How do I book an appointment? You can inquire about booking an appointment by clicking the "Book Now" link at the top of the page and submitting a consultation form. Due to the high volume of requests I get, it may take a week or so for me to get back to you. Please be patient!
How long is the wait before I can expect to see you? The first step will be an in person consultation where we will go over your ideas, take measurements and collect the drawing fee. At this time we will also set your appointment. I usually have consultation appointments available within a couple of weeks. Depending on the time of year and my availability, there is usually around a 2-4 month wait for tattooing appointments.
What is your rate? Do you have a minimum? My rate is $125/hour, my minimum is $100. I will often have pre made drawings available at discounted prices in the "available designs" section of this website. I do have gift certificates available, just ask! I accept cash, debit and all major credit cards. I typically do not accept pre-payments for large tattoos, I prefer that you pay for each appointment as you go.
Where are you located? Forbidden Body Art on SE Stark and 85th in Portland, OR
Do you require a drawing fee or a deposit? I require a $20 drawing fee that is collected at the in person consultation appointment. This fee is non-refundable and covers my time creating your design. It is not credited to your tattoo appointment. This fee includes any changes to your original design idea once the initial design is sent to you. Since the design is for your tattoo appointment, I will not provide access to the final design if you cancel your appointment. This keeps customers from taking my designs to other artists to have them tattooed at a cheaper rate.
What is the design process like? I work on customer designs at least 5 days before your tattooing appointment. I will send you a first draft and expect any feedback or changes that you would like to the design. It is important that you reply clearly and in a timely manner to make the design process go as smoothly as possible. Once I have your initial feedback, I will make any changes or finalizations to the design and send you another draft. I will send these draft via email or text based on the information you give me on your consultation form.
What should I do if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment? Please contact me via text or email as soon as you know that you need to cancel or reschedule. Since I don't charge a deposit, there is no monetary attachment to your appointment but it is respectful to give me as much notice as possible. If you need to reschedule, I will try to get you in as soon as possible but there is no guarantee that I will be able to fit you in before my next available appointment.
Is there any chance that I can get in sooner? Cancellations are fairly common depending on the season and there is an option on the consultation form to be contacted in case of a cancellation. What type of equipment do you use? I typically use needle cartridge rotary machines, single-use disposable materials, and Eternal Inks. Our studio has aftercare products available for purchase as well as anesthetics that can possibly be used during the tattooing process.
I think my tattoo is infected, what should I do? If you think your tattoo may be infected, please contact me immediately via text or email. Send pictures and a description of your concerns.