Here you'll find the answers to most of your questions! If you have a question that isn't answered by this list, send me an email!
Q: what about consultations? Am I required to have one?
A: All custom tattoos require a consultation, even if your concept seems straightforward. A consultation allows me to introduce myself before your appointment, ask any questions I may have to make sure I 100% understand your idea, and for you to ask any questions you may have!
Q: Do you charge deposits?
A: All tattoos require a $60 deposit, which goes towards the cost of your tattoo. all-day
sessions require a $100 deposit.
Q: i want to get tattooed! How do I book?
A: click here to get all the info!
Q: do I have to travel to seattle for my consultation?
A: Consultations are virtual only for the time being, unless we are doing a very large piece ( like a sleeve) or a tattoo/scar coverup. They take place over Zoom.
Q: Well then how does the consultation work?
A: If you have a Zoom Consult booked, I will send you the link to the meeting at least 24 hours in advance. Please keep in mind though, sometimes I’m human and I might send it just beforehand! If you have trouble with the link, please reach out via text.
Q: Can you tattoo over scars?
A: I can absolutely tattoo over scars - I usually will ask for you to come into the studio so I can take a look at the size/depth of the scar and determine the best course of action. Scars must be fully healed before we can tattoo the skin. Please keep in mind that tattooing does not alter the texture of the skin so if your scar is deep you will still be able to tell where it is, although it will be less obvious!
Q: can you cover a tattoo for me?
A: Most tattoos can be covered, but not all. For coverups, I generally will ask for you to come into the studio so we can talk options and I can take well-lit photos of the tattoo to be covered. Some coverups may require multiple sessions. If you are unable to travel to the studio we will discuss options.
Q: Do you offer sliding-scale pricing or payment plans?
A: Payment plans are available for larger tattoos (only $400+). I offer this in an effort to keep tattoos accessible! Sliding scale pricing is also available for my BIPOC clients - I am currently working on a system to offer free tattoos to BIPOC clients, and free/discounted coverups for self-harm and trauma related scars in 2021! for more on that, click here!
I also offer free or discounted rates for covering tattoos created by abusers, in traumatic circumstances/environments or hate tattoos. Please do not take advantage of this offering, and be respectful of those who need this.
Q: how much do you charge?
A: My hourly rate is $150/hr with a $150 minimum. Please keep in mind that this rate is only used to give you an estimate and the final price of a tattoo depends on factors like placement, amount of detail and size. i do my absolute best to avoid any surprises at your appointment, as I know many of us have budgets to stick to - during your consultation I will always ask about any budgetary restrictions you may have.
Q: how do I get more information on payment plans or the free/discounted services you offer?
A: Please send me an email about the payment plans. I only offer these on a case-by-case basis and I reserve the right to not offer it to you.
For the Community Care services ( as I'm calling them) click here!
Q: can I see my tattoo design before my appointment? I'm uncertain about it.
A: I do not send drawings or sketches before your appointment. Period. If you are coming to me for a tattoo, this means that you like my artistic taste/style enough to trust me to make you a rad tattoo! I also factor in the first 30 minutes of your appointment to go over the design to make sure you’re happy with it.
Q: are there any kinds of tattoos you won't do?
A: I reserve the right to deny any tattoos that I feel may be culturally appropriative, gang-indicative or offensive (whether intentional or not). I will not tattoo fascist or racist symbols - if you ask me to, expect an appropriate response.
I will not tattoo genitals, eyelids, inside the mouth, sides of fingers or bottom of feet.
I will not tattoo viking runes , sexually explicit imagery , "no black",