FAQ

Got a question? Check out our FAQ page for answers. Can’t find what you need? Reach out to Bailey at bailey@bqtattoos.com and she’ll be able to answer them for you.

What kind of tattoos do you do? 

I specialize in Illustrative Realism, Realism, Geometric, Japanese Neo-traditional, or a mixture of these.
Priority will be given to projects within these styles.

Please understand that I do not take on every type of tattoo.

Please note that I will not copy anyone else’s artwork or tattoo.

Where are you located?

I’m located at Dark Horse Tattoo, 1111 N Gilbert road #108 Gilbert, AZ 85234

What days are you available? 

I tattoo Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Do you do consultations?

I’m currently only doing consultations in person 1-2 days out of the month by appointment. These will be done at my discretion after I have reviewed your inquiry and determined that it is necessary. To inquire about a tattoo you must go through this website. A large tattoo such as a back piece or sleeve, a piece that wraps the body or a cover-up would be good examples of reasons I may have you come into the shop.

Are there tattoos that you don’t do?

Names and dates, Family Portraits, Celtic, Norse, Polynesian, Fairies, Phoenixes, Disney or small tattoos (less than 2 hours).

I also will not tattoo someone’s hand, fingers, face or neck unless they’re already heavily tattooed.

I have a tattoo in progress by someone else, will you finish it?

I don’t normally like to do this, but I will on a case by case basis. If it’s being worked on by someone local, then no, that’s something I won’t do.

How do I Schedule an appointment with you?

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with me, please fill out the inquiry form and my assistant Bailey will be able to give you a quote on a tattoo and will also be able to schedule you and answer any questions you might have. Please keep in mind that I do not take on every tattoo project. There are certain tattoos that I do and others that I don’t, so before filling out the inquiry form, make sure the tattoo you want is something that falls within my area. If you’re unsure if your tattoo idea will fall within those guidelines, reach out to Bailey and she’ll be able to let you know for sure.

How do I cancel or reschedule an appointment?

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please email Bailey. Because I tattoo full day sessions, I ask that you give 48 hours notice if you need to reschedule/cancel an appointment. Failure to provide 48hrs notice will result in loss of deposit. Also, I will only reschedule appointments up to 2 times, otherwise the deposit will be kept for blocking out the time. Canceling an appointment will result a loss of your tattoo deposit since all deposits are non-refundable.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes, I have space for one person to sit with you. No CHILDREN under 16 are allowed in the tattoo shop.

Do you do free touch ups?

I consider free touch ups to be less than 30 minutes. If it’s more than 30 minutes, there is a charge.

I do not guarantee hand or foot tattoos. This means that touch ups in this area are not free. This area of the body is likely to need 2 passes to complete the project. The callous layer of the skin and movement make it much less predictable when healing therefore it can in some cases need re saturated.

Despite the variability between tattooers and studios, the longer it takes to tattoo, the more it costs. And hands, feet, elbows and knees, by their complex nature, can take even more time, adding to the price of the design. Often, you will spend more time tattooing these areas than other parts of the body.

Do you do Cover-Ups?

I do them on a case-by-case basis. The more open you are to design, the more likely I’ll be able to do it.

When can I see my drawing?

All of my tattoos are custom and drawn on during your appointment. There may be pieces of your tattoo that are pre-drawn before your appointment, but it’s not something that will be fully rendered before appointment day. So you won’t receive a picture of your tattoo prior to your appointment. If any changes need to be made to the design, that can be quickly done before you appointment.

What if I come up with more ideas for the tattoo before my appointment?

I know that getting a new tattoo is a very exciting thing, and you may think of new things you want to change or add, but once we’ve agreed on a idea and you’ve paid your deposit, please don’t ask me to make changes. If its a color change or something small like that, then that’s fine. But if you want to make extreme changes to your tattoo design, your deposit will be forfeited and a new one will be needed to continue with a different design.

Do you offer a “buy now, pay later” option?

Yes, I accept Afterpay for tattoo sessions. But, you do have to pay the tattoo deposit with a different form of payment.

How does Afterpay work?

First, you’re going to need to go to the Afterpay website and sign up. They will pre approve you for a certain amount. Let Bailey know how much of the tattoo session you’d like to Afterpay. She’ll send you an invoice, click the option to pay with Afterpay. It will take you to their website and you’ll finish the process with them. This needs to be done at least 3 days before your appointment, that way if there’s any issues, we have time to reschedule you and not breach the 48 hour reschedule policy.