How to get tattooed by Melissa and other questions

Read through this to find out most any information you may need about how to request a consultation/appointment. 

As time for tattooing becomes more limited, Melissa has had to become more selective about the projects she decides to commit her time to. She wants to find clients interested in medium to large scale illustrative projects that flow with the body. Melissa loves to work with your ideas to bring them to life, she hopes to find people with ideas that spark creativity grab her attention, open to her ideas and her interpretation of the subject or inspiration. Things that will allow her to create a design you would love and age well with you. She is more likely to choose ideas with less restrictions attached.  People open to size, placement, and design, on clear unmarked skin have a higher chance of being selected. She is looking for clients that are dedicated to put in the time and financial investment that is required to complete the projects planned for. The beautiful, more detailed pieces your see in her portfolio, the ones most people ask for, have required a lot of time. 

If you wish to enquire about getting tattooed, please fill out the form you can find





How much does it cost?

Prices are set at the start of the project. Most are set hourly and few are a fixed price discussed at a time of a consultation. As long as you have an appointment on the books, every 2 months, your rate will stay the same. Your hourly rate is yours, and is subject to change if you decide not to keep current with project and you are only ever charged for actual tattoo time. Deposits are required for drawings, and each session. Deposits are due no later than 1 month before your tattoo date. Your deposit will be applied to each session. 

Where can I get tattooed?

Melissa is currently only taking bookings in



(coming soon)

How do I care for a new tattoo? 

With newer bandaging, you really leave it covered 5-7 days, until it is healed. If for some reason you have to heal the traditional way... 

   You will need to wash the tattoo 3-4 times daily. Using only clean hands to form a rich lather, rubbing fresh tattoo gently, but throughly. Keep new tattoo unbandaged, clean and dry. After the first 24 hours you can address tightness and dryness by applying a very thin layer of a fragrance free lotion. While washing the tattoo is good, please avoid any prolonged exposure to moisture. No soaking, swimming, hot tubs, or tanning. Keep out of direct sunlight. It is not advised to get a tattoo if you are about to go on vacation or have a large event planned, like a marathon, in the following days. Healing time varies by person, placement and size; but is normal for it to take over 2 weeks to heal. 



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