When will your bookings re-open?

My next Open Booking period is currently on hold. I'm in the process of catching up on appointments postponed due to Covid shutdowns and addressing some setbacks with my back. For the latest booking announcements, please consider following me on Instagram or subscribing to my mailing list.


Is there any way to get a tattoo from you outside of Open Booking periods?

In response to frequent requests, I've introduced an Express Booking Service for those who prefer not to wait for an Open Booking period. You can find detailed information here.


Can you tattoo a design in your style, based on another artist's work?

I only tattoo original art that I create myself, I don’t copy, redraw or recreate other artists' work. While I can use a piece of art as a loose reference to craft something unique for you, rest assured that the final design will differ sufficiently from any reference to avoid being a copy or knockoff.


Do you offer full-color tattoos in your style?

I specialize in black ink with the occasional minimal color accent, and I do not provide full-color work.


This one tattoo you did is my favorite, is it okay for me to have another artist copy that design for me so I can have it too? Do you sell designs that you’ve already done for other clients?

No and no. When I design a custom tattoo for a client it is for them only, and I would never want to have it copied for anyone else. Please respect other people's rights to have an original piece of work, and consider a unique design for yourself.


I live far away from you, can I commission you to create artwork for me and have it tattooed by another artist?

I don't create designs for other artists to tattoo. My approach to tattooing involves a unique artistic vision, and I prioritize ensuring the technical execution matches that vision. Additionally, I invest considerable time in crafting each design, often more than the actual tattooing process itself. Consequently, it doesn't align with my practice to create designs that I won't personally tattoo. However, if you're interested in commissioned artwork for other purposes, I'm more than happy to discuss those opportunities.


Can I commission you to create non-tattoo artwork for me?

Yes, I'm always happy to receive inquiries for commissioned artwork not intended for tattooing.


Should I tip?

It's customary to tip your artist if you’re satisfied with your tattoo and the service you receive. A gratuity of 15-20% of the total cost, including the deposit, is appreciated. However, any token of gratitude is welcomed.


What if I have an appointment but I'm not feeling well?

For your well-being and the safety of others, I will not tattoo anyone who is sick, showing symptoms of illness, not fully recovered, or contagious in any way. If you decide to show up to your appointment and you are ill or are showing any symptoms of illness I’ll ask you to come back when you are better, so if you are not feeling well for any reason please stay home, rest up, and reschedule your appointment for when you are fully recovered.


Are you planning to travel to other cities soon?

I currently have no upcoming travel plans. My primary studio is Alleged Arts in Seattle, WA. Any travel updates will be announced on my mailing list and on Instagram as soon as they are finalized.


Do you have prints or other artwork for sale?

I occasionally offer prints, limited edition artwork, apparel and accessories for sale exclusively at my online shop.


Can I get an apprenticeship from you?

At the moment, I am not accepting apprentices. There’s a wealth of valuable information available online on how to get an apprenticeship or get started tattooing safely. If you choose not to pursue an apprenticeship, or one isn’t available to you, please consider undertaking basic bloodborne pathogens training before starting out. 

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