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SayItAintSo

Mound, MN

#1 Nov 11, 2011
We have scratchers in Hazlehurst, about 4 or more of them. For those not in the Know, a "Scratcher" is a bootleg tattooist. A person working out of their home or other's homes, who doesn't give a tinker's damn about your health, nor the proper procedures and sterilization methods in applying a tattoo. Staph infections, Hepatitis, HIV are all possible if the person hasn't been thoroughly trained in the profession. Not to mention the poor and shoddy work you will end up with! Sure these jackasses are cheap, and promise you the moon. But ask yourself this: If they were that damned good, why aren't they working in a real shop?
There is an old saying: "You get what you pay for!"

“"CAN YOU BELIEVE IN CHANGE " ”

Since: Feb 11

Bradenton, FL

#2 Nov 12, 2011
thanks for the warning.
State Of Georgia

Gray, GA

#3 Nov 13, 2011
Doesn't this need to be reported to the Georgia Department of Community Health and the Jeff Davis County Health Department so they can send someone in and shut them down?

“One step at a time...”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#4 Nov 14, 2011
SayItAintSo wrote:
We have scratchers in Hazlehurst, about 4 or more of them. For those not in the Know, a "Scratcher" is a bootleg tattooist. A person working out of their home or other's homes, who doesn't give a tinker's damn about your health, nor the proper procedures and sterilization methods in applying a tattoo. Staph infections, Hepatitis, HIV are all possible if the person hasn't been thoroughly trained in the profession. Not to mention the poor and shoddy work you will end up with! Sure these jackasses are cheap, and promise you the moon. But ask yourself this: If they were that damned good, why aren't they working in a real shop?
There is an old saying: "You get what you pay for!"
My nephew is one of these so-called "scratchers" and you have no idea what your talking about. He is very clean and sanitary and his work is above anybody elses in this town. He doesn't have a shop because he is just starting out and can't afford one. Just because you might have had a bad experience with one doesn't mean you need to get on here and talk crap about the rest.
SayItAintSo

Mound, MN

#5 Nov 14, 2011
Tattooing as an art form has a history that dates back thousands of years. There are codes of ethics and respectful practices involved. It isn't just drawing on people. If your nephew didn't apprentice under a professional tattooist for a minimum of 2 years, attend state certified first aid and blood borne pathogen training, receive hepatitis B vaccinations and got himself CPR certified, then he is a GODDAMN SCRATCHER and a wart on the ass of society. All the things listed are required by the Jeff Davis Board of Health to issue a tattooing permit...not to mention if your nephew has a felony(or enough misdemeanors) on his record, he cannot get a permit. Simply put: your nephew gives legitimate tattooists a bad name and spits in the eye of traditions and the sanctity of real dedicated tattooists worldwide, not just in this town.

“"CAN YOU BELIEVE IN CHANGE " ”

Since: Feb 11

Bradenton, FL

#6 Nov 14, 2011
I got 6 tats, Got 4 in Tampa, Florida and 2 in Columbus. Bout time for a new one.

“One step at a time...”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#7 Nov 15, 2011
SayItAintSo wrote:
Tattooing as an art form has a history that dates back thousands of years. There are codes of ethics and respectful practices involved. It isn't just drawing on people. If your nephew didn't apprentice under a professional tattooist for a minimum of 2 years, attend state certified first aid and blood borne pathogen training, receive hepatitis B vaccinations and got himself CPR certified, then he is a GODDAMN SCRATCHER and a wart on the ass of society. All the things listed are required by the Jeff Davis Board of Health to issue a tattooing permit...not to mention if your nephew has a felony(or enough misdemeanors) on his record, he cannot get a permit. Simply put: your nephew gives legitimate tattooists a bad name and spits in the eye of traditions and the sanctity of real dedicated tattooists worldwide, not just in this town.
well lets see...since you know everything...I am CPR instructor certified-so that takes care of first aid and CPR...blood borne pathogen training-yep...Hep B vaccinations, which come in a series of 3 (in case you didn't know), check...no felonies...but OMG, he doesn't have his own shop...guess that does it...but I have three from him and they are very professional...wish I could post pics on here for you to see all his work...AND it's kinda funny how 'legitimate' tattooist come to him to get their work done..have a nice day!!
Wayne Cannon

Mound, MN

#8 Nov 17, 2011
There is only ONE legitimate tattooist in Hazlehurst...and that is ME. I don't even know your nephew or have never nor would never get tattooed by someone who hasn't apprenticed. SayItAintSo had it mostly correct, though. Mostly.

