/ APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
interested in scheduling an appointment with me is required to read
this information page first.
...It only takes
ten minutes and will save both you and I a lot of time in the long run.
I am a Windsor/Essex County Health Unit inspected, permitted and certified
tattoo artist that adheres strictly to the health and safety policies
and standards of procedure of the Health Unit.
This page includes not only MY policies, but some important health and
safety Health Unit required information. It is my responsibility to make
sure potential clients are aware of my studio's SOP's and
policies prior to scheduling appointment time. Thank you.
Graffiti is not a walk-in shop - it's a private art studio. I work on
a consultation first / appointment later basis ONLY.
much will it cost?" / "What do you charge?"
on the tattoo. My rate is $100/hr. ($80/hr for memorials - some
restrictions apply) Minimum $100/$80. The average tattoo
takes between 2 and 4 hours.
there a long waiting list for appointments?"---
Winter months, the wait for a consultation is about 1-2 weeks, and for
a tattoo appointment is about 3 weeks. Summer months are busier and
wait times can be doubled.
are you located?" New
Graffiti is a private art studio. The address is shared with those who
read and understand this page, agree to the process, and have scheduled
consultation time with me.
you do .... tongue splitting?" ---
No (not yet).
16 but I have parental consent, will you tattoo me?" ---
No. 21 and over only - NO EXCEPTIONS. Yes
law is 18+, but 21+ is my choice and policy. (You will
be asked for photo ID proof of age at consultation if you appear to
be too young)
I really have to read this?"
you want a tattoo from me, yes you do.
you tattoo out of your house or ... ?"
I tattoo out of my Windsor/Essex
Health Unit inspected, approved, permitted to operate/certified and
professionally equipped private STUDIO . I live in my house. I do
not live in my studio. So, no, I do not "tattoo out of my house".
I just come now?"
---No. ALL hours are by appointment
only and tattoo appointments are only scheduled after a consultation
has been attended and you have been taken on as a client.
isn't my tattoo showing up in your gallery?"
---Not all tattoos I do end up posted in my gallery or on my FB page.
The reason is nothing personal. I only post images of tattoos that fit
in with what I specialize in and display my style.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES
- There is no
smoking in the New Graffiti studio.
- I will NOT schedule any kind of appointment
to anyone that has NOT read ALL of this page,
clients will be required to sign a condensed version of this information
page during their consultation.
- I prefer not to tattoo
anyone that hasn't been tattooed before, but depending on the size,
the client, and the tattoo (falling under my specialties) I will
do small pieces on newcomers.
- Please do NOT bring your ANYONE to
consultation OR your tattoo appointment. Not your kids or spouse or
bestie. No one! (Occasionally it is OK for a regular/trusted
client to bring ONE adult (over 18) guest with them to an appointment,
if I was asked first. Depending on the appointment, it is usually NP
... but please DO ask first)
I will NOT tattoo
X-rated areas - scalps - inside of mouths - eyelids (inside or out)
- anywhere on the head - the palms of hands or the souls of feet -
or faces - (I will only tattoo ribs/sternum, knees, elbows and throats
on those that have been tattooed extensively before)
- I will not tattoo anyone under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
I will NOT tattoo
you if you have a medical condition that--in the event of incident--could
put my Health Unit "permit to operate", my tattoo career,
yourself, and even myself, at risk, and this includes the very elderly
that are in weakened states, pregnant or nursing women, or those on
certain kinds of medications. If your condition is mild and under
control, a permisive doctor's note will be required before receiving
- I will NOT tattoo
you if you are infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis,
or any other highly infectious / contagious disease. You will be required
to sign a legal waiver prior to receiving your tattoo that includes
a declaration that you are NOT infected with the above mentioned diseases.
(**inclusion requirement by Windsor Essex Health Unit
I will NOT tattoo
you if you are sick (flu/cold ETC). Please call to re-schedule - your
deposit will carry over. If you show up and you're sick, I reserve
the right to cancel the appointment. I know you want your tattoo,
but I have other tattoo appointments scheduled that I would have to
cancel if I am sick.
