I'm a fineline, microrealism tattoo artist located in Columbus, OH.
Students (with ID): $175/hr for all
Thank you for your interest in my work! Please read below for information on how to book with me, and the FAQ for additional information.
Due to my limited availability and high volume of requests, I have a quarterly wait list that I use to book my appointments. I book my appointments a month to two months out by email. Please follow my Instagram page @captainshade.tt for updates on when my waitlist opens up.
My rate is $225 per hour with a minimum of $250. (Ex. if your tattoo takes under an hour, it will be $250, but if it takes 2 hours, it's $450). Students with school and government ID will be $175/hr.
I charge $20 to be placed on the waitlist, and another fee (depending on the design) for a booking fee.
Each fee will be deducted from the final cost of the tattoo and each are non-refundable.
To make a request:
My waitlist remains closed other than a few times a year, which I will post information and dates on IG. You can follow my Instagram @captainshade.tt for last minute cancelations.
What will remain open:
I will continue to accept my available flash, which will be located in highlights on IG.
Additionally, I will accept 1-hour font-only appointments, you can drop requests here.
To book an appointment:
Once you have made it onto the waitlist, I will contact you via email to book an appointment a month or two out depending on the design. I try to accommodate your availability. I will email you a link and an estimated amount of time for you to book your appointment with Square Appointments. This will allow me to email multiple people, so appointments will be first come. If I have a cancelation, I will reach out to my waitlist first depending on length of appointment needing to be filled. I will only open up "walk-in" appointments to the public via IG for last minute cancelations and no-shows.
I have a zero tolerance policy for clients not responding to emails. If I receive no response from you, I will place you in a hold status and assume you are no longer interested in scheduling an appointment. If necessary, and after an extended amount of time with no response, I will take you off the waitlist and you will lose your deposit. If you would like to hold off on your appointment for health or financial reasons, please just send me an email and your deposit will be good for up to 6 months. If you have any immediate questions regarding your upcoming appointment, you can send me an email.
Reschedule and Cancelations:
If you need to reschedule, you may do so with at least 72 hours notice. You may reschedule once, otherwise you will need to pay an additional booking fee. For cancelations, you will just forfeit your waitlist and booking fees.
For COVID related cancelations, if you reschedule with less than 72 hour notice, you must provide a positive PCR test in order to keep your deposit and reschedule for a future appointment.
On the day of your appointment:
Please bring a valid government or state issues ID. If you have not shown within 20 minutes, you will be considered a no-show. All designs are shown on the day of your appointment. I have a policy where I do not send designs ahead of time. Please provide me with sufficient sample images through the booking website. I will ask for additional information or images if necessary. Please provide me with high quality images. For tattoos of your pet, please provide a minimum of 15 high quality photos for best results. Upon request, we can open a Dropbox shared folder for lots of photos. Any changes to your design must be submitted and approved by me at least a week before your appointment.
Please be well rested and have eaten a meal before your appointment.