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Not sure on what to send the shop or artist for what you're wanting to schedule for?  Read these details below to help us help you toward getting your new tattoo scheduled!

  • A simple description of your idea and any photo references you may have.

  • The size and body part you’d like to have tattooed, as well as your budget.

  • Any particular style, colors, details, and similar, that you’d like included.

  • Know what times that work well for you.  Be mindful in that specific dates may not always work, but feel free to tell us and we'll be sure to check if there is availability!

  • Which of our shop locations or artist you prefer to book at or schedule with.

The best thing to keep in mind when you ask yourself how to message is: be straight-forward and polite. Keep it short but make sure to include all of the information above plus anything else you think may be relevant.

What if I’m unsure about the size or the placement?

If you’re unsure about the size or placement of the tattoo, that’s okay! Just say so! But we’re pretty sure you probably have an estimate in mind...if you don’t, that’s also okay. The tattoo artist will work with you to figure out a size and a placement for your piece that will work perfectly. It’s part of their job. The same goes for if you’re unsure about colors, design, style, etc.

Be Prepared to Provide Your Deposit

Remember that deposits are there for a reason. Someone is drawing out an original piece of art just for you! Your initial deposit does two things: it pays for the drawing time and that original sketch, and it also guarantees, hopefully, that you’ll show up to your appointment. It might seem weird, but yeah, people bail on their appointments all the time. And it can be truly disheartening. Your money down means that artist’s time isn’t entirely wasted.  See our page "Deposit Policy" for additional information.

Prepare for your appointment!

  • Make sure you’re sober & hydrated, eat well and sleep well

    • Getting tattooed is taxing on the body and dehydration, hunger or lack of sleep can lead to uncomfortable moments in the chair. You want to be fully hydrated (bring a bottle of water!) and rested with some high-energy food in your belly for the best possible experience. Artists will refuse to work on someone who is visibly inebriated, so any drinky-drinks you might have planned should come after the appointment, not before.

  • Shower and moisturize

    • Remember this is a process that requires you to be in close quarters with your artist for extended periods of time. Arrive showered, and if necessary, shave the intended area where your tattoo will be placed (artists will shave the area regardless, but long course body hairs are nice to have knocked down!). Your artist will appreciate it!​

  • Dress the part

    • Wear clothes that allow easy access to the area you’re getting tattooed. Black or dark clothing is best to avoid any staining from ink. Think loose, comfortable garments you won’t mind being in for a while.​

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