A permanent tax refund investment

The tax deadline is almost here, but you may be surprised to hear what some people are already spending their tax refund on.

Posted: Apr 3, 2018 6:27 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2018 11:48 PM

UTICA - It’s tax season, and there’s been a trend for some people to make a more permanent investment using their tax refund.

Tattoo parlors are typically much busier this time of year and taxes play a big role in their business. Eternal Images Artist Dylan Wheat tells us how having a few extra income tax dollars to spend makes a big difference in their business.

"A good customer that comes in often might, instead of booking an appointment once a month, might book three appointments in a month you know, and then as opposed to getting maybe one or two walk-ins a day, we might get five or six in a day."

Joe Zielinski at Inkorporated Tattoo Studio explains why, as much as they all like the extra business, getting it all at once can create a problem.

"It’s good for business, but then again it’s also bad because it creates a lot of chaos right now. And when you try to schedule you want to plan out your schedule enough to where you can allow for walk-ins, but then you don’t want to make people wait too long for an appointment as well."

Over at Nevermore Tattoo Collective, Eric Wilcox says when the entire staff comes in, the chairs will be full for the next several weeks. He tells us how much money people will spend from their tax returns.

"I mean they’re initially just investing in a deposit and the work going forward, but I’ve had people book entire sleeves and pay upfront, so it’s all over the place. It could be $60, it could be $6,000 - so it’s crazy."

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