To book an appointment, check my schedule on my instagram or booking page. I'll be guesting at tattoo studios all over Australia. Keep an eye out for announcements about upcoming locations and dates, and submit your appointment requests through the booking page.
Yes, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your appointment in my calendar and cover administrative costs. The deposit will be deducted from the total cost of your tattoo upon completion.. Read the booking confirmation & deposit policy here.
Here are some preparation tips for your tattoo appointment:
Gently exfoliate and moisturize the area for a week before your appointment.
Don't moisturise on the day of your appointment.
Avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn or peeling skin.
Eat a carb-rich meal the day before and get a good night's sleep.
You can clipper or shave the area to save time and use a gentler razor.
Eat a large, nutritious meal before coming in; never come on an empty stomach.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting ink stained.
Bring food, snacks, sugary drinks, and treats to maintain blood sugar levels.
Bring Headphones and entertainment (audiobooks, music, Netflix) as great distractions.
Avoid drugs, alcohol, and excessive caffeine before your appointment.
Allow plenty of time for the session.
If your tattoo placement requires partial undressing, consider suitable clothing options or bring a cover-up like a towel or blanket.
Depending on the location to be tattooed consider strapless tops, nipple pasties/stick on bras, string bikinis, G-string underwear, wrap dresses, button up shirts or vests to wear backwards.
The time needed for your tattoo depends on size, color, location, your skin type, and how still you can sit. Coverups generally take longer than new tattoos. I'll give you an estimated time when you book.
My minimum rate is $200 per hour. Rates may vary at other studios, and some might charge more for hourly or piecework.
For a visual guide of how long some tattoos may take, please see this page here.
You'll see your tattoo design on the day of your booking. I gather detailed information to create a design you'll love, minimizing the need for major changes. Trust in my 11+ years of skills, experience and artistic licence, to deliver the best tattoo possible. If you admire my work, you'll likely be satisfied with what I create.
This approach encourages collaboration, avoiding design theft and third-party interference. Waiting until the appointment keeps the tattoo cost down as it minimizes back-and-forth communication and revisions. Discussing changes in person is quicker and clearer.
Small design changes are possible on the day, while major changes may require rescheduling with a new deposit, though it's rare. I'm pleased to share that 90% of the time, clients are happy with the design without further changes.
Consults are usually unnecessary, but we can schedule one if needed for clarification, tracings, or cover ups.
To ensure your appointment goes smoothly and I can focus solely on your tattoo, I kindly request that you come alone. My workspace is small, and having additional people can be distracting for both of us. If you have a genuine need to bring a support person due to medical reasons or other necessities, please let me know in advance so we can make suitable arrangements. Thank you for your understanding.
If you feel like you might be getting sick, please contact us immediately. We can discuss rescheduling options within the 72-hour cancellation/reschedule policy.
If you attend the appointment while sick, your immune system may be compromised, affecting both the tattoo process and your healing. Additionally, it could jeopardize the health of our artists and other clients. In such cases, we may need to cancel your appointment, and the deposit will be forfeited. Your understanding is appreciated.
Please note that during traveling and guesting periods, deposits cannot be carried over for appointment reschedules as my work periods are limited.
Bookings are limited, and I receive more inquiries than available spaces. As a result, not everyone who contacts me will secure an appointment. I prioritize design preferences, focusing on the style I'm currently emphasizing.
If you're interested in something similar to my recent work and open to my creative input, you have a higher chance of getting an appointment. Booking periods usually last one week to give everyone an opportunity to request an appointment. Please note that appointments are not on a first-come, first-served basis, and I don't maintain a waitlist. If you don't secure a booking in the current cycle, you can submit again when the next booking round opens.
Make sure you check your junk or spam folder as often my replies end up there!
When you submit a booking you will get an automatic reply. Due to the high volume of emails I am not always able to reply to everyone and will notify via Instagram when I have filled all the spots.
It takes 2-4 weeks to complete the admin and reply to all emails for a booking period. Sometimes it can take longer. Appointments are offered out in phases, and it takes time to get responses and confirmations. Your patience during this time is appreciated.
If you have emailed requesting an appointment when books are closed, you may not get a reply. Any appointment openings will be posted on Instagram.
Please email me via the contact page if you have any general questions.
Yes, all my inks are vegan.
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.
For legal reasons, tattooing while pregnant is not allowed.
If you are breastfeeding, getting a tattoo can impact your milk supply. It is advisable to wait for about nine months or until your baby is significantly weaned (relying mostly on solid foods) before getting a tattoo.
I only create custom tattoo designs for clients with confirmed appointments. The drawings are shown on the day of the booking.
If you live overseas or can't make an appointment, I'm unable to create a design for you.
Feel free to use my work for inspiration, but please find a local artist to create a unique design for you. Avoid copying existing tattoos or designs.
Yes, I take artwork commissions on a case by case basis.
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I can do cover-ups over existing tattoos, but each tattoo is evaluated individually. In most cases, laser treatment is necessary before tattooing over an existing tattoo, and it should be at least 6 months after your last laser session.
For tattooing over scars, they need to be fully healed for at least 2 years and no longer pink before I can consider it. As with cover-ups, each scar will be assessed before proceeding.
Large scale neo-traditional floral & fauna
✦ Large, because this style needs to be a decent size to fit all that detail in and keep it’s longevity as a tattoo.
✦ Consistency, continuing the same shapes and colours throughout a sleeve. Sticking to 2 or three elements or colours and repeating throughout a sleeve.
✦ Australian animals & plants (or any other plants and animals from around the world.)
✦ Full Colour
✦ Blackwork i.e. Solid black, Blacking out designs, Negative blackwork (blackwork filling behind designs).
✦ New and different plant animal species I haven't tattooed before. Especially the rare and unusual ones.
✦ Every skin tone is welcome! Tattoos are for everyone. Anyone can get colour! The technique changes a little for darker tones, I would be happy to talk you through it.
The most common reason I have to pass on a design is because a client's expectations of size is too small to accommodate the level of intricacy & detail I put into my work. To get better idea for the general sizing of my tattoos, take note of the size of the body part they are tattooed on.
Other than that I am generally happy to tattoo most things, however when I am spoiled for choice I will usually pick colour over greywash as it comes more naturally to me and I will choose subjects that haven't tattooed before over something I have tattooed many times as really enjoy a bit of variety.
For all other enquiries please email me via this page.