The unfortunate reality of life is that, sometimes, mistakes happen. Even with tattoos. Tattoos are meant to be permanent, so mistakes with tattoos can be difficult or costly to fix depending on what route you choose to fix them. Good communication and research helps minimize chances of tattoo regret, but what about situations where it isn’t your fault or there was a design miscommunication? What are your rights if a tattoo artist botches your tattoo? Legally speaking, it can be a tricky situation to navigate.
According to a recent article exploring this topic, once a tattoo gets screwed up the question arises of whose responsibility it to remove or repair it. As a general rule, tattoo artists want you to be pleased with their work and will fix a mistake or tweak a tattoo to make sure the customer is satisfied with it. If the mistake in the tattoo can’t be fixed, then further steps need to be taken. However it may not be worth it to file a lawsuit because legal action, even small claims court, can be costly to pursue.
Bottom line? Make sure you choose a reputable tattoo shop and keep documentation of your tattoo. Document the original design and make sure to communicate with your artist about what exactly you want. If you don’t like your tattoo or are unhappy with the design, talk to the artist to see if they have any suggestions to make the tattoo better. Don’t be intimidated to be vocal, but civil, about what you want.
If you can’t reconcile with the artist and would like to get your tattoo removed, consider Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic. Located in Glendale and serving the Greater Milwaukee Area, Remove a Tattoo offers laser tattoo removal that is safe, affordable and effective. You don’t have to live with a tattoo that you aren’t happy with! Call us today for your free consultation!