Below you will find my frequently asked questions. Please review this FAQ page before submitting a request.
If you are not already familiar with my work please check out my Instagram page if you are not already familiar with it.
How do I submit a tattoo request?
I only accept inquiries/requests through my tattoo request form. I do not respond to DM’s, sorry!.
Where are you located?
My current home studio is at La Maison des Artistes in Vancouver, BC but I do often post information on my Instagram regarding traveling guest spots.Studio and all other appointment details will be emailed to all scheduled appointments. Please keep your eye out for this important email!
What method of payment do you take?
Depending on the city of your appointment deposits are accepted via E-transfer or Venmo.
Payments at appointments are CASH ONLY.
What are your rates?
All approved requests will be given a rate and an estimated time at the time of booking.
Can I schedule just a tiny tattoo?
Unfortunately, I am looking to only take on larger projects at this time.
Do you do consultations?
I try to do most of my consultations via email that way all of the information is documented and easily referenced. However, when this isn’t possible or we need a tracing of the space being tattooed we will book an in-person consult.
What is your deposit policy?
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you need to reschedule or postpone your appointment your deposit is good for 3 months from the time of your original appointment. Deposits are taken off of the price of your tattoo the day of (if your tattoo requires multiple appts the deposit is taken off at your last appt).
Any appointments rescheduled with less than seven days’ notice or more than one time will forfeit their existing deposit and a new one will be required to rebook.
How long will you hold my appointment time without a deposit?
When we respond to your initial booking form we will provide a date and time for your appointment based on your availability - this spot will be held for 24 hours until we hear back from you. If you confirm the appointment date, your appointment will be held for a further 24 hours until a deposit is sent. When this deposit has been sent within that time frame - your appointment is considered confirmed!
What if I don’t hear back from my booking form?
We aim to get back to requests within 5 business days, however, sometimes it may be a little longer. Please note that not all requests will get approved. I try to focus on the subject matter and style that matches my expertise and interest. However, we will respond to all requests so you haven’t heard back and feel your request may have been missed - feel free to send a follow-up email to email@example.com after 2 weeks have elapsed.
When do I get to see the design?
ALL designs will be shown on the day of your appointment. I do allot extra time for changes on the day of your appointment and work to make sure all my clients are 100% happy with their drawing before we tattoo! Please familiarize yourself with my body of work on my Instagram to ensure my style matches what you are looking for.
What can I do to prepare for my tattoo?
Make sure to get a good night’s sleep, drink lots of water, and have a good meal before your appointment. If you have a longer tattoo session, feel free to bring snacks and water. Headphones and a charged device are also great ideas to keep you occupied. Please also avoid alcohol 24 hours before your tattoo - alcohol thins the blood significantly and can affect the tattoo process the following day often resulting in less-than-ideal healing and also can affect the body’s ability to manage pain!
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
In Vancouver at La Maison des Artistes, you are allowed to bring one guest. For other shops, this information will be sent with the appointment confirmation.
Can I apply numbing cream before my tattoo session?
Yes! I recommend applying any numbing cream at least 1 hour before your appt and to wrap the area lightly in saran wrap with tape over the wrap. If you do plan on using a numbing cream, please bring the numbing cream with you to your session as well. Note, that if you have a large session where a large amount of the project will be free-hand drawn onto your skin the numbing cream may wear off by the time we are started.
What if I am not feeling well?
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not feeling well and need to reschedule your appointment. Any appointments rescheduled due to illness must be rescheduled within three months or the deposit may be forfeited.
What if I want to change the idea that I originally booked?
If the change is significantly different than what was originally booked you may be required to schedule a new appointment and your original deposit would be forfeited. Please, make sure you are confident in your idea before submitting a request.
What is the cancellation/rescheduling policy?
Please give as much notice as you can if you cannot make your appointment. Deposits may be forfeited with less than 7 days notice, rescheduling an appt more than once or if you are 20+ minutes late for your appt (with exceptions).
How do you like to work?
I love my job and I love creating art! Sometimes when I am working I like to get into a zone and I may wear my headphones so that I can stay focused while tattooing. This doesn’t mean I don’t like to chat it’s just a way that helps me to focus better so that I can give you the best art possible. ♥️
How do touch-up sessions work?
After your tattoo session, you need to wait at least 1 month for the tattoo to fully heal. If you feel it needs a touch-up the first session is complimentary* within 3 months of your original tattoo. After the first touch-up session, any following touch-ups will be charged at 50% rate. If it is apparent that you need a touch-up due to negligent aftercare you will be charged at 100% rate. Please note touch-ups only include touching up what is already there. Adding to a piece, however, small will be subject to additional fees. *Finger tattoos and some feet tattoos are exempt from free touch-ups and are always charged at a 50% rate due to the nature of the skin there.