Posted by Anne Beltestad on July 23, 2002 at 12:52:52:
In reply to: Re: Confronting the PPD shop...(sarcasm warning) posted by khoa on July 23, 2002 at 04:08:22:That is great advice, khoa, thanks.
I remember spring 2001 when I was going to get my tattoo fixed (NEVER
get a tattoo from a street kid, even if you are broke and 19!) and it
took me a good long while to find someone who would do it, and also
who didn't look at me as a fake tattoo artist. Finally I found a
great shop with lovely people who respected me as an artist.
I don't have any problem with tattoos or alternative culture per se
(goddess knows I am a damn alternative freak myself) but just the
attitude of the "more-pierced-than-thou." I am worried because I can
"pass" as normal they might not take me seriously....but mentioning
lawsuits and dirty needles is an excellent idea! I'll do just that!
: Say to the owner "you wouldn't use dirty needles (let's hope it's the
: answer we want to hear) on your customers would you? So why would you
: want to use Toxic chemicals?"
: And he'll probably reply,
: "we havent had any complaints"
: and you could say, "Well it is a delayed effect, and although it
: doesn't happen to everyone it'll happen to someone. Just like if you
: used a dirty needle on someone doesn't neccessary mean they'll get
: HIV or hep. But the risk is still there and you'd be better off using
: an alternative, like red henna, or temptu"
: do whatever feels comfy, even though the store might not be. But
: tattoo artists still have hearts, and although they like alternative
: culture like into tattoos, piercings and branding they are not into
: lawyers and lawsuits, like the others mentioned.
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