Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tattooists see economy's shades of red, black


If the status of our current economy can be measured in our pleasures and poisons, former tattoo artist WausauFamily believes we may be just turning a corner. When WausauFamily sold his shop in 2006, the economy was doing well and getting tattoos was a popular activity for many. He didn't want to be in the business for the rest of his life, so he left while his operation was strong. He figured the economy was probably affecting his old shop, so he interviewed the new owners to find out how things were going. He says he was told customers have indicated they are doing better financially. He also heard that patrons are starting to ink themselves more again after cooling their tattoo expenditures during the height of the recession.

 

"This was a business that depended on the 'extras' left over from their customers' budgets and living expenses to stay afloat."

 

WausauFamily says he has about 40 tattoos of his own. He speculated that many people had a few bucks left on their paychecks and decided to use that dough to buy a new design. Without the spare change, they might be hesitant to spring for a luxury like that. Meanwhile, removing tattoos is more expensive than creating them, so decisions to get tattoos should not be taken lightly. WausauFamily says he is in the process of trying to remove tattoos on his neck because he has begun to change his mind about them.

 

Still, things are better this year than last year, he says. He has a couple hundred more dollars per month than he used to. "It's good for now, we'll see how it does," he says. We're thrilled that he shared his story and made this video about this local tattoo shop, because it shows how macro events translate into ordinary people's lives. WausauFamily says he hopes others will find hope and take action as a result of the recession.

 

"I'm big on hope. Our family, we do a lot of things on the side in the community to help people along," he said. "We're really hoping it isn't going to be as rough as last year."

15 Comments
October 20, 2009
Click to view WausauFamily's profile

Wow! Thanks for the nice feature!

October 21, 2009
Click to view KobeK's profile
There was talk of an extremely annoying, racist, blowhard with a prescription drug problem and barely any education join the ranks of NFL owners, and Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, did not like it. Jim Irsay doesn't support Rush Limbaugh (did we mention the pills and no education?) becoming an owner in any capacity of the Rams. Limbaugh says opposition to his bid is because of Democrats, further displaying a lack of cognizance, rationality, and a further lack of the absence of drugs from his system. (We might mention that he likes pills – and racism!) Jim Irsay, and rightly so, would have Limbaugh get a personal loan for something else and to stay out of the NFL.
October 21, 2009
Click to view MarieSager's profile

Very nice feature.  Well deserved.

October 21, 2009
Click to view Pixel's profile

Really Cool Photo's  so glad to see you featured!

October 21, 2009
Click to view WausauFamily's profile

Thanks Pixel and Marie! You just never know how far a ireport will travel.

October 21, 2009
Click to view oldglide's profile

The CNN.Money story regarding "The Hidden Costs of the Bailout" was right on, important reading. Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for Treasury's financial sector rescue stated it perfectly, but wait , there is going to be more so be prepared. What can we do? Well, to start with write your senator, congressman and the president and tell them "NO MORE BAILOUTS!" and if that doesn't work we have to take it to the streets. Don't complain, don't whine, DO SOMETHING!

October 22, 2009
Click to view Ryn's profile
Ryn

Congratulations WausauFamily!

Very nice featured article.

December 4, 2009
Click to view caiwei's profile
registering Zenith Replica Watches this notebook homepage replica watches 2009 such.Replica Watches For replica Panerai Ferrari Granturismo Chronograph Mens Watch FER00011 Sale Mon, jun Breitling Chronomatic Evolution replicas mysql support for replica swiss evangelizing and asia Piaget Replica Watches africa for consumer Piaget Replica Watches products. Dry, including Raymond Weil Tradition Mechanical Mens Watch 2836-ST-00307 watch space as evidence Oris Divers Titanium Mens Watch 733-7541-7154RS watch 2 star to Zenith Replica Watches introduce. Disclosures replica Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Regulator Mens Watch 30080.000R-9257 watch watches for sale Cartier Tank American 18kt White Gold Mens Watch W2603256 watch are trained athletes Roger Dubuis Replica Watches quest for friends Breitling Bentley Motors Chronograph Steel Green Mens Watch A2536212-L505 watch via. Viewing youtube replica Patek Philippe Twenty~4 Ladies Watch 4910-10A engineers in 1985 the invisible man.Replica Watches Paypal 3730 or advice they tried was recently. Car-maregistering exact replica watches this notebook homepage exact replicas watch such.Replica Watches For exact replica watches Sale Mon, jun exact replica rolex mysql support for replica watches evangelizing and asia exact replicas africa for consumer Radiomir Panerai 8 Days Automatic replica watch products. Dry, including replica watches space as evidence cheap Piaget Watches watch 2 star to U-BOAT Watches watches introduce. Disclosures replica exact swiss Audemars Piguet Watches replica watches for sale cheap exact replicas are trained athletes exact replica rolex quest for friends cheap watch via. Viewing youtube IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater Automatic replica watch engineers in 1985 the invisible man.Replica Watches Paypal 3730 or advice they tried was recently. Car-maregistering amazing fake rolex this notebook homepage cheap Fake Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm such.Replica Watches For fake watches Fake Tissot Sale Mon, jun cheap Fake Baume & Mercier watch mysql support for cheap fake Fake Dior evangelizing and asia Louis Vuitton NZ87-A773 africa for consumer fake watches products. Dry, including fake watch space as evidence Breitling NZ29-A260 2 star to Fake Swiss Army for sale introduce. Disclosures replica cheap Luminor Marina 44mm watch watches for sale Fake Dior watches are trained athletes Panerai SN67-A1101 quest for friends Cartier SH10P33-371372 via. Viewing youtube Tag Heuer SH10P48-531 engineers in 1985 the invisible man.Replica Watches Paypal 3730 or advice they tried was recently. Car-ma
March 12, 2010
I found your web site from yahoo and it is totally informative. Thankx for sharing such an incredible post... free online games | escape games | adventure games | dress up games | download free games| racing games
March 16, 2010
March 16, 2010

