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Scheduling an Appointment

Is scheduling an appointment always necessary? Not always.  Since we've come back after the Covid shutdown, we've been mainly by appointment but Inkpulsive welcomes walk-ins whenever we can, and I will take walk-ins whenever time permits...   if the tattoo can be drawn up and done in the amount of time I have open.  Some seasons are busier than others for me.  Early Spring thru summer being the busiest.  Thanksgiving to Christmas is always the slowest.  Cancellations do happen occasionally and that frees up time to do walk-in work as well.  You're always welcome to stop in and ask, but please don't count on this.  The only way to be absolutely sure you'll get your tattoo on the day you want it is by setting up a consultation and scheduling an appointment.

If you absolutely need to have your tattoo done on a specific day,
it helps both of us if you set up an appointment well in advance.

In order for me to get a clear idea of what it is you're looking for in a tattoo, it's best to schedule a consultation.  That can be done by calling Inkpulsive at 631-648-9430 and we  can figure out the best day and time to talk about your ideas.  If you're traveling from farther away and can't stop in to the shop, I can also do video consultations as well as take deposits by phone, venmo or paypal.

We need to set a date to start the tattoo.  I can't just draw something up for you in my 'free time'.  Free time isn't something that exists.  I need a target date to aim for.  Please know what days and times work for you...  weekdays, weekends, afternoons, evenings, etc.  This helps me to narrow down times that I have open in my schedule.

If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please let me know at least 48 hours in advance.   This allows me time to rearrange my schedule and fill that time slot.   No call/no show or calling the day of to cancel isn't fair to me or the people I've turned down who could have filled that time slot.  


Please  let me know as early as possible if you're sick or have an unexpected emergency.  I do understand there are things in life that can't be avoided.  I'm fairly reasonable.   I can reschedule you for a later date.

Deposit & Appointment Notes

All appointments require a deposit.  I can't draw or hold an an
appointment date for you without a deposit. 

By submitting a deposit you understand and consent to the following terms:


  • Are required for ALL appointments

  • Are at least $90 and may be more for large-scale projects (sleeves/body panels).


  • Are deducted from the final price of the tattoo (or the final session if it takes more than one session).

  • Allow for 2 consecutive reschedules and will be forfeited for any beyond that.

The following will result in the forfeiture of your deposit:

  • Cancelling and not rescheduling within one week.

  • Not showing up for your appointment

  • Rescheduling with less than 24 hours notice aside from illness or emergency.

  • Leaving a deposit for 60 days without any contact for scheduling/rescheduling

  • Being 20+ minutes late to your appointment without notice.  (Being too late may set me behind and at that point I am not obligated to tattoo you to avoid interfering with other appointments.)

  • Making major or complete design changes - this includes size and placement- without proper notice.  Please give me at least 72 hours notice for major changes.  A more elaborate  piece may not entirely fit in the time slot originally allotted. 

  • Arriving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

  • Arriving with damaged skin in the area to be tattooed (sunburn, razor burn, scratches/cuts abrasion, poison ivy, other skin conditions, etc.)  Please give proper notice if you need to reschedule for your skin to clear up or if you are open to changing the placement of the tattoo.

  • Arriving without proper photo identification...  I need your ID for the paperwork  you fill out before each new tattoo. 

  • Receiving the discussed tattoo at another establishment prior to appointment.

  • DO NOT APPLY ANY NUMBING AGENT TO YOUR SKIN BEFORE ARRIVING, you will be turned away and lose your deposit.  Any substance applied to your skin will affect it and can hinder the tattoo process! Some of these substances make tattooing nearly impossible.  Numbing creams and ointments can also affect the way your tattoo heals.   If you're concerned, please discuss this with me long before your appointment.  

Appointments...  Please Reschedule If:

  • You are sick. Contagious or not- it is unsafe to get a tattoo with an already compromised immune system.  This can make you worse or  cause you to relapse.  If you're contagious you're also compromising me and anyone else in the shop- staff and clients. 

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

  • Skin to be tattooed has gotten damaged - sunburn, razorburn, scratches/cuts abrasion, poison ivy, other skin conditions, etc.

  • You do not have babysitting/childcare arrangements.  Tattooing is an adult activity.  Please don't bring young children along. Tattooing can be extremely boring when you're not the one getting tattooed.



  • I do not send out designs prior to the appointment time. You will see it the day of your appointment. Any minor changes can be made then. You have chosen me as your artist for a reason and I wholeheartedly appreciate your faith in my ability. After leaving a detailed description of what you wanted, your trust in me to create something you will love is something I do not take lightly!

  • Any estimates that might be given during consultation are not a price guarantee and are subject to change depending on variables that may come into play during the tattoo process- hard to reach areas, movement due to sensitivity, thick skin, scar coverage, ect.

  • I own all rights to my artwork and am not obligated to release drawings/designs to clients at any time before the appointment.  As the artist, I retain all rights to the designed tattoo including the right to photos and to publish in portfolios both online and in hard copy formats. I may also offer a design as "available" if you previously turned it down or no-showed for it.  Once tattooed, I will not duplicate your tattoo on anyone else except for in the case of "matching tattoos". 

I guarantee all of my work and if your tattoo needs a bit more love, please let me know before the three month mark.   This way we can take care of any possible irks that may happen during healing...  adjust any color or shading that may need it and make sure that everything is fully polished.

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