I primarily tattoo at my private studio in Glenwood Springs, CO and I am a resident guest artist at Mammoth American Tattoo in Denver, CO.
The cost of a tattoo can vary greatly because of variables such as size, placement, style, complexity, etc. To get a proper estimate for the cost of your tattoo we will have to discuss the details of your tattoo more thoroughly, which is why I always do a consultation prior to booking any appointments. However, my general pricing is $200/hr. with a 1 hour minimum.
Unless you are traveling from out of town, I require appointments to be made in person at the initial consultation. All appointments require a $200 deposit to secure the appointment, which will be collected at your consultation prior to booking appointments. All deposits are non-refundable and are credited to the LAST SESSION of your tattoo.
I require a $200 deposit for all tattoos and this deposit is non-refundable. Aside from securing your appointment, the deposit also protects my time spent preparing your tattoo design in the event that you cancel your appointment last minute or decide that you no longer want the tattoo. If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment I require a minimum of 48 hours notice in order to transfer your deposit to your next appointment. Any cancellations made with less that 48 hours notice will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.
I do my best to get all of my clients in as soon as possible. That said, sometimes my schedule may be booked out for as much as a few months. If you'd like to know my availability then please just fill out the form on the booking page. If there is no form or the booking page says that my books are currently closed, then please subscribe to my email list and you'll be notified as soon as I reopen my books.
In order for us to get the most out of your consultation you should first have a clear idea for your tattoo. While at times it may seem I'm telepathic, I assure you I am not. I can not read minds, so please know what you want. You should also bring any reference materials that may help you convey your idea. Keep in mind that unless your tattoo is a replication, like a portrait, I will not directly copy any image you bring, especially if the image is of another tattoo. The final thing you need to bring is your $200 deposit. This deposit will be required to secure your appointment and will protect my time preparing for your tattoo.
First and foremost, get a good night sleep and eat a good meal before you come in. Coming in tired, hungry or hungover is a sure way to have a tough time getting tattooed. Being properly fed and rested is the best way to be prepared for getting tattooed.
Don't wear your best clothes. My focus is putting ink under your skin and sometimes that ink can end up on your clothes. I do my best to try and protect your garments, but please don't wear your Sunday Best to your tattoo appointment. Wear something comfortable tat provides easy access to the area getting tattooed. Don't wear your brand new skinny jeans if you're getting a tattoo on your leg and don't wear your favorite white button down shirt if you want a tattoo on your arm.
Other things you may want to consider bringing would be light snacks and a non-alcoholic beverage. I will always offer you water and there are a number of great places to get food nearby, but having something on hand to quickly eat during a break is always a good idea.
I understand that not all clients like to carry on conversations while they get tattooed, so sometimes a distraction, such as headphones for music, podcasts, or audio books, can be helpful. Just don't bring anything that requires much movement as it's not easy to tattoo an arm when it keeps moving to turn the page of a book or respond to a text message.
And please put your phone on silent while you get tattooed.
I understand that having a companion with you while you get tattooed may make the tattoo experience more comfortable. However, since only clients and artists are allowed in the tattoo procedure area and the waiting area has limited seating, I ask that you bring no more than one person with you.
Please do not bring your children to your appointment. While we are family friendly, we will not provide supervision for your children while in the shop. Please be courteous to all the other artists and the other people getting tattooed around you and arrange for someone else to care for your children elsewhere.
Yes, while cash is always the preferred method of payment I do also accept payments via credit card or Venmo.
Checks are not accepted.
Yes, in most cases I can cover or rework your old tattoo. Depending on the saturation and quality of the tattoo being covered it may be recommended to receive a couple sessions of laser treatment to lighten the tattoo before a coverup tattoo can be successful. A consultation will help us both understand how to most effectively cover or work with your existing tattoo.