How do I book an appointment?

Each artist manages their own bookings and have their own process. We recommend choosing your artist based on their artistic style. Artist update their instagram pages often, it is recommended to visit Instagram for the most up to date work. Taking time to review each artist's portfolio and personal website is key to collecting the perfect tattoo. 

We recommend having this information ready for your artist:

  • Your tattoo idea, you do not need a exact design, our artists design custom tattoo and will collaborate with you on your concept

  • Tattoo placement and general size, a photo of the area can assist your artist in drafting a design unique for your shape

  • Approximate desired size

  • Some reference photos

  • Any additional information

 

Amy

 

Amy's books open every 2-3 months to schedule appointments for the next 2-3 months. Once those months are booked my schedule will close again. 

 

Current clients with continuing projects such sleeves and multi-session tattoos are welcome to schedule their next appointment at any time. Please send an email to amyporterart@gmail.com

 

During a booking period clients will be able to complete an inquiry form. The link to this form will be located in the booking section of this website. While books are closed, this link will be unavailable, instead a link to the waitlist will be present. 

 

Priority will be give to clients who's tattoo ideas best suit the artists design style. If your proposal is accepted an email will be sent directly to you. It can take several weeks for all emails to be sent, please be patient!

 

There is a $300 minimum for tattoos. 

 

 

Subject that take priority:

Animals and pet portraits

Anime, video game, and cute fandom designs

Female characters and female portraiture 

Florals

Spooky Cute

Art nouveau 

Crystals, bugs, and other nature related items

Abbi

Abbi is our apprentice and she is not scheduling appointments at this point. Feel free to visit Abbi's website for additional information on her art.

How much does a tattoo cost?

 

Each artist works at a different hourly rate. The current shop minimum is $300. 

All tattoos are charged at an hourly rate (Ranging from $150/hour to $170/hour)

 

Estimates can be provided only at consultation. 

 

When discussing tattoos, artists try to be as transparent as possible. Any estimate provided via email/dm is only a rough estimate and price may vary. This is due to the difficulty of estimating how long a tattoo will take to render. Factors that affects include, size and complexity of tattoo, location, and the client's ability to sit. 

For a more accurate estimate an in person consultation is advised. ​

Deposit Policy?

​All sessions require $100 deposit. 

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your appointment date in my schedule. Your deposit will be deducted the day that your tattoo has been completed, and will otherwise hold all of your appointment dates. This is important so that the time can be reserved specifically for you! 

In the event you need to reschedule, We require an email 48 hours in advance. **in the event of illness an exception can be made.**

No-calls and no-shows will forfeit their deposit and can be denied any future service. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable

I will move your appointment with your deposit up to three time before it is forfeited 

, to make an additional appointment after this a new deposit must be made.

Aftercare?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT:

 

•  Pleeease only ever wash your tattoo with clean hands- Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before you wash your tattoo.  Personally I use Dial Gold for all my tattoos. 

•  Never use bar soap to clean your tattoo. Liquid soap only!

•  Avoid heavy sweating around the area of your tattoo for at least one week after your appointment.

•  Do not soak your tattoo in any waters (lakes, oceans, pools, bathtubs, etc.) for at least three weeks.

•  Do not use a tanning bed for at least one month after your tattoo appointment, -use SPF sunscreen anytime you will be in the sun after your tattoo is healed.

•  Wear clean, comfortable clothing that won’t rub your tattoo!

•  Never drown your tattoo in too much ointment, salve, or lotion. It needs to breath and too much ointment will prevent the correct healing process from taking place.

 

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SANIDERM (Tegaderm or Dynarex View Guard)

 

•  Please leave your first bandage on your tattoo for 24 hours after your appointment.

•  After 24 hours, while showering, gently remove your bandage. Slowly stretch back the edges of the bandage parallel to your skin, take your time doing this. 

•  Once removed, lather soap in your clean hands, and with lukewarm, running water, gently wash your tattoo clean, thoroughly removing any blood, ink, and plasma that is left behind, and fully rinsing the soap away.   

•  Once clean, gently pat your tattoo dry with a paper towel, make sure not to leave any fibrous pieces of paper towel on the tattoo, air dry for a couple of minutes.

•  Once dry, peel back the papery side of your bandage and apply it to the area from the center outwards. Make sure not to contaminate the sticky side of the bandage. After it is applied, removed the plastic top layer and you’re good to go!

•  Leave your second bandage on your tattoo for up to five days, the longer the better!

•  After you remove your second bandage, use white non-scented lotion to keep your new tattoo moisturized until tattoo is fully healed.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T HAVE SANIDERM

 

•  Leave your first, standard bandage on for at least a couple hours.

•  Before removing bandage, wash your hands thoroughly.

•  Once removed, lather soap in your clean hands , and with lukewarm, running water, gently wash your tattoo clean, thoroughly removing any blood, ink, and plasma that is left behind, and fully rinsing the soap away.   

•  Once clean, gently pat your tattoo dry with a paper towel, make sure not to leave any fibrous pieces of paper towel on the tattoo, air dry for a couple of minutes.

  • Once dry, apply a thin later of scent free salve or ointment. I recommend using aquaphor. Repeat this process at least twice a day for five days. Don’t over wash.

  • After the fifth day of healing discontinue the use of ointment and switch to a white non-scented lotion to keep your new tattoo moisturized until tattoo is fully healed.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

  • Your tattoo and the surrounding area might be swollen and red for the next week or so. 

  • Ink may come to surface, this is normal, wash this away and reapply ointment.

  • Do not let your tattoo stick to sheets or clothing. This can pull our color and it might be painful to separate. If this does happen, moisten fabric, and slowly loosen fabric, and remove from skin. Wash tattoo and apply ointment. 

  • Shading may fade and colors may look dull as they heal. This process will be done after about one month. I do free touch ups up to a year after your original appointment date, if it is necessary.

 

********I offer all my clients one free touch up if needed up to one year from the appointment date! I want to ensure you have the best possible tattoo!

Printable Aftercare Sheet

What to do before your appointment

  • Get a good nights rest

  • Do not drink alcohol the night before your tattoo

  • Eat a full meal including carbs, protein, and fats at least one hour before your appointment

  • Feel free to bring ONE friend, drinks, small snacks, ipad/book/entertainment

  • Review aftercare instructions- gather aftercare (soap, lotion,etc) items before your appointment, you might be tired afterwards.

  • Bring your ID to the appointment, an ID is required for consent forms.

  • If you have any questions before your appointment please do not hesitate to either email or call.