Day-Of Tattooing Process:
Updated: Nov 30, 2021
Show up ON TIME. I will not work on you if you are more than 15 minutes late. I’m happy to move/reschedule your appointment with 72 hours notice or more.
Show up healthy, showered, hydrated, and fed. Please try to limit caffeine intake before your session.
You will be required to fill out and sign an intake form upon arrival. I will not work on you if you are ill, stanky, hungover, under the influence, or unrested. I cannot tattoo persons who are pregnant, under the influence, under age 18, or who have tested positive for HIV, AIDS, or Hepatitis or who have had a vaccine within two weeks of your session. I will not work on skin that is damaged, broken, or sunburned. Please, take extra good care of yourself, especially in the days before and after our appointment. You are asking your body to endure pain and heal today!
Stencil - I’ll apply a stencil of your tattoo to the desired location. You’ll have time to view the design on your body before we make it permanent. We’ve done our best to ensure that all will work as planned, but we may need to adjust the location or scale of the design the day-of.
Tattooing - We’ve done our best to estimate the amount of time we’ll need, but please reserve plenty of time around your appointment as it may take longer than anticipated. Honor your commitment to our reservation. If you need to leave before your tattoo is complete, we cannot guarantee a rebooking right away. It is optimal to take at least 5-10 minutes from each working hour for stretch/hydration breaks.
Payment - The remaining balance of your tattoo is due the day of your appointment. Accepted payment methods are credit card, debit card, e-transfers such as Zelle and Venmo, and cash.
Aftercare - You’ll receive written aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing of your new tattoo. Your new tattoo will need 72 hours of very special care and will take approximately 2 weeks to heal completely*. Never subject a new tattoo to chemicals, fragrances, or sun, and never submerge a new tattoo in water (swimming, bathing, hot-tubbing). *There is always a small chance that your skin may react negatively to the process of tattooing. Tattoo inks can cause allergic reactions in some people and broken skin is vulnerable to infection, irritation by chemicals, fragrances, sunburn, and heat rash. These reactions can destroy the integrity of your tattoo and are not a reflection of the technical application by the artist.