Pricing is charged per hour for a custom design tattoo, and the rate you can expect for a session is typically $175 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries on my available designs.
Booking a flash sheet design requires a nonrefundable deposit of at least $100.
All tattoo sessions require a nonrefundable deposit of $100 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 again. 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, the deposit will be transferred to the new appointment. However, if a session is rescheduled more than once or within the week of the appointment, a new nonrefundable deposit may be required at the artist's discretion.
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.
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 running late, please inform us via email or direct message. If you are more than 30 minutes late without any notification, the session will be canceled without any refund.
BOOKING A CUSTOM DESIGN
When booking is open, contact the artist via Instagram direct message or email me at email@example.com if you do not have an Instagram. When sending a tattoo request, please include the following information:
1. Brief description of the tattoo idea
2. General sizing
3. Specific location (e.g. left inner forearm)
4. 2 or more photo references
If you only have a general theme or concept with a design and would like the artist to have artistic freedom, that would also be totally acceptable for booking.
Once the details of the tattoo design have been discussed and the artist has confirmed the project, please click on the 'BOOK NOW' button in the top right corner of the website. A nonrefundable deposit will be required to secure the tattoo appointment.
BOOKING A FLASH DESIGN
When a flash design becomes available, contact the artist via Instagram direct message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not have an Instagram. When sending a message to claim the flash design, please include the following information:
1. Preferred sizing (if applicable)
2. Preferred location (e.g. left inner forearm)
Different locations of the body may require different sizes. Some flash designs may have a size and location predetermined by the artist.
Once the sizing and location of the flash design have been discussed and the artist has confirmed the project, please click on the 'BOOK NOW' button in the top right corner of the website. A nonrefundable deposit will be required to secure the tattoo appointment.
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.
During the booking process, the details of the design will be discussed and confirmed with by the artist. Most designs are drawn up and finalized the day of the session so that the artistic flow of the design runs without interruption. 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.
DERMA SHIELD AFTERCARE
After your tattoo session, leave the Derma Shield film on for 3 to 4 days. If redness or swelling occurs you can remove the film earlier.
Avoid sun exposure, working out, tight/abrasive clothing over the tattoo and submersion in water like bathing or swimming (showering is okay to do) for at least two weeks after the tattoo session.
To remove Derma Shield, slowly pull the film off from the top down (pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth). The shower is the ideal place to remove Derma Shield. Warm, running water will help loosen up the adhesive and relax the skin. Dry removal of Saniderm may cause discomfort and add trauma to the skin.
Discard the used bandage and wash the tattoo with a mild, fragrance-free soap.
Allow the tattoo to air dry or pat dry with a clean paper towel.
Apply a thin layer of fragrance-free lotion (e.g. Aveeno) whenever the tattoo appears dry. Avoid any products with petroleum.
After taking off the Derma Shield, tattoo may appear dry, flaky, or itchy for a few days to a couple weeks. This is completely normal, however if these issues persist after two weeks please contact your artist.
TATTOO AFTERCARE (for non-Derma Shield 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.
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Thank you so much for your interest in my work, and I really look forward to creating something magical together!