How do I book an appointment?
Fill out my booking contact form.
Please email me or call the studio on (07) 3276 8718 to organise a consultation time if you would like to come into the studio to talk about your design and book your appointment.
Do I need to put down a deposit?
Yes. Bookings require a minimum $50 deposit for small tattoos and $100 for longer sessions.
As well as securing your appointment time, this amount is essentially your ‘drawing fee’ for your tattoo. This is not an extra cost as it is deducted from the total of your tattoo on the day of your appointment, or from the last session for ongoing work.
Deposits are non-refundable once the design has been drawn. This is to cover the time, labour and materials used to prepare your design.
If you cancel, fail to show up, or re-schedule your appointment with less than 48 hours notice, your deposit is forfeit.
How do I pay?
Deposits may be payed by paypal via the deposits page.
Payment on the day in Cash / EFTPOS facilities are also available, please note that a 3% surcharge applies for EFTPOS.
Do I need to do any preparation for my appointment?
Yes! It is very important to get a good night’s sleep and eat a decent meal before you get tattooed.
It also saves me an immense amount of time if you clipper or shave the area one day prior to the appointment.
Exfoliate and moisturise the area to be tattooed for a couple of weeks leading up to your appointment. This allows the stencil to hold for much longer, and makes the skin more supple to tattoo. And most importantly, slip, slop slap! Because if you get your skin sunburnt then you can’t get tattooed.
Bonus tip! If you would like to be super diligent, take a high strength vitamin C tablet daily for a least a fortnight prior to and after your appointment, to nourish the skin and promote healing.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
For all appointments is important to make sure to bring a valid piece of photo identification (i.e: driver’s license, passport, or other types of identification that include a photo and birth date). Without proper identification, you will be unable to fill out the mandatory release form and I will not be able to tattoo you.
For long sessions:
✦ Bring food, something to drink and some lollies or treats to keep your blood sugar levels up.
✦ Phone Charger
✦ An old towel. It’s much nicer to lay on during the hotter QLD weather when it gets sweaty.
Also make sure you wear clothes that you will be comfortable in/ don’t mind getting stained by ink/ allows easy access to the area being tattooed. If you need to get in a state of undress I highly recommend looking at options such as string bikinis, nipple pasties/stick on bras, wrap dresses, button up shirts or bringing an old towel or blanket to use.
How much will my tattoo cost? / How long will my tattoo take?
The answer to this varies on many factors such how detailed the design is, placement, skin type, colour or greywash, how still you sit etc. therefore can only be roughly quoted on a case by case basis.
Large/ongoing work is charged at an hourly rate of $180 p/h.
Smaller tattoos are quoted by piece.
As a general estimate full sleeves/ back jobs/ full torsos can take 25+ hours to complete.
I’m under 18, can I get tattooed?
No. It is illegal to tattoo a person under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent.
With the recent reforms these laws are now consistent Australia wide.
I’m breastfeeding, can I get tattooed?
For your health following childbirth it is recommended to wait at least nine months and until your baby is significantly weaned (that is, getting most of his/her nutrition from solids) before you get tattooed.
Can I see the sketch/drawing before the appointment?
I draw all my client’s tattoo designs up in order of appointments and due to my busy schedule you will need wait until the day of your appointment to see your design. Any minor changes can be made on the day.
As a professional artist, my understanding is that you have chosen me as your tattoo artist because you like my own artistic style, the quality of work I produce and have trust in me to create a design you will love. I make a concerted effort to understand your design request by asking as much information as possible from you via my online form, asking follow up questions for clarification and/or from an in person consultation.
This process enables me to spend more time drawing up rad designs.
Thank you so much for your understanding!
How do you pronounce your name?
‘Dray-ah’. Rhymes with John Mayer 😉
If your questions isn’t here, please feel free to ask me!
For all booking and quote enquiries, please email me via the booking contact form.