After submitting a request please be patient, as it may take me a couple of weeks to respond. I’ll send you a text message to attempt arranging a brief phone consultation. (So please provide a working cell phone number). Consultations usually only take a few minutes. At that time, we can further discuss design options and how much time I think we will need to complete your tattoo. If you are looking for a large piece (such as a sleeve, back piece, half sleeve…) you will need to schedule multiple full day appointments. The appointments are typically arranged about four weeks apart to allow each session to fully heal. You can choose to separate each session farther apart or we can be more aggressive and schedule them closer together if you wish. Keep in mind that my rate is $200 per hour. A full day session can typically range from 5 to 7 hours of “tattoo time”. You may physically be in the shop for eight hours, but I don’t charge for set up time or any breaks that we might take. Also, I don’t charge for draw time. I will create your design a couple of days prior to your appointment. I rarely get the time to work further ahead, so you won’t see a design until the day of your appointment. That’s why it’s so important to me to have a phone consultation so that I know precisely what you are looking for. The only time I charge for artwork is if you show up for an appointment and have a design change that we didn’t previously discuss. If we need to make any tweaks to your design, that won’t be a problem. (That’s complementary)… now that that’s clear (hopefully)… you will need to call the shop to set up your appointment(s).
To book an appointment, I require a $100 deposit. The deposit is a “rolling” deposit. It honors your first appointment then it rolls to your second and so on. When we complete your tattoo, on the final session, your deposit is deducted from your total… We do require a 48+ hour notice for any cancellations or reschedules. If you’re unable to do that we would require a new deposit to honor any other upcoming appointments. If you do not immediately reach out to us with that new deposit, we will cancel all upcoming appointments and give them to the next person in line. If your appointment is for one session, then you must start at phase one and place a new deposit, and schedule for the next opening… and since I’ve said one session… If you want a smaller tattoo, please know that my minimum is $250. If you’re considering a couple or several small tattoos, I would suggest doing them all at one time to save a few bucks.