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  • How can I book a tattoo?
    If you're interested in an available flash piece or you're ready to book your appointment date, you can now conveniently reserve art and schedule dates directly on my website. Reserve Dates Check out this page in the booking section for available days/times by project type within a 90 day window. If you're looking for a custom drawn tattoo, I recommend filling out the custom request form to discuss your ideas and pricing. Select the following for pre-drawn flash art by size: Flash Small-Medium Appointment (minimum of 3 inches up to 9 inches) Flash Large-Multi-Session Appointment (over 9 inches) If you've reserved a flash piece online it will come with a coupon code to reduce or eliminate the date booking fee. All payments made towards art and date reservations will act as a deposit to be deducted from the final price of your tattoo. Select Custom Tattoo Appointment when you're ready to get started on your custom art and set a date. If we have already discussed your ideas, if you are open to design choices and pricing options, feel free to proceed with booking directly. Reserve Art Check out this page in the booking section for available flash pieces with details on sizing, placement suggestions, and pricing estimates. The display price will act as your deposit and the online purchase will reserve that piece just for you, marking it as sold. Flash designs are unique and will not be repeated, unless otherwise stated, but I am always open to creating new variations on a theme. I'm still working on uploading my older flash drawings to this section, so if you don't see something you're interested in, just email with a screenshot of the art. Include your ideal size and placement and I can let you know if its available along with a price estimate. I highly recommend booking through my website as it allows you to see what's available whenever you're ready pay the deposit. While I strive to keep up with emails, lengthy back-and-forth exchanges can sometimes delay the booking process, resulting in your preferred art or dates becoming unavailable. With email inquiries, please include as much detail as possible and note the following: Let me know which piece or what kind of design you are looking for. Please know that I only tattoo my own art, I am focusing on pre-drawn flash art and custom in that style. Include your ideal size, placement, and ink/colour preferences. Please send relevant photos, especially if your placement is a tight fit between other tattoos or meant to be a coverup. It's ok if you're not totally sure of all the details but a general idea will help me get ready for the appointment and determine a price estimate. You must be over that age of 18 with a valid photo ID in order to get tattooed, regardless of parental consent. I aim to respond within a week's time, but sometimes life gets busy and it may take a bit longer. I really appreciate your patience. Feel free to follow up If you haven't heard back after 2 weeks, mistakes happen and I may have accidentally skipped your email. I'm sorry if your DMs have gone unanswered, I don't keep up with message requests and have a hard time keeping track of information that way.
  • How does a custom art request differ from flash?
    Flash: Flash is just another name for pre-drawn designs that I would love to tattoo. You can find my flash art on Instagram, this is the best way to see the newest designs because I post them as I draw them. You can also check out the Reserve Art and Flash Book sections of this website to find out more about certain pieces and to see a lot of examples in one place. My website is a bit more organized but it's always a work in progress, so if you don't see a design you're interested in please send me an email. Flash is easy and quick to book, the deposit is $100-200 depending on size and final pricing can be more affordable because the art is ready to go. I only tattoo each flash piece once, unless otherwise stated, but may draw alternative versions with slight variations for new flash or custom pieces. You can request this if your favourite design has already been done. Custom: I'm also very open to working on your ideas and would love to create something special just for you. In-person consults can be booked online on the Reserve Dates page, the booking fee is non refundable to cover my time but will act as a deposit if you proceed with booking. If you have booked a custom art piece, I will need time to draw it up. I will aim to send your first sketch ideas about 2 weeks ahead of your appointment date so there is time for discussion and revisions based on your feedback. If you've booked way in advance, please be patient. I work on projects in chronological order and will likely have other custom projects ahead of yours. I'm definitely open to flash and custom, just please know that I only tattoo my own art in my own style. I'm open to commission artwork as well, tattoo-related or not. Find more info on this and a quote request form here.
  • How do you price tattoos?
    I price by piece instead of an hourly rate, providing you with a quote range based on sizing, style, placement, and time to tattoo. Factors such as custom art, placement other than an arm or leg, colour ink, and large-scale/multiple-session pieces may increase the over all price estimate. Minimum pricing is $200 for flash and $250-300 for custom at a minimum size of 3x3 inches. I generally don't take on anything smaller than that, unless combined into a larger tattoo appointment. The average flash piece probably falls in the range of $400-800. Most flash pieces will have a recommended minimum size, according to the level of detail. Sometimes there will be an ideal place on to the body for a particular design, although placement usually pretty flexible. A deposit will be required to book, more info about that in the deposit section of the FAQ. If you are working with a set budget, you can let me know. I will try to accommodate your needs or make suggestions for affordability.
