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(me tattooing you^)
Hello! Thank you for looking at my work and considering a tattoo from me, it means so much! I know this is a lot of reading but please pay attention to the booking process and policies section before reaching out
ʚ♡ɞ currently only tattooing pre-drawn designs. I can do small changes and variations of my pre-drawn designs if given enough notice
ʚ♡ɞ I offer sliding scale prices + priority booking for BIPOC and the trans community (also open to trades + opportunities to lend my work for mutual aid funding, let me know and we can make arrangements). I am starting out and can only accept a limited amount of trades and donated pieces per booking round, though I hope to be able to do more when I am am financially able to in the future. If you are not a part of these communities, please prepare to pay the "budget minimum" listed under each tattoo so that I am able to sustain this practice
things to know before reaching out to me
ʚ♡ɞ I am a completely self-taught tattooer + have only been doing this for a year. I tattoo out of my private studio.
ʚ♡ɞ I am comfortable with tattooing limbs, but because I am still learning, I will require more notice (at the start of you reaching out) if you want placements that are more advanced: stomach, chest, collar bones, shoulders, hands etc. This is a collaborative process where you will need to prepare for a piece that may take longer, require more endurance and patience. We will discuss this when you reach out
ʚ♡ɞ I am not yet comfortable tattooing: ribs, necks, big hand tattoos (ok with small ornamental stuff), any part of your head.
booking process and policies
ʚ♡ɞ contact me through DM on instagram @nicolette.lim. In your initial message please include: your name, the tattoo you’d like, size and placement ideas. I typically respond after I get home from work on a weekday
ʚ♡ɞ we will then discuss availability, pricing, size, placement etc.
ʚ♡ɞ once I feel like I have enough information and that we agree upon all of the above, I will ask that you send me a deposit of $50 which will be put towards your final total
ʚ♡ɞ after receiving the deposit I will send you my appointment form which has all my available dates listed
ʚ♡ɞ I tattoo Friday-Sunday, please let me know if you need time outside of those days and we can make arrangements. I always want to make time for tattoos!
ʚ♡ɞ your appointment is not set until the deposit is sent and the appointment form is filled in
ʚ♡ɞ if you need to postpone last minute for any reason, or are running super late, whatever, (even if you accidentally miss the appointment entirely) don’t worry! Let me know, communicate! I am reasonable and have many allowances for things like this. However if I do not hear from you, and you don’t respond to my messages asking where you are, unfortunately the deposit will not be returned and I will likely never tattoo you again. Just be cool ok ૮ – ﻌ–ა
on the day of your appointment
ʚ♡ɞ I cannot let you in early, I will be setting up and sanitizing the station with gloves on. If you text me to let you in before your appointment time, I will not be able to respond. Do let me know if you are running late, and I will respond once I am done setting up and gloves are off
ʚ♡ɞ be sure to hydrate and eat something before the session, you are welcome to bring snacks, pillows, blankets, anything you’d need to feel comfortable
ʚ♡ɞ I am more than happy to provide water and refreshments! You can ask for as many bathroom or stretch breaks as you’d like! I truly do not mind and want this experience to be as comfortable as possible for you, even if it takes longer
ʚ♡ɞ you are welcome to put on headphones to relax and zone-out, ask me to play whatever music you’d like
ʚ♡ɞ wear/bring appropriate clothing for the placement.
ʚ♡ɞ you are welcome to bring one friend (my studio is small), just ask beforehand so I can mentally prepare
ʚ♡ɞ I will be masking up, and though I do not enforce
masking for my clients, it would be really cool if you did <3
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ʚ♡ɞ All the tattoos that have a pink heart next to them are claimed / discontinued. All tattoos have a size minimum listed, so keep that in mind when you are thinking of placement. I can size up but cannot size down. Price minimum are also listed to help you budget, sizing up within a few inches does not change the price drastically (I got bored typing the prices for the older ones, they are about the same ballpark, just ask) Sliding scale prices given only for BIPOC and trans community, please ask ʚ♡ɞ