So, a couple new shops.
The first is “The Crib” where I feel damn comfy. It’s slow, but the people are awesome and it’s a clean, sterile, all-around excellent space.
The players there:
Enigma. The Shop manager/shop girl. She’s pretty awesome, but if she’s having a bad day, watch out.
Dude. An artist who’s been everywhere, even overseas. Kind of a poseur-y douche, but a good artist, and he’s okay enough.
The Saint. Good artist, been published even. I can already tell he’s kind of a rockstar, but whatever.
The Apprentice. Nuff said, though he’s in it for all the wrong reasons.
Bossman One. Chill dude, real accommodating, bends over backwards to make sure everyone’s happy.
Bossman Two. Real quiet dude, smart, too.
Cheese. Friendly, kind of an all-around higher up, a bit flaky though.
Big Boss. Chill dude, don’t cross him, though, he means business.
Now then, on to shop two.
This is the moneymaker, but it’s a damn crap establishment. We’ll call it Starz.
The “piercer”. She’s been “piercing” 20 years, she says, and can talk the talk, but doesn’t walk the walk - she uses guns for piercing, and I’ve had a couple of complaints already. Doesn’t do half the things that are fairly common now (microdermals) and her “safe standards and practices” leave a lot to be desired.
Grouch. He’s so not. He’s friendly, loves his job.
Savage. Cool dude, fancies himself a ladies man, looks like.
Randall. Chill dude, easygoing, a bit lazy(but then aren’t all artists? myself included.)
Pieces. This is the guy I’ve been warned about. Piercer calls him a “snake”. He seems lazy(lazier than usual), kind of dumb, and douchey.
So Starz is located in neighborhood that used to be the ghetto shopping central(and now is for people spending on money on trying to look ghetto)… and as such, I get a lot of little baby butch lesbians wanting tattoos and ghetto women wanting piercings that are impractical or tacky.
The Crib is also in a ghetto shopping district, but the clientele that we get there is a bit more high-end. Tho, I’ll say, Enigma probably screens the bad apples out, she’s good like that.