Currently booking June-July & September 2019 at Constellation Tattoo Collective in Portland, OR!

Also accepting proposals for undetermined dates in late July & August 2019 in Missoula, Minneapolis, Grand Rapids, and Chicago.

Proposals for later months will be considered, but a response and a sure spot in the calendar is not guaranteed.

Please refer to my FAQ for changes in my Booking Policy as of February 2019. I no longer allow for a sketch preview/sketch consultation. All custom tattoo designs will henceforth only be viewable in person the day of your appointment. This is an important boundary I have implemented to protect myself and my practice- I have found that many of the folks who require sketch previews are most inclined the cancel, and are also most inclined to make unnecessary changes that take designs away from my vision to match their friends/family’s/partner’s ideas of what their tattoo should look like. I consider myself a professional in this practice and am confident that the designs I prepare for you to see the day of your appointment will be exactly what they should be. I am more than happy to make changes to your design with you in person the day of your appointment, but my schedule cannot accommodate the sketch preview process anymore. That being said, please be as specific and detailed as possible with your proposal, and send me references to tattoos I have done, photographs, or art historical works that you would like to inform the design I create for you. Thank you for understanding!

I do illustrative custom blackwork tattoos.

My drawing style is inspired by horror & sci-fi comics, psychedelia, art nouveau, and esoteric ephemera, as well as works from print history such as bookplates, etchings, and engravings. I am currently most interested in strange, surreal, magical, and macabre subject matter, ranging from the creatures of myth and folklore, to both earthly and otherworldly landscapes, animals, and plants.

At this time, I am not working with any color ink for custom work.

My booking assistant Katy will be communicating with you throughout the booking process, and creates my calendar and books my appointments via this submitted form only. Please make sure you fill out this form as thoroughly as possible so they can decide whether or not we will be working together. We do not always get back to everyone, and sometimes responses may be delayed up to a month. Please know that this is not an automated service and takes time and careful planning and consideration for each proposal received!

Some considerations for writing a great proposal:

  1. Specificity. When describing your tattoo idea, choose specific rather than generic language to describe its subject matter and placement. (Instead of "cactus," say "saguaro"; instead of "arm," say "right inner forearm"; etc.) Including links to reference images or thumbnail doodles of your vision for your tattoo will also help me to design for you. These can be included after your proposal's acceptance during our email consultation.

  2. Originality. The more unusual or unique your subject is, the more interested I will be in bringing your concept to life! I want to design an original custom piece for you. I am open to designing tattoos based on works from art history, but I am not interested in pop reproductions (such as characters from comics and animation drawn in their original style).

  3. Budget. My rate is $120-175/hr sliding scale. The complexity of detail, variety of separate elements, and scale of your design influences the amount of time your tattoo will take. Please include your best number estimate on this booking form- I want to design a piece for you within your ideal budget range!

    Please also review my sliding scale policy to determine your approximate range on the scale.

  4. Availability. I do not work every weekend, and will be prioritizing booking weekends for folks traveling from out of town. Please be flexible with your availability , and we will be more likely able to book you at a time & date that works for you. This also means that last minute bookings are rarely accommodated- if you are interested in booking with me, please make sure you give yourself enough time to save up enough money and take off from work to avoid any last-minute issues.

Check out my FAQ for any additional booking details and concerns.

 

A-B /V\ TATTOO PROPOSAL FORM

Preferred Name *
Preferred Name
Be as brief or as descriptive as you see fit
Please read first: https://www.abmtattoo.com/sliding-scale-policy/
Do you live in Portland? *