Tattoo Inquiries


THE PROCESS

I work in collaboration with my booking manager when answering emails and organizing my future clients and appointments.  Filling in the contact form me and my assistant will have a better understanding of your vision regarding your future tattoo. More information you are able to provide, easier it is for us to proceed in advising time and cost. 

Once my booking manager has all the information we both need in order to do estimations, she will forward the data package to me for review. I am always part of the booking process and will give advice on the tattoo as well as confirm the estimate given by my booking manager. If there is a consensus on the final design, pricing and timing, you will be provided with a deposit form to secure the selected date as your appointment date. I do not do in person consultations. 

You can find more information on the bottom of the page about my rates as well as working hours and breakdown on what is the difference between predawn, custom or portfolio request. 

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THE DESIGN

Choosing a tattoo design, size and location on the body; As skin heals and ages it is important to remember that the tattoo will mature with the skin; Lines will soften and the blacks will fade to dark grey. This will happen to all skin types and can not be prevented with any aftercare. How the tattoo will look after healing is a combination of the tattoo, skin type and aftercare. During the tattoo process it is important for the client to stay relaxed and still to supply the tattoo artist the best possible surface to work on. Any rapid movements might affecting the artists ability to produce quality work. When choosing the design, giving the tattoo artist as much free room to plan out the design will ALWAYS result in a design that is going to be made by the artists best knowledge to suit the area of the body as well as making the design correspond the best to the artists own sense of aesthetics.

It is important to choose an artists that sense of design is style is corresponding to the end all result you are looking for. Giving ideas and elements for the tattoo artist to use is always welcome, as well as inspiration pictures.

With choosing a size for a tattoo design, larger is often better. For larger designs the tattoo artist is able to add more detail to the designs without compromising the longdivity of the design. This means that as the tattoo and skin ages and the lines in the tattoo naturally blur, the design will not become too unclear to "read". Larger design means that as the skin heals, there is more space for the natural "blurring" and the design will look better for longer time. There are always exception to this rule, but in general this applies to majority of tattoos. 

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WORK HOURS are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12 pm to 9 pm (full day sessions are 9 hrs). Special availability Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

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CUSTOM VS. PORTFOLIO

CUSTOM pieces are work that Sara draws on the basis of clients specific requests (specific elements), whereas PORTFOLIO designs give artistic freedom to Sara based on VERY general likes/dislikes. 

RATES:
-CUSTOM pieces are work that Sara draws on the basis of clients specific requests. Prior to booking you are Wellcome to send Sara reference pictures of her existing work or inspirational photographs and designs. From these Sara will gather ideas to propose for the tattoos, which often includes a rough sketch or placeholder image to communicate shape and flow. After booking you are able to request a half way sketch which often is available few days prior to appointment date. Sara does not send fully finished designs prior to appointment date.
-CUSTOM tattoo rates are the following:
-$350 an hour, or $2250 per day. Full day rates are always counted by the hour until day rate has been reached.
CUSTOM NOTES: For custom designs there is time built in for some back and forth for minor adjustments on the day of the tattoo. If any major redrawing is required the estimated tattooing time will be expanded to accommodate the required drawing time.

-PORTFOLIO and PREDRAWN designs give artistic freedom to Sara based on VERY general likes/dislikes. There are no mock ups or sketches exchanged between clients and Sara prior to tattoo day.
-PORTFOLIO/PREDRAWN tattoo rates are the following:
$1750 per day 

PORTFOLIO NOTESWhy are PORTFOLIO pieces cheaper? Portfolio pieces give the freedom of design to the artist and require the client to trust the artist more. This is a design that gives Sara freedom to express her artistic side. For portfolio pieces client can give 3 GENERAL words on what they LIKE and what they DISLIKE. For example: yes: Birds, flower, feminine / no: skulls, masculine, occultism. From here Sara will take these elements (sometimes just one, sometimes all of them) and work with them as guidance. Additionally, she may use the elements or something similar to listed elements. For these designs there is no redrawing of the design as it is a portfolio piece. Also, Sara will decide what style to use in design.

*Special availability tattoo rates are the following: -CUSTOM 3250$ per day / PORTFOLIO 2750$ per day (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)