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Hi, I'm Kiah

ILLUSTRATIVE   BLACKWORK  stylized 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in working with me. My books are currently closed but will be opening for Nov/Dec bookings in late September. If you’d like to stay up to date through my mailing list please free to send me an email at kiah@thorntailtattoo.com

Currently I work mostly in black. This is my default but I am starting to dip my toes into experimenting with color, so if that is something you are interested please let me know.

I am most at home with creatures, natural forms, landscapes and scenes, Sketchy drawings, woodcut style images and tattoos that will allow me to experiment.

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Additional Info

Below is my Q&A for my general tattooing practice:

  • How do I book with you?

Generally when I open my books I’ll send out an email to my mailing list first, and then update the website and social media with a booking form a few days after. The booking form will have everything you need to know about my process, including a place to describe what you are hoping for (if custom) or to choose a predesigned flash piece. I aim to work collaboratively and welcome whatever details you can provide to guide me in the design process. Once I get the form from you I will email to let you know if the project is something I can take on and if so to book the appointment and take a $30 deposit. From there we will email until we come up with a final design. Please note I charge an additional $30 drawing fee for each custom piece. I try to have flash available at all times to choose from which does not not require an extra fee. 

 

  • How much will it cost?

I price things either at a flat rate or by the hour, depending on the piece. Hourly I charge $100-150 per hour sliding scale and leave up to your discretion to gauge where you fall on that range (infographic that I find helpful below). I generally work fast. For transparency, the shop takes 40% of the money from each tattoo. I will always give you an estimate before the appointment based on the size and placement and am happy to work within a budget. If this price is still inaccessible for you, I am happy to brainstorm ways we can make it work, just let me know. Making my tattoos as accessible as possible while also making a living wage is important to me and I am always up for your thoughts on this process and open to change.  

 

  • What is the accessibility of the shop?

Unfortunately, the shop is currently on the 2nd floor and has no elevator. If this is prohibitive let me know and I will try my best to find a solution. 

  • What sorts of designs do you like tattooing?

Currently I work mostly in black. This is my default but I am starting to dip my toes into experimenting with color, so if that is something you are interested please let me know. I enjoy a wide variety of imagery but am most at home with creatures, natural forms, landscapes and scenes, Sketchy drawings, woodcut style images and tattoos that will allow me to experiment. I welcome a wide variety of ideas and will let you know if I think it is something I can do well. Things that I'm not good at are: geometric patterns, realism, lettering (unless you want it to look like my 8th grade handwriting). 

Please check out my Instagram @riversteeth for my portfolio to see all of my past fresh and healed work.

 
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