Don't Forget Your Artist This Holiday Season

Gift Giving Tips for Your Tattoo and/or Piercing Artist

While you’re filling out those holiday cards, baking those cookies or selecting gifts for people who have made an impact on your life, don’t forget your tattoo and/or piercing artist.

Dispelling the Myths
Despite the fact that a lot of people think tattoo artists make more money than they know what to do with, that simply isn’t the case with most of them. A gift of cash would be greatly appreciated by anyone.

Contrary to popular belief, the life of an artist isn’t always exciting. Many days are full of boring flash designs, whiny teenagers, clients with bad personal hygiene and bad attitudes. A small gift of appreciation to make your artist smile can go a long way. A funny greeting card or a hand-written thank you note cost very little and can mean a lot.

The Little Ones
Many artists have children that they are attempting to dote on for the holidays. If you know your artist has a child, you may even get something you know they will like. This takes pressure off the parent, which is also appreciated.

Other Hobbies and Interests
Tattoo and piercing artists don’t just read tattoo magazines and listen to hard-core music. Many of them have an extensive range of interests, which tends to go along with being creative and talented. If you are aware that they have a particular hobby or interest, you can always get something related to that interest.

Keep This in Mind
Don’t assume that your artist celebrates Christmas, but a general gift of thanks will graciously be received no matter what faith they may have.

Specific Gift Ideas
If you want to give something more personal than cash but worth more than a greeting card, but simply can’t think of anything or are concerned that a gift will be out of your budget, here are some ideas of gifts you can give that are (generally) under $20.00.

  • Pair of movie tickets
  • Bag of premium brand coffee
  • Box of premium brand tea
  • High quality chocolates
  • Homemade baked goods
  • Large photo album (to display artwork)
  • Gift certificate to a local coffee house
  • Gas card
Any time you put forth the effort to thank someone who has provided you with excellent service, it makes the world a better place.