Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
How do I schedule an appointment?
-Click on the "book an appointment" link, read everything on that page, and if you would like to move forward with making an appointment -- you can schedule it yourself! If you'd like to have a consultation prior to scheduling, please call me or email me and we can get something set up.
How long are you booked out? How long will I have to wait to get tattooed?
- My calendar is open three months at a time — if you can only get tattooed on a weekend, please plan ahead! You're more than welcome to view it by following the "book an appointment" link
I emailed you, when will you respond?
- I usually sit down on Monday or Tuesday to respond to all of my incoming messages from the previous week. If you need to get in touch with me right away -- please call my cell phone. My number is 614-364-3047. Please be respectful of the time you're calling or texting as this number is my personal cell phone. If I don't answer right away, I am either tattooing or I am busy --please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can -- please don't call 5 or 10 times if I don't pick up or send me texts after midnight.
Where are you located?
- I tattoo full time at sero tattoo and I am stopping by Short North Tattoo as often as my schedule permits. If you would like to meet with me about a tattoo or a potential tattoo, please schedule an appointment for a consultation with me so I can give you my full and undivided attention. Send me a text or call me and we can set up a consultation.
How much will my tattoo cost?
- To be completely honest, I have no idea how much your tattoo will cost and it is impossible for me to estimate via email, text, or phone — even if you send me a photo. The easiest way to get an idea of how much something will cost is to set up a consultation with me and we can talk about size, placement, and your expectations of detail in your design.
How do you quantify cost?
- Cost will be dependent on a few things. Size, complexity, and placement will all play a factor into cost. Any tattoo that is one session, I will usually price that tattoo "per piece" — which means we will agree on a price prior to beginning the tattoo and it will cost that amount no matter how long it takes. The last thing I want is to be focused on the clock — and I don't want you to be focused on the clock either. I require a $100 deposit to schedule any appointment. If you click on the "Book an Appointment" button you will find all of the information you need!
Can I see my drawing before our appointment? Will you send it to me?
- The short answer to this question is no. Due to time constraints I will usually work on your drawing the night before and day of to make sure your design is fresh in my mind. I don't send out artwork via email or text.
Can I bring friends with me?
- Yes, having someone with you to pass the time is completely fine with me...but please don't bring all of your friends. We only allow one person to sit with you during the tattoo process and if you plan on bringing a friend, please bring someone with you that levels you out. I want to focus on your tattoo and only focus on your tattoo. We work in a very calm and relaxing environment and having loud and boisterous people tends to make things very hectic. We are altering your body for the rest of you life and one small misstep can mean the difference between the perfect tattoo and a huge mistake. Your tattoo will be there forever, you can show your friends when we're done -- I'll even take photos for you.
What should I wear?
- You can wear whatever you would like. Wear clothing that is comfortable and conducive to getting tattooed. For example, if you're getting your thigh tattooed, wear or bring shorts. If you're getting your upper arm tattooed -- bring a tank top or camisole. etc..
it is possible that your clothes will end up with tattoo pigment on them...please don't wear anything new and fancy, I would hate to ruin your favorite shirt or pants.
Ladies, If you are getting a tattoo on your ribs or side, it is super helpful to bring a button up shirt that you can turn around and have your side completely exposed while keeping your breasts covered. More often than not, I will ask that you remove any constricting articles of clothing (bras, sports bras, camisoles, etc.) so there isn't any deviation of skin tension. If you are getting tattooed where there is a lot of skin elasticity, I will most likely put the stencil on and then have you run to the bathroom and look at the stencil in the nude to make sure it is absolutely perfect...I would rather stencil twice than have you unhappy with the placement of the tattoo or how it looks when you see it when you're getting out of the shower, or changing your clothes.
Hope that answers some questions -- let me know if I can answer anything else for you