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How do I book with you?
Currently my books are closed. Our shop has been closed since March 17th, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice, per the guidance of the City of San Francisco Health Officials in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. My books will reopen once we have a clear and confirmed reopening date. I thank you for your patience in waiting to submit a booking request!

What is your design process?
I focus on custom tattoos, meaning I draw each piece to be unique to each client! The process will depend on how collaborative you would like to be.

If you prefer to be a little more hands-off, I appreciate your trust! I will ask you a few questions to determine some basic design features but will source my own references.
Or you may provide design direction by:
• Sending reference photos. Images can be photos of the subject you would like to have tattooed or photos of similar tattoos or drawings that you like (for style or subject).
• Sending sketches (rough sketches are totally OK!) or photo collages if there is a specific layout that you have in mind.
• Sending fonts that you like or sourcing your own font choice.

I am also happy to work with finished drawings, as long as you are the original artist or have written permission from the original artist to get their work tattooed.

I will send a draft of your drawing or font options to you 1-2 days prior to your appointment so that we can work on finalizing the design/font.
The final design will be shown to you in person at your tattoo appointment. I set aside extra time for each appointment in case additional updates are needed.

What is your rate?
My current rate is $400/hour and I have a $400 minimum for all tattoos. If you are working with budget restrictions, please include this information on the form and I will let you know if we can execute your idea at or under your budget.

What payment methods do you accept?
For deposits, I accept Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, or credit card (via Square).
On the day of the tattoo, cash is preferred but I also accept Venmo, PayPal, credit card, or tap payments (Google/Apple/Samsung Pay).

What is the tipping policy?
NOTE: this is my personal policy only and does not necessarily apply to any other artists -
Tips are greatly appreciated but not expected! I understand that getting a tattoo can be a big investment and that not everyone can afford to factor a tip into the budget.
As an alternate way of showing your appreciation, please consider leaving a review on Google/Yelp and/or paying with cash.
When working with other artists, please note that general etiquette is to tip 20% or more of the total tattoo cost (including deposit).

How should I prepare for my tattoo? How should I care for my tattoo once it is done?
Please review my Prep/Aftercare page here.

What is your touch-up policy?
I offer lifetime free touch-ups on all of my work except on fingers/hands, feet, and ears (cartilage or lobe).
Work must be healed for at least 4 weeks before a touch-up.