Frequently Asked Questions
Fine art prints of my work and others:
Where do you work?
I work from my own private studio, Artemisia Custom Tattooing, located within my husband Shaun's framing shop at Shop 3/1569 Burwood Highway Tecoma. You can get there by train by catching the Belgrave line and walking from Tecoma train station. We are located within a group of shops, next-door to M.Y. Hair Salon. Parking is available out the front or in nearby side streets.
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 only do tattoos with black outlines and fairly realistic rendering as can be seen in my folio. For tattoos in any other style I recommend speaking to my very sweet and talented workmate Sammi whose work can be seen at www.sammisideup.com
How do I make an appointment?
I now take new clients through a mailing list which you can read about and join here. All 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.
I currently have a wait time of around 12 months+ for new work.
How much do you charge?
My current rate is $200 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 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.