339 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 5T6
Below you will find my frequently asked questions. Please read this page fully before submitting a tattoo request.
What method of payment do you take?
Cash, Credit, Debit or e-transfer are accepted. We do not accept money orders or cheques.
Will you tattoo under 18?
Can I bring a friend with me to my appointment?
No +1's are permitted in the Artist booth or studio as I work in a small shared space.
What are your rates?
Hourly/ $250 +tax
Minimum/ $150 +tax
Day rate/ $1200 +tax
Do you do consultations?
Absolutley, complex and large scale designs need an in person consultation to talk about the design elements and take photos of the area you would like tattood. However designs such as a singular flower will not need a consultation.
Do you do cover-ups or fix-up's?
I will not complete, fix up or touch up another artists work. Inquires for any of the above will be ignored
What if I don’t hear back from my booking form?
My assistant is extremly ontop of responding to inquiries on a day to day basis. however, sometimes it may take up to 5 days for a response. Please note that not all requests will get approved. I try to focus on subject matter and style that matches my interest. please- feel free to send a follow-up email after 1 week has passed.
What is your deposit policy?
Deposits are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule or postpone your appointment your deposit is good for 6 months from the time of your original appointment. Rescheduling your appointment twice in a row you will require you to leave a new deposit.
Deposits are held until your last appointment and any appointments rescheduled with less than 72 hours notice or more than once will forfeit their existing deposit and a new one will be required to rebook.
How much is a deposit?
Deposit amount will vary from $100 to $500 depending on the size and detail of your tattoo.
When do I get to see my design?
All designs will be shown the day of your appointment unless stated otherwise, minor changes can be made together in person before we start your tattoo. If major changes are required we will need to reschedule your appointment with a new deposit. Please familiarize yourself with my body of work on my Instagram to ensure my style matches what you are looking for.
What can I do to prepare for my tattoo?
Make sure to get a good night’s sleep, drink lots of water, and have a good meal before your appointment. You may also bring snacks and water. Please make sure you are moisorizing your skin prior to your appointment (this is only necessary if your skin is dry or sun damaged) and avoid alcohol 24 hours before your tattoo as alcohol thins the blood significantly, and after a big night, can affect the tattoo process the following day often resulting in a less-than-ideal heal.
Do you tip your tattoo artist?
In Canada it is considered the norm to tip your tattoo artist based on their service, however, it is not mandatory. Tips are greatly appreciated and come in all forms (monetary, gift, etc). Monetary tips tend to follow the standard tip guide of anywhere between 15-25+%.
How do touch-up sessions work?
After your tattoo session, you need to wait at least 1 month for the tattoo to fully heal. If you feel it needs a touch-up you receive a free touchup within 6 months of your original tattoo.
Please note touch-ups only include touching up what is already there. Adding to a piece, however, small will be subject to additional fees. *Finger tattoos and some feet tattoos are exempt from free touch-ups and are always charged at full rate.