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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TATTOOING & WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?

I have been cosmetically tattooing faces since 2016, operating a tattoo machine since 2017, and started tattooing bodies in 2021. I still consider myself a newbie and am currently establishing my "tattoo style". I am drawn towards realism, bold colour and illustrative work. To check out some of my favourite art work I have done, click here.

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU?

Please visit the contact page and fill out the contact form, I prefer requests via my provided form, or by email ashandinktattoo@gmail.com to help streamline my process. Provide as much detail as possible about the tattoo you are hoping to book. If you only have a general idea of what you want and are not sure about the rest, that's okay! An in-person, or over the phone, consultation can be booked so we can work together to realize your vision and discuss the details of your request.
*Please note you must be 18+ years to be tattooed, ID will be cited upon meeting.*

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE? WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

At a junior tattoo artist rate I charge $120.00 an hour plus gst.
Some available tattoo flash may be done at a fixed rate - usually at a discount!

Email transfer, cash, debit and credit are all accepted methods of payment.

DO I HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT? WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANCEL?

Every appointment is required to pay a $100.00 non refundable deposit in order to book a spot. This helps cover my drawing time and secures our time together. The deposit will come off your appointment fee. 

I please ask that you give at least 48 hours notice if wanting to reschedule a booked appointment. If given at least 48 hours we can reschedule your appointment and deposit. If unable to give 48 hours notice you will lose your deposit and another one will be required in order to book a new date. This policy is in place because if you reschedule an appointment within 48 hours it is very difficult for me to fill that spot on such short notice.

If you no show your appointment, you will be charged 50% of that booked appointment prior to booking in again. and you will forfeit your deposit. 
Fees are due over the phone, or by email transfer, prior to rebooking any appointments. 

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

The days leading up to your appointment I find it very helpful to stay well hydrated, getting a good amount of sleep, using a gentle body scrub on non delicate areas, and applying a moisturizing lotion daily. The more soft and supple your skin is, the easier I have at implanting ink!

The day of your appointment please try to eat a good meal (preferably protein rich) before your tattoo session. Sometimes we get so excited for a new tattoo that we forgo eating beforehand however skipping meals can hinder how long you can sit for, and/or make you nauseous or light headed. Also try to limit your caffeine intake prior to your appointment as too much caffeine can make you unable to sit still for long periods of time, and/or make the tattoo process more sensitive.
Lastly do not come to your appointment hungover, your body will not tolerate implanting ink into your skin.

For your appointment I recommend wearing comfortable clothing that is loose and easy to move out of the way from the area to be tattooed. I also recommend choosing clothes that you wouldn't mind if got stained, especially for medium to large tattoos. Things I recommend bringing to your appointment are books, headphones, easy snacks, and some water or fruit juice. You can also bring slippers, and a blanket or pillow to keep you warm and comfortable.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

You are paying for an artist's time, product and other expenses used to provide you with a service.
No refunds will be given for any reason on services.

Any concerns regarding the healed outcome of a tattoo will be addressed after adequate healing time (6-12 weeks) at a complimentary consultation, or touchup appointment.

Touchup appointment fees for cosmetic tattoos are not included in initial appointment costs, there is a cost of $100.00+ per touchup appointment. This will be discussed at your initial appointment. 

Touchup appointment fees for other tattoos are typically included in initial appointment costs, however there may be a cost of $60.00+ per touchup appointment. This will be discussed at your initial appointment. 

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