books open august 31st
books open august 8th
WHAT DOES 'BOOKS OPEN' MEAN?
'Books open' means that on select dates, the artist will be accepting tattoo requests and booking their next batch of appointments. Until that date listed above, they will not be able to accept any bookings or respond to emails, therefore cannot book you in.
WHY DO YOU DO THAT?
For a few reasons really.. We're an incredibly busy shop in the centre of town and as artists, we rotate our books like this so that we can be a bit more selective and therefore keep creating the best art for you and ourselves. Also it means that people aren't having to wait long periods of time.
HOW DO I BOOK A TATTOO APPOINTMENT WITH YOU? WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING PROCESS LIKE?
Look at the above list for your preferred artist and find the month that you'd like to book for. For example, if you wanted to book with Darrel for November, you'd need to email him on September 1st @ 7pm. Please add as much information into the email as possible (such as artwork and image references, size, body placement, availability, whether it's a cover up, etc). The relevant artist will review all the emails submitted and get back to you if your idea gets accepted with more information. A non-refundable deposit will be require for all bookings.
I APPLIED TO FOR AN APPOINTMENT BUT DIDN’T HEAR BACK… NOW WHAT?
Our artists get hundreds of proposals for only 30-40 spots per month therefore, regrettably, there will always be a large amount of folks who we cant book in each month. There are so many reasons why you may or may not have your proposal chosen. Please don't take it personally. It's due to artist preference/style/skill. If you do not get an appointment, you will not hear from us… I can be very overwhelming emailing and responding to those who weren’t offered a spot.
HOW DO I GET ON YOUR WAIT LIST?
You can't. As explained before, it's just the above dates. So if you're interested in a booking, please email us on the set date or wait till the next one.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT AT YOUR STUDIO?
Our personal preference is that we will not tattoo anyone under the age of 18. Take your time and think about what you want till then if you're still underage.
I WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE IN PERSON BEFORE I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.. CAN I DO THAT?
100%. We hold consultations every morning that the studio is open (Tuesday - Saturday) between 10 and 11am. Just pop in and speak to one of us about your idea. It won't fast track the booking process and the above steps still need to be followed, nor does it secure you an appointment but we'd still be happy to go over your ideas with you and give you a bit more peace of mind whilst you wait.