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FAQ

 

ITS MY FIRST TATTOO, WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE?

Preparing your body for your tattoo appointment will give you the best chance of enduring your tattoo with ease and will optimize and shorten healing time.

PLEASE KEEP GUESTS AND FRIENDS TO A MAXIMUM OF 1 PERSON (18+)

IM TYPICALLY QUIET DURING THE TATTOO - YOURE WELCOME TO BRING HEADPHONES, A BOOK, ETC. TO KEEP YOUR MIND BUSY. WE USUALLY HAVE THE TV/MUSIC PLAYING IN THE SHOP.  

BRING SNACKS TO KEEP YOUR BLOOD SUGAR UP, AND WATER TO KEEP YOU HYDRATED.

GET A GOOD NIGHTS REST AND RELAX THE NIGHT BEFORE. EAT A BALANCED BIG BREAKFAST THE DAY OF.

PLEASE DON'T SHAVE OR EXFOLIATE THE AREA THE NIGHT BEFORE OR DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT ON THE AREA, DO NOT SHAVE THE WEEK OF YOUR APPOINTMENT.

IM BIG ON BREAKS SO DONT BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR ONE!

SHOWER THE MORNING OF, EVEN IF YOU SHOWERED THE NIGHT BEFORE!

AVOID ALCOHOL FOR MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS BEFORE (48 HRS RECOMMENDED) AND 24 HRS AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT.

LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON USING NUMBING CREAM, HAVE ALLERGIES, OR SKIN CONDITIONS

WEAR PRACTICAL CLOTHING! THINK ABOUT THE AREA YOURE GETTING TATTOOED AND WHAT WOULD WORK BEST. IF YOURE NOT SURE YOU CAN ALWAYS SEE IF I HAVE SUGGESTIONS. NEVER WEAR CLOTHES YOU CARE ABOUT, AND BE COMFY!

TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF IF YOU ARE GETTING A LEG/FOOT TATTOO.- DO NOT TENSE UP OR SUPPRESS TWITCHING, IT MAKES IT WORSE. IM PREPARED FOR TWITCHES- ITS VERY COMMON.

IF IT HURTS - BREATHE, WIGGLE YOUR TOES!

SEE MY AFTERCARE TAB TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT ALL THE SUPPLIES TO CARE FOR YOUR UPCOMING TATTOO!

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? WHATS THE MINIMUM?

YOU CAN VIEW MY PRICING ESTIMATES HERE. KEEP IN MIND THOSE ARE ESTIMATES AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARD FEES OR HOURLY COST ($150/HR). YOU CAN LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE A BUDGET DURING BOOKING AND I CAN TELL YOU IF ITS FEESABLE. 

 

I HAVE STRICT $150 MINIMUM ON ALL TATTOOS.   

 

CAN I GET A TOUCH UP? 

Touch ups are free within one year of your original appointment. you get one free touch up within the year only if it is deemed necessary by myself (a line fell out, a spot of ink healed patchy, etc.). This does not include if you have picked, scratched, or improperly healed your tattoo without the proper care and attention (Yes, I can tell and I will know!). This also does not include changing the colors, or covering the existing tattoo- that service is considered under normal pricing even if costs have risen since your original appointment. that is a rework! TOUCH UPS ARE ONLY FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT AND ARE ONLY FOR TATTOOS IVE DONE! After one full year, or if deemed unneccesary, you will be charged by the hour for touchups.

 

CAN I USE NUMBING CREAM?

YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO USE NUMBING CREAM BUT PLEASE LET ME KNOW A FEW WEEKS PRIOR. I WILL RECOMMEND YOU THE PRODUCTS THAT WORK BEST VS. THE ONES THAT CHANGE YOUR SKIN TEXTURE AND/OR CAUSE ANY OTHER ISSUES WITH THE PROCESS. 

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY TO GET MAXIMUM RESULTS.

APPLY IT BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT, TIME APPROPRIATELY: if you show up to your appointment and have me apply the cream, you will be charged for the time waiting for it to work. 

