Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do you have an hourly minimum? If so, why?
A: Yes, my hourly minimum is 4 hours. I have an hourly minimum because I like to focus my time on medium (hand sized) to large scale tattoos.
Q: What is your hourly rate?
A: My hourly rate is 150/h.
Q: What kind of tattoos do you like to do?
A: I love to tattoo realistic images like animals, nature, space, etc... I'm a big fan of science so anything in that vein will definitely peek my interest. I also specialize in portraits so I enjoy tattooing pets, loved ones or even movie characters/celebrities.
Q: What kind of tattoos do you not want to do?
A: Traditional tattoos and words/lettering. Those are not things that I tattoo and it is very important to find the right tattooer who specializes in the style you are looking for.
Q: Do yo do cover-ups?
A: I do, but selectively. I will only do a cover-up that I know I can successfully do. Cover-ups are very tricky and are all different cases. This is something I would need to talk to you about in person to see what you'd like your tattoo covered up by, what your tattoo looks like, how big you're wanting the cover-up to be, etc.
Q: Are you the right artist for me?
A: If you like what I've done in the past and if you'd like something that falls in the same style as my work, I'd like to think so! If we end up not being a good fit, I am happy to give recommendations and referrals to another artist in town.
Q: Do I have to wait before I can get tattooed by you?
A: I normally book out around 1-3 months in advance. I try to schedule all of my returning clients first, and then I make room for new clients. This may change depending on the season, if I have travel plans, etc.
Q: Do you require a consultation before setting up an appointment?
A: If you are wanting a large sized tattoo, I do require a consultation in order to make sure that we are on the same page as far as what the tattoo you are hoping to get is, and to make sure I am the right artist for you. I sometimes skip the consultation process if what you are wanting is straight-forward and on the smaller side. If you are from out of town and cannot come in for a consultation, I am happy to discuss everything via email or over the phone.
Q: Do you take a deposit for the tattoo appointment?
A: Yes, I take a $150 deposit. This is to ensure that you are committed and will show up on the time and date of the appointment(s) we set up for you. The deposit will come out of the final price of the tattoo. If the tattoo requires multiple sessions, the deposit will be taken out during the last session. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q: How do I pay for a tattoo that requires multiple sessions?
A: I always work on an hourly basis, so you pay per session.
Q: How long are the sessions?
A: It depends on what we are working on. I normally work on a tattoo for about 4-6hours at a time. You are also welcome to book a full day (6-8 hours) session with me if you prefer getting more done in one sitting. I also book consecutive two day appointments for larger projects at the clients request.
Q: When can I see the design of my future tattoo?
A: I typically will have your design ready to be looked at and reviewed when you come in on your appointment. We can discuss the details and potential changes at that time.
Q: How can I get ready for my session?
A: I recommend coming in after a good meal and with snacks. It's a good idea to bring your own pillow as well for extra comfort. We provide water at the shop.
If you are getting tattooed on your hip/leg, bringing a loose-fitting pair of pants or a flowy skirt/dress would be best.
Q: Can I bring people with me when I come get tattooed?
A: You're welcome to bring someone during your session, however please limit to one person as we have limited chairs and seating.
Q: Do you take cards, checks or cash?
A: I take cash and cards, but no checks. Please note that for credit or debit cards, you will be charged a 3.5% convenience fee by PayPal or Square.
I hope this has helped to answer any/most of your questions. Please feel free to send me any unanswered questions via email. Thank you for taking the time to read this!
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* The client is required to put down a $150 non-refundable deposit when scheduling a tattoo appointment. This deposit will hold your appointment date, time, and will be honored towards the total price of the tattoo. If you have multiple sittings the deposit will come out of your last sitting.
* A 72 hour notice before your appointment is required in the event you need to cancel or reschedule your tattoo appointment. If it is not done within 72 hours of your appointment you will lose your deposit.
*Cancelation - When a 72 hour notice is given, deposit can be used to reschedule appointment. An appointment can be rescheduled once. If you wish not to reschedule, the deposit will not be refunded.
*Rescheduling- When a 72 hour notice is given, the deposit can be used to reschedule appointment. An appointment can be rescheduled once.
* If an appointment has been rescheduled and must be rescheduled a second time, another $150 non-refundable deposit is required; whether or not a 72 hour notice has been given before second appointment.