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UserSnoozer Wed 14-Feb-18 15:28:07

Tattoo artist has been at a convention for 2 weeks abroad.

In the middle of week one I sent her an email about booking a session when she arrived back in the UK. No response.

Middle of week 2 I sent a Facebook message saying I'd sent an email, wasn't sure if she got it, copied email over.

At the end of week 2 she posted on her Instagram that she was flying home that weekend and would respond to emails once home.

We're now halfway through week 3 and I've not had one acknowledgement or response. So am I being unreasonable to be bored of waiting, to contact another artist (only text so didn't NEED her specifically to do it) and to tell her to forget about it?

ChasedByBees Wed 14-Feb-18 15:29:38

Do you have a contract or is this just a casual enquiry?

DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Wed 14-Feb-18 15:30:20

You’re not obliged to use this artist just because you have contacted her. You can change artist for any reason.

DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Wed 14-Feb-18 15:31:21

I wouldn’t even bother texting to tell her to forget it. Just make other arrangements And if she does get in touch you can say you don’t need her services.

UnsuspectedItem Wed 14-Feb-18 15:33:54

Sounds like she's just busy

PrinceofWales Wed 14-Feb-18 15:38:50

I think you're being unfair. You know she's been away and yet you seem to think you're entitled to an instant response. Go to someone else if you like but tbh it comes across that the artist will be dodging a bullet as you sound difficult.

UgandanKnuckles Wed 14-Feb-18 15:40:45

If she's already started your tattoo and you want it finished then I think going elsewhere is pretty poor form, and from what I understand a lot of artists will refuse to finish work that someone else has started for this reason.

If she hasn't actually done anything yet, then do what you want.

UserSnoozer Wed 14-Feb-18 15:58:14

Nothings been started, she was recommended by her colleague

Princeofwales I'm not expect an instant reply, it's been 5 days of her back in the UK and she's been at work (her Instagram shows it) so just thought she'd have got to my email and just an acknowledgement saying she's busy and would want me to phone or something like that. I didn't think a bit of customer service was me bu :/

SwarmOfCats Wed 14-Feb-18 16:50:51

So you’re not booked in yet, she hasn’t designed anything for you, and you’re not particularly bothered about having a tattoo specifically from her anyway?

The question doesn’t even really need to be asked. You can do whatever you want.

PrinceofWales Wed 14-Feb-18 16:53:36

Good tattoo artists book up months in advance though, so I imagine she'd be busy working on people who booked in a while ago. Have you tried contacting her at the studio she works at rather than personally? If she's well known in the field I'd guess she has multiple people emailing or messaging her privately and she may not respond to all of them. If you like her work, I would say not give up on her as a good artist is hard to find.

I do agree a response would be good after all this time though.

GrannyGrissle Wed 14-Feb-18 16:59:08

No offence but almost all tattooists turn down writing as it's not a big earner or creatively interesting. They also turn down tribal as it's boring as fuck and tends not to be well looked after. Bit bloody rude of her not to reply to you but there are some humongous egos in the tattoo industry.

UserSnoozer Wed 14-Feb-18 20:45:24

This artist could least of said if she wasn't interested in doing it though!! I've contacted another who's happy to do it so all is good smile

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