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 begin 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. If my calendar is open for appointments there will be an appointment request form in the contact page, fill this out to send in your request. I will review requests as quickly as possible but it may be a couple days to hear a response. If you do not receive a response you may not have included enough information for the request to be considered. If my calendar is closed, you are still welcomed to send an email for any inquiries but there may be a much longer wait time for responses and most likely will not be able to book an appointment at that time. If your piece is not something I can take on I will let you know right away and if I have another artist in mind for you piece I can recommend you to them. If I do not take your request on this doesn't mean that your ideas are bad, I'm particular about what projects I take on and have limited availability. After we set a time and date for the appointment, a 200$ nonrefundable retainer is required to confirm the appointment. This will go towards your total tattoo cost. For pricing, we can discuss this in our email consultation so you can be prepared for the appointment and there are no surprises. Included in the price of the tattoo is the email consultation, drawing time, set up and preparation and the actual tattoo itself. My minimum is 250$, day rate is 1200$ and half day is 700$. Half days are considered 2-3.5 hr sessions and full days are over 3.5 hours. If you are looking to do a larger scale project or color, I will most likely book you more than one session. If you would like to work within a budget just let me know and we can plan sessions out accordingly. The longest session I will book you for is 5-6 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. I would not recommend bringing a kid to an appointment longer than 2 hours. 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. 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 accordingly. If 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 done through email or scheduled phone/video call. Along with information about what you would like to have done I will ask you for reference pictures as well. Please do not send me photos of other artists work as a reference, I will not accept them and will suggest you reach out to that artist for your piece. Currently I’m only taking on color and black and grey realism with compositions that include portraits, animals, and botanicals. I will not be taking on geometric pieces, pointillism, fine line work, or non original pieces. 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
After sending in a request expect a response anywhere from the same day to a couple days. If you don't receive a response you may not have included enough information or the email slipped through the cracks. It never hurts to check in if you haven't heard back in awhile. If there is no appointment request form in the Contact section this means my books are closed and I am not currently taking on any appointments. I recommend following my social media through the links to be notified exactly when the books open. Spots are limited for appointments and I'm only one human, so unfortunately I cannot take on every request I receive. I'm happy to recommend another artist if I am not able to take your request on. I take on appointments Tuesday through Friday during the Spring, Summer and Fall and Wednesday through Saturday during Winter. Fridays and weekend dates book up the fastest, so they will be further out than week day appointments. Appointment times start at 10 or 11 am. If you are looking to book an appointment in Winter-Early Spring (depending on weather) you may need 4WD or AWD to get to the studio safely as I am located on a dirt road.