The best way to reach me is by email or an inquiry form.
Current location: private studio in Dogpatch, San Francisco: 2344 3rd st.
Please, describe your idea, provide reference photos, approximate size, and where on your body you want it. We'll set up an online or in-person consultation if I'm interested in your project. You'll get a reply from me in any case.
You also can subscribe to my newsletter and get on my waitlist (I'll send an email if I have a suddenly available appointment).
✦ HOW FAR ARE YOU BOOKED? ✦
A couple of months is usually the farthest I book tattoo appointments. And a month for a tattoo consultation. I always reply to new inquiries.
✦ ONLINE TATTOO CONSULT ✦
It is 30 min long and costs $20. If you decide to cancel it less than a day before, it's not refunded. I'll send you a link to schedule your online consultation after we discuss your tattoo via email. I'll send a Zoom link on Sunday before your consult that week.
Please don't be late. I usually wait for 10 min, and send you another reminder. If you still haven't gotten back to me, the call is canceled and your $20 is not refunded.
✦ DRAWING TOGETHER ONLINE TATTOO CONSULT ✦
It is 1 hour long and priced at my current hourly rate (currently $300). It's meant for those clients who are anxious to get their tattoo sketch earlier than I usually provide it (Mon or Tue the week of your tattoo appointment). So during that zoom, we just work together on your sketch, and at the end, you'll get a design draft. If you decide to cancel it less than a day before, it's not refundable.
I can send you a link to book your Drawing Together consultation after we have a 30 min regular online consult (inquire about it via email).
✦ DEPOSIT & CANCELLATION POLICY✦
I will ask you to send me a deposit (current hourly rate or custom for bigger projects) in order to secure your tattoo appointment. You have a week to provide the deposit after receiving a confirmation email or 1 day in case of booking less than a week before the appointment.
The deposit will go towards your total payment. If we have to finish your tattoo in several sessions it will be applied at your last appointment. Consultations are paid separately and are not included in the total price of a tattoo.
If you cancel/reschedule your appointment less than a week before or I already sent you the finalized design, or are a no-show, it's not refundable. If you have a valid reason to reschedule, the deposit can be transferred to your next appointment. It can be done only once. If you have to reschedule several times, your deposit will be forfeited.
Without a deposit received, I cannot guarantee to secure a desired date/time. With the lack of communication from the client's side, despite my reminders about the deposit, the reservation will be canceled with subsequent notification and blacklisting.
Obviously, stuff happens. But if you're rescheduling less than a week before the appointment the deposit is not refundable. Also, I'm usually booked about 2 months ahead, so can't guarantee to reschedule your appointment for earlier than that, unless I have some cancellations.
✦ HOURLY RATE ✦
My current hourly rate and minimum are $300 on weekdays and $310 on Saturdays. Cover-ups, hand, feet, and neck tattoos: $310 on weekdays and $320 on Saturdays. Please clarify the current hourly rate, especially if there was a big gap in our communication. It will gradually go up.
What and when you are being charged for: design drawing, stencil application, and tattooing. I don't charge for setting up the station and other organizational stuff like that.
✦ TATTOO DESIGN ✦
I'll send you a draft beforehand. Usually on Mon/Tue the week of your appointment. We'll discuss it via email and then I'll send you the finalized sketch or finish it together at your appointment. If you are anxious to get your tattoo sketch earlier than I usually provide it, we can schedule a "drawing together consultation".
✦ TATTOO SESSION ✦
I either will schedule you during our zoom call or send you a couple of date options later. Please respond to my emails promptly. Otherwise, I can't guarantee it's not taken. You have to be over 18 to get a tattoo. Don't forget your ID. You also can read these Before and Aftercare instructions.
✦ TIPS ✦
Tipping is optional, but greatly appreciated:)
✦ LOYALTY PROGRAM ✦
For my regulars, I am introducing a loyalty program. Suitable for both large tattoo projects and those who want to get matching tattoos.
If you spend 5 hours or more in my tattoo chair, you’ll get a $50 discount for your next session. Also, if you recommend a friend to get a tattoo by me, you’ll get the discount as well. We’ll just need to make sure your friend actually got that tattoo. :) How to get a coupon? Email me and I’ll count your tattoo hours and check if your friend came to me! If you forgot to tell me, I may not give you this secret hidden prize. Oh well, we’re only human, right? :)
Only hours starting February 2023 are counted, not any previous ones. You can take advantage of the discount at a one-time tattoo session of 3 hours or more. At the end of the session, you can receive a physical or electronic coupon at my discretion. In order to use it, it must be presented at the next session before payment. The validity period of the coupon is limited to 3 months. The coupon is valid once, is not transferrable to other people, cannot act as a deposit, and be used to pay for a gift card. One person can use no more than 4 coupons per year. The coupon cannot be exchanged for money. This information is not a public offer. The terms of the discount may change unilaterally without prior notification, please check the relevant information before holding the session via email.
✦ COVID POLICY ✦
Please refrain from bringing any extra people. We all be wearing masks. We suggest an N95 or similar level of protection.
Please stay vigilant at least a week before your appointment, avoid risking exposure. If you can't, please do a couple of COVID-19 antibody tests to prove that you're not sick. Keep an eye on the symptoms.
If you have a valid reason to reschedule, the deposit can be transferred to your next appointment. It can be done only once. If you have to reschedule several times, your deposit will be forfeited. With no valid reason, if you cancel/reschedule your appointment less than a week before or I already sent you the finalized design, or you are a no-show, the deposit is not refundable.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.