To book a tattoo appointment

BEFORE CONTACTING ME, in order to ensure the best service and the most fluid experience for everyone, please read the entire FAQ below attentively. Subsequently, send me an email at karine@studiovisionart.com with:

  • Your full name and phone number
  • A detailed description of your project
  • Reference pictures
  • An approximation of your availability in the upcoming month

I’m looking forward to work with you!

 

Please note that:

  • My schedule reopens every 15th of the month for the upcoming month (for example: starting on August 15 for an appointments in September).
  • When the month is full, I’m closing the schedule until the 15th of the following month.
  • The remaining openings and special availabilities (e.g. on weekends or cancellations) will be posted regularly on the Facebook page.
  • I do not work on weekends UNLESS SPECIFIED ON FACEBOOK.
  • I only work 6 nights a month, from 4PM to 7PM. Therefore, availability during the day will advantage you.

 

I am using this system:

  • To offer you reasonable delays (when postponing an appointment or for touch ups, etc.)
  • To be available for your small projects.
  • To enjoy a free flowing and spontaneous lifestyle that allows space for inspiration and unexpected events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before we start

How to get started on a custom tattoo?
Appointments

Getting Started

How long will it take before I see my drawing?
How much will it cost?
Do I have to tip my artist?
Is there anything you won’t tattoo?

D-day

How should I prepare?
Can I drink, smoke pot or take pain medication before my tattoo?
Will it hurt?
How sterile is your equipment?
What will it feel like right after it’s done?
Is there a warranty on my tattoo?
Tattoo aftercare

Before we start


How to get started on a custom tattoo?

The first step is to identify your idea and which artist you want to work with. By looking at an artist’s folio, you can usually tell the general themes they like and the feel of their artwork.

NOTE that I favor small and medium sized projects (maximum 2 sessions of 2-3 hours or less).

Welcome to:

  • Small projects, family projects, insignias and symbols
  • Lettering
  • Tribal or other native style
  • Decorative or geometrical styles
  • Realistic project with picture reference
  • Old tattoo refresh
  • All floral, animal or spiritual themes
  • Pop culture, geek and girly themes
You can visit my portfolio as a reference.

Once you have decided on the topic and the style of your tattoo, it is recommended that you put together a reference folder. It can be a collection of photos, illustrations, paintings or pictures of other tattoos of which you like the style/layout/placement/size/color schemes.

While we do want you to find reference pictures, remember that these are intended for inspiration only. Don’t try to find a perfect image: general guidelines are sufficient.

When everything is ready, it is time to contact the studio to book a consultation appointment.


Appointments

Preliminary evaluations are conducted exclusively via email. It is therefore important to send me all your information. We can then book a free consultation to discuss your project’s details in person and take your measurements if needed. To book your actual tattoo date, a $60 deposit will be required (in person, by PayPal or Interac transfer). A deposit is a commitment on your part, therefore it is non-refundable. This deposit will be credited off the price of your last tattoo session.

If you need to cancel or move your appointment, I ask for a reasonable 48 hours delay or your deposit might be lost. A new deposit will be asked to book any new appointment. To help you remember your appointments, you will receive a confirmation email containing all the information you need 3 days before each session.


Getting Started


How long will it take before I see my drawing?

Before your appointment, I will start on picture search and work on a potential composition for you. However, I no longer send drawings long in advance. You will receive a draft or layout the day before your appointment over email and extra time will be allowed for each new project to complete the design and adjust the size together on the day of the appointment.


How much will it cost?

My hourly rate is $150 per hour, taxes INCLUDED. My base price is $80. I cannot guarantee an exact amount of time needed to finish your tattoo, but I can give you a ballpark figure during your consultation and a more precise estimate when your drawing is finished on your appointment day. Many factors such as the customer’s pain tolerance or skin texture/thickness can make the estimated time vary.

When working with me, you are benefiting of:

  • 13 years of experience;
  • a service tailored to your needs;
  • a swift and precise execution, in a safe, intimate and professional environment;
  • pigments of the highest quality, certified vegan and non-toxic;
  • the best warranty in the region.

Do I have to tip my artist?

Getting a tattoo is both a product (a work of art that you bring back home) and a service (the experience of the time spent with the artist). In general, tattoo artists will charge for their time or by the piece. A tip is not necessarily expected. On the other hand, if you have especially appreciated the artist’s approach and attitude, a tip is always appreciated. In my experience, 10% of the value of the session is a nice token of your appreciation.


Is there anything you won’t tattoo?

I will not tattoo something that I think will not make a good tattoo. Amongst other things, too small, too detailed or shapes that won’t flow with the placement on the body are to be avoided.
I also will not tattoo:
  • Hands and face unless you are already HEAVILY tattooed;
  • Fingers, toes, sides of feet or any type of skin that I judge won't heal well;
  • Hateful messages;
  • Gang tags and logos;
  • Minors, pregnant women or people with some health/skin issues.


D-day


How should I prepare?

Be well rested, and eat a good meal one to two hours before your appointment. Wear comfortable clothes that you would not mind getting dirty, and that will grant easy access to the area we need to tattoo. You might also want to bring a small snack and a sugary drink, especially if this is your first tattoo.


Can I drink, smoke pot or take pain medication before my tattoo?

Alcohol is a blood thinner: it will make you bleed more than normal. This not only makes the artist’s job harder and your tattoo session longer, but excessive bleeding can make your tattoo heal improperly causing it to look faded.

On the other side, Aleve (Naproxen), Advil (Ibuprofen), Tylenol or Aspirin (Acetaminophen) can help reduce inflammation and hence, swelling and post-tattoo pain.

We also want you in a clear state of mind. Smoking pot or other drugs will NOT numb you and on the contrary, might make you feel ill. Ask your doctor for any uncertainties about prescribed medications.


Will it hurt?

Of course it hurts. The way we experience pain is very different for everyone and will mostly depend on your own pain threshold and the area of the tattoo. On average, it feels something like a cat scratch. Most people usually take that kind of pain very well. If it’s really painful for you, we can take breaks or split your tattoo in shorter sessions.


How sterile is your equipment?

In the tattoo industry, quality goes through your security first. Since there are no laws or control in Quebec, my high hygiene and aseptic standards, as well as my high quality material, tend to follow American and European sanitary and security severe standards. Everything I use (such as needles, pigment caps, water cups, razors) is single use and/or sterile.


What will it feel like right after it’s done?

It usually feels something like a sun burn. The area will be red, possibly be swollen for a day or two, and might feel like a bruise for three or four days. See the aftercare for more details.


Is there a warranty on my tattoo?

The sterility of my ink, needles and equipment quality is guaranteed. I also guaranty your satisfaction: as long as you do not add to the original approved design, you benefit of free touch ups sessions until satisfaction, within a reasonable delay of six months. It is, to my own awareness, the best warranty ever offered in this domain. Furthermore, a personal follow up is done during your healing process to insure your entire satisfaction. I am also always available to answer all your questions.

Tattoo aftercare

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