Customer: Why do you have a tattoo?

Me: Because I wanted a tattoo and I got it.

Customer: Well it looks pretty trashy on (name of retail store I work at) to have people with tattoos working with the customers.

Me: It's pretty trash of you to judge people based on their appearance.

Customer: (Gives me a dirty look while walking away)


@koreymoffett what else makes first opinion of the stranger? Did you made tattoo for other people to see?

You entered his level of conversation and your response was exactly of the kind he was expecting. This way you've strengthened his opinion and left him full control over the situation.
Next time you will do better.

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