Frequently asked questions

and general booking information

most commonly asked questions


 

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As the owner of Bombshell Tattoo Galerie in Edmonton and an official permanent resident of Canada I have zero intention of leaving this fantastic city.

I do travel often, and attend MANY conventions across the world so I only EVER book 4 months in advance to accommodate potential travel options and fluctuations in plans, but I always return to my own studio here in Edmonton.
I typically book approximately 4 months in advance at maximum, when I am taking new clients and bookings for any location I will ALWAYS publicly announce the availabilities across ALL my social media and website

I am unable to confirm to any one person any booking availabilities in advance of these announcements as the announcements are made once the location and availabilities are set in stone
Sorry no I do not. There are a multitude of fantastic artists out there who's style works fantastically with coverup work but mine is not a style suited to coverup work
Although I travel often, and have select conventions that I attend every year please do not assume I will one day attend your specific city and send emails requesting that I tattoo you in a location I have not confirmed.

All available locations are ALWAYS listed on my tour dates page, and further locations are unable to be disclosed to any one person until such time as they are 100% confirmed
Again sorry no, I am an artist first and foremost and I do this job because I love creating my own original beautiful art, I unfortunately do not have time available to dedicate to working on projects that are not my own creation.
There are many tattooers that will happily accommodate this request, but unfortunately as an artist I find that my style does not lend itself to the addition of font
I can accept deposits via interac E transfer or Paypal within Canada, for international clients I only accept paypal for the deposit portion of your payment

The remaining payment of your tattoo will be due in CASH upon the completion of your booking. This is true for ALL countries, studios and or conventions.
Unfortunately due to the numbers of inquiries sometimes being in the hundreds daily, my staff have zero ability to spend simply discussing the potential of you one day getting a tattoo if you have no intention of booking your appointment within the next 4 months

How to best submit a tattoo inquiry


 

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Please check all available locations before submitting your inquiry as any inquiries directed for locations I am not currently taking inquiries for will be unable to be answered.
I have a very unique style to my art, and love working on beautiful brightly coloured nature based art pieces and portrait work.

Please ensure this is the style of art that you are looking for, as due to the volume of inquiries daily I am unable to respond to any inquiries requesting script, line-work, new-school, old-school or any other style or subject matter that is not shown in my portfolio.
Being thorough with your design description will ensure you get the best possible tattoo, as the information you give me on your booking inquiry will be used as the basis for me to create your tattoo.
Many people have a bit of a story about why they are getting their tattoo, or require a specific item or design element to symbolize a person or event.

Although I love to hear your stories whilst we are working on your art and I am more than happy to accommodate as many of these elements as my art style will allow, I do not require to know anything other than your artwork parameters prior to booking you in for your tattoo.

So that I may sort through which artworks are best suited to my style in an adequate timeframe I am unable to respond to inquiries that include large amounts of back story as these simply take too long to read dozens of times a day.

Please describe the artwork when submitting your inquiry in a similar manner to how you would instruct any other artist or design professional to craft a piece of work for you, accurately and directly to the point.
If you have been thorough and accurate in your design description I will not require any further consultation process, and we may proceed straight to your tattoo booking

In person consultations are performed only for large and complex designs such as sleeves.

All other appointments will allow ample time at the beginning of the appointment to alter artwork if desired, and any consultation process required will be done over email prior to your booking date being set.
Due to uncertain travel dates, conventions and sponsor obligations my schedule can only EVER be solidified up to 4 months in advance.

Therefor when you submit your inquiry if we make a booking for your tattoo it will be within the next 4 months, if you are not ready to place a deposit and make a booking to get tattooed within that timeframe please submit your inquiry at a later date when you are ready to get tattooed.

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Booking a date


 

Once we have consulted and finalized the design outlay, size and location I will provide you with the available dates for your appointment.

Your will be required at this time to leave a non-refundable deposit to confirm your appointment, deposits can typically be paid in cash, interac E-transfer for clients within Canada or directly via Paypal for international clients.

Please be aware that only deposits may be paid online, ALL further funds owing for the remainder of your appointment in ALL studios, conventions and guest locations are ALWAYS CASH ONLY.
Once your deposit has been received by my staff you will be issued a confirmation email containing your appointment date, it is your responsibility to double check the time and date listed on your booking confirmation.

