- First, contact me via web, email, phone or in person for a free tattoo consultation. That is when you will explain your vision or ideas, gather reference, brainstorn, etc.
- Once a tattoo project has been chosen, a line drawing will be produced once a deposit is collected. Your deposit will hold your appointment time, and will be applied toward total tattoo project cost.
- The day of your appointment it is VERY important to please make sure and: Rest up beforehand. DO NOT drink alcohol before, during or after your tattoo. Eat plenty of food before you get tattooed and stay hydrated. Wear comfortable clothing. Arriving clean and un-funky is preferred.
Well, that depends...this should never be one of the first things asked of an artist. More important questions that should come before this could be “would you” or “could you” tattoo this? Once some sort of project scale is decided on then an approximate cost can be estimated.
- Is it going to hurt, or does it hurt?
YES, it hurts, no matter what anyone tells you! You can help counteract pain by eating/maintaining good blood sugar levels, deep breathing/ meditation, and staying relaxed. When in doubt just smile and know that it will all be worth it when it’s over.
- Does anyone ever pass out?
YES, it is a possibility.. So if you feel faint, dizzy, or nauseous before/during/after your tattoo please tell your artist right away so they can help you safely recover from the spell.
CASH is always preferred, but I also accept VISA, MC, DISC, AMEX
It is the responsibility of the client to make sure the new tattoo work is protected and healed appropriately. The quality and longevity of a tattoo is accelerated by good healing and protection practices. This will help make your tattoo look as good as possible for as long as possible!
- ALWAYS wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap before touching your tattoo
- Remove bandage within 2-3 hours after getting your tattoo. Do not re-bandage.
- Wash your tattoo with a gentle anti-bacterial liquid soap using warm water. Delicately wash your tattoo with your hand, no washcloth,etc.
- Gently pat your tattoo dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, or use any cloth with a rough surface.
- For the first 3-4 days: Apply a SMALL amount of ointment on your tattoo. I recommend InkEeze tattoo ointement, there are a few other ointments that can also be used. Always use clean hands and do not place your fingers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo. Make sure to apply the ointment sparingly; you want the thinnest amount possible. Remove any excess ointment with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not use Vaseline, Neosporin, triple antibiotic, petroleum or Bag Balm. Wash, dry and apply ointment 3-4 times daily, or as needed.
- After day 4-5 your tattoo will begin to peel/flake. This is totally normal! Do not pick or roll the skin. During this time begin using a mild, white, unscented lotion like Lubriderm, free of dyes or perfumes. Use lotion for minimum 2 weeks, 2-4 times daily.
- DO NOT let anything rub on your new tattoo, bedding, clothing, kids, pets, etc. Wear soft, loose fitting clothing with minimal seams around tattooed area.
- DO NOT pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub or irritate your tattoo.
- DO NOT soak your tattoo for at least 2 weeks. No swimming, baths, long showers, soaking or hot tubs.
- DO NOT expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3-4 weeks. After that you must use SPF50+ sun block frequently to protect it.
- DO NOT expose your tattoo to public gym equipment.
*If tattooed area becomes swollen you can elevate and ice to help reduce swelling.
**If you do not take good care of your tattoo, it may become infected or damaged. Infections are serious and can be very painful. If you think your tattoo has become infected contact medical help right away.