Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you currently tattooing?

I live and work in Richmond, Virginia. I am tattooing at SinnerG Tattoo located at 315 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219. They can be reached at (804) 429-9666

How much do you charge?

In January 2021, due to rising costs of supplies and PPE, along with the complications of scheduling due to COVID and other conditions of our time, my hourly rate is going up to $200 per hour. If you began a large piece before 2021, the old rate still applies.

How can I get in touch with you?

The best means of communication with me is through emailing sistineskin@gmail.com

Should I schedule a consultation?

Yes please. I do consults via zoom these days! Click the link below to book a consultation.

Book a consult

What dates are you currently booking?

I am currently booking at least a month in advance for weekday appointments and 2 months in advance for Saturday appointments. I do keep a list of people to call for Saturday cancellations so you can request to be put on that list.  I tattoo on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  I usually respond to emails on Mondays and Thursdays.

How does the tattoo booking process work?

1) Follow the link to book a consultation. Send me an email and make sure it contains all of this information:

  • a) body part you want tattooed,
  • b) subject matter or meaning of tattoo,
  • c) days and times you are available
  • d) whether or not you have budget constraints that must be adhered to.

2) I will respond to you as soon as I can and we will schedule an appointment for the tattoo unless I decide I need to see you in person to design your tattoo

3) At our consultation or via email, I will give you a general quote and ask you to pay a booking fee that varies depending on the amount of work required and the amount of time being reserved for the actual tattoo appointment. I will send you a link that will allow you to book your appointment and pay the fee. Please keep your confirmation email as it contains a link to reschedule if you need. Please let us know if you did not receive a confirmation email.

4) Due to the nature of scheduling tattoo appointments, you have up until 3 days minimum before your appointment date to reschedule your appointment. If there is an emergency and you must reschedule within the 3 day period, we must collect a second booking fee as that does not give me enough time to get someone else in to fill your appointment time and that costs me big time. Booking fees are non-refundable but as long as you maintain good standing in regards to scheduling policies, your total fee amount (including first booking fee and any subsequent fees for rescheduling) will be credited when you finish your tattoo. Booking fees are forfeit in the event you do not arrive for your appointment and do not communicate why.

5) Please arrive on time to your appointment or 5 minutes early for paperwork if you are a new client to the shop where the tattoo will be performed.

6) I do not allow artwork to leave my hands or my iPad. Artwork for tattoos will be seen on the day of the tattoo appointment, or at my discretion I may schedule a follow-up consultation where I will show you the art work before the date of the tattoo. This is usually only for large-scale pieces that would require a lot of time to change the design before the tattoo appointment.

What are your flat rates?

Flat rates are only for tattoos of my own design that are ready-made. These tattoos are not custom. That means if you reached out to me to design something, this does not apply to you.  If you saw a design I did that you like but you want me to change it a little bit for you, this does not qualify for flat rate. Flat rates are as follows:

$700 Half-day (up to 4 hours)

$1300 Whole day (up to 8 hours)

How do I take care of a fresh tattoo?

Here’s my take on all that: https://fronkielheureux.com/aftercare-for-tattoos/

Can I get my booking fee back if I decide not to get tattooed?

The booking fee is not refundable. While it does go toward the tattoo when you uphold your commitment, the booking fee reserves a portion of time on the schedule and reimburses me for any drawing time. Please do not book if you are at all unsure.

Can I see the design before our appointment date?

No, as stated in the booking process above, I do not release custom designs until the date of our appointment. I block off extra time in our appointment to make sure we have time to make changes if necessary.

Anything else I should know?

Tattoos are a luxury and a very personal service.  I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.  This will not be based on your genetic background, gender, sexuality, or political affiliations but solely on our interactions and whether or not we are a good fit for a harmonious working relationship.  

If you’re planning on spending time in the sun and/or water, please do not schedule your tattoo within 2 weeks of that time, before or after.  I cannot tattoo sunburned or peeling skin, and going in the sun or water within 2 weeks after the tattoo risks permanent damage to the tattoo.  I will always give free touch ups for something I did that compromised the quality of the tattoo, but not for sun or water damage.