Partially Planned Sessions:
These sessions are catered towards...
...people who are comfortable having some aspects of their design
freehanded but would like particular features to be finalized ahead of time
for people who would have otherwise gone for a fully freehand session but elements of their design ideas
could not be freehanded.
Projects NOT suitable for freehand:
mathematical/geometric designs, designs with perfect symmetry, or portraits of existing people or animals.
Projects suitable for Freehand include:
Animals, People, plants/flowers, anything the does not require perfect symmetry or mathematical/geometrical perfection.
How do these sessions work...
Once your session date is chosen; our artist will contact you via email at least 3 weeks prior to your session with an initial design based off of the information you provide in your application.
You will then provide your feedback for the piece and request any necessary changes. Your artist will make edits and send it back to you for further feedback. You will pass the design back and forth until you feel the design is perfect.
at your session, your artist will print off a stencil of the design element you worked on together and you can decide together about the placement and adjust the size if need be.
Once you are happy with the placement and size of your stencil, your artist will loosely draw in the remaining freehand elements. You can request changes to these aspects as well.
Once you are happy with the whole layout, you will begin the tattoo process.
Booking and a quote:
The process for Partially Planned sessions starts with your application.
let us know what area of your body
you want tattooed
If you want a particular fit/shape you can provide reference images or have someone take a picture of you from a few steps back & draw on the image to show us.
Measure the maximum height & width of the area you want the tattoo to cover.
If you guess at your tattoos measurement you may get an inaccurate quote
An inch on either side can make a huge difference for time & therefore cost.
If you are okay with going large, provide the maximum area so that you can be prepared for a longer & more costly session if need be.
If you end up going smaller at your session, the worst that happens is you have some extra cash in your bank account at the end of your session.
let us know what subject matter you want included in your project.
provide any reference material to explain any
specifics you are imagining for the piece.
i.e. particular breed of animal or flower or if you want the animal in a particular position/angle, etc.
*anything you know you want should be included
so the artist can refer to before they start the
Once we have those must-have details, we can provide a rough estimate for time and cost.
Freehand sessions are hard to narrow down a quote for given so much is to be decided the day of, So most freehand estimates are quite wide to make sure no one is unpleasantly surprised at the end of their session.
If you are happy with your quote & feel comfortable moving ahead, we will find a space for your session in our schedule.
Once a date is decided on you will have to send us
your deposit in order to reserve a session space.
We can not hold session spaces without a deposit.
You can either pay your deposit via E-transfer or we can send you a digital invoice for the deposit amount.
once we receive your deposit, you are all set util your artist contacts you with the beginnings of your design.
The rest will be worked out then!
*Rates are subject to change
**the rate you were given at the time of your initial
booking will be the one that applies to your session.
*Rate changes do not effect active sessions.
*Changes will only apply to applicants booking after changes.
these sessions have a
moderate hourly rate.
This is because you do not need to compensate your artist for as much design time prior to your session as you might for a fully finalized design. but you will still be passing design edits back & forth and your artist may be drawing & re-drawing/editing your design. The rest will be freehand drawn at your session and you will make edits to the draw-in then.
Partially Planned Session Price Guide
(applies to fall 2019 book opening)
Partially Planned session rates are on a 'sliding scale'.
This means that in order to accommodate longer session, the hourly rate becomes less as the session duration grows.
Repeat or long-standing Clients may be eligible for loyalty discounts.
Ask us when you apply!
under 3 hours:
(first hour down)
over 3 hours:
(Half of your Minimum
*Because of the design time your artist will spend
prior to your session,
a larger deposit is necessary to ensure that their design is time paid for should a last minute cancellation occur.
with a 4-6 hour quote,
the deposit will be 2 hours down.
For a 8-12 hour quote,
the deposit will be 4 hours down.
*You may place an initial deposit of $210 to claim a session day if you are unable to pay the deposit in full right away.
*A payment plan or email invoice can be arranged for the remainder of your deposit.
*Deposit must be paid in full prior to session date and in a timely manner.
under an hour:
min charge $210/hr
1-3 hours long:
3-6 hours long:
6+ hours long
Free touch-ups for life
(Unless tattoo is repeatedly improperly cared for during healing)
Only the first hour minimum charge is non-refundable.
*The remainder is refundable up until your artist begins the design process at least 3-4 weeks prior to your session date.
Once your artist has spent time working on your design, the remainder of your deposit will serve as compensation for her time should you decide to cancel.
RESCHEDULING & CANCELLATIONS
If you would like to reschedule, we just need 7 days notice and we can transfer your entire deposit to a new session date.
Outright cancellations will forfeit their 1 hour minimum deposit but will be refunded any remaining deposit so long as they notify us prior to the start of their design process.
Cancellations made after the design process has begun with forfeit their deposit in full.