Commitment to Equity

Tattoos Are For Everybody:

 It's your artist's job to ensure that your tattoo is placed and sized appropriately for the design and for your skin type - but barring medical concerns, everybody can be tattooed. 


Tattooing Melanated Skin:

Yes! Let's do this! I specialize in colourful tattoos, and am happy to offer colour work to anyone who wants it. If you've been denied colour tattoos in the past, I want to change that. 


Colour patch tests: 

A colour patch test is a process of applying a small sample of multiple colours in a discrete area (like the ankle), and letting them heal, before starting a larger tattoo. This allows us to see how colours heal in your skin so that we can choose a colour palette that will be the most successful and  flattering to you! 


I am currently doing a study on colour work on melanated skin, more info here. 


Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community:

To ensure that our relationship starts strong, I've included a spot to provide your pronouns and preferred name in my tattoo request form. (My pronouns are she/her.) I always prioritize working in spaces where queer folks will thrive and feel supported. My monthly guest spots in Victoria are at a queer and trans owned shop, Tattoo Zoo. 


I also love to support the community financially whenever I can, donating to organizations like The Trevor Project and Trans Lifeline, as well as sponsoring vendor booths for emerging artists at local Pride events. I hope to continue expanding my financial support as my business grows.   



My goal is for the private tattoo studio to be a fully accessible space. I'm consulting with an accessibility planner as the studio is being built, and have already invested in grab bars and a vessel sink for the bathroom, as well as a massage table with a working weight of 700 lbs. 


Tattoo Zoo, my regular guest spot in Victoria, has details about their accessibility here.  


If there is anything that I can do to make your time in the studio more comfortable, please let me know! 


Anxiety and Mental Health Concerns:

Mental health is important and tattooing can be a part of your self care, but it can also be challenging.


I have tattooed many people with anxiety and phobias triggered by needles and medical environments, and have always found communication to be the key. If something about the tattooing process might cause you stress and anxiety, please let me know during our consultation so that I can adjust my procedure to best help you manage your concerns.


Sometimes little things, like having me explain what I'm doing more (or less), a type of music, or a slower appointment with more breaks may be needed - and those are all things that I can offer you.    


To know more about what I believe in, please review my Values page.