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Complaint Review: Idle Hands Tattoo Shop

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  • Submitted: Mon, July 21, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, October 21, 2008

  • Reported By:Queen Creek Arizona
Idle Hands Tattoo Shop
2722 S Alma School Rd Mesa, Arizona U.S.A.

Idle Hands Tattoo Shop The Dirtest & Most Illegal Shop in Mesa, AZ!! Mesa Arizona

*Consumer Comment: Sounds More Like A Personal Issue

*Author of original report: Answered questions about Idle Hands Tattoo Shop of Mesa, AZ

*Consumer Comment: Idle Hands Tattoo is a Very Clean, and Professional Shop.

*Consumer Comment: Idle Hands Tattoo is a Very Clean, and Professional Shop.

*Consumer Comment: Idle Hands Tattoo is a Very Clean, and Professional Shop.

*Consumer Comment: Idle Hands Tattoo is a Very Clean, and Professional Shop.

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For those of us who have lived in the valley for quite some time we knew the tattoo shop located on the north west corner of Alma School and Guadalupe back when it was Artisic Designs. The owner was a great guy. In fact that is where I got my first tattoo back in the day. After receiving a few more tattoos as well as knowing quite a few people in the industry I have become familiar with the process of a tattoo; what it takes to set up and tear down and the safety precautions involved.

As you may or may not know when receiving a tattoo a small or large ink cap is used based on the size of your tattoo. When finished the unused ink is then discarded; thrown out. It seems Idle Hands reuses their ink from the ink caps. Any unused portion is then poured back into the ink bottle for the next customer. Last time I checked a tattoo is needles going into your skin and possibily drawing blood, so when did it become safe to reuse something that was once in contact with someone else's blood? I remember back in the 80's when they started teaching us not to share needles. Hepatitis C anyone? Or how about HIV? Or even better AIDS?

Just recently a new law in Arizona went into effect; tattooing on minors is now illegal even with parents consent (just ask Club Tattoo, they'll tell you) well not only does Idle Hands not stay current with the laws but they do not even card anyone. They take your word for it. Great for the child, very bad for the child when he or she gets home. When did it become okay to be unprofessional? SO no paperwork it didn't happen? It show a lack of experience (apprenticing doesn't count as your experience; your tattooing time does) It's unfortunate that a business that was once respected is now tarnished.

My advise, find a nice custom shop where you know you will get a one of a kind piece, the treatment you deserve and the protection you need.

Trouble
Queen Creek, Arizona
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/21/2008 03:30 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Idle-Hands-Tattoo-Shop/Mesa-Arizona-85210/Idle-Hands-Tattoo-Shop-The-Dirtest-Most-Illegal-Shop-in-Mesa-AZ-Mesa-Arizona-353534. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Sounds More Like A Personal Issue

AUTHOR: B.b. - (U.S.A.)

You are completely incorrect, if I may stress that again. I dont know where you are getting your information from (other than what you are hearing from some minors) SUPPOSEDLY. Idle Hands Tattoo's clientelle is NOT mostly minors. There clientelle does not consist of minors at all. They never have tattooed minors and never will. As well as you made up the fact about anyone in the shop re-using ink. And you admit that you didnt actually see anyone do that, you just heard about it? People talk a lot.

Maybe you have some association with the trash hole down the street? What are they called again, Damage Inc? They are open at all hours of the night and the early morning because their staff can't stay off of drugs. And their work looks better at night because it is so bad. If I am wrong about that, then that is my mistake, but that is what it sounds like to me. Because they have a serious problem with Idle Hands competition. One guy there, even filled in a tattoo that was lined by Jayare, and put it in his portfolio!!! His name is Kelly I think.

Go ahead and try to make another good point, or may I say another fabrication about the shop, because you have some obvious personal issues with some of the staff at Idle Hands Tattoo, or maybe you can't take the competition if you are somehow tied to Damage Inc?
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#2 Author of original report

Answered questions about Idle Hands Tattoo Shop of Mesa, AZ

AUTHOR: Trouble - (U.S.A.)

B.b.,
You bring up some very good questions about your friends from Idle Hands. Let me first address the question of why I did not name who reuses ink. Most people feel that there is guilt by association; if one does they all do. It is like a crime, your guilty if you sit and do nothing hence the reason for "they" and not "so and so". Idle has a lot of clients, or should I say ex-clients, that leave there and tend to open their mouths about things they have seen in the shop. It is interesting what else you can learn from strangers.

As for the clientele, it is mostly minors and did we forget the location?! Up until a few years ago they were the only shop in the area. Here's an idea, a science experiment if you will, the next time you see a minor with a tattoo ask them where they got it. Half of my child's high school has gone and goes to Idle Hands (to Joe, they probably would go to Sam more if it wasn't as rude as he is)to have tattoo work done. In the state of Arizona, it is now illegal to tattoo on minors even WITH parental consent. Now you could bring up that if a parent argues their way, Idle Hands may say okay because who are they to argue, after all they are the parent. I know atleast a handful of kids who have gone in there without parents, without IDs and still had work done. Now I am not saying the work was all done by Joe because as I stated earlier guilt by association.

I do have to say Jason follows regulations to the T. Out of everyone I have talked to, heard from as well as seen for myself he is by far their best asset!
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#3 Consumer Comment

Idle Hands Tattoo is a Very Clean, and Professional Shop.

AUTHOR: B.b. - (U.S.A.)

I have been a regular client at Idle Hands Tattoo for a few years now. Most of my tattoos have been done there, and I must say that everything that 'Trouble' claims about the Idle Hands Tattoo is not only untrue, but it just seems to have been completely fabricated.

