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Old 31-03-2009, 03:01 PM   #321
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Im dealing with a similar issue at the minute and its not that easy as quite a few dont realise they even have MH issues nevermind being diagnosed by an interfering tattooist haha
you still having problems with your mental colleague?!
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Old 31-03-2009, 03:10 PM   #322
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you still having problems with your mental colleague?!
yes. oh yes. luckily Im not getting the drunk phone calls like my other colleague last nite! ha!
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Old 31-03-2009, 03:52 PM   #323
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No problem only a thought - I have read of initiatives where beauticians and hairdressers have had some simple training and and just been able to say "do you know there is a number you can call" or "there is a local drop in centre.." etc. Nothing against beauty therapists, but.. bugger I cant finish this sentence without offending someone.
although I can see the well intentioned thoughts behind this, it is a horrible, horrible idea. Tattoo has been cleaned up a lot in recent years, but I feel this is taking things too far.
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Old 31-03-2009, 04:45 PM   #324
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I'm not convinced that tattooists would want anymore responsibilty than they already have.
I'm also not sure the customer would appreciate their tattooist being so personal. I've never self harmed but I have loads of scars from various things. Any comment regarding them would be met with a swift head butt to the bridge of the tattooists nose!!

In general I think every customer has to be judged (can't think of a better word, sorry) on an individual basis. We have turned away many people of many ages (no idea of their mental health status) as we were not completely sure that they were 100% about what they wanted/where they wanted it or if they even really wanted it at all. Most thank us for this but to have the added resposibility of giving mental health advice would be too much.

As for the article - it all depends on how it done. I have to fight constantly (as do many others) to be seen as normal, even as an equal due to the (very small) amount of coverage I have and I'd hate for that to be made worse.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:31 PM   #325
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As for the article - it all depends on how it done. I have to fight constantly (as do many others) to be seen as normal, even as an equal due to the (very small) amount of coverage I have and I'd hate for that to be made worse.
Thanks all for your comments.
I'd like to think that Skin Deep isn't tarred with the same brush as the tabloids.
We have 28,000 odd 'Tattoo Fan's' reading the magazine each month and I hope to let these readers see that there is something good and sometimes theraputic behind tattoos. (something I'm certain most of the readers already know).
We aren't aimed at 'Joe public' so I'm planning on aiming the article at tattoo collectors so I can't see how this article could be seen to belittle anyone with tatts.

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Nat, Great original post madam.
Here's a question to all on here. What do you think to us putting an article together for Skin Deep using some of the quotes from these pages? No names will be used, only forum monikers as I think this would make fascinating reading for many others who don't get on the forum as we regularly get letters about self-harm and tattoos.
We'd do it as a bit of a 'vox pops' type article.
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Hi Neil

Thanks! I think a well written article with some of the content from this thread would be cool. It's an interesting subject IMO.

I look forward to reading it in SD
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I'm sure the article is gonna be a good read neil. I don't see sd doing anything that would make it's buyers & tattoo fans in general look bad. I think my worry is the good old Miami ink effect. The people that watch that are tattoo fans too but we have twice as many customers (who would have been customers regardless) coming in feeling like they have to justify their ideas as a result. I don't think we're the only studio who is now having to assure people that it's okay to get inked just because you want to and because you think it'll look pretty.

I'm looking forward to Reading it.
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I'm sure the article is gonna be a good read neil. I don't see sd doing anything that would make it's buyers & tattoo fans in general look bad. I think my worry is the good old Miami ink effect. The people that watch that are tattoo fans too but we have twice as many customers (who would have been customers regardless) coming in feeling like they have to justify their ideas as a result. I don't think we're the only studio who is now having to assure people that it's okay to get inked just because you want to and because you think it'll look pretty.

I'm looking forward to Reading it.
Yep, I know where you are coming from Claire.
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Hi All,

Neil has asked me to write the article referred to in this thread; I have to say it is going to make for some very interesting and thought provoking research.

I'm not going to say too much about it now as I've just finished reading the comments here and have loads of notes to write, but I just wanted to make a promise to treat the subject with the respect and consideration it deserves. I'm a professional writer who just happens to have lots of tattoos so I hope this gives me a platform to write and research from, despite the fact that I have never (knowingly or wittingly) done self harm.

Just so you all know, I wrote the "Tattoo Prejudices" feature in the recent issue (April issue 170??) and I understand that there was lots of positive feedback from you guys. (Both here on this forum and by email). I'd like to thank you all for that and promise you that I'll do my best with this next article too. Given the content, opinions and narratives in this thread it is the least I can do.

I wonder if it is OK for me to contact one or two of you off board to gather more info and detail? I completely understand if I get no reply or a "no thanks!", however, your input would be most appreciated.

Thanks again for the feedback and hope to speak with you all soon.

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Hi Tony

The tattoo prejudices article was great - shame that wasn't in a more mainstream mag too! I'm glad your working on this too.

If I can help I'd be happy to
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