What you Need TO know

I will be having consultation days 1-2 times per month. They will be first come first serve and I will take on as many consultations that day as I can. At the consultation you will be given a chance to book for a tattoo appointment. Consultation dates will be released on my Instagram @samsquanch please follow and check in to be sure not to miss them. If you are from out of state I will be having a Facetime consultation day once every 1-2 months. You will need to call Castro tattoo to be put on the waiting list that day and I will call back as many of you as I can. This day will also be released on Instagram.

  Hourly rate for custom work is $350/hr with a one hour minimum.

  Hourly rate for flash and original artwork is $200/hr with a one hour minimum. No changes can be made to these designs.

You need to leave a non refundable one hour deposit to book appointments. This goes towards the price of your tattoo when you come in. The deposit goes towards the last hour of the tattoo, and larger deposits may be required for large scale work. 

Rescheduling tattoos requires a two week notice. Email notices do not apply. Contact the shop directly before two weeks so you won't forfeit your deposit, and can move it to your new appointment date.

If you are more than 30 minutes late you will forfeit your deposit. I can not guarantee that I will have time to get you in if you are running late. Call the shop as soon as you know and we will work with you on a case by case basis. If you have a noon appointment and are running late please leave a voicemail at the shop and email me. 

Deposits only go towards the idea we discuss at the consultation. I ask my clients to know what they want tattooed before booking. You will not be able to change your mind once booked.

No hand or face tattoos will be accepted.

No lettering tattoos will be accepted.  

Do not drink alcohol before appointments, this will result in a loss of deposit. Alcohol thins the blood stream and may cause negative affects on your immune system.

Coming in hungover will result in similar damaging affects to getting tattooed. You do not want a weakened immune system while trying to heal, and the extra bleeding may cause ink to be pushed out.

Alternatively if you have sunburns, cuts, scrapes, or bruising in the area you wish to get tattooed I will not be able to tattoo you until they are healed. Coming in with these skin problems will result in a loss of deposit because you have given me zero notice to rebook the slot. 

Caffeine may heighten sensitivity to pain and is not recommended the day of a tattoo appointment. 

I use all vegan ink.

It can take two weeks to receive a personal response via email