Custom Tattoo Design are a company based in Canada. The team there have a bold viewpoint.
“The tattoo industry is broken and frankly is notorious for horrible customer service,” Custom Tattoo Design told Inkluded. “The reality is that getting a tattoo is a lifelong decision and it can become an overwhelming process when you have never dealt with anyone in the industry. Having your own ‘Custom Tattoo Design’ takes the fear and anxiety out of going into a tattoo shop for the first time. For the 70% of customers who have tattoos and come to us, they simply want to see and hold their final design before they get inked. They’ve been through the process and understand how 9 out of 10 times going to a shop for a design leaves you with what the artist recommends instead of what you want.”
The company have been creating custom designs for tattoo clients for 5 years. So why do some people opt for this controversial method?
“It gives first time customers the ability to make all the changes they want,” says Custom Tattoo Design. “This empowers the customer and helps grow the industry by connecting the artist and the client with a clear vision. Regardless of if the tattoo artists make minor alterations before the tattoo is applied, the process is much smoother and everyone is clear on the objective.”
“In most cases the tattoo artist will draw a simple sketch and talk the customer into making changes that suit their own style or preference. If you booked your tattoo on a Tuesday and you see the sketch 5 minutes before your appointment, how can you possibly make changes? In most cases first time customers trust the artist and end up getting something much different than they planned in their head. Unless the design is a very basic one, customers often end up leaving with something completely different than anticipated.”
The guys at Custom claim: “The simple and blunt fact of the matter is that most tattoo artists don’t want to draw your tattoos. They want to get paid to tattoo. And they get paid a lot of money to do just that. Can you blame them? Don’t get me wrong, many tattoo artists love the artistic part of the business but they are few and far between. Customers change their mind all the time, especially regarding large pieces like full sleeves. So while the artist takes the time to draw something great, the customer walks away. The tattoo artists get paid nothing? This isn’t fair to them or their time; so Custom Tattoo Design was born to fill this void.”
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Find out more about Custom Tattoo Design on their website.
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