FAQ





The State of Vermont regulations regarding tattooing a minor, under the age of 18, states that the minor must be accompanied by their parent/guardian and BOTH PARTIES MUST PRODUCE VALID ID. (A physical VALID ID must be produced; photo drivers license, photo permit, photo state issued ID, passport) Cell phone pictures, scanned, photocopied, emailed IDS are not acceptable forms of ID. You must bring VALID IDENTIFICATION. No exceptions.

The parent will complete and sign, along with the child, a parental release form, and copies of the identification will be made. The parent must also approve of the design, size and placement of the child's tattoo. This must be done every time the child wants a tattoo. No exceptions will be made.

Parental consent consists of the following information/paperwork:
- a custodial parent/guardian's presence
- identification for parent/guardian AND minor (state or federal-issued, or school ID is acceptable for minors when accompanied by birth certificate)
- minor's official birth certificate
- signed waiver
- divorce/custody decree, emancipation decree, guardianship order, power of attorney if minor is not in custody of both biological parents
NO minor will be tattooed with consent of a parent who is not verifiable as the custodian. Acceptable means of verification include:
- matching names on the birth certificate and addresses on ID's
- a divorce decree or court order stating the limitations/parameters of the custodial agreement
Power of Attorney for medical procedures does not constitute sufficient authority.

I reserve the right to refuse any tattoo on a minor under 18.

A $40 non refundable deposit will be required for appointments.

I HAVE A $100 MINIMUM CHARGE FOR MINORS.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GET PLENTY OF REST, FLUIDS AND FOOD BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT. HAVE YOUR IDEA FINALIZED BEFORE YOU ARRIVE.

Feel free to call with any questions. 802-477-7625


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)



How much does a tattoo cost?

The shop minimum is $60. 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.

Flat rates are given for one shot tattoos, $150 per hour for multiple sittings.


Deposits:

I require a $40 deposit for tattoo appointments/drawings. I can accept a credit card/debit over the phone.

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 fail to make an appointment within 6 months of receiving your artwork.

If you do not schedule an appointment within 6 months of the deposit.

If you reschedule/cancel your appointment with less than 48 hours notice.

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 the tattoo.

If immediate rescheduling needs to be done, 48 hours notice is required and exceptions can be made for inclement weather.



Coverups:

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


Consults:

A consultation is free (up to 30 minutes), and no deposit is required for a consult. I typically only schedule consult appointments for large, complicated designs. I prefer to do the consult at the time of your tattoo.

If you are very "particular" or want full control over the design, I am probably not the artist for you. I will be happy to make a recommendation of another artist for your particular project.

I do not typically draw tattoos before an appointment; I do it in person at the time of the tattoo to get feed back and have the body part available. I like to have a conversation while making the design.


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.

The second problem is trying to cram multiple tattoo ideas into one design. I try to simplify 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 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 encourage you to bring in artwork or ideas to your appointment. From there, 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 genitals, below the belt, finger/wedding bands, bottom of feet, toes, lips, ears, etc.
Discretion is used when it comes to tattooing necks, faces and hands.
No "novelty" tattooing. No WHITE tattoos.
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?
I welcome you to bring a (1) friend/family member along for the experience, but I do request that the child is at least 12 years of age.