I generally price pieces by the hour but am happy to give an estimated quote once I have received your inquiry and all your information. However, please keep in mind that quoting tattoo time is not an exact science and it is only an ESTIMATE. Please also consider that full sleeves and backs can take a lot of time! For example, it is extremely rare with the amount of detail I prefer to tattoo that I would complete a full black & grey sleeve (black & grey usually takes me less time than colour) in under 30 to 40 hours on a relatively petite person! If you can’t sit very well, have trouble healing, or you are a large person, it could be twice that or longer! A large amount of small intricate detail can also increase the amount of time needed for completion. This type of work is definitely a serious commitment and should be given serious thought before finalizing any scheduling and paying any deposits.
Deposit & Payments
Deposit is for tattoo appointment only, for the piece agreed upon, on the area of the body agreed upon, is completely non-refundable and will be deducted off the overall cost of the tattoo. For tattoos that require more than one session, the deposit will NOT be deducted off the overall cost until the final/last appointment. Deposits are payable by PayPal.
In a case where I’m unable to fulfill my appointment obligation with you due to extenuating circumstances, such as, but not limited to, sickness and travel delays, I will reschedule your appointment for a later date or a full refund will be given within 45 days of your scheduled appointment. In order to remain fair to those who are already on the waitlist, any major area/design/concept change will result in a forfeit of deposit at which time a new deposit will be required within 48 hours to hold any future appointments and to keep from being added back onto the waitlist.
If you need to reschedule or cancel, I will require two (2) weeks notice to transfer deposit otherwise deposit will be forfeited, and a new deposit will be required within 48 hours to prevent cancelation of future appointments if any are scheduled. If you no show (do not call or show up for an appointment) the same will apply. Special considerations will be given for pregnancy and extended illness. In order to remain fair to those who are already on the waitlist, consecutive cancelations, reschedules, or no shows will result in forfeit of deposit, cancelation of future appointments and being added back to the wait list.
Right now I am scheduling ongoing clients out from 2 to 3 months in advance. As appointments become available, they will be offered first to ongoing clients and then to new clients that are on my wait list. Any cancelations will be offered in the same manner. To get on the waitlist, you must submit a completed Online Consultation Form for consideration. If the concept is accepted, I will contact with you to let you know, you will be added to the waitlist. As appointments open, we will contact you again to finalise dates and deposit payment. If you are added to the waitlist, any major changes to your concept will result in being cycled to the end of the waitlist.
Multiple Ongoing Appointments
I strongly advise booking multiple sessions in advance as lapsing outside of a year between sessions will cause you to lose priority, be added back into the wait list, and may ultimately result in a lapse in coherence with the direction of your tattoo.