I also have a couple of questions to ask about those accusations made. If Trouble was present at Idle Hands Tattoo when someone supposedly "re-used" ink, why does he/she not have the name of the artist that did that or when exactly that supposedly happened? Or if they weren't there, then where did he/she even hear that from? "Trouble" if you have proof that your review is true, please, by all means, provide legitimate proof. How does Idle Hands have such a prominent clientele if their shop is so unprofessional and they re-use ink?

If you have been pierced or tattooed at Idle Hands, you probably are aware that the staff actually does require you to fill out a liability waiver along with proof that you are of age to receive services. If you are not 18 years old, and you have a parent/guardian with you, they still will NOT tattoo you until you are 18.

More importantly, anyone at any given time is more than welcome to go and take a tour of Idle Hands Tattoo to see how they perform, (as noted by Joe on another review) and keep the shop very clean, professional, etc. All of the guys working there have been certified in B.B.P. classes, which isn't even required in the state of AZ. That right there just shows a couple ways that they have gone out of their way to be as professional as possible.

I hope "Trouble" hasn't negatively affected anyone that has ever come across his/her review about Idle Hands Tattoo, but I personally can assure everyone that none of those claims are true.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Idle Hands Tattoo is a Very Clean, and Professional Shop.

AUTHOR: B.b. - (U.S.A.)

I have been a regular client at Idle Hands Tattoo for a few years now. Most of my tattoos have been done there, and I must say that everything that 'Trouble' claims about the Idle Hands Tattoo is not only untrue, but it just seems to have been completely fabricated.

I also have a couple of questions to ask about those accusations made. If Trouble was present at Idle Hands Tattoo when someone supposedly "re-used" ink, why does he/she not have the name of the artist that did that or when exactly that supposedly happened? Or if they weren't there, then where did he/she even hear that from? "Trouble" if you have proof that your review is true, please, by all means, provide legitimate proof. How does Idle Hands have such a prominent clientele if their shop is so unprofessional and they re-use ink?

If you have been pierced or tattooed at Idle Hands, you probably are aware that the staff actually does require you to fill out a liability waiver along with proof that you are of age to receive services. If you are not 18 years old, and you have a parent/guardian with you, they still will NOT tattoo you until you are 18.

More importantly, anyone at any given time is more than welcome to go and take a tour of Idle Hands Tattoo to see how they perform, (as noted by Joe on another review) and keep the shop very clean, professional, etc. All of the guys working there have been certified in B.B.P. classes, which isn't even required in the state of AZ. That right there just shows a couple ways that they have gone out of their way to be as professional as possible.

I hope "Trouble" hasn't negatively affected anyone that has ever come across his/her review about Idle Hands Tattoo, but I personally can assure everyone that none of those claims are true.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Idle Hands Tattoo is a Very Clean, and Professional Shop.

AUTHOR: B.b. - (U.S.A.)

I have been a regular client at Idle Hands Tattoo for a few years now. Most of my tattoos have been done there, and I must say that everything that 'Trouble' claims about the Idle Hands Tattoo is not only untrue, but it just seems to have been completely fabricated.

I also have a couple of questions to ask about those accusations made. If Trouble was present at Idle Hands Tattoo when someone supposedly "re-used" ink, why does he/she not have the name of the artist that did that or when exactly that supposedly happened? Or if they weren't there, then where did he/she even hear that from? "Trouble" if you have proof that your review is true, please, by all means, provide legitimate proof. How does Idle Hands have such a prominent clientele if their shop is so unprofessional and they re-use ink?

If you have been pierced or tattooed at Idle Hands, you probably are aware that the staff actually does require you to fill out a liability waiver along with proof that you are of age to receive services. If you are not 18 years old, and you have a parent/guardian with you, they still will NOT tattoo you until you are 18.

More importantly, anyone at any given time is more than welcome to go and take a tour of Idle Hands Tattoo to see how they perform, (as noted by Joe on another review) and keep the shop very clean, professional, etc. All of the guys working there have been certified in B.B.P. classes, which isn't even required in the state of AZ. That right there just shows a couple ways that they have gone out of their way to be as professional as possible.

I hope "Trouble" hasn't negatively affected anyone that has ever come across his/her review about Idle Hands Tattoo, but I personally can assure everyone that none of those claims are true.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Idle Hands Tattoo is a Very Clean, and Professional Shop.

AUTHOR: B.b. - (U.S.A.)

I have been a regular client at Idle Hands Tattoo for a few years now. Most of my tattoos have been done there, and I must say that everything that 'Trouble' claims about the Idle Hands Tattoo is not only untrue, but it just seems to have been completely fabricated.

I also have a couple of questions to ask about those accusations made. If Trouble was present at Idle Hands Tattoo when someone supposedly "re-used" ink, why does he/she not have the name of the artist that did that or when exactly that supposedly happened? Or if they weren't there, then where did he/she even hear that from? "Trouble" if you have proof that your review is true, please, by all means, provide legitimate proof. How does Idle Hands have such a prominent clientele if their shop is so unprofessional and they re-use ink?

If you have been pierced or tattooed at Idle Hands, you probably are aware that the staff actually does require you to fill out a liability waiver along with proof that you are of age to receive services. If you are not 18 years old, and you have a parent/guardian with you, they still will NOT tattoo you until you are 18.

More importantly, anyone at any given time is more than welcome to go and take a tour of Idle Hands Tattoo to see how they perform, (as noted by Joe on another review) and keep the shop very clean, professional, etc. All of the guys working there have been certified in B.B.P. classes, which isn't even required in the state of AZ. That right there just shows a couple ways that they have gone out of their way to be as professional as possible.

I hope "Trouble" hasn't negatively affected anyone that has ever come across his/her review about Idle Hands Tattoo, but I personally can assure everyone that none of those claims are true.
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