FAQ





COVID 19: PLEASE COME TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH A FACE COVERING AND PLEASE COME ALONE (NO VISITORS). I AM NOT BOOKING COUPLES/GROUPS/OUT OF STATE CLIENTS/TRAVELING CLIENTS. I AM PRIORITIZING EXISTING CLIENTS/FINISHING PROJECTS/STARTING LARGE SCALE WORK. (I AM NOT BOOKING "SMALL" TATTOOS.)

IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY RESPIRATORY ILLNESS/FEVER/COUGH/FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE DO NOT COME IN. WE WILL RESCHEDULE YOU. THANK YOU


How much does a tattoo cost?

The shop minimum is $300

A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $150 is required to book an appointment

The individual pricing of a tattoo MUST BE DONE IN PERSON; not over the phone, email or messaging. I can only give an accurate price when the details are finalized.

I will not reply to emails regarding price inquiries. If you have a budget, you can always let me know and I can plan accordingly.

Flat rates are given for the majority of tattoos.

If it is a multiple sitting/very large tattoo the hourly rate is $175


Deposits:

I require a $150 NON REFUNDABLE deposit for tattoo appointments.

I accept a credit card/debit over the phone OR VENMO.

The deposit will come out of the cost of the tattoo if it is one sitting, if it is multiple sittings; the deposit will come out of the final session.

You forfeit your deposit and a new deposit will be required under these circumstances:

If you cancel your appointment.

If you show up more than 30 minutes late to your appointment or do not show up at all.

If you decide you want a different tattoo entirely than the one you discussed with the artist and new artwork needs to be created.

If you change your mind about getting a tattoo.

If you are unable to produce valid ID.


MINORS:

I DO NOT tattoo MINORS.

18 + OVER ONLY


Coverups:

​I am not currently taking any coverups or fixup jobs.


Consults:

I do not schedule separate consult appointments.

I do the consult at the time of your tattoo. I can do a "virtual consult" via email/phone call prior to booking.

If you are 80% sure of your idea; subject matter/style/placement/etc, please call directly to book.

If you want full control over the design, if your idea is in a style out of my preferred range or if a mutual compromise is not possible, I will be happy to make a recommendation of another artist for your project.

I reserve the right to refuse any tattoo project I am not comfortable doing.

I do not draw tattoos before an appointment; I do it in person at the time of the tattoo.


Helpful Tips:

Don't drink heavily the night before your appointment

Make sure to eat a meal at least 2 hours before your appointment

Please do not wear perfume/cologne to your appointment

Wear comfortable clothing/clothing that will easily allow access to the area you would like tattooed (in the winter months, please wear some extra layers)

Do not sunbathe/tan 48 hours prior to your appointment

Do not take aspirin/ibuprofen 24 hours prior to your appointment

Pleases get/give yourself a pedicure before a foot tattoo 1-2 days prior (exfoliate).


Portrait Tips:

A high quality photo is essential. Low quality/ low contrast photographs are difficult to tattoo and as a result, may be turned down.

Preferred body placement is a flat area (forearm, calf, etc), so the photo will not be distorted when the stencil is placed.


What are some common tattoo "mistakes"?

The first one is getting a tattoo TOO SMALL (especially lettering).

The problem with small tattoos is that they ultimately don't look good and they simply don't hold up over time. I suggest to go a bit bigger than you might have imagined (or simplify the idea), and you will be much happier in the long run.

I try to keep lettering to 3 words or less. (Of course I make exceptions, but it will be a hard sell for me to do an entire book.)

Another common problem is trying to cram multiple tattoo ideas into one design. I try to refine the idea as much as possible. I refer to this as a "modern" approach to tattooing. Pick the most important part of the imagery/symbolism and emphasize that. I usually use/suggest 1-2 images, that is what I feel I am best at executing. If you are looking for a much busier tattoo, I might not be the right artist for you.

I reserve the right to refuse any tattoo project that I do not feel comfortable with.


What is the process of getting custom work?

I suggest getting your idea "80% there" before scheduling your appointment (style, size, body part, etc).

I encourage you to bring in artwork or ideas to your appointment. I usually request 3 references, can be artwork, a tattoo, google image, etc.

I will ask you what the most important part of the tattoo is and go from there. I will modify the design to compliment the body part it is intended for.


Example: Client wanted skull, compass rose and military symbolism. Instead of going with a flat image with too many small details and lots of lettering, I made a more dynamic angle to fit his chest panel with larger images to give more dramatic impact and longevity.





Example: Client wanted a horse inspired tattoo, but the horse shoe design was wide and wrapped around her forearm, so you couldn't see the entire horseshoe at one time. We opted for a longer, tapered, simplified idea to fit her arm.





Example: I asked this client what the most important part of the design was and she told me the 3 specific feathers and four colors. In the original design, the feathers were actually the smallest part of the tattoo. We decided to go with less of a geometric shape with tiny feathers inside and do dramatic, detailed feathers and added the 4 specific colors into the beads.





Are there any tattoos you will not do?
NO "novelty" tattoos, no WHITE tattoos, genitals/below the belt, finger/wedding bands, arm bands, bottom of feet, toes, lips, ears, etc.
Discretion is used when it comes to tattooing necks, faces and hands.
I reserve the right to refuse ANY tattoo project, at any time.
I can not re-create a copy of existing tattoos, due to copyright and respect for other artists work.
I try to limit lettering jobs to 3 words or less.
I am not currently doing any cover ups or re-works of other artists tattoos. Some exceptions may be made for existing clients or under special circumstances.


Cover Ups:
See above. (Exceptions MAY be made, based on the individual project.)


Can I bring my child?

The studio is restricted to 18+ only.

And now with COVID 19, I ask you come ALONE to your appointment.