Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a tattoo appointment?

Please submit a tattoo request form here


Do you tattoo custom designs?

Yes! I love creating special tattoos, and almost all of my work is 100% custom.


Will you copy a design I found online?

No. Plagiarism is not cool. (If we can get the original artist's permission, then that's another story!) If you really, really love another tattoo artists's style, consider getting them to do your tattoo!


Will you tattoo something someone drew for me?

Maybe. I will have to know the details, and see the design to make sure that it will work as a tattoo. What works on paper may not stand the test of time on skin. 


How do I take care of my tattoo?

Please review my aftercare directions here. If you have any questions, or are concerned about how your tattoo is healing, you can message me directly on IG (@crashing.cadence) or email me at If you need assistance right away, please call the shop 250-729-9999.  


Do you offer free touch ups?

Yes, but conditionally. The touchup must be completed within 3 months. The purpose of a touch up is to ensure that your tattoo looks great. If a line or colour just didn't heal quite right, I want the opportunity to bring out its best with a short, free touch up session. If you want to change something, add something, or if something has happened that made the tattoo heal poorly (like a sunburn), then you will need to pay for the session. 


Where do you stand on BLM/LGBT+ rights/feminist issues?

I am always actively working to make my little piece of the world a safe, inclusive, and equitable one. You can review my 'Commitment to Equity' page here. If you strongly disagree with my values, then you might want to consider getting tattooed somewhere other than the queer, female owned shop that I call home.  



I will be updating my FAQ's periodically,

but if you have a question I have not addressed,

you can get in touch with me here.