Sonja Bow

FAQ

COVID-19

In order for the studio to be open we must follow strict safety rules set out by the SA government. We have a COVID Safety plan in place at the studio and require all clients to follow the below guidelines so that we can fulfill the strict regulations imposed to keep the community safe. We believe that due to the large studio spaces we can follow all regulations easily, please follow the below rules when coming to the studio.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND YOUR SESSION IF YOU ARE SICK. I WILL ARRANGE EXTRA APPOINTMENTS FOR YOU.

YOU MUST ARRIVE ALONE. You cannot bring anyone with you to your appointment.

ON ARRIVAL

Please do not come early, if you are early you must wait before coming inside, only enter the building on your exact appointment time.
Please use hand sanitiser as you enter and exit the building and where appropriate and go to the LEFT waiting area.
We MUST record all attendance so please check in with your artist on arrival.
To avoid congestion, all appointments must be made online.

Cash only, please bring extra for aftercare or vending machine.

IN THE STUDIO

We will sanitise the floors, surfaces and equipment between each client. Please stay 1.5m away from all staff and clients at all times.

Bathrooms are available for use of toilets and handwashing only. Please come already in the clothing for your session.

Please leave promptly after your session, all queries must be done via email/messaging.

We suggest downloading and using the Covid-19 app.

AFTERCARE

You must thoroughly follow Sonja’s aftercare instructions and to communicate with her if there are any difficulties with the healing of your tattoo. Healing well is an important step to keeping your beautiful art piece at its highest quality. You will receive a digital aftercare sheet after your tattoo session has ended, please keep it in a safe place for future tattoos.

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, I highly recommend fruits as natural sugars are fantastic for keeping the body strong during a tattoo. Bring lunch if you have a full day session.
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, you also strengthen your mind. Pain only affects us if we allow it to.

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

Yes! Make sure to get enough sleep, keep yourself hydrated and eat well, no alcohol within a week before your tattoo, do not get sunburnt and try not to damage the area, this includes cuts, scratches and bruises. You must not take fish oils within a month of your tattoo and must not get tattooed while you are on antibiotics. Do NOT come to your tattoo session if you are sick either, you must let me know ASAP if you are unwell so you can be rescheduled. If you rock 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 as possible to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you must give 48 hours notice to reschedule your appointment otherwise your deposit is forfeited and another will have to be made to reschedule your appointment. If the appointment is rescheduled more than once, even with 48 hours notice the deposit may be forfeited, so please choose your dates carefully and make sure you have saved enough for your tattoo. Exempt pregnancy and sickness.

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, Sonja will be charging 250 per hour or 1400 for a full day of 6 hours for new projects.

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

To schedule a large project, the client must be able to book monthly appointments until the piece is completed, failure to do so can result in extra costs and the end product may not be at the highest quality due to the contrast of old and new ink making the art piece so it’s best to save first!

WHAT IF SONJA CHOOSES NOT TO TAKE ON MY PROJECT

Sonja works with many amazing artists who are all unique in their own ways, you can view their portfolios on www.inkhaus.com.au If Sonja thinks that your idea is well suited for someone else that she knows she will direct you to them.

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.