TATTOO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Do you offer colour tattoos?  Yes, I offer colour, black-outlined, and black-outlined with shading.

Do you offer custom tattoos?  Yes. Looking for a one-of-a-kind custom tattoo? I got you! Let's bring your dream tattoo to life!

Do you have repeatable pre-made tattoo designs (flash?) Yes. I have lots of premade, repeatable flash designs available year-round, which can be viewed here. For an additional cost, I can add colour, or merge/tweak designs. 

What does your availability look like?  I have a very flexible approach to booking and am happy to work with your schedule. The earliest I start any day is 11 am. Evening and weekend appointments are often available. :) On the booking form please disclose what days/times work best for you. Once we have discussed your tattoo, I will respond with available dates and times.  

How much does a custom tattoo cost? 
As of February 1st, 2024, I will have completed my apprenticeship under Kya Dubois of Soul of the Boreal Tattoo Studio. My rates have been updated to reflect this. (Projects currently underway will be done at my old set of rates until each project's completion.)  
Black - $100 + 5% GST. / Hour. This applies to areas that require “Blackwork.” (Outlining, filling, and shading.)      
Colour $80 + 5% GST. / Hour. I have less experience with colour, so, you get a discount, while I hone my skillset without pressure. 😊 If colour and black are done in the same session, I note the time of each and add them at the end of the appointment. 

Smaller pieces may be individually priced. All services have an added 5% GST tax. Anything over an hour is done in 1/2-hour increments.

Adoptable tattoos Unlike my repeatable, pre-made flash tattoo designs, my adoptables are unique, one-time/limited-run tattoo designs. Once they are gone, they are gone! Each design is individually priced, with the ability to break up their cost over sessions. Learn more about them here.

Payment options I take cash and e-transfer. If you would like to pay with cash, please know I am unable to offer change.

Do you take payments?  Other than for my adoptablesNo. Any money received before an appointment will be considered a deposit and is therefore non-refundable. If you’re comfortable with 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. 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 an industry-standard and is 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. 

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, The deposit will come off the price at the last appointment upon tattoo completion.

Deposit loss  You risk the loss of a deposit for situations like the following. Cancelling an appointment with 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 or anyone at the studio feel threatened or are 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. 

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.

Rescheduling If you need to reschedule, 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 I or my mentor Kya, has not heard from you within a maximum of two months of needing to reschedule, you risk losing your deposit.

Can I supply a tattoo design? Possibly. 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 ticket. 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.

Who WON’T you tattoo?  Individuals under the age of 18, expecting, or breastfeeding mothers, or individuals under the influence of a substance.

Guests You may bring one special person not receiving a tattoo to your appointment. No children under the age of 13 may enter the tattoo studio. All guests, like our clientele, are expected to be courteous to others or may be asked to leave.

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 payment will be required. 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 (hands, behind ears, feet, etc.) I offer my clients discounted rates for touch-ups.

Numbing Cream If you wish to use numbing cream for your appointment, that is your choice, your cost and your responsibility to follow the proper instructions ahead of your appointment. However, due to the interfering nature of many numbing ointments, the use of numbing cream will void any free touch-ups and you will be required to pay for touch-ups if they are needed. I generally recommend against numbing cream as it can affect the quality of the tattoo. It does not tend to last long, which can result in a “light switch effect”, where (if sitting for a good chunk of time) all of the raw pain numbed will come flooding in all at once. Ultimately this is up to you. If you would like to use numbing cream for an appointment, please let me know in advance and I can send you further information on the topic.

Can I pay you for a tattoo design without an appointment?  No. However, if you want to commission me for non-tattoo-related artwork, you can contact me via my email MysticCreations123@gmail.com.

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 at Fifth Avenue Plaza's shared tattoo studio. Located at 106 Van Horne St. S., Cranbrook. (In the big white building., We are next to Sidekick Stickers.) Currently there is no overhead signage, we have a rainbow door with the tattoo collective’s names and respective businesses listed. Extra parking is around the right side of the building, down the alley a bit.

tattoo booking info & application form

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tattoo & consult booking form

How do I book a tattoo appointment? Please read ALL the information below, answer the questions, and apply via the booking form at the bottom. This is a one time process. Existing clients do not need to re-apply via the booking form. They can follow up with the last email sent, including the new information about their desired tattoo, or touch up appointment.

COVID-19 RULES & REGULATIONS

  • All consults will be done via email only.
  • 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 will 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
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