I encourage you to read over this FAQ page before inquiring about getting tattooed. These are commonly asked questions and will most likely answer questions you may have. If after reading this, I still didn’t answer your questions, then please feel free to include that in your inquiry. Your first step in getting tattooed will be to read this Q&A, then email a detailed inquiry along with any pictures/reference images.
What’s the best way to contact you for a consultation/appointment?
Consultations can be made via email. If necessary, an in-studio consultation can be arranged. After your consultation, I do require a deposit to book your appointment. This will insure your space in my books. The deposit varies depending on the size and the number sessions the tattoo might take. All deposits will be applied to your last session of your tattoo. Deposits must be paid within 24 hours of receiving the invoice or they will be auto-cancelled. Deposits are non-refundable.
When can expect a reply from my inquiry?
I generally reply to inquiries twice a week. Since so much of my time is spent drawing and tattooing it may take me a little bit of time to go over your inquiry and get back with you so please be patient with me during this process. Please note, to expedite the inquiry process, include as much information as you can along with any pictures. Certain busier times of the year may experience slightly longer delays in correspondence.
Is there any type of tattoos you won’t do?
Please review my tattooing style before submitting a request for a tattoo. I try my best to take on projects for any type of illustrative tattoos, however, if I feel your idea may not be best suited for my style I will let you know.
What are your rates? UPDATED-12/27/2020
My rate starts at $220/hr. A typical tattoo can require anywhere from 1 to 3 sessions, and take 2 to 5 hours each session, all depending on the tattoo and placement. Obviously much larger or complex tattoos will take more sessions.
What is your Cancellation, Rescheduling and Deposit Policy? UPDATED-02/20/2021
Please keep in mind when you cancel, I have appointments already booked up to 3 months out, and you may experience a slight wait to get rescheduled. A 48 hour notice is required to reschedule. Cancellations/Rescheduling less than 48 hours will result in the deposit being forfeited. DEPOSITS: Deposit amounts vary per tattoo. The deposit amount will be applied to the cost of your tattoo, and if your tattoo requires multiple appointments, the deposit is applied to the final appointment. Please note, the required deposit to book your appointment is nonrefundable.
No Call / No Show Policy UPDATED-02/20/2021
Not showing up for an appointment will result in forfeiture of deposit amount and require upfront payment of the full cost of the tattoo, if any future appointments are desired. It's not always possible to fill a time slot when someone doesn't show up. No shows have a large impact on income and this past year has produced a lot of 'no show' clients. There is a 'zero tolerance' policy for no shows. It isn't much, but it's my livelihood. If you cannot show up for your appointment, kindly find someone else to be your artist.
Can you show me the artwork before my appointment?
Unfortunately, no. My busy schedule doesn't allow for the time to send designs to clients. I generally draw for appointments the evening prior and said drawings will not be available for viewing before your scheduled appointment date. Keep in mind that the appointment and deposit are for your tattoo, not for artwork/drawing/sketches.
What if I want changes to my design/artwork?
While minor changes may be possible on your appointment day, considerable changes may not be possible. These changes include size, placement, and/or design modifications, and may require more time than what was initially set aside for your appointment. Please notify me promptly if you decide you would like modifications to your tattoo that were not previously discussed.
How much will my tattoo cost?
Prices vary by piece. I charge by the hour, and factors that affect my time spent on each piece include, placement, amount of detail, and size of the tattoo. Please inform me in your appointment inquiry if you are looking to stay within a specific budget.