I am excited about every request that I receive, but I am specifically looking to take on the projects that allow me to utilize my own style, inspirations and creative input to its fullest. I only tattoo in my own art and style; while it is very diverse and can accommodate a large array of requests, this is the only way I can ensure the highest quality I can offer. These are some of my frequently asked questions (FAQ ‘s):
How much do you charge?
My hourly rate is $200 and I have a three hour minimum. I do offer flat rates for large, multi session projects. A four hour session I will book at $700 and a six hour session I will book at $1000
Is there a deposit to make an appointment?
Once a concept for your tattoo is agreed upon and appointments are set, a deposit in the amount of $200 will be required. The deposit will hold your appointments for all following sessions and will be applied to the last session of your tattoo. Your deposit is NON REFUNDABLE for any reason.
Are consultations required to book an appointment?
Consultations are required before any project can be properly started. All consultations (with exceptions) will be done in person or through Skype/FaceTime. Once a design/concept is agreed upon and appointments are set, a deposit in the amount of $200 will be required. The deposit will hold your appointments for all following sessions and will be applied to the last session of your tattoo. Your deposit is NON REFUNDABLE. Appointments that need to be changed must be done within 48 hours of your appointment or your deposit will be forfeited and a new deposit must then be paid. Your deposit will also be forfeited should you cancel entirely. All No-Call No-Shows will be blacklisted!
When can I schedule an appointment?
I tattoo by appointment only and am currently booking 3-6 months in advance. I understand that my booking timeframe may not work for you. If patience is not your virtue, there are many skilled and talented artist that I work with at Bound By Design that may have sooner availabilities.
How many sessions are required for a tattoo?
Because much of my focus is on large coverage projects, multiple sessions are often required to complete. You will be required to make numerous appointments and get tattooed at least once a month, if not more, in order to complete the project in a timely manner. If too much time lapses between sessions rework and touch-ups will be required to make the tattoo appear seamless. It can be frustrating when the excitement of a project dwindles due to improper planning. So, with some planning you don’t have to pay extra for rework or touch-ups.
What style of tattoo work do you do?
I focus on large scale decorative tattoos, featuring flowers, leaves, ornaments, animals, skulls, mythological beasts, creatures and gods, and anything with natural and beautiful elements. Tattooing is a collaborative process. As an artist, creative freedom is necessary for me to give you the best tattoo possible. The less restrictive you are about your design, size and style, the more it allows me to exercise my abilities as an artist to fulfill your vision.
Do you only do large scale tattoos?
I am not exclusive to large tattoos and will take on certain smaller projects. Just know that I do have a three hour minimum, based upon my hourly rate. Please be as specific as possible in your request for a consultation here »
Will you finish a project started by another artist?
I will not finish projects previously started by others. In many cases the framework of the existing tattoo is not laid out in a way where I can create my best work.
Do you do cover ups?
I will do cover-ups when that option is available. Consultations are required to ensure a positive result.
When can I see a drawing of my tattoo?
Due to my hectic schedule I am unable to send pictures of drawings. You will see your drawing the day of your tattoo appointment, any last minute changes can be done as long as they don’t interfere with the integrity of the design. In rare instances, a second consultation may be booked to solidify the design and concepts. This is done in specific circumstances in order for me to be absolutely sure of the design and overall goal between client and myself are met.
Can I bring guests with me to my appointment?
Please regard your appointment as a professional exchange and keep guests to an absolute minimum. The more I have to pay attention to your kids or friends, the less amount of attention I have to focus on your tattoo.
Will you tattoo minors with consent?
I do not tattoo anybody under the age of eighteen. No exceptions. I will do underage consultations and set appointments for after birthdays.