Frequently Asked Questions
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*Please note, I do not do body piercing.*
What are your hours?
I work by appointment only for all consultations and tattoos. For scheduling, email me at email@example.com or call the shop 7409907041. I prefer to see clients for consultations prior to scheduling tattoo appointments.
Why do you prefer appointments?
Working by appointment allows me to focus solely on one person and/or tattoo at a time so that I deliver the best experience and product possible.
Why do I need a consultation?
Creating the perfect tattoo for you is a truly collaborative effort! Consultations help establish the groundwork for both artist and client. We can discuss your ideas, go over reference photos, and make a plan for the vision you have of the tattoo you will wear forever. Consultations are conducted in person, but can be done over the phone or video chat, depending on circumstances. If you are interested in a very small, simple tattoo - like the size of a golf ball - a consultation may not be necessary.
How do I book an appointment?
You can book a consultation appointment via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 7409907041. I prefer to do consultations before scheduling tattoo appointments.
Do you require a retainer for booking?
Yes. Your retainer will be based on the tattoo. On average it is $50-$100 for a single-session piece and $100 or more for multi-session pieces.
THE RETAINER IS NONREFUNDABLE.
The retainer is subtracted from your total upon completion of the tattoo--same day for single-session work, and from the last session for larger, multi-session work. Retainers can be paid in person at the consultation, through PayPal, Venmo, or over the phone. If you need to reschedule, the retainer will ONLY be transferred to the new appointment if you provide more than 48-hour notice of reschedule. If you no call/no show for any scheduled appointment, you will be required to pay for the tattoo in full to rebook.
How do you estimate cost?
Estimates are based on the hourly rate of $140 per hour. Detail, size, and placement of the tattoo are also taken into consideration. Estimates are made easier with reference photos. As there are so many factors in determining a price, typical estimates are within a $20-$100 range of actual price. For multi-session pieces, an estimate of the approximate number of hours will be given.
Do you have a shop minimum?
Yes. The shop minimum is $100.
What forms of payment do you accept?
PayPal and Venmo are preferred, but I also accept cash and credit/debit cards. For PayPal, send funds to email@example.com. For Venmo, send payment to @CelesteNist
When will I see my finished tattoo design?
In order to stay focused on each individual tattoo and do the best possible work, final designs will be seen when you come in for your appointment. Your design will most often just be the linework version of the tattoo without color or shading. Final adjustments can be made the day of tattooing, but if a full redesign is needed it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.
What do I do if I'm unable to keep a scheduled appointment?
Please call the shop or email me if you are unable to keep your appointment. Life happens, so it's completely understandable if you have to cancel or reschedule! Be sure to give as much notice as possible so that I can try to fill the opening. Less than 48-hours notice will result in the forfeiture of your retainer and you will need to pay a new retainer to reschedule. More than two reschedules voids your original retainer and you would have to pay an additional fee to rebook.
Do you guarantee your work?
Absolutely! Not all tattoos heal the same and sometimes touch-ups are necessary. Touch-ups done within the first year of having the tattoo are done at no charge, provided that the appropriate care was given to the tattoo after it was done. For tattoos on the hands or feet, there will always be a need for continued touch-up work. If you are unsatisfied with your tattoo in any way, please let me know! I will do whatever I can to address the situation.
Do you do body piercing?