When can I book a tattoo appointment?
I open my books every three months
Spring March-May | Books open in February
Summer June-August | Books open in May
Fall September - November | Books open in August
Winter December - February | Books open in November
What is your rate?
My hourly rate is $180. All clients will place a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure appointments. This deposit will be deducted from the cost of the tattoo session.
Are your inks vegan?
How do I book an appointment?
When my books are open, there will be a tattoo proposal form available on this site. You will be required to include a description of the design, size (in inches), and body placement. If you're not exactly sure what you would like, no worries! I enjoy being given a general idea of what you would like, and having room for artistic freedom. Please be clear though in where the tattoo will be placed so that I can draw for the space.
I sent in a tattoo proposal, what now?
I'll take about 2 weeks to comb through and select proposals. All individuals whose proposals have been chosen, will be contacted by email with a link granting access 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.
How should I prepare for a tattoo?
Stay hydrated the week before to ensure your skin and tattoo heal well
-Being dehydrated can greatly affect the elasticity of your skin and how well ink goes into it
Get plenty of rest the night before
Eat a full meal an hour prior to your appointment
Do bring water and a snack to pick up blood sugar
-Fruit, trail mix, and sports drinks are great for a pick-me-up while getting tattooed
Stay away from substances that raise blood pressure or thin blood
-i.e. coffee, alcohol, and energy drinks
Bring entertainment if necessary
-I'm happy to chat, but you're more than welcome to bring books or electronics
Do not bring a crowd
-Only one companion is allowed to sit next to you during your appointment
Can you send a preview of my design?
No. If there's any changes you wish to make to the design on the day of your appointment, please let me know.
Do you accept card?
Yes, I accept both cash and card. Tipping 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!