Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Best Way To Schedule With You?
The best way to schedule is to check regularly on the CONTACT page to see when my books are opening. Due to my travel/life/schedule changes, I have yet to design a perfect booking process and my system changes every few months. Please bear with me, and just check in regularly to see what I’m up to. I typically post about booking on Instagram before I update my website, so check there too.
What’s up with the tarot readings?
I have been reading tarot cards for most of my life and have recently begun incorporating my tarot/witchcraft practice into my tattoo practice. I usually perform tarot readings/spells with all of my clients before their appointments. The readings are used as a way of opening conversation about the deeper meanings associated with their tattoo, the symbolism behind their design choices, and the overall goals the client has for this moment in their life. I invite my clients to acknowledge the reasons they are deciding to change their bodies, and to allow the ritual of their tattoo (the design, the sitting, as well as the aftercare) to become a magical conduit for change in their life. I encourage my clients to meditate on their reading during their sitting, and will help guide them through some self exploration and open conversation about their reading as we tattoo. After the tattoo is finished, I’ll provide my clients with aftercare that includes focused emotional work, as well as the basic cleaning and aftercare guidance, for the two weeks following their appointment.
What is your deposit policy
A DEPOSIT is a Down Payment for a Tattoo. The deposit locks in a date/time on my calendar for you to receive your Tattoo. Your deposit shows your commitment to honor your appointment day/time. Also, to complete your tattoo in a timely manner.
Deposits are required for all appointments. (except Walk-Ins)
Deposits range from $100-200 depending on the size and complexity of the design.
This deposit comes off the price of your last Tattoo session.
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Deposits are not to purchase the artwork itself. Deposit does not give you the permission to use my artwork for logos, shirt designs or any commercial use, for profit or hobby.
You will FORFEIT your Deposit
If I have drawn your design and you just decide not to get tattooed.
You change the design/subject matter.
If you are a NO CALL, NO SHOW or CANCEL without 48 hours notice, you will need to put down another deposit to reschedule, you will lose your deposit
If you show up more than 15 Minutes Late, without a phone call.
If 1 year goes by without a scheduled appointment, you forfeit your deposit.
If you reschedule more than two times.
If you need to reschedule your appointment, your deposit will continue to be applied to your final tattoo session provided that you give 48 hours advanced notice.
When will I see my drawing?
For most of my appointments, I draw the design of the tattoo directly onto the skin with sharpie the day of the appointment. The drawing is done after an extensive consultation about the design, subject matter, symbolism, and emotional reasons for the tattoo. This consultation may include tarot reading or meditation as a way of digging out ideas. If for some reason, your tattoo requires a drawing be done ahead of time, I will usually draw the night or morning before the appointment, so you will not see your drawing until the day of your appointment. If you want to make small changes, this is not a problem. Larger changes might require a total redraw. This is very rare, but will probably result in needing to be rescheduled — I pride myself on this almost never happening.
How Much Do You Charge?
My rate is usually around $150-$200/hour (depending on the city/shop that I am working in). My daily minimum for the first session of a tattoo is $600 (as I am not currently booking appointments for tattoos that I expect to take less than 4 hours). For follow up appointments, there is no minimum, I simply charge by the hour. The total cost of the tattoo is dependent on how long it takes to complete (which depends on the size, design, your skin, and detail level of the piece). The best way to get an accurate estimate of tattoo cost is to talk to me directly about your ideas.
Where Are You Located?
My home base is in Missoula Montana - Where I own and operate Witch of the Woods Tattoo. I frequently visit: Eugene, Austin, Portland, Denver, LA, NYC, and Philadelphia. I am open to visiting anywhere in the world -- Please reach out if you'd like me to come to your area and I'll see if I can make it work! I keep a call list for different cities and would be happy to add you to it.
How Far Do You Book Out?
I typically plan my schedule out 2-6 months in advance. I rarely book anything further than 6 months away.
Can I Get your Tarot Artwork Tattooed by another artist?
I do not approve of having my artwork taken to other artists for tattoos. I fully encourage the use of my art as inspiration for custom artwork, but not for reproduction… partially because this is rude to me, partially because this is rude to the other tattoo artist, and mostly because NONE of the tarot cards are actually designed to be tattooed into skin. Please just don’t. Thank you.