Frequently Asked Questions


Please read these FAQs before emailing me. Thank you!


How do I book an appointment with you?

I take appointment requests via submission form during open booking periods. Open booking periods will be announced on Instagram with instructions on how to request an appointment. I am not able to accept (or respond to) every project request received. Successful applicants will be contacted via email to set up an appointment.

What are your rates?

Rates vary dependent upon the project specifics. Some projects are priced by the piece, and others are priced hourly at a rate of $250/hr. Each booking round will include rate info along with the booking form.

What form(s) of payment do you accept?

Black Oak Tattoo is cash only.

Do you have a waitlist/cancellation list?

I do not have a waitlist or cancellation list of any kind. Last minute availabilities will be offered on Instagram. Each post will have specific instructions on how to book the cancellation spot.

When will you guest in NY/La/PDX/ETC, ETC?

I post all of my travel/guest spot information to Instagram.

Do you accept commissions?

Unfortunately, I cannot currently accept commission work.

Where can I view your flash designs?

I do not currently have a way to share flash designs online. Flash designs are intended to be chosen in person on the day of your flash appointment. 

How do I know you'll have a flash design I like?

If you like the projects you see on my instagram, there will likely be something in my flash book that catches your eye. Expect to have plenty of botanical, animal, and inanimate object designs to choose from. DO NOT expect to see any designs involving the human form or geometry. If you are looking for something specific, booking a flash appointment is not a good idea.

Do you tattoo designs more than once?

Unless otherwise noted, all designs are only tattooed once.

Can I take one of your designs to be tattooed by another artist?

Please do not. You'll get a better tattoo if you trust the person tattooing it to design it themselves.

Do you ever tattoo in color?

No, I solely tattoo in black ink.

Can I have your cats?

Heck no.