These are things to keep in mind before your appointment day!
All of this information is to help me keep my schedule running as smoothly as possible, which helps everyone who has appointments get tattooed in a timely and efficient manner!
•I am now working at Fortune Tattoo! 1716 E Burnside St!
•I require a $100 minimum deposit for ALL appointments, big or small. The deposit goes towards the final cost of your tattoo, and is non-refundable otherwise, no exceptions.
•I will not book you an official appointment until a deposit has been paid, either in person or via my Paypal link I will send with my email response.
•My schedule fills up quickly, so if I reply to your form, and you don't answer back or send a deposit, then the days I have offered will be taken by someone else. Please be prompt with your replies once you hear back from me to get you all booked in!
•Once I respond, please do not send me photos of other people's tattoos or drawings. I strive to design custom tattoos for my clients. Please describe your design ideas clearly, so I can create a tattoo unique for you. You are more than welcome to send me photos from my portfolio to show what kind of style you're wanting.
•I accept (and prefer) debit/credit card payments via my Square! Cash is still fine, too!
Our shop's minimum is $100, and our hourly rate is $180/hour. This is the going rate for the skilled, quality shops in Portland. Hourly rates are usually for bigger pieces that require multiple sessions.
Hand-sized tattoos or smaller will be quoted accordingly based on size and detail.
•I have a 48-hour cancellation policy: if you cancel/reschedule less than 48 hours before your scheduled appointment, then the deposit pays for that time you had scheduled, and I will require another deposit to rebook. Please just give me plenty of heads up if you know you can’t make your appointment time so I can try to fill the spot.
If you bail on your appointment (No Call/No Show), your deposit is forfeited and will require another $100 to rebook and you’ll make me extra sad and I’ll try to sell your design to someone else.
If you decide to not go through with your tattoo whatsoever, then the deposit remains with me and pays for the time I spent working on the design.
Mostly these policies are: be respectful of my time and my schedule, which in turn helps everyone have a timely, pleasant tattoo experience.
•I will never send out drawings or designs before your appointment. I've had artwork stolen and tattooed by other people, and it's generally not how any tattoo artist works these days. You'll be able to see your design when you come in for your appointment. I am able to make small tweaks to designs if you require them. If you’re wanting a total redraw of your design, that’s totally fine! I strive to make your design absolutely ideal for you, but be prepared that I might have to rebook you!
•Please wear loose comfy clothes that give me unrestricted access to the area we're working on! There's always a risk of getting ink all over them, so don't wear your nice white fancy new sundress to get tattooed :) think comfy!
•My station in the shop is pretty small, so PLEASE only bring one support friend to share this memory. It is important to be considerate of all our artists work space/mental space and the other people getting tattooed! Everyone’s experience is important to us!
•Get a good night’s sleep, and always make sure to eat a hearty, filling meal about an hour before your appointment! Never get tattooed on an empty stomach! Drugs and drinking do not help you. Being rested, full, and sober will make your tattoo experience way more manageable!