Fine Art For Bodies

Information

Here you will find the official Fine Art For Bodies Readme, FAQ, Q&A, Instruction manual, small print, plain language disclosure, do’s and dont’s, mission statement, personality test, and lots of snarky humor and some mild sarcasm.

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What To expect  |  Contact/Scheduling  |  Emailing & Communication  |  Consultation  |  Preparing For your session  |   Precare/Aftercare
Frequently Asked Questions

What To Expect

Contact/Scheduling

Emailing & Communication

As with all aspects of Fine Art For Bodies, I beg your patience, understanding, and persistence. I am an extremely dedicated artist, but I am, as yet, but one person; one very busy artist/parent/boyfriend/administrator/business owner. I do my best to adhere to the guidelines I set forth here, but sometimes my workload can cause delay. All I can say is to be please patient with me, and know that your loyalty and persistence is much appreciated.
-t.s.

  • Your email will usually be answered within 5-7 business days.
    (If I have not responded to your email within 7 days, please feel free to resend. For ideal results, please send subsequent emails under the same subject thread. It will help create a sense of urgency, as in “oh shit, I’ve gotten three emails from this person!)
  • I will need your name, phone number, a complete description of your tattoo, including your thoughts on size, placement, color scheme, style, background elements, as well as  any reference pictures that you would like to incorporate.
  • If you have any preliminary questions,  this is the best time to ask! I will do my best to answer them right away in my initial response.
  • We will swap emails as much as necessary to discuss the details. It is best that we discuss as much as possible via email or phone before coming in for your consultation. Your consultation is a dedicated, paid work session, so for that reason, I try to stay as productive as possible for creative work.

Once I have all of these items in once place, I will give you a call to answer any questions you may have, go over the terms, and then schedule a consultation. I do not ever check voicemail, though I may sometimes leave them, so please use text if we miss any calls.

After you become an established client, we may begin to text back and forth, but please understand that this is a VERY unreliable form of communication, so take it with the appropriate grain of salt.

 

Consultation

If your design is super straightforward, I will just need you to drop off the design, verify that it can be tattooed, and take a deposit t schedule your appointment.

For custom tattoo, 
I will usually schedule about an hour for you to come in for a consultation.

This allows us some dedicated time to meet and greet, make sure we’re on the same page creatively, and design your tattoo.

During your consultation,
We will take a look at your references, discuss the design, layout, fit, and start sketching. If necessary we will create a pattern to design the details onto, or start preparing a stencil.

I will need you to bring the printed references you would like to use, ad well as a non-refundable, proratable, roll-overable $100 drawing fee.

At the close of your consultation, we will discuss pricing/estimate* and schedule your first appointment and I will need  50% down to lock it in.
*Estimates I am not always able to provide an estimate for a tattoo which will take more than 2-3 sessions, but I can usually give a ballpark range based on previous similar pieces.
 

Billing/Payment

  • I charge $125/hr for all sessions booked.
  • A deposit of 50% is required at the time of scheduling, the remainder is due at the beginning of each session.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

There are absolutely no refunds, ever, period. For any reason.
All deposits are non-refundable unless otherwise agreed upon.

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION

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Please be aware: Getting a tattoo is, at best, a stressful procedure for your body!

The better  condition your mind, body, and skin are in when your session is scheduled, the better you will be able to cope with it.

  • Be Fed:  – Don’t be hungry, you will pass out. It is imperative that you eat a good meal 2-4 hours before your

tattoo.

  • Be Hydrated,  Be Moisturized: Drink water, use lotion! Healthy  skin is supple, and easy to tattoo. And it  

        actually hurts less! Dry skin is tough, itchy, flaky, and oversensitive. It resists needle penetration and ink

fixation. And HURTS MORE. A glass of water can make a noticeable difference in your skin texture in

minutes. So Drink several!

  • Be Rested:  Well-rested bodies and minds are patient, creative, determined, excited, happy.

Don’t be cranky, irritable, or hung over. If your mind feels that way, your body (and skin) are worse.

  • Be SOBER- See Above. (Not to mention terms and release forms: You WILL NOT be seen while intoxicated)
  • Be Comfortable:  Please dress comfortably and bring your music player, playlist, or favorite CD. Feel free to bring something to squeeze, watch, read, or listen to to make your experience that much more pleasant.
  • What to Wear / Drapes:Wear clothes in which you are able to reveal the area to be tattooed, but not expose more than you’re comfortable.  If you will be partially revealed, your artist will provide sanitary drapes, but you may also feel free to bring your own canga, sarong, robe, or something comfortable to drape yourself with.

Also consider the clothes you will be leaving in: You do NOT want rough denim or footwear brushing your freshly tattooed skin!

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Tattoo Aftercare

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Your tattoo will take about 2-4 weeks to heal completely. It is imperative to keep the tattooed skin absolutely clean and well moisturized during this period

After about 3-5 days it is normal for the tattoo to start to itch, and begin to peel. DO NOT  scratch, peel, or pick at it, continue to wash and moisturize normally.

During the first 2-3 weeks:

Washing Your Tattoo: 2-3 Times Daily

-Wash using warm water and an mild, un-scented, anti bacterial soap such as amber-colored Dial or Dr. =Bronners  -When showering, try to take short showers and wash your tattoo last to avoid soaking. Wash face, hair, and body first, taking care not to get shampoo, conditioner, or body wash on tattoo.

-Just before exiting, lather soap in Hand and pass gently over the tattoo, do not scrub or use washcloths or sponges.

-Pat Dry, using a clean paper towel, do not rub.

-Let Air Dry Completely before applying ointment

 

Treating You Tattoo: 2-3  times Daily

After washing, with clean hands, apply a small amount of your aftercare product of choice.

After 3-5 days you may switch to a fragrance-free, water-based emollient lotion such as Lubriderm, or Aveeno. Skin should not appear wet or greasy after application:

Do NOT over-apply lotion or ointment

  •         Do NOT Re-Bandage Tattoo
  •         DO NOT Scratch, Pick, Scrub, or Rub tattoo
  •         Do NOT expose to direct sunlight (ever)
  •         Do NOT Swim or Soak in water

 

Continue to Limit and protect yourself from sun exposure during the life of your tattoo
To maximize the longevity of your tattoo

UV rays degrade your tattoo’s color and line quality.

Utilize Heavy Duty Sunblock and preferably garment coverage at all times possible when you will be out in the sun.

::NOTE:: If you begin to experience excessive bruising, bleeding, or any signs of bumps, rash, or signs of infection, see a healthcare professional immediately!

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions,

Plain language disclosure, statement of personality, and lots of snarky humor.
(Coming soon)

 

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