Tipping your body piercer
Tipping your piercer can be a bit more complicated. You won’t necessarily adhere to a 10%-30% guideline. Piercers do a lot more than just piercing.
Think about this:
- Perhaps they helped you fix some troubled jewelry. They saved you from needing to spend money on a new purchase and helped your piercing stay healthy. $3-10 for their time is a nice way to say “thanks.”
- Maybe they spent a decent amount of time with you, lined up multiple piercings or helping you decide on the exact placement. $5-20 per piercing will show how much you appreciate the skill and effort they put into making everything perfect.
- What if you were an emotional wreck and they alleviated your fears and kept you strong and entertained. Their skills helped get you through a nerve-wracking experience so that you could get the piercing you really wanted. Tip ‘em! They’ll feel as awesome as you do.
- Conversely, if your piercer seemed short-tempered, ill-mannered or just plain snotty then tip accordingly and complain to their boss! A piercer should genuinely care about your experience. Sometimes being a good piercer means wearing the “stern parent” hat, but you should always feel confident that they have your best interests at heart.
You should always feel good about tipping your artist – never obligated.
You don’t always have to just give cash! Homemade gifts and/or a great review on Yelp go a long way to express appreciation.
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