I paid artist Stefanie Noel $140 plus a $30 tip up front for services on May 12th, 2015. We completed the first session which was just the outline, and she was to schedule a follow up appointment to finish my tattoo within 2 weeks. The first time I tried to schedule my appointment, the business was closed due to failure to obtain their business license. I asked them to contact me when they re-opened to schedule the appointment, no one did.
After appearing in person, the next scheduled appointment was for 5:30 PM on 6/8/2015. I contacted Sick Side and informed them I was leaving work and was stuck in traffic and would be a few minutes late to which I was told there would be no issue. I arrived at 5:45 and was informed that I was too late to start and they would need to reschedule again. I rescheduled my appointment again for 6/15/15 at 1PM.
Upon arriving on June 15th, 2015, there was a sign on the door that stated "due to a death of an employee, we are closed." I never received a phone call telling me my appointment was cancelled nor did I receive a phone call attempting to reschedule the appointment.
On Monday June 22, 2015, I showed up to Sick Side to ask for a refund. I was greeted with rudeness from both Stefani and the secretary who insisted that because she wrote my phone number down on a piece of paper, that was evidence she had attempted to reach me. I informed her that I had no missed calls from this number and again asked politely for a refund since it didn't appear that I would be receiving the services I paid for.
I was then verbally assaulted and threatened by Stefani and 3 other employees in the parking lot, that I took as a sign I should leave before things escalated into violence. I am now being threatened with lawsuits for slander by her for posting my opinions and viewpoints about the situation online as well as being harassed by her co-workers.