Our Process & FAQ's

So You're Ready to Indulge In #INKPLAY But Wondering WHERE to Start?

Awesome! You're in the right place ~

First want to make sure you review and understand our process and FAQ's before selecting your artist and submitting for consultation.

Start With Our Easy

1-2-3 Process

The first step in the tattoo process is discovery.

 If you want a timeless tattoo that you will continue to enjoy and love over time, put more thought into concept than you do price. It's a tattoo and will be on you forever.

Explore my portfolio as well as policies, processes and procedures all found here in the FAQ 


Next schedule your virtual consultation. 

Here is where we deep dive into your idea - placement, style, vibe and inspiration to determine our time and cost commitment. I will be able to recommend creative direction for our ultimate collaboration. 

Once completed, I'll be happy to share my tattoo availability.


Lastly, book your tattoo appointment. 

Once we have completed a successful consultation that covers the 3 C's - creativity, communication & consideration, you will be sent a follow-up email. Included will be our project overview and link to book your appointment with deposit. The required deposit is 35% of the total is cost. 


Tattoo FAQ

  • HOW DO I GET TATTOOED HERE?

    Go HERE to choose your artist and follow their preferred method of booking. Please be sure to take time to fully read the FAQ BEFORE booking

  • You MUST be 18 with a valid state issued ID.

    There is NO co-signing EVER … so please don’t ask.

  • Work refusal based on the following ~

    • morally compromising content / placement
    • failure to meet a requirement (minimum age, communication follow-up, mimimum cost)
    • is an exact copy of other artist’s work
    • the artist finds that you will not be able to practice the 3C’s reciprocally (consideration, communication, & creativity)

    If you are not directly related to the industry or already heavily tattooed, we will not tattoo your hands, inner lips, neck or face and most likely any other trendy or abnormal placement.


  • IS A CONSULTATION REQUIRED?

    Yes! We do virtual consultations at $50.

    • If you proceed the amount goes towards your tattoo deposit.
    • If you choose not proceed you will walk away with all the information you need to choose an artist of a better fit. On occasion, we do provide direct referrals to other artists within our immediate network.
  • Once you’re booked, all info will hit your inbox from your preferred artist. If you booked and don't see it in your inbox, check spam or junk mail.

    Be sure to follow all instructions so you don’t miss your next steps!

    IF you are a NO SHOW for your consultation, you will forfeit both time + fee.

  • We accept all references once a consultation is booked.

    Your consultation confirmation email will include directions for best ways to submit all the references you wish.

  • Drawings are done by the appointment and will NOT be available for viewing before your scheduled appointment date.

    • NO! We will not email you your design and I do not schedule time in advance for previewing. We can make any adjustments within reason at the appointment.
    • Time consuming changes and how to proceed will be handled at the artist and clients discretion.

    If you require a full drawing prior to your appointment, your artist will charge an additional $150 non-refundable drawing fee. This fee does not go towards your tattoo appointment.


  • HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

    Tattoos are priced PER PROJECT and varies depending on the budget + size + complexity of each individual project. Please see why the cost.

    ※ OFF DAY PROJECTS

    Incur a double the cost fee and require a full payment as deposit if you request an artist for a day they are off.

    ※ ALL LARGE PROJECTS

    (arm/ leg sleeves, back piece, etc.), you must be able to have a FULL DAY appointment once each month.

    If you need to reschedule a scheduled session, a new deposit will be required for the new date and all monies will go towards your tattoo session.

    Your deposit WILL be forfeited and a new consultation + the full cost of tattoo will be required to schedule another session, or continue your tattoo journey if:

    • you are a no show to ANY appointment or;
    • fail to book monthly
  • YES! We do require deposit to reserve your appointment. No deposit. No appointment.

    Deposits are 35% of your quoted tattoo cost and due to secure your tattoo appointment date(s).

    • nonrefundable and non-transferable
    • deducted at the end of your last tattoo session
    • held for 30 days after your most recent appointment on multi-session work

    YOUR DEPOSIT REQUIRES THAT

    • ALL cancellations and reschedules are done at least 48-hour in advance
    • You are no more than 15 minutes late to your appointment (without notice)
    • The artist designs based on what is discussed in consultation

    YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY ANOTHER DEPOSIT IF

    • You need to reschedule a scheduled session beyond our 1x grace period. A new deposit will be required for the new date and all monies will go towards your tattoo session

    YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESTART + PAY FULL PRICE, INSTEAD OF DEPOSIT IF YOU WISH TO REBOOT AND:

    • you are a no show to ANY appointment or;
    • fail to book monthly

    YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR FEE OR DEPOSIT IF:

    • You are a no-show to ANY appointment
    • You fail to complete your tattoo agreement 24 hours prior to appointment
    • You fail to reschedule your appointment at least 48-hours in advance
    • You decide you no longer want the tattoo for ANY reason

    There are NO EXCEPTIONS & NO REFUNDS to ANY of Little INKPLAY Shop's deposit policy.

  • That depends on when you book with your artist, friend. Please check with your preferred artist to get tattooed.

  • Normally, we do not. However, if your preferred artist has time it will be at their discretion. Please check with your preferred artist to get tattooed.

    For Walk-In action, please visit events or our Instagram for all dates/ times

  • DUE TO PANDEMIC, PLEASE COME ALONE

    For more info, please see our Covid-19 Operating Procedures

  • Generally, no. All of our work is guaranteed. However there are times when it is necessary. Please discuss the possibilities and how to proceed for touch-ups with your artist.

  • REFUND POLICY

    We do not refund any transactions made with any Little INKPLAY Shop artist on our websites (www.littleinkplayshop.com, www.littleinkplay.shop, or ipukekawaii.com)

    All sales are final, and I.P. Brand In & Art Creative House, LLC (-dba- Little INKPLAY Shop) and ipukekawaii.com do not offer any money back guarantees.

    At time of booking your consultation or tattoo appointment, you recognize and agree that you shall not be entitled to a refund for any purchase under any circumstances.

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