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tattoo franchises in malls!? corperate tattoo shops?

Posted by who/ from IP: 68.38.63.50 on 09/23/08
ny/nj

what do you think about rich investors(non-tattooer) opening a tattoo shop in every mall in the country?



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RE:tattoo franchises in malls!? corperate tattoo shops?

Posted by gabe from IP: 68.118.254.142 on 09/24/08
TattooNOW/Off the Map/Tattoo Gathering

I think rich people have tried it before, but then realize that its not really that easy to make that much money from tattooing. Anyone who isnt into tattooing for the right reasons eventualy works their way out of the business eventually, most of the time anyways.


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Posted by Spyder Dymein from IP: 72.86.9.131 on 10/02/08
lynchburg, Va.. USA

I think it is a great idea if it happens I would be glad to work for some of these guys I have been tattooing 16 years and owned a business for 10 years and I have a great crew that would follow me to hell if we can get in the mall tattooing. and we are state licensed tattoo artists we are just looking for change we are tired of "owning a business" we want to just goto work everyday and let someone else deal with the ownership stresses.


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Posted by Clay McCay from IP: 74.243.127.106 on 10/02/08
sav ga

haha...hell is right where you will be if you tattoo out of the mall.

right next to Hot Topic and Spencers....sounds like heaven huh?


go ahead...make tattooing as serious as buying an air brush shirt and waffle fries from chic filet.


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Posted by Kathy from IP: 63.76.246.162 on 10/07/08
LA, California, USA

I have been hearing about this, what is the name of the corporation?


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Posted by who from IP: 68.38.63.50 on 10/07/08
usa

NAME OF THE COMPANY IS: TATTOO NATION/ INKED MAGAZINE 400 TATTOO SHOPS IN MALLS OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS! THEY ALREADY HAVE 2 ONE IN NJ and ONE in QUEENS NY!


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Posted by kathy from IP: 63.76.246.162 on 10/09/08
LA, CA

Did you hear about the tattoo/piercing studio in The Promenade Mall in Tulsa? It's called Simply Ink, check it out.


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Posted by gabe from IP: 141.154.190.200 on 10/09/08
TattooNOW offices @ Off the Map Tattoo

You know, if your into tattooing for the right reasons, it will treat you well. If you just try to take advantage of it, well, your ceiling is pretty low. Tattoo Nation has been talking about bringing their mall studios nationwide for a few years, who knows, they may do it. But its near impossible to find 1,200 good tattoo artists, and you need to make a lot of money paying those kind of build-out costs and mall rent. I just dont see it happening, but hey, Im wrong everyday, ack. But I wouldnt worry about it at all, just focus on the tasks you have in your sights.


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Posted by Mary from IP: 141.154.190.200 on 10/10/08
TattooNOW

I think it will be interesting to see the result for sure, it could probably go either way. I personally think it's a horrible idea because it seems to facilitate impulse tattooing. I mean hey why not buy that over priced pair of jeans, and what the heck, why not get a sweet tatter while we're shopping!

But people make irresponsible choices everyday.

*shrug*

Doesn't affect my world one way or the other, but I certainly wouldn't opt to work at a shop like that.


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Posted by Mikes tattoos & art from IP: 141.154.50.221 on 10/31/08
boston

i think this will really give people the wrong idea of tattooing not to mention the 100000 kids a day coming in wanting to be the next kat von d after their trip to hop topic (of coarse). i hold no grudge to an artist who owns multiple shops . hell even a whole chain, but not in malls.. and you know the second someone there slips up fails a code or anything negitive. itll gain mass media attention and once again ruyin the name of tattooing that has taken so long to build.


also.. i work late,, like sometimes untill 3 am late malls close at like 10 and what do you do if your in the middle of a peice and its closing time. in order to protect all establishment all customers must leave.


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Posted by Jay Youth from IP: 24.2.173.50 on 01/23/09
Waterbury, CT

I had the pleasure of contacting Heath Wolfson the owner of tattoo nation because I had the same idea quite a few years ago. For the past 11 years there has been a piercing area attached to a head shop, they recently closed and I picked up their clientele by opening my own shop directly adjacent to their old location. I however only do piercings and sell apparel.

