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. My minimum is $400, and that’s usually around something palm to hand sized. (excluding necks or hands.) One session/smaller pieces typically are flat rate, but sometimes I do charge hourly if it’s more detailed. You are always free to ask for an estimate beforehand! I do have an hourly rate, which is $275 with a 2 hour minimum. Often, I will post pre drawn designs that I’d like to do 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, (you know your budget better than I do, so once we get through the lining, you can just tell me, I’d like to do 3 hours today!) however, I do occasionally charge hourly for one sitting projects if they’re large or very detailed. First session of lining for large scale projects is almost always flat rate. 


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, no exceptions. 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. ZELLE (Preferred payment method)

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 and you have read the deposit policy.

2.Venmo – @Thea-Warden 

2.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. 

3. 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:

  • Sunflowers
  • Pocket watches
  • Hummingbirds
  • Family/birthday gemstones/floral collages (i love doing floral and gemstones, it’s because when we start getting into 10 different family birth flowers, alot of times the flowers dont mesh well together and colors/etc can translate poorly.)
  • Nautical themed/ocean themed 
  • Coverups (unless they’ve been lasered or are severely faded)
  • Carnations/Marigolds
  • Day of the Dead/Sugar skulls 
  • Native/Indigenous Imagery unless you are indigenous 
  • Polynesian/Hawaiian (unless you are polynesian or hawaiian), but even in this case, there are too many artists who specialize in this and who understand this culture much better than I ever could, so I encourage you to see them instead! 
  • Tribal 
  • Chest pieces (regardless of gender identity, It’s really hard on my back as i have to stand for most of it.)
  • 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.

4.How often do you open your books?

A: I open my books 3/4 times a year, every 3-4 months! This keeps the waiting list relatively short for you, and allows me the flexibility to plan events/vacations in my schedule without having to cancel too many appointments if something comes up. I tattoo 3-4 days a week, and the other days I am working from home drawing for my week of appointments, or doing cookie orders.

5.How long have you been tattooing?

A:I have had the pleasure of being a full time tattoo artist for 15 years now. This has allowed me to perfect my personal aesthetic and style, hone my technical abilities, and know what works and doesn’t work well for me, as well as my clients. I will never take on a project simply for the sake of the money, if it’s not something I dont think I will pour my heart into. I mean this in the most humble way, I have very limited availability as I am a one woman show, but I also have more interest in my work than is humanly possible to tattoo everyone who requests an appointment. That has resulted in my prices reflecting that, as well as only choosing the projects I know are best suited for me.