I currently work at Tapestry Tattoo in Toronto. We are located at 888 Dupont, Unit 112 - this space is accessed through 2 stairs to the main landing, then 5 stairs down to a semi-basement floor. For any potential clients unable to access this space, alternative arrangements can be made to tattoo at a wheelchair-accessible studio.
For any other accessibility needs please let me know during the submission period or through email!
Every couple months I will post a link to a form where you can submit your tattoo concept. I read through every submission (it's not first-come-first-served) and select projects based on concept and availability for the next round of bookings.
My books are currently closed. My next booking period will be Jan-Feb, and I will accept submissions for that period in early December.
I'm currently prioritizing larger pieces with a focus on unusual animals and plants, in an etching/woodcut style. I accept all kinds of projects though, including ones that may seem 'off-brand' to my portfolio, so please don't feel pressured to tailor your idea submission a certain way if you think I would be a good fit!
Unfortunately I do have to turn down a number of submissions, but I never decline on the basis of skin tone, body type, scarring, etc.
I'm open to consultations either in person at Tapestry or via email. Once we've settled on the details of the design as well as an appointment date I require a deposit to book (see deposit info below).
A couple days in advance of the appointment, I will email a rough sketch. At this time, you may suggest any revisions you would like to see in the piece. After we've settled on the composition I will work on a fully detailed version, which will be ready for you to check out on the day of your appointment before we get started.
Rates + Payment
I charge my work per-hour at a rate of $150/hr + tax (effectively $170/hr). Drawing time is included in the cost of the tattoo.
Cash is preferred on the day of the appointment, but e-transfer and Paypal payments are accepted as well.
Tips are always appreciated but never expected! There is no standard protocol on tipping, it is entirely at your discretion.
I require a $50 deposit to book, which will be subtracted from the total cost of your tattoo on the day of the appointment. If your project requires multiple sessions, your deposit will be subtracted from the final session.
E-transfer, Paypal, or cash are all accepted.
You will forfeit your deposit if:
I have drawn a final design and you decide not to get the tattoo.
You request significant or numerous revisions to the design counter to what we have agreed upon in consultation.
You cancel without 48 hours' notice, or no-show. Another deposit will be required to re-schedule the appointment.
You arrive more than 15 minutes late without prior notice.
If you need to re-schedule your appointment (with at least 48 hours' notice), your deposit will continue to be applied toward your final tattoo session.