Most all questions can be answered during a free consultation at the studio. Every clients needs are a little different so its very hard to generalize. I prefer to tailor the tattoo process to each individuals specific tattoo requirements in order to give you the best possible advice and service.
Below are some questions that get asked frequently.
I HAVE AN IDEA WHAT I WANT BUT I CAN’T DRAW. DO YOU DRAW? DOES IT COST EXTRA?
Most of my clients show up with nothing more than a description, an abstract idea, or a picture of what they like. Though I’m certainly happy to reproduce artwork you have, i generally draw for each client. This ensures you get an original tattoo and that it suits your desires. There is no fee for this.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU DRAW?
No one wants an unwanted tattoo. That’s why we start with a free consultation, a time to go over all your ideas and concerns in person. Once we have agreed on a direction I can get to work drafting up your ideas into a full fledged tattoo. It’s rare that clients request changes as I aim to exceed your expectations, but if they do its usually minor and can be handled the day of the appointment. Worst case scenario we can reschedule and I can redraw after we talk at length about the drawing to ensure we both share the same vision. I am a very understanding person and have spent the past two decades working with people to see their vision come to life. I’m certain you will be happy.
HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?
Tattoos are hard to price with out specific information. Since each tattoo is custom drawn for the individual a general price guideline would be misleading and confusing. At the time of a consultation I can give you a very accurate quote. There are two basic pricing structures; one for single sitting small tattoos and one for on going larger work. Small tattoos done in one sitting are priced by the piece, which I will give you at the consultation. Larger, multiple sit tattoos are harder to price accurately and are therefor based on an hourly rate. However, I can give a very good idea of how much time a tattoo will take with in an hour, give or a take.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
I work on an appointment only basis. Appointments can be made via email, Contact. The first step is am in person consult. I have many out of town clients and for them an email based consult will work as well.
I work Thursday through Monday. Consults are typically at 10/11ish but can be adjusted depending on my bookings. I generally tattoo from 11/12ish to 5. Depending on client needs i can start as early as 9.
DO YOU TATTOO PEOPLE UNDER 18? I HAVE MY PARENTS CONSENT.
No. I believe that getting a tattoo is a very personal experience. You are making a choice that you will live with for the rest of your life. I believe you are capable of doing this, you know what you like and how you want the tattoo to represent you. The problem that arises all too often is that the parent that is consenting still wants to control the process, whether that is about size, placement, or subject matter. I want to only be discussing your ideas with you, as an independent, mature adult. Wait until you’re 18, you wont regret it.
I HAVE A TATTOO I WANT COVERED UP. CAN YOU MAKE IT DISAPPEAR?
I can. A lot depends on the existing tattoo. Density, size, and subject mater used for cover up all limit choices to a degree. I have years of doing cover ups from small little ones to full backs. There are no simple answers with most, so I suggest a free consultation so I can give you the most information to make an informed decision.
DO YOU OFFER APPRENTICESHIPS?
If you are asking this via social media, email, text, phone, carrier pigeon, or your friends…….the answer is already no.