FAQ





COVID 19:

PLEASE COME TO YOUR APPOINTMENT ALONE WITH A FACE COVERING.

I AM PRIORITIZING MEDIUM/LARGE SCALE CUSTOM WORK.

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

THANK YOU!

Appointment request tips:

Please indicate subject matter, style, placement and rough budget of your idea. That will determine if it is a project I am suitable for. If this information is missing, the request will not be considered.
If there are specifics you would like in the tattoo, please indicate it in the form. It is not the place for the origin story/meaning of the tattoo.
“Fine line blackwork of peonies and dagger on upper arm” is a great example. That is enough information to get the tattoo process started.

If you are unsure of the exact style, you can always let me know and I will be happy to advise you.

How much does a tattoo cost?

The shop minimum is $600

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

One sitting tattoos are given a flat rate price
The individual pricing of a tattoo MUST BE DONE IN PERSON.

If you have a budget, please indicate using the booking request form.

If it is a multiple sitting/large scale project, the hourly rate is $200


Deposits:

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

I accept a credit card/debit over the phone (or Venmo from the individual getting the tattoo.)

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.


MINORS:

NO MINORS.

18 + OVER ONLY


Coverups:

​I am not taking any coverups, fix up jobs, working on or finishing other artists work.


Consults:

I do not schedule consultation appointments. Your request form is your initial consult, I will call you and we will have a “virtual consult”.

At your appointment I will counsel you on the optimal size, placement and design.

If you are 80% sure of your idea; subject matter/style/placement/etc, please feel free to submit a booking request.

If you are still in the early stages of your idea or still “on the fence”, please wait until you’ve formed a more solid foundation to work from before submitting a booking request.

Please consider the composition of the idea on the body part, the idea will need to fit/compliment the intended placement. Often times this is the most important factor of the tattoo.

If you want full control over the design, if you want to copy an exact tattoo that is on someone one else, 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.


References:

I request you bring/send 3 (no more) reference ideas to your appointment or in your booking request. ​ References can be artwork, a tattoo, google image, etc. It also helps if you can reference a tattoo I’ve done. 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. ​



Portrait Tips:

SEE BELOW. 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.

I will request 3 photo references and let you know which one is ideal for me to tattoo. I will factor in the lighting, pose, expression and detail.

Pet portrait sessions are typically a minimum of 4/5 hours.


Things I avoid:

Small, crowded tattoos/too many ideas in one tattoo/tiny details (fingers,toes,etc).

I try to keep lettering to 3 words or less. (I can make exceptions, but I’m a firm believer that a picture says 1000 words). I usually will opt out of adding text to a tattoo.

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


Helpful Tips:

Don't drink heavily the night before your appointment.

Make sure to eat a proper meal 2 hours before your appointment. We will take 1 designated break during the session. Feel free to bring a snack.

Please do not wear perfume/cologne to your appointment.
Wear comfortable clothing/clothing that will easily allow access to the area you are getting tattooed.

Do not sunbathe/tan 48 hours prior to your appointment.

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

I book all appointments at 11 am for the day, Tues-Sat



Pet Portraits



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. I will request 3 photo references and let you know which one is ideal for me to tattoo. I will factor in the lighting, pose, expression and detail. Portrait sessions are a minimum of 4/5 hours.