It all depends on the size and location of the tattoo. The bigger and more detail needed to complete it the more I charge.
How long does one session usually take?
It can vary depending on the size of your piece as well as the amount of shading or detail needed for the artwork. I advise for each client to clear their schedules for the whole day as it can take anywhere between 3-10 hours for select pieces.
What if i’m late to the appointment or need to cancel?
If you need to change your appointment, please do so at least 48 hours in advance as a courtesy.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing as you will be here for hours.
Who should not get a tattoo?
It is not advisable to get a tattoo if your immune system is compromised in any way; if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding; if you have severe allergies; if you have a communicable disease; if you are taking certain medications such as blood thinners, or if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Can I get a tattoo over a scar?
It depends on the size, age, and type of scar. I advise to wait at least a year before getting a design to go over a scar. More than likely a design to go with the shape of the scar would be ideal.
Does a tattoo hurt?
Yes, certain areas are more sensitive than others as well. Although it does hurt - the pain is usually bearable.
How do I take care of my tattoo?
Avoid sweating, heavy exercise, and exposure to sunlight. Wash, disinfect regularly, and use products I recommend after our session for proper care. After every session I have with a client I give very specific instructions for tattoo care.
How are you staying safe during this epidemic and ensuring the safety of your clients?
I make sure to get tested routinely, book by appointment only during this epidemic, and follow all protocols established by the State of California.