We get many people walking in the shop on a daily basis and some people ask “I’m just pricing out a tattoo” (And its ok if you have done this, we’re just here to put it into perspective). Is it unfair that at this moment we know we aren’t going to win your business? (yes and no) And why is that? Lets explain. Now this tattoo (to the right) is one of Matt Laster’s in progress tattoos, but lets just use it for example. This gentleman came into the shop from positive past experiences and decided he wanted us to do a large underwater scene. Why did he choose us? Because he knows at our shop that we are in the business to be the best artists we can be, and if that means we aren’t the fastest, or the cheapest, then were just going to have to be ok with that, and we hope you are too. We like comparing tattoos and TV’s. Why? Because people don’t like spending good money. And we understand that, for the most part. But why is it understandable to purchase a $600 TV when it is going to be in the trash can in 5 years and not ok when we quote you $600 for 6 hrs of custom professional body art? (That by the way you will enjoy for a lifetime) Your thoughts?
We hope this was informative and encourages our followers to make good life choices!
-The Devoted Ink Team