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If you’re looking to get a tattoo from Sean Johnston, please read the information below carefully

- if that works for you, email us.


  • Describe your tattoo idea in full detail, and the location on your body where you would like the tattoo.

  • Email the images that you would like to use for reference. These images are important because they will allow Sean to properly visualize and design the tattoo.

  • Please also send a photo of the location on your body where you would like the tattoo done.

  • Note that we will not use or accept images of other tattoos as a reference image as Sean will not copy other artists designs.

  • It is important to make sure that the project is a good match for Sean before we can discuss available appointment dates and accept deposits.



  • At the beginning of your first appointment, we will discuss and finalize your tattoo design. Designs will be prepared prior to the session. 

  • For larger or more complex projects, we may need to spend your first session working on the design. In this situation, payment will be treated for the design session as it would be for tattooing time at the usual rate.



  • Our standard rate is $1000 per session and Sean’s  average session is usually around 5 hours. 

  • Larger projects such as full sleeves and back pieces may take 8 to 12 sessions, leg sleeves take even longer - 15-20 sessions, depending on variables such as skin type, the size and detail of the tattoo, and other factors not listed here. As this is an artistic project, there is no way to guarantee the exact amount of sessions a tattoo will take upfront – every project and person is unique.

  • Smaller tattoos require the studio minimum of $500 – this will cover up to 2.5 hours of work. If the tattoo requires time beyond that, each additional hour will be billed at $200 per hour.

  • If you’re not willing to wait for 6 months or longer to get in the books - we can book you in for Sean’s nearest day off, the cost of the session in this case will be $2000.


Payment and Deposits:

  • Payments are due immediately at the end of each session.

  • We accept cash and cards as our only payment methods. For card payments, a 3% service fee will be added to the total payment. Cash payments do not have any additional charge.

  • A deposit is necessary to secure your appointment – this is $100. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit serves to reserve all your booking dates and will be applied to the final tattoo session if the project requires multiple sessions. If it is a single session, it will be applied to that instead.

  • Once we agreed on all the details regarding your tattoo project we will send you the instructions on how to pay your deposit.

  • If you need to change the date of your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, you must let us know at least 7 days prior to the session so we can rearrange our schedules. A new deposit will be required to continue working together if you cancel or reschedule with less than 7 days’ notice. You can reschedule your appointment only once without losing your deposit.


  • For studio’s location, click on the location tab above in the main menu bar. 

  • The tattoo session will usually start at 10am.

  • Clients only. At this time we cannot permit any guests or visitors to be present during appointments. Any visitor other than the tattoo client will be asked to wait outside the building until the tattoo appointment has concluded. Our waiting room areas are closed at this current time.

  • Please do not drink alcohol for several days prior to your session – this may cause excessive bleeding during the session and cause an issue with the healing process.

  • Make sure to be well-rested before coming into the appointment and eat a meal beforehand to prevent low blood sugar issues.

  • Make sure to wear comfortable clothing that helps with the tattooing process – if you’re getting a tattoo on your arm, a tank top or sleeveless t-shirt will be helpful – if you’re getting a tattoo on your leg - it’s better to wear shorts.

  • Please bring your own lunch and snacks. Tattoos are much less painful and your artist is able to work more proficiently when your body is nourished and fed. We have a refrigerator and a microwave free to use at any time.

  • Please bring your own water bottle.  The studio provides drinking water to refill bottles.

  • If you are late, you must inform us via email, or call or text the Sean at (503)-580-5601. If you are more than 15 minutes late without any notification, the session will be canceled without any refund.

  • If you do not show up for the appointment - you lose your deposit and we will not be able to work together.


Health Concerns and Conditions:

  • As for any health problems, allergies, and contraindications - please warn us about this in advance.

  • For your protection and the safety of others, you are required to notify us ahead of time if any of the following applies to you:

  1. You have felt ill or been exposed to other individuals showing symptoms of illness within the past 14 days.

  2. You have traveled within the past 14 days.

  3. You have previously tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Once your appointment is confirmed we will send you a link for a client waiver. Please fill out the waiver at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.

  • Upon your arrival at the studio, we will confirm that the information on your waiver is correct. We will then take your current body temperature via a touchless forehead thermometer and acquire a photo of your government issued ID for our records. Proper forms of identification include your driver's license or passport. If your temperature shows that you have a fever, or if you show any other active symptoms like sneezing or coughing, we will assist you with rescheduling your appointment.


Closing Statement:

  • In paying your deposit, you agree to the entire policy above, and agree that the deposit cannot be refunded for any reason whatsoever.

  • It is essential that you include your idea, reference pictures, and a photo of the location on your body where you want the tattoo. If you do not include this, we will not be able to get back to you.

  • We make sure to respond to emails as soon as possible but receive many inquiries. Please be patient and we will reply to you as soon as we can.

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