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Sears and walmart selling tattoo supplies - -1

I guess after I watch tattoo school tonight I can go to Sears or walmart and get me a kit with 4 or 5 real tattoo guns and do a huge back piece on a 13 year old kid. I wonder if the legal department at sears really thought this through. On a serious note the only thing we can do is boycott the brands who allow their products to be sold to the public. How does sears know the age of the buyer ? This is absolutely ridiculous and very bad for the industry. I hear it's some piercing supplier in new jersey that is drop shipping as a 3rd party. If anyone knows the whole scoop please enlighten us.


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RE:Sears and walmart selling tattoo supplies - -1

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Hey bro,

This matter is being looked into, Randy Howell (silver back) has send messages, as well as myself and hundreds of others to their sears representatives and Facebook page, so far, sears has removed their ink from their website, and has apologized for any offenses. I've checked the website and the link to purchase the ink is no longer available.. Hopefully the influences of people like Randy and other well respected artist and suppliers can help keep it this way.

take care.

Stephen Stacey
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RE:Sears and walmart selling tattoo supplies - -1

What about the piercing needles and tattoo machines? Thanks for the quick reply buddy.
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RE:Sears and walmart selling tattoo supplies - -1

I saw Walmart selling tattoo machines for $13 and thought it was a joke at first. Then I checked their website, sure enough there they were, but they were out of stock. I suppose they pulled them from the shelves after the backlash they got. Checked again this morning, now the machines are off the web, however their cheap power supplies, clip cords etc are still there. Looks like the backlash they got was more than they could handle.

Now it helps to look at it from Walmart's perspective: They are a corporate entity of business that tries their best to supply the demand. Auto mechanics are expensive, so they provide the tools for people to do it themselves. Tattoos are expensive as well, so they provided the tools without thinking of the results. Mistakes were made, others will be blamed, that's how it works in the corporate world. I wonder how long it'll be before they start selling dentist's tools and surgical equipment? Because dentists are expensive too, and anyone that bought shitty tattoo gear from Walmart will probably need surgical tools to get rid of the MRSA infection they got from it.
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