Being Offered a free or low-cost tattoo touch up doesn’t mean you shouldn’t t take care of your new ink. It also doesn’t mean you’ll need a touch-up. Most Professionals artists will offer a free or low-cost touch-up. That’s because human skin is a living canvas, and its natural reaction to being tattooed can be, most of the time, unpredictable.
However, being offered a free tattoo touch up doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take care of.
“For me, a tattoo touch up is complimentary as long as my client has taken care of their new piece properly. If you went to the beach, pool, hot tub, long day at the gym with lots of sweating, or use unclean methods. If the day after getting your ink, you go and do some crazy or extreme activities, then that doesn’t count. But if the client does follow the directions, then that does fall into the free touch-up category.
Similarly, just because we offered a free or low-cost tattoo touch up doesn’t meanyour new piece will necessarily need it. Sometimes even unnecessary touch-ups can interfere with or delay the normal and natural healing process. Touch-up has only required in case any part of the tattoo heals differently than expected.
Don’t get a Tattoo Touch Up until your Ink is Fully Healed
But not all tattoos need a touch-up, so make sure to let your artist take a look always two weeks after the tattoo peeled. That allows him as a professional to see it and decide if he needs it. If you are happy with it, once completed. Then it does not need to be touched up.
Many artists find it extremely rude if you try to haggle the price of a tattoo. Or even a touch-up section since some extensive scale work may take different times; a can sometimes be insulting to your artist. Though negotiating the price of some goods and services is reasonable.
Haggling with your artist over the cost of a touch-up. Or a tattoo is typically seen as unacceptable and insulting. “You could not go into a clothing store and suggest that they lower the price of the jeans you want. So do not go into a studio and ask your artist to reduce the tattoo’s cost. That may be insulting to your tattoo artist, and it can result in your artist refusing to work with you.
You Should always Tip your Artist for your Tattoo Touch Up
Many artists are independent contractors and must pay out-of-pocket for things like health insurance. Tattooing supplies and some cases, even traveling expenses. The prices they quote to you aren’t arbitrary. They reflect their experience level and also their business cost.
So Make sure you always take good care of your new tattoo and always remember to go back and show it to your tattoo artist. It is nice because they enjoy seeing the result of their work and it is right for you. Because they give them a second chance to take a look and fine-tune it, it is a need.
If you are looking to get some tattoo work done, and the peace of mind, you will not need a touch-up. Just check our work at Joan Zuniga Tattoo Shop in Fayetteville NC, and Book your Free Consultation with us.