You wouldn't believe it but the most reputable place and most commonly known area to get pierced is here in the mall. Due to the fact that we're in the mall we are held to much stricter regulations. People from hours away come to the mall just to get pierced here.

So we're in talks with the mall now to open up as a tattoo studio in about a month. As the business owner it is my job to pick capable, qualified, talented artists.

The only discernible difference between a tattoo shop in a strip mall or anywhere else and a mall is foot traffic. You can have a bad shop in a mall or a good one, its all in who gets hired and how its managed.

After talking to Heath I'm confident that his business is not only reputable but will take off as a national chain.


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Posted by ghostofman from IP: 71.233.207.127 on 01/26/09
mass

seriously????????
this modern age is truly the end of days.....anything with integrity....anything with a soul.....it is now marketed ,produced, packaged, hyped up and sold to john q public...
its not a pair of nikes or a fucking ipod...........
if you cant see why tatoo shops in malls is bad idea then you dont see the bigger picture i guess.....and i feel sorry for you.


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Posted by JayYouth from IP: 64.252.1.2 on 01/27/09
Waterbury, CT

No need to feel sorry for me, I simply don't agree with you. No need to be hostile. That's why we are here, to discus. Why can't a mall tattoo studio have integrity with sound artists with great portfolios and experience? No one is implying that a tattoo is like an Ipod or shoes. A tattoo is art and I understand that. With that said I am going to reiterate what I said before, a mall studio is no different than a strip mall studio, or a studio that has it own building. It can be ran by a bunch of heartless, money hungry non artists, or it can be ran by people with a passion for the art and a willingness to stay in the industry for the long haul.

Do any of you turn away clients because the tattoo they want is not artsy enough for you, Wouldn't that be a bit pretentious?

If you owned a tattoo studio, would you turn down an opportunity to have 200 times more people walk by your shop a day?

Simply put my tattoo shop/art gallery is going to be a normal shop with artist and piercers like any other shop, only with more advertising via foot traffic rather than traditional methods of advertising.


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Posted by fuck nontattooer shop owners from IP: 138.89.239.212 on 03/06/09
fuck hole usa

i think tattooing businesses should be owned by tattooers and any1 that isnt a tattooer has no right owning a tattoo studio.

heath is a fag jew, so are his rich investors.

gabe, im sorry but you also can go to hell.

it doesnt matter though. even the worst tattooers will stay in business because a majority of people getting tattooed dont care what it looks like or how well it come out.
people just dont know what makes a good tattoo.

ALL NONTATTOOER SHOP OWNERS CAN EAT A DICK..

FUCK YOU..

FUCK YOU ALLLLLL!!!!

AND FUCK ANY OF YOU RESPECTLESS ARTISTS THAT EMPOWER THESE NONTATTOOER BUSINESS OWNERS>>>>


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Posted by colts-timeless-tattoos from IP: 173.107.18.72 on 06/26/09
indiana

wow, i've read a lot of interesting things in this forum. I own two tattoo studios in the mall. One in indiana and one in wisconsin. What it comes down to is (and someone already said it) there is no difference between my shops in the mall and your shop. Being in the mall has put me under more strict guide lines and much greater foot traffic. A lot of what was said in this thread is incorrect because only one person who replied is actually in the mall. Here is the truth. We can stay as late as we want to so if we are tattooing we simply call mall security and let them know we are staying. Kids do not hang out at our shop because we dont allow them to. And i have excellent tattoo ARTIST working for me. The same ones that worked for or with you in your shops. Same artist, same integrity better location. And i gave up caring about what the person wants tattooed on them a long time ago. If they want to get an impulsive tattoo that is their choice. they do the same when they drive past your shops in a strip mall. Please don't take this the wrong way because i mean this towards no-one on this forum but the only people who have had a problem with me being in the mall are the one's who couldn't get into the mall. There is no difference except we get more foot traffic, which any of you would like to have more business. so don't be so quick to judge us who are in the mall. We do the same thing as you just in a different location. Tattoo shops are going to be in the mall no matter what, accept it or not but speaking for myself only, i run a good shop with good artist and my customers are happy. thats all that matter and i am doing all that while being in the mall. and to the person who said fuck you and fuck everyone, really? you dont belong in this wonderful industry. it's people like you who are ruining the tattoo industry not people like me who simply put a shop in the mall.


