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Tattoos by (he/him)
works by appointment but may have time for small to medium size tattoos (palm size or smaller) on a walk-in basis. His availability for walk-ins cannot be promised, however, as walk-ins are first come, first serve and worked in around any standing appointments. We encourage you to call the studio if you are wanting a same-day tattoo with
Note: We will need a detailed email to facilitate the process of scheduling tattoo appointments (see directions below the portfolio). 18+ years of age for tattoos. Please carefully review our FAQ page before setting up your appointment for a consultation or a tattoo so that you arrive prepared.
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Tattoo Pricing -
In order to give price estimates and schedule enough time for your tattoo appointment we will need a thorough understanding of what you want to get done. This cannot be accomplished by telephone. In most cases this will require a consultation (in person) but sometimes may be achieved via a well detailed email (see instructions below). Tattoo consultations and tattoos are available by appointment. J. Star is new to our area and temporarily accepting walk-in consultations and tattoos (as time allows) while he grows his client base. Appointments may be required for larger custom pieces. We recommend that you call ahead if you are hoping to come in as a walk-in. 205.573.4699 (ext. 2)
Tattoo Consultations & Appointments -
To schedule a free 30 minute tattoo consultation with J. Star, please send the following information by email to JStarCloud9 at G M A I L dot COM Please allow the artist 3 days (our normal business days are Thurs-Mon) to respond to your email. Feel free to call us at 205.573.4699 (ext. 2) if you have questions that are not addressed on the website.
Please make sure your email contains the following:
1. your full name
2. phone number
3. photo(s) of any art reference you have
4. photo(s) of your body part where you'd like to place the new tattoo. If you are interested in a coverup please send clear photos of what you want to cover.)
5. description of what you want including color versus black and grey, size (approximate dimensions width x height), location on the body (ex. left inner forearm), etc.
6. photos of any tattoos in that area that we will need to work around or any scars that you wish to be tattooed over
7. best days/times for you to come in (Keep in mind we are closed every Tues/Wed.)
Typically, we will need to schedule an appointment to meet you in person for a consultation. If the artist has availability they may be able to do a very small/simple tattoo the same day as your consultation but this is not promised.
If the artist does not have sufficient time to prepare your artwork and execute your tattoo on the same day as your consultation you will be asked to set up an appointment to get your tattoo at a later date. Tattoo appointments are set up, in person, by our artists after meeting you, thoroughly discussing your ideas and looking at the area in which you want to put your new tattoo. We may also need to take careful measurements and photographs in order to prepare your artwork to fit the space properly. For these reasons, and many others, we cannot do consultations, give quotes or set up appointments by phone or messaging.
You may bring an adult friend or family member along but they must stay in the lobby while you are receiving your tattoo service. Minors under age 18 are not permitted as companions in the studio in accordance with health department regulations.
Consultations are free however tattoo service appointments require a minimum $100 non-refundable retainer/deposit to secure your appointment time. Longer scheduled sessions may require a larger deposit. When a client books an appointment we reserve that time slot just for you. This deposit is a retainer to ensure that you show up as scheduled. We do not want to lose valuable business opportunity during your appointment slot if you do not come for your appointment . Because we do work by appointments, it is not easy to squeeze someone else in at last minute if you don't cancel with sufficient notice (at least 24 hours). If you don't show or fail to give us at least 24 hours notice you will lose your deposit. Any future appointment would require a new deposit.
The deposit is applied to the price of your tattoo. For example, if you are quoted $350 for your tattoo and put down a $100 deposit we will need to collect the remaining $250 on the day of your tattoo. If you change your design, the size or location on the body the price may change. Drawing your tattoo before your appointment takes time. Last minute changes, if significant, may require rescheduling and potential loss of your deposit. Therefore, if you want to make changes you need to give the artist at least 24 hours notice.
We can accept your deposit in person or over the phone or we can send you a link to pay electronically. Late notice cancellations or rescheduling significantly impact our artist's ability to make a living. For this reason, cancellations or rescheduling less than 24 hours in advance will result in loss of your deposit. If you decide to book a new appointment you will need to make a new deposit.
State law requires that you present your original government issued ID for any tattoos or piercings each time you visit for service (driver's license, non-drivers ID, passport, military ID). We will need to copy both sides of your ID. We do not keep your documents on file for future use and we are required to verify your ID each time you are tattooed. If you don't bring your ID we cannot tattoo you and you will lose your deposit.
Please see our FAQ page for general information related to getting a tattoo or piercing at Cloud 9.
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