I find I am able to do the majority of my consultations online. In times I feel I need to do an in-person consult, I book them at the start of my days to avoid interruptions while tattooing. I can normally get consults in within a week. You must be 18 years of age and have a valid piece of photo identification displaying proof of age to get tattooed available upon request. NO EXCEPTIONS!
I require a deposit before I start sketching anything up or booking people in as insurance that you will show up for your appointment. This assures me that I’m not wasting my time doing drawings for people who aren’t as serious about getting the work done, as I am to doing it. The amount depends on the size of the project. Deposits come off the FINAL cost/sit of the tattoo. I have drawings ready to go for the day of the appointment and only send them out for people to see beforehand at my own discretion. Once a deposit is left, tiny alterations are fine, but you can’t change your mind on subject matter or placement discussed as this may change whether or not it is a project I am willing to take on. Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and cannot be transferred to other people. To honour a deposit, I require a minimum of 24 hours; more time is always appreciated. If you DO NOT let me know you need to reschedule/cancel, or you no-show for your appointment, then the deposit is forfeited.
RATE AND COST
I don’t normally charge hourly… I charge based on a full day or a half day booking, but if you do want to do hourly instead, you’re looking at $160/hour… the flat rates get you a bit of a deal off the hourly rate, so I’ll leave the final decision up to you. All prices include “supply fees” and taxes.
HALF DAY (3hours) = $400
FULL DAY (5hours) = $600
MINIMUM CHARGE = $300
Both cash and etransfer are accepted forms of payment (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TOUCH UP POLICY
On my own work, touch ups are free after a month of healing and as long as they are done within a year (unless discussed otherwise due to a specific situation or location of the tattoo (ie. fingers, palms, knuckles, etc.)). If touch ups are small it is suggested you get them done when you get more work done to make your journey to the shop and the set up for the tattoo more worth it.
Everyone heals up differently!
Every area heals up differently!
The aftercare I go through at the end of every tattoo is what I have found works best for healing the work that I do on people. Just follow these instructions, be patient, and everything should heal up nicely:
Expect flaking and light scabbing for the first couple weeks, but tattoos can take up to a couple months to settle completely.
Second Skin (clear bandage): Keep on for 48 hours.
Other Bandages: Keep on until the following morning to avoid sticking to any fabric while you sleep.
DO NOT PICK OR SCRATCH!
Wash with warm water and a mild soap (ie. dove or ivory) when you wake up and before you go to bed to remove any plasma that may build up and create a scab. DO NOT SCRUB!
Apply a thin layer of unscented lotion when it feels dry, tight, scabby, flaky, or itchy. DO NOT “GLOB” IT ON!
Showers are fine, but try to avoid prolonged soaking!