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Posted by dbagphil from IP: 67.182.145.119 on 10/21/09

im a piercer soon to b shop owner/partner of five and counting ive been getting tattood since i can remember, more time in the chair than most people i know and believe i have evry bit of right owning a shop as the artists. now that said fuck neone w a grudge against somebody w a head on theyre shoulders enough to put together a conglomeration of shops that will support 90 times the artists as yourself w quality work coming out and the same ratio of impulse customers,not to mention 60% of alot of shops revenue is peircing so,in short, go team and fuck the haters


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Posted by streetsam from IP: 68.115.76.80 on 10/23/09
wisconsin

I find this very fun to read - I am a huge body mod fan; even spent a year as a body piercer, but in the end decided the management aspect is where it will be for me. The person who eloquently explained how only artists should own businesses shows some of the horrible flaws - the thought of people with such an ancient thought process running a business is just terrible - or maybe it is the best thing ever, since they make for easier competition. I think tattoo artists should focus on what they do - being artists - and let the business-minded people run the numbers. Why must you assume that someone who wants to make money can not also love the business for what it is - tattooing? If the artists have nothing to worry about but working on their skill and making the customer happy then everybody wins.


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Posted by DaddySpark from IP: 71.237.241.155 on 10/26/09
Vancouver,Wash

The problem with people whom dispise the thought of a shop in a mall is simply an opinion,The facts are Tatoos today + Foot traffic = alot of clientel! Alot of clientel + good work = More clientel! More clientel = More work = GENIUS.........Its not about changing the art,its about working towards making body art "Socially acceptable".And the money doesn't hurt.There is "NO" better location on the planet for a shop than the mall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted by Tattoo_Mistress from IP: 70.52.197.102 on 01/13/10
Ontario

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” -
Woodrow T. Wilson quotes (American 28th President of the United States 1856-1924)

Well, The first LEGAL tattoo franchise is now available.....

http://www.free-press-release.com/news-first-ever-body-art-franchises-now-available-bring-safe-tattooing-and-body-piercing-to-your-city-1263187203.html


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Posted by gabe from IP: 141.154.190.200 on 01/13/10
TattooNOW offices @ Off the Map Tattoo

Its not about change, its about the direction of the change. Hey, fair is fair, I wish them the best. But its no secret that its very difficult finding talented tattooers willing to work, never-mind for the corporate office. they have generally created their perfect environment. Its not that hard... So the thought of finding enough talented artists to staff 2000 studios is daunting, and I know a lot of artists.... I like positive change, I think this change stinks of greed. But hey, who am I to judge or to jump to conclusions. I wish em the best, they should hire us to do their websites. We could get them more traffic than anyone else could... Man, its enough headaches running one studio, I could not imagine running 2,000. Well, I could, of corse, but cant imagine it being worth it. but the bottom line is I doubt they can find that many talented artists... people to hack shit out on people who dont care, sure, but not serious artists... though, there will always be talented artists who cut their chops in the factory type studios... in general, I just dont like the idea of consolidation or making tattooing a commodity rather than an art. *shrug*.


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Posted by ronnieclark77 from IP: 98.190.178.153 on 01/13/10
Omaha Ne

I know thers a corparation based in omaha with tattoo shops in 9 malls around the country.been trying to get on with them.They seem to be close knit !I think its a killer idea


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Posted by Krystof from IP: 69.34.97.38 on 01/14/10
Club Tattoo- Las Vegas

I'll be honest with you, if you told me 5 years ago that I'd be working in a mall tattoo shop, I'd probably tell you to go to hell, but guess what? Here I am working in a mall tattoo shop for just about a year, and you know what? It's one of the best jobs I've ever had. Most people come in knowing what they want ahead of time so the impulse thing isn't any more common than someone walking or driving past a street shop and having a sudden impulse. Just like any other shop, it depends on who's behind it, and as Gabe mentioned, if they're in it for the right reasons... So speaking from experience and touching on Gabe's opinion, A mall tattoo shop is fine as long as the right principles are in place and the ethics of the artists and owners are up to par.
If anyone wants to see the shop, I welcome you to come in next time you're in Vegas. Most people like it, I'm sure a few don't , but show me a shop where that isn't the case. We're in the Miracle Mile shops attached to Planet Hollywood.

www.clubtattoo.com

-KRYSTOF


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Posted by Indebteric from IP: 68.57.182.134 on 01/15/10
Va.

