Tattoo FAQ

Q. Where and when do you work?

a- I’m working between the hours of 11am and 6pm, Tues-Sat at my private studio in Richmond. You can get all the info on how to book in with me by clicking here.

Q. Do tattoos hurt?

a- Yes, at least a little bit – but everyone’s pain tolerance is different, and different areas tend to hurt more or less. Most people don’t find it intolerable.

Q. What’s the worst place to get tattooed?

a- It’s totally individual, but I do notice most people hate these most: feet,elbows (inside and out), knees, under the bicep, ribs and top of the neck. If it’s bony or doesn’t see sunlight a lot, it’ll probably sting a bit more!

Q. Why do tattoos cost so much?

a- Do they though? I don’t really think for something so permanent that they do. A good tattooist brings to the table years of practice, probably some kind of formal art or design training, intense concentration, loads of imagination, and a really thorough knowledge of universal safety precautions, skin types, issues, problems, placement, depth, and tissue.

At the end of the day you’re not just paying for amazing, unique and individual permanent art, you’re also paying to avoid scarring or a permanent viral infeciton like HIV or hepatitis.

Having fixed and covered up many home job tattoos over the years, I believe the cost is totally worth it. Do your research and don’t think getting a cheap tattoo saves you money – the laser to remove it or the coverup is much more costly, and painful too.

Q. What is your aftercare advice?

a- If you’ve been tattooed by me and lost your aftercare sheet, please email me for a new copy. 

If not, tattoo shops should give aftercare advice to each client so if you lose your sheet or forget something you were told, call your tattoo shop for any info or drop in – your artist should generally be more than happy to help!

But– if you get it infected, please see a doctor ASAP. Adverse reactions or an infection could be quite serious if left untreated and unfortunately tattooists aren’t able to help with either.

Q. What’s the worst tattoo you’ve ever done?

a- As an apprentice I got stitched up by the guys in my shop to tattoo an “Australian Made” symbol on some guy’s ass. That was hilarious, for them… I got them back, in so many ways.

Q. What’s your style/fave thing to tattoo?

a- I love doing painterly flowers, fineline work in my own eclectic nature-based style, and watercolour.

Q. What don’t you tattoo?

a- I won’t tattoo anything at all that is:

  • Rascist/sexist/harmful/insulting
  • Swear or curse words
  • It’s unethical.

I won’t under any circumstances tattoo anyone that is:

  • Under 18
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Drunk or under the influence of drugs
  • It’s unethical AND unsafe.

And I will not no matter how many bribes you throw at me tattoo you on your:

  • genitals
  • face
  • neck-front or sides (back is fine)
  • palms or bottom of the feet
  • Just… no.