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TYPES OF WORK
most of my work takes the form of freehand pieces, which are drawn directly onto the body and take shape over the course of the session. The client always has input throughout the process. Freehand pieces are always based on patterns and motifs from my drawing portfolio, and can be composed to fit the body in unique ways.
FlasH designs are pre-drawn and ready to go, and we'll size and stencil the piece at the beginning of the session. I generally tattoo each flash design only once, but i'm always open to doing variations.
Custom pieces are designed ahead of time, based on your proposal. because custom pieces involve a lot of extra work on my part, I'm quite selective about which projects I take on.
I work alone in a private studio in Beacon, New York, in a mixed-use building populated mostly by other artists and craftspeople. The space is about 500 square feet, with large windows and abundant natural light. It's on the ground floor, so the Windows will often be covered for privacy. The building has a wheelchair-accessible entrance, which is very close to my studio. Beacon can be reached by train from NEw York city, via the metro-north from grand central. My studio is 20-30 minute walk from the station.
Health and safety
I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and I require all clients to be vaccinated as well. Please bring proof of vaccination as well as ID (proof of age) to your appointment. you must be 18 or older to be tattooed. IF you are unable to receive the vaccine for medical reasons, please let me know - I may also accept a negative test result. I will be masked during appointments, and I ask clients to do the same. As always, I follow strict sanitation protocols in the studio. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding health and safety.
Consent and comfort
Consent is at the core of my practice. Tattoos are permanent works of body modification, and the process of receiving one is intimate and physically straining. As such, tattooing is rife with potential for harm. I am committed to creating the best possible experience for my clients, and to respecting their boundaries at every step along the way. This means asking for verbal consent throughout the process, and frequently checking in on my clients' wellbeing. It's also important for clients to be prepared to advocate for themselves and communicate openly about what they want and need.
I take a $25 deposit ($50 for customs) to secure your appointment. once we've settled on a date, you'll receive an invoice via email. This deposit is nonrefundable, but can be credited to a future date if you cancel with at least 48 hours notice. The deposit does not count towards the cost of the tattoo.
my rate is $80-$120 an hour, sliding scale, with $100 being my standard rate. This means you decide what is affordable to you within that range. i won't ask you to justify the rate you choose to pay, but please use your judgment. IF you can reasonably afford to pay a higher rate, doing so allows me to more easily accommodate those who cannot. Each month, I offer a pay-what-you-can session for BIPOC.
for multi-session pieces, I offer day rates of $300-$500 per full day session. I also offer a $100 discount for returning clients who come back for a separate piece.
I tend to do highly detailed pieces with a lot of linework, which is time-intensive. my mid-sized pieces (~7 inches) usually take around 3 hours. This is a very rough approximation - time varies a lot based on the nature of the piece and its placement. the exact price of a piece will be determined after we finish. However, I will never charge more than an agreed-upon Budget, even if the session takes longer than expected. Please include your budget in the Booking form, so that I can take that into account when planning your piece.
My minimum charge for a single session is $200.