• Location:
    • Belladonna Studios, 833 SE Main St, #218, Portland, OR
    • (Use call box by elevator to dial unit #218 to be let in)
  • Pricing:
    • $300 minimum
    • $100 nonrefundable deposit required to book
  • Availability:
    • MTRF 11am-5pm
  • What forms of payment do you take?
    • Cash only
  • When should I arrive for my appointment?
    • As close to your scheduled time as possible, but please don't arrive super early! I'd rather you be 5 minutes late than 15 minutes early. Most of my days do not have much flex time in them and I don't want to make you wait.
  • What's the best way to make sure I get first dibs on booking dates/available designs?
    • Sign up for my email newsletter (on my homepage)! That way, you won't miss any announcements and will have booking information as soon as it is available without relying on social media algorithms to make sure you see it. Newsletter subscribers will be the first to know about when books are opening, available projects, any kind of events, and if any last-minute dates become available. That said, please follow along on Instagram too!  
  • When are your books opening again?
    • My books are currently closed to new projects, but thank you so much for your interest! Bookings will open up again sometime in late summer/early fall for fall/winter appointments, so sign up for my mailing list for updates and keep an eye on Instagram for details.
  • How does this process work, from start to finish?
    • Due to a high volume of requests (thank you so much!! I'm so honored and humbled) I open my books roughly once per quarter. Subscribe to my newsletter and keep an eye on my Instagram for updates regarding when that will take place. When my books are open, head on over to the "booking" section of this site and fill out a booking form. PLEASE ONLY USE THE FORM TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT! ONLY requests made through the booking form during the designated booking period will be considered. I appreciate your respect of my time and workflow. Please keep in mind that I am unable to fulfill all of the requests I get, but I do my best to work with as many folks as one human can. If your design doesn't get chosen, please submit again next time! In many cases, I'm interested in your project but simply don't have enough time to accommodate it this round. If your design is chosen, you will receive an email with a link to my online booking site. From there, you can schedule your appointment. If you have specific dates in mind, or want to get in ASAP, I would suggest booking an appointment as soon as you are able, as they tend to fill up quickly. On the day of your appointment, you'll come in and we'll take a look at the design together, make any necessary changes, size it to fit your body, and get you tattooed! 
  • When will I see my design?
    • For custom pieces, you'll see your design when you come in for your appointment, and there will be time baked into your appointment to make any changes you'd like. I want your piece to be something you'll love and treasure forever, and am more than happy to work with you to make it perfect in your eyes, which means a face to face conversation is best for discussing the design as opposed to going back and forth via email. If you have a specific vision in mind of what you want your piece to look like, I'm all ears during our consultation, and there's no such thing as too many reference images! Keep in mind that it is difficult to communicate in another medium exactly how a piece will look on skin, so in line with most artists, the rendering you'll see contains composition only, no color or shading. Check out my portfolio for an idea of how shading and color will be executed, and don't be shy about letting me know if there are particular pieces of mine that you like elements of! Under no circumstances will there be multiple renderings of a design to choose from, so if you are unsure of exactly what you're looking for, trust your artist to make the right call, choose a predrawn design, or wait to get tattooed until you are more confident. There will be no deviating from this policy, so please don't ask.
  • How do your predrawn designs work?
    • Subscribe to my newsletter to get updates about predrawn projects as they become available. When predrawn designs are available to book, there will be a visible "available designs" tab on my website . You can browse the designs there and, if you see one you like, "check out" (even though the price says $0). After checkout, you'll receive an email with a link to the booking site where you'll be able to pay your deposit and choose your appointment date and time. Unless otherwise noted, predrawn designs are intended to be completed in one sitting. Consultations will be held via email for predrawn designs the week prior to your appointment.
  •  Can I bring my friend/partner/parent/whomever?
    • The time leading up to your appointment can be nerve-wracking, and I totally get that having a friendly face is helpful. You're welcome to bring a loved one with you, but keep in mind that the studio is small and watching someone get tattooed is actually quite boring, so it may be best for them to be there for you while we get started, and once you're comfortable, they can explore the area around the studio while we work.
  • What can I do to prepare for my appointment?
    • Stay hydrated, get a good night's sleep, and eat breakfast! You're welcome to bring a book, music, games, whatever will make you feel comfortable during your session.
  • How do consultations work?
