ARTWORK & EMAILS
WHAT IS A CONSULTATION & DO I NEED ONE?
A consultation is a free, 15 minute meeting to discuss the fine details and placement that you may not have been able to convey on the Tattoo Request Form.
Most tattoos DO NOT require a consultation. Kewpie tattoos, cute little animal tattoos, classic traditional tattoos (the majority of what I tattoo and what you see represented on my Instagram,) don’t require a consultation unless we are trying to fit it between existing tattoos.
If you should need a consultation:
Please be on time.
If you’re running late, you may be bumped to the next available time slot.
Please have reference available for me to see.
You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or Airdrop it to me at your consult if you have an iPhone.
Please be prepared to make a decision on placement at the time of your consultation.
CAN MY FRIEND COME? SHE/HE/THEY REALLY WANT TO GET TATTOOED BY YOU.
As much as I’d love to tattoo your friend too, I require everyone to go through the same booking process to keep things fair.
The 15 minute consultation is 100% about you so, please, by all means, have your friend sign up for my newsletter and make sure they fill out a Tattoo Request Form as soon as my books open.
CAN I SEE MY DESIGN?
I do not provide artwork prior to the appointment.
Artwork is drawn the day of the appointment.
There will be time allotted on the day of your appointment to make any minor design changes.
Major changes that would require a redraw, including a vast difference of placement may result in rescheduling.
WHY HAVEN'T I GOTTEN A RESPONSE YET?
My assistant Theresa or I will respond to your inquiry as soon as we can. Due to a high volume of inquiries, please allow up to 2 weeks for a reply. I really do appreciate your patience.
( Also, check your junk/spam folder, sometimes we end up in there. )
WHAT KIND OF I.D. DO I NEED TO PROVIDE?
Valid State I.D., Drivers License, Passport or Military I.D. are accepted.
Photo copies or expired versions of any of those mentioned, are NOT accepted.
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THIS PROCESS EASIER?
EAT! Please eat a solid meal about an hour prior to getting tattooed.
Do not show up with an empty stomach and do not show up with your bag of Whataburger.
Allow enough time to eat PRIOR to your appointment time.
Also, please bring a drink or drink bottle (we have a water cooler) and a small snack with you if you have a longer session.
Wear something comfortable. Please wear or bring an appropriate clothing option that allows full & unrestricted access to the area you're having tattooed.
Keep in mind that the tattoo shop is only semi-private and that tattoo ink does stain.
Please Avoid Alcohol. DO NOT GET DRUNK THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR TATTOO. Not worth it.
Also, do not consume alcohol immediately before your tattoo (or anything else that inhibits your senses or effects bleeding)
REMEMBER: I have the right to refuse service if you're drunk, hungover or just plain unfit to sit still and get a tattoo.
CAN I BRING MY FRIENDS?
We have a limited amount of shared space and out of respect to my coworkers, only one friend will be allowed in the tattoo room with you.
Please keep in mind that if your company becomes disruptive or distracting in any way, I will ask them to leave.
WHAT ABOUT THE GYM?
Please refrain from working out immediately before your tattoo and within 24 hours after.
Give yourself and the tattoo a rest and a great jump start in to the healing process.
IS THERE ANYTHING OR ANYONE YOU WON'T TATTOO?
I do not tattoo hands (this includes fingers), toes, necks, faces, inner lips or genitals.
I do not do cosmetic tattooing.
I do not accept cover-up work nor will I finish or fix other artists work.
I do not tattoo racist or hateful imagery, as cute as you may think a Trump or Hitler kewpie might be. Just, NO.
I do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18.
I will not tattoo you if you’ve been ill within the last 72 hours or are feeling ill.
I will not tattoo you if you have or are in recovery from a life threatening illness or disease.
I will not tattoo you if you are pregnant.
I will not tattoo you if you appear to be impaired in any way (drugs, alcohol or otherwise.)