How do I schedule an appointment with you?

Check out the Booking Info page for up to date information!  

What are your rates?

Beginning March 2019: 
Tattoos are quoted by the individual piece, not an hourly rate. The price will depend on size, level of detail and placement on the body. Certain areas of the body are more difficult to tattoo and will take longer. Examples include ribs, neck, fingers or hands and sternum. 

A day sitting ( for sleeves or large scale work) is priced at $1350 AUD. This is a full day of a minimum 6 hours. Larger pieces and half sleeves are generally completed in this time. If you want a leg sleeve/full sleeve or backpiece please expect multiple day sittings.

The minimum charge is $200. Yes, this means even a dot will cost $200. This is due to the cost of equipment, set up and time for each piece. Additional pieces within the same session will receive a discounted rate, so if you want some dots, a small planet and a word it would likely cost you $350 not $200 per separate piece. One appointment = one set up. 

For examples of how long my tattoos take and how they're priced check out this page!

Cash payment is requested. Most studios do not have eftpos facilities or charge up to 10% extra for paying via eftpos (this is out of my control)

Deposits are between $100-$250 depending on the size of your piece/length of the session. A day sitting requires a $350 deposit.

$100 of every deposit is non refundable, but may be used to re-schedule an appointment with enough notice (explained further down the page) and within one year.

The $100 deposit covers my time interacting with you and preparing your design. A lot of preliminary work goes into your tattoo before the appointment and this is not free. Please think carefully before booking a session.
 

I can't travel to you - Can I commission a drawing to have tattooed by someone else?
Can I get a design you've already done tattooed? 

Short answer - no.  You should work with an artist whose skills you trust and respect,  if you trust their skills to reproduce my drawing, then trust them to create an original drawing.  If you do bring an image of a tattoo to a tattoo artist who did not design it and they agree to copy it, not only will you not get what you expect, they are also demonstrating their questionable values. 

Almost all designs you see of mine are original designs for clients and are strictly not to be reproduced. 

Are you coming to my city soon?

I post regular updates on social media of my travel plans. If it isn't on my Instagram bio, I have nothing confirmed. Feel free to send emails or messages requesting that I come to your location and if there is enough demand I may arrange a guest spot.  Follow along on IG: @claire.everywhere for the most up to date announcements regarding travel.

I'm going to be in town for a short amount of time when you are - can I get a tattoo?

Due to the frequency of this situation, I am now offering a special Express Booking.  This is not intended to replace traditional booking, but if you are in a time crunch, I will attempt to accommodate your request.  Please visit the Express Booking page for details.

I e-mailed you yesterday and haven't heard back - when will I hear back?

I get a lot of e-mails and I'm often too busy to respond right away. Please allow at least 5-7 business days for a response unless your appointment is within the next 48 hours. Thanks for your patience!

What do I need to tell you about my design?

I can create original artwork based on whatever you give me and basic information I ask for is size, placement and a brief description of your idea. 
As flattering as it is, I can't work with "I like everything you do, I'll let you do whatever you want."  Sorry! 

When describing the piece that you want, try to think if you want "flowers" or if you want "jasmine flowers, gum leaves and two peonies"  
Both descriptions are enough for me to work with, but will affect the drawing that you get!
If you have reference images, photos, other tattoos you admire, your Pinterest, etc, that all helps me know what you are thinking, it even helps to send over a little doodle of what you're thinking and I'll make it a reality.
If you're not sure how to describe the style you're interested in,  include an image of an existing piece and say "I like this style."

Please be aware that I no longer work with colour and only tattoo with black ink. Coloured work doesn’t align with my personal style at this moment in time and so I will only take on work that doesn’t include any colour elements.

What if I don't like the drawing? Can I change it?

Of course! It's going on your body forever and I want you to be happy.  One drawing will be made once a deposit is received and altering the size of the design is always free. You will only see the drawing on the day of the appointment. Designs are never sent out via email, however enough time is always allocated during the session to make adjustments.
Minor changes are accommodated at my discretion.  If the change requires more than half of the drawing to be re-drawn or excessive revisions made, there will be an additional drawing fee. (This is why it's important to thoroughly consider your design before beginning the design process!)

What kind of ink do you use? Is it vegan?

All of my inks are vegan and use plant based glycerin. My tattoo process and products are also as vegan friendly as possible. Most tattoo ink these days are vegan friendly as standard. I do not use any brand of coloured inks at this moment, only black.

I'm scheduled and I'm excited for my tattoo - now what?

Stay hydrated, eat well, get lots of rest! Take care of yourself the week before getting a tattoo, the day of, and throughout the healing process.
On the day of your tattoo make sure you eat breakfast/lunch, and feel free to pack some snacks if it's going to be a long session.  Avoid alcohol, blood-thinning medications, and limit caffeine consumption on the day of your tattoo.
Avoid coming in hungover - it will hurt more during the process and won't heal as well afterward.
You do not need to arrive early, but please be on time!  Often I’m working on more than one client per day, and if you are late, it may shift the entire schedule.

I can't make my appointment! What can I do?

With at least 72 hours notice, your deposit may be used to reschedule to another date in the next guest spot. If you cancel your appointment with less than 72 hours notice you are forfeiting your deposit. The appointment must be rescheduled for within one year or you will forfeit your deposit.  If you cancel your appointment after sketches have been sent to you, the deposit may only be used to reschedule the design we have been working on together.  Of course sometimes things do come up beyond any of our control, and I'm not a mean person - please communicate and we can usually work something out.

If the appointment is cancelled from our end due to unforeseen circumstances (I could be sick, injured or have family emergencies ) then your deposit can either be refunded or used to book another session within 12 months. I know it’s disappointing if your session is cancelled but I don’t take that lightly. I’m only human and neither of us want me to tattoo when I’m feeling sub -par or not up to it so please try to be understanding.

What do I do once the tattoo is done?

You can see my aftercare recommendations here!