FAQ

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. I do appreciate if you can fill out the form beforehand so I may build on your notes.

Do I need to put down a deposit?

Yes. Bookings require a minimum $50 deposit for small tattoos and $100 for longer sessions (half day to full day).

What is the purpose of the deposit?

The deposit is paid to protect both your and your tattoo artist’s time. Once you have paid the deposit, your appointment time is secured and is no longer available to other clients. In the event of a late appointment change or no-show the deposit helps to compensate for the tattoo artist’s time spent consulting with you, designing your tattoo and the loss of income during the time that was scheduled for your appointment.

Please see the deposit page for full deposit terms.

How do I pay?

Deposits may be payed by paypal via the deposits page.

Payment on the day in Cash is preferred.

EFTPOS facilities are also available, please note that a 3% surcharge applies.

Do I need to do any preparation for my appointment?

Fill up on carbohydrates the day before to stock up your body’s glycogen stores. It is also 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.

Most importantly, slip, slop slap! Because if you get your skin sunburnt you CANNOT 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/snacks, something to drink and some lollies or treats to keep your blood sugar levels up.
✦ Phone Charger
✦ If you tend to get sweaty, an old towel in summer is handy. It’s much nicer to lay on than our plastic based hygienic bed coverings.

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 recommend looking at options such as string bikinis, nipple pasties/stick on bras, wrap dresses, button up shirts/vests or bringing an old towel or blanket to use to cover up if you feel the need. FYI our toilet facility requires a short trip outside.

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. The booking form and consultation process ensure I have all the right information I need to draw your design that you will love.

99% of the time everyone loves the design I have prepared! If you arrive and don’t like the design I have prepared at all, I’m not going to force you get it tattooed. I can reschedule the appointment to revise the design if I don’t have time to change it on the day. Please note this is different to if I have followed your instructions but you change your mind last minute. In this instance I will need to charge an additional drawing fee if I have already drawn the design.

Do you use vegan ink?

Yes, all my colour and greywash inks are vegan and I have a vegan option for outlining ink.

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.