TYPES OF WORK
the work i do falls into 3 general categories, with some overlap. 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 piece only once, but i'm open to doing variations of existing pieces. freehand pieces are drawn directly onto the body, and take shape over the course of the session. The client always has input throughout the process. These tend to be more on the abstract side, and can be drawn to fit your body in a way that pre-drawn pieces can't. Most of my work falls into this category. Lastly, Custom pieces are designed ahead of time, based on your proposal for something that i'm interested in. Customs might be based on something I've done before on paper, or on previous tattoos i've done, or they could just be your own wild idea that you think would mesh well with my style.
I work out of 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, but there is a free bus that runs Monday-Saturday that can take you most of the way there.
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. 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 to secure your appointment. I'll give you the payment information VIA Email once you've submitted your booking form. 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 current rate is $75-$100 an hour, sliding scale. 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.
I tend to do highly detailed pieces with a lot of linework, which is time-intensive. my small to mid-sized pieces usually fall in the 2 to 4 hour range. 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 $100.
Please bring cash for the final payment.