COVID related info.
Due to the current situation, the studio asks you to come to your appointment alone. This is to ensure each others safety and to keep the amount of people in the studio at a minimum at all times.

During the booking process you will receive additional information to prepare you for your appointment. Upon entering the studio I will guide you through the studio’s protocol.

When entering the studio (in Utrecht) you will receive a disposable face mask that you have to wear for the duration of the appointment. If you tend to get cold quickly, I encourage you to bring your own (clean) towel/blanket.

If you experience any Covid related symptoms please contact me as soon as possible. Please do not come to the studio if you have any symptoms.

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How to make an appointment
I open my agenda quarterly. During the booking round you can find the booking info on my website under ‘booking’.
There’s usually more requests than I can fit in the available times for the quarter. If I can offer you a spot I will contact you with further details. Once a date is confirmed, you will receive further information on how to transfer the deposit. The deposit is a part of the total price of the tattoo and is a necessary safety for me and the studio and is non-refundable.

What to expect on your day of appointment
On the day of our appointment we will take some time to discuss the design that I have prepared for you, and make small adjustments where needed. For larger scale work, the design (or sometimes a Photoshop mock-up) is used as a guideline as my aim is to make something that caters to your body. Please keep in mind that my work is very intuitive and a lot of details etc only emerge when I start tattooing. In general I don’t send designs via email before the appointment.

Make sure you are well rested for the appointment, bring some snacks for yourself to eat during breaks and wear comfortable clothes (or bring some that you can change into at the studio). If you’re getting a tattoo on the back, it’s a good idea to bring something button up (like a cardigan) that you can wear reversed. When the placement is on a more intimate area on your body, I will do all I can to make you as comfortable as possible, and arrange for as much privacy around the work station as possible. Please feel free to state your boundaries at all times, the studio takes personal safety in high regard.

Don’t plan anything straight after our appointment/ if you are travelling please allow some time before you travel back. At the end of our session I will brief you thoroughly about the aftercare for your new tattoo.

You will receive further information on how to prepare for your appointment via email during the booking process.

Pricing
Many factors affect the price of your tattoo, but you will always receive an estimate of the time needed beforehand. I work with an hourly rate including 21% VAT tax. For larger work I charge a flat day rate. This means I have all day available for you (11:00-18:00). For larger projects it’s possible to split it in two or more session and spread the costs. For custom work, a design fee (or: sketch-fee) will be charged.

Guestspots 
All travel plans will be announced on my Instagram page and my website.

Good to know:

All skin tones, all sexualities, all gender identities and all body types are welcome at all times!

It should go without saying that I won’t tattoo any kind of offensive symbols, or copy a tattoo you saw from another artist. I only tattoo my own designs and I never tattoo my designs twice (unless it is for a partner/sibling/etc. tattoo). If you want something similar to what I have tattooed before, we can always discuss a variation on the subject. In my design book are plenty of design that share a similar feel to what you see on my social media.

There are a few frequently requested subjects that I have retired from tattooing; Vintage_52 (the project has closed), ferns, lettering and small symbols. Requests for these will not be considered.

There are a few places I prefer not to work on, namely the face, behind the ears, fingers and rib area. Depending on your idea, I might not be able to accept your request for these areas.

My designs do not lend themselves very well for cover-ups, since I like to work quite minimalistic.

A few frequently asked questions:

Do you work with colour inks?
No, I only work with black inks.

Do you tattoo the ribs?
No. This area includes the space on the side of your torso, mainly just below the armpit. Please also see ‘good to know’.

I haven’t heard anything yet, should I send another e-mail?
When my bookings are open, there’s a great deal of e-mail traffic going back and forth. Due to that, I can only respond to your request if I can offer you an appointment. Answering e-mail tends to take up a lot of time so I try to section this in my week planning to prevent being busy with e-mail every day. I strive to answer your questions in regards to your appointment within 7-10 days.

What is your cancellation policy?
For cancellation policies and general terms and conditions I refer to those as stated by the Ink Society. The deposit and sketch fee are non-refundable. These fees cover for the time invested in preparation for your appointment. Cancelling or rescheduling less then 14 days prior to the appointment will result in you loosing the deposit/sketch fee. For further info, please go to http://www.theinksociety.nl.