Deposit and Billing Policy
At the time of your consultation, a (non-refundable) deposit is taken to secure your appointment spot(s) which allows your artist to start working on your design (Generally either $50 to one hour of the artists rate, or more at the artists discretion for large-scale designs). We have a copy available here at the shop for your reference, of our policies on change and cancellations to your design or appointment. Thank you for your cooperation in this, as short notice changes to our schedule cause us to lose tattooing and drawing time, when other clients are waiting for availability as well. We truly appreciate your understanding.
A tattoo deposit is taken at the time of a consultation with an artist to begin work on a tattoo design, and to hold a tattoo appointment thereafter. The amount of the deposit ranges from $50 and up depending on an artists discretion.
All tattoo deposits are non-refundable.
For multi-session tattoos, the deposit will be held as payment of the last session of the tattoo.
Upon paying a deposit I acknowledge that I have communicated my tattoo design idea to the artist to my satisfaction, and have reviewed the artist's prior works to decide that the artist can implement my idea to my satisfaction. I understand that creating a tattoo design based on a client's concept is subjective, and that variations may exist between my concept and the finished design. If the finished design is not to my liking, minor changes will be made at the artist's discretion. However, I understand that subsstancial changes to the design or the request of an entirely new drawing or draft will require a new deposit, and the original deposit will be forfeited as payment for the artist's draw time.
No drawings or drafts are emailed or otherwise previewed to clients before their scheduled appointment time.
A deposit will also be forfeited in full in the case of:
I do not appear for my tattoo appointment;
I cancel or reschedule an appointment without giving at least 48 hours notice;
I arrive 20 minutes late or more to a tattoo appointment;
I reschedule 3 or more times for any sessions of the same tattoo, regardless of notice;
I fail to reschedule a new appointment within 30 days of a cancelled appointment;
I arrive to a tattoo appointment without a physical government-issued identification (i.e. state ID, drivers license, passport, military ID)
I am under the legal age (18);
I am noticeably under the influence of a substance that may cause inebriation;
I am physically unable to be tattooed due to skin condition/damage (sunburn, abrasions, scarring, ect.);
I understand that I will be billed at the artist's current hourly rate, starting at my scheduled appointment time, for all tattooing and tattooing related services, including, but not limited to:
Lateness on client's part for any reason;
All breaks during the tattoo appointment requested by client;
Any touch-up work needed as a result of negligent aftercare of the tattoo, or any touch-up work requested 6 months or more after the initial application of the tattoo.
I understand that payment is due at the time of services rendered.