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Should you tip your tattoo artist?

A friend recently mentioned that they weren't sure whether it was a thing to tip their artist after their first tattoo just like they do their hairdresser.

SamGoodship
3 weeks ago
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eyeballkerry

My answer is why we are tipping at all. People get paid for the job they do so why do some professions expect a tip. If I had the choice I would tip a health worker.

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PaxAmerica

eyeballkerry I agree. We are not in the USA

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jms19

eyeballkerry ive always felt like this as well unless the member of staff goes above and beyond. I know in america the minimum wage is a lot of states is not liveable so that’s why tipping is expected (which is a load of rubbish cause shouldn’t the businesses be paying more then?)

America just seems to be a bad place to be near the bottom of the ladder, I remember reading there was almost no states in the USA where minimum wage will cover your rent.

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suevernon1968

Ive never tipped a tattoo artist as they are expensive enough already. I’m incredibly lucky to have family who are hairdressers- they will never let me give them money but as i am aware they could be doing someone’s hair who does pay i will always buy them something i know that they like but dont buy for themselves often as they see it as a treat x

As i spend such a lot of time at the doctors or hospitals etc etc I always take something in. I try to get something other than chocolate as they get given a lot of that. The cancer nurses two favourite gifts so far have been a really big basket of fruit and as a friend of mine owns an ice cream van I sent him there (its a small cancer unit) and paid for their treats. He let me have everything at cost and it was free advertising for him too.

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HappyComperZoe

Maybe not tip them but maybe leave them an amazing review or put on your social media.

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SamGoodship
LD Team

HappyComperZoe Have you done this after having a tattoo?

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HappyComperZoe

SamGoodship my partner has yep 🙂

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martinlufc5637

I'm covered in tattoos, I don't normally tip them because they are expensive anyway, but did for this one I had a few months back, he only charged me £80, so I gave him £100 Image

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SamGoodship
LD Team

martinlufc5637 Thats great work! I'd never thought about tipping after any of mine until this friend mentioned it.

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martinlufc5637

SamGoodship most tattooists ask for deposits by bank transfer, I just normally pay the full amount, so when it's done there is no need to pay anything extra, I only paid this because it was a great offer

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Pfs

I do tip a lot but not for tattoo unless price is cheaper enough. 🤔

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SamGoodship
LD Team

Pfs I'd be wary of cheap tattoos....

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