KEEP IN MIND YOUR APPOINTMENT MAY TAKE  LONGER THAN I INITIALLY PLANNED CONSIDERING USING NUMBING CREAM CHANGES THE WAY I HAVE TO TATTOO. 

RECOMMENDED NUMBING CREAMS:

PAINLESS TATTOO

TKTX

 

WHAT ARE SOME STYLES YOU DECLINE? YOU DECLINED MY IDEA, WHAT DO I DO?

STYLES I MIGHT DECLINE:

REALISM & PORTRAITS, MICRO / FINE LINE  (MINIMALIST), TRIBAL / ARM OR LEG BANDS,, BLACKWORK,  NO ARTISTIC FREEDOM

WOULD YOU GO TO A DENTIST TO LOOK AT YOUR FOOT? OF COURSE NOT! I KNOW PLENTY OF TALENTED ARTIST SPECIALIZING IN SO MANY ARTISTIC STYLES, AND IM ALWAYS BEYOND HAPPY TO REFER YOU TO SOMEONE PERFECT FOR YOUR PROJECT. EMAIL ME!

 

ITS MY FIRST CONVENTION, WHAT DO I DO? HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN A TATTOO SHOP?

CHECK OUT MY CONVENTION/ TRAVEL LINK!

 

CAN I WALK IN?

APPOINTMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED TO ENSURE YOUR CHANCE OF GETTING TATTOOED. WE DO TAKE WALK INS WHEN WE CAN BUT IT IS RARE. YOU CAN CHECK MY INSTAGRAM TO FIND RANDOM OPENINGS I MAY HAVE OR THE SHOPS INSTAGRAM!

 

DO YOU DO PIERCINGS?

No, but I can definitely refer you to someone!

 

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A CONSULT? HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

SUBMIT A BOOKING FORM HERE FOR A CONSULT OR APPOINTMENT OR CALL 401.490.1910

 

HOW DO I CLAIM A FLASH DESIGN? CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO FLASH DESIGNS?

YOU CAN EMAIL ME/SUBMIT A BOOKING FORM WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGN AND/OR A SCREENSHOT OF IT!

HERES THE POLICIES FOR FLASH LISTED BELOW!

 -I WILL NOT TATTOO THE SAME DESIGN TWICE.

- FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE - DEPOSIT RESERVES DESIGN

- ARMS AND LEGS ONLY 

- NO COVER UPS

- DESIGNS ARE AS IS - NO COLOR SCHEME OR DESIGN CHANGES/SUBTRACTIONS/ADDITIONS

-GLITTER AND COLOR ONLY 

YOU CAN FIND THESE DESIGNS UNDER MY INSTAGRAM 'AVAILABLE' HIGHLIGHT

 

DO I HAVE TO DO A DEPOSIT TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT? HOW DO I GET A DEPOSIT REFUND?

 

DEPOSITS ARE REQUIRED AND ARE NONREFUNABLE.  A $100 DEPOSIT  IS ALWAYS REQUIRED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT - TO HOLD YOUR SPOT AND DRAWING TIME. NO DEPOSIT = NO APPOINTMENT. ONCE A DEPOSIT IS SENT, YOU WLL BE BOOKED INTO THE CALENDAR. DEPOSITS COME OFF THE FINAL COST OF YOUR TATTOO. DEPOSITS ARE GOOD FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS. IF YOU ARE GETTING A MULTIPLE SESSION PIECE, THE DEPOSIT WILL COME OFF THE FINAL SESSION'S AMOUNT. YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR IDEA ONCE A DEPOSIT HAS BEEN GIVEN. DO NOT PAY A DEPOSIT UNTIL DIRECTED!

 

NOTES: IF YOU NEED TO RESCHEDULE YOU MAY RESCHEDULE ONCE TO REUSE YOUR DEPOSIT AND MUST GIVE 48 HOURS NOTICE.   CANCELLATIONS FORFEIT DEPOSIT, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RESCHEDULE AT THE TIME OF NOTICE. 

NO CALL NO SHOWS RESULT IN AN IMMEDIATE LOSS OF YOUR DEPOSIT. DEPOSITS CAN BE MADE ONLINE OR IN PERSON. IF YOU ARE MORE THAN 15 MINS LATE WITH NO CONTACT, IT IS CONSIDERED A NO CALL NO SHOW.

