︎︎ EVERYONE IS WELCOME ︎︎
Thank you so much for your interest!
Looking forward to your ideas and meeting you.
Thank you so much for your interest!
Looking forward to your ideas and meeting you.
1. “HOW DO I REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT?”
Projects that align with my personal interests or original work (flashes) are given priority. Limited customs are welcome, as I draw every project that comes my way.
To ensure a good fit between myself and potential clients, I kindly request that you review my work and read the information provided on this page before completing the Booking Form.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY PROJECT IS APPROVED?” After submitting your project, please allow five to ten business days for review and approval.
If approved, you will receive a confirmation email entailing close estimates, policies, and further deposit instructions to choose a date that works for you
*Please check your spam folder if you do not see a reply.
No response may mean that I haven't had the opportunity to reply or the project may not align with current priorities.
3. ︎“WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?”
Please enter with a mask and your vaccination I.D.
Entrance is on 659 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 2E8
Not Douglas St. (Burger King entrance).
︎Black Cat Tattoo is an appointment-based studio.
There are parkades and street parking throughout the downtown
within walking distance from the studio.
ACCESSIBILITY: Our studio does have a wide staircase of 20 steps without an elevator. *Please let us know if you need assistance with the entrance, as we would be happy to figure something out.
4. “WHAT PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?”Cash or Interac e-transfers via any Canadian Bank is preferred, but all forms are accepted (Visa, Paypal, Mastercard, Debit/Credit, American Express).
5. “WHERE DO I FIND YOUR WORK?”
Most designs are one-time and non-repeatable unless started otherwise, but I am always happy to re-draw a claimed design that has already been done!
All new projects are mainly posted on Instagram ︎.
There is no designated place for flash at the moment. Therefore, whatever you see that is not posted is up for grabs.
If you are unsure of a flash- please submit your inquiry anyway and I can re-draw something just for you.
6. “HOW DO CONSULTATIONS WORK?”
Not every project will need a consultation and is only scheduled if neccessary. You will received a consultation appointment date along with your confirmtation email.
First consultation is free, and every consultation after is a minimum of 30 minutes each depending on what needs to be achieved.
In person consultations have shifted to virtual platorms (Facetime, Google Meet & Phone Calls) due to Covid-19. Select “Consultation” under the Victoria Booking Form.
7. “WHAT IS YOUR RATE?”
Rates vary depending on style, sizing, detail, placement(s), special event(s), and etc.
Kaman’s minimum is the hourly rate of $180 (before taxes).
A close estimate is given out along with the approved confirmation email. Estimates do not include unknown variables such as pain tolerance, skin condition, tattoo preparations, health condition etc.
The more specific of the details of an inquiry- the closer the estimates.
8 “HOW DO I SEND A DEPOSIT?”
Upon recieving a confimation email, it will entail deposit instructions.
Appointments are first come first served and cannot be held without a non-refundable deposit. Kind reminder to check your spam folder promptly, as others may be interested in the same date. You will have 24 hours to secure their appointment with a deposit.
Deposits are allocated to time spent preparing at the shop and drawing. Drawings cannot be started without a deposit.
Deposits depends on the length and complication of your estimated session and will be deducted from your tattoo appointment. Typically around 40 to 50% of your tattoo appointment.
Example: A 1 Hour estimated session would require a deposit of 25 or 30 minutes (40 to 50% of total session).
More information on deposits below.
9. “DEPOSIT POLICY”
Unfortunately, deposits are not refundable and not transferable.
Your deposit will only be transferred to a rescheduled appointment if 48 hours of notice is given. A new non-refundable deposit will be requred for a third re-schedule.
If you do not show up to your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited.
If you cancel your appointment within less than 48 hours, your deposit will be forfeited.
If you do not arrive within 30 minutes of your scheduled appointment, your appointment will be canceled and be considered a no show.
If you change your mind and design that is far from the original agreement, this is considered a cancellation unless stated otherwise.
Rates may be subjected to change upon rescheduling beyond the original date.
Covid-19: If you are feeling ill or tested positive for covid-19, please do not come into the studio and immediately contact for a reschedule.
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10. ︎ “DO YOU CUSTOM DRAW DESIGNS?”
I draw and stylize everything that comes in my direction. Please make sure you review my work to make sure I am the right artist for you.
11. “CAN I SEE MY DESIGN AHEAD OF TIME?”
I usually show the design on the day of your appointment and allocate time to make any neccessary small changes.
I’m more than happy to show you the rough draft as long as you request it ahead of time.
12. “CAN I RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?”
A minimum of 48 hours' notice is required if you need to reschedule your appointment for any reason. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting your deposit, and a new deposit will be required to reschedule. If the reschedule date is significantly later than the original date, rates may also be subject to change.
Please arrive within 20 minutes of your scheduled appointment time to avoid being considered a no-show and forfeiting your deposit. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and we kindly ask for the same respect for our time.
︎ IF YOU’RE SICK:
That is A-OK!! Let us know as soon as you feel unwell and we will reschedule your appointment without requiring an additional deposit.
Even if your symptoms are mild, please refrain from visiting us to keep our community safe.
13. “I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT, BUT CAN I CHANGE MY DESIGN?”
Please note that each inquiry is carefully reviewed before approval.
Your nonrefundable deposit secures not only your appointment date but also the time and materials spent preparing for your appointment.
Any significant alterations to your design may result in forfeiting your deposit unless the change is within reason.
If you do need to make changes, please give us proper notice.
DAY OF APPOINTMENT:
Please refrain from changing your design, placement, or size significantly, as this may result in forfeiting your deposit.
OTHER GENERAL FAQ:
1. “ARE THERE PLACEMENT(S) YOU DO NOT TATTOO?”
I do not tattoo fingers, feet, genital areas and face.
2. “DO YOU DO COVER UPS?”If I feel absolutely confident in the project.
3. “DOES IT HURT?”
Yes, it all hurts.
Some places are less painful than others but most people are fine.
Pain is subjective and varies person to person since every body is different.
My best advice is to follow the general preparation and aftercare instructions given to minimize the pain.
If you are menstruating or soon to be: schedule your appointment around it. It could be more painful due to any sensitivities.
4. “CAN YOU TOUCH UP WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE BY ANOTHER ARTIST? OR ADD ON TO THEIR WORK?”No, please go back to your artist.
5. “CAN I USE ANOTHER ARTIST’S WORK?
No, I will need written permisson from the original artist.
I will usually re-draw it into my own style if fits.
6. “DO I NEED TO TIP?”
The tattoo industry is the same as any personal service industry. Anywhere from 10% to 20% is the standard, but please do what is comfortable to you, as tipping is not mandatory but always appreciated.
7. “CAN I BRING A FRIEND?”
Unfortunately we are not allowing guests at this time with Covid-19 still being active. It is rare to be approved, but if you absolutely need to be accompanied please input a request in your inquiry.
8. “WHAT IS YOUR COVID-19 POLICY?”
Although the spread has slowed down, we still have restrictions in place. A Covid-19 Policy will be emailed to you.
Vaccination Passes/I.D will be checked for two doses and masks are still required.
If you show any symptoms during your appointment; your deposit may be forfeited and you will be asked to leave.