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. 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, however, I do occasionally charge hourly for one sitting projects if they’re large or very detailed.
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. Zelle, I will give you my info upon request.
4.What forms of payment do you accept?
A: I accept cash (Always preferred), Venmo, and Zelle. Please be aware there is a 2% service fee for venmo.
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
There are certain styles/images I prefer not to do, not because they’re bad ideas, but because I’ve been tattooing 15 years, know what I enjoy doing, and have a long list of images Ive done more times than I can count and prefer not to do anymore. I refuse to tattoo any racist/hate fueled tattoos/imagery. Aside from that, some of those themes include:
- Pocket watches
- Family/birthday gemstones/floral collages
- Nautical themed/ocean themed
- Coverups (unless they’ve been lasered or are severely faded)
- Day of the Dead
- Native/Indigenous Imagery unless you are indigenous
- Polynesian/Hawaiian (unless you are polynesian or hawaiian)
- Chest pieces (regardless of gender identity, It’s really hard on my back)
- Watercolor/no black in the tattoo
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.