This is information is for you if you have already booked an appointment with me or are looking to book an appointment with me. For any other questions please feel free to contact me.
Hey there! So you want to get a tattoo and you’re wondering what to expect?
If you’ve sent in your booking request:
My assistant will respond to the booking requests as quickly as they can. You will be contacted about your request usually within a few days or a week at the latest. When your design gets chosen and the date is set, a $200 non-refundable deposit will be required to save your date and start your design. Once the deposit is sent they will send you a text/email confirmation for your appointment along with my policies for your upcoming appointment.
Deposits are only required if your design is chosen.
If you're getting a custom piece from me:
Your design will usually be ready and available the day of your appointment. This prevents plagiarism of my designs. There will be time during your appointment to make any changes and adjust sizing for your design.
If you’d like a sketch/design preview, there is a $150 preview fee. Everyone gets their design the day of, no exceptions.
My needles and tubes are ALL disposable and every surface is wiped down with medical grade disinfectant for every appointment.
If you are allergic to anything or on any blood thinning medication, please let me know ASAP so I can accommodate for you.
The days leading up to your appointment:
Please take good care of the area you’re getting tattooed! You can help by moisturizing it a few days before your appointment (and preferably not the day of your appointment). Stay out of the sun, or at least the area, the sun can cause the skin to become more difficult to tattoo. Please avoid heavy alcohol or drugs a few days before so that you’re healthy! If you start to get sick please let me know. I would rather tattoo you while you’re healthy and we can reschedule.
**If you need to reschedule/cancel for any reason please let me know at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, you forfeit your deposit and will have to send another one. Certain cases will be allowed with 24 hour notice, but must put down a new deposit.
The day before you get tattooed:
Please get a lot of rest the day before your tattoo! Absolutely no drinking alcohol the day before, please. Alcohol can thin the blood and make it more difficult to tattoo you. Exfoliating the area is nice if you can but not super necessary. Soft skin is always easier to tattoo.
The day of your tattoo:
We are located in the Arts District in LA. If you are driving, there is street parking and parking lots/garages around the area. Parking can be difficult during high traffic times (please plan accordingly, appointments later than 15 mins will be rescheduled). The lots are by hour or have a full day rate. The studio is located inside of a building. The code will be emailed to you.
*Come on TIME, not late or early.
*Please EAT and be hydrated before your tattoo! This is important that you are healthy and your blood sugar is high. You’re welcome to bring snacks, earphones, book, or whatever will make you feel more comfortable. The shop has some candy, but food is necessary for you to be able to sit.
Once you get to the studio, there will be a code to input and an elevator to take you to us. All the information will be located in an email about a week or less before your appointment date.
When we are in the studio, I will bring over a consent form and ask for your ID. Then you will be asked to come back and we will review your design together. Once you’ve approved the design, we put on the stencil and start tattooing.
How much is it going to cost?
My minimum for ALL tattoos start at $450. I charge an hourly rate of $350/hr. A $200 deposit is required to book your appointment, but will be deducted from the last session you have with me.
If you are curious for an estimate, you can inquire and I can give you a ballpark estimate. Pricing is subject to change during your appointment depending on the changes you make and the time it takes. Size, color, detail, and placement can affect the pricing of your tattoo. If you have a budget, let us know in your form and I’ll do my best to accommodate, as long as it’s reasonable.
Tattoos are a long term investment, remember, you get what you pay for. Especially if it’s on your body, forever.
I prefer cash for your appointment, card is accepted but there’s a 3% service fee. Deposits will be collected with either Zelle/CashApp/ApplePay/Paypal.
**If your idea is chosen, a ballpark estimate is in your first email at the bottom.
If for any reason you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, that is totally fine! Please give at least a 7 day notice or you will forfeit your deposit and have to put down a new one. First reschedules are free (with a minimum of 7 day notice), but the ones after that will forfeit your deposit, and you will have to put down a new one. Time and space has been saved for you, and it helps with a notice so I can fill that spot ASAP.
If you are 15 mins late or more, your appointment will need to be rescheduled and a new deposit will be required to book a new session. If you are running a little bit behind, please message me so that there’s clear communication.
ALL reschedules must be made within 6 months of the original appointment date, or a new deposit will be required.
If you are showing signs of COVID symptoms, please reschedule.