Frequently Asked Questions

When will you be accepting new appointments?


I will be reopening my books sometime in 2022. 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 update my website and Instagram with a link to submit your inquiries. I will also send out an email with this link to those who have signed up on my website to be notified. 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. Once your submission has been approved by me, I will reply via email with deposit and scheduling information. 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. Once we work together to determine a date and time for your appontment I will provide deposit instructions.




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. I work in a private studio, so we do not have regular business hours and are closed to walk-ins of any kind.




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. Continue this process for about 2 weeks, and avoid putting any other products directly on your tattoo, including makeup or sun screen. Avoid swimming or soaking your tattoo in any way. Avoid direct sunlight on your tattoo. Wear proper attire when working out to avoid contact with gym equipment. Don't pick at or scratch your tattoo during the healing process, as it will lengthen the healing time, increase the chance of scarring, and potentially introduce infection. If you have any specific questions after your tattoo, don't hesitate to email me.




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. Reschedules within 48 hours of your scheduled date and time will require a new deposit, and cancellations will result in the loss of your deposit.




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 standart rate is $150/hr. My minimum is $100.




What forms of payment do you accept?


All deposits are paid via Venmo. All payments made at your appointment must be cash only. Please plan ahead. There is an ATM located at the studio but it does charge a fee for use.




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.