Tattoo Shop Stories – Why Shops Say NO

Tattoo Shop Stories – Why Shops Say NO


What’s up friends it’s Juris here and this
is Tattoo Shop Stories. As always stories from personal experience
in a shop or stories from global network. Or sometimes they overlap. And this time I want to talk about why Tattoo
shops and Piercing shops say NO. And there is always reason for that. What do I mean by shops say NO. I read often on instagram stories or facebook
posts or we have it in a shop here. When people come in they want their piercing
or a tattoo and we have to say no and they leave very upset or sometimes angry and they
go with this attitude like – then I will take my money somewhere else and do it elsewhere. Which is OK but there is always a reason why
we say no. So let’s start with piercings. For example for piercings one of the reasons
could be the age and different places different countries the age may vary but it is usually
some sort of age and some shops do it with a parents permission some places don’t. We don’t care about parents permission ’cause
it has to be the person who makes(gets) the piercing is at certain age – in Denmark it’s
15 in England it’s like 16 and it varies from place to place and also it depends on a shops
policy. The one reason would be age and often it is
set by law so it’s like it is just that and nothing can change it ’cause shop don’t want
to break the law. Which is good. Another reason to say no for piercings would
be that that piercing doesn’t make sense or it is potentially dangerous. I will not go into details but there’s a lot
of crazy piercings or there is a lot of piercings that wouldn’t suit specific anatomy and then
we have to say no and even if the person wants it many piercers will refuse to do it and
it they know that it’s dangerous and they explain you but they do it ’cause you want
it then have to question yourself – how good is that piercing shop or particular piercer. But when they say no… you have to take it
as a good thing. Now let’s talk about nonos for tattoos. And it’s also always a good thing. So first of all again it’s the age. It’s usually 18 in many places and sometimes
it’s 16 with parents permission and it depends on shops – do they do that, do they care about
that parent permission, what’s they policy and all that. First of again it would be like a legal reason
and in some countries it’s some legal requirements for specific placements which is not allowed
for tattoos and things like that. Next point when and why sometimes shops say
no to some tattoos would be ethical reasons and that would be for example when person
is not heavily tattooed they wouldn’t do like face hands and very visible places. Some places it’s set by law but it’s often
like ethics of shop and tattooists they don’t want to mess up your life and that goes to
the topics like – there is a reason why those tattoos are called “Job Stoppers” and it’s
just… it’s also kind of wrong just to do it ’cause somebody had a spontaneous idea
and wanted to be cool for some reason and get like a face tattoo or heavy hand, neck
tattoos without being “covered” and that would be ethics of shops. And the next thing would be artist itself
maybe they are not capable or skillful enough to do your requested tattoo and they will
just say no ’cause they don’t want to do bad work instead of just trying and saying like
– yeah I can do and then execute bad work or they are just not comfortable doing stuff
because not all tattooists have tattooed faces or complicated areas or sometimes it goes
for some intimate areas and people are just not comfortable doing it or they are not experienced
enough with some specific placements, styles or details. Or when it come to design maybe that design
doesn’t make sense when customer wants something crazy detailed and cram into some small space
and it’s just impossible to do it or impossible to do it good and then artist or the shop
would say that it is impossible and that would be a NO. So think about it. Don’t get offended when shops say no because
it’s always a good thing and it’s mostly for your own good so it’s in piercing it’s legal
or illegal and every piercer wants to avaid unnecessary scarring, potential infections
and just any way to harm your body apart from doing a piercing and let it heal good. And same applies for tattooists – they don’t
want to break law, they want to execute good tattoo – beautiful design so it lasts and
doesn’t mess up your life. In tattooing, piercing and all this body art
industry when practitioners say no it’s usually a good thing and it’s for your own good so
appreciate when people know what they can do and know what they can not do and know
what they are not allowed to do and appreciate that and take as a good thing. Thank you. Bye!

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