Q: Where are you located?
A: In San Francisco’s Mission District at 3150 18th Street in suite 336 (and Treat Ave In the ACTIVSPACE Building)
Q: Do you take walk-ins?
A: Tattoo work is by appointment only. Appointments allow me to fully concentrate on an individual without distraction. This creates the best environment for me to tattoo.
Q: Why don’t you take walk-ins?
A: A tattoo is a permanent form of body modification and I believe a proper amount of planning and dialogue should take place to have a good outcome.
Q: How do I book an appointment?
A: Schedule a consultation by emailing [email protected] with your name, brief description of your tattoo idea, and phone number. During your consultation you can book your first appointment for tattooing. A non-refundable deposit 30% of the estimated cost of your tattoo is due at the time of booking. If you miss your appointment without 24 hrs notice your deposit is forfeit. If you decide to cancel your tattoo the deposit is kept as a design fee.
Q: How long do you take to create a custom design?
A: The process takes at least month, and your first tattoo session will be booked 1 month or further out.
Q: How should I prepare for my tattoo?
A: Get a good nights rest the night before, don’t consume alcohol or blood thinners. Wash and shave the site to be tattooed prior to your tattoo. Bring water to keep yourself hydrated during the tattoo session.
Q: What do you charge?
A: $200 per hour of tattooing
Q: What is your minimum?
Q: Do you cover up tattoos or add to existing work that isn’t yours?
A: Yes, the caveat being that I am given the freedom to decide the artistic direction the add-on/cover up will take. Generally speaking, a cover up tattoo is going to be much bigger than your old tattoo. If I cannot produce a good outcome through a cover up I will have to refuse the project.
Q: How do I care for my fresh tattoo?
A: For a period of 3 weeks avoid direct sun, tight clothing, soaking, sauna, swimming. Wash gently twice a day and dab dry with a clean towel. Apply a thin layer of hustle butter deluxe vegan ointment (It’s what I use during your tattoo) or your choice of tattoo healing ointment. Do not pick at scabs, apply a thin layer of fragrant free lotion to dry skin for comfort after peeling subsides.
Q: Do you provide topical numbing creams?
A: I don’t usually work with topical numbing creams, but there are many available on the market that you can purchase (I can’t speak for post healing results or effectiveness of usage) Generally, the effectiveness subsides after 30min and has reduced effectiveness following each application. For tattoos that require a complex stencil, applying a numbing cream mid section can ruin the stencil.
Q: Can you translate something into Chinese for me?
A: No, Chinese is my second language and some things don’t have a direct translation. I am only responsible for the application and styling of text. The actual contents of the text is the responsibility of the client. And my suggestion is that if your not 100% sure about the meaning of something, I recommend not tattooing it on your body.