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Old 10-19-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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...and ask for a specific artist, is that offensive to the other artists? I only have one tat so I don't know the etiquette.

I'm going to Saints and Sinners in Cornelius.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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My guess is that industry is more likely to have personal clients/referrals than most.
Also, why not call ahead and make a reservation with said individual?
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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If I walk into a tattoo shop...
and then just turn around and leave... will the cool kids think less of me?
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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No, it's not offensive... and if the shop made a big deal out of it, I'd be wary of the whole shop.

It's very common to either have a referral from someone else that had good work done from the artist or to have seen their work online and liked it. Most artists are known for a certain style or type of art, so it's totally expected you'd want someone who was a good match.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:37 AM
 
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and the punchline is?
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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and then just turn around and leave... will the cool kids think less of me?
Your wit is piercing.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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I've been going to the same shop & seeing the same artist for almost 16 years. Nobody gets riled up because you want to see a specific artist.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Call and make an appt with the artist you want. Avoids the "walking in" issue and honestly... any decent artist will likely be booked often. I'm sure they'd appreciate calling ahead.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Call and make an appt with the artist you want. Avoids the "walking in" issue and honestly... any decent artist will likely be booked often. I'm sure they'd appreciate calling ahead.
Exactly. And unless you know what you want right then and there, that first visit will be a consult to figure out what you want, how long it will take, and to give them time to do some sketches (if doing something original). Then you'll pay a deposit and make an appointment for a later date. Tattoos can take 15 minutes or less or hours to do - if the artist does not know exactly what you want, they cannot book the time until you do.

And yes it is fine - we have followed a specific artist from one shop to another.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Your wit is piercing.

Yeah...his wit is about as piercing as a spoon.
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