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Clients can make an offering to the following Indigenous-Led Land Trusts at the end of each session. This gives autonomy for First Nations' folks to have agency towards Land Back initiatives. Please read up and look to see if this resonates with you and whatever you'd like to donate can be gifted to them.
(You'll receive an email/screenshot for confirmation!)
+ Manhatta Fund +
Canarsie/Lenape land // New York, NY
Ohlone land // San Francisco Bay Area, California
Duwamish land // Seattle, Washington
Tiwa Land // Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tests are no longer required unless you're recently traveled, feel sick, or in contact with someone with covid. Info is in your Google Invite.
Please wear a mask :)
As things are continually shifting in a different direction, I trust we'll able to work with intention and collaboration for your tattoo. Thank you for you love and support! Please check Instagram for specifics/any updates!
I use non-petroleum jelly + am shifting into using biodegradable/eco-friendly materials in my tattoo practice. Check www.goodjudy.ca if interested!
In New York, you must be 18 years or older on the date of your appointment, government-issued ID is required when you sign the consent form. You cannot get tattooed without identification.
DEPOSIT + CONSENT FORM must be completed before each tattoo, otherwise we cannot tattoo (link in Google Invite).
Larger work asks for a 3+ hour minimum, please take this into consideration when submitting a form to get tattooed.
Placement on the body can change pricing (certain areas are more difficult to tattoo), which is why there is an hourly rate.
Black, Indigenous, Trans, and POC folks will automatically have an option to pay the sliding scale rate of $180-$250 (any clients who have continuing work will be on their previous sliding scale rate, if you booked before March 12, 2022).
General hourly rate is $250/HR, (tip not included). A sales tax of 4.2% will be added to the final cost of the tattoo.
Full payment (hourly rate) must be made at the end of the session. A timer will start when we begin the actual tattoo process, stenciling/free-handing are not part of the hourly rate.
A non-refundable deposit of $150 for small-medium (palm/hand-sized) pieces, $300 for larger pieces, and $600 for back-pieces, will be required for all appointments and ensures that your time and date will be booked and dedicated to you. This deposit goes towards the tattoo and is deducted from the final session, it also covers the time and energy spent drawing, measuring, and laying things out.
After the full optics of the tattoo have been agreed upon during the initial consult, designs and drawings for appointment will begin after deposit is sent, appointments will not be booked until after deposit is received after 2 weeks of consultation.
The final design will be shown to you on the day of the tattoo, minute adjustments can be made. If 30-50%+ of the design is changed then a new deposit is made and we'll have to reschedule! If you're uncomfortable with that, a second consult can be scheduled before the scheduling the tattoo, to see the design ($50), same rates apply on alterations.
If you reschedule your first consultation, a deposit is required before meeting in-person. Once your form has been submitted, the date and time for the appointment will be confirmed.
No payment plans. Any payments sent in addition to the deposit, will not be counted towards your tattoo and will automatically be donated to an organization/cause (proof will be sent to you).
All cancellations made within 1 week of appointment date, without prior communication, will forfeit the deposit and a new one must be made to book a new appointment.
15 minute late arrival, with no notice, will be treated as a cancellation and same deposit terms will apply.
There are times where the energy just isn't right to work together or for the design to come into fruition, I'd really love to ensure we're both feeling as best as possible before beginning this process, so I ask for your patience and trust. That being said, if I'm drawing and things are not coming together, there's a chance I may have to reschedule or cancel altogether. This tattoo will be with you for the rest of your corporeal life and it's important to me that we both feel good about it. Please be gentle with yourself and me, inform me if you're not feeling up for getting tattooed with as much notice as possible and I will do the same.
GUEST SPOT POLICY:
Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the appointment will forfeit the deposit unless in cases of emergency.
Please understand that I want your tattoo to feel right and am always willing to work with you. These terms are to protect me as a self-employed artist and full-time student who is doing the best I can. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask!
Will be offering 2 oz. Dr. Bronner's soap and local skincare maker in the new lunar year! Please inquire for tattoo after-care :)
+ Dr. Bronner's: $5 per bottle
Remove the bandage 2-3 hours after the tattoo has finished. If it is late at night, leave the bandage on until the morning. If you have Second Skin/Saniderm/Tegaderm, leave the bandage on for 3-5 days until it begins to leak, then continue with the following steps:
1. Gently wash the tattoo with natural soap (Dr. Bronner’s) or antimicrobial soap and water and air dry or pat dry with a clean paper towel. Ensuring your fingers are clean, apply a thin layer of ointment/oil/butter (depending on your preference, my recommendation is Shea Butter) after washing the tattoo. Make sure whatever your decide to use has no perfumes, chemicals or additives, natural is best :) Keep the tattoo relatively on the drier side but apply enough ointment/oil/butter until the tattoo feels moisturized. Do not put on another bandage.
2. After washing your hands, wash your tattoo area several times a day with soap and water, do not force any peeling skin off from the tattoo—gently pat dry/air dry. If you plan to work out, please wait a minimum of 5-7 days and immediately shower/clean directly after.
3. You should repeat this process for 2-3 weeks and continue to moisturize the tattoo daily. Wear natural fibers during the healing process and no clothing that’ll stick to your tattoo. Avoid swimming and the sun for about 2 weeks.
*** If your tattoo scabs a bit or develops hard layers, don’t worry it’s completely normal. But never pick, scratch, or peel it. You could get an infection or remove the ink. If you think your tattoo is infected, or isn’t healing properly, please email me and we’ll take it from there.
For any other questions, please fill out the form below or contact me directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org