1.I have submitted my form, what should I do next?
Please wait for me to read your form, look at your visual references and collect all the info necessary to see if I am a good match for you. I am experiencing a high volume of inquiries. Therefore, the process will take up to 7 - 14 days.
2. What will happen if my idea is selected?
I will send you an email consultation which introduces you to my steps of process, and my deposit policy.
After settling on an appointment date and collecting a non-refundable deposit from you, I will send you a “homework” list to help us prepare for your upcoming appointment.
3. How should I make my payments?
For deposit I take Venmo. (Subject to change for people visiting from out of the country)
The rest of the cost will be collected after our session in CASH or Venmo.
4. Should I tip my tattoo artist?
Typical tipping percentage is 18 - 20% service industry standard.
5. Do you have a flash sheet?
You can find available designs on my Instagram page.
All drawings on my Instagram (HERE) not marked “TAKEN” or “BOOKED“ are available to book.
6. If I cancel my appointment, will I get my deposit back?
No. The deposit is non-refundable. It will be applied to the final cost of your tattoo but won’t be returned to you.
I will send you a detailed deposit policy if your idea is selected.
Please read carefully the deposit policy form and email consultation before paying any deposits.
7. When will I be able to see my design?
I will show you the design the day of your tattoo appointment. I dedicate about 20-30 min to do minor editions and changes in case needed. Reason being due to time management. I dedicate at least 2 hours to design your tattoo aside from also preparing for other appointments. I know it is scary to trust me blindly with the design for your tattoo, but I am also trusting that you chose me because of my sense of direction in aesthetic, technique and design. Therefore, I promise I wont take your design completely outside from what you have seen in my portfolio, however, I will make it completely costume and unique for you. This is why, if you have more detailed thoughts about your design, feel free to send them over so I can have a better detailed sense of what you have in mind :)
8. How long will my tattoo take?
I will need to gather enough info from you. It totally depends on the amount of detail, size, placement and your skin type. I can only send you a *very rough* estimate before the appointment based on info you provide from the form and emails. I always advise my clients to be open to get tattooed for at least 2 hours. Every skin is different and it is hard to tell exactly how long a tattoo will take.
Please note that it takes much longer time to tattoo a design on your skin than drawing it on paper.
9. How do I take care of my tattoo?
Please follow aftercare instructions HERE.
10. What is your touch up policy?
I offer life-long touch up service for my own tattoos.
You have up to a year for your first free touchup and if more is needed, a flat fee of $40 will be collected each time.
Please note that a a touch up is necessary if a part of the tattoo has agressively fadded. If you would like to add into your tattoo, that is not considered a touch up. You will have to schedule an appointment and follow he deposit and rate requirements to work on it again.
11. Why was my idea not selected?
Although I have a broad spectrum of interests, I have limited available slots. I prefer to select work that matches my skill sets and expertise. If I can think of another artist that is a better match with your idea I gladly recommend them to you!
Also, please make sure that you have read both my DO and DON’T DO list found in my BOOKING FORM >> HERE
It is not personal.
12. I like this tattoo you did before, can you tattoo the same design on me?
If it is a “ready-made“ image (classical art, illustrations, anime/movie still, etc.) then yes.
Other than that unfortunately no (e.g. original drawing, other client’s art, original/custom design, etc.). But if you like the direction I took in a tattoo, I can definitely change it up so you can have your own original tattoo, just a bit different for you.
13. This is a tattoo by another artist, can do you tattoo the same design on me?
No. Please DON’T send me other tattoo artists’ work as a reference image…!
If it is a classic painting/illustration/panel/anime screenshot, please ONLY send me the ORIGINAL ART and I will work from that.
I will not copy other tattoo artists' work.
I recommend making research of imagery of the subject you want to get tattooed; followed by a detailed description of what you have in mind for your tattoo (placement, size, additional elements, etc.). The more information I gather of your tattoo, the better sense I will have of what you have in mind.
15. Can you do very small tattoos?
I don't do tattoos smaller than 2.5 inches.
Always consider that ink tends to spread over time and a small tattoo might bleed together. I don’t want you to end up with a black “blob” over time.