FAQ

Frequently asked questions

  • Where does Hannah Tattoo?

Hannah owns Occult Tattoo

5250 College ave Oakland, CA 94618

  • What does Hannah charge?

Hannah charges $300/hr with a 2 hour minimum.

A non-refundable deposit of $200-600 is required to be paid when booking appointments.

  • How long is Hannah’s wait list?

This depends on the time of year and Hannah’s travel schedule.  Typically the wait time is 1-3months from time of consult in California.  

  • How do i get a consultation?

You can book a consultation on Hannah’s website, if a consultation widget is not available then you will need to e-mail: tattoosbyhannah@gmail.com to get on the wait list.  Consultations cost $100, this is a drawing fee.

  • What if i want a portrait or other tattoo that does not require drawing?

If one to two hours of consult are not used for drawing then all or part of consult fee will be credited toward your tattoo session. 

  • How does tipping work?

Tipping is not mandatory but appreciated.  Typical tips are 10-20% of session or total price of tattoo.  Some clients tip per session others tip at the end.  This is up to the client.

  • How do i book an appointment for an ongoing project that doesn’t require a consultation?

E-mail Hannah at tattoosbyhannah@gmail.com

  • What is the cancellation and reschedule policy?

Seven days are required to reschedule or deposit is forfeit.

  • How should i take care of my tattoo?

After care

Q: How should I care for the tattoo after I leave the shop?

A: Many artists will recommend you take care of your tattoo different ways; this is how we recommend my clients get tattooed.  My recommendation comes from over a decade of tattooing and receiving tattoos, I suggest what I think works best both scientifically and personally.

  • For food grade plastic wrap on your new tattoo; leave the bandage on overnight.  If for any reason you need to wash the tattoo before bed, re-bandage with clean plastic cling wrap.  This prevents your new tattoo from sticking to your sheets and oxygenating creating thick scabs which pull ink out.

  • For Saniderm/Taciderm self-adhesive bandage: leave bandage on for a minimum of overnight and a maximum of 4 days.  Bandage is water proof, shower as normal and wash/dry around the bandage area.  Should the bandage leak or start to come off before 3-4 days, remove as soon as possible and wash.  If the bandage becomes red, irritated, itchy and/or puffy remove immediately and wash.  Do not strenuously exercise with bandage on, sweat will pool under the plastic.

  • Wash your tattoo with a fragrance-free unscented soap.  always wash your hands well before touching the tattoo.  Using warm to hot water, do not burn yourself; make a good lather with your hands or a clean wash cloth and gently wash the tattoo until all slimy fluid washes off the surface of the new tattoo.

  • pat clean tattoo with clean towel or paper towel.

  • do not re-bandage the tattoo or wear tight clothing, or wear jewelry, purses or bags that irritate the tattooed area.

  • for the first week to two weeks wash the tattoo once or twice a day with unscented soap.  pat the tattoo dry (never rub).  when the tattoo feels tight or dry like a sunburn, use a small amount of water-based fragrance free (unscented) lotion; just enough to moisturize. Rub lotion into tattooed skin and wipe off the excess. When applying lotion to your new tattoo do so like you would any other part of your body.  Do not use an excessive amount of lotion as this will complicate the healing process.  you may not need lotion for the first day or two, wait until the tattoo looks and feels “thirsty.”  The tattoo will become itchy, use lotion to alleviate the itching, never pick or scratch your tattoo.

  • Do not use any petroleum-based products like A&D ointment, Aquaphor, Vaseline, Neosporin…etc.

  • Do not soak the tattoo. no bathtubs, hot tubs, oceans, lakes…etc. for the first week to two weeks until tattoo has stopped peeling.

  • Stay out of dirty situations where bacteria and sediment could come into contact with your new tattoo.  Be safe!  A new tattoo is an open wound and you could get very sick from contact with bacteria from a beach or gym.If tattoo becomes crusty, discolored or extremely painful, seek out medical attention.

  • My recommendations for soaps and lotions are as follows: Cetaphil, Eucerin, Cerave, Dr. Bronner’s baby mild unscented, any unscented soap or lotion from a health food store, Lubriderm.  read the ingredients on your product, if you see a lot of preservatives and alcohols go for something gentler.  if you have sensitive skin, use a mild hypoallergenic brand you are comfortable with.

  • What should i do on the day of my tattoo?

On the day of your appointment:

  • Eat before you come in

  • Bring snacks/lunch and a drink (I have water (filtered tap) at the shop)

  • Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind if you get ink on

  • Bring a sweatshirt or small blanket

  • Bring headphones, a phone charger, book, magazine, ipad…etc to entertain yourself

  • Street parking available around the shop

  • Please do not bring more than one friend for support (I do not have that much room in the back)

  • What is Hannah’s travel schedule?

Check on the ‘Home‘ tab for travel dates and additional info; if you want to book in with Hannah while she is traveling, you will need to e-mail her at Tattoosbyhannah@gmail.com . Please include the Shop, Convention or city where Hannah is traveling to in the subject line.

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