Why I Don’t Do In-Person Consultations: The Power of the Form

As a tattoo artist with 20 years of experience in the shop, I’ve seen it all. From the excitement of walk-ins to the detailed discussions of in-person consultations, I’ve dedicated countless hours to understanding clients’ visions. However, over time, I’ve realized that this traditional approach often falls short in ensuring a successful tattooing process. That’s why I’ve shifted to using a comprehensive form for all inquiries, and here’s why it works best for both you and me.

Efficiency and Effectiveness

Filling out a form might seem impersonal at first, but it’s actually the most efficient way to gather all the necessary information about your tattoo idea. The form asks for specific details about your concept, preferred style, size, location on your body, and budget. This structured approach ensures I have a clear understanding of what you’re looking for right from the start. It saves us both time and allows me to focus on what I do best—creating art.

A Solid Foundation for Your Concept

In my years of experience, I’ve found that many in-person consultations don’t lead to actual tattoo sessions. Often, clients are still unsure about their ideas and haven’t fully thought through their concepts. By requiring a form, I encourage clients to solidify their vision before reaching out. This step ensures that by the time we’re discussing your project, you have a well-defined idea that I’m excited to bring to life.

Streamlined and Convenient

The form is not just a time-saver for me; it’s convenient for you too. You can fill it out at your own pace, without the pressure of an in-person meeting. This means you can take your time to consider all aspects of your tattoo idea and provide detailed answers. It also eliminates the need for scheduling and rescheduling consultations, making the process smoother and more streamlined.

Determining the Right Fit

One of the most important aspects of the form is that it allows me to determine if we’re a good fit for each other. Not every artist is right for every project, and that’s okay. By reviewing your form, I can assess whether your concept aligns with my style and expertise. If I feel that we’re not the right match, I can let you know upfront, saving us both time and potential disappointment.

Drawing from Experience

Having spent 20 years conducting in-person and walk-in consultations, I’ve learned that only a small fraction of those meetings result in actual tattoos. Many people are still in the early stages of their idea and aren’t quite ready to commit. This realization led me to develop the form-based approach, which ensures that the inquiries I receive are from clients who are genuinely ready and serious about their tattoo projects.


Switching to a form-based consultation process has transformed the way I work, allowing me to focus on creating high-quality tattoos for clients who are truly ready. It ensures that every inquiry is thorough, detailed, and well-considered, making the entire process more efficient and effective for both of us. So, if you’re ready to take the next step in your tattoo journey, please fill out the form with as much detail as possible. Let’s create something amazing together!