HOW DO I GET TATTOOED BY REMEDY?
To start the process, you must first read through this entire document, then submit your idea to the email listed at the end. Be sure to read this entire document and follow the instructions within when you submit your idea to Remedy’s consultation email.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Remedy will then review the requests and determine which projects she is interested in taking on.
IS THERE A WAY TO INCREASE MY CHANCES OF BEING TATTOOED BY REMEDY?
Yes. Remedy prefers to take on projects with fewer restrictions on design and body placement over something that has very set in stone parameters. Bringing her a great idea with more creative freedoms will get you noticed quicker than an idea with things that must be done a certain way in the tattoo. Larger themed projects, insects, plants, animals, fine art, photo realism projects and tattoos on clean skin (versus cover-ups) normally receive scheduling priority. Lastly, Remedy is looking for clients that are dedicated enough to put forth the time and financial investment that is necessary for them to receive the best possible tattoo.
WHAT IF REMEDY CHOOSES NOT TO TAKE ON MY PROJECT?
You can view the portfolios of Remedy’s coworkers on our website, www.inklab.com. If Remedy thinks the project is suited well for someone she knows, she may respond to your email with a referral of an artist that would better be suited for the project requested.
HOW MUCH DOES REMEDY CHARGE?
Remedy charges $1000 per session. This is for a full day, Which is 5-6 hours.
She sometimes takes on some smaller appointments, and charges by her hourly rate ($200/hr).
To schedule a project, you must be able to travel to Minneapolis and be able to commit to a full day of tattooing, preferably once per month.
If you schedule an appointment and choose not to sit for the full appointment you have booked (Ex. booking an appointment and only sitting for 1 hour), you will still be charged for the full time you have booked. The full day appointment is scheduled at a max of 6 hours and anything beyond that time will be billed at a discounted hourly rate ($180/hr).
This is to ensure that she can pay her bills, keep making awesome tattoos, and have serious clients who want to commit to the types of projects she does.
For a rough idea of how long pieces can take; these are just time/cost estimates, every tattoo varies, black and grey tends to be quicker than color, and style of design is a factor (photorealism in color being the most time intensive style tattoo):
-Photorealistic color tattoos the size of a palm can take 3-5 hours, total cost $600-1000
-1/2 sleeve, 15-30 hours, total cost $3000-$6000
-Full sleeve, 30-60 hours, total cost $6000-$12000
-Full leg sleeve, 50-100 hours, total cost $10000-$20000
-Full back piece, 60-120 hours, total cost $12000-$24000
HOW MUCH OF A DEPOSIT DOES REMEDY REQUIRE?
Remedy requires a minimum deposit of $250, however deposits vary depending on the tattoo. Deposits for a half-sleeve sized tattoo is $250, full-sleeve or back piece sized tattoo is $500. Deposits are nonrefundable and will be deducted from the last session of your tattoo. If you no-call, no-show an appointment, your deposit may be forfeited and an additional deposit may be required to set up new appointments.
HOW SOON CAN I GET AN APPOINTMENT TO START MY TATTOO?
At the time of your consultation, Remedy will usually be booking tattoos 6-7 months in advance. With most larger projects, Remedy suggests you set up 5 appointments during the consultation. This makes it less likely for you to end up with a large gap between appointments.
DO I HAVE TO COME IN TO DO THE CONSULTATION?
Face to face consultations are preferred whenever possible. When we contact you to schedule your consultation, if you are unable to come to our shop (IE: if you are from out of state), then the consultation can be done over email or Zoom, and a deposit can be taken through PayPal. If you are trying to coordinate an appointment from out of state, you must be able to read and respond to email communication reliably.
ARE THERE ANY STYLES OF TATTOO THAT REMEDY WILL NOT DO?
Please review Remedy’s portfolio before submitting a request for a tattoo.
Remedy enjoys the following Subjects and styles:
• Surrealist imagery
• Still Life (Veggies, fruits, flowers, and so on)
• Fine Art (Classical art, sculpture, paintings) - these are the
only designs Remedy will tattoo that she did not
• Mythology, Fantasy, Sci-fi
• Scientific illustration
• Insects, flowers, animals, fungi, biomes, bones and skulls
• Space tattoos
• Portraits: celebrities, pets, movie monsters, etc
- generally, any tattoo styles that are well represented in her portfolio.
Remedy has a number of things she dislikes and will probably not be willing to tattoo or incorporate into your tattoo.
• Micro Tattoos - i.e. no tiny flowers or miniature portraits.
• Tribal Design
• American Traditional
• Other people's designs - each tattoo Remedy does is unique to the client, and she will not tattoo other people's designs or tattoos. She insists on designing each of her tattoos.
- generally any tattoo styles NOT represented in her portfolio.
Remedy usually works on designs about a week prior to your first appointment. She will make every effort to show you the design in the week leading up to your appointment so that you can go over the design and make any changes necessary.
READY TO CONTINUE WITH THE PROCESS?
Please submit your ideas to RemedyRook@gmail.com
Please be very thorough when describing your ideas, body placement, and size. If you have any reference materials, please attach them to your email.