So, last night I did the longest sitting on one tattoo that I have done yet. Only 8 hours, but for the kids first thattoo, he sat like a tank (though by the end he was shaking like he had parkinson's and had sat in starbucks drinking double shot espressos all day).
He came in on Friday, with a picture of some tattoo he got off the internet. The picture he brought in was awesome, but it was already on someone, and while it COIULD have been flash, it looked like it was more likely to be a custom design. I will pretty much generally refuse to tattoo something if it's already been tattooed unless it's flash, so I gave it back to him, told him I would draw him something up, and we made an appointment for the next day. Thinking I was going to do it much, much smaller, I told him to bring $450 and we'll call it a deal.
Let's just say I went a little ADD with the design, and it ended up capping his shoulder, all the way to his spine. As I had already told him $450, I said fuck it, I want to do it anyways. I work next to Lackland AFB, and a LOT of my customers are trainees that don't make jack shit. So generally I underprice my work just so I can do the tattoos that they want, and that I want them to do. Anyways, here's the tattoo.