Wondering how deposits work? Curious about pricing? Unsure how to go about getting a tattoo at all? Please take a read through this handy information.
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I work at an hourly rate of $175 with a fixed minimum charge of $90. This rate is non-negotiable. Some work estimated at less than an hour may be priced per piece at my discretion.
An in-person consult is standard before moving forward.
There is no charge for the consult. They are scheduled for 30 minutes maximum each.
Deposits are required to schedule a tattoo appointment. They are non-refundable, no exceptions. The amount is based on the length of the tattoo appointment.
Deposits come off the final charge or last session of your completed tattoo but are forfeit and must be replaced in order to continue work if you:
No. I only conduct business via email and only consult in person. For out of state clients I will consider discussing designs over email on a piece by piece basis. Please visit my contact page to send me a message.
Absolutely not under any circumstances. There are no exceptions. You must be 18 or older with valid government issued identification.
Between 1 to 8 weeks depending on the flexibility of your schedule. Saturdays book out first and farthest.
It is best to make an appointment but feel free to call the shop or stop by to find out if I'm free.
Last minute openings will usually be announced on Instagram.
No. Only the client will be allowed in the work area.
You must find other arrangements for your children.
I reccomend that your ride, friends, family, etc. research other establishments in the area where they can comfortably wait for you.
The waiting area in tattoo shops are generally small and needed by clients.
Yes. I make sure all my inks are vegan, nickle free, made in the U.S.A., and meet EU health & saftey regualations.
I only use non-latex gloves, disposable needles, and disposable tubes, they are never reused.
Email me directly as soon as possible. 48 hours is required to retain your deposit. Feel free to call the shop if you'd like in addition to emailing me as they do not have access to my full schedule.
If an emergency arises that causes me to reschedule you (illness, snow day, etc.) I will email you as soon as I know and make every effort to find you a new appointment time as soon as possible.
Absolutely not. Please don't ask.
To ensure the experience of the client and artist is as enjoyable, constructive, and uncomplicated as possible. In other words, so I can give you the best tattoo I can.
Don't be sunburned (or have other skin damage), drunk, high, or pregnant at the time of your tattoo.
Don't sing. It makes me want to die from embarrassment. (uncontrollably exploding into song for a couple of lines because "Love Shack" comes on and you love it is, of course, an exception)
Don't message me on social media.
Don't rely on me for conversation/distraction during your tattoo. I am hearing impaired and have an especially hard time hearing certain tenors of voice.
Don't take anything but ibuprofen before your appointment. If I suspect you may be under the influence of anything I will send you away without notice and your deposit is considered forfeit.
Don't bring other people with you to your appointment.
Eat a full meal before your appointment!
Wear loose dark clothing that allows access to the area or bring an clean old article of clothing that can be cut up.
Be well hydrated! You also shouldn't drink alcohol within 24 hours before your appointment!
Tipping, in cash, is appreciated for tattoo artists (fun fact: your tattoo artist's income is only roughly 20% of what they charge you for your tattoo). There is no standard percentage for tips, 20% is most common. If you've forgotten and would like to leave one now you can do so on my Shop Page.
Bring headphones or a book or something that doesn't require you to move.
Let me know if you no longer want to work together. It takes a lot of work, and sometimes costs me income, to maintain files for clients who disappear.