Tattoo booking info & FAQ

Welcome to my booking info & FAQ page!
Please take the time to read before submitting a booking request form.


Tattoo style

My specialty is colour, black and grey & opaque grey style tattoos.
Please refer to my portfolio which can be found on Instagram, Facebook, and Gallery to see the kind of work I accept, as I rarely stray from my style.
I am happiest when tattooing animals, sea life, pet portraits, horror, spooky stuff, portraits (characters, celebrities etc.), nature, detailed objects, abstract, surrealism, and anything realism, super textured and detailed!

Tattoo cost

$200 per hour
Full day is capped at $1200.
Full day sessions are between 6-10hrs.

Please advise me before securing your appointment if you have a strict budget.

Deposits & cancellations

A non-refundable $200 deposit is required to secure each booking date.
The deposit will come off the total cost of your tattoo on your booking date.

If you are unable to make your appointment and need to reschedule, your deposit can be transferred to your next booking date, provided a minimum of 72hrs notice is given.
Multiple or constant rescheduling (more than twice) may result in the forfeit of your deposit, so please double check your booking dates work for you.

Realism tattoos info

Realism tattoos are time-consuming, especially when they are done in colour. Multiple layers and details are required to create this kind of tattoo, therefore they need to be large enough to accommodate all that detail.
The longevity of your tattoo (how it heals and holds up over the years) will be much better if the tattoo is large enough.

I only want to do my best work, and my best work requires time and patience. I don’t want to rush the work, and I guarantee you don’t want that either.
If you are after something on the faster side, please chat to me about it! There are certain recommendations I can make for style, design and placement if you want this style done faster.

I will give you guidance on appropriate sizing during the designing process, as it varies from person to person and depends on the design. If you have a specific sizing restriction please include this in your booking form so I can customise the design to your needs.

Artistic freedom

As I take on work within my own style and interests, having trust and freedom with the design is greatly preferred.
If you agree to give ‘artistic freedom’ in your booking form submission, I will collaborate with you by using your design ideas while applying my own expertise and artistic flair along with it to ensure you get the best possible tattoo. This means you will not have a heavy influence on your tattoo design.

Many factors are taken into consideration during the designing process such as your skin type (complexion/age/scars/skin condition etc.), which designs translate well to skin, placement on the body, sizing parameters, longevity of the tattoo (what’s going to age well over the years), if it’s a cover up etc.
I kindly request you keep an open mind with the design and tattooing process as I only want to do my best work, and having this trust really helps to create a successful tattoo.

You are being offered a tattoo appointment based off your design idea, therefore a change of mind can result in a cancelled or rescheduled appointment. This depends on how late notice the change of mind is, and whether or not the new design idea would have been accepted in the first place – this is decided on a case by case basis.
Minor changes to the design are usually not a problem at all, though difficulty coming to an agreement about the design once artistic freedom has been given to me by you, can result in a cancelled or rescheduled appointment.


Once your tattoo session is over, the aftercare of your tattoo is your responsibility. If you follow proper aftercare you will have the best possible quality for your tattoo.

Some tattoos require some time off or limited activity, but this depends on various factors such as where the tattoo is on your body, your job, and your lifestyle.
After you submit a booking form, preparation & aftercare information will be sent to you which you should read carefully before securing an appointment.

Touch ups

Touch ups are a small amount of ink loss, typically a few little spots here and there.

If you think touch ups are needed, please get in touch. You will need to email me with some photos of your tattoo 4 weeks after your tattoo session.
You can book your touch ups approximately 8 weeks after your tattoo session, as it takes this long for most realism tattoos to heal and settle enough.

Please try to come in before the tattoo is over a year old.
After 1 year, you could be quoted full rates since the ink will settle in more over time and may require more work.

Second pass sessions

A second pass is an additional session to pass over your existing perfectly healed tattoo to add more ink to the skin, as well as additional details and textures to the design that can’t always be achieved in one session.

Although second passes are not compulsory, they are recommended for the longevity of your tattoo. The more ink in your skin, the longer it will last over the years.
During the body’s natural healing process, a percentage of ink is “lost” from the skin. Doing a second pass essentially replaces “lost” pigment and increases the tattoo’s overall ink density. Thus creating a more solid and long-lasting tattoo.

You can come in for a second pass any time between 8 weeks – 1 year after your initial tattoo session.
Second-pass sessions are significantly shorter, on average 1-3hrs is sufficient for any tattoos that were done in a full day session.

Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary

This wonderful sanctuary in Mount Helena, WA provides a safe haven for rescued animals, offering them a second chance at life.
This team of kind-hearted individuals works tirelessly to help vulnerable animals and they could really use some support to keep up with the high costs!

If you are a compassionate animal lover who wants to make a tangible difference in the lives of animals in need, please help support if you can! They accept donations both monetary and consumables, and can always use volunteer help
Visit for more information & donation links.

