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Apr – Jun 2017
Here is some general FAQ’s in case this is our first time together, or you have referred a friend here. =^.^= (Gomen, gomen! There’s heavy reading ahead~) This section is here to help with general #INKPLAY questions and booking information. However, if you have any questions at any time, please feel free to contact me.
✨How old do you have to be to get tattooed?
You have to be 18. There is NO co-signing EVER … so please don’t ask.
✨How do I schedule a consultation and appointment?
For your convenience, all booking information is available here.
Please give me the details for your tattoo concept, specifics such as color, black and grey, size, placement etc. You can book your appointment but we will still need to schedule a consultation prior to that date.
I require an in person consultation for all new clients, no exceptions. Accomodations are made for customers not local to the DC or when I am traveling.
There is no charge for consultations but I take a $150 cash deposit to book the appointment at the end of the consultation. Please do not “no-show” your consultation. It wastes my time as well as other clients who could have taken the slot. I will not rebook your consult if you are a no-show.
✨What is the deposit policy?
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. They come off of the very last session of any work and I will hold them for 90 days after your most recent appointment for session work.
I require a 48 hour notice for cancellations and reschedules. If you no -show your appointment, are more than 30 minutes late without advance notice you will forfeit your deposit.
I design what we discuss in the consultation. If you decide you no longer want the planned artwork your deposit will become a drawing fee. To proceed further, we will need to have another consultation and take a new deposit.
No exceptions to my deposit policy.
✨When will my design be ready?
I have designs ready for the appointment date. I will not email you your design in advance and I don’t schedule time in advance for previewing. We can make any adjustments within reason at the appointment.
If you require full drawing prior to your appointment, I take an additional $150 non-refundable drawing fee.
✨Do you charge for touch-ups?
All of my work is guaranteed. I am more than happy to touch up any work within 6 months at no additional charge as long as it is not due to mishandling of the tattoo during healing by the client.
All large pieces require a final session, at no charge, before saying the piece is completely finished.
✨Do you tattoo hands, necks, faces, and inner lips?
If you are not directly related to the industry or already heavily tattooed, I will not tattoo your hands, neck or face and most likely any other trendy or abnormal placement.
✨Is it okay to bring a friend?
ONE friend?! Sure thing … but not a posse. ^^
They are more than welcomed to hang out with the understanding that the tattoo process is between you and I. I do not take feedback/ comments/ concerns from a third party concerning your tattoo and your body. Guests (of age) are welcomed to come, relax, ask questions, take part in the small library here, and provide support in the form of good company, ONLY.
✨When’s the best time to get tattooed?
Fall and winter months are always the best times to get tattooed. Your tattoo will go through an ugly phase that you’ll probably want to keep to yourself. Also, during warmer months, you’re limited from sun and water for at least 30 days … who wants THAT life?! >.<
✨Will it hurt?
Yep. It’s certainly not licked on by kittens, but here’s a thought to soothe you … I tattoo like a GIRRRRL! *hah* Seriously, post-tattoo you’ll experience mild discomfort akin to a bad sunburn, but that’s about it.
✨Can I drink/take drugs before my appointment?
In a word, NO. Ethically, I cannot tattoo you if you’re visibly intoxicated or on any substance that thins your blood. Sorry not sorry, but please feel free to do whatever your heart desires afterwards.
✨Is there anything I can do to make it hurt less?
YES! The single biggest factor that worsens pain during a tattoo is stress or anxiety. Anything and everything you can think of that’ll make you feel relaxed and at ease is a great idea! Before your tattoo, get a good night’s sleep, get some exercise, DON’T drink much or any coffee, and DO eat a big meal!
Bring snacks, beverages, an ipod, a pillow, a blanket … get comfy! During your tattoo, breathe, breathe, breathe. Holding your breath and tensing your body makes it worse, I promise! Breathe in, breathe out and move through the pain … into being awesome!