    • Consultations will be held via email the week prior to your appointment. If your design is accepted, I'll get in touch with you and will have you share with me any reference images you have and photos of the area we'll be working with. It's especially helpful when clients make a Google drive with reference images (again, no such thing as too many or too specific if you have something particular in mind!).
  • I love your work but I don't live near you! Can I get one of your pieces tattooed by an artist closer to me? Or can I have you design a piece for someone else to tattoo?
    • Please DO NOT do this. The reason is that each artist works differently, and my work will not turn out the same if rendered by another artist. I've seen my work copied verbatim by other artists and have never been pleased with the quality of the piece. If you absolutely can't make it to PDX or wait for travel dates to open up, find an artist in your area whose style you like and work with them to create a piece for you. 
  • So do you travel, then?
    • Sometimes! Keep an eye on Instagram for information about travel dates.
  • Are your inks vegan?
    • Always! My goal is to enhance human lives, not detract from animal ones.
  • Do you do scar coverups?
    • Absolutely! Making clients feel good about their bodies is my favorite part of tattooing, and I consider it an honor to be trusted with the vulnerability of dealing with scars. I look forward to turning your scars into something beautiful that you can treasure. The only thing to note about scars is that they need to be at least a couple of years old.
  • What about coverups of other tattoos?
    • First and foremost: I am NOT currently able to accommodate projects that involve adding to or modifying another artist's work. I occasionally accept coverups of small tattoos, though what we can accomplish depends on the tattoo you wish to cover and the design you want to cover it with. Certain pieces may need a few sessions of laser removal before a coverup can be achieved. Contact me via email to check and see if your coverup is something we can accomplish.
  • I want a tattoo, but am not jazzed about the pain. Is there anything I can do to make it more comfortable? 
    • Yes! While I try to make the process as comfortable as possible, there are lidocaine products that can make it even moreso. My favorite is Hush anesthetic gel (available on Amazon); you are welcome to purchase this on your own and apply it before your appointment per the manufacturer's instructions. During the procedure, lidocaine spray will be available as well, but is only effective after the skin has been broken. If you need to tap out during the appointment and come back in another session to finish, that is totally an option, so please don't hesitate to let me know.
  • What's the healing process like?
    • Unless your specific piece dictates otherwise, your tattoo will be bandaged with Saniderm, which makes the healing process MUCH easier, cleaner, and less intrusive than you may have experienced in the past. With Saniderm, you can more or less go on about your normal life as soon as you leave the studio. You can read more about Saniderm here. That said, it is totally normal for your piece to go through phases of scabbing, itching, and appearing very light for a time. It takes about a month for your piece to settle in, so if it looks a little funky before the month mark, don't panic. It's probably normal, but if you have a question, don't hesitate to ask. Head on over to the "aftercare" tab for more detailed aftercare instructions.
  • Is there anyone you CANNOT tattoo?
    • I can't tattoo you if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, sunburned on the area getting tattooed, or under 18. Thanks for understanding! 
  • What if something funky happens during healing?
    • If something goes awry during healing, shoot me a photo via email and we'll chat. I'm of course happy to touch up pieces that need it, but please keep in mind that touchups will be done at my discretion. Please also note that a "touchup" does NOT include adding any new elements to your design. If you want to add something to your piece, please submit that as a new request when books are open.
  • What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
    • You can reschedule your appointment anytime up to a week before your scheduled date and have your deposit applied to the new appointment. If something comes up and you need to reschedule, just hop back on the booking site and pick a new date. If there are none available, wait a few days and try again, as the booking website is set to offer appointments no more than four months out. If you need to cancel, or you're not ready to commit to a different date, the deposit is nonrefundable. If I am the reason we need to reschedule or cancel your piece, of course your deposit will be reapplied or refunded in full. If you have scheduling concerns or need to reach me regarding anything else pertaining to your appointment, please use email only, NO DMs. It's important that I'm able to refer back to our conversations so that I don't miss anything you say, and keeping DMs organized is impossible.
  • Lastly, thanks to each and every person who follows and supports my work. It is an absolute honor to be trusted to put my work on your body, and it's one that I do not take for granted. Tattooing can be such a powerful tool for healing, inspiring confidence, and reclaiming your own body, and it's a privilege to be a part of your journey. It's my goal to honor that by making your tattooing experience safe, comfortable, and positive from start to finish. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. <3