So, my tattoo artist has been wanting me to hangout with him lately. The other night he invited me out with him and his friends, everything went well. We ended up going afterwards to a bar and just talking, but well, one thing led to another and we ended up fucking.
I think I’m jumping ahead of myself, cause it’s only been like 2 days but I haven’t talked to him since then.
This hasn’t been the first time I’ve done something like this. What should I do? I feel like I fucked up really badly.
Yeah, this is like fucking your drug dealer. Awkward.
Shit happens, though. The best way to handle it is just to be adults. When it comes down to it, the professional relationship comes first.
Acknowledge that you had a fun night, but let him know it was a one time thing. Poke light fun about the inevitability of the awkwardness. Then, just fall back on the standard artist/client bond until the dust settles.