833 SE Main St #209
Portland OR, 97214
Text only (503)966-1222
Hourly rate: $180
How do I get an appointment?
I use a Submission Form to select my projects. I am open to your ideas to inspire my work. If your submission is chosen I will email you within a few days with follow up instructions. Please, be ready to pay your $300 non-refundable deposit.
What happens with the deposit?
I require a $300 non-refundable deposit before calendar access is granted. A new deposit must be paid for each new piece. Deposits are applied to the total cost upon completion of your tattoo.
How do I pay my deposit?
Once your project has been chosen I will send you an email with a link to my PayPal and Venmo. You may choose either option to send your $300 non-refundable deposit.
Can I call the studio to discuss my tattoo idea?
No. I run every aspect of my business therefore, I am rarely available for phone calls. The Submission Form is set up so you can share your tattoo concept when I am available to read your proposals.
Is the studio open for walk-ins?
No. My schedule is typically booked out 8 to 10 months. I am available by appointment only. The building is locked and you must get buzzed in. I cannot answer the elevator call while I am tattooing.
Do you have a wait list?
I do not keep a waitlist. I only accept enough projects to book a few months at a time. I tried a waitlist in the past, but people were waiting years to get in. This system is a much more efficient system.
I am a returning client, how can I get access to the calendar?
You may send a text or email with what you are wanting to get done and I will get back to you with instructions on how to proceed.
When can I see my drawing?
I complete drawings in the order of appointments. Clients will receive an email with a line drawing the evening before, or the morning of their appointment. I am more focused and attentive in the morning, and I like to pull together final assessments and details earlier in the day. If you have not received your drawing yet, then I am most likely still working on it.
Can I make changes to my design?
You may request changes, and I will take them into consideration. If the requested changes upset the flow of the piece, then I will politely decline to maintain the standard of my work.
Where is the Submission Form?
The Submission Form is only available while the books are open. It will be clearly posted here on the website. You may sign up for the Newsletter to receive a direct notification when it becomes available. The Newsletter will contain a direct link to the Submission Form on the Scheduling page. When the books are closed you will not find any access to the Form.
What is your cancellation policy?
48 hours notice is required for cancelling or rescheduling your appointments. Failure to comply with the cancellation policy will result in the cancellation of all subsequent appointments, your deposit will be dissolved, and a new deposit will be required before making further appointments.
Why does my consultation need to be 2 weeks before my tattoo appointment?
I like consultations to be fairly close to your tattoo appointment so that your idea is fresh in my mind. I use the 2 weeks preceding your tattoo to consider your concept, look at references, and cultivate a design concept. This process has taken years to perfect, and it is the most efficient way to bring you an authentically inspired design, and for me to manage my illustrative work load. I am never contemplating more than a few people's designs concurrently, even though I am managing hundreds of tattoos annually.
How do I get into your schedule if I'm only off on the weekends?
I typically book Wednesday through Saturday. Saturdays are very popular. If you require Saturdays only, you may want to be prompt about scheduling once you have the link.
What if my project is not chosen?
You are always welcome to try again in the next booking round. I provide some guidance as to the kind of projects I'm looking for in the Submission Form. The most common reason I would not choose a project is an under quoted budget. Take the time and do some research. Great tattoos are not cheap. I work very hard to bring you tattoos with longevity and integrity.
Can I bring a friend?
The studio is very small, and there is not a lot of room for extra furniture and people. I do have a small folding stool to accommodate a guest for a little while. There are many coffee shops, restaurants, and bars nearby to pass the time if you and your friend are coming in from out of town.
How long are standard appointments?
Most clients sit for a half day appointment. Half day appointments are roughly 3.5 hours long. We will usually take a couple of short breaks to use the restroom and drink water, but those breaks are not included in the final price for your session. I will sometimes end a little earlier or work a little longer to get us to a good stopping point. Choosing a stopping point typically depends on the design. For example, if we worked on black shading all day, I will try to wrap up with a completed section.
Clients coming in from out of town will sometimes sit for a full day for the $1,000 day rate. This rate already has time for lunch and a few breaks deducted.
Do you offer any special deals?
Yes. I am offering a Pay Up Front option. If you can afford to pay up front for your tattoo it will save you almost a whole session!
What are the Pay Up Front options?
If you can afford to pay up front for your large scale tattoo, it will save you some money. These options are only available if you are ready to pay in full before scheduling your appointments.
Full color arm sleeve
$3,800- Wrist to outer end of the collar bone. 6 appointments; including 1 full day appointment. This option will save you $500-$1,000 depending on the piece.
Big & Tall full color arm sleeve
$4,500- Over 6’ and/or over 250 lbs. Wrist to outer end of the collar bone. 8 appointments; including 1 full day appointment. This option will save you $500-$1,000 depending on the piece.
Large side panel
$2,500- Ribs and hip OR butt and thigh. 3 or 4 appointments, depending on the piece. This option will save you roughly $500.
How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?
Taking care of your body the week of your tattoo appointment will help in the healing process. Drink plenty of water and get a good night's sleep the night before your appointment. Make sure to eat something before you come in. If you are not a breakfast person, bring a snack for when you do get hungry. Bring a water bottle and some snacks, particularly if you are doing a full day appointment.
What should I expect the day after getting tattooed?
Be kind to your body, your immune system needs some extra care to heal. Plan on taking it easy for a few days after your appointment. If you exercise regularly, light exercise is fine. Drink plenty of water. Taking some vitamin C and probiotics can also assist the healing process. You may take some ibuprofen to reduce swelling and inflammation on the day of the appointment.
How should I heal my tattoo?
A complete aftercare sheet will be emailed to you when you fill out your release form. The most important part of healing your tattoo is keeping it clean and not handling it during the healing process. Your tattoo should finish bleeding before you leave the studio, but it will continue to express lymph fluid for a few hours, or up to a few days. While your tattoo is still expressing lymph it is very important that you continue to wash it regularly. Once your tattoo has stopped weeping you may apply a light layer of unscented lotion or coconut oil. Whatever you choose to moisturize with, be sure to massage it all the way into your skin. It should not be shiny or greasy on the surface.
Do hands and feet heal the same as the rest of the body?
No. Your hands and feet are the farthest away from your heart, so they take a little longer to heal. Make sure to take a couple of days off of work and exercise to heal them. You can expect an extra phase of healing after it has flaked. The tattoo will look somewhat "milky". After a few days the color will return and your tattoo will look fancy and new.