How do I book an appointment?
First, read through the Covid-19 rules just below, then thoroughly read the entire FAQ section further down. After that, you can fill out the Booking Form at the very bottom of this page. All consultations are done via email. In-person consults can be arranged only if necessary. Once an appointment date has been set, your booking will require a deposit to secure your appointment. Any custom design work is included in the cost of your tattoo.
COVID-19 RULES & REGULATIONS
Please make yourself familiar with these rules. Thank you.
All consults will be done via email only.
Please wait in the reception area upfront, until I receive you.
Currently, our shared workspace is very small, for this reason, we will be not allowing clients to bring anyone to their appointment.
At this time, tattoo studios are not required to ask for proof of vaccination.
Face masks are now OPTIONAL. If you would like staff to wear a mask, please let me know and we will be happy to do so.
If you have any signs of sickness, please reschedule your appointment and your deposit will remain in place, even if it is last minute. If you show up to your appointment with visible signs of sickness, you be sent home and your deposit voided. This includes a runny nose, cough, fever, sneezing, etc. I realize a lot of allergy symptoms may overlap, but unfortunately still apply. This stands regardless of Covid. We do not want to get sick or pass any kind of sickness onto our clients. Thank you for understanding.
How much does a tattoo cost? I am in the early stages of my tattoo apprenticeship because of this, I am currently charging $60/hr+tax. Anything over is 1/2-hour increments. My shop minimum is $60. Smaller pieces may be individually priced. All services have an added 5% GST tax.
Payment options I take credit cards, cash, and e-transfer. I do not take debit. A credit card is subject to an additional 3% interest charge.
Do you take payments? The short answer is no. Any money received before an appointment will be considered a deposit and is therefore non-refundable. If you’re comfortable and confident in sending larger amounts than the required deposit ahead of time, by all means, you’re welcome to do so! Payments can not be made once the tattoo is done. All money owed MUST be paid at the end of every appointment.
Can I see the artwork before my appointment? Sadly no. I do not send previews of designs ahead of time. This is industry standard and put in place for many reasons. You will see the design when you come for your appointment. If changes are required, I can make them then. If large changes are needed, your appointment will be re-booked for a later date. *For some large pieces an in-person preview apt. may be made.
Deposits All appointments require a non-refundable deposit, with no exceptions. Deposits are due UPON booking. This secures your appointment and covers my time. The deposit comes off the total price of the tattoo ONCE it is finished. This means that if you have a large piece requiring multiple appointments, it will come off the price of the very last appointment upon tattoo completion.
Deposit loss You risk the loss of a deposit for situations like the following. Cancelling an appointment in less than 48 hours’ notice, not showing, or showing up with a sunburn, being intoxicated, or “physically unprepared.” All result in the appointment being cancelled and the deposit lost. If I feel threatened, or I am mistreated in any way, I retain the right to cancel your appointment at any point in time. In this situation, your deposit will be lost, and you will likely not be welcomed back.
Potential deposit loss Your deposit will only cover the artwork that we have agreed upon via our conversations. You risk losing your deposit if you change your mind about the whole design. I have a very busy schedule and create each client’s artwork anywhere from days, weeks or even months before their appointment. This rule is in place to protect time spent creating custom artwork and to curb folks from being overly indecisive. I may be flexible on this rule and opt for the new proposed design if it fits better with my style, art direction, interest, etc. I don’t want anyone to feel ‘stuck’ with a particular design as this will be permanently on your body, however, I do have to cover my time.
Rescheduling If you are needing to reschedule your appointment, there must be at least 48 hours notice to keep your deposit. Less than that results in a lost deposit, and your new appointment will require a new one. If myself or my mentor Kya, has not heard from you within a maximum of two months of needing to reschedule, you risk loosing your deposit.
No Shows Failing to show up to your scheduled appointment will result in a loss of your deposit. I will wait up to 15 minutes. If I am not contacted at that time letting me know that you are running late, you forfeit your appointment. If it is an honest mistake of forgetting or miss-scheduling your appointment, please reach out to re-book. I will happily reschedule you, however, a new deposit will still be required.
*If the reason for rescheduling in less than 48 hours, or being a no-show is due to an emergency, please let me know. I understand these things happen and I will consider your situation.
Can I supply a tattoo design? Yes, and a no. If the art is of an existing tattoo design, or artwork you found online, I will only use it as inspiration, not as a direct reference. Please do not expect me to copy someone else’s work. That is plagiarism. I have respect for my fellow artists. All too often we have our artwork ripped off and never see a penny. If you like a particular art piece, please contact the artist who made it and get written permission to use it as a tattoo. Many artists are happy to do this and may grant free permission or require you to buy one of their prints or a tattoo voucher. Once I have the creator’s art waiver/ screenshot of approval, I would consider making a tattoo as close as possible to the original art. Please do not expect an exact copy.
The same applies to designs drawn by you, your family, your friend, etc. I may use it as a reference, but I will not promise to copy it. There are sentimental exceptions to this statement, such as if it is a doodle your child made, a parent’s handwriting, etc. In this case, it would be my pleasure to do this for you!
Tattoo design is more than what looks good on paper, as an artist, there is a lot to take into consideration. I work in many styles that are my own. I can do my best to match someone else’s, however, I would imagine that if you are booking with me, it’s because you’re a fan of my work, and would like something that I drew.
Do you tattoo children? No. I will only tattoo individuals aged 18+.
Can I stop in to talk without an appointment?/Do you have hours? Unless arranged ahead of time, please do not do this. I am purely appointment-based. I am only in the shop when I have appointments, otherwise, I am not there.
Touch Ups I offer one free touch-up a year after the initial appointment. Any later and it will require payment. If the touch-up needed is due to lack of care, scratching, swimming, sun, etc., it will require payment. Any “hard to heal” areas will not get free touch-ups (fingers, sides of feet, etc.)
Can I pay you for a tattoo design without an appointment? No. If you however are wanting to commission me for NON-TATTOO-related artwork, you can contact me via my email MysticCreations123@gmail.com.
Show off your art with pride!
I am offering every client the ability to purchase their tattoo as a high-quality, glossy, page-size print at $15 per print. This is a way for folks to collect, and showcase their tattoos differently. If you would be interested, please let me know. I can have the print available for pick-up at your appointment. *This offer only applies to custom artwork or re-usable flash I have designed. You can view my tattoo poster examples here.
Tattoo consent, disclaimer, and release form. If you would like to read our form before your appointment you can view it here. The same form will be made available for you to read and sign at your appointment.
Where are you located? I am sharing a studio space with my mentor Kya Dubois of Soul of the Boreal where I am still working under my brand – "Mystic Creations 123." Location Soul of the Boreal / Mystic Creations 123 tattoo studio is at 19c 9th Ave S., Cranbrook, BC in the “Brook Centre.” This is the same building as the B-104 and The Drive radio stations - directly across from Bodytalk.
When arriving, please take a seat in our waiting room, I will come to greet you when I am ready to receive you. PLEASE make an appointment before showing up! Even if it’s only for a 5-minute chat.
* When submitting your booking form please allow a couple of days for me to get back to you. Thank you for your patience.