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  • What will my tattoo cost? Is there a minimum?
    Unfortunately cannot price you without knowing what your design and placement are, so please use the consult form for it! :) The shop minimum is $80 USD. My hourly is currently $150 USD. My minimum booking is $150 USD. Deposit minimum is $75 for appointments under 3 hours. Half day appointments (4 hours+) require a $150+ deposit
  • Do I have to leave a deposit? How much is a deposit? How do I leave it?
    Yes, the only exception at this time are for walk-ins and small designs done at the time. Each design is customized and takes time to design/draw up as well. A deposit ensures that I am compensated for the time drawing and designing your piece, even if you don't show up. Tattooers are providing a service and craft-- so you will still be charged the initial deposit. There is a minimum deposit of $80 USD and goes towards the cost of the tattoo. Should you pay a higher deposit, the total is still considered part of the deposit and may be forfeited upon cancellation. The day of your appointment you'll pay the difference. If you have multiple sessions, your deposit will roll over to the next appointment and come off the final session. Currently deposits are only taken via phone call to the studio directly or Venmo. Simply call us and let us know you're placing a deposit for Kaiser. Once this is done you'll receive an email or text confirmation of your appointment. If you haven't decided/discussed the date for your appointment yet, I will reach out to you to confirm a date and time and send you the confirmation digitally.
  • How do I go about booking with you ahead of time?
    Simply fill out the inquiry form under the "Availability" tab! Enter your information and an email will be sent to me with all your info so I can review it and give you a quote and check your availability. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder for a response! Some email providers are touchy with how they pass back responses. :)
  • What if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment? What if I'm late? Can I come in earlier than we booked?
    As long as you give 48 hours notice of your cancellation, you will not forfeit your deposit back. You will forfeit your deposit if you reschedule or cancel (with or without notice) more than 2 times for the same piece/session. If you fail to give the minimum notice, you will lose your deposit and will require a deposit of twice the cost to rebook. If you are late more than 30 minutes for your appointment, it will be treated as a cancellation and you will forfeit your deposit as well. If you expect to be late, be sure to give as much of a heads up as possible or reschedule for a later slot. This is important, as I generally have my days booked to tattoo as much as possible. For example-- If you have a booking from 11 to 2 pm, I generally will have a 2:15 or 2:30 slot booked and onwards to fill my day up; based on how many people I have booked up for the month. If you are late to your appointment, you are not only delaying your appointment but everyone else's too. For this reason, please show up on time. Unless you are the first appointment of the day (11 am), please do not show up earlier than 5 minutes for your appointment time. For the same reason above, I will be in appointments and I do not like to keep people waiting long while I work. So please do not show up 30 minutes early to your appointment. It can make me feel rushed and I would like to take my time to give everyone the best quality tattoo possible. :)
  • Can I bring someone with me for my appointment to keep me company during my tattoo?
    You're welcome to bring someone to the shop with you! Please let me know ahead of time so that I can ensure we'll have space the day of. We do not want to crowd the technical rooms while we're working. If your guest(s) are a distraction to the artist or cause you to move/laugh too much, they may be asked to step back into the lobby to ensure you don't move for your tattoo. So please be mindful of who you bring and that they will not be a distraction or issue. We like to have fun but we (the artists) are still working and providing a service. :)
  • I saw a tattoo on the internet, will you do the exact design for me?"
    Absolutely not. If you are inspired or love tattoos that exist on others/from other artists- that's wonderful. However I want to continue to respect other artists and tattooers for their hard work, designs, and merit. A tattoo is personal. It is made less personal by copy/pasting from other artists. When you go to a certain artist, you are getting work personally done by them for their skills/styles. If you are simply copying someone else's exact designs/works, where will your and your artist's personalities shine through? The only exception to this is redraws of existing/official manga/anime/animed characters or screencaps. Such as: tattooing your favourite manga cap or a certain Ghibli character.
  • What if my tattoo needs a touch up?
    I offer (1) one complimentary touch up within the first six months of the tattoo. You must wait at least 3-6 weeks for your tattoo to fully heal before discussing a touch up. This prevents scarring. The complimentary touch up is only available as long as you took proper care of your tattoo. If you do not/did not protect your tattoo from the sun, picked at it during healing, submerged it in water, tanned/waxed it, etc -- a touch up is available but it will be charged hourly for the work, supplies used, and time spent to touch it up/rework it. Any tattoos done with particularly fine line tattoos or those placed in delicate areas (hands/feet/ears/fingers etc) are more susceptible to fading. You will be told prior to your appointment/booking if a certain area is more prone to fading/pigment loss. These are also covered by the complimentary touch up, at artist discretion. The touch up is not owed but offered. If you do not care for your tattoo or are disrespectful to your artist or staff, the offer to touch it up or tattoo you in general can be declined. So please be kind to yourself and your artists! 🌻
  • Does getting a tattoo hurt?
