*** Important disclaimer***
I know this might not be new for some people, however, some people may not be aware of the changes coming.
I have to change the way I run what I do.
If I receive any art rejection now (or in the future), we will have to discontinue the project, or consider project termination.
What do I mean by rejection?: If I show you the designs I have created, and you dislike anything about the design... Or if you request a complete redraw or need too many changes done to the piece.
(Let me be clear...this doesn’t mean that I don’t ever want to see you again... nor that I have hurt feelings....
This just means that we aren’t there yet, and your idea isn't ready yet.
BUUUUT we don’t get paid for drawing time, and I can’t draw you 20 different drawings and see what sticks… It doesn't work for me any more.)
I feel like communicating the change is important for myself and how I wish to care for my clients.
(lets be honest, 20 options and how I’ve been doing things is a bit overkill and really unnecessary.)
So what I need from you as a client, is to be REALLY honest with yourself, and truthful with me about the design, even if it is blunt or harsh. That's fine... (just don't want to have you hate your tattoo, before I get your honesty)
I also need Clear and decisive communication. This means, if you are sitting on the fence about things, you shouldn’t move forward with your tattoo. (should be a no brainer... still need to say it.)
If you need time to think that is fine, but I am gonna take care of other people while you decided what you want.
“But I have been waiting so long to get in with you?!”
Yeah… but do you want to get a bunk tattoo that’s only half cool because you weren’t sure about what you wanted? That’s a bad idea in my books…
This is important to me.
So no last minute changies and fence sitting.
Again, minor changes aren’t a huge deal, but if it is a big change, it will change the whole design
(IE: changing your mind about whether or not you want watercolor on you at the last minute after we are started the tattoo, and I have to do a style change in order to complete the piece… yes it’s happened, some people are lucky I’m not a one trick pony…) none of that.
If you have any questions or concerns, you know I'm an open book.
I don’t want you to think that I am mean but I need to be blunt and honest.
I will allow clients to purchase their designs as commissions if they need time to thing, and would like to keep their designs, but I can't in good conscience continue to work my balls off in the way that I have without reasonable compensation.
(grandpa always said, "if you are good at something, never do it for free." and he isn't wrong.)
I know I am going to have at least a few regulars that don't like this new practice because I've spoiled them. I can take re
sponsibility for my part in that. Doesn't mean this change isn't coming. ♡