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ABOUT

Tattoo Artist in Perth, WA; Australia.


Australian Tattooists Guild (ATG) Member (2017-Present).

Currently based at Against The Grain Tattoo Company's Warwick studio.



Up-Coming Guest Spots/Convention Appearances:
TBA

Previous Studios:
Lost City Tattoo (Spearwood, WA) 2013-2020


 

BOOKING INFO/FAQ

TATTOO BOOKING GUIDE


As the process of each tattoo varies, appointments are generally set blocks of an APPROXIMATE duration for a flat fee based on a discounted rate, and do not accrue being only valid for the period booked.

FULL DAY (~7 hours) | $1,200 AUD *

HALF DAY (~3.5 hours) | $700 AUD *


* Extended sessions (schedule permitting) are $200 AUD per hour thereafter.


Smaller projects and walk-ins (subject to availability) are based on a standard rate.
 

HOURLY (1 hour minimum-3 hours) | $220 AUD per hour

A NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKING FEE ^ is required to book a tattoo appointment.
HOURLY-HALF DAY: $200 | FULL DAY: $300
This confirms your commitment and understanding that it also contributes to design preparation time, plus secures the artist's services for the allocated period. The amount is rolled over to the next booking where applicable until completion of the tattoo coming off the total of the follow-up appointment, if required.


^ CANCELLATION POLICY
Less than 48 HOURS PRIOR NOTICE WILL FORFEIT YOUR DEPOSIT. Please be considerate to not just the artist, but also other clients if you need to re-schedule.
This is a full-time career, not a hobby, which also involves preparation time after-hours, and far less than the income lost due to a no show/cancellation
. A doctor's note must be provided if you are sick, or a new deposit will be required to re-schedule.

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Booking fees are paid in cash (ATM located close by if required) for in-person consults at the studio. Payments via internet banking transfer can be made for on-line Zoom consults (Name: Wade Barry / BSB #: 032-108 / Acc. #: 110427 / Ref: *Your Name*).

* Half/Full day sessions will generally consist of 1-2 x 10-15 minute & 1 x 20-30 minute lunch break(s).

* Tattoo appointments are typically Monday to Friday with full days being between 10am-6pm. or half-days from 10am or 2pm. Weekend & after-hours appointments are available upon request, but 
subject to availability due to personal commitments.

* Advise if you need to leave early prior to your appointment, although preferably make personal arrangements or re-schedule with sufficient notice if need be as you are committing to the block of time booked and the quality of the tattoo will not be compromised by rushing. If you are running late, contact the studio on (08) 9243 4443 or your appointment will be cancelled and need to be re-booked.


* Allow for enough leeway time for your appointment as the process can't be rushed and a 3-hour tattoo may turn into a 4-hour process for example by the time you leave the studio.


FREE CONSULTATION

* 18+ only.

* All tattoos require a consultation either in-person at the studio or via Zoom prior to bookings. Please fill out the "Book Now" form, or e-mail wadetattoos@hotmail.com, with your contact details and tattoo design, size, placement and budget (if applicable) information to book a FREE consultation.

* Typically a tattoo is either designed to fulfill an aesthetic look, where it takes as long as is required and can be hard to gage, or suit a particular budget the client has
. Please advise if you have a budget for the tattoo or session in mind as only an ESTIMATE for a tattoo can be provided where possible.


* Inquired dates remain available until secured by a booking fee.

* NO fingers, necks or faces. Hands only considered if you're already significantly tattooed. Be aware not all designs are suited to every tattooist (style, subject matter, placement, etc) so in the event another tattooist is recommended, please don't take offense and understand that it is in your best interest.


* Please send deposit confirmations, design references and/or additional notes to wadetattoos@hotmail.com promptly to ensure you don't miss out on an enquired date, or the appointment re-scheduled due to time constraints.
 


DESIGN / TATTOO PROCESS

* Designs are custom work based on client references or selected from available original designs.

* Work is prioritized according to the booking schedule, but a draft for half/full day bookings is generally approved 2-3 days prior or finalized at the beginning of the appointment so any minor edits can be made before the stencil is made or drawn on for the tattoo procedure.


* $100 per hour ARTWORK FEE applies if you change your design or request it prior to booking the tattoo appointment (includes TWO minor edits, if required).



GENERAL INFO

* Against The Grain Tattoo Company - Warwick is located at 2A/639 Beach Road, Warwick; WA 6024.

* Get a good sleep the night before, eat before, and moisturize the area in the days leading up to your appointment.

- Remember to be conscious of where you are being tattooed so you can dress or bring along appropriate clothing.

- Feel free to bring sweet snacks, a drink, ear phones and iPhone/iPad to keep you occupied, but please refrain from moving as much as possible as even the slightest shift can cause the area being tattooed to move also.

* It is preferred you DO NOT use numbing cream to avoid any breakdown in the skin's natural texture, and the way it would normally react. Along with potentially compromising the quality of the tattoo, there is also an increased medical risk that comes with it's use, so if you insist please advise to discuss these precautions prior.

* A follow-up appointment may be scheduled for up to 6 months after the completion of the tattoo.


AFTER CARE

* Leave your tattoo wrapped to settle for 1-2 hours. Take off wrap and wash in warm-hot water with normal (non-scented/etc) antibacterial soap, dab/pat with clean paper towel and leave out to dry. The following day, wash then with clean hands apply a very small amount of natural paw paw or coconut oil cream, (Hustle Butter, QV, Bepanthen and vitamin E/bio oil are other suitable alternatives, but sparingly as the skin still needs time to breathe in between applications, otherwise it can result in prolonged healing and greater risk of irritation or even infection). Repeat 2-3 times per day for 14 days.

* Shower, but please DO NOT go swimming or submerge the tattoo in water (bath/etc) for a prolonged period, Use a clean towel when drying, bed sheets when sleeping, avoid pets and physical activity for 2-3 days to limit risk of infection. Keep out of direct sunlight where possible. It is natural for the skin to flake, peel and even scab, then display a "shine" of the freshly healing skin before settling back to normal over 2-4 weeks, but don't hesitate in reaching out if you have any questions. Return to your normal personal care routine after 3 weeks. Regularly moisturizing your tattoo, using sunscreen or keeping it out of the sun will help ensure it's longevity.

* Should the tattoo or surrounding skin become red, sore or inflamed, please stop applying cream to let the skin dry completely and clean with Detol, Betadine or isopropal antibacterial wipes. If it isn't improving over the next few days, seek medical attention from a doctor who will likely prescribe an anti-biotic steroid cream to help kill off any infection.

* Tattoos naturally lighten up when healing. As the ink settles into the skin over the years it will also very slightly spread and fade with exposure to the sun for example due to the aging process, so look after your skin.

 

* Any further inquiries feel free to e-mail wadetattoo@hotmail.com

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