It is Black Friday, and consumers are thirsting after a juicy cut price to hold them into the weekend.
But when it is low cost ink you are after, do not go asking David McKinlay, OK?
The 44-year-old is fully-booked at present (Friday 26 November) at his Archangel 1608 studio in Glasgow, Scotland, and he didn’t take kindly to at least one cheeky buyer’s request for a reduction.
Joe didn’t obtain the enthusiastic response he had seemingly envisaged although, with David merely replying: “I might fairly s*** in my arms then clap!”
David shared a screengrab of the trade on Fb, the place he was inundated with supportive messages.
Explaining why he wasn’t keen to play ball, dad-of-two David mentioned: “We’re artists, not a grocery store or a toy store making an attempt to eliminate inventory. We’re not promoting carpets or sofas. They had been manner too obsessed with it.
“To ‘make the magic occur’ we want cash. We won’t use magic to pay our payments and canopy our prices.
He added that he subsequently blocked the client and hopes this message will deter likeminded chancers sooner or later.
He mentioned: “We have had messages from this particular person earlier than they usually’ve been instructed the identical factor. We felt it was time to be a bit blunt.
“This particular person was cheeky and we at all times match the power any person brings of their messages. If somebody is impolite and abrupt, they’ll get it again.
“I do not assume my message was blunt, however I feel it is sincere. It sums up my emotions on that form of perspective of individuals making an attempt to get a reduction or one thing without cost. It is bulls***.
“It is one other lengthy checklist of messages that we have had. Now we have to cease what we’re doing to reply these messages so it is irritating. It wastes our time.
“We’re not intentionally getting down to make enjoyable of individuals however it is a downside each good tattoo studio up and down the nation is going through.
“I feel it highlights the garbage we now have to undergo to have the ability to do our jobs. Hopefully this deters individuals from asking for this form of factor in future.”