Cardinal Tattoo recently had an issue with a woman who could not get tattooed because she brought her infant child with her, and no one else. You got it, she thought we were going to babysit her child for her while she got tattooed. People, that's just plain dumb. First of all, the name's Cardinal Tattoo, not Cardinal Tattoo and Daycare. Secondly, who would do that? It takes a very special person to leave your child alone with strangers (which is exactly what this woman did when she went outside screaming after we told her she couldn't get tattooed while leaving a screaming baby in our lobby. The child was still in it's stroller when she walked out, you can't make this stuff up.)
You might think, well, maybe this was a young mother, new to the task. Nope. She called her 15-year-old to come watch the baby while she got tattooed. Problem is, she completely lost her cool prior to that and had to be asked to leave after using some pretty choice language towards our still-not-your-effing-babysitters tattoo artists.
Which brings us to the point of this post. Tattoo shops are visited by some pretty interesting people, it takes all kinds, after all. Most of the people we come into contact with are cool, some are awesome, and some, well, some of the people that come into the shop are full-blown Wackoloons. Nut jobs. Crazy. Some of them are unrelenting assholes. Pardon our French. We were thinking about doing a post on our 'Customer of the Week', a closer look at some of our interactions with people than what we normally post here (you know, such-and-such came in, got a tattoo, and left). We;re thinking about dedicating an entire segment of our website to this in fact, consider it a public service.
So, if you're reading this and find yourself on cardinaltattoo.com frequently, let us know what you think the next time you're in the shop, or just give us a call to let us know if you'd read that sort of thing. If so, we'll take the time to fill you in on a lesser-known or at least talked about side of the tattoo business: Complete jerks. Let us know!