Tattoo Artist's Dilemma: Scarred Skin and a Lost Deposit Stir Up a Storm! 🌩️

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Imagine this: You're a well-known tattoo artist, and a client walks in with a large keloid scar, hoping to cover it with a beautiful piece of art. You know you can't tattoo over the scar, and you've made this clear in your terms and conditions. But the client didn't read them, and now she's demanding a refund of her deposit. What would you do? 😲 Let's dive into this real-life drama that unfolded in a London tattoo parlour.

The Tattoo Artist's Tale 🖌️

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The Unexpected Client 🙎‍♀️

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The Rules of the Game 📜

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The Unforeseen Problem 😱

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The Unfortunate Truth 🙅‍♂️

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The Heated Exchange 🔥

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The Fallout 💣

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Ink, Scars and Lost Revenue: A Tattoo Artist's Quandary 😓

Our tattoo artist was stuck between a rock and a hard place. He had a client who hadn't read the terms and conditions, and was demanding a refund on her deposit because he couldn't tattoo over her keloid scar. This left him in a tricky situation - he felt bad for the girl but also stood to lose a significant amount of revenue. The situation escalated, with the client storming out and leaving a negative review. Let's see what the internet has to say about this sticky situation...

NTA. Tattoo artist should have clarified scar policy during consultation.

Jackniferuby | Jackniferuby

"INFO: Did she read the document?" A tattooist's legal dilemma! 📞

waterbuffalo750 | waterbuffalo750

NTA. Clear terms agreed upon, but communication could be improved. 👍

Fauzyb125 | Fauzyb125

🔍 INFO: Did she pay deposit before reading terms?

zaxscdvfbgbgnhmjj | zaxscdvfbgbgnhmjj

ESH. Irresponsible client and bizarre booking process lead to conflict. 😳

mimidaler | mimidaler

Tattoo artist's T&C sparks debate: YTA or NTA? 😱

cman_yall | cman_yall

Artist's dilemma: AITA for keeping deposit? ESH, but valid policies.

throwawayskeez | throwawayskeez

NTA - Business rules followed, customer's mistake, lost deposit. 💸

needsmore_coffee | needsmore_coffee

NTA. Set rules ignored, deposit withheld, bad review risked. 🚫⚠️

Emmyfishnappa | Emmyfishnappa

Balancing goodwill and business rules: refund or risk bad reviews? 🤔

BeowulfShaeffer | BeowulfShaeffer

NTA, but refund the deposit and improve your customer service! 👍

Willdiealonewithcats | Willdiealonewithcats

NTA. Clear terms, lost money, and unfair review. Unreasonable customer! 😠

duhjakeryan | duhjakeryan

Customer didn't send picture, scarred skin caused scheduling conflict. 🙄

daydaywang | daydaywang

Deposits: Protecting Artists and Stirring Up Controversy! 🌩️

CCH23 | CCH23

Engaging question about timing of T&Cs and deposit payment! 🤔

mkerr85 | mkerr85

ESH: Tattoo artist's out-of-the-norm rule sparks heated debate! 🔥

sourdoughroxy | sourdoughroxy

NTA. Sticking to your price and deposit arrangement 💪

Foot_Ninja_ | Foot_Ninja_

NTA. Tattoo artist's dilemma: scarred skin and lost deposit 🤷🏻‍♂️

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NTA. Opportunity cost is real! Recoup lost time value. 💯

foilwrappedbox | foilwrappedbox

NTA dems the rules 👏

coachbanksy | coachbanksy

NTA, customer should have read and followed the conditions! 🙅

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ESH. Lack of communication and empathy led to a bad experience. 😔

TeddyBearMia | TeddyBearMia

Small business owner shares wisdom on improving communication with clients.

maddeson9795 | maddeson9795

Clear photos should be added to tattoo procedure for transparency! 📸

whatsyourfavsong | whatsyourfavsong

Deposit rules ignored, artist loses day's work due to idiocy. 👎

aPenguinGirl | aPenguinGirl

NTA with a scar, worried about pain, but respects artists' deposits.

