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

* Fill out the "Book Now" form with your contact details and tattoo design, size, and placement information to book a free consultation or tattoo appointment (deposit required to sonfirm). While smaller sized pieces can be easier to provide a flat price, medium-large scale/more detailed work can only be estimated, but are at either an hourly ($200 1st hour minimum, $190 p/hr thereafter) or full day rate ($1000/6hrs).

* 18+ ONLY. No hands or necks. 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.


* Tattoo booking policy requires a MINIMUM $100 DEPOSIT to confirm your booking ($200 for full day bookings). Inquired dates remain available until secured by a deposit. This amount comes off the session's total, or is rolled over to the next appointment until your final sitting. It also covers expenses incurred by the artist in preparing a design, as well as the studio space/equipment/etc required to tattoo it, and is therefore NON-REFUNDABLE. 48 hours prior notice is required to reschedule an appointment.


* Appointment deposit payment options:   
  PayPal
    - PayPal.Me/wadetattoos
  Internet Banking Transfer (EFT)
  - Name: Wade Barry / BSB #: 032-108 / Acc. #: 110427 / Ref: *Your Name*

 

* Please send deposit confirmations, additional design references and/or notes to wadetattoos@hotmail.com promptly to ensure the appointment doesn't need to be re-scheduled due to time constraints.

* Design drafts are finalized at the beginning of the appointment, or may be sent 1-2day(s) prior (schedule permitting), so any final edits can be made before the stencil is made or drawn on for the tattoo procedure.

* Remember to allow enough time for your appointment as a 2 hour tattoo might turn into a 3 hour process for example from the time you arrive, we go through the whole preparation, stencil, tattooing, breaks, photos, aftercare, etc process, and you leaving the studio. Advise if you need to leave at a certain time prior to your appointment, as it may need to be re-scheduled or so arrangements can be made. Should you be running late, phone the studio on (08) 9243 4443 or your appointment and deposit will be forfeited to and need to be re-booked.

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

* Get a good sleep and eat prior to your appointment. Feel free to bring sweet snacks, a drink, your iPhone/iPad, and remember to be conscious of where you are being tattooed so dress or bring along appropriate clothing.

* 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.

* 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/bio oil are other alternatives, but note the skin still needs time to dry in between applications or it can result in prolonged healing and greater risk of 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 scab, flake and/or peel, then display a fresh "shine" before settling back to normal over 2-3 weeks, but don't hesitate in reaching out if you have any questions. Return to your normal personal care routine after 3 weeks, but 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 or Betadine antibacterial wipes, and 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.

* A touch-up appointment is valid for 6 months.

* Open to guest spots, collaborations and commissioned art (schedule permitting).

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