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It contains a lot of useful information and will most likely answer any questions you may have.
Thank you so much for your interest for a new tattoo! This is some info to clarify things before we schedule your tattoo.
For emails, I do try to respond in a timely manner but it's not always possible when tattooing 8 hours a day, drawing for upcoming tattoos, running the operations of 2 locations, attending tattoo conventions, travel and balancing a family life with 2 kids.
Sometimes it may be over a week for me to respond to your email.
If you plan to email me to schedule an appointment, I am currently booking for JANUARY 2020.
I recommend stopping into the shop if you are looking to make this go as quickly as possible. It takes me a few seconds to set you up vs. emailing back and forth, back and forth etc..
Appointments are made solely for the tattooing process. Appointments are not needed to discuss a tattoo. I do not do consultations for sitting down and designing your tattoo with you. You will need to have your ideas already compiled and then presented to me.
You are contracting me as an artist based on my portfolio. If you love my finished tattoos, then you will love what I design for you as well. I do my style only and if you are looking for a style not represented in my portfolio, then I will not be a good fit for you as an artist. I work in black and white only and do not do color tattoos.
I work Wednesday - Saturday from 11am-7pm in the Manahawkin Shop.
You don’t need to schedule a time to talk about a tattoo, just stop in with any reference photos and ideas you may have.
If you live far away just send me a brief but detailed description of exactly what you are looking to get tattooed (include reference photos if possible), where you would like it tattooed on your body and which days of the week and times work best for you.
I work exclusively at the Manahawkin location and am not able to tattoo you in Tuckerton.
If you are looking at just getting a price on a tattoo, it's very difficult to estimate how much a tattoo costs even with knowing a lot of details.
There are so many factors that go into it, such as size, location, detail in the tattoo and even how well you sit for the tattoo.
Tattoos are not an item on a shelf and I will not have a final cost for you until the tattoo is finished.
Please do not ask me for an estimate for a tattoo. Just estimate under $500 if you are not sitting for a full day.
With the shop minimum being $75, we take into consideration drawing time for the tattoo as well as set up costs into the price.
++ ALL custom tattoos are a minimum of $150. Custom tattoos are any tattoo drawn specifically for you. Almost all of my tattoos are custom and the only tattoos that are not considered custom are handwriting or font tattoos.
Please note: Our shop minimum is $75 because of the supply costs, I ONLY use top quality supplies and will never cut corners to cut costs. I want to do amazing tattoos that both you and I will be proud of.
I will not tattoo parts of the body that are unable to reflect my quality of work such
as but not limited to; sides of fingers, inside lips, ears, rough skin on feet etc.. Also, white
tattoos, not gonna happen.
Tattoos on feet are NOT guaranteed and any touch-up that may need to be done can be at the shop minimum price of $75 regardless of reason for touch-up.
Appointments require a $50 non-refundable deposit. I will send you a square invoice prior to putting you in my book if you are scheduling online.
Once the payment is made I will then add you to my schedule.
Your deposit does come off the price of the tattoo. It is a place holder for your appointment date.
Please make sure you are available the day and time of your appointment prior to making it.
If you don't show up to your tattoo or need to reschedule please do so within 48 hour of your appointment, otherwise your deposit will be forfeited regardless of your situation.
Appointments will not be made through a 3rd person. If you are not the person who is getting tattooed, you should not be contacting me for anyone other than yourself.
Drawings for tattoos are done the night before or the morning of your tattoo and only with an appointment and deposit.
Due to a heavy workload I don’t have the time to draw sketches. Your reference photos are basically the sketches because ultimately they will be drawn in my style anyway.
If you contact me regarding a specific tattoo and change your design after I have already drawn your tattoo, your $50 deposit will be forfeited for my drawing time.
It takes me hours to draw for upcoming tattoos so please keep this in mind when contacting me for a tattoo. Make sure you are 100% sure of your tattoo design before scheduling an appointment for it.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to enter the shop. Please arrange childcare prior to scheduling your tattoo appointment. If you arrive with your child, I will be unable to tattoo you and you will forfeit your deposit.
Be on the lookout for my response and I look forward to working with you!