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Terms, Conditions and FAQ’s.

PLEASE NOTE: 

BOOKS ARE CLOSED! Maternity leave from May 2020.
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How do I contact you to make an enquiry?

You can use the contact form on my website HERE or email directly through to info@sammisideup.com  I will try to answer all messages through social media, though I will always request that you then you send through email as it’s easiest for me to keep track of.

What do I need to send through?

  • Tattoo Idea
  • Placement on the body
  • Rough size
  • Preferred days/dates
  • Any reference pictures you may have collected
  • Your contact number

It’s been 2 days since I sent an email and I haven’t had a response! What should I do?
I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can, though it may take me up to a week to respond around tattooing full time. Thank you in advance for your patience! If you’re enquiring about an appointment within the week or it is in regards to an existing appointment that week, resend your email marked as URGENT!

Where are you located?
I am working with the amazing Amy Duncan from her beautiful studio ‘Artemisia Custom Tattooing‘, located in Tecoma in the Dandenong Ranges. CLICK HERE for directions.

What days do you work?
I work by appointment only, Wed-Sat.

How much do you charge?
My rate is $170 per hour for larger/on-going pieces, but smaller pieces can be quoted once the design is complete and the size is determined. Minimum cost is $100.

Do I need a deposit?
No.

Do I have to give you notice if I reschedule?
Yes please, I ask that you give as much notice as possible, at the very least 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel.

Can I get a tattoo if I’m under 18?
No.

Do I need a consultation?
Generally I like to have a consult prior to the tattoo so we can nut out exactly what you want, but for smaller more specific pieces it isn’t necessary.

Does a consultation cost anything?
No.

Do you take card?
No unfortunately. Tattoo appointment sessions can be paid for in cash or direct bank transfer on the day.

Do you do cover-ups?
Yes, whether or not it is doable depends on the existing tattoo. Consultation is a must to go through the options available to you.

Will you tattoo a design I bring in?
Reference pictures are great, but I don’t copy other artists work. I will redraw and collaborate with you to create a one off design just for you!

Will I see my design prior to the appointment date?
Tattoo designs can be viewed at a second consultation or on the day of the appointment. I do not send designs via email.

I’m not sure exactly what I want but I love your work, do you have any designs to choose from?
Yes! I have plenty of designs ready to go that I’d love to tattoo, you can see available designs HERE ! Each design will only be tattooed once.

How do I prepare for a tattoo?
Eat a healthy meal before coming in, bring a drink/non messy snacks if you like (nuts are always good and we generally have a little stash of lollies for you!) try and have a good rest the night before. Please feel free to bring along whatever you feel will make you comfortable, for longer sessions some people bring a blanket/pillow, earphones for their own music/entertainment or a book! Also, keep in mind your attire. Depending on where you are getting tattooed, try to wear something loose and easy to access the area, and avoid wearing your best clothes or white!!

How do I look after my fresh tattoo?
Please refer to my aftercare instructions HERE.

If there are any other questions you’d like answered, don’t hesitate to ask!