Frequently asked questions
Do you take walk-in tattoos?
Unfortunately no, all tattoos are by appointment only. This allows me time to think about and work on your design as well as to be able to offer a private and comfortable setting for my clients.
How much do tattoos cost?
I charge an hourly rate for all tattoo work. When inquiring about your tattoo I can give you an estimated amount of time I think that it will take to complete your tattoo. I have a $500 minimum charge per tattoo session. Please read the Pricing Policy page on this site to learn more.
How can I make an appointment?
- Fill out the Contact Form here
I will reply with answers to your questions and discuss the idea with you
If the project is approved you can book through the Availability Calendar on this site
Within a few days of the appointment I will send any necessary artwork for approval or revision
Do you do piercings?
Unfortunately no, not at this time.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, I can accept all major credit cards but they will be processed through PayPal and there will be a 3% fee associated for all non-cash payments.
What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
1. Always make sure that you are healthy and feeling well before coming in for your tattoo appointment. If your body is fighting something else it will not have the available resources to properly heal your tattoo. Make sure that your appointment is not within the same week before or after as a medical or dental procedure.
2. Do not consume anything more than a minimal amount of alcohol for the 48 hours before your appointment. Alchol thins the blood and can cause excessive bleeding during the tattoo procedure which will make it difficult for the artist to apply the ink and have it hold in the skin and heal consistently.
3. Do not apply any lotions or skin care products to the area being tattooed the day of your appointment. Such products can make it difficult for the stencil to remain visible which could cause unnecessary difficulty in precisely creating your tattoo.
4. While it is okay to bring a guest for your comfort or enjoyment, this studio has a very calm and peaceful atmosphere, so many guests and/or people that have a loud boisterous personality may make the experience less pleasant for both you and the artist. It is better to think of this as a relaxing spa rather than a traditional tattoo parlor.
5. Drink plenty of water and have a light nourishing meal about 2 hours before your appointment. Although tattooing generally does not cause a lot of bleeding, when you lose even a small amount of blood you could begin to feel lightheaded if your blood sugar level is not in balance. Having eaten will help to avoid this.
6. Don't be impatient. Sometimes when you come in for your appointment it may be an hour or more before we start tattooing. The artist will need to size your design, make a stencil, sanitize surfaces, setup the disposable products, etc. The waiting room is comfortable and there is a saltwater coral reef tank for your viewing enjoyment but if you would like to provide your own entertainment please make sure to bring a charger for your phone or device whole you wait.
7. Bring earbuds or headphones. Many clients love my musical selection which includes music from Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, City and Colour, John Mayer, Coldplay among many others. It is a relaxed and enjoyable blend of non-aggressive music. If you prefer to listen to your own music or media while being tattooed please remember to bring your buds or phones to listen to on your device.
8. Dress appropriately for the tattoo you want. Although your comfort and modesty are always taken into account it is not always possible to avoid nudity depending on where your tattoo is located. In order to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible, plan on wearing clothing that leaves easy access to the area where the tattoo is going. No clothing should be within 6" around the full perimeter of the tattoo. This allows for a safer and cleaner tattoo procedure without the risk of cross contamination from ink or blood getting onto your clothing item. If it isn't possible to keep sensitive areas covered then have comfort knowing that this is a private studio so there will not be other artists or clients to worry about seeing you.