You MUST be 18 or over with valid government issued ID to be tattooed in the state of California.
Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio in San Francisco, California.
Pricing & Payments
The shop minimum is $200 for tattoos that qualify and the shop hourly is $300/hr. Quoted prices are rough estimates based on each individual piece and are subject to change if the tattoo takes more or less time than estimated. Pre-Drawn and Flash designs are a set price based on the design. Quoting a price for a custom piece without knowing the details, size, or intricacy of the tattoo is not possible so I highly recommend sending me as many details as possible regarding your design.
Cash is easiest and the preferred method of payment, however, I can take Venmo as well.
Deposit invoices can be paid by credit card.
A deposit is required for your tattoo. It must be paid within 24 hours of receiving your invoice or your appointment will not be scheduled and the time slot will be offered to other clients. The deposit goes towards the cost of the tattoo and is nonrefundable. I require a 48 hour notice in order to reschedule or make major changes to the design or your deposit will be forfeit. Only notify me via email if you need to reschedule, do not contact me on Instagram. Deposits for rescheduling are valid for 2 months, if you have not communicated with me to schedule your new appointment date by the end of that time period your deposit will be forfeit.
If you are sick, have acne on the area, have a sunburn, or any other injury to the area you are getting tattooed please reach out to me to reschedule as soon as possible, I cannot tattooed injured or sick clients.
Late & No Show Policy
On the day of your appointment you will be given a 15 minute grace period after your appointment time to arrive to the shop. If you are going to be late you must notify me as it impacts any appointments coming in after yours. Only notify me by either calling the shop or emailing me directly, do not contact me or the shop on Instagram, I will not see it. If you are more than 15 minutes late and have not called the shop or emailed me you will be considered a no show. No shows will forfeit their appointment as well as their deposit.
Designs & Sketches Policy
I will not send any sketches for pre-approval at any time, you will see the design when you come in for your appointment. Last minute design changes to the overall concept must be communicated at least 48 hours before the appointment date or your deposit will be forfeit and you will lose your appointment. Minor adjustments can be made when you arrive.
The first touch up to your tattoo will be free of charge if scheduled within 3 months of the initial tattoo date. If you no show your free touch up you will be charged a deposit to be rescheduled even if you are still within the 3 month period. Any subsequent touch up appointments or touch up appointments made after the 3 month period will be subject to regular pricing.
How To Prepare For Your Appointment
You must bring a valid government issued ID to your appointment, failure to do so will forfeit your deposit.
I cannot tattoo a client without identification for the consent form.
The best things you can do to prepare for your tattoo appointment are to get a full nights rest, drink plenty of water, and eat a decently filling meal before your tattoo. Making sure you have eaten something is extremely important as you can become lightheaded and pass out during the session if you haven’t eaten anything.
Prior to your appointment I ask that you do not consume large amounts of alcohol, exercise heavily, take any pain medication, or use any numbing products or creams on the area without notifying me prior to the appointment. All of these things can not only affect how you feel during your tattoo but can also affect your skin and how it reacts to being tattooed as well as the healing process.
If you arrive ill-equipped to receive your tattoo in any way, shape, or form, you will forfeit your deposit.
(Examples include but are not limited to; being under the influence when you arrive, having undergone any skin related procedures such as laser hair removal recently, being on antibiotics for an existing infection or recent surgery, being sunburnt, etc.)
Products I Recommend For Aftercare
For soaps I highly recommend using Dial antibacterial hand soap, the hand pump ensures that you won’t get any potential bacteria that a bar of soap may hold onto your fresh tattoo.
For lotions I highly recommend Lubriderm or Curel. As an alternative any water based unscented lotion will do. Avoid using Vaseline or petroleum based products as these can suffocate your tattoo which will make the tattoo take much longer to heal and be prone to infection. Avoid using any ointments, especially medicated ones, as they aren't necessary for the healing process.
* If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me via my contact page or direct email! *