Frequently Asked Questions
When will you be accepting new appointments?
I will be reopening my books on October 1st. You can sign up to be notified via email by clicking on the "Booking" tab above. The notification email you receive will include all the specifics you'll need to know for booking. I also utilize Instagram Stories to post availability due to cancellations. These availabilities are first come, first served, often limited to specific design criteria, and are usually filled extremely quickly.
What is your booking process like?
When I open my books for scheduling, I will publish via email, website, and Instagram a list of questions that all inquiring clients must answer completely. I only accept inquiries via email, and they must be complete. Due to the volume of inquiries I receive, I will only be taking on projects that I feel best align with my artistic style and vision. However, I always do my absolute best to reply to every single inquiry, whether I am taking on the piece or not. Once you have submitted your inquiry, please allow several days for a response, as it takes lots of time and consideration to work through each of the submissions.
Do you require a deposit to schedule an appointment?
For each appointment I require a $50-$200 deposit depending on the length of time the piece will take to complete. Deposits are non-refundable and go towards the total cost of the tattoo. Deposits are payable via Venmo.
Do you use or recommend the use of numbing creams?
I do not personally use any numbing creams during the tattoo application process. I am not opposed to you using a numbing cream, however it is up to you to research and purchase the product yourself. I would recommend testing any product you select well before your appointment to be sure it won't cause any skin irritation. If your skin is too irritated to tattoo, we would be forced to reschedule your appointment and I would be unable to transfer your deposit to your next appointment.
Can I change my mind about a design after I've scheduled an appointment?
If you have any design changes that you'd like made before your appointment, please let me know via email as soon as possible, and no later than 48 hours before your appointment. I can usually accommodate changes, but if it significantly affects the length of time the piece would take, or I'm notified too close to your appointment date, you may be required to reschedule and/or adjust your appointment and deposit amount.
Can I consult with you in-person about a tattoo idea?
While I am confident that we can arrange everything via email, I can usually accommodate a short in-person consultation if you would prefer to do so. However, all in-person consultations must be scheduled with me via email. Keep in mind, scheduling an in-person consultation does not guarantee that my books will still be open when you are ready to schedule your tattoo appointment.
Do you allow guests to accompany me to my tattoo appointment?
Except in special circumstances, I only allow one guest to come with you to your appointment. Our studio space is very limited and my best work is done when I am able to focus without distractions. If you feel that you may fall under a special circumstance, let me know via email and I'll work with you to the best of my ability.
What do you recommend for tattoo aftercare?
After removing the wrap I recommend using a mild, non-scented soap such as Dial Gold Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap, and a mild, non-scented lotion such as Lubriderm. Wash with soap once a day and apply lotion 2-3 times per day, using only a very thin layer and gently working it into the skin, wiping away any excess. The ideal skin condition should be not so dry that it cracks but not so moisturized that it's excessively slimy or shiny.
Can I reschedule or cancel my appointment?
You may reschedule your appointment no later than 48 hours before your scheduled date and time, via email only. Your deposit will be transferred to your new appointment, but after your first reschedule you will be required to pay a new deposit for each subsequent reschedule.
Do you have a cancellation list?
I do not. I utilize Instagram Stories to post availability due to cancellations. These availabilities are first come, first served, often limited to specific design criteria, and are usually filled extremely quickly.
Will you send me the design before my appointment?
I do not send out any designs prior to your appointment. Minor changes can be incorporated the day of your appointment before we begin tattooing, but major changes may require us to reschedule and/or adjust your appointment and deposit amount.
How much do you charge?
My rate is $150/hr.
What forms of payment do you accept?
All deposits are paid via Venmo.
How old do I have to be to get a tattoo from you?
You must be 18 or older. I will not tattoo anyone under 18, period.