*** Q: Are you taking appointments and what are you doing with the new health guidelines and procedures for Covid-19?
A: Yes, I am tattooing and taking appointments! We are taking extra precautions by requiring the following:
- No guests allowed. Only Clients with appointments will be let into the studio
- Face masks must be worn by everyone, artists and clients, at all times. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.
- If you have any symptoms (coughing, sore throat, fever, aches, etc) or if you have been exposed to Covid-19, do not come in to the studio. We will reschedule your appointment at no charge. ***
Q: How do I get a tattoo from you?
A: Fill out the contact form and away we go!
Q: What style do you tattoo?
A: I do primarily black and grey, in what I call "Illustrative Realism" style
Q: What the heck is "Illustrative Realism"?
A: Well...it's a phrase I made up :) Basically, I try to do my tattoos in a way that incorporates high contrast and art strokes with realism to get an end product that has an artistic feel and will hold up over time.
Q: What subjects do you like tattooing?
A: Mainly animals, flower close ups, stand alone pieces, and nature landscapes.
Q: What are your rates?
A: $170/ hour for actual tattoo time.
The actual end cost really just depends on how detailed and how big the piece is. For a "normal" full front or back forearm piece, it's about 5 hours. For a "Normal" full half sleeve, it's around 10 hours. Just for a very rough estimate :)
Q: do you take any idea that comes your way?
A: no. I try and only take on projects that are in the sweet spot of my style and subject matter.
Q: How does the design process work?
A: Once I get your request to work together, I will look over all the info and make sure I have a good understanding of what you want and that we will work well together (this may include a couple follow up emails if I don't quite understand what you are looking for).
Then I will send you a booking link to my online appointment calendar. You will be able to use this link to book any available appointment time. If there are no times available, fear not, I open new times every couple weeks, so check back often.
I will start working on your design a couple weeks out from your appointment. If I need more info from you at that time, I'll send you an email. Once I have the design ready I'll send it your way for approval!
Q: What can I expect at our tattoo appointment?
A: When you come in I'll have the design ready in a few different sizes, so we can see what fits best. Once we figure that out, I'll get the stencil ready while you fill out a waiver form. After that we will get the stencil placed on you to your liking, which is the final time for adjustments. From there on out it's tattoo time! We can listen to whatever music you like, watch Netflix, tell stories, talk about the meaning of life, or just enjoy the silent zen of tattooing. Whatever you like :)
Q: Can I bring a guest?
A: Usually yes, but with the new health procedures and guidelines to help fight the covid-19 craziness, no. At this time only clients with appointments will be let into to the studio.