If you're new to getting tattooed, it can be confusing & intimidating. Not everyone follows the same procedure, but this is how I like to be contacted. Take no offence if you don't do it this way, it's just best for my clarity. I tried to be very specific in this, as it is based on many past experiences I wish would quit happening. You don't have to follow it to the letter, it's just a guide.
BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT
Send an email to this website or Tattooing By Jenny.
Include the best description of what you're looking for, and include as much information in a single email.
Some things to consider:
Style - Colour, Black & Grey, Linework, Text, etc. Tradtional, Neo-traditional, Illustrative, etc. If you don't know, attach a photo of a tattoo you like the look of.
Size - in inches or cms. If it's not fitting in a specific area, just an approximation will do.
Placement - where on the body? Left or right side. If you have a spot in mind, please be specific. Changing your mind day-of or being unsure will alter the drawing & can ruin a good design. You may need to come in for a consultation so I can trace the area or body part.
Details - words, names, colours, etc. Forgetting something & adding it at the last minute is doable, but again can ruin a good design.
Budget - if you have one, let me know. I'm always willing to work with what you've got (within reason).
Send a good, straight-ahead photo of the area of your body you want it to go. Remember to correct if the photo is flipped or taken in a mirror.
Attach a few reference images you like, and let me know what you like about them.
Try to keep the email brief, and to the point. We may need to sit down for a consultation anyway to discuss more details or do a tracing, but this email helps me figure out if that's necessary. If you'd prefer it as well, just let me know.
A note: If you like my work (this applies to most artists), recognize the style(s) within my portfolio. It's what comes naturally to me & what I feel like I excel at. I might be up for tackling something different, so feel free to ask, but don't ask me to take on another artist's personal style. I will do my version, but don't expect it to look the same as the image you found on Instagram.
Rates: as of June 1, 2019 my rates are $100 minimum & $180/hr. Single-sit pieces 2 hours or less will get a flat rate estimate, larger pieces will be hourly.
Appointment Times: chances are you are busier than I am. Send me a few options for dates & times that you're available & when you're looking to get tattooed. I can generally get you in the same or following week. Saturdays are the busiest & with my travelling might take a few weeks to get in. If nothing else works, I can occasionally come in on Mondays but keep in mind I don't work Sundays, and, like Garfield, I don't do mornings.
When the appointment is booked I will take a Deposit - $50 for smaller pieces, $200 for sleeves & large pieces. The deposit comes off the final sit of your tattoo. It is nonrefundable. If you would like to put down more, that is acceptable, but I'm not a bank & don't return unused portions.
Payment: Cash is preferred, but eTransfer or PayPal may also be accepted. Deposits for appointments not made in person can be paid electronically.
Dress appropriately for where the tattoo is going. Back of the neck? Wear your hair up. Wear clothes that will not get in the way of getting tattooed.
This shit hurts. Prepare yourself for it. Make sure there's food in you so you don't pass out.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm very friendly & value your tattoo experience, I just like to streamline my work process. Instagram DMs & Facebook messages are also fine, although they can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Please don't message me on multiple platforms or many times within 24 hours unless it's an emergency. It sometimes takes me a few days to get to my correspondence.