FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Booking Your Tattoo
When can I book a tattoo appointment?
I open my books every three months
Spring Season | Books open in February
Summer | Books open in May
Fall | Books open in August
Winter | Books open in November
How do I book a tattoo appointment?
Watch out for announcements on instagram @kalawar and send an email to with your tattoo idea.
What is your rate?
My hourly rate is $180.
Do you tattoo all bodies?
Yes! I am here to support and tattoo all peoples including but not limited to queer, trans, fat, and POC.
Are your inks vegan?
Can I get a test swatch?
Yes, if you are unsure about how a particular color may look on your skin, please ask for a test swatch. This is a free service that I can provide at an in person consultation.
How do I book an appointment?
When my books are open, I'll have an email link available on my instagram page.
I sent in a tattoo proposal, what now?
I'll take about 2 weeks to comb through and select proposals. Clients will be contacted by email with a link to my booking calendar. This will allow you to pay deposits, book consultations, appointments, and any touchup sessions. Deposits are required to schedule, so please do not send in a proposal unless you are ready to put down a deposit.
Can you send a preview of my design?
No. These days I work largely by freehand so if there's any changes you wish to make to the design on the day of your appointment, we can work together to make sure the design suits your needs.
Do you accept card?
Yes, I accept both cash and card. Tipping 15-20% is customary, but please use your own discretion.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
Deposits are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule an appointment, please give 3 days notice. Of course life happens so please just make sure to keep up communication! If you need to reschedule more than once, please know that I will require an additional deposit.
Where are you located?
Rosewater Tattoo at 2915 NE Broadway St., Portland, OR., USA. If you require any accommodations for accessibility, please let me know!
Take off your bandaging
-If you have a plastic wrap covering take it off within 2-4 hours of getting tattooed
-If you have a Saniderm or "second skin" covering take it off within 3-4 days
-It is typically easiest to take bandages off in the shower
-Wash with clean hands and antibacterial soap only
-Do not use a rag.
-Pat dry with a clean towel
-Wash tattoo once a day, but make sure to not overwash as it can be drying.
Apply a thin layer of tattoo salve for 2-4 days
-Aquafor is a petroleum based salve that is easy to find at the drug store
-Hustle Butter is an excellent vegan tattoo aftercare salve that I personally use and you can order here.
Allow the tattoo to peel on it's own
-Please keep in mind that all bodies heal differently
-When the tattoo begins to peel feel free to switch to a plain unscented lotion such as Lubriderm
-If scabbing occurs, keep it moist with a thin layer of tattoo salve but try to avoid getting the skin too soggy
-Do not pick at any peeling or scabbing skin
Stay away from possible contaminants
-Tattoos are open skin and need to be treated as such
-Do not submerge your tattoo underwater for 2-3 weeks including baths and pools
-Avoid pet dander
-Do not expose your fresh tattoo to the sun
Use sunscreen to protect and prolong the life of your tattoo
-Use only after the tattoo is fully healed