Alternative Arts

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Alternative Arts
Alternative Arts is listed in the Tattooing category in Charlotte, North Carolina. Displayed below is the only current social network for Alternative Arts which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Alternative Arts on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 48.

Contact information for Alternative Arts is:
1502 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 347-0616

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Alternative Arts has an overall ZapScore of 48. This means that Alternative Arts has a higher ZapScore than 48% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Charlotte, North Carolina is 38 and in the category is 36. Learn more about ZapScore.

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Alternative Arts Contact Information:

  • 1502 Central Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28205
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  • Phone: (704) 347-0616
Social Posts for Alternative Arts

Good day to all of you who have visited my studio and supported me for over thirty years in tattooing. I have waited almost a year before I decided to write and post this very sad news about my former studio, Alternative Arts Tattooing, which is now closed forever. It was not my choice or actions that ended the existence of Charlotte's longest open tattoo studio, but rather treachery from within the shop that you just can't make up. This page will soon be taken down, but not before everyone knows the truth. One of the things that is commonly known about me in the business is that I took in and taught many young artist the art of tattooing and established their carriers over a period of thirty years.. I did this with respect and dignity to the artists that worked for me and treated each of them all without exception as my brothers. Unfortunately I gave complete trust to the wrong two, and let them buy in as partners at Alternative Arts. I then gave half of the money right back to the shop to improve it. I thought the mere fact that these two men were Free Masons insured that they would always be upfront and honest with me. I was wrong. Among many other incidents, they allowed an artist to steal new referred clients from me and then said artist bragged about doing so, not to mention the same artist interfered with my business in front of a shop full of clients, breaking all shop rules. I was outnumbered by the partners and was not allowed to fire the artist because said artist in their words "made them too much money". What being a Free Mason meant to these two thieves was that they would stick together and take everything I worked for in the business, regardless of what was right or wrong. These are not allegations by me, but a matter of fact and record, proof beyond all question. These fine examples of manhood took it upon themselves to contact my phone provider and represented themselves as me, having my business number of over thirty three years ported to a private cell number without my knowledge, and certainly without my consent. For the next month at my studio the phone rang as usual because they somehow had the number relayed to the shop phone line to keep me in the dark. How do I know this? One of the former partners confessed this to me and offered an apology for his actions after the fact. Then, one early Sunday morning I came in to prepare for the day and my phone was no longer active. Also, most of the nice equipment my money helped buy was gone, moved four doors up the same street on the same block as my studio. These former partners somehow decided they were entitled to my number and even claimed to some that would listen that I willing gave it to them. Being civilized, I took the legal route to fight for my property, but their actions were considered a civil matter. I did not have thousands of dollars to fight them in court. These greedy thieves couldn't make it on their own skill and merit so they had to steal it from me. The end results of their actions? I couldn't recover from this hit with the business being so saturated now, and lost my home, my business, my insurance and ability to care for my two children. This goes out to them. Thank you, you greedy POS excuses for human beings, especially the one who thinks he is God's gift. There is a happy ending to this story though. Thanks to one of my oldest friends and shop owners, I was given a place to work and the chance to rebuild my life and clientele. I am happy to be at Skin Art in Gastonia NC, working with Mr. Randy Herring. Do not use my old shop number, it goes to the wrong shop. Think about this when you consider having any of them work on you. John Rainey.