WHERE DO I START?
Not every artist at Deaf Dog will be best for the style of work you want to have completed. Take the opportunity to look through the body of work of each artist listed on this site and identify the one that best fits the style you are looking for.
After you have identified an artist you complete a consultation request, listed in the menu to begin the process.
WHAT DOES THE ARTIST NEED FROM ME?
Artists love to do original work! The artist will custom draw your tattoo, but they always appreciate your input. Your input, as well as pictures can help ensure the understand exactly what you are expecting. Remember do not consent to the design until you are 100% happy with the design as it will be on you forever! Communication is a key factor in the process for the best end result.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
There’re many ways to obtain an appointment. You can come into the shop and request to see the artist that you have chosen during their consultation times. (see artist schedule) This will give you time to speak with the artist you think best fits your desired outcome. It is best that you come prepared with photos, examples, and ideas of your tattoo. At this time the artist will advise the time it will take and the cost of the tattoo. You can also utilize the consultation request form on the site to get the ball rolling instead of coming to the location. ID will be required at this time to ensure state and local requirements are met. To confirm your scheduled appointment we require a non-refundable deposit. The deposit is nonrefundable as it covered the consultation time, time drawing the custom design and securing your appointment. The deposit will be applied towards your tattoo the day of your appointment.
SHOULD I TIP, AND IF SO HOW MUCH?
Tipping is always appreciated. There is no set tip amounts. Tips are solely for the artist, and the services they have provided, so you should be comfortable with the tip amount. Remember the artists spend much time behind the scenes refining the art to deliver your vision, making it come to life!
WALK IN – Same Day appointments.
Walk-ins are always welcome! However understand most of the artists are booked-out months in advance. There are times however, when artists do have cancellations and maybe able to squeeze you in. It will also depend upon the intricacy of the Tattoo and time it will take to complete. If you have a design, please bring it with you. The more references you have, the easier it will be to explain your idea to your artist. If you cannot find what you are looking for, just ask, artists have plenty of reference and the shop has internet access. *** Custom intricate tattoos may require a few days draw time, and you may be asked to schedule an appointment.
HOW IS THE PRICE ESTIMATED FOR A TATTOO?
Each tattoo is priced according to the size, location on the body, the amount of color, and detail in the piece. Let your artist know what types of designs you like, and a price range you would like to stay in, so they can help design your perfect tattoo.