HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO SESSION?
Be sure to eat a hearty meal at least 2-3 hours before your appointment to maintain a healthy blood-sugar level. Refrain from excessive drinking the night before your session. You're more than welcome to bring snacks, a change of clothes, a book, meals, or anything else that will keep you feeling comfortable during your appointment.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE CARE OF MY NEW TATTOO?
I like to use adhesive bandages to help promote quick, even healing. After leaving your session you can keep the sticky bandage on your new tattoo for 3-5 days. Remove the bandage early if any holes or leaks emerge. The bandage may fill with liquid, which is normal and doesn’t require bandage removal. If you have coconut oil on hand you can apply a light layer of coconut oil to the edges of the bandage 20 minutes prior to removal to loosen the adhesive. Before removing, soak the bandage or run under warm water for 3-5 minutes. Because of this step, it’s best to remove it when you’re in the shower. When you’re ready to peel the bandage off do so gently and slowly, taking care to pull parallel to your skin, not pulling away from your skin. Once the bandage is removed wash the area with warm water and a mild, unscented soap to remove any plasma or inky residue. Gently pat dry and apply a thin layer of unscented lotion the next morning. Now you can continue healing as normal. Wash your new tattoo every day with clean hands and a mild, unscented soap. Pat dry with a paper towel and apply a thin layer of unscented lotion (ex. Aveeno). Apply lotion once a day for two weeks or until tattoo has scabbed and peeled fully (do not over apply!).
DO YOU OFFER TOUCH-UPS?
I currently offer touch-ups one year from your original tattoo date. This price of this session is included in the cost of your tattoo and does not include any additional work.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am currently tattooing from my new shop Temperance Tattoo located at 236 Leavenworth St in San Francisco.
Recommended flat-rate parking garages can be found at 333 Jones St and 265 Eddy St.
WHAT IS THE DESIGN PROCESS?
Every tattoo I design is curated uniquely for every client. Your ideas and concept are important and together we can work towards an idea that can fundamentally and creatively be translated into a quality tattoo. We will first meet for a consultation to discuss the concept together.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING A CONSULTATION?
Your consultation is a time where we can discuss in-person your ideas for your new tattoo. Together we can discuss style, placement, size, and execution of your design. It is encouraged that you provide any reference photos for your ideas in an email format, so they may be added to your design file. In order to book an appointment after your consultation, a deposit will be required
HOW DOES THE DEPOSIT WORK?
A deposit is used to reserve your tattoo appointment. Deposits are an important part of the design process and enable me to dedicate time towards your drawing. This deposit is non-refundable and will be deducted from the full-price of your last tattoo session.
As part of deposit policy, you may forfeit your deposit if: you reschedule your appointment more than twice, are in excess of an hour late to your given appointment, or fail to reschedule 7 days prior to your appointment.
Normal deposits are $400/tattoo, however this number may vary according to size and complexity of the work.