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lokiean

Is there any etiquette to this

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So an artist from a local shop comes to work for me. We drop 2200 to accommodate him and he decides after 3 weeks to bail back to the shop he came from with no notice. Now my last apprentice knowing how I feel about the situation decides he's going to go to the competing shop and get a tattoo done. Is there any etiquette to this? Kinda feels like a big slap in the face. And what if they post and tag th3 piece effectively advertising for the other local artist and shop? 

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Yup. At the very least, a definitive "go fuck yourself" to the both of them.  But the apprentice's move is incomprehensible. 

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Ask your apprentice for a reasonable answer as to why he went to another shop ( maybe they have an artist who specialises in something nobody’s at your shop does, but that’s just me thinking aloud) if his answer is unacceptable then give him an ultimatum, if he likes their work so much fuck off and go work there!

whatever you do, you can sleep with a clear conscience as you were shit on big time IMHO

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15 hours ago, lokiean said:

How would either of you handle it

I would say if you would have asked i might have told you to go and experiance another artist work to see gow they work 

to do it without asking is disrepectful as your teacher im good enough to teach you but not to tattoo you is that what you are saying ?

It all depends on how you value the apprentice or whether they are just a toilet cleaner?

if you treat them as a valued member of staff i would go the unformal chat route using the words above

if they bring nothing to the table tell them to sling their hook or do it again and they can fook right off

 

 

 

 

basiclly what mac said lol

Edited by mark101

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