You got questions? dw, I got u buddy (｡•̀ᴗ-)✧
How do I book with you?
You can book in with me by completing a BOOKING FORM. I answer enquiries chronologically, so the list tends to pile up each quarter. I do eventually get to your messages, so please refrain from sending through multiple enquiries.
Do you sell tattoo tickets?/I don't live in Sydney, can I get your original design tattooed by another artist?
Unfortunately no, I do not allow my original designs to be tattooed by other artists, and I do not sell tattoo tickets. Although customs and commissions are case by case. Feel free to ask me if you are unsure.
Can I get a quote?
Yup! Your quote will generally depend on sizing/placements/detail. You will receive a ballpark quote in my reply to your booking inquiry.
For larger projects (i.e: Chest/sleeve/back pieces), I charge an hourly rate of $150. All my pricing is broken down with you during the consultation process.
Will I see my custom design before the session?
Yee of course. I usually send out a first and final draft of your custom design between 2-4 days before your session. Especially if we are working on larger pieces.
This helps both of us agree on the final design and allows lots of communication.
That being said, I do expect to be met halfway with the artistic direction.
Any scrapped ideas/complete redraws may result in an extra drawing fee/deposit - as this will probably push back your session a few weeks-months as stated in my booking policies
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, to secure a session time + custom draft/flash piece, you will need to be ready to pay a $150 deposit. This is a combined drawing and booking fee.
Deposits are valid for a maximum of 3 months from your first locked in session time.
If you need to reschedule your session due to health/financial/emergencies/sudden change of plans etc, your deposit validity can be extended after letting me know via email. This is case by case so it is best to just reach out and we can sort it out.
All cancellations, no shows, more than 2x rescheduled sessions will result in a void deposit.
Where are you based?
I'm currently based in Kaya Garden Tattoo Studio, Dulwich Hill, NSW
What is your studio/space like?
My current studio is located 1 level above a cafe. There's a flight of steps that leads into a spacious waiting/reception area. The tattooing area is sectioned off from the waiting room, and is an open floor plan.
My station is situated in the back corner, offering some privacy. Collapsable/mobile partitions are also available if needed throughout the session.
We have a washroom/toilets and a kitchenette area where we provide snacks, tea and coffee on request.
The studio is currently not wheelchair accessible.
Does it hurt?
A) yeah dude lmao. ngl, it's usually a bearable, surface-level type of pain in most places.
B) I do not recommend using numbing cream to your session. If you feel compelled to, please please please let me know before we start.
How long will my tattoo session take?
This depends on what and where you will be getting it on the day. Most of my flash are between 10-12cm usually take anywhere between 2-4hours.
I recommend coming to your session with no plans to rush it. Break times or illness can be unpredictable and varied with each person.
How can I best prepare for my tattoo session?
Please be sure to bring PHOTO IDENTIFICATION and CASH in the amount of your tattoo. There is an ATM across the studio is needed.
Eat a good meal before your appointment (within 4 hours of the start of your appointment).
Wear something comfortable so we can access the tattoo area easily.
The day before your session, please refrain from having any alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs as this weakens your immune system/thins your blood and just makes you feel like hot garbage during the session anyways. Rest up!
What do I do for aftercare?
I offer both SECOND SKIN and good CLINGWRAP for aftercare options.
Both aftercare sheets are available here
Can i bring someone along to my session?
UPDATED COVID RESTRICTIONS:
We ask that all clients come to their appointment alone and you MUST wear a mask. (We can provide masks if you are unable to bring your own)
Please maintain physical distancing where possible and take advantage of hand sanitiser and hand washing amenities in our studio.