Posted: 11/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
On Sept.08, 2008, I had my first appointment to get my right arm tattooed by Junior from Jay's Fine Line Tattoo. The first outline session went well. My next scheduled appointment was for September 15 and Junior failed to show. Next appointment date was for September 20 and 27, where he was going to color in my tattoo on my right arm.
On October 3, I contacted the tattoo shop regarding my arm. I've had tattoos before and this time my arm felt as if something was wrong. I spoke to the owner, Jay, since Junior wasn't in the shop. He giggled when I notified him about my arm and let me know that he couldn't do anything for me, to wait for Junior. I asked if he could just take a look at my arm and he said no.
I decided to get a second opinion.The other tattoo artist I've revealed my arm to notified me that my arm is overworked and scarred.To stop sessions.
I notified Junior of my knowledge and he told me to wait a month for my arm to heal,That I would either get a refund for the color he did or he would complete my right arm for free. I went to Jay's Fine Line a month later to show my right arm to Junior. Instead Jay came to see my arm as Junior watched. Jay stated that my arm was okay to continue tattooing. That I must have been scratching my arm. Junior let me know to contact him when I was ready to continue.
I got another opinion and was told to continue to let my arm heal,not to tattoo on it for a few months.I didn't feel comfortable resuming the tattoo at Jay's Fine Line.I notified Junior and he let me know he wasn't going to refund me, to speak to Jay. Jay told me that I wouldn't get a refund and that no one at his shop would fix my arm!
Jay's Fine Line's way to fix a problem is by ignoring the problem. I am miffed that they took advantage of my vanity. Not only do I have to live with a scarred arm but other artist don't want to touch my arm due to another artists mistake.I am telling my story to those seeking for a tattoo and to learn from my mistake.