Below is information on how to ensure a booking for the 2023-2024 calendar – Please make sure you read everything thoroughly.
I hope this will suffice in answering any questions you might have!
How I choose clients and projects:
I expect 100% artistic freedom on, size, details and contrast of the final design. Obviously within the boundaries/theme we both agree on. The tattoo will be based on your idea, but with my take on it. This means that I will in most cases find the reference photos. If you insist on a bad design or placement, I will let you know, and I won’t make the tattoo. I take great pride in my work and to deliver the best possible result I do every tattoo in my own style, without compromise.
I pick and choose clients with the best ideas/themes, and those I feel a good vibe with. Normally this means those who trust me to do my job without telling me what to do. Since I do this every day, I have the experience to make a cool/well-done tattoo.
I always use photo references for the foundation of my work and I expand it with digital drawing/painting. I choose the final photo and composition. This means I don’t use other tattoos as reference, or copy other tattoo artists’ style. The final design will be done on the first day of your appointment(s).
Ideas, that for any reason – I’m not comfortable with or feel I can’t execute with a good result – will not be considered. Keep this in mind before requesting an appointment. Artistic freedom is key!
Traveling clients and planning big projects!
I am privileged and humbled by those who travel to get a session with me, and I will do my best to accommodate back-to-back sessions to get the project finished as soon as possible without rushing any step of the way.
I do not work more than 3 full day-sessions back-to-back. This is already a huge amount of open skin that will need a safe healing process.
I always ‘map’ the first sessions, meaning I will add more layers in the tattoo after it’s healed to ensure the best detail, saturation and longevity of the finished tattoo. After all, it’s something you will carry the rest of your life!
Example of planning a large-scale project can be 3 – 3 – 2 (days). This means 3 trips to the studio.
Start: 3 days back-to-back sessions with planning and mapping most of the project.
Healing for at least 3 weeks
Continue: 3 days back-to-back to saturate and add details in most of the design.
Healing for at least 3 weeks.
Finishing: 2 days back-to-back, to add the final layer of detail, highlights, fix any issues that might have occurred during healing process and go over the design overall to ensure the best result.
Time and work hours
Work hours are 09.00 -15.00 (PDT). Monday to Friday.
How long your project might take depends a few variables like
Your pain threshold and the amount of brakes
Your skintype, some people bleed more, some people have stretch marks
Your size, obviously one of the biggest factors.
The intricacy and level of detail in the design.
The placement of the tattoo itself.
After a decade of experience, these are my estimates.
Full sleeve = 7-8 sessions.
Full back = 7-10 sessions.
Full front = 9-12 sessions.
Full leg = 8-10 sessions.
Prices and down payment:
The cost of each sleeve, or any large project, is different from client to client. How many sessions I will use on one sleeve/backpiece i.e., varies from person to person.
Day session price for 2023 and 2024 will be $1500 usd
I charge $300 - $500 USD per project that you book. Customers can pay this via Paypal, Friends and Family. Local clients can pay via ZELLE Transfer. If you have failed to pay the deposit, your appointments are not valid.
The Down Payment will be used on your last tattoo appointment
Note, down payments are non-refundable under ANY circumstance. No exceptions.
Rescheduling or cancelling appointments:
Rescheduling should happen a minimum of 7 days before your appointment. If you wish to reschedule your appointments, you will be able to keep your down payment the first time. The second time a full new down payment will be required. You might risk more trips than initially planned as I can not guarantee back-to-back days.
Should I, for whatever reason, cancel your appointment, your full down payment will be returned.