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Date of posting: 2009-07-02 13:48:05
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Amount: I just want Justice
Description: Myself and two other co-workers went to a new local tattoo parlor in Morgan Hill, California. We all got the same tattoo and we all got bad infections. Within the two days our ankles swelled three times the size and was oozing all the color and green stuff. We let it ride because we understood that the foot area was very painful in regards to healing. We went back to the tat shop to find the owner and his wife and showed him our feet. His first response was "Oh shit, he went way too deep, that artist is out of here. Don't worry, he won't be back!" At that point we told him that we were pissed and we were going to seek medical attention because our legs had became so sore that we had to miss work and the crust from our tattoo kept cracking and seaping. My friend was the first to go seek medical advice then myself. It was confirmed that it appeared we both had Staf infections and were given antibiotics for severl weeks. The artist finally cared enough to contact us and even admitted he may have went to deep and that he would only refund our money and fix it. He then told us that we would fix it at the shop where we got it beacuse he still worked there! We then decided to run in their business lic because they had one on the wall in the shop. It happens that they do not have a license but rather one is pending because the Enviromental Health Dept. still hadn't inspected their facility. All of our tats look like we got burned. There is no color and is chunky and scared. Do I have any legal rights against the city or owner?
Zipcode: 95037
City: Morgan Hill
State: California

Comments

Han 2 months, 3 weeks ago

She shouldn't have to do research. A damn tattoo shop should know what the fuck they are doing and provide services correctly. I live in a tourist town with lots of studios and tourists should be able to walk in and get tattooed and expect it to be done the right way. So it's the fucking shop's fault for not doing things the way they are supposed to be done. Quit being dicks to her.

A professional 1 year, 2 months ago

First off, no you don't have any legal rights, secondly, no you can't sue, thirdly, you should have done your research and probably not price shopped. You cannot sue someone because you are ignorant to something, take responsibility for your actions. Yeah their license was probably pending, do you have any clue how many tattoo shops are in that area? And guess how many health inspectors there are? A fraction of that number. Next time, I would do a little more research on shops, artists, and ask questions.

tanya 1 year, 4 months ago

I had a tattoo at ingoldmels last month I had my boyfriends name with a love heart. U cant see the love heart its just scared skin. But that will teach me to go to a cheap and cheerful tattooist

tanya 1 year, 4 months ago

I had a tattoo at ingoldmels last month I had my boyfriends name with a love heart. U cant see the love heart its just scared skin. But that will teach me to go to a cheap and cheerful tattooist

Natalie Schumann 1 year, 6 months ago

I realize this comment might be late of action...our body is a physical manisfistation (or vessel) of our spirit. Karma places a distinguishable role in art and body modification. Please consider this nexttime you choose to draw on the flesh of Gods temple. Question: Are you clean?

Natalie Schumann 1 year, 6 months ago

I realize this comment might be late of action...our body is a physical manisfistation (or vessel) of our spirit. Karma places a distinguishable role in art and body modification. Please consider this nexttime you choose to draw on the flesh of Gods temple.

Katt Padget 2 years, 2 months ago

I got a tat from a very respected shop here in Springfield, Illinois named Styx won several awards, etc. First tat came out beautiful on my foot, everyone thinks its gorgeous. 2nd tat, a shamrock on my left wrist with "Faith" above it for Irish Faith, it wasn't a day later that it started swelling and was red about an inch outside of it. It was so "tight" feeling and painful like needles. My right wrist was done by another shop a few mos ago and turned out great no pain no after effects nothing. So I called in, said somethin is really wrong. They laughed it off said just put ice on it like my foot. So I did. A day later the green dye was leaking all over my clothes and pus was coming out. I started throwing up with a high fever and the tat area was HOT. I went to the hospital and sure enough I contracted Staph. They gave me IV antibiotics, sent me home w Sulfa, I had to give the name of Styx and Mark the guy that tatted me but said I didn't BLAME him. I blamed whoever the flip answered the phone and laughed it off. It's been a month and a half, still not healed and it looks like half of the greens are drained out of it and the rest are dull, the word faith is all black now not green, and theres scar tissue all over it. I'm so upset. The worst part is I've contacted them *Mark* by Email and he's never responded, I've asked about touch ups or how to fix it, he's basically hiding. Assumed guilt?

cleanscool 4 years, 4 months ago

most of the cases of staf are due to the artist not wearing a mask. because ,,, when you talk, you spit all over that big open wound wake up america i have the worlds ONLY safe tattoo studio

melanie 4 years, 4 months ago

This very same thing happened to me and the guy said they wouldnt do any thing for me and to put tea bags on it!! I got it at eight oclock at night and by morning it was infected , the shop owner said the guy had the gun on to high! Im still looking into it!I signed a waiver so I dont know if i can persue legal action.

