NY OCT BOOKS OPEN SEPT 17-19
(appointment proposals under review 9/20-23, appointment emails out9/25-27)
NY NOV BOOKS OPEN OCT 17-19
NO DEC BOOKINGS :(
WHAT DOES 'BOOKS CLOSED' MEAN?
This means that I am currently not accepting any tattoo requests and have no available appointments and therefore cannot book you.
HOW DO I BOOK A TATTOO APPOINTMENT WITH YOU? WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING PROCESS LIKE?
Please add your name etc. below in order to receive my booking form. You must subscribe by 12pm the day before my books open to receive a form - I am no longer posting a link to book. If you subscribe after the deadline, you will receive the booking form for the next round of bookings! On the date that my books open (see dates at the top of this page), you will receive an email between 12-1pm EST with my booking form and collection images/placements that I am looking to tattoo. The form will have all of the info you need to know included in it (such as cost, deposit, studio location, collection or custom art work options, date/time availabilities etc.), as well space to include all of the info that I will need to potentially book you (such as artwork and image references, size, body placement, availability). The form will also include dates that you can expect to hear back from me if you are offered an appointment.
My home base is in Brooklyn, NY, and the majority of my bookings will be for here- when you list a city outside of NY you are ensuring that if I am to travel there you will receive a booking form.
***You must subscribe by 12pm the day before my books open to receive a form**
WHERE DO YOU WORK?
I tattoo at (and co-own) a private, by appointment only tattoo studio, Welcome Home Studio, in Brooklyn, New York.
HOW DO I GET ON YOUR WAIT LIST?
You can't... I don't have a wait list. If last minute appointments become available I will post them to IG with instructions on how to book :)
WHEN DO YOUR BOOKS OPEN?
Please see the list at the top of the page.
ARE YOUR APPOINTMENTS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE?
I review submissions in order that they are submitted, additionally, I book based on the project and whether I feel that I am the best artist for it.
WHAT IS YOUR RATE?
All information regarding my rate and deposit will be provided in my booking form.
WHY IS TATTOOING IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Tattoos are a way to celebrate and reclaim our bodies, a true act of self expression, or simply collectable pieces by artists we admire. They are a means by which to permanently commemorate your strength, your resiliency, or your connection to your body - the only thing that will ever wholly be uniquely yours. The act of tattooing is one of the most intimate experiences that I have ever partaken in... I strongly believe in the importance of a positive connection and exchange between yourself and your tattooer. Despite fears, uncertainties, and many barriers to entry, pursuing tattooing and being able to provide a safe and inclusive environment for my clients has been one of my greatest accomplishments. I feel grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this ancient and historically rich tradition and practice, and I look forward continue to better myself and my artistic output with every tattoo that I make.
DO YOU SELL FLASH OR DRAW CUSTOM DESIGNS FOR CLIENTS THAT ARE UNABLE TO GET TATTOOED BY YOU IN NY?
Unfortunately I neither sell my flash nor do custom work for you to have tattooed by other artists. I am so humbled by your interest in my work and I know it is disappointing that I may not be geographically accessible to you, but a large part of my artistic process is bestowing my own work upon my clients. (Please do not have my illustrations/hand written text tattooed on you by another artist, it makes me sad and unfortunately is not something I approve of).
I LIKE THIS TATTOO THAT YOU DID MANY MONTHS AGO (EX. BODY WITH FLORALS FOR HEAD), WHY AREN’T YOU DOING THIS ARTWORK ANYMORE?
I need to keep growing as an artist and don’t want to get burnt out on certain imagery. If you are interested in specific artwork that is available during my booking process I recommend jumping on it.
DO YOU TATTOO DRAWINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS?
DO YOU TAKE ON APPRENTICES?
Unfortunately I don’t… I am far too busy as a full time tattoo artist and business owner, and still have so much to learn before I would ever act as a mentor. If/when I am ready to take on an apprentice, information on how to apply will be posted to IG. Please do not email regarding an apprenticeship.
I WANT TO BE A TATTOOER, WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?
My best advice is to get many tattoos from different artists, in different styles, in different spaces. If your tattooer is cool with it, ask questions, listen with an open mind and ask about the day-to-day of this career… it’s not what IG makes it out to be :)
(Speaking for myself, I would likely not take on an apprentice who wasn’t a regular client first)
I AM COMING TO NY IN MANY MONTHS FROM NOW, CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IN ADVANCE?
Unfortunately I only open my books during the aforementioned times and will not be able to accommodate your advanced booking request. Please add your name to the list to receive a booking form to any city you may be visiting.
WHAT ARE YOUR AGE REQUIREMENTS?
I work with clients who are 20+, this is a personal choice. I do not make exceptions, but encourage you to reach out once you turn 20!
WHAT BODY PARTS DO YOU TATTOO/NOT TATTOO?
I am currently tattooing legs and arms (except upper inner arms), for the majority of my projects. I will occasionally post torso, hand, and feet projects that I feel are appropriate to be handpoked and that will heal successfully.
I THINK THAT OUR BELIEFS ALLIGN AND I'D LOVE TO TALK ABOUT COLLABORATING- NOW WHAT?
I love to work with open minded, consistently growing, creative individuals and brands. I strongly believe in ethical production, transparency, open communication, and making goods/wares with intention. I have been involved in a variety of collaborations from a more personal product level to working with large brands. Please send me an email to discuss a potential collaboration.
FAQ- personal biz
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. I moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada at age 18 and lived, studied, worked, and grew up there for the next 8 years. Both cities have contributed to who I am today.
HOW DID YOU LEARN HOW TO (INSERT SKILL)?
My Baba (my dad's mom, Anne) taught me traditional Ukrainian folk crafts beginning at a young age. Together we would work on hand embroidery projects, braid paska bread, make Ukrainian easter eggs, etc. She taught me how to use a sewing machine, how to quilt, how to make wreaths from flowers and other outdoor findings. She taught me everything I know about botanicals and encouraged me to pursue gardening and the cultivation of house plants. Anne helped build the foundation for my affinity to working with my hands. As a teenager, I began to take my traditional skill set and develop my artistic output upon that earlier foundation. I was sewing my own clothes (which, in hindsight, were sliiiightly inappropriate), working on illustrations, building, and refurbishing found objects and furniture.
I attended Ryerson University where I studied Fashion Design and developed my pattern making, garment construction, design, and illustration skills. My first 3 years in this program I felt like the odd person out. I was (and still am) a jeans and t shirt, black and white, function over fashion type of person. I took on as much as humanly possible at school, I loved to be busy and I loved to try new things. By 4th year I started to like myself, value my opinions, and trust my aesthetic. I began to find my voice and see the value in what I was making, rather then trying to emulate the work of my talented peers just to fit in. When I started creating what I wanted to make... what came easy to me... was when I began to find success.
I am a self taught tattooer. I have spent the past 5+ years researching and practicing my skills. I closely follow and learn from those who I admire, whether they are near or at a distance. I continue to make work on myself, and am grateful to those who have lent their skin to my learning experience.
HOW DID YOU END UP IN AMERICA?
I met my partner (Dylan) unintentionally on Instagram. He's American, I'm Canadian, we made it work. I'll tell you all about it when we meet :)
HOW OLD ARE YOU? WHAT IS YOUR SIGN?
I'm 29, Leo sun, Virgo moon, Capricorn rising.
Get in touch and say hello!