How do I book with you?
You can book in with me by completing a booking form. Or get on my wait list if my books are currently closed.
Submitting either forms are requests and only. You will be contacted via email to confirm the details of the appointment.
I answer all 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.
How far in advance do you book?
I usually book on a quarterly basis ((I try to follow the seasons lmao))
So I book around 2-3 months in advance.
When are you available?
Thursday - Saturday from 11AM - 6PM.
I usually reserve full day sessions for Saturdays.
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 $200 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.
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 $180. All my pricing is broken down with you during the consultation process.
What is the process of getting a custom tattoo?
Fill out the booking form, selecting the 'CUSTOM' option + give a detailed description of your idea. I am usually down to design most customs if I am able to do most of it in my style.
If I accept your request, you will then get a reply via email, offering a session time, a rough quote and a deposit request.
If we need a face to face consultation - especially for larger projects (sleeves/back pieces etc), we can organise a time for that too. I usually hold a free consultation 10-11AM during my working days (Thurs - Sat).
I will only start on a custom draft 2 weeks before our session. So there is no need to request to see the draft 1-2 months before your session.
Will I see my custom design before the session?
Yes, I usually send out a first and final draft of your custom design 3 days before your session.
With larger pieces / projects, I will send out your draft much earlier to make sure I am going in the right direction. This also helps both of us agree on the final design.
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
Does it hurt?
Yes, although the pain is very superficial so most tattoo placements (limbs) are bearable.
Pain tolerance and big ouch placements also differs per person. and it's my job to make you feel comfortable / safe, so if you need breaks / numbing creams or sprays / or to tap out of the session, that's totally fine ૮ • ﻌ - ა
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.
Do you sell tattoo tickets?/I don't live in Sydney, can I get your original design tattooed from another artist?
YES! I sell $100 tattoo tickets through my ETSY store "ily ttyl"
I only sell the listed repeatable design on the listing - this will be updated every 3x months since my tattoo style has several different flavours.
Feel free to ask me if you are unsure.
What do I do for aftercare?
I offer both SECOND SKIN and CLING WRAP / DRY HEALING for aftercare options. Both aftercare sheets are available here
What should I do before 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.