Kelly 4 years, 6 months ago

I love how people looking for help post these questions and get yelled at for it. A simple yes or no would suffice but people need to take it to a whole new extreme and start calling names and placing blame. I think this falls under the category: If you don’t have anything nice to say, DON’T SAY IT AT ALL! Some people obviously did not watch enough Sesame Street growing up.

Kelly 4 years, 6 months ago

I love how people looking for help post these questions and get yelled at for it. A simple yes or no would suffice but people need to take it to a whole new extreme and start calling names and placing blame. I think this falls under the category: If you don’t have anything nice to say, DON’T SAY IT AT ALL! Some people obviously did not watch enough Sesame Street growing up.

Kelly 4 years, 6 months ago

I love how people looking for help post these questions and get yelled at for it. A simple yes or no would suffice but people need to take it to a whole new extreme and start calling names and placing blame. I think this falls under the category: If you don’t have anything nice to say, DON’T SAY IT AT ALL! Some people obviously did not watch enough Sesame Street growing up.

Lee Peverall 4 years, 7 months ago

I had the letter L on my neck a few weeks ago it look nice so i went bck to get a P put next to it for my initial, i told the lady that my name is lee peverall and also my girlfriend asked her if the tattoo would be close to my ear she said it would be fine. She showed me the transfer in a tiny mirror and asked if it was ok, i couldnt really see but she said it looked nice. When i left and showed my partner i was shocked to find out that she had put the letter the wrong side so now my tattoo says P L. Also the letters are not even correct 1s straight and the other is at a angle. I spoke to the shop but they said its my fault could you please let me know if its myself or the shop to blame????

ARTEEST 4 years, 8 months ago

LMAO!!!!

Sarah 4 years, 8 months ago

I recived a tattoo about a week and a half ago and it has developed staph infection! When i got my newest tattoo thwe artist did all the proper procedures ( I have other tats so i know what they should and should not do) all the areas and equipment were sterile new in packaing and the ink was poured fresh into sterile cups i watched everything he was doing. I am currently being treated for the inection and the doctor and the local er where i live said that in no way did he feel that it was anything i had done! being that i had been caring for it properly and it clearly was kept clean. so if u feel that u fallowed all the right after care pocedures and the artist fallowed all his then it is not ur fault. The shop admitted to going to deep and my doc thinks that what has happened in my case. File a suit and good luck to u!

SweetBlue 4 years, 8 months ago

thats nastyy...i exually puke..xS

None of your business 4 years, 9 months ago

you all assume you know everything. My ex husband is a tattoo artist and works in a local shop. In the area the tattoo was done, if you go too deep the body will over produce white blood cells and create scar tissue. I do believe that you have a case because the artist, of ALL people, should know their depth. Just because the victim didn't state to you all the details as far as how clean the shop was, does not mean anything. If you read into what she was saying, the shop manager CLEARLY told her that the guy went way to deep. I have over 40 tattoos and have done many tattoos to the point where you DO need to know your depth and how many layers of skin you are going through. Do some research guys before blaming the girl who got screwed by a crappy artist

MELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. 4 years, 9 months ago

THAT IS DISGUSTING. It looks like there is worms in it. i wanted to get a tattoo but i dont think im going to now.

Paul 5 years ago

In all honesty, I would say you have a case. I have three myself and lucky they all turned out ok. If they don't have a liscence then straight away you have a case. Ok It COULD be your fault it's infected due to poor care... but if they admitted to tattoing to deep (which the artist should know how to handle) then it's their fault again. Realisticly I can immagine you getting compensation and you deserve it for being left with that. ANY PERSON who says you deserve it is a moron, Like i've read from someone else... You have paid for the service of artwork to be permenantly put onto you skin. Its THEIR RIGHT AND DUTY as the service provider to maintain suitable standards in terms of hygeine and also they should have given you a talk on aftercare for the tattoo. But too be honest I am from england so i don't know about your legal system but i would place money on it saying you have a case dude

Eli 5 years, 1 month ago

Dude they have the right too sue. It can't be a coincidence that they all got infections.

majuba sunshine 5 years, 1 month ago

Everything about that tattoo looks terrible.

