Thanks very much for contacting us! Our email turn around is usually about 48 hours (we are lucky to be very busy since the borders reopened) but we try to reply to short notice bookings a bit sooner if we can do the work.
At the moment we aren't able to take walk ins for consultations or tattoo bookings, so please wait for us to reply before coming to the studio.
The usual steps for making a booking are
1 - You send us the basic information we ask for in the mail form (brief design description with 2 or 3 reference pictures / size / location picture / color / dates you are available)
2 - We send a quote
3 - You confirm the quote is OK
4 - We send a date we can do the work
5 - You confirm the date and time work
6 - We send information to pay a deposit (usually about 22,000 yen, multi session tattoos are more) per session
7 - You pay the deposit
8 - We send the design a day before the session
9 - You come in on the date, sign a release form
10 - We do the tattoo!
Three things which can DRAMATICALLY speed up the booking process
- PLEASE actually measure the size of the tattoo you want in cm x cm rather than guessing, sending "the size of a ....." etc
- PLEASE make sure the dates / times you send you are actually available for the tattoo, people often miss out on bookings as the send dates but arent free due to flights / time difference / other plans etc.
- We usually need 3 reference pictures to make a tattoo, 1 of the location, 1 of a tattoo from an artist at our studio in a style you want to use, a mock up of the tattoo. (ie if its a tiger, a photo of a tiger in more or less the pose you want, if its an abstract tattoo, a rough sketch of what you have in mind, if its scenery a picture of the scenery etc) We generally don't use of tattoos from other studios as references.
We will get in touch as soon as we can and we look forward to hopefully working with you.