Newstalk 1010 Radio Interview: The politics of refusing service

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I had the privilege (thanks Lulu, and everyone I spoke to at the radio station) of voicing my opinions on some of the daily experiences at the shop. The tattoo industry is unconventional, in the very least, and mis-understood at the very most. The main topic of conversation centred around if, how, and when to refuse service to clientele.

After speaking to Bekky and host Jim Richards, I felt compelled to expand on a few points. Continue reading

How to Spot A Good Tattoo and Piercing Shop and What Not to Do


Lu P | Watercolour & Trash Polka Artist | Dreamworx Ink

Finding a good artist you vibe with is like finding a good doctor. Once you’ve found them, you go there for the rest of your life

—owner, Dreamworx Ink.

When it comes  piercings and tattoos, there are an abundance of shops around to choose from. However, as a client who is potentially planning to modify their body, you need to be extremely weary of bad shops, bad artists, and bad piercers. Let me begin by essentially saying that you get what you pay for. If you want an extremely detailed work of art for $200, you will get a $200 tattoo. It just doesn’t work like that, yet a lot of people unfortunately have that mentality. When it comes to something being permanent on your body, do not sell yourself short, but more over, do not limit yourself based on money. I cannot stress this enough. The shop that I’m at, Dreamworx Ink (check out their Facebook page) encounters a multitude of people who come to us in hopes of fixing disasters from other shops. The first questions we ask are “where did you get it done” and “how much did you pay”. Continue reading