Request to book
Fill out the form COMPLETELY. Please allow up to 3 days for a response.
Send “Request to book” form completed.
You will receive an email or text back with the next available dates for your tattoo appointment.
Please reply back right away confirming the date.
You will receive an email/text back with the link to the venmo in which you will be making the deposit to reserve your spot (deposit must be sent within a 2 hour period to keep your appointment).
Deposits are non-refundable.
Please make sure to bring cash the day of your appointment, as we do not accept card or Venmo as payment.
All emails will be responded in the order received. Keep in mind the next available appointment can be up to 2 months out.
The ink gallery
1515 North Vasco Road
Livermore, CA, 94551
How do I know how many hours to book?
Full Day - is a full 8 hour day, 2 hours for drawing and stenciling and 6 hours of tattooing. Typically you can get a quarter sleeve done in a full day (this varies depending on the size of the area).
Half day - is 4 hours of tattooing. The size of the tattoo varies depending on the amount of detail. You can get for example 2 flowers done (black and grey) or 1 flower (color) with a little background.
Portraits- black and grey portraits are $500-$800. Color portraits are &600-$1000. Exact price is not given until I have seen the exact size and location of the tattoo in person. The reason being is that I can not tell how big, let’s say, your arm is through pictures. Exact price is depending on size, amount of detail, and location.
1-3 hours - you would book 1-2 hours if you are getting something simple. For example: a name, footprints, a quote, little designs, symbols, etc. Examples of 3 hours are a rose, pocket watch, dove, etc. Exact price will be given on the reply once the completed form in the ‘Request to book’ has been sent.
How much is it for a sleeve?
I can’t tell you exactly how much is it going to be for a sleeve. From experience, full sleeves usually take anywhere from 4-6 full days, depending of the size of your arm/leg and if you are getting black and grey or color. Full backs can take 4-6 full days as well.
What takes longer? Black and grey or color?
COLOR definitely takes longer! For one, color is a lot messier than black and grey. With color you have to pack every single color in, unlike black and grey. What might take to finish a 4 hour tattoo in black and grey, might take 6 hours in color.
Do I get to see a sketch before my appointment?
No. I do not make any sketches prior the appointment for the simple reason that people tend to change their minds a lot. Also, it’s really hard to sketch something out and know exactly what the customer wants through text. I rather do the sketch in person. If you really want to see something prior your tattoo appointment, I would gladly have you come in before hand and sketch something out for you in person if the time permits. The only exceptions for a sketch being done before the appointment would be if your appointment is at a tattoo show/expo. Other than that the sketch is made the day of your appointment. Putting something together usually takes about an hour to hour and a half if the customer does not change it up a lot.