Getting ready for your tattoo
Before your tattoo
A minimum of a $50 deposit will be taken before I begin to work on artwork. Deposits are non-refundable and will be forfeited if you fail to show up for your appointment or do not schedule your appointment within three months. The deposit will be subtracted from the price of your tattoo.
This policy is in place to keep the focus on serious clients, so I can give you the most attention possible and make sure your tattoo is exactly what you want. The deposit ensures you that I will continue to work until you are completely satisfied with the tattoo concept. However, This is a custom-only shop, which means I draw each piece individually for you. That also means you can expect a degree of my personal style, as an artist, in each creation. I am happy to work on your piece to make sure it will be your favorite tattoo and it best meets your needs, while still maintaining artistic integrity and character, and I am happy to make small changes here and there. Excessive re-draw requests and drawing time may require an upcharge, however, in proportion for the size of the tattoo and the amount of time spent working on it. All tattoo rates factor in an average amount of drawing time, so excessive drawing time will reflect the additional work requested. This is rare occurrence and only applies to projects that are significantly more complicated or time-consuming than average
The day of your tattoo
When you show up for your appointment, here are some things you should bring and may want to consider:
- Your I.D. (You will need to fill out paperwork and show proof that you are 18 years or older.)
- If necessary and convenient for you, shave the area where you are getting tattooed. This will save us both time.
- Bring some music that you want to listen to. Usually we can throw your selection into the shop’s line-up. However, in case we’re too busy, bring an iPod or something entertaining. I will do all I can to make you comfortable, and you should, too.
- Make sure to eat before you come, or come a little early and grab a sandwich from the nearby sandwich shop. Getting tattooed can be exhausting, and you will need your energy.
- A tip: Tipping; it’s not just for cows. Take care of your artist and he will take care of you.
- Bring a calm mind and good spirits. Don’t worry, this won’t hurt me a bit. … Seriously though, the calmer and more relaxed you are, the easier the process will be for both of us. I will make it as painless and fun as possible, but a good attitude always helps.