Hmm, Mall tat shop? Na im old school, I prefer the old dingy dungeon shops in old downtown districts in major city's. thats where the the good ol tat shop feeling is. Cant see myself getting inked or working in a corporate environment. It just dont say Tattoo to me!


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Posted by concerned from IP: 24.166.147.244 on 04/26/10
kaukauna,wi

I would be cool with the idea of tattooing in the mall. My issue with a particular shop (Colt's Timeless Tattoo) is the fact that they are tattooing on children under the age of 18 which is illegal in the state of Wisconsin. Anyone who is in the industry knows the laws of the state which they reside in. They are preying on teenagers who walk into the mall with their parents money. A reputable shop should be able to make money of of those who are of legal age!


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Posted by colts timeless tattoos from IP: 65.27.104.138 on 05/10/10
wisconsin and indiana

thats pretty funny because i own colt's timeless tattoos and i above anyone would know whether we tattoo minors in wisconsin or not.. the answer is NO.. we don't we do however tattoo minors at my indiana shop where it is legal to do so with parent consent. I find it funny how every time someone has a complaint they have to do it under a false name or hidden screen name. i am available at all times for people to contact me with concerns but instead they go on forums and make shit up. i'm not stupid enough to risk my business to tattoo minors when i can't. if someone in my wisconsin shop did actually tattoo a minor i would like to know about it so i can put a stop to it. or if the person is using a fake id i would like to know who it is so that i can make sure they don't get tattooed anymore.. if you have legitimate information please contact me so that i can resolve this correctly. otherwise quit spreading false rumors. i have dealt with a lot of people going out of their way to bash my business. if you don't like tattoo shops in the malls, go get tattooed there, or don't work for one. simple as that. we say the same about people bashing tattoos in general. when tattooing was illegal everyone said if you don't like it dont get them. and now other artist and collectors are doing the same thing to tattoo shops in the mall. we are no different than any other tattoo shop. i cant stress that enough. i am a part of this industry and i am sometimes ashamed to be a part of it with all the drama that goes with it that isnt needed. if someone has a concern about one of my stores feel free to email or call me. if you don't like my response then express that on the internet but skipping that step in my opinion means that it isn't a legitimate complaint. it is someone who is bored and unhappy trying to bring someone else to their desperate level. we are tattoo artist and shop owners. if we would stop hating on each other and concentrate more on art and business, life would be a lot better. but that will never happen.


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Posted by colts timeless tattoos from IP: 65.27.104.138 on 05/11/10
wisconsin and indiana

i meant to say if you don't like tattoo shops in the malls dont go get tattooed there or work in one.. just to clarify
and it sounds like the person who think my shop is tattooing minors is a shop owner and there is only one shop in kaukauna wisconsin, who is obviously a competitor of mine. so i wouldn't put too much faith in his accusations. and if i was tattooing minors so much i'm pretty sure the health department would have done something by now. i have really tried to keep my cool on all the bashing of my shops but what it comes down to is haters.. a word of advice. going out of your way stirring up drama and hating on other shops really doesn't do you any good. concentrate on your work and your business and you might actually grow. i'm doing my thing and having success at it. I hire good tattoo artist and piercers and our customers are very happy. To all of you that think tattoo shops in the mall is a bad thing. honestly it's not up to you. It's up to the malls to rent to us or not. It's up the patrons to walk in our doors and get tattooed or not. and it's up to the artist to work there. if the people, the malls and the artist didn't want me there i wouldn't be able to be. And most importantly it is up to me to be there. I don't try to tell anyone else where to put their shop, i would expect the same. Is everyone really that worried about it? A lot of people are judging before they have any information. check out our work.. look at my stores, come meet us.. then you have a place to judge. There are a lot of shit shops out there in every town.. Concentrate on those guys.


