Frequently Asked Questions
A Few Notes to Start With
CASH ONLY - Please visit a nearby ATM before your tattoo.
What I won't tattoo: lettering, family portraits, tribal, Japanese, script, geometric, neo-traditional, American-traditional, Landscapes, Statues, Clocks, stairs, peonies, octopus, compasses, religious or large color-realism designs.
18+ ONLY - You must be 18 with a valid, government-issued ID to get tattooed.
How often does Lady B Tattoo?
B does about 200 select projects a year.
Walk-In or Appointment?
She is by appointment only.
How much does a tattoo from B cost?
Lady B has a full day rate of $1800. A half day rate of $900. For smaller projects she is $180 an hour with a $500 minimum. B prefers to do most of her larger tattoos in 2 half day sits or more.
Is Lady B the right artist for me?
If you aren't sure B is the right artist for you and you send multiple consult forms to multiple artists, save her the time and energy of her responding to you and choose the other artist. Lady B is passionate and dedicated to giving the best of herself to her tattoos and clients.
Its best to give Lady B loose guide lines for a piece. The more specific you want to be and the more you try to put her in a box the less your piece will look like a unique Lady B piece and the less likely she'll want to work with you. Realism has limited options available because it works directly with actual photography. So that being said what you want may not be possible for B's style. If you want anything fictitious, its rarely possible to create it. B works exclusively with photography and cant just "make it up". Some artists can but B often can't. But it's best to still ask.
Do you love being in the sun and get burnt often? Or you love to lay out and tan? Then maybe B's work isn't for you. B's work is detailed and can be delicate. Unprotected sun exposure is like a mini laser session on your tattoo. It softens and spreads the ink out faster. This by no way means you shouldn't live your life. Take care of your skin and tattoos and protect it with 50 spf or more every 2 hours if you're going to be in the sun.
Does B take Deposits?
When B is at home no deposit is required to make an appointment. However if you cancel your appointment in less than a 72 hour window and you want and or need to reschedule, you will need to put down a non refundable deposit of half the cost of the tattoo/ sit. When B is traveling for guest spots or conventions a $500 non refundable deposit is required that goes toward the end cost of your tattoo.
What won't Lady B tattoo?
No lettering, family portraits, tribal, Japanese, script, geometric, neo-traditional, American-traditional, Landscapes, Statues, Clocks, stairs, peonies, octopus, compasses, religious or large color-realism designs. These are not her areas of expertise, but you can find another artist at A Dead Anchor Tattoo if that's what you're looking for. Along with those styles, she won't tattoo the same design twice or copy someone else's tattoo. She'd be happy to create something custom and unique for you.
I want a pet portrait done by Lady B. What do I need to know?
Lady B is very choosy about pet portraits that she accepts. She prefers the reference photo to be high quality, professional photography and not just snapped with a phone. Pose and lighting is also a factor depending on the body part you're looking to place it on.
What kind of experience can I expect with Lady B?
Lady B has a relaxed, easy going, fun loving personality. The same goes for the rest of the shop. She loves connecting with her clients and hopes to build lasting relationships.
I have a full day sit/hip piece/leg sleeve scheduled with B. What should I wear and bring?
If she is working anywhere near your upper thigh and onto your hip please bring a side tie bikini. There is a privacy curtain to put up to shield you from the rest to the shop to make sure you're as comfortable as possible. Men, this includes you. You can buy a speedo if you prefer but its just going to get cut. Other options are a small towel, nekkid, or a robe. She personally don't have a preference. There's nothing you've got that she haven't seen. Also bring a pillow for under your hip and your head. The tattoo chair isn't terribly uncomfortable but anything longer than 3 hours and anyone will get a little sore. BRING SWEET SNACKS AND WATER! It's going to be a long day for the two of you and you want to keep your blood sugar up. She normally takes a lunch break on long days so you do eat but she is attacking your adrenaline and body with needles. It's a good amount of stress that you're putting on your body
Does she accept walk-ins?
How do I schedule an appointment?
Fill out the consult form on this website and we'll talk about your design
Do I need to bring in my own references/designs?
You can absolutely bring in your own designs! She prefers that they are emailed to me.
I can't find your shop, where are you located?
A Dead Anchor Tattoo is located at 1925 Monroe St. There is a big purple 1925 sign above our front door!
Go in, down the hall on the left side, turn right and follow the stairs down, then look left.
Can I bring my student ID?
No. You must have a government or state-issued identification, driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.
Should I fill out a consultation form?
Yes, the more information she has to begin with, the easier it will be to schedule your appointment.