The booking process is much smoother if all of the following information is included in your initial message:
A description of your ideas or desired flash piece, with links to any reference images.
An approximate measurement in cm/inches.
Your desired placement (or if undecided we can discuss).
Your availability or specific dates you may be interested in.
Your budget (if you have one).
If you are requesting a cover-up or a piece of work to fill a gap, please send a photo of the existing tattoo(s).
Anything else I should know (questions about the design/tattoo process, privacy concerns, scarring or stretch marks in the desired area of tattoo, health concerns like skin conditions, low blood sugar/pressure, latex allergies etc.)?
As an illustrator and craftsperson, it is at my discretion to respectfully decline projects that are not a good fit for me. This doesn’t mean that I don't like your idea - just that I don't feel that I am the right person for the project. This most commonly includes tattoos in a style that I don’t work in (script, geometric or mandala designs, dotwork, single needle designs), areas that I don’t feel comfortable tattooing (hands/fingers/necks), and large cover-ups. I’m happy to answer any questions/give my best advice even if I’m the wrong person for your project.
Please be advised that non-refundable deposits are required for all bookings. I take all my deposits via Paypal (or cash can be dropped into the studio), and appointment times/flash designs cannot be booked until having done so. The deposit is then deducted from the total cost of your tattoo on the day of your appointment (it isn’t an extra charge).
I know sometimes life gets messy and you may need to cancel or reschedule your appointment (for whatever reason) - it’s not the end of the world but please let me know as soon as you possibly can so I can try and fill your spot! Unfortunately, if you can’t provide at least 48 hours notice to cancel/reschedule your appointment you will forfeit your deposit. This is to cover the time spent preparing for your appointment and loss of income. An unfortunate aspect of being self-employed is that we absolutely need our clients to commit to our sessions or else we don’t get paid at all. Deposits protect artists and our time should a cancellation/no-show occur. As much as we would love to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, sometimes we simply can’t afford to.
If you give me at least 48 hours notice, your appointment can be rescheduled and your deposit will carried over to your new appointment.
You will forfeit your deposit if:
I have drawn a final design and you decide not to get the tattoo.
You request significant or numerous revisions to the design counter to what we have agreed upon in consultation.
You cancel without 48 hours notice or no-show. Another deposit will be required to re-schedule the appointment.
You reschedule your appointment with at least 48 hours notice twice or more (everyone gets one).
You arrive more than 20 minutes late without prior notice.