TATTOO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Do you offer Consultations?  Yes, Consultations  are done via email. Ocassionally I will offer a free half-hour consultation at the studio for complex pieces.

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. 

What does your availability look like?  I have a 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 tattoo cost? 

  • 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. 
  • Small  custom 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.
  • Repeatable flash items are individually priced and can be viewed here. 


Payment  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 more than the required deposit ahead of time, you’re welcome to do so. Money owed MUST be paid at the end of every appointment.

Can I see the artwork before my appointment?  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.

Deposits  All appointments require a non-refundable deposit, which 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. If  your tattoo requires multiple sessions, the deposit will come off at the last appointment upon the tattoos 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  anyone at the studio feels threatened, or are mistreated in any way, I retain the right to cancel your appointment at any point in time. Your deposit will be lost, and you will likely not be welcomed back.
  • 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. I realize a lot of allergy symptoms may overlap, but unfortunately still apply. This stands regardless of Covid. I do not want to get sick or pass any kind of sickness onto my clients/coworkers.
  • 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. 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, interest, etc. I don’t want anyone to feel ‘stuck’ with a permanant design, however, I do have to cover my time. 
  • If you do not go forward with a booked tattoo appointment, I am willing to hold onto deposits for a maximum of  3 months without a new appointment being scheduled before the deposit is considered lost. It is up to each client to keep track of the time. Please keep me updated,  I will do my best to work with you.
  • Failing to show up to your scheduled appointment. I will wait up to 15 minutes. If I am not contacted 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  have not heard from you within a maximum of 3 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. 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.  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, everyone is 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, no. 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. 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.)

Numbing Cream If you wish to use numbing cream, that is your choice, your cost and your responsibility to follow the proper instructions ahead of your appointment. Due to the interfering nature of many numbing ointments, the use of them will void any free touch-ups and you will be required to pay for them if they are needed. I generally recommend against numbing cream as it can affect the quality of the tattoo. The pain relief 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, the choice is yours. 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 for a tattoo design without an appointment?  No. If you want to commission me for non-tattoo-related artwork, contact me at MysticCreations123@gmail.com.

Tattoo consent, disclaimer, and release form If you would like to read the consent form before your appointment you can view it here. 

Accessibility  The shared studio space is accessible to all bodies and mobility accessories. If you require any additional support (physical, mental or emotional) please let me know before your appointment, and I will do my best to accommodate you!

  • My table is rated for up to 350 lbs. Please let me know if you exceed this, I am happy to make accommodations to ensure your comfort and safety.
  • Scents Incense, herbs, and essential oils are used in the studio. Aside from our disinfecting supplies, we avoid synthetic fragrances. Please let me know ahead of time if you are sensitive to scents, and I will do my best to accommodate you.
  • Sounds We play a mix of music that is generally calming. Many folks (including those with auditory sensitivities.) have commented on how relaxing they find it

 

Location   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 simply reply to the last email sent, and include information about their desired tattoo/touch-up.

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