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Posted by Marc from IP: 173.88.153.163 on 05/11/10
Ohio

I was in Fort Wayne Indiana and they had one of these tattoo shops in the mall.I see where people view this as a way to make some money due to always having a steady flow of " Customers" walking around but the idea is good..concept not so much. I couldn't tell you the name of the shop but lets just call it unprofessional. It was smaller than a urinal and the two "employees" were unprepared..no portfolios..no knowledge at all.I'm not basing this 1 time walk in the shop to my view of mall tattoo shops but give me a break.Everyone's got there own opinion on how they see tattoos and the industry but i think "environment" is key and this doesn't hold up to tattooing one bit.Next will be the red box tattoo shop coming to every corner in your neighborhood. ..... > M.


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Posted by colts timeless tattoos from IP: 65.27.104.138 on 05/12/10
wisconsin and indiana

Marc,
all my employees have portfolios, and my shop is 1300 sq ft. it's not huge but it's not a urinal either.. come on people, i'm using this site as constructive criticism for my business, if someone has a legitimate concern with one of my shops, i would love to hear about it and fix the problem, but i cant better myself or my business with lies. this is getting kind of ridiculous.
what is the proper size of a tattoo shop? my wisconsin shop is 2600 sq ft. does that meet your standards?


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Posted by Marc from IP: 74.219.101.100 on 05/13/10
Ohio

Colt,
I wasnt saying that this was your tattoo shop. Like i said befor,i wasnt sure of the name of the shop but this shop I was at was near fort wayne so who knows if this is your shop or not but nontheless i'm not saying its the size of the shop that matters but if you come from tattoo background..you could see why everyones tearing you apart on here. If you have or own a tattoo shop in a mall your lining yourself up against the wall for bad feedback. Its one of those bad business decisions that will probably cost you in the end.As far as the other people saying your tattooing minors..well you know your shop and what goes on in it so stop carring what people are saying.If your doing right..you shouldnt be arguing back? But in all honesty...i think tattoo shops/ studios in a mall is tacky, Your gonna attract alot of youngins and mall rats that will flip through your books and walk out just llike those who walk into a store in the mall to look and not buy. If you have a well established studio that people have to literally drive to and walk through your door,..they know exactly why and what theyre there for.Not trying to start a fight with you but bad investment in my eyes...but i'm just another guy on this site you dig?


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Posted by colts timeless tattoos from IP: 99.156.200.197 on 05/14/10
wisconsin and indiana

first of all i am defensive not because i'm guilty but because i'm proud of my shops and what i have worked hard to achieve, and people come on here with no clue about what really happens and it takes them no effort to bash my shops and what i have worked for. Most of what people have said on here doesn't have an ounce of truth.. It is an opinion with no back up of research. Like for instance the part where someone said we had to be out of the mall at ten. Not true. I can stay all night if i want to. Stuff like that. Realistically, there is nothing tacky or different at all about my shop, i get browsers just like a regular street shop but that is more people for me to try and sell a tattoo to. Every street shop gets impulse sales. Plain and simple a tattoo shop in the mall isn't any different than any other shop and if you honestly believe that there is a difference i invite any good artist to come do a guest spot at one of my shops. You will be surprised at what you see. You will get little 50 butterflies and 500 dollar custom tattoos.. Everyday just like a regular shop. Location doesn't matter, the art does. And nobody can honestly tell me i'm ruining the industry. The industry is going to shit regardless honestly,.. Look how many shit shops are out there, and half ass professionals. Hell, all the shop politics alone is ruining the industry. I am constantly having people come in and say that this shop is saying shit about this shop blah blah blah, tattoo artist are even bringing the customers into it. This is how you should judge a tattoo shop in the mall. Look at the art work being produced and see if the customers are happy. where the shop is located really shouldn't matter.. If you want to see my work and judge me off that cool. but whether i'm in a dringy downtown street shop or a platinum mall doesnt depict whether or not i am a good artist or shop.
www.myspace.com/tattoosbytimeless
Colt


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Posted by gabe from IP: 141.154.190.200 on 05/14/10
TattooNOW offices @ Off the Map Tattoo

