Friday, June 28, 2013

Some almost, but not really, news about booking with Uncle Allan

So, last week on twitter, Allan dropped this little gem on his followers:

And while it's true we've been talking about changing the booking system, i wasn't quite done with the waiting list at that point, and i am still not done, as there are still quite a few people i have to contact before we move on to a new system.

When we came up with the idea for the separate email waiting list, i pretty much thought it was an idea of pure genius, mostly because i wouldn't have to answer emails with a "no, sorry, he's all booked up" every day.
And most people responded positively, and seemed to have nothing but the best intentions of waiting for as long as it'd take for them to get tattooed.
But the wait was apparently too long, and not everybody lived up to their promise of waiting patiently, and instead of letting us know they were no longer interested in getting tattooed, they'd simply not respond when offered an appointment.
Obviously changing your mind about getting tattooed is fine, and so is running out of patience, but not even replying to emails is pretty immature if you ask me, and kind of a ginourmous waste of time too.

The people who did reply, and who have now had their tattoos done, or will within the next few months, were of course awesome, and i think they're great for waiting around for so long to get tattooed, i'd just hoped there'd be a more reasonable repliers to non-repliers ratio!

So while i still think the waiting list idea is pretty great (seriously, it was, and not just because i came up with it, ahem!) we're gonna have to try something new. Or old, i suppose.

The plan for now is that within the next couple of weeks, i will contact the rest of the people currently on the waiting list and offer them a date to get tattooed.
And after that, we'll probably go back to the old ways of letting you all know here and on twitter/instagram when we're opening up for bookings.
Yeah. More emails for me, but hopefully we'll make some people happy about not having to sign up and wait indefinitely for an appointment!
We will stick to booking about 3-4 months at a time, cause that works best for us, and honestly, we never wanna be booked out years in advance ever again.
So yeah, those are the not-really-news-at-all of the day!
As a reward for reading my boring rant, you get a picture of a tattoo Uncle Allan (almost) finished yesterday.

Tattoo by Uncle Allan

 In other non-news, it looks as if we'll finally get some home made cake next week.
Seriously, when did people stop bringing cake to their appointments, and more importantly, why?!
If all it is is a subtle hint about our weight, i gotta say, we are very offended!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Business as usual

Walk-in week was last week, and what a fun little experiment that was!
Some days were super busy, some not so much, but everyone got to do a bunch of fun tattoos (there was even an all skulls day!) and we met some rad people.
We'll definitely be doing it again some other time during the summer, possibly on a weekend, so feel free to drop a date request in the comments. Who knows, we might pick yours?

Anyway, we're back to normal, and i am currently booking from Uncle Allan's waiting list, so if you're on it, check your email, and possibly your spam filter.
And if you're not on it, now is the time to sign up!

And while i have your attention, if you have an unfinished piece in progress by Allan, how about sending me an email and getting booked in  to finish it?
You all know who you are, and yes, that was totally aimed at you!

Wendy and Matthew still have a bunch of cool designs they'd love to do, but they're of course also available for custom tattoos, just email to book with them.

That's it for now, please enjoy my sweet collection os straight-from-instagram photos!

Flash by Uncle Allan, Matthew Gordon and Wendy Pham

Tattoo by Matthew Gordon from walk-in week flash

Tattoo by Wendy Pham from walk-in week flash

Tattoo by Uncle Allan, custom design on a lucky walk-in client

Flash by Matthew Gordon, Wendy Pham and Uncle Allan

Tattoo by Matthew Gordon from walk-in week flash

Flash by Wendy Pham, still available!

Tattoo by Matthew Gordon from walk-in week flash

Tattoo by Wendy Pham from walk-in week flash