Good day! Welcome to my website!
Q: How do I book with you?
A: There are a few little steps that are as follows:
- Read ALL the info on this page
- Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts (I sometimes get sorted as spam, which is the story of my life)
- Fill out this form!
- I’ll email you with a calendar that you select a slot from. After that, you’re booked in!
- Around appointment time, I’ll send you a sketch for approval. You can give me feedback and I can make small alterations. I can’t change too too much, which is why it’s important for you to fill in the form from step 2 really carefully. The sketch might be sent to you the night before our appointment. If there’s shading involved, I might not send a sketch at all because digital shading looks awful.
- You come and get your tattoo!
Q: How much does it cost?
A: 1200sek/hour, 1 hour minimum charge. My tattoos never cost less than 1200sek and rarely more than 3500sek. This includes rent, supplies, and tax, which is about 65% of what you give me. This also includes the time I spend drawing and communicating. Keep in mind that a tattoo is an investment that lasts for a long long time. If you’re willing to buy a pair of shoes that will last you a few months for 1200sek, then you should be willing to pay for a decent tattoo that will last you til you be dead. I know it can be a lot of money for some people, but I really can’t afford to charge less unfortunately. Sorry!
Q: How long does it take?
A: Absolutely impossible to say for sure. I can give estimates but everyone’s skin is different and it depends on size and placement etc. ALSO I normally quote how long the actual tattoo will take. Please add about 30-45 minutes for setting up, cleaning your skin, etc. Ie, don’t expect to be in and out like clockwork. I hate being stressed for time!
Q: Can you do this tattoo on me ridiculously small and really detailed?
A: No. You can suggest a general size but I have to make sure the tattoo will age well so I reserve the right to choose the right size for the design. I don’t do micro-tattoos (there are people who specialise in that).
Q: You did this tattoo on someone. Can you do it on me too?
A: Probably not. I generally only do tattoos once. Some of them I do again and again, but very few. Otherwise my job gets boring af and it’s mean to those who already have the design.
Q: What if I want to cancel?
A: Just don’t… But if you have to, please do so well in advance so I don’t lose my income for the day. If you cancel within 48 hours of your appointment, I ask you pay for for half an hour (600kr). Within 24 hours, I ask you pay for a full hour (1200kr) via Paypal or Swish. This is not just to be a douche, it’s a real hassle to rebook things at the last minute and it makes me very depressed and useless. I don’t take deposits cause that’s just a bother for both of us, but since this is my only source of income, I need to be able to cover my costs and try to predict how much money I’ll have at the end of each month. I’m a sole trader and I don’t have any holiday pay or sick leave. If you’re sick, maybe you still get paid, but if you’re sick and you cancel with me at the last minute, I certainly don’t get paid by your workplace… anyway, boohoo boohoo, but really, please don’t be a shite.
Q: Do you speak Swedish?
A: I understand that gobledygook but I won’t speak it because I’m shy and a coward.<<
Q: Can I use your design and get someone else to tattoo them on me?
A: No. This is my work, and I need to make money off it. I also design a lot of stuff specifically for each customer, and it’s not fair to them. I do simple line drawings anyway- I’m sure you can just do your own or get someone near you to draw something unique. It’s more fun and then I won’t have a fit!
Q: Are you going to visit ______ soon?
A: I always announce if I’m going to travel somewhere! If you follow me, you’ll know, I promise, cause I won’t shut up about it!
Q: What needles do you use?
A: It always depends on what I’m working on. You wouldn’t use a fat sharpie to draw a delicate flower. You get the point… I can’t really offer advice on hand poking because I’m self-taught and I don’t feel comfortable sharing something that’s so personal/might be wrong. My whole leg is covered in absolute garbage that I tattooed on myself… That’s how I learned. You have to do the same. Besides, you can’t really explain how to do it in words.