Yes! I operate with single use, disposable equipment and ensure proper sanitary conditions and practises as per the BodySafe program. All of the supplies come from reputable manufacturers and are used well before their expiration dates. It is important to let me know of any health issues that may interfere with your tattoo before booking your appointment.
It depends a lot on style, size, technique and placement. Generally speaking, my style is surprisingly quite soft. Think of a catscratch or jumping in the shower after a pesky sunburn. So don't worry - you got this!
Yes. Plain and simple, all tattoos fade and change over time. Fine lines, and small details will need some love down the road. I usually tell my clients to aim for a touchup in 5-10 years. This range is dependant on longterm aftercare, style, size and placement. I think this is particularly important for those who are traveling for an appointment to consider.
Things you can do to reduce/prolong fading:
- Keep skin from getting too dry. Get in the habit of applying a thin layer of moisturizer daily even after your tattoo is healed.
- Keep your tattoo out of the sun! If necessary put sunscreen on your (healed) tattoo anytime it's exposed.
- Changes in weight may effect your tattoo, so this may be something to consider when deciding on placement.
- Placing small, detailed tattoos on fingers, feet, hands, inner/outer elbows is not advised.
Sometimes after the healing process you may need a small touchup. I do free touchups within 3 months - so don't worry, I've got you covered for that!
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to make sure that nothing will be rubbing against your fresh tattoo. Make sure you have plenty of time, and have your schedule free in case the session runs longer than expected. A tattoo is certainly a process that you don't want to rush. Don’t drink any alcohol or take any medication that will thin out your blood 24 hours before your tattoo. Make sure you've eaten something, and stay hydrated.
Bring a friend for support if you'd like! But I kindly ask no groups of 3+ as it can get distracting.
Prices vary based on size, details, placement, and style. I base my pricing on an hourly rate, I'd be happy to give you an estimate after reviewing your appointment request. Please head on over to the appointment request section and fill out a form.
I provide a detailed aftercare form at the time of your appointment.
Generally it takes 2-3 weeks for a tattoo to heal. It is important to consider that you shouldn't go sun tanning or submerge it in water/chlorine until your tattoo is fully healed. So make sure you have ample time after your session before any upcoming vacations.