Tattooing is an intimate process, from the conceptualizing to the actualization; it is connecting with yourself, with your artist and the bigger forces that shape the skin art. You should be able to explore your thoughts, ideas, and motivations. As it a commitment to the art process, you should also be able to research on tattoos, preparations and aftercare, the craft as a form of skin modification, placements and even your artists. It is important that you find your artistic preferences comfortable with the art style of your artist and the process of his/her work, and that you are open to the further development of your ideas in acknowledging that inking is a collaborative work. In recognizing such process, we encourage you to consult with your artist beforehand.
know your tattoo
We categorize tattoos according to different considerations such as size, difficulty, inking time and placement among others. As sessions will be scheduled according to these specifications, it is important to know which type of appointents you can book your tattoos.
With these, prior to setting an appointment, you should have also finalized the necessary details for booking your tattoo/s; these include, but are not limited to, size, placement, design style, preferred dates and time, etc.
Minimals are blackworks or simple colorworks that may be letters, characters, single-line texts, linearts, one-liners or simple illustrations which may have minimal shading. They are sized at around 1x2,1x3, 2x2, 3x2, 3x3 or slightly larger. A minimal design would take an hour or less in inking.
A session for multiple minimals is limited to 3-4 simple texts or/and tattoos sized at around 1x1. This type of appointment can be booked as a one-client or two-client session.
When booking a 2-client session, kindly limit the total number of tattoos to 3 minimals or text. Otherwise, kindly book individually to allow for a more flexible duration for your session.
non - minimals
Non-minimals are intricate lineworks and detailed blackwork designs. They are usually sized at around 4x3, 4x4, 5x2, 5x3 or slightly larger. These may include smaller intricate colorworks.
A session for a non-minimal tattoo may accommodate a few additional minimals.
Large pieces are intricate and detailed blackwork designs, shoulder cuffs, sternum or thigh wraps and similar tattoos. The length is at around 5 inches or longer and the piece usually covers a relatively larger skin area. In consideration of the longer inking time for larger pieces, we limit the days we open for these sessions.
A session for large pieces may accommodate additional minimals.
These are artist-specific nature-inspired tattoo wraps, armbands or ankle bands and other vining types that do not need prior designing as they are done in freehand during session, just before inking.
For vinework tattoos designed or customized beforehand, kindly book through non-minimals.
Sleeve types are tattoos at larger sizes and with more intricate detailing. They may be thigh-wrapping pieces, sleeves, half-sleeves and similar tattoos that take a at least a day's schedule. In consideration of the longer inking time for sleeve types, we limit the days we open for these sessions.
A session for sleeve types may accommodate additional minimals.