There comes a time when people consider a change of their doctor, dentist, or other healthcare practitioner. Tattoo studios are no different in this particular sense. Over time (or even right away) you may decide that the “relationship” isn’t working. In some cases the need to switch is due to an issue that is endemic to a given studio. In other cases the tattooist simply isn’t suited to your specific goals or even personality. Whatever the case may be, you’re on the fence about whether or not it’s time for you to move on. Below is a breakdown of criteria to look out for which may help in your deliberation. Let’s review.
5 Signs That It’s Time to Change Your Current Tattoo Studio to One That’s Better Suited to Your Needs
They Don’t Listen to YOU
Unfortunately, this is one of the most common complaints that we hear from new clients who have decided to switch tattoo artists and come to our studio instead. It’s baffling to be honest. A supposedly professional tattooist/studio that dismisses your reasonable design desires and rolls their eyes when you request a tweak to the original rendition (whether by freehand on paper or a software program) before committing it to transfer paper needs to be tossed to the wayside. If this has been your experience, it’s time for you to walk away.
You’re Bouncing Around Between Studios
Your collective body art and modifications may require you to see a variety of specialists. One studio may have tattooists who excel in neo-traditional design but drop the ball on new-school or black & grey. Or, they may not be able to accommodate piercing desires. Bouncing around between studios and their respective specialists is exhausting. Instead, switch to a tattoo studio clinic that offers all of the services that YOU need, in-house.
It’s Simply Too Hard to Get To
This is the most practical sign that switching tattoo artists is a good idea. If you’re spending more time traveling to get to the studio than getting inked, then you should look for one that’s easier to get to. In the Greater Vancouver or Toronto area, that may mean you should choose a studio that is conveniently located near the city center and all of its logistical benefits (public transit, etc.).
It’s Too Disruptive
This carries over from the item above. While the studio may not be too hard to get to, regular visits may get in the way of the day to day errands and “things to do” that you need (and want) to do. For this reason, we suggest choosing a studio that is located near a shopping, dining, and entertainment district so that you can check those to-dos off of your list before/after your appointment/s.
You’re Not Stoked with the End Results
Last but not least is the most important consideration. If after the last two tattoos you find that you’re not happy with the work, something is amiss. If so, it’s time to switch.
Are you ready to make a change? If located in the Greater Vancouver or Toronto area, schedule a consultation at a studio near you and experience the Adrenaline difference, today.