Midland Tattoo Centre
I booked an appointment after reading reviews and checking their website,Wow looked great,so off i went and when there the guy was blase "oh yes we can do that,i`ve just come back from a tattoo convention heres a few pics" (literally flicking them in front of my face and putting them away).
I suppose the alarm bells should have rang then,but they asked for a £40 deposit as this would pay for my last session.So i booked and was given a date,this was not my first tattoo i have had several so i knew what to expect....so i thought.I turned up on the day was left for an hour and half before my appointment in the waiting room,when a tired looking woman walked in did`nt even acknowledge me and said "is this my appointment?" well excuse me.So i was called into a room where there was plenty of effing and jeffing,the girl barely grunted at me to sit down and then spent 15mins putting on the stencil then taking it off etc before deciding she needed to check her phone again for the 7th time in between moaning how tired she was.
Eventually she started the tattoo but was too busy calling the guy next to us a faggot,In between that people were walking in and out looking over at people being tattooed,while this was going on the girl was constantly checking her phone,then decided to stop cuz she needed a coffee,i was getting a little pissed off by this time,so eventually after 2 hours( i was promised 3,i don`t think an hour and half in the waiting room counts) i was told thats enough for today and that is £80 book for 2 weeks put some bepanthen on.
So afraid at losing my £40 deposit i booked,now forward a week i rang up and i could not make the appointment for financial reasons and was told i could`nt have my £40 as it was non refundable(not mentioned beforehand) and that it would be kept till i wanted to resume or something else done.
Ok i went to another tattooist when finances allowed and in 2 hours she did a geishi had a dragon, japanese artwork freehanded some of it in and outlined half a sleeve,it looks amazing and in total she charged £60 and is halfway now to completing my sleeve,it was private where i had it done no gobby chavs wandering in looking over my shoulder and the artist was willing to have a conversation and never touched her phone till the end where she asked if she could take a photo for her portfolio.
I will NEVER EVER USE OR RECOMMEND midland tattoo centre,i found it unprofessional,intimidating rude and it seemed like they wanted to drag out the work for the money,customer service was not high on the agenda.They are not ami james,chris garver or kat von d that they seem to think they are,they can keep my £40 and shove it where the sun don`t shine.