Here’s a list of some frequently asked questions you may find helpful!
1.Do you charge flat rate or hourly?
A: I charge both, depending on the piece. 100% of custom tattoos are hourly rate, which is $275/hr with a 2 hour minimum. All coverups and reworks start at $300/hr with a 3 hour minimum per session. Often, I will post pre drawn designs that I’d like to do with a flat rate price, which you can find on my instagram in my highlights, labeled as “up for grabs.” If it’s something relatively simple, I’d almost always rather quote you a flat rate. Hourly rates are geared more toward large, multiple session projects so we both know what to expect come the end of your session.
2.What is the deposit for?
A: The deposit is to ensure that you will make it to your appointment, as well as securing the time I will spend designing your tattoo. All deposits are non-refundable. However, as long as you don’t cancel or reschedule your appointment, you will receive it back, toward your total cost of the tattoo. For example: If your tattoo costs $400, you pay a $100 nonrefundable deposit. You make it to your appointment as planned, and your balance at the appointment is $300.
3.How do I send you the deposit?
A: All deposits must be paid electronically for my records, meaning you can pay 1 of 3 ways.
1. Venmo (Preferred payment method) My user name is Thea-Warden
PLEASE do not send as goods and services, your payment will be sent back to you minus whatever fee venmo takes. Only use emojis in your memo.
Please do not send a deposit until we have discussed your tattoo and appointment time.
2.Paypal- You may send your deposit via PayPal to Theawarden1@gmail.com. Please send only as “friends and family”. If you for whatever reason wish to send it for services, add the 4% processing fee.
4.What forms of payment do you accept?
A: I accept cash (Always preferred), Venmo, and Debit/Credit card. Please be aware if you are going to pay with a card, there is an additional 8% processing fee which will be added to your balance.
5. How do you choose the projects you’re going to take on?
A: I am so grateful to have anyone who expresses interest in my work, it’s truly flattering and appreciated! I have limited spaces to fill in each booking periods, so I choose the projects that I feel fit most in line with my style, which is very specific and the one I enjoy doing the most. Even if I wasn’t able to take you on as a client in a specific booking period, it may not mean I wasn’t interested in your idea, rather that I didn’t have enough spaces to fit you in. I encourage you to re-email when the next booking period opens if it’s something we’ve both agreed on working together on!
As far as cover ups, there are many many many factors when choosing which projects I take on. Obviously, the condition of the tattoo you’re looking to get tattooed is a huge one. Is it already quite large? Is it faded enough? Are there too many areas with solid linework? Is it scarred at all, is it going to show through when it’s healed? I love doing cover ups. They’re extremely satisfying to complete and it makes me feel really good to be able to help my clients cover up tattoos that make them feel a certain way. You can rest assured I will always be completely honest about whether or not a coverup will work. I also ask my coverup clients to be very open minded as there are technical aspects I have to take into my own hands to ensure your old tattoo gets covered up completely.
Should you have any additional questions that may not be answered on this page, please feel free to send me an email via the request an appointment page.