One of the most fun things about being a tattoo artist is that you get spread your art wherever you go. Summertime brings tattoo conventions and shows where you get to travel around, meet new people, and clients. Spending the whole weekend just practicing your craft and showing off in competitions is like a dream come true. Although with great excitement comes more responsibility to keep track of everything. First, you have to book all your spaces to cover your costs. With Tacrem you can add where you’re guest spotting for each show. When customers fill out your application form they can let you know if they want to be tattooed at that location. The day of the show you can have a QR code printed out on a banner or even just on a piece of paper on your table. With the QR code, all the potential client has to do is scan it and it’ll take them right to your application form where they can fill it out and submit it to you. You don’t have to stop tattooing to have people apply! Lots of people apply with you for the tattoo shows, but you only have so many spots and only so many people fit your style. Being able to sort through very quickly to see whether someone has an idea that you want to showcase is very simple. If you see something you like just press accept and it automatically makes a client profile. Before the appointment the client will have already gotten a reminder with the time and asked to confirm letting you know they are coming so you don’t have those detrimental no shows. Clients can also fill out your waiver electronically so you don’t have to worry about any paperwork, pens, and somewhere to store all that confidential information in your booth. The waiver will be attached to their file in Tacrem! Another huge nuisances with tattoo shows is most artists can only handle cash and oftentimes the ATMs run out. No one likes paying huge service fees and carrying around hundreds of dollars in cash. Instead, Tacrem is fully integrated with Square. It’s very simple to sign up, you get a free reader in the mail, or you can go to the store and then send in your receipt to receive your free Square reader. Of course it’s optional, but it is a great option especially for tattoo shows where you can just slide the credit card and accept tips, or even use it to keep track of cash you’re receiving. Looking back to see how much you made at each show has never been easier. As always, Tacrem is available on your phone, iPad, and computers. Anywhere you go Tacrem is right there handling all of your paperwork and client organization. Let us help you fill up your spots at the shows this summer and we hope to see you there!