What does “books closed” mean?
It means that at the moment, I’m unable to accept new tattoo projects or consultations! I’m book in three month increments. Whenever my schedule allows new projects, I will announce this on social media as well as send out a newsletter to everyone on my mailing list!
I do not have set dates for when they will open, but if you keep an eye on social media, I always keep that updated!
If you would like to join the mailing list to be notified of when books open, please go to:
When will your books be open?
I do not have an exact date of when I will be able to open my books, but it is looking like sometime in the Spring (think closer to May). I will be posting on Instagram and the Ambassador Website as soon as I have an exact date, so please keep an eye out!
When your books open, how do I book in?
First, make sure to sign up for post notifications on Instagram (if you have it) and my mailing list! From there, I will post instructions on what you will need to do. I’m always switching things up a little bit to streamline the process!
Since I generally get a lot of submissions, I’m not always able to fit everyone in. If your project is something that I don’t think I would be suited to my style, I will let you know! If you don’t hear back from me at all, I promise its nothing personal! I’d love to have you resubmit the next time my books open! I’m not joking when I say I wish I could tattoo everyone who wants to get tattooed by me, so I appreciate your patience!
If you want to be extra prepared, this is the information I generally need:
Blackwork or colour:
Location on your body (with a photo of the area):
Brief description of your idea:
Any reference photos you may have
I emailed you a week ago, why haven’t I heard back from you?
I promise I’m not ignoring you! I receive a lot of emails everyday, and because I answer all of you personally, it may take some time for a response. Please be patient. I tattoo five days a week, draw for those five days in the mornings and evenings before work, and also need some hours in the day where I’m not working! If it’s something that needs more urgent attention, please call the shop and leave a message after you’ve emailed!
Do you have a waitlist or cancellation list?
I’ve found keeping any sort of wait or cancellation lists a bit too hectic to maintain! I post on Instagram about any spots that become available, so make sure you turn on those post notifications.
What’s your hourly rate/how much will my tattoo cost?
My hourly rate for colour work is $180. Blackwork is usually quoted at a flat rate! Unless we’ve had a consultation, I’m unable to provide you with an exact quote. When travelling, I generally price my pieces at a flat rate depending on the piece!
My minimum charge is $180
Can I book in with you?
At this time I’m not taking new projects on! My last booking day was in September and I’m still having consultations with everyone who sent a request. Once I get through that list of projects I’ll update everyone on when I’ll be taking new clients by posting on Instagram/Facebook and the Ambassador website.
The only exception to this is small tattoos (think a word or two of script, a small symbol etc) which I can sometimes accommodate at the beginning or end of a day. This does not include anything that requires a consultation. It never hurts to ask so feel free to shoot me an email!
If you’re not sure if your idea is something I would take on, or you have a question that isn’t answered here, feel free to shoot me an email to ask! Just keep in mind that it will likely be a bit before I can get back to you.
Do you tattoo minors?
Sorry, but you have to be 18+ even if your parents consent at Ambassador! This applies during my guest spots as well.
What’s your hourly rate? How much will my tattoo cost?
Unless your tattoo is very small, its difficult to provide an estimate without a consultation. I cannot do this over email! The minimum charge is one hour, which is $180/hr at Ambassador Tattoo. If its a one shot floral piece I will likely quote you a flat rate. When travelling, I flat rate price my pieces for the most part.
Can I see my drawing before my appointment?
I will have your drawing ready for the day of your appointment. If we need to make any small changes on the day of, that’s fine! Any large redraws may result in rescheduling your appointment and require a new deposit. As per the deposit policy, please make sure that if there are any changes other than what we discussed at your consultation that you contact me with them a minimum of a week in advance.
I need a touchup on my tattoo! How do I book this?
Please contact me within 6-12 weeks after your tattoo appointment if you think you might need a touchup! It doesn’t matter if my books are closed, we will find a time for you!
Free touchups apply to anything that didn’t heal properly, or healed a bit light during the healing process. If proper aftercare wasn’t followed, or your tattoo is faded naturally from aging (or sun), there will be a charge for your touchup.
Do you do coverups or rework tattoos?
Sometimes, but on a case by case basis! Coverups need to be larger, darker, and have a lot of texture. My blackwork style doesn’t work for coverups very well unless it’s either quite small or light. Colour does open up a lot more possibilities!
Feel free to email me a photo of your existing tattoo with a brief description of what you would like to cover it with. From there I can let you know if its possible, or if I would recommend a session or two of laser removal to lighten it. I have referral cards at the shop that will give you a discount code on laser removal at SkinPossible here in Calgary, and would be happy to set one aside for you! Remember when emailing to please include the following:
What the existing tattoo is and include recent photos:
Blackwork or colour:
Do you do small tattoos?
I can sometimes accommodate small tattoos in openings in my schedule! This would be like a small symbol, or a few words of script. Anything custom does have to wait until my books open again however! If you you’re after something like this, please email me with exactly what you have in mind and your general availability.
What’s a flash day?
Flash days are times when I will have a selection of small to medium sized pieces available to be tattooed that day! Once they are chosen, they are not tattooed again.
How do I get in on a flash day?!
I’ll post on Instagram about the date and time of Flash Days, so keep an eye on there if you’re interested! Usually I have a set time where you can come down to the shop, pick out and write down a design of your choice (with a backup in case the first one was already taken!), then enter into the draw!
Names are chosen and then the whole day is booked and scheduled after that! Everyone will be contacted, even if I’m unable to fit you in! Keep an eye on Instagram for posts with specifics leading up to each one.