Selling Art for Money is Not a Service
And neither is Tattooing. Here's Why.
I’ve been making and selling art during Lockdown. I’ve also been watching some livestream tattoo discussion panels. They are pretty freeform and chat based. Mostly around a chosen central theme. During one of these someone referred to tattooing as a service industry and I thought ‘hang on, no we’re not’. We’re selling art for money and that’s not a service! Yes, we do offer good customer service but that doesn’t mean that we’re a service based industry. In fact I think this misunderstanding is one of the many problems facing tattooists right now.