Q.How do I book a tattoo?
A. If you live on Bowen Island and can come to the shop here in Artisan Square, please contact me and we can set a time for a consult in person. From there we will discuss what you are looking to get and I will get a deposit from you. We will book a time and your deposit will go towards your final appointment.
If you ARE NOT from Bowen Island and cannot make it to the shop. Please contact me and we can have a consult about what you are interested in getting over email/text. Once we decide on an appointment time for you to come to the shop for your tattoo I will get a deposit from you via etransfer.
*depending on the tattoo, some consultations and tattoo appointments will be booked at the same time.
Q.How much is a deposit?
A. There is a $50-100$ non-refundable deposit required to secure appointments. This deposit is deducted from your final appointment (If your tattoo requires multiple sittings). If you need to change or cancel your appointment please give at least 48hrs notice otherwise your deposit will be forfeited
Q. How much for a tattoo?
$180/hour, $100 minimum charge
Drawing time is included in the cost of your tattoo.
I can accept cash, credit, or etransfer. **Etransfer for out of town deposits. please keep record of deposit for when appointment comes
Q. How old do I have to be?
A. MUST BE 18 years old to get tattooed.
*ID required, please bring it with you.
Q. Do you accept walk ins?
A. By appointment only
Q. How do I get to Bowen Island Tattoo Shop?
A. Bowen Island Tattoo Shop is located at 565 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, B.C. V0N1G2
Coming from off island?
-First you need to get to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal.
-Once you arrive here you want to catch the Bowen Island Ferry. The ferries go about every hour with a break mid day. Plan to be there extra early in the summer or if you're driving.
-After you arrive to Bowen Island you can do 1 of 3 things
*Walking - walk straight off the ferry and up the hill, pass the intersection until you see a sign on the left side of the road that will guide you through a trail up to Artisan Square (about 15 minute walk).
*Bus - walk off the ferry and on your right you will find the bus waiting. Catching the 'bluewater' bus will bring you through Artisan Square. You can always ask the bus driver too if you arent sure where you are going. Just say 'Artisan Square'.
*Driving - Drive straight off the ferry, past the intersection, up the big hill, pass the school on your right, continue for about 1 minute until you get to a left turn (Artisan Lane) and turn up the hill. Continue along Artisan lane until you find the shops. Look for Cocoa West the chocolate shop on your right hand side. Across from there, behind the building and through the gate.
You will then arrive at Bowen Island Tattoo Shop!
Q. Do you work anywhere else or do guest spots?
A. As of now I only work here on Bowen Island. I will announce guest spots or conventions on social media:)
Q.I don't really know how to explain what the tattoo is that I want...
A. No worries, lets chat about it and we can go from there. Once we start talking and you show me any pictures of images or tattoos that spark your interest, you may find that you know exactly what you want! Or you may realize now isn't the time for you to be getting a tattoo and you need to think more. Either way, it starts with a conversation.
Q. Can I commission you to do a painting for me?
A. Yes, I also do commissioned pieces on the side. This has included hand painted signage on fir wood for homes, businesses or art pieces for the wall. Contact me to discuss what you're looking for.
Q. Can I commission you to draw me something and I'll get another artist closer to me to tattoo it?
A. No, sorry!
Q. This is going to be my first tattoo and I'm nervous!
A. No problem, it is normal to be nervous and it's also exciting! If you have any questions about the process feel free to ask me. I can walk you through what we will be doing right until when I bandage you up. During the appointment we can pick your favorite music and enjoy the tattoo experience.
Q. What is the aftercare process?
A. When you come for your tattoo appointment I will walk you through the aftercare instructions at the end when I bandage you up. I will also send you home with an aftercare instructions card. If you would like to know the aftercare process or lost your card please click here.
Q. What if I need touch ups?
A. The first set of touch ups are included during the first 6 months after your final appointment from your tattoo. If you have followed the aftercare instructions and your tattoo requires any, please contact me and we can book a time. If it has been over a year and you want your tattoo spruced up, regular rates apply depending on the piece, contact me and we can discuss what is needed and go from there.