Negligence 5 years, 2 months ago

It's funny how dirty people who have no concern for their own health or other peoples health always blame the victim. Customers are not trained in sterilization, they paid for a service that is required to be sterile. Three people were infected and possibly more.

ann y. mous 5 years, 3 months ago

You left out some points that would probably be relevant to whether you have a case or not: Did you see the artist open fresh needles and use fresh paint cups? Did he wear gloves? What was your aftercare procedure? Frankly, if he didn't use fresh supplies, and you didn't run out of there before he could even start, you pretty much deserve what you got, and you really shouldn't get a settlement for being stupid.

Holly 5 years, 3 months ago

Wow. What the fuck? You can't prove they gave you an infection. It's your own fault for not making sure they were using sanitary processes. If they put on fresh gloves, pulled the needles from an autoglave pouch, and poured fresh ink then the infection was your fault alone. IF THEY DIDN'T DO THE ABOVE: you should have said something or left. Quit blaming others for your mistakes and poor hygiene. This WILL be thrown out in court because you have absolutely no proof.

Society is Dumb 5 years, 3 months ago

Like 25% of people carry staph at all times. You obviously don't have enough money to prove that a tattoo shop gave it to you. I'm with the other guy. Should have made a better informed decision. Get over it.

mastafish 5 years, 3 months ago

so let me get this straight: you did less research on the place to do PERMANENT BODY MODIFICATION than you would trying to find someone to help you get free money. you assume a piece of paper on the wall from the government means everything must be kosher. i'm making assumptions here. my advice to you would be; next time, instead of adding another B.S. lawsuit to the millions of others that the People's Republik of Kalifornia, take responsibility for your own actions and do some research on what exactly you are doing! i would sooner get tattooed in a world-class artist's backyard than in some yahoo tattoo shop with some dubious government permission slip. remember, the government issues licenses to drivers of all kinds...good, bad, whatever- pay your money, get your license. i own a bady modification studio, and i can tell you, regulation is a JOKE. of course, shame on you for being so naive that you think a piece of paper somehow magically makes something better. shame on all the other posters too who somehow think you are entitled to something you are not. had you taken even half the time to ask around that you have taken trying to "build your case" then you wouldn't have gotten a shitty tattoo. BTW, without HARD EVIDENCE (like cultures taken from the shop in question by a third-party laboratory) then you will be unable to prove conclusively you got the infection from the tattoo alone. you could have walked through freaking sewage or something right after you left the shop and infected yourself. you signed a release form, i'm sure. you had the opportunity to look around and ask questions, and you have a whole shitpile of good shops within an hour of you if you had simply asked people with good looking tattoos where they got them, and then been willing to ACTUALLY DO IT. guess what? the guy with the 6 month waiting list who charges a lot more for a tattoo is worth it! chalk it up to being dumb and don't make the same mistake again.

BB 5 years, 3 months ago

Report it to the BBB and attorney general, I'd say, and sue them for all they've got! Sue them for scarring you (in a way you didn't want) for life! You didn't get a staph infection from going "too deep" - you got it because it was a dirty shop! Then they've got the nerve to continue to employ the same guy - please don't go back there to get it "fixed" - this is a filthy shop and it could do more harm than good. Try to get back the money you paid, then sue - worry about getting your tattoos fixed at a reputable shop. Get yourself checked for everything you can think of! Though you can't get blood from stone, hopefully the suit will force the shop to close!

mastafish 5 years, 3 months ago

*the People's Republik of Kalifornia can ill-afford* ooops. everyone makes mistakes. oh shit, i just admitted liability. maybe you should sue me, our respective ISPs, AND the city, and the computer maker too! you'll be rich!

anonymous 5 years, 3 months ago

"went too deep" is bullshit you went to a dirty shop and got a dirty tattoo you're probably luck that you don't have hepatitis (if you've even gotten checked) or something worse. Post the name of the shop and the name of the artist and get a lawyer, you should also contact the local health board.

Andreas 5 years, 3 months ago

You should file a suit, DEFINITELY file a suit. You have the proof in the pictures, the doctor notes etc. Do it before they cause more harm to other people!

Brian Schneider 5 years, 3 months ago

What is the name of the parlor (so other readers don't end up at the same place)?

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