- I will NOT tattoo
or grant appointments of any kind to anyone through third party communications.
I will need to speak with YOU, and have YOU in for consultation.
- I will NOT schedule tattoo appointments
to anyone that has been pushy, disrespectful, expect impossible miracle
cover-ups and monetary exceptions, behave in an inappropriately manipulative
or aggressive manner, or disrespect that I complete my art for and on
people in my private studio; not a public walk-in tattoo shop.
of these policies are negotiable!!
the right to occassionally amend my policies and/or rates. It is always
wise to check the date at the top of the page to see if any changes were
made since your last appointment or enquiry.
Call or e-mail
to schedule a consultation. I will need the following information:
- Your name - age - phone
number - descr. of tattoo design you want, where you want it, and
size. Also, you will need to confirm that you have read this page.
- E-mail images/ideas can
- Bring enough payment to
cover design fee and appointment deposit (see explanation of fees
below for amount - $100 to be safe)
Contact information at the
bottom of this page.
Although there is no charge
for a consultation, it IS appointment time - time I have prepared for
and set aside for you and it isn't OK to schedule this time with me
and just not show up.
Just ONE "no-show"
ensures that I will NOT schedule time with you again.
RATES & FEES
($80/hr for memorial tattoos) - $100/$80 minimum.
(to hold your appointment): $20.00 (deducted from end cost of tattoo)
Design and Processing
Fees: $40.00 and up ($20 for processing/scanning/stencil and $20+
for design time)
portraits from photo only requite 'processing fee' of $20 - no design
you already have a completed image/design, it will only require 'processing
fee' of $20 - no design fee** (however, if I do not feel
I am the right artist
to complete the image/design you want, I will be up front about it with
THE DESIGN PROCESS
your consultation be as clear as you possibly can about what you
want. I can't read your mind, so examples, drawings, along with
the clearest description possible are all a huge help. We will then
come up with a design "plan" together and I will make
very sure both you and I are in complete agreement and pleased with
the plan before we proceed with any talk of fees.
will consider the time involved in designing the tattoo you want
and propose to you my design fee amount. If agreed upon, design
fee is paid. Always keep in mind that this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
a week or so I will e-mail you a rough draft of your design
(in some cases I send the finished design depending on the client
this point you can either request small/reasonable changes (this
first round of changes are no charge), or approve the design
(or design draft/direction).
you request changes, I will make them as per requested and re-send.
If further changes are then requested, an additional fee will be
charged before any further time can go into the piece.
approval has been received in e-mail/writing, your design will be
processed for your tattoo and your stencil will be made.
if you put down your "design fee", you are hiring me to design
and complete your tattoo. The design fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. That
is why it is SO IMPORTANT
to be very sure that what I specialize in and my style are a match with
the tattoo you want, and that you are pleased with the design plan.
tattoo because I love the artform; I don't do it to get stressed.
If I can't find some level of enjoyment out of a tattoo piece,
I might as well not do it at all. For this reason I reserve the
right to only take on projects I will enjoy doing, for people
enjoy doing it for. If I don't feel I am the right artist to complete
your desired tattoo, I will be up front about it. It is more than
likely just a matter of style -
what I specialize in and what I don't - don't be offended, it's
nothing personal ......
it is YOUR skin and YOUR tattoo ... but it is also MY work. I
have to be as proud of my work that goes out there as you are
to wear it.
HOURS are by appointment only.
CALL-IN hours: Mon through Sun 9AM to 5:30PM
New Graffiti Tattoo
New Graffiti Tattoo is located
in the Amherstburg/Harrow/Kingsville area.
Address of studio is shared with those who have read and understand this
page, agree to the process, and have scheduled consultation time with
Please make sure to visit the NG website to see samples of work, view
the studio, certification, and
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