Frequently Asked Questions
How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?
You must be at least 18 years old to get a tattoo. In a very few cases, I tattoo 16-17 year-old youth upon parental consent signed on site by a parent or a legal guardian. Please note that I reserve the right, at any time, to reject a project that, I believe, may become a potentially regrettable tattoo later.
What is the price of a tattoo?
The price of tattoos is always estimated on site by the artist. Hence, you have to make an appointment in order to know the price of your tattoo No quote will be doneover Facebook, email or phone.
For simple pieces, I usually provide a unit price . right on the spot. However, for more complex ones (half-arm, arm, shoulder, half-leg, back, etc.), the cost is based upon an hourly rate.
How to make an appointment for a tattoo?
To book an appointment, you can either call (418) 755-0290 send an email, or fill out the form on the contact page, then make a deposit to the studio to confirm the appointment (call before coming to the studio to make your deposit).
For big or custom projects, an initial consultation is required (read the following section for more information on the initial consultation).
How tattoo consultation works?
The consultations are usually done from Monday to Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (or upon prior agreement with the artist based on your availability). It is important to schedule an appointment for your consultation over the phone at (418) 755-0290.
During the consultation, you meet the artist to discuss your project, to show your reference images and to share your preferences so that he can come up witha sketch: a price and time quote for the completion of your project and his availability to do your tattoo.
P.S.: No drawings will be sent over in advance via Facebook or email. No photograph of the drawing will be allowed. The drawing will only be available the day you get your tattoo done unless there is an agreement with the artist.
What is a deposit?
To make an appointment and to obtain a drawing, I request a minimum deposit of $50 which whichdeductible from the final price of the tattoo (the amount of the deposit varies depending on the complexity of the body artwork).This deposit (non-refundable) prevents me from working on projects that are not serious or unlikely to materialize.
The deposit is never non-refundable, This deposit (non-refundable) prevents me from working on projects that are not serious or unlikely to materialize. If you cannot attend your scheduled appointment, please give us at least 48 hours’ notice so you don’t lose your deposit! Otherwise, the deposit will be used to compensate the preparation time of the room and the time reserved for your session.
How to prepare yourself for a meeting with your tattoo artist (before coming to the consultation)?
The first step is to know what you want! A tattoo is for life, so I can’t tell what you want on you for the rest of life. As soon as you have made up your mind, I will be able to suggest styles, ways to represent your subject, supporting elements or backgrounds.
But it is very important that you have a clear idea of your subject first!
You can do a little research on what you have in mind, using search engines such as Google Image, to look at what is being done as a tattoo with your subject and the supporting elements, and then prepare a folder with reference images on a USB key.
How does a tattoo session take place?
I will show you the drawing. If there are any minor changes to make, I will make the final adjustments before tattooing you. If the modifications are exhaustive, I will suggest booking another appointment so I can rework on the drawing. When everything is approved, we start the tattoo!
Important: Tattoos are paid for session by session, for the work that was performed that day.
Children is not allowed in the parlor because of the dangerous material available in the studio and also because I want to create a quiet atmosphere.
You can bring a lunch or a snack if the scheduled session requires break times.
Dress accordingly depending on where you are getting a tattoo (jersey, camisole) and wear comfortable clothes (ink may stain clothes, so wear something old, yet clean).
To reach the most relaxed state during the session, I suggest you listen to your favorite music (on your personal device with small headphones).
What are the hygiene standards during a tattoo session?
When it comes to tattoos, tattoo studios should have high standards of hygiene so you can go there with confidence.
Tattooing involves a skin penetration. This is a potential entry for infectious agents, at the time of the tattoo process, but also during the healing period that follows. That is why I ensure safe practices by using sanitized equipment.
I carefully proceed in compliance with cleanliness and infection controlmoins de risque possible in order to work under optimal sanitary conditions to lower the possible risk of a health hazard.
1) I use disposable material, sterile needle cartridges (sterilized by the manufacturer).After each client, used material is thrown at a disposal container intended for that purpose, and once it is full, a specialized agency will come pick it up and safely discard its content.
2) The studio staff must thoroughly wash their hands before and after each procedure as well as wearing disposable gloves during the tattoo process.
3) Disinfection of the skin.
4) Cleanliness of premises and furnitureThe room, furniture and equipment are disinfected before and after each tattoo session. The furniture and accessories that must be touched during the session are covered with bags or wrapped in plastic film discarded at the end of each session to avoid any risk of contamination.
5) The customer’s tattoo is disinfected and protected with a bandage before he leaves the studio.
6) A tattoo aftercare guide with all its steps is given to the client.
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