I run Half Pint Tattoo located in SE Portland, the exact address will be provided prior to our appointment. I am available for appointments Wednesday through Saturday. Weekend appointments are limited and generally reserved for medium- large tattoos. The exact address will be provided prior to our appointment.
Please note that my style is characterized by intricate details and as a result, may take longer to complete. Also, please be aware that fine line tattoos tend to heal lighter than more traditional tattoo styles.
Please have a look through my work to get a feel for my style. My style has evolved over the past year and I am now focusing on grey wash realism. I offer custom tattoos starting at $400. My current hourly rate is $150 for appointments in Portland and $200 for appointments in other locations. Please note that starting May 1st, my hourly rate will be $175.
I love custom work. Communication is essential in the design process. The more specific you are in detailing what elements you want to incorporate in your design, the easier and less time consuming the drawing process is for me. IE: a scrub jay surrounded by huckleberry is better than a bird in some leaves.
I charge a nonrefundable $50-$150 draw fee. Only larger project, such as sleeves, will be charged the higher end of that range. Most custom pieces are a $50 draw fee.
My draw fee covers one round of edits. If you say I have creative freedom to choose elements but then wish to change what I have chosen this will incur another draw fee.
I will send you a sketch of my interpretation to approve the day/ evening before your appointment. Please reply within a timely manner so I have time to edit and finish the piece. No major changes can be made once the draft has been approved. Final designs are seen on the day.
On the day of the tattoo if you need major design changes (ie subject matter changes, not sizing or small edits) this will mean the loss of your deposit, rescheduling of your appointment and possibly and extra draw fee. Though I understand sometimes things happen, please be mindful that drawing takes many hours often more then the time it will take to tattoo the design.
If you are looking to work on a larger project such as a sleeve/ chest piece/ whole back please be aware that this is an investment of both time and money. Due to the size and complexity I cannot give a price estimate.
Though I wont tattoo your custom design on anyone else, I may use it for promotional purposes. The rights to the original art belong to me.
All flash are repeatable, pieces are available until removed from my pinned stories. My minimum is $300 for any tattoo, regardless of the size. Flash can be viewed in my pinned stories on Instagram.
Flash designs can have minor modifications to fit your body or existing tattoos.
I may use flash designs for prints or other products, please assess if you are comfortable with before getting tattooed.
I offer a free touch up within the first 6 months, after which it will be $50-$100 for the session. Schedule a touch up and I’ll get back to you. This does not include large project such as sleeves/ full backs, if another session is needed to finalize the tattoo this will be charged at my hourly rate.
Reworking a Tattoo
I love reworking old tattoos, as long as it’s close to my style I’m happy to rework existing tattoos into something new.
I believe once a tattoo is on your body it’s yours to do with as you please. This goes for my work too, never feel bad if you want it touched up, changed or covered by someone other then me.
Things I Don’t Tattoo
- Portraits of people.
- Tattoos on the following places: faces/ feet
- Small floral pieces
- Roses and peonies
I need a minimum of 72 hours notice to reschedule an appointment. Last minute cancellations result in the loss of your deposit.
I do not have an exception for COVID/ illness or other unforeseen circumstances, deposits help protect me from complete loss of income if you cancel/ reschedule and cover the time I have already put into our communication/ scheduling/ design.
Submit A Proposal
Are you interested in scheduling an appointment? Submit a proposal and I’ll get back to you. Thanks for your interest!