I put a $500 tattoo deposit down on for a tattoo booked out 3 months. When I called to reschedule he said my deposit was forfeited!?
I called only 5 days after I booked my apt. He did no work on my tattoo. Then he blocked me on Facebook and when I called his shop he hung up on me. Then I later learned that the deposit was very high as well. I feel robbed and wonder how many other people have had to go through this. My question is for $500 is it worth it to go to small claims? And how can I report this to do an investigation? Thanks
- RichardLv 67 months ago
I have never heard of paying a deposit, except just prior to being inked.
- 8 months ago
First, sorry to hear this and I understand why you feel robbed, because you were. That said, an investigation would only happen if you hired a private investigator because a deposit in nature is non-refundable unless otherwise stated. Also, this is a common business practice for tattoo artist in order to protect their time from stragglers and legit no-shows and it makes sense... what doesn’t make sense is why he can’t manage to fill your previous time slot within the 11weeks notice you provided? Especially if it was his busy schedule that required you to wait 3 months for an appointment?? And if he’s not this busy then what’s he charging a $500 deposit for? - a whole sleeve, a very large tattoo expected to cost more than a grand when finished? - The deposit amount was way too high unless this guy is a celebrity or he often tattoos celebrities.. here’s how he loses on this deal: you’ll never be his clients and you’re obviously a good client considering you’re willingness to put down such a deposit. . Additionally, Word of mouth travels farther and faster with an upset client than it does with a satisfied client. Focus on impacting his future revenue. For instance, use the consensus from the replies here on Yahoo or
take a poll on Facebook asking if your ordeal and the circumstances sound fair or not. and if the majority sides with you then let everyone know who this artist is so it doesn’t happen to them (I would want to know the identity of the artist especially if he was local). Show the same regard for his finances that he showed for yours and maybe this will encourage him to be more considerate in the future. Good luck and thanks for sharing.
BSource(s): Me (Dec, 2019)
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- 9 months ago
That's a lot to ask for a deposit, but they're usually are not refundable for tattoos even if you cancel an appointment.
If you want to go to small claims, then you would have to contact a lawyer and get some advice from them.
Getting a deposit from you is one way to ensure that you would come back to get the tattoo done. If you really want the tattoo you can try to reschedule the appointment.
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- 9 months ago
What was the deposit for? my guess and common sense say that the deposit was for securing the artist's work on the tattoo. there is no reason i can see it could possibly be-- if it was the day before, sometimes buisnesses charge a fee, you were SEVERAL MONTHS OUT. even if this guys is super popular or something, you're still commited to the appointment.
i dont know who to direct it to, but raise hell man. this is enough for fraud.
- LindaLv 79 months ago
Sue him and I hope you hurt his business. What a jacka@@!
- Old Man DirtLv 79 months ago
Ditch the idea of small claims and file a theft/fraud report/complaint. Just go the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction for his place of business.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 79 months ago
You might have to take him to small claims court.
Whenever you put a deposit on something, you should get a written receipt. And you have to have a strong understanding of the terms. It wouldn't be bad to have those written down too, and signed by both parties. Many places make it crystal clear that deposits are not refundable. And if you agree to that, they're not.
I would be very skeptical if a tattoo artist asked me for a deposit that big. It's not like he's out anything if you don't come back and get the tattoo.
- JimLv 79 months ago
Yep that is what usually happens if you don't keep your appointments.
- Anonymous9 months ago
I hope you got something in writing friend you're going to have to Sue this person in court to get your money back