How do I schedule an appointment?
The following information is specified for tattoo bookings with Anna Sica (shop owner, permanent cosmetics and fine line tattoo artist - @annatattooer).
We have multiple artists at the shop - you may fill out the form on our website to get on contact with them, or check their Instagram accounts for their booking procedures.
The other artists are Lori - @bizarrelyenough and Natalia - @nataliaoliviatattoos
Anna'a booking procedures are as follows (permanent cosmetics inquiries can disregard and go directly to the contact page) For tattoo inquiries please read booking policies thoroughly before submitting an inquiry in order to simplify the scheduling process.
The first step in the tattoo process is booking an appointment. Please use the form on my contact page to send an inquiry. It is also recommended that you send reference photos from my Instagram to give me a better idea what you are looking for. I do not accept other artists tattoos as references.
I work by appointment only Monday - Friday. Please allow up to a week for a reply. Thank you for your patience!
The contact form here on my website is the only way to send an inquiry.
When is your soonest available appointment?
I work Monday- Friday only as of 2020. I normally book at three different times - 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. How soon I can schedule you will often depend on when you are available.
My instagram will say whether I am currently booking appointments or not. Open booking generally starts on the 1st of each month for the following month - for example February booking will open on January 1st, and stay open until February is full.
What is your deposit policy?
In order to book an appointment, you must put down a non-refundable deposit of $75 which will be deducted from the total cost of your tattoo at the time of your appointment.
Once we agree on a time and date for your tattoo, you will have 24 hours to put down your deposit, or your slot may be given up. Your deposit is non-refundable, but your appointment can be rescheduled a maximum of 2 times. If you reschedule with less than 5 days notice for any reason, your deposit will for forfeited and you must put down a new deposit for a new booking. Appointments that are cancelled for any reason will cause a forfeiture of your deposit. Thank you for understanding this policy. By sending your deposit, you are agreeing to understand my policies, so please read them
I will send you deposit instructions once we agree on a time. Please include the date and time of your appointment in the deposit notes.
When will I see the drawing for my tattoo?
Due to a high volume of clients, I do not send drawing previews in advance. Your design will be ready for you at the time of your appointment, and plenty of time will be available for you to request any changes you would like. I don't make any exceptions to this policy.
How much will my tattoo cost?
My rate for tattoos is $195/hr with a $165 minimum. Your time starts once we begin your tattoo. Due to many factors, it is difficult to estimate what the exact price will be; but some techniques can be more time-consuming than others as well as certain locations on your body. For example, thicker lines and fewer details take less time than stippling/dotwork or realistic drawings. If you are on a budget, I can let you know which styles might fit within it.
*Rates are subject to change at any time.
Can I bring a friend to my appointment?
Due to having a very small studio, I do not allow guests during appointments. If you have someone accompanying you from out of town there are several coffee shops right next door where they can wait for you during your tattoo. If you have extenuating circumstances please let me know.
How do I care for my new tattoo?
Detailed aftercare instructions will be provided for you at your appointment, but it's important to know that sunbathing, swimming, heavy exercising etc, is not recommended for the weeks after you get a new tattoo so it's good to plan accordingly.
It's also a good idea to wear loose fitting and dark clothing to avoid your tattoo getting rubbed and your clothing getting stained.
Do you accept Credit Cards?
Arrowhead Tattoo is cash only except for the deposit. If this is an issue for you please let me know and I can try and accommodate you. There are ATMS within walking distance to the studio.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
It is recommended that you eat a full meal prior to your appointment, as it's not uncommon to feel light-headed during your tattoo. Avoid drinking the night before and the day of your appointment, as well as taking any blood-thinning medications such as painkillers.
Wear comfortable/dark clothing that will allow easy access to the area you plan on getting tattooed.
You cannot get tattooed if you are pregnant or nursing.
Should I arrive early?
Please be on time for your appointment, or no more than five minutes early. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, it might have to be rescheduled.
Do you travel?
Yes! I do travel and tattoo. Please refer to my Instagram for travel dates. If I don't have anything posted in my bio, that means I don't have any travel plans currently.
Will you tattoo another artists work?
Nope! I will only tattoo my own work on you. Please do not send another artists work as a reference.
Is there anything you won't tattoo?
Starting 2020 I will not tattoo geometry and am moving away from script tattoos. I am most interested in tattooing images that I come up with myself or that are based on natural elements. I generally don't work in color. I will not tattoo any racist imagery.