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Tattoo FAQ

Thank you for your interest in my work! Please read the following FAQ.

When my books are closed, it means I am currently not taking new appointments. When my books are open, which is typically only for a day, I will announce it on instagram and send a newsletter out to my subscribers a day prior. Please do not email me for a tattoo appointment if my books are closed. Periodically, if I have an appointment opening due to cancellations or reschedules, I will announce it on my Instagram stories. Those appointments are first come first serve. All clients must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a negative rapid test result taken 24-48 hours before their confirmed appointment.

My tattoo designs are inspired by vintage ephemera, such as textiles, wallpaper, postcards, plate designs, etc. I turn my finds into "flash" which are pre-designed tattoos to choose from. My current flash collection is posted on my story highlights on Instagram.  Flash designs are a starting point, and they can be altered, customized or elaborated on accordingly. If you are interested in a specific flash piece, please specify in your submission. Do not simply write flash in your submission without specifying, as each piece varies in complexity and size, and I hope to make each design from a series. Most importantly, include your budget, size and placement.  This helps me allocate the necessary amount of time for your appointment. Some flash designs, if requested multiple times, will be repeated and slightly altered. 

Q: What do you charge?
A: I typically charge by the hour. My hourly rate is $250 per hour with a $250 minimum. If it is a large project in which I will see you for multiple sessions, I offer a flat day rate of $800. If we are starting a large project, I can give you an estimate of how many sessions it will take, however it is helpful to have as much flexibility with schedule and budget as possible.  I offer sliding-scale to select inquiries, however I prioritize full-color tattoos to clients with dark skin. If you are interested in sliding-scale, please let me know. I have limited sliding-scale appointment slots per booking period. If you need sliding scale and I am unable to book you, please know that I try to accommodate as many folks as possible.  If you receive a booking confirmation email, I will give you an approximate cost for the tattoo.

Q: If I am requesting custom, when/where can I see my design?
A: I am only able to show you the design at the time of your appointment. Sometimes it is much more effective to design with you present, so I can hold up a sketch to you in the mirror, or draw directly on you to create a general idea and work from there. I may ask you to come in for a consultation before your first appointment.

Q: Do you do coverups?
A: I will not add onto other tattooer's work, but I will consider full cover-ups. Please include a photo of what you'd like to cover and we will schedule a consultation prior to your appointment if deemed necessary.

Q: How many hours does a tattoo usually take?
A: It varies depending on the design. Larger scale projects may take several sessions, while a small tattoo may only take 1-2 hours. Please keep in mind that color takes longer, therefore you'll need a larger budget, and it might require a follow up appointment to do any touch ups.

Q: Do I have to place a deposit down to secure an appointment?
A: Yes. Deposits are necessary to cover my design time, administrative time, and minimum supply costs. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required for all appointments to be paid through Paypal. I will send you a link to my PayPal to submit your deposit with your confirmation email.

Q: Is payment due at the time of my tattoo?
A: Yes. Payment is due at your tattoo appointment in cash and your deposit is applied to that total amount.

Q: What if I need to reschedule or cancel?
A: If you need to reschedule, please give me at least 48 hours notice via email so that I have enough time to fill the appointment slot. You will have three months to reschedule your appointment before forfeiting your deposit.  Deposits are forfeited if cancellations are made less than 48 hours prior to the appointment. 

Q: What do you recommend for aftercare?
A:  I will typically apply a Tegaderm/Saniderm/Dermshield bandage to your tattoo, which is a waterproof, lightweight, transparent film that stays on 48-72 hours after your appointment. Tattoos take about 2-3 weeks to heal. During that time you will need to wash and moisturize it regularly. I suggest cleaning your tattoo with Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap and moisturuzing with unscented lotion such as Lubriderm, Eucerine, or Aveeno. I will provide you with full aftercare instructions during your appointment.

Q: Where is Yarrow Studio located?
A: We are located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, off the Greenpoint Ave G. Once your appointment is confirmed you will receive the address and directions. We choose to keep our address private as we are by appointment only.

Q: What precautions are you taking in the time of COVID?
A: 
-All clients are required to provide proof of vaccination and a negative test result taken 24-48 hours before your appointment.
-Our studio is about 1200 sq ft. We are limiting capacity to 6 tattoo artists and one client per artist in the studio at a time.  We kindly ask that you come alone to your appointment.  There will never be more than 12 people in our studio at one time, all 6 feet apart.
-Each person will be required to wear double masks or KN95 throughout the duration of their appointment and while inside our studio.
-Thorough hand washing will be required upon entry of our studio.
-Tattoo artists are required to wash their hands regularly throughout the day, before, and after each appointment. 
-We will ask that you stay at your tattoo artists station, as to prevent people from congregating in the waiting area.
-All stations are positioned more than 6 feet apart. 
-Our studio enables us to have our windows open to allow cross ventilation, as to further reduce the risk of cross contamination.
-Do not hesitate to reschedule if you are feeling even slightly ill, or are worried you have been exposed. Normal rules regarding deposits will not apply to anyone dealing with a Covid-related situation.

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