me $100 no matter what I get done and how long I'll be there.
     
  10. sparq

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    beckington, you tattoo people? Hook a brotha up!

    ps... im a good tipper too :mamoru:
     
  11. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I think that's reasonable.
     
  12. bummerkit

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    $65 per hour isnt enough?
     
  13. sparq

    sparq New Member

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    Look on the bright side, if you really did go over the top... then youll make up for his bad tip by other people coming to you for tattoos based on checking out his back piece; so there is still hope.
     
  14. quadracer420

    quadracer420 New Member

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    i usually allways tip. at least 20$ but if i dont have the cash ill tell him/her and come in when i do and say "heres a tip from last time" but i got quoted 2 hours and so far have paid 250$ before tips and have gotten 5+ hours and he stoped charging me he said no matter how long it takes you are covered, but everytime i get more work done i tip him more, sually the extra money i have but anything is better than nothing.
     
  15. Hebrew Hammer

    Hebrew Hammer Resident Jew goalie OT Supporter

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    why do you expect that people new with tattoes will know that he is supposed to tip that much? Bassically you were asking him to add another 150 on his bill. I know that it is proper and I would do it, but people that dont know wont do it.
     
  16. Memor

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    since i'm not usually overflowing with extra tipping cash, i figured out what my artist liked in the terms of booze, movies, music, etc, and my tips usually come in the form of some money + cool shit like DVDs, alcohol, and whatnot...he's stoked every time i come in
     
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    Aalot of tattoo artists rely on tips, some pay for their station- most all pay dues to the shop... I tip 20-40%, but I only good to artists that deserve it.
     
  18. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    This is true. I have two tattoos and I've never tipped-simply because I never knew I was supposed to until I came here and saw it.
     
  19. SmokeDog420

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    What if I clean the tubes and do shit work for the shop and the tattoos are free?
     
  20. GTLifter

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    The cost of the work and the tip is why I don't have any ink yet. Being broke sucks!
     
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    yea, $125 is a bit out of the budget right now....but I'll keep that in mind....
     
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    GTLifter Banned

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    Yea I know I can do it in bits and pieces. I'm putting myself through school right now so any non essential expenditure is pretty much out of the question but once I graduate I plan to get some stuff done.

    Thanks for the insight.
     
  23. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 er skotin mit mein ambatt

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    Ok Mr. Pink! :)
     

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