Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to make an appointment with you?
No, you do NOT need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to make an appointment with me because I respect your right to bodily autonomy.
Where do you work?
I have recently relocated from Victoria back to South Australia and am now working from my new private studio in a shop that I share with my husband Shaun who does custom framing and fine art printing. The new location is 566 - 568 Goodwood Road, Daw Park.
What imagery will/won't you tattoo?
I am currently focusing on botanical themes in full colour, with the inclusion of some animal, bird and insect life. I generally only do tattoos with black outlines and fairly realistic rendering as can be seen in my folio. I am open to ideas that fall outside this category too, so by all means ask. I won't tattoo any imagery that is violent or offensive.
How do I make an appointment?
Bookings are arranged via email - please visit my Contact page here to send me an email or sign up for my mailing list to stay up to date. Some simpler designs can be discussed via email, but most bookings for tattoos first require a consultation so we can discuss the design and any questions you might have; these can be arranged at my studio, by phone or by Skype. The consultation requires the payment of a $100 deposit, payable by cash, Paypal or bank deposit, which will come off the final session of the tattoo once completed. In the event that a consultation is booked and missed, or if the consultation goes ahead but you decide not to get tattooed, you will be refunded half this deposit. In the event that I have drawn your design but you no longer wish to get tattooed the full deposit will be forfeited.
How much do you charge?
My current rate is $180 an hour for ongoing work, or I have the option of a full day booking (up to 6 hours tattooing) that is capped at $900. A quote will be given for smaller pieces to be finished in a single sit, rather than the hourly rate. Payment for the hours tattooed needs to be made on the day; there are several ATMs nearby if you need them, or you can pay by direct bank transfer.
Can I see my tattoo design before the day of my appointment?
For very large and complex designs I am usually happy to meet up with you before the appointment so you can view the design, but sometimes this isn't possible. Some tattoo designs are sketched in full while others are collaged together from smaller drawings, and often parts are modified and free-handed in pen on the day - so a completed sketch isn't always available for you to look at. Let me know if seeing the design in advance is important to you and we can discuss your options.
Fine art prints of my work and others:
AMY C. DUNCAN
ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA
I make natural history themed tattoos at Artemisia Custom Tattooing, my private appointment-only studio in Adelaide SA. I also accept commissions for paintings and illustrations.