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I grew up in Dallas, attended the North East School of the Arts in San Antonio for high school, then the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for college for my BFA, and moved to Austin with my wife, Tina Poe, to continue my career as an artist.
I apprenticed at The Inkery tattoo studio, worked at Golden Age Tattoo, and helped open Moon Tattoo with Tina where you can find me now.
You can stop by anytime during business hours to check out the studio and look at my portfolio. However, I meet with clients by appointment only, and will not have time to talk otherwise.
Yes, I require a non-refundable deposit in cash or with card, paid in person, during your consultation to hold your tattoo appointment date. If the tattoo needs multiple sessions, the deposit is applied to your last appointment session. If the tattoo is finished in one session the deposit is applied to the finished tattoo that day.
If you need to reschedule your appointment for any reason, give me at least 2 days/48 hours notice and we can reschedule you for another day. Trying to reschedule under 2 days or 48 hours will result in the loss of your deposit, and will cancel your appointment and void your deposit.
The deposit will be also void for cancellations at any time, no-shows, or later arrivals after 30 minutes. If you no-show for a scheduled consultation you will be not be able to schedule with me in the future.
I charge an hourly rate with a set minimum, or will provide a flat rate for specific designs that I’ve done. The best way to get an idea of the cost of the tattoo you are thinking of is to talk to me about the potential size, placement, and complexity during a scheduled consultation. I’ll use this information to give you an idea of how long the tattoo could take and an estimate of how much it may cost. An average session can last about three hours, and some tattoos will require multiple sessions depending on size, complexity of the design, or placement. The more calm and still you are during your tattoo session, the faster it will go.
I take all major cards through Square, and also accept cash. I don’t accept checks.
On the day of your tattoo appointment we will review the drawing together, in person, and make any minor changes needed before starting the tattoo. I do not provide you the design prior.
Read over Moon Tattoo's preparation and aftercare instructions for more details.
I only tattoo in black, in my style, with my original artwork. I am currently looking to do more of these types of tattoos:
What I will not be tattooing: