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I got a great tat from Bootlegger, and brought my son to get his first. I REALLY loved Larry. But, unfortunately, he will have lost 2 more jobs. We won't go back. :( I don't care how many years you've been doing business, or what great awards you have (and bragging brings the universe back into balance and then another kid has to pay for it), but anyone can and does mess up. We double checked the dates, but they had replaced the stencil and his paper was scratchy. He messed up the date, couldn't fix it and had to change the design. Once it heals maybe it will not stick out to us. But, he didn't use very good decorum when I asked if it wasn't right. I know he was shocked, but he should have at least APOLOGIZED.
My son was shocked to say the least and heroically kept quiet about it but was quite upset. I wasn't upset, but tried to lighten the mood, and he got offended and blamed us. I couldn't leave because my kid is a minor. He has play things there conducive to children. If he can get distracted (his words), then he shouldn't allow children in, or any talking, or what have you.
He has a lot of beautiful work, some on my arm too. But, it will never be the same. If you SCREW UP, you SAY YOUR SORRY, say your deceased grandfather would have liked it better that way, and make an appt for touch up to make the cover up look even better. You might even offer a deep discount for next time. This is typical stuff they teach in Business 101. My son had plans for other tattoos, I was going to go back for another one. And, son's friend was going to go back. Too bad he is losing business. He has my number. He should call and apologize! That goes a lot farther than pride, which is caused this. Right after bragging over an award, he messed up my son's tattoo. The universe is in order and my son has to live with it for the rest of h is life.
in Odessa, MO