Choosing a tattoo is difficult enough without adding the search for the perfect artist. Thankfully, we've mastered the process of planning and executing amazing tattoos with the input of our clients. It all starts with the initial tattoo consultation, and we'll guide you from there.
We recommend researching which artist you would like to work with prior to scheduling a consultation. You can find our artists’ portfolios right here on our website, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Every artist has their strengths and preferred styles, though all our artists are very adaptable.
Some artists have longer waiting periods than others. For the most part our artists stay booked out around six months or more. The right artist is well worth the wait though!
We occasionally have the time for a walk-in tattoo, but it's strongly recommended that you call ahead to see if any space has opened up. Walk-ins tend to need little to no drawing, so don't expect a cover-up or a sleeve to get started the day you walk in here. If you have the patience, scheduling a consultation is the better way to go.
During your consultation we take detailed notes of your vision, as well as any photo examples you have. Then we give you recommendations on how best to translate your idea into a beautiful tattoo. We may also take photos and measurements of the location you’d like to be tattooed. Please be as clear and precise as possible! Tattoo designs require a large amount of time researching, planning, and sketching. It can take more time to prepare than the application of the tattoo itself, and we’d hate to invest hours into a design only to find out the client has failed to give us vital details. Changes to the design concept after a drawing is complete will also require a new deposit, so be sure of what you want before you put your deposit down.
At the end of your consultation, we'll schedule your drawing and tattoo dates, and take a nonrefundable deposit. Note that the deposit is not a payment for your artwork nor the consultation itself: The deposit is a down payment on your tattoo, and will come off the final cost upon completion.
The drawing appointment is pretty straight forward. We’ll show you your design and if necessary also discuss alterations. With complex tattoos (sleeves, back pieces, etc.) we often schedule multiple drawing appointments so we can discuss the design in stages. As you can imagine, large tattoos require a lot of planning, and we don’t want to put in too much time on a drawing until we know we’re on the right path.
Do not be afraid to request changes to your drawing. We don’t want to put anything on you that you’re not completely in love with. Also please let us know in advance of your drawing consultation if you’re changing placement or content. Completely changing up the idea will result in the forfeiture of your deposit, since the artist has already invested a great deal of time into design.
Call, text, email, or message us directly through our website if you have any questions, and whenever you're ready we'll get your consultation on the schedule!