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PRICING

CUSTOM DESIGNS

Pricing is charged per hour for a custom design tattoo, and the rate you can expect for a session is typically $150 per hour. Each design bears its own individual complexity and composition which is why the rate may slightly fluctuate. 

Booking for a custom design requires a nonrefundable deposit of $100. 

SMALL TATTOOS

Pricing is charged by piecework for a small tattoo. An example of a small tattoo session is a lettering or symbol design under 2"x2". The minimum for a small tattoo is $125. Small tattoos that require single needle details are usually a minimum of $150. 

Booking a small tattoo requires a nonrefundable deposit of $50.

FLASH SHEET

Pricing is charged by piecework for a flash sheet tattoo. Flash sheet designs are usually $100 and up, depending on complexity, composition and size. Most of my flash sheets designs are posted via Instagram. Please direct message me on Instagram or email me at doctorlucidius@gmail.com for further inquiries on my available designs.

Booking a flash sheet design requires a nonrefundable deposit of at least $100. 

 

TATTOO INFORMATION

DEPOSITS

All tattoo sessions require a nonrefundable deposit in order to secure the date and time booked. Deposits can be made via Venmo, PayPal or Zelle. If a deposit is not sent within 72 hours of booking, the date and time originally booked will be made available. All deposits are nonrefundable and will go towards the cost of the tattoo. If a session is cancelled, the deposit will go towards the cost of the artist's time and preparation. If a session is rescheduled, a new nonrefundable deposit may be required at the artist's discretion.

PAYMENT

Payments are due immediately after the session is completed. Payment to the artist can be made via cash, Venmo, PayPal or Zelle. Cash payment is preferred.

CONSULTATION

Most consultations for tattoo designs can be discussed via email. If the tattoo design is a larger, complex piece that requires the artist to see the area in-person, please schedule a free consultation through the booking link. In the consultation, please describe your tattoo idea in full detail, and the location on your body where you would like the tattoo. Email the images that you would like to use for reference. These images are important because they will allow the artist to properly visualize and design the tattoo.

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR SESSION

Tattoo sessions usually range from 1 to 6 hours. This mainly depends on the scope of the design and the pain tolerance of the client. Small tattoos are usually around 1 hour. Medium tattoos are usually around 3-4 hours. Large tattoos are usually around 5-6 hours, and if a design requires multiple sessions, then each session duration will usually be in this range. At this time we cannot permit any guests or visitors to be present during appointments. Any visitor other than the tattoo client will be asked to wait outside the building until the tattoo appointment has concluded. Our waiting room area is only for clients waiting for their session.

If you are late, you must inform us via email. If you are more than 30 minutes late without any notification, the session will be canceled without any refund.

 

BOOKING

In order to book a session, please click on the 'BOOK NOW' button in the top right corner of this page. If you are unsure about which type of session to schedule, please email or direct message the artist via Instagram.

PREPARATION FOR A SESSION

Make sure to be well-rested before coming into the appointment and eat a meal beforehand to prevent low blood sugar issues. To prepare for the tattoo itself, we request that you shave the area you are getting tattooed, but please be careful not to cut yourself. Please do not drink alcohol for several days prior to your session – this may cause excessive bleeding during the session and cause an issue with the healing process. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing that helps with the tattooing process. If you are getting a tattoo on your arm, a tank top or sleeveless t-shirt will be helpful. If you are getting a tattoo on your leg, it would be best to wear shorts.

DESIGN PROCESS

If an email or in-person consultation has not be made, the artist will contact you 3 to 7 days prior to the session. Most designs are drawn up and finalized the day of the session. For larger scale designs, the artist will usually start the design process a few days beforehand. With anything that is executed at a very high level, the quality of the finished state of a work comes from a deep investment of time and effort. Only when both client and artist are fully committed to the process can the full potential of each project be realized. This is a collaboration – we will work closely together to bring the meaning behind the piece to life through unique and custom designs. With each piece, we strive to push the boundaries of the medium. Preparation, design, and technique are all stages of the creative process that are in place to ensure that quality remains top priority.

TATTOO AFTERCARE

  • Most sessions end with the tattoo sanitized and wrapped, leave wrap on for 3 to 4 hours. If the session ends at night, leave the wrap on overnight and remove/wash in the morning.

  • When removing the wrap, wash with cold to warm water and a non-fragrance, soft soap. For the first week, wash the area very gently. Avoid direct hot water.

  • Apply thin layer of A&D ointment 3 to 4 times a day for the first 3 to 7 days or until tattoo begins peeling. If the tattoo appears glossy, apply a thinner layer.

  • When the peeling stage has begun, apply thin layer of unscented lotion (Aveeno, Cetaphil, Lubriderm, etc.) 3 to 4 times a day until the tattoo is fully healed. Healing usually takes around 2 months. Consistent moisturizing is key to a nicely healed tattoo.

  • The tattoo will most likely start itching after a few days. Avoid rubbing, picking or scratching the tattoo. Allowing the scabs to come off naturally will give the best results.

  • Avoid wearing tight or abrasive clothing; having decent airflow is essential to the healing process.

  • Avoid any rough physical activity such as working out or playing sports for at least two weeks. 

  • Avoid exposing the tattoo to direct sunlight, swimming, soaking, or submerging yourself in hot tubs or saunas, until the tattoo is fully healed.

Saniderm or SecondSkin Aftercare

  • After your tattoo session, leave the Saniderm on for 3 to 4 days. If redness or swelling occurs you can remove the film earlier.

  • To remove Saniderm, find an edge of the bandage and pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. The shower is the ideal place to remove Saniderm. Running water will help loosen the adhesive and relax the skin. Dry removal of Saniderm may cause discomfort and added trauma to the skin.

  • Discard the used bandage and wash the tattoo with a mild soap, preferably fragrance-free. 

  • Allow the tattoo to air dry or pat dry with a clean towel.

  • If desired, apply a thin layer of fragrance-free lotion or aftercare product to your tattoo. If you have naturally oily skin or live in a high humidity climate, feel free to skip this step. Otherwise, use a thin layer of petroleum-free moisturizer to help the tattoo retain moisture and itch less.

  • If the Saniderm was removed before the recommended time frame, lightly apply fragrance-free lotion onto the tattoo 2-3 times a day for two weeks.

Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
I would not be able to fulfill this dream and passion of mine without the help of my clients.
Thank you so much for your interest in my work, and I really look forward to creating something magical together!