Daxter2212 | Daxter2212

NTA. Contracts are crucial! Protect yourself and your business. 👍

DoctorJudgeJimothyMD | DoctorJudgeJimothyMD

Customer's ignorance costs tattoo artist money. NTA wins!

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Customer disregards terms, blames tattoo artist for scar issue. 😔

Nikeitem | Nikeitem

Clear instructions, no refund necessary. NTA! 👍

ChefSuperFune | ChefSuperFune

NTA. Unjust review? Fight back or take it down! 👊

MauraPawNZ | MauraPawNZ

"NTA - Stand up for yourself as an artist and honor your policy! 🌩️"

0hBaby | 0hBaby

"No deposit without seeing the area first! 👍"

Leg__Day | Leg__Day

NTA. Clear explanation of lost revenue due to client negligence. 🙌

Floyd-fan | Floyd-fan

NTA. Misunderstanding or negligence, it's her fault. 🤷‍♂️

hungrydruid | hungrydruid

Tattoo artist loses deposit due to inattentive customer. NTA! 👏

lds220 | lds220

Communication breakdown leads to stormy confrontation. ESH 🌩️

handsume | handsume

Decide between John Lewis or Ryanair, clear terms or benefit of doubt? 💪

freakinuk | freakinuk

NTA: Tattoo artist faces backlash over scarred skin and deposit

rlb199779 | rlb199779

Refund policy questioned: disclosing scars before tattoo appointment 🤔

eqfizzgig | eqfizzgig

NTA. Scarred skin, lost deposit, and a stormy tattoo dilemma! 😬

YouCutOffOneHead | YouCutOffOneHead

NTA, tattoo artist explains why scarring can't be tattooed over 🙏

deathbaimuffin | deathbaimuffin

Did you discuss terms before or after she paid? 🤔

Chronicallyoddsgirl | Chronicallyoddsgirl

NTA. Clear terms and conditions ignored. Address negative reviews professionally. 👍

spookyhellkitten | spookyhellkitten

Miscommunication over keloid scar leads to policy update suggestion. 👨‍💉

sigje | sigje

Engaging comment: NTA - Clear terms and conditions for tattoo bookings! 👍

JoeJoegamR | JoeJoegamR

NTA, but a missed opportunity for a kind gesture. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Clear rules, no fault. NTA, she didn't read them 🙄

DeadAret | DeadAret

NTA: Understanding the challenges of covering scars, but communication is key! 🙌

sinloxie | sinloxie

NTA. Victim-blaming and scarred skin create a stormy dilemma! 🌩️

MissPlumador | MissPlumador

NTA: Artist sent terms, client agreed. Client's response childish. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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NTA: Tattoo artist warns friends about entitled client. 👏

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NTA. Stick to your policies! Don't let entitled people manipulate you. 👏

X0utlanderX | X0utlanderX

NTA. Tattoo artist faces dilemma: scarred skin and lost deposit. 😬

beadIejuice | beadIejuice

NTA: Miscommunication leads to storm over scarred skin and lost deposit

Whenitrainsitpours86 | Whenitrainsitpours86

NTA: Stand up for yourself and your worth as an artist! 💪

ra_chacha | ra_chacha

Not the a**hole. Let's hear the juicy details! 🥳

CarteDeVisite | CarteDeVisite

NTA: Rules are rules, no exceptions. She ignored your warnings. 👏

421AlphaQueen | 421AlphaQueen

NTA: Researching tattoo artists is important, she's not worth it! 😤

jayellkay84 | jayellkay84

Artist's justified frustration: Lost money, blocked day, and uncommunicative client. 😠

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NTA. Clear instructions and non-refundable deposit. Show up or send photo for approval beforehand. 👍

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NTA: Clear upfront, lost time/money. Reply publicly to bad review? 🤔

okolebot | okolebot

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