Books Re-Opening Oct 1st for 2023. LIMITED spots! Fill out our form to be contacted,
Due to my limited availability, I am now focusing on scheduling the following types of work.
Unfortunately I am no longer accepting the following:
* COVERUPS WILL VARY. I am not taking on a lot of coverups.
If your request is not listed above please email us to inquire!
TYPICALLY the artwork will be drafted the Sunday prior to the scheduled week of the appointment. This makes it manageable for me and my already fully booked scheduled. It will be reviewed with you in person at the time of your tattoo appointment, not before. Minor changes up to 1 hour ( of complimentary time) can be made during your session time. If drawing exceeds 1 hour of complimetary revisions, then it is subject to be billed at $75 an hour plus may require your appointment being rescheduled.
Complex drawings or particular clients can book an in-person drawing session if needed . This needs to be discussed at the time of the consultation and is limited to only Tuesdays by availability. It is $75 an hour and will be billed at the end of your drawing session. This allows us to collectively work together and collaborate on your artwork in a more personal way for larger scaled pieces. BOTH OPTIONS WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING YOUR CONSULTATION TIME,
it is almost impossible to determine how long it will take us each person‘s skin tattoos differently . Asking your artist over and over if the tattoo will get finished that day will get you nowhere and create unnecessary stress for your artist. We aim to please but within realistic perameters. Patience is a virtue when completing your custom piece and may take longer than anticipated but the end result will be worth the wait. It’s better to have a quality piece of artwork that requires 2-3 sessions (or more) than a lackluster tattoo rushed to finish so you could show it off.
No. In Washington state you legally have to be 18 years of age to get a tattoo. Even if you have parental approval, it is illegal. You should be extremely wary of anyone who is willing to do so.
Well, that’s a loaded question in Washington…We recommend getting your tattoo in the fall or winter, since summer is harsh for healing (without proper precautions) fresh tattoos. Not only can sun affect healing, but it can prohibit you from tanning, swimming, hot tubs etc…You are always welcome to take extra precautions if you prefer summer time for getting your tattoo. We are more than happy to provide any help and advice to ensure your tattoo has the best outcome.
We ask that you please come alone to your appointment for multiple reasons. Our main focus is to provide you the best artwork we possibly can and in doing so that requires our focus on you without distractions. It can be distracting for the client and as well as the artist when they bring somebody with them. Also it can make the artist nervous when somebody is standing over and watching them while they work. Or if they feel that someone else is judging their artwork while it is in progress. Other instances include when people are texting each other across the room. This is very evident to the artist (even when you think it’s not) that they do not want to talk in front of the artist for unknown reasons which can make the artist also uncomfortable. So please do not bring anybody with you. It can be distracting for the client and as well as the artist when they bring somebody with them. So please do not bring anybody with you.
Tipping isn’t required but greatly appreciated. Tipping let’s your artist know that you appreciated the work that you received and that you were happy with the outcome! Some artists rate their client happiness based on how they tip just like when you eat at restaurant.
All pricing is by the hour ($175 per hour) or flat rate due at the completion of the service rendered. See our pricing page here . Be sure to inform us that if you are working with a budget that we only schedule the amount of time that you can afford. If necessary we can alter the artwork as well within reasonable parameters.
if you are a more particular client and you stop us repeatedly during a session it will end up costing you more as it is prolonging the artists time in the chair as well as yours, so this will be billed accordingly at 175 an hour.
Quality is key and you get what you pay for. Our shop prides our-self on quality and we don’t shortcut anything, even in regards to our setup. We are completely disposable here and there are plenty of people tattooing out there that will tattoo you cheap, shortcut the process and materials used. We see a lot of tattoos and do cover-ups which in the end costs the client double. Also we have no reservations about working within your budget to accommodate your sessions. Talk to your artist about what you can afford and we can segment the sessions to meet your financial needs.
Our Shop does have a 1 hour ($175) minimum, so if you want a fairly small tattoo, possibly consider a few more that could be done to maximize your hour of tattoo time.
Everyone has a different tolerance for pain. It may vary from not being too uncomfortable to feeling like a sunburn. It does hurt, just not that much. Also placement plays a large role as well. Some areas are more sensitive than others. So be sure to talk to your artist about that if you are typically sensitive. Some compare the feeling to a bad sunburn. To be frank…people would not be returning again and again covered in tattoos if it hurt that bad. Most people don’t like being uncomfortable or in pain, but the end result far supersedes the short discomfort. There is also a certain pride that comes with earning your stripes so to speak with tattoos.
We also offer numbing gel upon request. It requires 48 HOUR NOTICE and is complimentary .
We provide our clients here at Malicious Ink with locally made after care! Once you arrive to the studio you will receive your aftercare kit as well as your aftercare sheet for further information needed rolling your session. It should answer any questions you may have. But no need to purchase anything unless you have an allergy to nuts.
At the moment it is looking like October 1st, with a consultation day possibly set for October 17th.
Currently our books are closed which means we are not taking on any new clients at this time. If you have requested to be added to our waitlist that means we will contact you if we receive a cancellation and a current client cannot fill that request. Current clients have priority on moving up in the schedule. If they are unable to do so then I will reach out to my email list and contact the best project for the timeframe available. So there’s actually no timeframe that I am able to predict until our books are reopen. we unfortunately won’t be able accommodate every request, but we do try!
I encourage all waitlist clients (because there is NO GUARANTEE of an appointment) to continue shopping around or consider waiting for our books to reopen. If you do find someone, please email us to have us remove that request off the cancellation list.
If you want to jump in front of the line you may select a Sunday or Monday tattoo appointment (minimum 2 hours) . It is priced at time and a half on non-workdays and /or holidays. This allows you a priority service based on Nicole’s availability even if books are closed, but do note a consultation will be required. Please refer to our pricing page for more information.
If this method of trying to accommodate new clients while our books are closed does not work… as people continue to be frustrated, we will unfortunately have to shut down the list.