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My Artwork and design process


 

Due to the potential for copy-write issues your artwork will be unable to be sent for "viewing" prior to your appointment.

All artwork will be available the morning of your tattoo in person and should you require small alterations it will be done in person free of charge.
During your consultation we will have settled upon a theme or basic outlay for your design including the size, location and budget.

My finalized vision of your creation will be available in person on the day of your appointment, and minor alterations can be made at this stage in person if required.

Should you require to change your design idea, size, location or budget entirely from the agreed upon design I will need to be notified at least 3 days prior to your appointment date.
Please be mindful that although I will make every effort possible to accommodate design changes, if a client changes design idea multiple times or is uncertain in such a way that I am professionally uncomfortable tattooing, I will be unable to accommodate the original booking.

In these circumstances if I have availability (at least 3 days notice) to fill the date originally assigned to the uncertain client the deposit will be held and can be used towards a future booking once the uncertain client has confirmed what they want tattooed.

However, if the client repeatedly changes their mind on artwork, location or size in such a way that I am uncomfortable working with them, if I do not have enough prior notice to fill the time reserved the deposit will be forfeited and the client will have to leave a new deposit in the future to re-book.
On the rare occasion I offer a discounted set price to a client willing to let me do whatever I want on a blank canvas.

This is exactly as stated, the deal only applies to the artwork of my choosing, should you desire to modify it in part or change it entirely you will revert to a regular priced booking.

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Deposit terms and conditions


 

Please be aware that all deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE however they are transferable in the event that you require to reschedule I will happily roll your deposit forwards to your new date if given at least 3 full days notice.

Deposits are NOT however transferrable to another client or art piece. Your deposit specifically only applies to you and your artwork that we have agreed upon.
I deal with a lot of inquiries every day, my manager and I hand select which tattoo ideas would best suit addition to my portfolio and every booking has a consultation process to some degree, after your consultation we will select which available date best suits both your schedule and mine and this date will be reserved just for you.

Once you have reserved a date it means that other prospective clients will not have it available to them, and may not be able to book in for their tattoo and potentially miss out.

This is a lot of work that has been done on your behalf prior to even starting to design the piece, so even if you change your mind with sufficient notice my my manager and I do unfortunately need to be compensated for the time spent.

This is never something I want to do, and I will make every effort to accommodate rescheduling where applicable.
Should you need to reschedule and you have provided more than 3 days notice I will be happy to honour your deposit and roll it forward to your new tattoo date.

Likewise if I require to reschedule you for any reason that is no fault on your part I will endeavour to give you at least 3 days notice, (its only fair) and if I cannot do so I will discount the price of your tattoo to the value of your deposit.

However, unfortunately should you fail to give an adequate amount of notice that you require to reschedule I will be sadly unable to rearrange another client to fill your space and the deposit will have to be forfeited.

If you require to reschedule for an unknown timeframe or cannot confirm a new appointment date at the time of your requesting to reschedule I will hold your deposit for a period of 90 days.

If you have not contacted me within 90 days to book an alternate date your deposit will be considered abandoned, and a new deposit will be required to hold your new appointment
I want to tattoo you! So I ensure that on the day of your tattoo appointment I arrive early, have my artwork prepared and my equipment ready. I have no prior commitments, I have dedicated my day to you and your new art.

Please ensure you do the same, as appointments that require to be cut short or are unable to be completed will still require full payment
On several occasions I have had clients arrive who are in a medical condition that is non conducive to receiving a tattoo, such as being sick with a cold, pregnant, breast feeding, drunk or hungover, recently sunburned, currently suffering from a communicable disease or on medication which will result in a poor tattoo application.

If you feel that you may be suffering from a condition that would be unsafe for tattooing please let me know in prior to your appointment. Under no circumstances will I ever knowingly endanger the health and safety of my client, future clients and myself by exposing unfit persons to the tattooing process and studio environment.

Should you arrive to your appointment unfit for receiving a tattoo I will be unable to work with you at that time and your deposit may be forfeited, you may be required to leave a new deposit to secure a new appointment.
Should you require to cancel even with more than 3 days notice I will still have invested this time as described above, and potentially denied other clients on your behalf.
As such, unfortunately the deposit will have to be retained to cover the work time invested, and should you at a later date change your mind and re-book a new deposit will be required to hold your new appointment

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