NIKI HUGHES TATTOOS
» A non-refundable deposit will be required via PayPal at the time you select your appointment date.
» Deposit must be sent within 48 hours of receiving the link to lock in your slot. *You do not have an appointment booked until the deposit has been received.*
» Deposits are to cover the drawing time, and do not give you rights to the design.
» Deposits are for the idea/design that we discuss and agree upon during your consult. If your idea changes, a new deposit may be required.
» Deposits will be taken off at the final session of your tattoo, and will be used as a placeholder for any appointments up until that point. *If your tattoo requires multiple sessions, subsequent appointments must be booked in order for the deposit to be held.*
» All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
» Each deposit allows for one reschedule, with a minimum 48-hour notice. If you have to reschedule your rescheduled appointment, a new deposit will be required.
» If you fail to give at least 48 hours notice, you will forfeit your deposit.
» All no call-no shows are denied all future service.
» I reserve the right to refuse service or discontinue working with anyone at any point.
Where are you located?
» I am currently tattooing at Evermore Tattoo Parlour located at:
» Parking is located on the side of and behind the building, or street parking is available up to 90 minutes out front.
How do I set up an appointment/consult with you?
» I do all of my consults via email. The best way to contact me is via the form on the Booking//Contact page.
» Fill out the form with all of the required fields; you will receive a reply within 7 days. *Please allow a full 14 days to pass before sending in another email.* Double/triple emails will only push down your original request.
» Please *only* stick with email correspondence, including reschedules and cancellations. Emails are answered in the order they're received.
» Once your email has been reviewed, I will reply to let you know if this is a project we can move forward with, and if I need any clarification or have suggestions pertaining to your design. I will reply with an available date/time slot, as well as my deposit link and information.
» The deposit should be sent within 48 hours to keep the booking process running smoothly. If the deposit is not received within 48 hours of receiving the link, your appointment slot may be offered to the next person.
» Once your deposit has been received, you've replied with your selected date and confirmed your payment has been sent, your appointment will be booked. You will receive a confirmation email from myself, as well as my booking platform, with the appointment information. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours prior to your appointment.
How much is a tattoo?
» Every tattoo is different. For custom and large scale work, I tattoo based on an hourly rate of $150/hour; while flash and smaller designs are priced by the piece and offered at a flat rate.
» If requested, I can usually provide a ballpark price estimate, so you'll have an idea of what to expect at your appointment. Please note, all quotes are based on the information in your form and are subject to change based on the final size, placement, and the tattoo process itself.
» Budgets can often be taken into consideration while designing the tattoo. You may also be able to break your tattoo up into sessions, depending on financial or physical comfort levels.
Are your books open? How far do you book out?
» Yes! My books are currently open. I typically book about 1-2 months out to avoid any schedule conflicts. If you're looking to book further out than that, I suggest just waiting until the month or so beforehand to fill out the contact form.
What styles do you tattoo?
» I primarily enjoy tattooing colorful floral and botanical imagery, in an illustrative style. I also love tattooing anything with a feminist, witchy, or "femme" spin. I am happy to create a custom design for you and, I have a lot of pre-drawn flash looking for homes as well!
» I am really looking to push myself creatively and am focusing more on pieces that pertain to the above styles/subject matter, but please feel free to still submit a request, as I do occasionally take on other projects (dotwork and the occasional black and grey pieces).
Can I see my drawing before the appointment?
» I typically don't draw until the evening before or morning of your appointment. The design will be ready to go for your appointment, and should any minor adjustments need to be made, we can do so at that time. Any major adjustments may need to be rescheduled and require a new deposit.
It's my first tattoo. What should I expect? How do I prepare?
» Does getting tattooed hurt? The short answer, yes. As far as sensation, it's usually compared to a cat scratch, or a sunburn. Some spots may be more sensitive than others, but overall it's a tolerable but uncomfortable sensation.
» Please avoid alcohol the 24 hours prior to your appointment.
» Prepare for your appointment by eating a good meal a couple hours beforehand, and drinking plenty of water.
» Feel free to bring a snack and water to your appointment.
» Please wear deodorant and dress in comfortable, dark clothing. When selecting your outfit, try to be mindful of the area you're getting tattooed. (ex. if you're getting your upper arm tattooed, don't wear a tight sweater)
Can I bring friends?
» I have no problem with you bringing a friend or two along for support; however, larger groups are not advised (unless you're all getting tattooed) and no children (anyone under the age of 18) are allowed in the shop.
» *COVID-19 Update: At this time, everyone is required to come alone to their appointment, to limit exposure to artists and other clients. We appreciate our understanding.*
Healing and aftercare:
» Leave the bandage on for 1-2 hours and wash your hands before removing it.
» Wash your tattoo in warm water, using unscented soap (ex: Softsoap, gold Dial, or Dove.) Just stay away from perfumes and exfoliants. Pat dry with a paper towel.
» Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor or unscented white lotion (Lubriderm, Aveeno, or another generic brand is fine) and rub in completely.
» Repeat 2-3 times a day. (Wash your hands » wash your tattoo » apply a thin layer of lotion.)
» Once the tattoo starts flaking (should take a few days - there should not be any thick scabs), you can switch to an unscented white lotion, if your were still using Aquaphor, and continue to apply 2-3 times a day until your tattoo looks fully healed.
» It's important not to pick or scratch your tattoo while it's healing, as it can pull out the pigment. Let the flakes fall off on their own.
» Until the tattoo is fully healed (~4-6 weeks), please avoid submerging it underwater (this means pools, lakes, hot tubs, etc. - showers are OK), exposing it to intense sunlight, or wearing tight or restrictive clothing.
» If you have any questions or concerns while healing your tattoo, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly!