How to Book an Appointment
Thank you so much for your interest in me being your artist! To start the booking process for your tattoo appointment, please start by reading through all of the information below as it will help both me and you book your appointment easily and much quicker. Please keep in mind that I am a small volume private studio that is focused on fully custom, original work. After sending a request you will hear back closer to the next booking time (this information is found above the contact information). Please be patient, as I only book a few months at a time to make the wait time more reasonable for both of us. When the time has come to start booking again I will reach out to discuss your ideas and whether I would be a good match to be your artist. These emails are answered as often as possible, usually about once or twice a week. Before requesting booking with me please read through these sections carefully so we can both be on the same page when discussing your future tattoo ideas. It is also important to review the portfolio and make sure we would be a good match for your piece, if I think your tattoo would be better suited for another artist I am more than happy to refer you to another artist. After we set a time and date for the appointment, a 50$ nonrefundable retainer is required to confirm the appointment. This will go towards your total tattoo cost. For pricing details; my hourly, 200$ USD, applies to anything under 3 hours. Anything over that time will be charged by full or half day. Full days are 5-6 hour appointments and have a flat rate of 1100$ and half days are 3-4 hours priced at 700$. We can discuss this in our email consultation so you can be prepared for the appointment and there are no surprises. If you are looking to do a larger scale project, I will most likely book you more than one session, so please put this into consideration when planning your tattoo time frame. The longest session I will book you for is 6 hours, I understand you may be able to sit longer than this, however this is my preferred session sitting time for myself and client. If you reschedule or no show more than twice I will not be able to take you on as a client any longer.
Preparing for your Appointment
Our appointment is booked and confirmed! Great! Its always best to be prepared for your appointment so we don't have any starting issues or potentially have to reschedule. Being a private studio, I can accommodate a little more to make the day easier for you. Children are okay to be here, although you must be 18 with a valid ID to be tattooed, no exceptions. Remember to get plenty of sleep the night before hand, be hydrated, and have breakfast/a meal before coming in. I do keep water and snacks here for clients if needed. I cannot tattoo over bruises, abrasions, cuts, rashes, etc on the skin. This is very important! If the area you'd like to have the tattoo on has any of these issues please let me know so we can reschedule. Please remember to bring proper ID, temporary IDs are not accepted. (also it does not matter how old you are/I know you are, it is still required that I take a copy of a form of legal ID). Please make sure your schedule is flexible around the appointment. Although I try to be precise on the timing, (if requested an estimate), setting up, preparing the stencil, placement, etc can all take extra time and this is not a process to be rushed. Communication is important, so please let me know if you are running late to the appointment. If you are coming from further away or would like to book a two day session I do have a room you are welcome to stay in. Let me know if this is something you are interested in and we can plan that accordinglyIf you have any questions about how to be properly prepared further please feel free to ask while we correspond.
Consultations and Design Process
Consultations are predominantly done through email, occasionally I will have you come in for a consultation to do some measurements but most of the time this is not necessary. Doing consultations through email saves you doing two trips to the studio and gives me all of the information I need written down with references. I can also do a video consultation with you if preferred. Along with information about what you would like to have done I will ask you for reference pictures as well. If you require any specific accommodations please let me know so I can properly prepare for your appointment to make you as comfortable as possible during the process. Any designs I do will be ready for the appointment itself and no time sooner, I do not do in person consultations for drawings, however I do leave extra time in every appointment for last minute changes to the design and for discussion.
Emails and Schedule
I do try to answer everyone as soon as possible. Sending out a request form does not guarantee a response. Please be patient on the wait time or reread your initial email to see if you included everything necessary to begin the booking process. It is important to factor in your time frame for getting tattooed, as emailing back and forth to finalize a design may take a few days to a week or so (depending on both of our response times and books being open or closed). I book appointments 3 months at a time. If my page says “books are closed”, that means that you cannot request an appointment at that time, and will have to wait for the next time window when I am booking. I can put you on a waitlist to be contacted if there is an opening in the schedule or to be contacted first when the books do reopen. I recommend following my social media through the links to be notified exactly when the books open. Please make sure you are serious about booking and finalizing an appointment before reaching out.
I take on appointments Tuesday through Friday with the latest appointment available preferably being at 2 pm.