Recently a number of customers/friends have allerted to the fact they'd been approached by a guy 'self training' as a tattooist. He has myspace,facebook and business cards with his home address,name,telephone number,prices and the fact he's mobile. I downloaded all his web activity,pictures of him working,numerous tat pics in peoples kitchens etc.Also had pictures of work that needs fixing by him.Got people prepared to make statements the f'in lot.I approached the council license and environmental health office they say they still need more evidence and can't approach him as he's in a domestic property! any suggestions?
You will have to grass him up for running a business from his domestic property. even if he is mobile, his place of residence will still be his office which he will not be paying any business rates on.once he's been made aware of his mistake ( Doubt that will happen) you will have to argue that he can't do mobile tattooing as no council do licences for this.
I doubt you will get any co-operation from all the goverment departments you mentioned as investors in this country are not protected,helped or rewarded for all their hard work.
Tax man is my next port of call.I've also been to the environment agency who takes our money for someone else to take our waste. None of the government bodies we pay seem to give a dam or seem to understand the laws he's breaking,danger he poses and bills he's not paying.perhaps i should say i'm an ethnic minority they may take me seriously
no doubt this scratcher is on benifits so they can help!!!!!
also inland rev would love the fact that they obviously wont be paying any tax on what they make bet they aint even got records
other than that take notes photos
and if it was me shopping id knock there door and tell them it was me cuz i tottaly detest scratchers and dont care if they kn ow its me as you can not mess about with peoples bodies its a form of ABH!!! they aint got a clue how much work goes into the arts on skin hope this helps
I've had same problems was told to use a base ball bat ha ha ha ill be back in the business again soon and will be taking no crap keep us informed buddie
it sounds like you have put a lot of work into this person the thing iam thinking about is why ?
why are you so botherd he should not affect you infact he is creating more work for you covering up his crap if i was you i would concentrate on your own art mate is he taking all your work ?
i wouldnt have bothered that much but i do have some sympathy towards the poster. i used to get loads of cover up work all from one 'tattooist' in the end i got so pizsed off with covering/sorting out his work i refused to do them. i know people arent always informed and its not totally their fault but alot of the time i used to quote for a cover up and they replied ''well thats too dear - the tattoo only cost £20'' like sone one said once - everyone gets the tattoo they deserve.
I think that every tattooist has done **** work when they first start out thats why in their early days they would tattoo someone for next to nothing at the same time test their new colours out as well.
trading standards are out to stop the sale of these cheap kits on the net it was on the news the other day its not the point of being a grass but some ( not all ) of these people have no way of sterilizing their **** check this link out
I agree everyone needs to start somewhere, I believe only the ones who really try the hardest manage to get onto an apprenticeship. I do alot of cover ups on dodgy tattoos, 70% of these are kitchen scratchers. Potential clients who do not know what to look for in a tattooist or tattoo will often opt for the cheap home made job and I have noticed lately we are doing less small flash. The biggest problem is the people who are attempting tattooing because they drew a few ok pictures on the back of their science books are untrained and the poor results put off people letting anyone near their skin again!