Q: You only work from 12-6, how the hell do you expect me to get tattooed? I work y’know.
I know, I know, I’m a soft delicate man with a 6 hour work day. Let me know what your ideal time is to get tattooed, and I’ll see what I can do for you. 12-6 is when I am guaranteeing that I’ll be in the shop, this is when I do the bulk of my work. If you need a later or earlier appointment, in all likely-hood, I can accommodate you.
Q: How can I make an appointment?
You can start by sending me an email about what you want your tattoo to look like. You can describe it or attach examples of similar artwork. It doesn’t need to be exactly what you are looking for but I do appreciate it if you can be as specific as possible. From there I can determine the best way to move forward. You can also call the shop to make an appointment for a free face to face consultation.
Q: How much is my tattoo going to cost?
The price of a tattoo varies from piece to piece. Once I can see what it is you want to get and where on your body you’re going to get it I can usually give you an estimate. Large custom work such as a sleeve is usually done on an hourly rate, which is $150 per hour plus HST. This hourly rate is for the tattooing only, you will not be charged for the time that goes into designing your tattoo before hand.
Q: Do I need to leave a deposit?
Maybe. I take deposits on a case by case basis. If you are coming in from out of town I accept online deposits via Credit or Pay Pal. Other wise you can make a deposit in person at the tattoo shop by cash or credit.
Q: Is there a long wait for appointments?
Typically no, my schedule constantly changes. Large tattoos usually must be booked a few weeks ahead, but smaller ones can be squeezed in within the week most of the time.
Q: Can I get a tattoo in all white ink?
Sure, I’d just prefer you got them from somebody else. Tattoos done entirely in white ink tend to be very unpredictable. Some white ink tattoos may look yellow-ish, or like a scar, or a little purple. Usually they don’t look like anything at all.
Q: How about U.V. ink?
In my experience, the U.V. reflective inks (such as skin candy) don’t look as good as normal tattoo inks once healed under daylight. So the question is: do you want your tattoo to look best all day long?, or is it more important that your tattoo looks cool at cosmic bowl?
Q: If I’m not 18 yet, can I get my folks to sign for me?
Sorry kiddo, you’ve got to wait. 18 or bust.
Q: If me and my friends gave you a case of beer will you come over to our house and tattoo us all?
Everyday is a tattoo party for me, so I’m not open to the idea of tattooing after hours at your house for beer. Instead, you can come to the shop and I’ll throw you the best goddamn party you’ve ever seen, just you, me and the machine. If there is ever a worldwide beer shortage, I am willing to revisit my feelings on this issue.
Whats the craziest/weirdest/stupidest place you’ve tattooed and/or craziest/weirdest/stupidest tattoo you’ve ever done?
This question doesn’t fool me for a second, what you’re really asking me is have you tattooed someones penis before? The answer is yes, I have tattooed a dick…and no, it doesn’t need to be erect, and yes, it was weird.