How do I book?
My books are usually always open. Once you fill out the form I will be in touch with you within a week-week and a half about setting up an appointment. Tattooing is not my only job so often it can take a bit. I appreciate the patience and your eagerness to work with me!
After we set up the appointment I will take a deposit that will hold your place and will be deducted from the total on the day of your tattoo. In the case of a no show or cancellation more than two weeks out the deposit will be forfeit, but hopefully that won't happen! If you're sick or have an emergency and need to reschedule the deposit will roll over to the new appointment.
If your tattoo is custom, I will send a drawing to you the day or two before the date of the appointment unless we have set something else up. There will always be space at the time of your appointment to adjust size and make small alterations to the design.
COVID UPDATE: I am still booking, but am unsure when I will be back in the shop. How I am operating is by taking a $30 deposit to hold a spot on a waitlist which is the order I will be booking in when we can reopen. In the meantime we can get excited by emailing about the design :) There are many precations underway at the studio itself for when we reopen, including: new furniture that's easy to sanitize, one person in the shop at a time, masks, and leaving more time between appointments to wipe down everything.
How much will it cost?
I price things either at a flat rate or by the hour, depending on the piece. Hourly I charge $90-120 per hour sliding scale and leave up to your discretion to gauge where you fall on that range. I have some helpful infographics that I am happy to send if you are unsure where you fall. For transparency, the shop takes 50% of the money from each tattoo. I will always give you an estimate before the appointment based on the size and placement and am happy to work within a budget. If this price is still inaccessible for you, I am happy to brainstorm ways we can make it work, just let me know. Making my tattoos as accessible as possible while also making a living wage is important to me and I am always up for your thoughts on this process and open to change.
What is the accessibility of the shop?
Unfortunately, the shop is currently on the 2nd floor and has no elevator. If this is prohibitive let me know and I will try my best to find a solution.
What sorts of designs do you like tattooing?
Currently I work only in black. I enjoy a wide variety of imagery but am most at home with creatures, natural forms, landscapes and scenes, Sketchy drawings, woodcut style images and tattoos that will allow me to experiment. I welcome a wide variety of ideas and will let you know if I think it is something I can do well. Things that I'm not good at are: geometric patterns, realism, lettering (unless you want it to look like my 8th grade handwriting)