I'm a Resident Artist at Skin and Soul in Bellevue, WA.
I own a private shop, Snowbird Studio, in Austin, TX.
I book out a month or two at a time and update my instagram when my books will be opening. That is the best way to stay up-to-date! When my books are open, there will be a request form in my bio.
Austin - November 2021 through Spring 2022
Bellevue - Spring 2022 through Fall 2022
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
In Washington, I work at Skin and Soul in Bellevue. In Texas, I work at Snowbird Studio (a private shop) in Austin. I work by appointment only and take on specific pieces that fit my style.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes. When my books are open, there will be a request form on my Instagram page. If your project is accepted, I will send you a calendar link to book - allowing you to choose your appointment date & time. I do not accept all projects. Due to the volume of requests I receive, I am selective about choosing pieces that line up with my interests and design style.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? HOW DO I PAY YOU?
I work at $200 an hour and have a 2 hour minimum. The length of your appointment includes everything we need to do to complete your piece (setup, stenciling, tattooing etc.) not just the time of needle to skin. This is the simplest way to book as you will know exactly what your project will cost in advance.
Generally, a piece the size of a baseball or softball is around 2 hours ($400).
A design the size of a small iPhone and highly detailed may be 3 hours ($600).
A piece larger than an iPhone with multiple elements is usually 4 hours ($800).
A full forearm / shoulder piece, or part of a half/full sleeve project will take 5 hours ($1000)
I will be prioritizing larger pieces for 2021. I will still be accepting some smaller pieces depending on whether the subject lines up with my style and interests! Below are examples of tattoos completed in different appointment length times. If you need more examples of pieces and their time requirements, please check the captions on my IG posts.
My highest priority is providing my clients with quality work and original designs that look amazing and hold up overtime. My prices reflect all the work and attention to detail that go into creating a great piece and a great experience for you.
Due to the volume of drawings I have every week, I am not able to send designs in advance. The drawing will be available to view day-of and we will have time to review, collaborate and make small tweaks during your appointment.
WHERE DO I PARK? WHAT DOES CHECK-IN LOOK LIKE?
Skin and Soul (WA) shares parking spaces with a garment repair shop. Any spots in front of the studio and garment shop are great. We can also use parking spots up by paggliaci pizza and there is a staircase down to the studio from that upper lot. Just avoid spaces labeled Rite Aid only. They monitor those and you may be ticketed. The studio is tucked into the corner beside Rite Aid. Our front desk staff will check you in on arrival.
Snowbird Studio (TX) is located on the East Side in the 501 Studios building. Street parking is fine and I am currently working out a deal with the parking garage so I can validate your parking (I'll update here when I have more specifics). Street parking (pay stations) is $2/hr. I will give clients detailed instructions individually upon booking regarding parking and the exact studio suite number.
Larger custom pieces may require a $100 deposit. I will let you know if that is the case. Deposits go toward your overall tattoo cost.
Stay well hydrated with water
The evening before, shave the area that is to be tattooed
Wear appropriate, clean, loose fitting clothing that can get dirty
Plan on leaving with a plastic wrap on
Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo
Clean your tattoo with warm water and fragrance free soap
Dab your tattoo dry and avoid any rubbing motion
Apply a thin layer of moisturizer (I recommend Aquaphor)
Repeat morning and night until your tattoo has finished peeling
WHAT KIND OF TATTOOS WILL YOU DO?
Florals, plants, animals, abstract & geometric concepts, male & female figures, half sleeve & full sleeve projects. I work in strictly black and grey. You can send me references of pieces or visuals you like but I will not copy someone else's work. Everything will be custom drawn and tailored to you. My instagram is a great resource to see what types of pieces I am interested in doing.
Please check the "How to Book" highlight on my instagram page for a comprehensive list of what I will and will not tattoo!
Born in Toronto and raised in NY, I started making my way further south in college where I studied Computer Information Systems in Charleston, SC. Post-grad, the even warmer weather and abundant tacos brought me to Austin, TX. I worked in the corporate world as a graphic designer for many years before my creative passions finally led me to tattooing.
Outside of tattooing, I enjoy weightlifting, climbing, hiking, mountaineering, and generally any sort of adventuring!
Especially if my 5-year-old boxer pup can come along.
I'm passionate about connecting with clients and really pride myself on understanding what they want to get out of a tattoo. My entire process is designed to create a fun experience, a beautiful piece of art, and a lasting memory.
Please wait until a booking form is posted in my bio to submit an idea. I do not read or accept ideas via DM. If you have questions that are not answered by the FAQ sheet above, or by the highlights on my instagram page, please feel free to reach out via email.