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#1 Jacqueline

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    Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:39 PM

    I'm getting an old tattoo freshened up tonight, would you tip the tattoo guy?

    I don't recall ever doing so but I'm wondering about it now...

    OH- I kinda know the guy doing it and he's only charging me $80. The tattoo is about 7" longish, not too wide but pretty detailed so I dunno.

    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:43 PM

      I don't think I have in the past, I was like 18 and 20 when I got my tattoos, but I probably would tip now...

      #3 Jenn3878

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        Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:09 PM

        I have tipped my tattoo guy/girl absolutely :) Especially if it was an intricate piece :)

        #4 happygilmore

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          Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

          I have tipped for all my tattoo's however I do it because I always feel like they expect it! However, none of my tattoo's are huge and have all taken 1 hour or less and have all costed about $100...so $100/hour...I don't get paid $100/hour at my job and I don't get tipped either! Can you tell it is a touchy point with me...I know they don't get the full $100 if they have to rent a station etc...but still they get paid well!

          #5 *Heather*

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            Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:25 PM

            I've never tipped...but dang, now I think I should have! I feel bad. But I guess I figure they charge enough...I dunno?

            #6 Jacqueline

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              Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:29 PM

              yeah me either, i never tipped. i normally always tip good and everyone but for whatever reason, i never did. well now i know i guess. notthat ill be getting a ton more buttttt ill prob get one more after the wedding. or two. lol

              #7 Kat81

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                Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:34 PM

                I never have tipped. Because I always felt like they got the majority of the money I was giving them. Then again I always tip my hair lady and she owns the place so I know she always gets all the money I give her..... I guess tip at your own discretion.

                #8 stacey

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                  Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:34 PM

                  Ive never tipped. My guy also is a co-owner in the business, so I never really thought about. frankly I get sick of tipping everyone. I wish they would just charge what they want to charge and be done with it.
                  Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008

                  #9 Chiquita

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                    Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:34 PM

                    I would tip.. especially if he's giving you a deal on the price. I've always tipped for my tattoos :)

                    #10 ashey063009

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                      Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:36 PM

                      As with any service, you should definitely tip. Especially if he's cut you a good deal. Touch-ups are super important, and I'd definitely recommend tipping, especially if you ever plan on going there again, or recommending anyone. Doesn't have to be much, although I normally go about 20%.
                      Did you go to him initially, or is he just doing your touch-up?




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