  • How much is the deposit?
    A deposit will be required to book and the amount may vary depending on your project and preferences. A $100 deposit is required to reserve pre-drawn flash art up to 9 inches in size. A $200 deposit is required to book larger-scale flash and custom work. Additional deposits may be required to reserve multiple dates for ongoing projects. Deposits are non refundable but do get deducted from the final price of your tattoo. All payments made towards reserving art and/or dates online will contribute to your deposit. The remaining portion of the final price will be due at your appointment. I will honour your deposit at a later date if you need to reschedule but require a minimum of 48 hours notice. If you reschedule more than once or with less than 48 hours notice, I may require another deposit. If you do not give notice and do not show up to the scheduled appointment, you will forfeit your deposit.
  • How can I make payments?
    Deposit payments can be made through this website, or E-transfer/PayPal directly through email. At your appointment, you may pay with cash, electronically via PayPal or E-transfer, or with debit/credit card plus applicable taxes.
  • Where are you located?
    717 Queen St E, 201 My location is a second floor walk-up, involving stairs, in the Riverside neighbourhood of Toronto. The closest intersection is Queen St E and Broadview Ave. There is parking nearby in a Green P lot, on Broadview just north of Queen. Street parking may also be an option but please check out the signage for time restrictions. I will send a confirmation email once your appointment is booked in with further details. This is a private studio space so please make an appointment, I don't accept walk-ins or have regular hours to stop by.
  • Can I get your art tattooed by an other artist? Do you sell tattoo tokens?
    I do have a few designs in my Reserve Art flash collection, marked repeatable/token. The online purchase of any of these designs will act as my approval to use the artwork, granting permission to get it tattooed by an artist of your choice. A download file will accompany the purchase with printouts of the artwork. I am also open to creating art just for you, tattoo-related or not. If you love my work but live far from Toronto and can't come to get tattooed, consider commissioning some artwork. Check out the Commissions page for further details about the process and find a form to fill out for a price quote. As always, feel free to use my work as inspiration, as a starting point. I don't mind at all if you and your chosen artist come up with your own rendition of whatever concept you're most interested in. I can't exactly prevent copying but I ask respectfully, please don’t copy my work or use it without permission. I do intend to tattoo the pieces I draw and consider the art to belong to myself and the client. In my opinion, you’ll get a better tattoo experience if you trust your chosen artist and let them create something in their style and uniquely for you. In addition, my art has a high level of detail and personal touch, qualities that can be lost or compromised when reproduced. I strongly recommend thorough research before getting tattooed, all artists are different and have their own strengths and styles. Seeing healed work is one of the best ways to set your expectations, just keep in mind that there are a lot of variables when it comes to tattoos and how they will look over time. ​
  • Do you take commissions or sell your artwork?
    I am open to art commissions and other artistic endeavours, tattoo-related or not, and schedule allowing. Check out this commission page in the booking section for further details and fill out the request form to receive a pricing quote. Feel free to reach out about buying physical art, I have many originals and make prints on occasion. Some things will not be for sale, but there’s no harm in asking. I'm in the process of cataloguing what pieces I have on hand and plan to expend the art section of my shop once I'm a bit more organized.
  • What else should I know before getting tattooed?
    If this is your first tattoo or your first time working with me, I do have a couple tips and requirements to be aware of. You must be over that age of 18 with a valid photo ID in order to get tattooed. Please inform me if you have any allergy concerns or known skin ailments. Eat moderately and stay hydrated before you get tattooed. This will help with pain tolerance and help you avoid feeling faint. Feel free to bring a drink and/or a small snack with you, something with sugar can help you get through it. Eating after is also a good idea. Wear clean clothes that aren't important to you, just in case ink or stencil gets on your clothing. Layers are also a good idea because you may feel hot during the tattoo and cold after. If you've never been tattooed, it's hard to describe the feeling. It does hurt but everyone handles it in their own way. I often compare it to scratching over a sunburn because there can be a sensation of heat along with pain. Just breath to get through it, communicate if you're having a really hard time, and take breaks only if you really need to. From personal experience taking breaks doesn't always help and going back to the pain after a long break can feel even worse. Please factor in rest and healing time to your planning and check out the more detailed aftercare section of the FAQ. Clean sheets, towels, and clothing are recommended for afterwards and you may want to pick up a scent-free gentle soap and water-based moisturizer ahead of time. I think that covers that basics but please email me if you have additional questions or need clarification.
