Sonja Bow

FAQ

AFTERCARE

After your session, you will receive aftercare instructions electronically.

To ensure your tattoo heals at its highest quality, please follow my instructions and communicate with me about any difficulties.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO REDUCE THE PAIN OF A TATTOO

Yes, while I do not suggest numbing cream as it doesn’t last for long and can affect the consistency of the skin, I highly suggest bringing in healthy snacks, fruits and lunch if you have a full day sitting.

Meditation is the best way to deal with the pain of a tattoo, I would suggest practicing meditation at home so that you can use it to your advantage during your tattoo process.

It is important to learn to stay calm during a painful experience, if you are calm, the pain does not bother you nearly as much or at all. Yoga can also help by strengthening the body and mind.

DO I NEED TO TAKE CARE OF MY BODY PRIOR TO A TATTOO SESSION

Yes! Make sure to get enough sleep, stay hydrated, eat well & no alcohol within a week before your tattoo.

Take care of your skin, try not to damage it and please be aware of sunburn. Please exfoliate before your tattoo and do not apply moisturiser afterwards.

You must NOT take fish oils within a month of your tattoo or get tattooed while you are on antibiotics as your tattoo would likely need to be completely redone.

Do NOT come to your tattoo session if you are sick, you must let me know ASAP if you are unwell so you can be rescheduled.

If you show up sick, I will send you home and your deposit will be forfeited, please take care of your body and mind.

CAN I CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT

Please give as much notification to reschedule or cancel your appointment, I am very understanding but if you notify me too late then the deposit may be forfeited.

If the appointment is rescheduled more than twice, the deposit might also be forfeited depending on the situation, please choose your dates carefully and make sure you have saved enough for your tattoo.

 

IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED

Yes, deposits depend on the project, they are non refundable, non transferable and are deducted off of the last session of your tattoo.

HOW MUCH DOES SONJA BOW CHARGE

Pricing varies depending on the project, some take alot longer then others depending on detail and some styles can be executed quickly with high attention to detail.

Rates are
230 per hour
1300 for a full day of 6 hours

Some smaller or simplistic pieces are by quote.

Your tattoo will take as long as it needs to take, please do not expect to have it done within a particular pricing or time frame.

I do not rush my art to suit financial needs, it is on your body for the rest of your life so the focus is on design and quality.

To schedule a large project, the client must be able to book multiple appointments until the piece is completed, please save beforehand.

WHAT IF SONJA CHOOSES NOT TO TAKE ON MY PROJECT?

Unfortunately I can not take on all projects, sometimes I may suggest other artists if I think that your idea is well suited for them.

I prefer concepts that include fauna, flora, whimsical and story book/fantasy like designs including studio ghibli and more.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Sonja will review requests and determine which ideas she is interested in taking on, she is looking for projects that spark interest, motivation and creativity. Due to the amount of requests and projects Sonja has to be selective, therefore not every request can be booked.

CAN I INCREASE MY CHANCE OF BEING TATTOOED BY SONJA BOW

Yes, Sonja normally prefers to take on requests with less restrictions and ideas that inspire her. Sonja also enjoys tattooing variety of styles including illustration blackwork, colour work, plants and animals, mandalas and more. Sonja is looking for dedicated clients to put the time and financial investment that is necessary for the project to ensure consistency and the best possible outcome.

 

HOW DO I BOOK IN FOR A TATTOO OR COMMISSION WITH SONJA BOW

By submitting your idea via the “booking” link on my page. Please be very thorough when describing your concept, size and location if applicable.