What forms of payment do you take?
I accept cards, cash, PayPal and Venmo.
How does pricing work at your shop? Do you charge hourly?
I do not charge hourly, I charge per the design. I usually will base the price off of the sizing, however, something more complex will always raise the price. Something that has more details requires a more precise stencil, which can be a process, as well as tattooing it since more time will be required to tattoo in more detail.
How do I get to your shop?
I am located next to McGuillicuddy's in the small brown house at 10 Pearl St. Make sure when you arrive- you are able to park in the back lot. The entrance is in the back on the right side. If you have trouble finding it, please let me know and I will help you find it!
Do I need to wear a mask?
At this time, if you are not vaccinated- I would appreciate it. If you are vaccinated, please make sure you let me know. If you are bringing someone with you, I ask that they please keep their mask on regardless of their vaccination status. If you forget to bring a mask- don't worry,
I have extra disposable ones :)
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
Yes! I ask that you please respect mask regulations- if you are not vaccinated please wear a mask. Also, please do not bring more than 2 people with you. The studio space is small so it doesn't fit many people and it can get crowded in here quickly :)
What is the youngest you will tattoo?
With parental consent forms signed, as well as your parent coming to your appointment with you- 16 is the youngest I will tattoo.
Do you offer piercings?
No I do not at this time.
Do you offer temporary tattoos?
Yes! I do! I offer them to people of all ages :) They cost significantly less and last 1-3 weeks! Please inquire if you are interested! I will need to know in advance if you want one so I can collect the materials.
Do you tattoo people with darker skin tones?
Absolutely 100% I will tattoo you if you have dark skin.
If you are worried about getting a color tattoo because you have a darker skin tone- please mention this concern to me and I will first schedule you for a color test at no cost. This means you come in, and we have you pick out some colors you like. Then, we do very small markings on your skin somewhere so we can see how well the colors you like show up and can assess from there.
What I would like to ask is to keep in mind that darker skin tones will not always display a bright color the way it looks in the bottle- but we can still achieve beautiful colors on your skin tone. I'll do my very best to find a solution you are happy with ❤
Why isn't your Instagram and social media updated more often?
Over the years, social media and I developed a very unhealthy relationship. I've come a long way trying to get the anxiety it gives me under control. I do enjoy posting my work from time to time, but I do not do it very often because I just have some strong views on how damaging it can be to one's mental health, particularly mine. That being said, it is something I am still working on and am very much interested in keeping a social media presence. I just wish to take it all as modestly as possible :)
How many years have you been tattooing?
4 years total- 5 years in 2022 :)
Do you offer realistic tattoos?
Very specifically, I only tattoo gemstones that could be considered "stylized realistic", the occasional minimal detail stylized realism pet portrait, and on rare occasions, flowers but otherwise- no. I do not offer portraits or realism. I can do anime, kawaii, illustrative / cartoon style, American Traditional, Neo Traditional which is essentially stylized art nouveau. Realism is the only tattoo style I will not take on at this time. In the future, if I hire any other artists- I will make sure to post about it.
Do you take cash only?
We take all forms of payment!
Does it hurt a lot to get tattooed?
I wont lie to you- tattoos can be painful. But everyone's tolerance to pain is different. Some people feel absolutely nothing! Some people feel every poke of the needle. There's several things you can do to make this easier. This includes numbing (see next question for more details), chewing gum, stress balls or hard candy to crunch on. In the past- these solutions have been helpful for lots of clients I have tattooed.
How does the numbing process work at your shop?
While I do offer a numbing agent, I will not give it to you if it is your first tattoo; the reason for this being that I believe everyone needs to know what it feels like the first time. If you do prefer numbing solution before your appointment, please make it very clear in your inquiry and I will recommend a brand to purchase and give you detailed instructions on how to use it. I will be updating this section eventually with a stronger bit on numbing so that you know what brands I recommend.
Are you looking for an apprentice or other employees?
At this time, no I am not. Maybe in the future when I have a bigger space.
Why didn't you post my tattoo on your page(s)?
I only will post tattoos on my page that have a certain aesthetic and if you scroll back up a little, I have a bit about my feelings towards social media. I am very particular about which tattoos I want to represent my tattoo style. Please don't take offense if I didn't post your tattoo, it's only because I have a specific aesthetic I wish to advertise.
Is there anything you will not tattoo?
I will not tattoo anything that is offensive to other folks. For example, any racist or offensive symbols or language will not be tolerated in my shop. I also try my very best to be respectful of cultural representation and symbols. If you have to ask me if it's disrespectful to get it tattooed- chances are I probably will not tattoo it on you- however- this can vary. You can always inquire if you are wondering about being respectful with your body art! It matters <3
Are there any parts of the body you will not tattoo?
Right now, I am not comfortable tattooing faces, genitals, or palms of feet / hands and ears.
These will be updated as more FAQs surface. If you have a question that was not answered here please feel free to ask!