CAN I RESCHEDULE? SHOULD I CANCEL?

IF YOU MUST RESCHEDULE, YOU MAY DO SO ONE TIME IN ORDER TO UPHOLD YOUR DEPOSIT. I ASK THAT YOU GIVE ME 48 HOURS MINIMUM NOTICE TO COUNT AS A RESCHEDULE.

 

CANCELLING COMPLETELY WILL FOREIT YOUR TOTAL DEPOSIT.

 

IF YOU NEED TO RESCHEDULE, PLEASE ACTIVELY BOOK A NEW APPOINTMENT AT THE TIME OF GIVING YOUR NOTICE: I CANNOT HOLD A DEPOSIT IF THERE IS NO BOOKED DATE AND/OR TIME. IF YOU RESCHEDULE MORE THAN ONCE OR CANCEL, YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE ANOTHER DEPOSIT IN ORDER TO BOOK ANOTHER APPOINTMENT. IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY CONFIRMATIONS IT IS CONSIDERED A NO CALL, NO SHOW. NO CALL NO SHOWS RESULT IN A FORFEITED DEPOSIT.

CANCELLING FOR A CONVENTION OR TRAVEL DATE FORFEITS DEPOSIT COMPLETELY, NO RESCHEDULES DUE TO LIMITED TIME SLOTS.

 

HOW CAN I PAY? CAN I PAY IN ADVANCE?

I do not accept prepayments on any services outside of deposits.  I accept cash/card/afterpay for in person payments. please be aware there is an additional card fee on any transactions! 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP?

NO TIP IS REQUIRE BUT ANYTHING IS APPRECIATED! THERE IS NO 

"RIGHT" PERCENTAGE OR AMOUNT OR METHOD. i do prefer tips in cash but there is no rule!

 

CAN I BRING A FRIEND WITH ME TO MY APPOINTMENT?

Of course you can bring a buddy! I just ask you keep it to a max of one person due to limited space!

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

 

No! Kids are distracting, loud, and often can't sit still, quietly for hours in a tattoo shop.  A tattoo shop's atmosphere is no place for children.  If you bring your children we will have to cancel your appointment.

 

CAN I SEE MY DESIGN BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT? CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO THE DESIGN?

Of course you can make changes! Any changes you would like made are done the day of your appointment!

NO ARTWORK IS STARTED WITHOUT A DEPOSIT GIVEN. 

NO ARTWORK IS EVER SENT OUT.

CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL?

No, you should refrain from any alcohol consumption for 48hrs before your tattoo.  If you arrive drunk, you will be turned away and you will forfeit your deposit.

 

CAN I GET A TATTOO WITH MY PARENTS PERMISSION IF IM A MINOR?

No, YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER WITH VALID ID (NAME, PHOTO OF YOU, AND BIRTH DATE) TO GET A TATTOO PER STATE LAW! If you are underaged, your appointment will result in cancellation of your appointment and forfeit of your deposit. Under no circumstances, can I tattoo you before you are 18 years old.

 

DO YOU USE DISPOSABLE OR PRE-STERILIZED MULTI USE EQUIPMENT?

I use single use, disposable equipment only! this means once you're tattooed everything is properly and completely disposed of either via professional sharps containers or the trash!

 

CAN I TRANSFER MY DEPOSIT OR GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SOMEONE ELSE?

UNFORTUNATELY, DEPOSITS AND GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE NONTRANSFERABLE. THE GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE VALID FOR 1 YEAR FOR EITHER PERSON WHOS NAME APPEARS ON THE COPY TO USE. DEPOSITS ARE NONTRANSFERABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE GIVEN TO RESERVE YOUR ARTWORK AND PAY FOR THE TIME IT TAKES TO DRAW YOUR DESIGN. A NEW DEPOSIT HAS TO BE GIVEN FOR EACH PERSON, DESIGN, AND APPOINTMENT.

 

HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY TATTOO?

You can view my full aftercare instructions here:)

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