Books are closed until mid 2024.
Dates for the next booking round will be posted here when they are decided. In the meantime I will continue to book flash designs monthly. Check out my flash page to see what's available!
WHAT ARE FREEHAND TATTOOS?
Freehand tattoos are drawn directly onto your skin with marker before being tattooed, rather than being drawn in advance and applied via stencil.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR FREEHAND APPOINTMENT
Freehand tattoos are designed by layering sketches in different colours of marker until we get an outline we’re happy with. There are lots of opportunities throughout this process to make adjustments. Always feel free to tell me if things aren’t looking the way you’d like, we can take as much time as we need to get the foundation of the tattoo right. This process does take some patience & trust, but it can be a lot of fun!
I will be trying out a new payment structure for freehand appointments this booking round:
A full-day rate of $1000 which includes 1-2 hours of drawing + 4-5 hours of tattooing and a half-day rate of $600 which includes 1-2 hours of drawing + 2-3 hours of tattooing. These prices include hst.
Freehand appointments can be very unpredictable time-wise and I've been finding it difficult to give an accurate price quote up front, particularly for large scale work, so my hope is that this approach will make budgeting easier and give us more flexibility during appointments. I will give an estimate for how many appointments I expect will be needed upon booking.
A $100 deposit will be required on all bookings.
For now, I’m only comfortable freehanding botanical subjects, so these projects are limited to plants, flowers, fruit, etc. I can freehand *most* botanical subjects. I may make exceptions if you’d like to add birds or bugs to a larger piece - those can be drawn in advance and added to the composition.
There are typically no drawings prepared prior to the appointment for freehands, but you are always welcome to send me some reference photos.
The best reference photos are photography of the plants you want included (especially if you are wanting a specific look, stage of growth, variety, or angle) or photos of tattoos that I have done. Feel free to point out things you specifically like in my work, or things you don’t like about it.
Please refrain from sending other artists’ work as I will not be copying and I stick to my own style. The exception to this is if you need to illustrate a certain placement and can only do this with tattoo references by other artists.
The images and quotes below are to give a rough idea of what to expect price & time-wise for different sizes of tattoo.
1-2 hours of drawing time per appointment
4-5 hours tattooing time per appointment
Full sleeves/legs are typically completed within 4-5 full day sessions $4000-5000
The piece below was done in 4 sessions