Your CPR certification(which I also have) doesn't allow you to issue a CPR card for this kid.

The First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogen training(which I also have) are separate courses, state certifications that you cannot pass down to him as his aunt.

Ditto with the Hep B shots(which I also have). You cannot pass those down to him either.

The apprenticeship is also required before a permit is issued.

Your nephew will have to undergo a back ground check(at his expense) before a permit would be issued.

He will have to undergo a complete physical and bloodwork before a permit is issued. Drug screen too.

And if he did complete all of these steps, the biggest hurdle he will have is me. Dungeon Tattoo has been open in Hazlehurst for 17 years now, successfully. Opening a shop anywhere near here is tantamount to financial suicide. Ask the two shops in Baxley that opened, both with the mantra of closing me down. Wait! nevermind, you can't find them...they closed.

You have a nice day.
Joe

Tybee Island, GA

#9 Nov 23, 2011
tattoo parlor in Hazlehurst for 17 years? lol I never knew we had one.
Wayne Cannon

Mound, MN

#10 Nov 25, 2011
Joe, "LOL" is right. You must not get out much. Been out on the lumber city highway since February 12th of 1995.
Actualy

United States

#11 Nov 25, 2011
Wayne Cannon wrote:
There is only ONE legitimate tattooist in Hazlehurst...and that is ME. I don't even know your nephew or have never nor would never get tattooed by someone who hasn't apprenticed. SayItAintSo had it mostly correct, though. Mostly.
Your CPR certification(which I also have) doesn't allow you to issue a CPR card for this kid.
The First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogen training(which I also have) are separate courses, state certifications that you cannot pass down to him as his aunt.
Ditto with the Hep B shots(which I also have). You cannot pass those down to him either.
The apprenticeship is also required before a permit is issued.
Your nephew will have to undergo a back ground check(at his expense) before a permit would be issued.
He will have to undergo a complete physical and bloodwork before a permit is issued. Drug screen too.
And if he did complete all of these steps, the biggest hurdle he will have is me. Dungeon Tattoo has been open in Hazlehurst for 17 years now, successfully. Opening a shop anywhere near here is tantamount to financial suicide. Ask the two shops in Baxley that opened, both with the mantra of closing me down. Wait! nevermind, you can't find them...they closed.
You have a nice day.
Now there's two . I just moved here and have all the qualifications need to do Tat's . I am the Dragon Master of Tattoos. And being you mention that you cant be shut down that no one is good enough to do it , My friend you have met your match . I've done this for over 35 years and have some of the largest clientel in the nation. So don't think with you attitude you cant be closed down because I will prove you wrong very quick. Now I'm retired but will not hesitate to prove my point. Most of my clients are from Hollywood so you figure out what to do next.
crazy

United States

#12 Nov 25, 2011
Actualy wrote:
<quoted text>Now there's two . I just moved here and have all the qualifications need to do Tat's . I am the Dragon Master of Tattoos. And being you mention that you cant be shut down that no one is good enough to do it , My friend you have met your match . I've done this for over 35 years and have some of the largest clientel in the nation. So don't think with you attitude you cant be closed down because I will prove you wrong very quick. Now I'm retired but will not hesitate to prove my point. Most of my clients are from Hollywood so you figure out what to do next.
Talking out of your ass isn't going to gain you any business. There is absolutely no one in the world who would fly from Hollywood to this shitty town for you to tattoo them.
whatever

United States

#13 Nov 25, 2011
Whether another business opens or not, wayne has the seniority in hazlehurst. The people already know him. He's done all of my work and if I decide to have something else done then I'm taking my business right on to dungeon tattoo.
Fangtasia

United States

#14 Nov 25, 2011
Actualy wrote:
<quoted text> Now there's two . I just moved here and have all the qualifications need to do Tat's . I am the Dragon Master of Tattoos. And being you mention that you cant be shut down that no one is good enough to do it , My friend you have met your match . I've done this for over 35 years and have some of the largest clientel in the nation. So don't think with you attitude you cant be closed down because I will prove you wrong very quick. Now I'm retired but will not hesitate to prove my point. Most of my clients are from Hollywood so you figure out what to do next.
Actions speak louder than words....and I certainly hope your tattoos are better than your spelling and grammar, otherwise I'm sure Wayne has nothing to worry about.(Of course, I'm sure he has nothing to worry about regardless. I think your bark is much worse than your bite.)
Inez

