Hello everyone, hope you’re having a good weekend! Today we’ve got some important, yet hopefully for you, minor changes to the studio for you all. Don’t worry, I’m sure we can squeeze some of this week’s work into this post, too!
Okay, firstly, Ian will now be taking an extra day off a week. Here’s something from him about that:
The reason? Well, i got a beautiful little girl; and my wife and I pretty much look after her between us, as we don’t really have a lot of family around us to help us out. At the moment, we are both working real hard as tattooers; and also look after a demanding little girl; and we don’t really get any ‘us’ time. I feel like i miss out on my little girl too, as i usually only arrive home from work as she’s going to bed. My family are the most important thing to me; and while i love tattooing and doing what i do; its their faces i look forward to seeing at the end of every day. I’m sure you all understand. I’ll be taking an extra day a week off; so i don’t miss out on the best of the two people i love the most in the world.
What does this mean to you? Well, it means that if you’re interested in booking in with Ian, demand will be higher than it was before. If you’re serious about him tattooing you, however, I’m sure the wait won’t be too much of a problem for you. If you have a tight schedule yourself, the best thing would be to book well in advance so you get the best time for both you and Ian.
Let’s squeeze a tattoo in here that Ian did this week. This is why it’s worth the wait:
Here are some other changes, in a list form so you don’t doze off (we know you’re lazy, really):
- Sundays will now be reserved for advance bookings only from now on. You’re able to book yourself a Sunday appointment any other day, in the same way as usual.
- We will now require a minimum deposit of 50% of the cost of your tattoo. This deposit is part of the price, so you’re not paying anything extra. This just ensures that if you don’t show up, we don’t end up missing out on any money we’ve actually already worked for (through drawing up your tattoo, for example).
- We will require at least 48 hours notice if you want to change your appointment time. I’ll let Ian explain this since he worded it perfectly:
The artists here are all professionals. Their income is directly affected by what work they do. Simple fact – you cancel/change your appointment at the last minute? They lose out on that part of their income. 48 hours notice gives them enough time to get other clients in that space. Yes, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur; but understandably; my artists’ income should not be affected by the bad luck of others.
- If you cancel your appointment at any time, your entire deposit will be forfeit. No exceptions, no daft excuses. You’ve booked in time that someone else could have had (and probably wanted), don’t take advantage of that.
If you already have a tattoo booked, the new rules on deposits and Sunday appointments will not effect you at all. Also, if you’re already booked in with Ian, your appointment still stands.
Right, there’s the business meeting over, here’s some great work from the week. Last time we said we’d put some stuff up about our apprentices and didn’t really deliver, so to make up for it, here’s lots. Both Lauren and Siobhan will now be tattooing for £30 an hour, for a limited time only. Don’t be put off by the cheap price though, they’re already good at what they do. Here’s some flash they’ve been drawing:
And here are some examples of their tattooing:
Our apprentices are awesome because they do it right. Very proud of them both. If you’d like to book in with them, you can do so in the usual way at the studio!
Okay, this has been a pretty long post, so we’ll leave it there for this week. If you check back on Monday, we’ll have some more work from the week from the other guys and some extras for you. Have a good weekend, and remember: Inkslingers rulez, OK?