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Don’t Be THAT Person: 3 Times You Might Forget to Tip

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Today, our economy thrives on the dedication of the service industry. Nearly every day we interact with hardworking service professionals. Here’s our reminder of some industries that tippers often overlook, so that next time you rent a limo service, book a room, or get Fido a trim, you’ll know the proper etiquette.

  1. Tattoo Artists

    Tattoo artists are artists. Not only are they doing needlework that requires their undivided attention, but they likely designed your tattoo themselves. Many artists accommodate every tiny adjustment you request to make your personalized, permanent body art just right. Recognize their talent, and appreciate their extra thought and care with a tip. Leaving a positive review or posting about your new ink is also a great way to show your thanks and help give the artist a little free advertising.

  2. Pet Groomers

    Many people tip their personal hairdressers but forget to tip the person who cares for their pup’s hairdo. Groomers have to deal with your dog’s tangles and dirt, and often have to use extreme patience when coaxing animals to remain still. Show your appreciation for their good care of your furry friend, and tip them. Usually, about 15 or 20%, like in a restaurant, is the appropriate amount. For particularly messy or unruly pooches, give a little extra.

  3. Drivers

    We tip taxi drivers but forget that other transportation workers deserve tips, too. Whether you rent a limo service, a party bus, or opt for a van rental, workers go out of their way to ensure you make it to your event on time, in style, and without complication. Often, they work with extreme time pressures– even limousine rental drivers make about 105 trips each week. Drivers of all kinds take pride in their work, especially because a large part of their duty is transporting you safely. Be sure to tip between 10% and 20%. If they helped you with bags, navigated heavy traffic, or listened to your drunken antics, don’t be a jerk. Instead, tip your chauffeur more than usual.

So whether it’s your wedding day, a night out on the town, or a special occasion, make sure you’re showing your appreciation to the service workers who helped make your special event a success.