Frequently Asked Questions...
... policies and such...
What are your hours?
There are no 'hours'... I am a not a 'shop'... I am a freelance artist who works very part time... My work is done exclusively, by personal reservation.
* I am always happy to serve small/easy tattoos (under an hour). Please don't hesitate to ask~ I actually love doing them!
How do I schedule an appointment?
Currently on sabbatical... not sure when I'll return to tattooing.
Simply call or TEXT me ... Please be patient... I have designated Mondays to catch up with all correspondence concerning new appointments (you may or may not hear from me until then, especially if the week is fully booked)...
** SCHEDULING IS NOT FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. IT IS A FAIR COMBINATION OF NEW AND RETURNING CLIENTS.
How far out are you booked?
Availability depends entirely on the size and/or difficulty of your request. Small/easy tattoos (less than an hour/drawing included) can usually be scheduled within a week. Larger/more complicated pieces, or those requiring a lot of drawing time can sometimes require a month (sometimes two) advance planning. * Weekends are always booked farther out than weekdays.
Do you take Walk-In's?
I am not available for walk-in tattoos or consultations BECAUSE when in the studio, I am on a schedule... My workspace promotes privacy and undivided attention to anybody in my chair. This is also why I don't answer calls or messages while working.
Can I schedule a group?... or bring other people with me?
GROUP TATTOOS: No. (remember, I am only one quiet person trying to focus).
FRIENDS/FAMILY: You are welcome to bring a support person with you so long as they will not be a distraction while I'm drawing/tattooing. I would rather focus on doing a good job, so individuals or those with a quiet+1 are preferred... Whether or not getting tattooed, groups can be disruptive... and that's how mistakes are easily made... Ultimately, I am here to perform excellent tattoos; NOT host parties (or family reunions). Likewise, PLEASE do not invite others to 'swing by' during our procedure.
COUPLES' TATTOOS can be scheduled at my discretion~ per time requirements needed for each piece.
ALL VISITORS... Please note: NOBODY UNDER 16 IS PERMITTED.
Is it okay if my kid/s come along?
Only if they are over the age of 16. Please, do not bring younger children or babies.
Do you tattoo minors?
Yes. I will tattoo 16 and 17yr olds under parent/legal guardian's supervision (parent must be present). Valid ID's are required for BOTH parent and minor... and MUST include a picture and date of birth... ie... state issued driver license/ID/military ID... I can accept a school ID ONLY if accompanied by a birth certificate with matching names.
How much will my tattoo cost?
Pricing depends on many variables~ such as time involved (both drawing/homework AND actual tattoo time needed), level of difficulty, placement on your body and the amount of colors involved. Tattoos that can be completed in one or two sessions are given a price up front... Multiple session works are charged by each session~ My hourly rate is $120/hr.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash please. I do not accept cards, checks, IOUs or barters.
Do I need to leave a deposit?
Nope. I never ask for money up front. Please let me know if you've changed your mind on size or complexity of your request (or if you will not make it to your appointment). Usually, I finish your design (draft) the morning of, and have scheduled extra time for us to work together on the concept if needed.
What if I need to cancel?
I understand. Please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel (a text is fine)... ** People who cancel within 24 hours of their appointment (aside from emergencies of course) or who reschedule multiple times are less likely to be scheduled in the future.
Why is the door locked? I am at the shop for my appointment...
The door is locked because I have planned to open it at your scheduled time (never early)... perhaps I am still a few minutes out/on my way... Often, I am with a client or cleaning in between... Early arrivals can be disruptive either to me or another client's appointment... Please plan to show up NO MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES BEFORE OUR APPOINTMENT.