Personally, I think malls suck in general. I think most of the stores are corporate, and suck. so a tattoo shop that goes in a mall has to fight that reputation... I dont think malls attract serious types of tattoo collectors, but I am sure they are great for more walk in impulse tattoos. Is it the end of the world? no. Is it tacky? yes. Just as tacky as all the other tacky mall stores. Does everyone have the right to open on and run a studio at a mall? sure. But no one will take it seriously. Lastly, the only *real* concern I have with mall shops is the health concerns... It kinda makes me think that the kids will get their tats, then go try on clothes and clean their tattoos in the public restrooms, but I may be paranoid...

I think that tattooing minors, regardless if the law allows it or not, is a bit irresponsible. Great tattooers should be too busy tattooing adults to need to tattoo children. Of course, thats my opinion, and others disagree.

I also disagree 100% that the tattoo industry is going to shit, from my perspective the future of tattooing is so bright we gotta wear shades! That makes me question the rest of your perspectives, but hey, one things for sure, everyone can play the game and look at the playingfield however they like!


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Posted by colts timeless tattoos from IP: 99.156.202.138 on 05/14/10
wisconsin and indiana

well if there is one nice thing about being in the mall is i at least get the full experience of actually being in the mall. see everyone else on here have opinions and speculations of what it would like to be in the mall and all the bad and so on.. but i know what its like and i see how those aren't true. I wonder if any street shops have had a client go to the mall for a t-shirt from hot topic right after they got tattooed.. actually i know this is true because being in the mall allows me to see YOUR customers come in to the mall twenty minutes after they get tattooed. you guys can have your speculations and such but until you work at a shop in the mall you wont really have any weight behind your speculations and opinions. i do respect opinions but i don't really listen too closely to someones opinion of tattoos from someone that has never been tattooed.. same concept. you guys have at it with this thread, i believe i've said everything i can, but you cant teach an old dog new tricks,,
cheers


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Posted by Krystof from IP: 68.96.169.151 on 07/04/11
Club Tattoo Las Vegas, NV

Gabe, while I respect your opinions, I do think you're a little off the mark here. We at Club Tattoo get people that are very serious about their tattoos, many repeat customers that have very large scale pieces that they keep coming back for, from all over the world, which I think is probably pretty serious. Sure, we get impulse customers, but so does every shop I've ever worked in. Tacky, again, I respect your opinion, but I think you're lumping all mall tattoo shops into a category based on your opinion of what you may think a mall tattoo shop would be like and not necesarily how one actually is. And while I feel your health concerns are legit, the situations you mention about people trying on clothes and cleaning their tattoo in public restrooms are no different than someone getting a tattoo at your place, then going to the Holyoke Mall and trying on clothes, then a trip to Applebee's to clean their new tattoo. Same scenario, different type of shop, equal risk. Again, I respect your opinions and always have, but I do feel a need to at least defend the Mall Tattoo Shop that I happen to work in as I see it on a daily basis, and I can honestly say it's cleaner than many shops I've ever set foot in, and our Health Department Inspector visits us very frequently with no notice to make sure we're compliant with our local regulations, which we are and always have been. And for what it's worth, Minors in Clark County can get tattooed with parental consent, but we do NOT tattoo anyone under the age of 18, our choice to create that rule which I fully support.

-KRYSTOF


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Posted by gabe from IP: 66.189.50.138 on 07/04/11
TattooNOW

Krystof and Colt, thanks for your experiences. Im sure you guys like the shops your in, and if they are great that really cool. I havn't worked at a mall shop, but I have been to malls, and honestly, they make me want to puke. The malls represent and foster a paticular shopping mentality, and I do think it does a disservice to tattooing to help people equate tattoos with any other product you may buy in a mall. I also think there's a difference between customers leaving a studio somewhere on main street an doing what they want, and putting a shop in a physical location that encourages jumping from shop to shop, but hey, again, I dont really care... If you guys love your mall shop, then thats awesome for you and the shop owners that employ you. Obviously if an artist/shop is quality and clean, they can make it anywhere. And you if you want to make it at a mall, then thats your right! I still hate the mall and nearly everything it represents.


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