What are your hours?
San Luis Tattoo Co. is a private, appointment-only studio, so there are no set hours.
If you are interested in getting tattooed, please fill out the Appointment Request Form on the Contact page.
What kind of tattoos won't you do?
In order for me to take on a tattoo idea, it must be something that lends itself to being executed in my style. I give priority to classic traditional subject matter, such as: lady heads, animals, roses, birds, daggers, butterflies, skulls, etc.
Please take a look at my tattoo portfolio page to get a feel for my traditional/illustrative style and what I like to draw.
Basically, I need to design it in order to tattoo it. The only exception to this is tattoo flash. If you want something off of the wall here at the shop, I'm happy to do that for you.
How far out are you booked?
I'm currently having everyone sign up with their email to get notified when my books open back up.
I'm currently opening my books once per quarter.
Regarding Madonna Inn goblet tattoos...
One of my favorite tattoos to do!
Being that they are one of my flash designs, they do not require any draw time on my end. Which allows me to fit them in to holes in my schedule or at the end of my work day.
Goblets are $200 each. They measure roughly 3" in height. (However I can shrink them if need be)
I'm willing to do them in almost any color, granted that it's a color of ink that I have.
Do you accept credit/debit cards?
Please pay in cash if you can. However I can accept credit/debit cards, if absolutely necessary.
What is your hourly rate?
One-point tattoos are usually priced by the piece. A palm-sized tattoo is $300 and a hand-sized tattoo is $500.
(For reference, my hand is about 7"x4")
For larger tattoos, I charge an hourly rate is $250/hr.
What Is your minimum?
How long is my tattoo going to take?
There are several factors that will affect the amount of time a tattoo will take to complete, including size, placement, skin type, color vs. black and grey, how still you sit, etc. For example, a tattoo placed on a ribcage could take twice as long as that same tattoo placed on a calf, due to the variation in skin elasticity and workability.
Since some of these factors won't be known until the tattooing process has begun, it's difficult to give an exact estimate.
I will mention that I am a very efficient tattooer and can get a lot done in a short amount of time.
What if I need to reschedule my appointment?
From time to time, things come up that may require an appointment to be rescheduled. As long as notice is given ONE WEEK in advance, your deposit will remain valid and will count toward the new booking. Less notice will result in a forfeiture of the deposit and another one will be required to set a new date.
Click here to read the full deposit policy.
Can you send me the drawing ahead of time?
No. I draw for each days appointments that same morning. Artwork will not be sent via email. If you arrive at your appointment and feel you'd like changes to be made to the drawing, they will be addressed and made at that time.
Can I bring friends/family with me?
Due to current COVID19 restrictions, you must come alone to your appointment.
Do you do cover-ups?
Cover-up tattoos are done on a case by case basis. Cover-up designs need to be drawn specifically for covering your existing tattoo. In order to successfully cover an existing tattoo, it may require a session(s) of laser treatment in order to broaden the options you have for the new tattoo.
I recommend Open Canvas Laser (www.opencanvaslaser.com), here in SLO for any treatments that may be needed. They specialize in this type of lightening/removal and we consult with each other during the process. You may not even need the tattoo covered, if you wish to continue with laser treatments and have the tattoo completely removed.