How do I book?
Please select “BOOKING” from the menu at the top of the page. There will be instructions and a booking form if bookings are being taken at the moment, as well as pricing and general info.
Can I book in person?
Unfortunately not. Studio Tanuki is a private studio, and visits are appointment only.
I’m booked in, what now?
Normally the details given in your request are enough to prepare the design, but on the evening before your appointment it’s helpful to keep an eye on your emails for any issues or questions that might arise during the design process.
How can I prepare for my session?
For the week prior to your appointment please avoid any sunburn or tanning, and refrain from applying any numbing agents.
Sessions are usually completed in one to two sessions depending on the individual/artist's preference., so it’s recommended to eat a big breakfast before arrival, and also bring some sugary snacks and drinks to see you through.
What Covid-19 safety rules should I know about?
- Please do your best to arrive at your appointment at the given time, If you decide to come earlier- Please let the Tattoo Artist know!
- We still require that you do not bring anyone with you to your appointment.
- Please note that masks are required.
- Please notify the studio/Artist if you have any symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath), or have been in contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms over the last 14 days. For safety, your appointment must be rescheduled under these circumstances. Anyone arriving at the studio exhibiting symptoms will be turned away.
Do you tattoo all skin tones?
Of course! Tattoos look good on all skin tones! It’s a myth that some skin tones don’t work with color tattoos. Discussing what color palette will work best with your skin tone can be discussed when you make your appointment.
The only acceptable reason for an artist to refuse an appointment based on skin type should be due to skin conditions or other medical reasons that could hinder, or be aggravated by, the tattoo process.
How do I take care of my tattoo?
For the first evening, A lot of people heal best with adhesive dressings such as Dermalize/ Recovery, however when moisture builds up, remove the dressing and reapply. (If you don't have any Second Skin Product, its alright, do not panic.) Cream is not necessary for this procedure, but if you experience irritation from the adhesive, please remove the wrap and consult your Artist. Avoid removing the dressing during days 3-5, as this may remove layers of skin that are not ready to fall off. Once the final dressing is removed after day 3-5, you may moisturize your tattoo with your choice of moisturizer. Always make sure to wash your hands before cleaning and redressing your tattoo (If applicable). In the morning, immediately rinse your tattoo clean. Showers are fine but avoid submerging your tattoo, as prolonged wetness can be detrimental.
You may stop with the Second Skin Product and leave your tattoo open from this point, applying cream whenever the tattoo becomes overly dry. The cream should be from a new container and applied only after washing hands. Try not to use too much cream; if the tattoo looks wet, rinse away the excess. 1-2 times a day is normal. Make sure your tattoo only comes into contact with clean, light clothes; avoid any heavy, abrasive fabrics. When your tattoo starts to peel, refrain from scratching or interfering, and let the flakes fall off in their own time.
Your tattoo can take between 4 - 21 days to fully heal. (Maybe even more) Until this time, keep it away from direct sunlight, and avoid swimming and gym activity. Also avoid any contact with pets or surfaces which may harbor bacteria that can lead to infection.
What product do you recommend for the healing process?
- After Inked Tattoo Moisturizer and Aftercare Lotion
- Tattoo Goo Aftercare Lotion
- Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion (Fragrance Free)
What payment methods do you accept?
Debit/Credit is the safest way to pay, but cash is also accepted. PayPal/ Zelle payments are not currently accepted.
Do you do guest spots, conventions or work abroad?
I’m sorry to say that for the foreseeable future, I will be tattooing only from the studio.