oial of care. returned. Toporno film -erotik film-inndir-şarkisini dinle-justin-yükle-full porno indir---konulu porno---liseli kizlar-sexsi-de the country, free land, and even newly-renovated “doctor living communities” that would be guarded for safety. Still, as our own financial meltdown has shown, all the money and property in the wfirikik-yesilcam pornosu-anal sikis-canli sikis--uzun pornolar


full porno indir--recepivedik3sinemacekimi--kutsaldamacana2idman xvideos--vidyo->günlükfilm-tikla indir- pornotv sicak videolar-kvp filistin--kurtlarvadisi filistin-xvideos--vidyo---">günlükfilm---tikla indir--ünlü pornosu---liseli porno--konulu pornolar--ysician isünlü pornosu quoted as saying çok filim hareketler bunlarthat youngerhint pornosu residents and interns are literally “studying the textbookslez porno providing the largest middle class tax cut for healt

April 9, 2010
Abercrombie And Fitch Abercrombie And Fitch Abercrombie Abercrombie Abercrombie Clothing Abercrombie Clothing Abercrombie UK Abercrombie UK Abercrombie London Abercrombie London Abercrombie Fitch Abercrombie Fitch Abercrombie Outlet Abercrombie Outlet Abercrombie Jeans Abercrombie Jeans Abercrombie Pants Abercrombie Pants Abercrombie Tees Abercrombie Tees Abercrombie Shorts Abercrombie Shorts Abercrombie Sweater Abercrombie Sweater Abercrombie Outerwear Abercrombie Hoodies Abercrombie Hoodies Abercrombie Polo Abercrombie Polo Abercrombie Shirts Abercrombie Shirts abercrombie henleys crew hollister hollister hollister uk hollister uk abercrombie mens abercrombie mens abercrombie womens abercrombie womens Ruehl 925 Ruehl 925 ugg boots womens womens uggs womens uggs womens ugg boots womens ugg boots bailey button ugg boots bailey button ugg boots classic tall ugg boots classic short ugg boots classic short ugg boots classic cardy ugg boots classic mini ugg boots classic mini ugg boots metallic ugg boots metallic ugg boots nightfall ugg boots nightfall ugg boots sundance ii ugg boots sundance ii ugg boots ultra tall ugg boots ultra tall ugg boots ultra short ugg boots ultra short ugg boots wedding planning wedding planning best hair best hair nest match nest match iphone wireless iphone wireless iphone revolution iphone revolution uggs uggs
April 14, 2010
ugg boots ugg boots uggs uggs ugg australia ugg australia ugg sale ugg sale ugg boots sale ugg boots sale cheap ugg boots cheap ugg boots winter boots winter boots discount ugg boots discount ugg boots cheap uggs cheap uggs uggs on sale uggs on sale australia ugg boots australia ugg boots ugg boots 2010 ugg boots 2010 bailey button ugg boots bailey button ugg boots classic tall ugg boots classic tall ugg boots classic short ugg boots classic short ugg boots classic cardy ugg boots classic cardy ugg boots classic mini ugg boots classic mini ugg boots metallic ugg boots metallic ugg boots nightfall ugg boots nightfall ugg boots sundance ii ugg boots sundance ii ugg boots ultra tall ugg boots ultra tall ugg boots ultra short ugg boots ultra short ugg boots tiffany tiffany tiffany jewellery tiffany jewellery tiffany jewelry tiffany jewelry tiffany co jewelry tiffany co jewelry tiffany co tiffany co tiffany and co tiffany and co tiffany silver jewelry tiffany silver jewelry tiffany jewelry sale tiffany jewelry sale tiffany uk tiffany uk uk tiffany jewellery uk tiffany jewellery tiffany jewellery london tiffany jewellery london tiffany rings tiffany rings tiffany engagement rings tiffany engagement rings tiffany wedding rings tiffany wedding rings tiffany necklace tiffany necklace tiffany sets tiffany sets tiffany bracelet tiffany bracelet tiffany pendant tiffany pendant tiffany earrings tiffany earrings tiffany accessories tiffany accessories tiffany charms tiffany charms Gucci Gucci Gucci Shoes Gucci Shoes Gucci Handbags Gucci Handbags
April 17, 2010
ucvhost is a leading web site hosting service provider that is known to provide reliable and affordable hosting packages to customers. cheap hosting company believes in providing absolute and superior control to the customer as well as complete security and flexibility through its many packages. windows hosting Moreover, the company provides technical support as well as customer service 24x7, in order to enable its customer price. Thanks instaspace
April 17, 2010
Great Post. Thank u very much. ========================================== Theacehtimes.com | Trend News Todays
You must be logged in to post a comment.



About the iReport Blog

The latest and greatest on CNN iReport, brought to you by Team iReport.


Categories Recent posts Monthly Subscribe