Why Do I Need A Tattoo Art Consultation?
During the tattoo art consultation, I can get a better understanding of what you are trying to accomplish in your tattoo. You can bring me reference materials, we also discuss size, placement, and price. You can read more about the art consultation by clicking here.
How Much Do You Charge?
The cost of a tattoo project is dependent upon several factors: size, placement, previous tattoo/cover-up/rework, color or black & gray, and amount of detail. Since I do mostly larger tattoos that require more then one session, we usually go by my hourly rate of $150. Smaller tattoos can get piece priced but, generally equate to my hourly rate as well. I do take a deposit of $150 with every tattoo which goes towards the first hour of your tattoo time. However, with larger custom tattoos I may require an art fee. We take tattoo deposits on credit cards, pay pal, and of course cash. We do not accept personal checks.(top)
This is an approximation of what tattoos breakdown to hourly. Some may require more or less time depending on each individual piece.
Full back piece: 40-50 hours
Full-sleeve: 25-35 hours
Half-sleeve: 12-18 hours
Quarter-sleeve: 6-10 hours
Full ribs/chest: 25-30 hours
Full chest: 20-25 hours
Leg/ outside calf: 10-14 hours
Payments are due at each session, not in full at the start or finish of the project. So if your tattoo session goes on for 4 hours, you would pay me for 4 hours of time at the end of the tattoo session. This helps break up the cost of the tattoo over payments.(top)
Since I work in a private studio it is my #1 priority to give you the best in customer service. I tattoo one customer a day to ensure that my client is getting all of my attention and so I can focus on the project at hand. 99% of the work I do is custom so I need to take the time to design and draw out your tattoo art. Because I work this way I do get booked out a few weeks at a time. Trust that I try to get every customer taken care of in as timely a manner as possible.(top)
You can set up an appointment by calling my assistant, Michelle at (909) 964-3711 or by emailing us at email@example.com. Please let Michelle know of any special needs you may have for your appointment, drinks, food, music, etc. We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you are at the studio.(top)
We have no problems rescheduling your tattoo appointment but, we require that you give us 48hrs notice prior to your tattoo appointment. However, if you fail to make your appointment without giving us ample warning or none at all, we reserve the right to keep our $150 tattoo deposit.(top)