We work by appointment only.
Thursday – Tuesday 11am-6pm:
- 11am – 4pm – Tattooing
- 4pm – 5pm – Consultation
Wednesday – Closed.
As per New York State Law, you must be 18+ to get tattooed.
My hourly rate is $250-300 depending on amount and type of work. Cover-ups, incorporations/touch ups and small projects are usually more expensive. Our Guest Artists rate starts at $150.
Prices for tattoos will not be quoted over the phone or email. Pricing depends on the size, location, amount of detail and technical requirements involved and can be roughly estimated during a consultation, after detailed discussion of the design. Please feel free to fill out this application form to request a consultation.
Unfortunately, its very hard to estimate, as every body is unique, every design is unique and nobody can predict how the skin will behave during tattooing and healing periods. Some sleeves can take 15 hours to finish some 35. Thats why I charge by hour not by piece. My normal tattoo session is 4-5 hours, recommended healing period is 2-3 weeks.
First of all we have to discuss your tattoo idea details to be sure I’m the right person to do it, for that you just need to feel out the application form to set up your consultation. After the consultation, If we both agree to start the process, $500 security deposit must be payed. (It’s NON refundable but will be applied to final price of your tattoo on the last session). Then your first tattoo appointment can be scheduled and I will start to work on your tattoo design. Normally it takes up to 4-6 weeks to prepare the design in original size. Photoshop mockup of your tattoo will be emailed to you in 1-2 weeks prior your first tattoo appointment.
We are doing our best to reply everyone and It may take 4-5 days. Though sometimes some messages can be missed, if you feel it’s taken too long, please reply confirmation email message you’ve received after submitting your form. Also don’t forget to check your Junk Mail.
No. To understand if I’m able to help you in general, I need as much information about your tattoo idea, as possible. Since I can not read your mind, visual reference images must be provided. But if you are not able to visit for a consultation due to any reason, we could discuss your tattoo design by email where you will be asked to provide photos and measurements of your body part to be tattooed.
Yes, you have to read and agree our shops deposit and cancellation policy, then your deposit can be payed. No appointments are made without deposit. Deposits are non-refundable, but will be applied to final price of your tattoo being kept until the last session. If needed appointments can be rescheduled 72 hours in advance and can be held up to 30 days till next appointment. Artists are in high demand so this policy is very strict.
No. But you can reschedule your appointment. Due to high demand, at least 72 hours notice must be given or your deposit is forfeited. New appointment has to be scheduled within 30 days, after that your deposit will be forfeited.
If you feel like you are getting late up to 30 min, call/email the shop and we will wait for you. After 30 min late we’ll run your timer. If you are late for more than 1 hour without any notice, yes, you’ll lose your deposit.
Usually its about 4 months. However your Tattoo Consultation can be made within few days. And if we both agree on starting your project and your deposit is payed, I’ll take my time to create your tattoo design.
Yes. Its the best way to schedule the appointments for big tattoo projects. We can set up 3-4 appointments every 3-4 weeks.
Any design or someone else’s tattoo can be used ONLY as a reference and NEVER for being copied as a Tattoo. I will create a design especially for you, based on your idea after detailed discussion.
My normal tattoo session is 4-5 hours. I believe that longer session, being too much stressful for my customer’s body can cause not proper healing process.
We can cut the session short if it’s too much for your body, though I have to know about it in advance. However if you feel not ready, I would recommend to take your time and schedule another date. Tattooing is a kind of energetic ritual and it’s success depends on you readiness.
Prior to getting a tattoo, it’s recommend not to drink alcohol as it does thin your blood and it just makes Artists job harder. Do not sun tan or use tanning beds/tanning creams. If you have a lot of hair in the area of tattoo, you can shave the area, however, your Artist will still do a final shave to clean up area with a disposable razor. Do not take any pain killers! And of course, sleep well, have a good breakfast and meditate.
No. You always have to ask/inform your tattoo artist before using any medicaments before/during/after tattooing as it might effect the result. We have products specially made for tattooing which we can use if needed.
To be honest, we would not recommend it. We believe that tattooing is very private process. It’s a ritual which requires complete concentration for both client and artist. The last thing you want is a distracted artist with a needle in his hand. Besides our waiting area is very small and sit here during 4-5 hours tattoo session is not easy, you want to show care and love to your friends/family not torture them. Also, please, keep in mind that no one is allowed to stay at the tattoo area except the artist and client. NEVER bring your children or pets.
Exact size of your tattoo will depend on the design details and position on a body.
Unfortunately human skin has really bad resolution and any kind of tattoo will definitely became naturally blurry thru time, sometimes it looks really bad already in few months after healing. Actual time depends on personal metabolism and can not be predicted so planning tattoo composition keeping these things in mind is the only way to escape bad result. To be sure that the tattoo will still look good thru life time, artist must build the composition according to few basic principles and balanced details proportions is one of them.
No. I don’t do letterings and I don’t incorporate Kanji into my Japanese Style Projects.
Cover-up requires special skills and yes, I have that skills and experience so in some cases I can cover up existing tattoos. Creating individual custom design done in style which allows to cover up most of old inks is the best, or may be even the only way. And Irezumi is probably the best style for this type of work. But lasering is definitely the best solution. At least to lighten existing tattoo to prepare it for successful cover up.
As with any other services, tipping is appreciated.
Yes, just as with any service within New York City. The New York Sales Tax for all services is 4.5%.
All payments must be done on “pay as you go” basis – which means you pay for the tattooing time only after each session. Usually it’s 4-5 hour per session.