Jesup, GA

#15 Nov 26, 2011
You can do anything in hazlehurst with out any type of training.My grandson takes electrical at Altamaha Tech. They say his teacher has nothing but a high school education.
Great job

United States

#16 Nov 27, 2011
I think I know who you are your the one that done Vin Diesel's Tattoos right awesome work. I hope you do open a place here I will be your first customer. we need a real artist here not just someone that can copy from a book. Please come out of retirement and show this town what a real tattooist can do. Glad you chose our town to retire in . Welcome to our lovely city .
Actualy wrote:
<quoted text> Now there's two . I just moved here and have all the qualifications need to do Tat's . I am the Dragon Master of Tattoos. And being you mention that you cant be shut down that no one is good enough to do it , My friend you have met your match . I've done this for over 35 years and have some of the largest clientel in the nation. So don't think with you attitude you cant be closed down because I will prove you wrong very quick. Now I'm retired but will not hesitate to prove my point. Most of my clients are from Hollywood so you figure out what to do next.

Since: Apr 11

Waterloo, IA

#17 Nov 27, 2011
I've had tattoos done all over the US. Some done in a tattoo shop and some done on my couch at home. Some of the ones i've had done at home turned out better than ones i've had done in a shop. my work done by wayne is exquisite. i love his work and plan on getting more by him. my fave tattoo artist ever though did not have a shop. he is extremely sanitary and travels all over the U.S. to do tattoos. he has been tattooing for almost 20 years. I do agree though that just because someone has a tattoo gun and some ink and some free time, does not make that person someone you should go to to get a tattoo. be wise and be aware that unsanitary conditions can spread disease regardless of how well you think someone can tattoo.
SayItAintSo

Mound, MN

#18 Nov 27, 2011
Vin Diesel doesn't have any tattoos. The ones in his movies are fakes.

“One step at a time...”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#19 Nov 28, 2011
Wayne Cannon wrote:
There is only ONE legitimate tattooist in Hazlehurst...and that is ME. I don't even know your nephew or have never nor would never get tattooed by someone who hasn't apprenticed. SayItAintSo had it mostly correct, though. Mostly.
Your CPR certification(which I also have) doesn't allow you to issue a CPR card for this kid.
The First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogen training(which I also have) are separate courses, state certifications that you cannot pass down to him as his aunt.
Ditto with the Hep B shots(which I also have). You cannot pass those down to him either.
The apprenticeship is also required before a permit is issued.
Your nephew will have to undergo a back ground check(at his expense) before a permit would be issued.
He will have to undergo a complete physical and bloodwork before a permit is issued. Drug screen too.
And if he did complete all of these steps, the biggest hurdle he will have is me. Dungeon Tattoo has been open in Hazlehurst for 17 years now, successfully. Opening a shop anywhere near here is tantamount to financial suicide. Ask the two shops in Baxley that opened, both with the mantra of closing me down. Wait! nevermind, you can't find them...they closed.
You have a nice day.
First of all, I never said anything about "passing" anything down. I said I was INSTRUCTOR certified which means I can INSTRUCT him and CERTIFY him with his CERTIFICATES.

And you didn't close down Jason or anybody else. They chose to go to bigger towns to make more money.

Instead of trying to down everyone, why don't you try to help. Since someone is trying to better themselves, why don't you offer your assistance. You could offer apprenticeships but you won't because you are too hung up on someone trying to shut you down.

I have never spoken ill words about you. I myself have work that you have done. BUT I will also help my nephew anyway I can to better himself.

This town is not very big so it's really nothing to brag about but keep doing what you do. He is only starting out here, he won't finish here.
Clatyon Bigsby

Deltona, FL

#20 Nov 28, 2011
Kurious Kat wrote:
<quoted text>
well lets see...since you know everything...I am CPR instructor certified-so that takes care of first aid and CPR...blood borne pathogen training-yep...Hep B vaccinations, which come in a series of 3 (in case you didn't know), check...no felonies...but OMG, he doesn't have his own shop...guess that does it...but I have three from him and they are very professional...wish I could post pics on here for you to see all his work...AND it's kinda funny how 'legitimate' tattooist come to him to get their work done..have a nice day!!
If he is so great,why cant he afford a real shop to work in????

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