    Like most things in life, tattoos do hurt. However, most of them are not as excruciating as most people may have you believe. You are putting your body through some level(s) of trauma, so prepare to experience some discomfort.
  • Do you tattoo minors?
    In the state of Florida, yes. Minors looking to get tattooed must have a notorized florida tattoo form. Likewise, there are some limitations with minors and tattoos for Florida. Hands, fingers, neck, and face(s) cannot be tattooed on minors (under 18)., If you are over 18, these are possible to tattoo though it must be discussed prior to booking your appointment.
  • Can I record you or take pictures of you while you work?
    With artist consent, yes. For recordings, please let me know ahead of time. My mentor and studio owner prefers that artists are not recorded extensively during work. Snippets and short reels/Instagram stories are ok! But do not record us or the process for longer than a short snippet. You are welcome to take pictures of the studio or your stencil on skin, but otherwise please be considerate and ask. Otherwise, I don't mind pictures while I work but I prefer not to have my face in them. :)
  • What do you recommend for aftercare? Do you provide instructions or info?
    All the after care information is provided verbally after your tattoo is completed. You'll also receive some documentation to help. Should you lose your papers, you can also check out the Aftercare Instructions tab on my site.
  • Do you do piercings?
    I do not.
  • When did you start your apprenticeship?
    I began apprenticing under Laetitia Coleman on September 13th, 2020. I began apprenticing under Lita Edwards on May 29, 2021 & graduated in April 2023 :)
  • What does Kuwagata/Kuwagatattoos mean?
    Kuwagata (クワガタ) is Japanese for stag beetle. The combo word of Kuwagata + Tattoos = Kuwagatattoo still roughly translates to Stag beetle. Japanese culture has been a huge impact on my life since I was a wee lad and in case you didn't know -- I have a huge passion for insects!
  • How much should I tip you? What's standard? Do you accept gifts?
    Anything you provide as a tip is super duper appreciated, regardless of the amount. A typical tip for a tattoo is 20% depending on your piece and design. Though, that is just a baseline and you are welcome to leave more or less as you feel is fitting! Tips go 100% to your artist. You're welcome to leave a tip via cash, credit (when checking out)! I currently do not take Venmo or Cashapp due to tax reasons. On occasion my clients will also tip me with items/goods as well. I get asked often what I like, so if you're interested in tipping above and beyond with something like this, I hope this can help out: Insects, Taxidermy/specimens, hanging decorative mirrors, florals, horror, plushies, keychains, neopets, anime/manga, Halloween (year round, baybee!!), cottagecore, etc. Thank you for your interest in showing your support and apprectiation <3 I love everything you guys share with me.
  • What are your preferred/favourite things to draw?
    I like interesting designs! I enjoy: - Flowers - Insects - Horror - Watercolour - Manga & Anime - Kawaii culture - Sketchy works - Drawing in my style - People -Cyber sigilism - Illustrative works - Blackwork - Sumi - Animals - Gore/body horror I dislike: Tribal, "typical" tattoos (infinity symbols, music note with a letter, etc), realism, abstract, most new school styles, feathers (in any style), lions.
  • What are some of your favourite mangas/anime/Tv shows?
    Animated/Films: - Perfect Blue -Tokyo Godfathers - Paprika - Promare - Avatar: The last Airbender - School Ghost Stories (dub and sub) - Sailor Moon Manga: -Oyasumi PunPun - Evangelion - Fuan no Tane - Kouishou Rajio - Tomie (Junji Ito) - Parasyte - Chainsaw Man Tv shows: -Celebrity Ghost Stories - Watcher TV / Puppet history - Buzzfeed Unsolved - X-files - Malcom in the Middle - Paranormal 911 - Monsters inside me
  • Favourite Insects
    Beetles, Centipedes, and Moths ! Mantids are a close fourth for me. Fave beetle is the snake tongued flower beetle (Mecynorhina harrisi)
  • Languages spoken
    -English (Fluent) - Read/write/speak - Spanish ( Native - Chilean Dialect - proficient) Read/write/speak - French ( 3 years - Intermediate) Read/write - Japanese ( 1 year - beginner) Read/write Pre-N5
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