  • What are your aftercare instructions?
    Aftercare instructions can vary, this is just a run-down of what works well for me personally and my type of work. Bandaging I will most likely apply a second skin style, self-adhesive bandage. Ideally, you will leave your bandage on overnight, up to 24 hours. Do not leave it on for longer than 48 hours. It is normal to see some blood or inky fluids under the bandage. If the bandage is excessively full of fluids, leaking, or falling off, remove it in the shower and follow the cleaning instructions bellow. If you've been given an additional bandage, the second piece should be applied after showering as soon as your skin is dry. Make sure your hands are clean to do so. You can trim the size and round the corners of the bandage for comfort but use clean scissors and leave a minimum 2 inch boarder beyond all sides of the tattoo. Don't leave it uncovered for a long time and then re-cover it. This second piece can stay on a bit longer for 2-3 days, as long as you are not experiencing irritation. If you are experiencing itching, irritation, or redness around the edge of the bandage you may be sensitive to the adhesive. This may become more likely or apparent the longer the bandage in on the skin. Take off the bandage and do not recover it if this is a concern. If you have major skin sensitivities or known allergies to adhesives, we can use an alternative means of bandaging. Cleaning and Caring for Your Tattoo Take your bandage off in the shower and then dispose of it. Get it wet first and peel it off from the top corner moving with the direction of hair growth. With warm water, a gentle soap and a clean hand, gently rub over the surface of the tattoo washing away any fluids that have been under the bandage. Use a fresh clean towel after your shower to avoid bacteria. Either air dry the fresh tattoo or gently pat dry with a clean paper towel. You want your tattoo to breath so wear loose clothing over it and try not to sleep directly on it. Fresh clean sheets and clothing are also a good idea following a new tattoo. Fresh tattoos may weep onto light coloured fabrics in the first day or two. After the initial cleaning when the bandage comes off, you do not have to actively clean your tattoo with soap and water. This can actually overly dry it out, cause irritation, and the potentially cause fading or fallout increasing the chance up needing a touch up. Also try to avoid excessive sun exposure for the same reasons. Keep your tattoo as clean and dry as possible, shower as normal but do not soak a healing tattoo in a bath or scrub at it. This extends to hot tubs, saunas, pools, lakes, etc. which should be avoided until fully healed. I recommend taking it easy with gym activity, especially in the first week after a new tattoo. Be sure to clean gym equipment before and after using it to avoid the spread of bacteria and shower afterward to wash off the bacteria resulting from sweat. Healing Most tattoos heal in 2-4 weeks although healing time varies depending on the person, placement, size and style of the tattoo. A healing tattoo may feel warm and sensitive and may appear reddish in the first few days. It will then start to feel tight as it airs out and closes over. A light scab will form and flake off as the skin underneath heals. At this stage the tattoo may feel itchy, but it is important not to scratch or pick at it. I personally recommend a dry healing method in which minimal moisturizer is used, especially during the first two weeks of the healing process. Wait about 1 week before applying moisturizer so your tattoo has a chance to close up a bit first. You may moisturize lightly to relive itching, using an unscented water-based lotion (such as Dove, Lubriderm, etc). Wait until the tattoo has flaked off before applying sunscreen. Remember, you want your tattoo to breath, do not smoother it and avoid heavy lotions and oils during the healing process. Once fully healed you no longer need to worry about it and may apply whatever you'd like to your skin. I've found that the best strategy for healing a tattoo is to basically leave it alone. Keep it clean and dry and touch it as little as possible. Do not soak, scrub, or scratch it. If you already have tattoos and know what works well for you, you're welcome to use your own methods. Let me know if you have any questions, I recommend asking a professional such as myself instead of google or your friends. Remember, every artist is different and will probably recommend what works well with their style. In addition, healing can differ person to person and in different areas of the body. Do not hesitate to ask for a touch up if needed.

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