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. My booking requests and 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, I will send over an invoice for 100$ nonrefundable retainer, this will go towards your tattoo total cost. The retainer is needed within 3 days of the invoice request, and this is your confirmation. For pricing details; my hourly, 200$ USD, applies to anything over an hour. Anything under that time will be charged by the piece and flat-priced, and my minimum is 100$. We can discuss this in our email consultation so you can be prepared for the appointment and there are no surprises. Some designs may be flat priced and not depend on the time, I will let you know if this is the case. 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 4-5 hours, I understand you may be able to sit longer than this, however this is my preferred session sitting time for myself and client. You do not have a confirmed appointment until we have set a time and a date, and the retainer is received. Retainers are invoiced over to your email, please check your spam folder just in case it ends up there!
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. It is best to come to your appointment alone, but one guest is fine. Remember to get plenty of sleep the night before hand, be hydrated, and have breakfast/a meal before coming in. It's always a good idea to bring extra water and a snack for yourself for the duration of the appointment. 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. If you are 15 minutes late or more to your appointment with no call or email about this (things happen sometimes, but a call is always appropriate) you will lose your retainer and possibly your appointment. 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 predominantly done through email, occasionally I will have you come in for a consultation to do some measurements. Doing consultations through email saves you doing two trips to the shop, and gives me all of the information I need written down with references. 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
Emails are answered as quickly as possible, however I'm only human and depending on the amount of inquiries and schedules, the wait time may be up to 3 weeks. 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. If your retainer is not received 3 days after is it requested, you will not have an appointment. 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 (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 am in the shop Tuesday through Saturday in winter months starting at 10AM, the latest appointment available preferably being at 1 pm, and Wednesday through Saturday in the summer months beginning appointments at 10 or 11AM and the latest appointment being available at 2pm.