Thank you for your interest in being tattooed by me- please review the FAQ below before reaching out with questions, as they may be answered here. If they aren't, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Hi! My name is Grace and I tattoo out of a fully AHS-inspected private studio in Bridgeland, Calgary. My pronouns are She/Her. I have a Bachelor's of Fine art degree in Drawing, and I did conventional tattoo apprenticeship at Radio Block Tattoo in Calgary. I am currently in my third year of tattooing. I work by appointment only, and you can fill out a booking form to request an appointment at any time- note that I usually book 2 - 6 weeks out. Please read the info below before filling out a booking form and email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any additional questions.
Rate and Costs
My hourly rate is $180 and my minimum for tiny tattoos is $105. I price all tattoos via a flat-rate- this means that when you submit your booking form, I will give you a flat-rate quote taking into account the size and placement of your tattoo. This rate may also take into account things like difficulty of subject matter and placement. This way, you know exactly what your tattoo will cost on the day of your appointment. Any changes to size, color or placement may affect this quoted price- I will always communicate when I expect the quoted price to change.
Once I receive a booking form from you, I will get back to you via email or phone within 3 business days to let you know if and when I can take on your tattoo project. I will give you a flat-rate price for the tattoo once we have established budget, size, placement and color choices. I will send along some dates that I have open, depending on your schedule. Once we agree on a date, you will need to pay a $50 - $150 deposit to hold your appointment date. This is non-refundable but comes off of your total on the day of your appointment. If you are getting a custom tattoo, I will show you your drawing on the day of your appointment. At this time, you will be able to request changes if desired. Very few tattooers will send artwork prior to a session, and I do appreciate your trust in this process! Please note that I will never do 'speculative' work where I draw or sketch a tattoo idea for you before a deposit is paid.
I accept payment via cash, debit cards and e transfers. 5% gst will be added to your remaining total on the day of your appointment.
I require a $50 - $150 deposit sent via etransfer to confirm any appointment, or to hold any flash piece. Please do not submit a booking form if you are not financially able to put down a deposit at that time. Deposits are non-refundable and come off of your tattoo cost on the day of the appointment. Once we have confirmed a date and details for your appointment, I will request that you send a deposit to me.
I require 48 hours notice to rebook appointments. Notice must be sent clearly via email. Earlier is always better. If you send the notice less than 48 hours prior to your appointment- I will make a decision as to whether your deposit will be carried over to a future booking. If the reason is legitimately beyond your control, I am usually very flexible and understanding! No-showing or cancelling very close to your appointment time (the same day) will always result in a forfeit of your deposit and you will need to pay a new deposit in order to rebook. For Covid-19 related reschedules, you will always keep your deposit- but I request that you give me as much notice as possible.
Things that I enjoy tattooing
Please take a look through my portfolio and Instagram to see my recent work if you're curious as to what I like to do! In general, I love doing nature and fantasy imagery- such as flowers, animals, pets, human figures, elves, fairies and outdoor scenes. I am very interested of fantasy, science fiction and vintage botanical or childrens' illustration. I am also happy to do anime and pop culture characters, as long as I can interpret them in my style.
I generally work with detailed fine lines and pops of color. I am happy to do color or blackwork, flash and custom tattoos. I enjoy working on tattoos of all sizes- from tiny pieces to full sleeves or other large projects. If you are not sure if I'm right for your project but are curious, feel free to send me an email or submit a booking form. I will redirect you to a different artist if I feel that they are a better fit for your idea!
Things that I won't tattoo
I will not copy other current artists' work without explicit permission (historical art is fine). I will not copy images found on google / pinterest / instagram. I do not do white ink tattoos or UV tattoos. I can't do photorealism and am not interested in directly copying photos / illustrations / graphics that already exist. I won't tattoo logos or highly graphic images. I will not tattoo hands, palms, necks, faces, fingers. I will not do patternwork, geometry, mandalas. I will not tattoo any racist / hatefully / appropriative content. I refuse the right to not accept a project for any reason, and will always try to redirect you to a different artist who might have a more relevant style for projects that I do not accept.
Touchups are to fix up small healing issues which may naturally occur during a tattoo's healing process. This can include filling in lines or color that fall out during the heal. It is often not necessary to touch up a healed tattoo, and touchups are always free within 1 year of the original appointment, and within reason. If you feel that your tattoo needs a touchup, please submit a booking form 1-3 months after getting the tattoo and I will get back to you to book you in. Touchups are not intended to 'refresh' a tattoo at the year mark- if I feel that a tattoo looks fine and does not actually require a touchup, I may charge a fee for the session or encourage you to not bother with the session.
I only tattoo folks that are over 18. You must bring a valid photo id to your session. I will not tattoo minors, even with guardian consent.
Please contact me via email at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.