Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Book:

How do I request a tattoo appointment?

Please submit a tattoo request form here


How much do you charge?

For small pieces that can be completed in one session I quote a set price for the finished piece, that way you know exactly what to budget. For larger projects, the hourly fee ranges from $175-200/hour, depending on the city. 


There are many factors that go into determining the cost of a tattoo, please fill out the request form for a quote. 


Hint: To get a general sense of how much my tattoos cost, you can check out my tattoo flash page.  


Will we meet in person to discuss my idea?

All consultation are being done via email now. There may be situations where it's helpful for me to meet you in person; primarily for larger or anatomically specific designs (like sleeves), or if we need to assess scarring. Otherwise, we'll meet in person on your appointment day. But you can learn more about me here!


Do you tattoo custom designs?

Yes! I love creating special tattoos, and most of the work I do 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, 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 that 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. 


What is your deposit policy?

 You can see the full deposit policy here. (But don't do step two, lol!) 


Can I see the drawing before my appointment?

I don't send any artwork via email. My busy schedule doesn't accommodate additional time to review drawings separately from your appointment date. All appointments are scheduled with extra time to review the drawing, and make any small changes needed on the spot. 


Please review my portfolio and Instagram account to get a feel for my art style. Be sure that I'm the right artist for you before picking me!   


It's my first tattoo, I have 400 questions.

No worries! Check out this page: Your First Tattoo 


After You Book:

How do I cancel or reschedule?


If you need to cancel or reschedule, please email my assistant Vi directly:


(If you are within the cancellation timeframe, or if you reschedule more then two times, your deposit will be forfeit and we will need to collect a new one to make a new appointment). 


How do I take care of my tattoo?

Please review my aftercare directions here. 


Do you offer free touch ups?

Yes! I love doing touch ups. Here are the details:  


The touchup must be completed within 3 months. The purpose of a touch up is to ensure that your tattoo heals 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. 



What are your thoughts on BLM/LGBT+ rights/feminist issues?

I want to make my commitment to equity and anti-racism clear and public. 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 and my Mission & Values page to get to know my values better. 



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.