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FAQ

Where are you located?

In the International District, more specifically Chinatown, in Seattle, WA.

How do I book an appointment?

Use the booking form in the tab above. Please be as specific as possible! I do not take walk-ins, so appointments are required.

What is your tattooing method and process? 

I do machine-free/non-electric, shamisen-bori hand poked tattoos. They are just as permanent, take longer, and 99% of the people I have tattooed say that it is less painful than machine tattoos. 

How should I prepare myself for the tattoo?

It's always a good idea to get a good night's rest, a meal, and to be properly hydrated beforehand. You won't die if you don't, but you'll feel much better. 

How do I take care of my tattoo?

I use Saniderm, a latex-free, flexible, transparent film used to protect your tattoo and help it heal. It's waterproof, so you can wear it in the shower, but let's it breathe which allows it to heal.

Do you give an estimate on cost beforehand?

Yes, I give a general estimate before the appointment so you can come prepared with cash.

Any placement you won't do?

I prefer to tattoo arms and legs. I'm always open to doing placement elsewhere, just know that it may take longer and hurt more (specifically ribs & sternum).