Thank you so much for your interest in my tattoo artwork and/or my magical sigil tattoos! I've worked to create a unique and mystical atmosphere that lives up to the motto, "Experience Tattoo Magic" from the aesthetics and uncommon, positive energy of my "Warlock's Lair" to the shadowy artworks I create within it.
If you've read the other sections of this site, you already know more about me, have seen my portfolio, and the history of Art on You. The current version of AoY is not a tattoo shop. It's a private, appointment only (no walk-ins) space where I'm the only Artist.
MY ARTWORK STYLE
I describe my style as "Wonderfully Witchy and Beautifully Dark Tattoo Art from a Shadowed Realm". While some subject matter I take on is directly macabre, not all of it is intended to be so. However, everything I do is black and grey and it will have very shadowy or dark overtones. Influences and inspirations for my artwork include witchcraft, the occult, horror films, creepy television shows, the work of HR Giger, Edward Gorey, Paul Booth, Tommy Lee Wendtner, among others, and dark literay works by such Authors as HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Clive Barker, and Ray Bradbury.
You can find examples of tattoos and artworks in "Bio and Portfolio" section on this site as well on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Everything I create is something I strive to be original for the Collector/ Client I'm creating it for. I take a general idea/concept or subject matter and interpret it into my own style. While giving me a reference to work from may be welcomed, I do not recreate Pinterest or Google searched images or tattoo flash. That's a part of my past career. If you're seeking something like that, or with color, or you don't resonate with my style, that is sincerely okay with me and I completely understand - I'm not your Artist. If, on the other hand, you do resonate with my black and grey style, let's move forward.
FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR CONSULTATION
I'm happy to chat in person or through messenger or email. My Facebook messenger is: A.W. Storm Anderson Messenger, and my regular email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
In your message please include the following:
•Your brief, general concept or idea for your tattoo.
•The location on the body you're wanting to add your new artwork.
•The approximate size in inches that you're wanting your artwork to be.
•Please include your name and phone number.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & FAQ
What is your hourly rate?
All my artwork is priced "by the piece", so I don't have an exact hourly rate. I suppose if you break it down, on average I'd be about $130 per hour.
Is there a deposit?
Yes. At the time of setting an appointment I do require a $50, non-refundable deposit. The deposit is applied to the price of your tattoo. If you're scheduling online through messenger, I'll coordinate with you to Venmo or PayPal the deposit.
Do you include gratuity in your price?
No, I do not. While gratuity is considered customary for tattoos, I leave it up to the Collector/ Client to tip (or not) according to their impression of the completed artwork and overall experience.
May I totally customize my tattoo?
No, I'm sorry, I don't work in or operate a custom tattoo shop anymore. Each of my Collectors and Clients receive an original work of art in my black and grey style that is interpreted from their subject matter or general concept. There are a number of wonderful custom shops with talented Artists that are happy to render completely custom tattoos under the direction of their customers.
Do you do portraits?
Only of famous individuals, icons, and characters in my own style. ie: Rob Zombie, Frankenstein's Monster, Vincent Price, Batman.
What if I need to reschedule or am running late?
I ask that folks please give me at least 72 hours notice to reschedule so I can replace your appointment. If you give at least 72 hours notice then your deposit will carry over. Otherwise, I will request a deposit for a new appointment. If you're running more than 30 minutes late, I will ask the you reschedule with a new deposit. Please plan appropriately to be on time and I will reciprocate that courtesy and be on time for you, setup and ready to work when you arrive.
May I take smoke or vape breaks?
Of coure. You are welcome to take a break at any point during regular tattoo sessions or pieces. I only ask that you be prepared to go without a break if you're engaging in a Magic Tattoo Sigil. We also ask that smokers and vapers please stay 20 feet from the store fronts as a courtesy to other patrons of our store and neighboring stores.
May I bring friends with me to my appointment
My space is cozy with myself and the Collector. I do have a spot for one guest to sit fairly comfortably, however, I ask that it's limited to just one guest if you need to bring someone with you. I also ask that any guest be 18 or older. Unless browsing or shopping, your guest needs to be in the tattoo space with us as there is not lobby or wating area in the store. While parent supervised children can be in the Witchcraft District Bazaar store area with their parents during a store shopping experience, they are not allowed in the tattoo space. Prior arrangements should be made so that children are not accompanying you for your tattoo appointment.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your interest in and support of my artwork! I truly appreciate it and look forward to adding to your collection!