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8/29/11 8:58 P

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i am currently looking for a new artist for the same reason..rude people in the shop. i think that everyone working there is a representation of the shop itself and you have to be comfortable with the whole experience! i work in the customer service industry and think that in todays world you have to go the extra step to make customer feel special..and anyone working for me must do the same!

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8/25/11 9:36 A

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Thanks Reeku! There is more to the update...

Last night the tattoo artist who I was scheduled with called me back. He left me a voicemail saying that he was really looking forward to drawing my arm piece and that he hopes he will have the opportunity to work through this with me.

I felt sad. I felt sad because I really liked his work and I really liked HIM. His personality was great and comfortable. Being that I will be getting my elbow tattooed, I know that I want someone I am COMFORTABLE with. HA!

Anyway, my DH thinks I shouldn't call the artist back because I know that I am not going to get my work done with him. It would just be a sad conversation. I think I agree with him.

I don't care what happens to the piercer, really. I am just glad I gave them the feedback so that maybe she'll be aware that she needs to treat EVERY customer with respect.

Thanks for all your support, ladies!

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8/25/11 9:00 A

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I am really glad to hear that it worked out when you called them. Regardless if anything happens to the other piercer, they needed to know why you canceled the appointment so it doesn't happen again!

Can't wait to see your piece!! Its going to be amazing!!!!

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8/24/11 6:04 P

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Well, I called them. I talked with another piercer, and he was in shock by the feedback I provided. I let him know that I would not be in for the consultation tomorrow and that the reason for my cancellation was that I was treated poorly by the other piercer. He had me describe how she looked and then he named her. He was just quiet and said, "Oh... wow... okay."

Anyway, he didn't apologize. I'm not worried about it, but I hope someone will say something to her. If I owned the shop, I would call me back.

Thanks for your support, ladies! I can't wait to get this work done to my arm!! I will show pictures asap - my first appointment is September 4th!

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8/23/11 8:19 A

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Can't wait to see how it turns out. Good luck with the phone call. I am a non confrontational person as well so I know how hard it can be to do something like that. Just remind yourself that they lost your business and perhaps they might like to know why, so things could be addressed and changed in the future.

Good luck!!!

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8/22/11 10:59 P

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Good for you, girl...


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8/22/11 7:54 P

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Thanks for all your responses. I met with a different artist (whose work I liked online) today. I felt very comfortable with him and set up my appointment! I am scheduled for 3-4 hours of work on September 4th!

I have not contacted the other shop yet. I will tomorrow. I'm not gonna' lie... I'm nervous about going in there (I DON'T WANT TO SEE THAT WOMAN!) and am nervous about calling. I want to let them know that she is the reason they are losing more than $1,000 next week, but I don't want to talk to her.

Anyway, I will call...

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8/22/11 10:54 A

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Definitely talk to the shop owner or manager. There is no excuse for rudeness in any business. Especially when a lot of money is involved.

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8/22/11 9:17 A

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I am at a mix here on my thoughts. The shop that I plan to have do all my future work has usually a one month waiting period for all new work. The shop owner is available via email and we have discussed lightly the piece I would like done and then set up a consult which took me about a week to get into.

Sometimes people have off days.. but I do like bojo's idea of approaching the shop manager about the experience and seeing how he/she treats you in response.

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8/22/11 9:08 A

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Not only would I cancel, I would walk in and tell them why. Either that or find the name of the shop owner and approach them directly with ur reasons for cancelling and ur dissatisfaction. There is no good reason for shabby customer service.

I agree that u have to be comfortable with thw entire experience. Go with ur gut on this...if ur gut says cancel, then u are obviously not going to go in with the right vibes. Not ur fault, but it is a factor.

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8/22/11 9:00 A

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Absolutely I would cancel - you should be comfortable with the ENTIRE experience and not just the artist. The woman at the desk is just as much a part of your tattoo experience as your artist is. I wouldn't want to deal with someone who was rude and acting like she didn't care. I'd say call around town to other shops you might be interested in and go for a consultation there - just my opinion. I'd definitely take my business somewhere else! Best of luck to you! Can't wait to see your sleeve once its done!

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8/22/11 8:50 A

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I am in the process of trying to find the right artist to do a 3/4 sleeve for me. The guy who has done my other work moved out of state, so I'm hittin' the pavement in search of a new tattoo artist. Not an easy task for such major (and VISIBLE) work I'm looking to get done.

I went into a shop by my house two days ago and got treated TERRIBLY! I brought pictures, etc. and was looking to do a consultation with an artist about what I'm wanting to get done. The gal who does the scheduling (I think she's their piercing person) gave me rude looks and did not seem eager to talk with me about the tattoo I'm getting (that IS her job, you know). When I began to describe the work I want to get done (so she could recommend an artist who specializes in doing this kind of work), she cut me off. She was soo rude.

THEN, I told her I have this week off of work and would really like to get started on the drawing this week. Ten minutes later she came back and said, "Thursday at noon is the soonest we can consult with you." REALLY!?!? FIVE days later??!?! Most shops are just ITCHING to get a client in for a consultation who is going to spend $1000+ dollars in their shop!! This is a 3/4 sleeve, after all. Most shops do same-day consultations.

Anyway, I scheduled the consultation, because I really liked the artist she set me up with. But this has been bugging me for two days now. I think I'm gonna' cancel and take my business elsewhere. Would you cancel??

Grrr. I'm still pissed.
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