This cause is very close to my heart, so to help support and spread more awareness, I am currently donating 30-50% of the total cost of all tattoos & painting commissions that are farm animal portraits, farm landscapes, native aussie wildlife, or portraits of any animals from their sanctuary. Including but not limited to – horse, cow, deer, alpaca, goat, sheep, donkey, camel, duck, goose, peacock, cockatoo, chicken, possum.
I have a bunch of beautiful photographs to use as reference that I personally took of some of the resident animals they are currently caring for.

If you would like to show your support through art, please select ‘Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary’ in your booking request form.


Where are you located?

I am located in Belmont, Perth at Ascendence Tattoo.

How long is the wait?

I usually take bookings 3 months at a time and will open my books periodically.
If you are interested in booking, please feel free to submit a booking request form.
If my books are closed to new clients, you will automatically be placed on my cancellation list and will be emailed as soon as I am able to accommodate your booking.

What can I do to prepare for my session?

Moisturise your skin at least 2 weeks prior to your session.
The better your skin condition is, the less discomfort you will feel and the better the results will be.

Keep out of the sun! Sun damage is permanent and can affect the outcome of your tattoo (especially with colour realism tattoos). Sunburned skin can’t be tattooed until your skin has fully healed.

Healthy people heal best! You will need to get good rest, eat healthy food and drink plenty of water leading up to your appointment.
You must detox from alcohol and other recreational substances 1 week prior to your tattoo.
The better prepared your body is, the better you will feel during your session(s) and the better you will heal.

Don’t get tattooed while sick or recovering from surgery, injury or illness. This may affect your healing. Please inform me of any medical conditions or allergies.

You will be sent preparation & aftercare info after submitting a booking request form, please read it before securing your booking date.

Is there anything I should bring with me?

Comfortable clothes, which you don’t mind getting stained.
Feel free to bring your own blankets and pillows, most of my clients do!

Bring plenty of food & water, not just snacks, real food. Eating regularly throughout the day is very important. This helps replenish a tonne of energy which is spent during getting a tattoo, and thereby helps stop you from crashing or becoming ill.
If you’re on a diet, then tattoo day is your cheat day. A diet could cause you to have a very hard time and could derail your session.

Bring some entertainment. A book, tablet and headphones will go a long way. I’m always happy to chat, but don’t feel like you have to engage with me constantly. Do what you need to get yourself comfortable and get through this.

When will I see the design?

You can expect to view your design between 1-2 days before your booking date. You are welcome to ask for reasonable changes to the design.
Last-minute major design changes can’t be made on your booking date, as I normally need the whole day to focus on the tattoo.

How long will my tattoo take?

Every project on every client is unique. Too many factors come into play to give you an accurate answer ahead of time.
Generally, your style choice, sizing, level of detail, placement, how well you sit, how your skin takes ink, etc all influence how long it takes.
I can give a rough idea of how long your tattoo will take once I have your booking request form, but please bear in mind this is a variable.

On your booking date, make sure you don’t have anything else planned, as extra time is spent discussing details, preparing, having breaks, wrapping it up at the end, etc. It is best not to have time pressure.

Is there anything I shouldn’t take before a tattoo? Am I a suitable candidate for a tattoo?

You should NOT get tattooed if you are currently on blood thinners, roaccutane/accutane, acne medication, tetracycline medications, or any kind of antibiotic. You must allow 3-6 months between stopping roaccutane/accutane and getting tattooed.

You should NOT get tattooed if you are pregnant or immunocompromised. 

If you have any chronic skin conditions, please advise me during the booking process since some can cause complications for tattoos if they are in the immediate area.

You must be over 18 to be tattooed, photo ID is required to complete your consent form on the day of your appointment.

Can I use numbing cream?

Please just don’t. It causes more problems than it solves and I have never had an experience where a client has said it was a good idea at the end of the session.

In a nutshell, most brands work for about an hour and then it wears off and hurts much worse than if you didn’t use it in the first place. It usually takes longer to tattoo over numbed skin and is known to cause healing problems.

If you follow the preparation guidelines for your tattoo, I guarantee this will help your comfort levels. Distraction is also the best natural pain reliever, as well as breathing exercises to calm the body.
Plus you’re stronger than you think! You’ve got this!

Do you do cover-ups & fix-ups?

I only take on cover-ups that are achievable to the standard that you can’t tell it’s a cover-up.
Most of the time I prefer not to add to or fix another artist’s work.

Generally, cover-ups need to be bigger than your original piece so please be prepared for that, and flexibility with the design is important to ensure you get the best result.
I will be very honest with you if I think a cover-up won’t work, and will not put my name to a tattoo I know will be unsuccessful.
Before booking in for a cover-up, I will need to see clear photos of your existing tattoo.