N O W   O F F E R I N G   M I C R O P I G M E N T A T I O N   S E R V I C E S

Before moving to Canada in 2015 to become a professional exhibiting artist, showing in galleries and museums world wide, Oda tattooed for seven years in the US where he quickly became known for his colour realism, greyscale work, dot work, and blackwork. Well versed in many styles of tattooing, he travelled across the states to work conventions, winning numerous awards for these varying aesthetics. Garnering accolades for both his colour and black and grey work.

In 2019, Oda decided to merge the skills of his hyperrealistic painting, and his knowledge acquired over 11 years of tattooing to delve into micropigmentation- the process of using custom colour matched pigment and needle work to create lifelike "hairs" on living canvas.

A W A R D S :

2011- Inktoberfest: 2nd Place Best Black and Grey Sleeve  

2012- Immersed in Ink: 1st place Colour Realism

2012- Immersed in Ink: 1st Place Small Colour

2012- Immersed in Ink:1st Place Large Colour

2012- Immersed in Ink: 1st Place Photorealism

2013- Inktoberfest: 2nd Place Black and Grey Portrait

2013- Immersed in Ink: 1st Place Best In Show

2013- Immersed in Ink: 1st Place Best Of Day

2013- Immersed in Ink: 3rd Place Most Unique

2013- Ink Family Tattoo Expo: 1st Place Best of Day

2013- Ink Family Tattoo Expo: 2nd Place Best Colour Sleeve

P R E S S :

Tattoo Society Magazine

Skin Art Magazine

Skin Deep Magazine

Tattoo Envy Magazine

{E}VOLVED mag

InkFreakz Magazine

Save My Ink

Tattoo Artist Magazine

True Artists

REBRN

Chuck Palahniuk

Prick Magazine

T A T T O O   F A Q

How do I book a tattoo?

Since painting has taken the place of my full-time job, I do not tattoo often these days, which means I am more selective in the tattoos I do choose to take on. I will only accept pieces I feel confident I could execute well, and that would not be better suited for another artist.

You may email me via the CONTACT tab to tell me your idea (the better articulated to give me a proper sense of what you're looking for the better). I will not entertain emails where a clear and concise idea is not presented. (If you have an idea but need assistance hashing out the artistic details, please specify, but be sure to explain what you can in the email).

Please indicate the style you would like the tattoo, whether you'd like it in colour or black and grey, the size (in inches), and location on the body you would like it tattooed.

Once I know your idea, we may have a free consultation where we go over the design, and proper placement to prepare for the appointment (this may be in person or via email. If the piece is a cover-up, or to fit a specific part of the body perfectly, an in-person consultation may be required). Once everything is ready, we may proceed to book the appointment.

*Please note that you will need to bring valid photo I.D with you for your appointment, and will be required to sign a release form. 

 

 

What happens if I need my tattoo drawn up? 

Drawing up your tattoo takes time. And it is not uncommon for people to come to one tattoo artist for a design, only for it to be taken to another artist to tattoo on. As a respect for my time and yours, there is a drawing fee to make sure you are serious about getting a tattoo from me, and to act as an incentive to really contemplate what you are looking for- not only saving time in the drawing process, but maximizing the positive outcome of the tattoo so you leave with something you truly wanted, and love as a result of putting this thought into.

This fee, however, DOES comes out of the tattoos total amount. The cost of the drawing will vary depending what you are looking for, and if/how often you change your mind about any design element.

Prices range from $5 for a smaller design to $300 for larger designs such as back pieces or intricate sleeve designs. 

This fee must be paid up front and is non-refundable. If you change you mind after the piece has been drawn, and wish to make alterations to the drawing there will be an additional fee (price will vary on how much needs to be changed).

Do you require a deposit?

Yes. A small deposit must be left to insure your appointment. The deposit amount is taken off of the total price of the tattoo. Appointments cancelled before 48 hours may have there deposit refunded. Deposits are nonrefundable if it is less than 48 hours of the appointment. Deposit amounts vary on the cost of the tattoo (averaging 15% of the estimated tattoo cost)

How much do you charge?

The cost is hourly and will be discussed prior to booking appointment.

There is a minimum of $60.

Can I bring a Friend?

I work from a very private and small studio, as to not be too cramped I ask you bring no more than 1 friend. 

Do I have to be 18 or older to be tattooed by you?

Yes. I will not tattoo if you are under 18. Even with parental consent. A valid photo ID with birth date must be shown at the beginning of the appointment.

What forms of payment do you accept?

- Cash (tax free)

- Credit or Debit card  (3% fee + HST/GST)

- PayPal (3% fee + HST/GST)

- E-transfers are accepted, however it will need to be sent before the appointment begins to give time for it to go through. If you plan to pay with this method, please discuss with me first. E-transfers will be taxed.

Does it hurt? / Do you have options for pain management? 

Yes, tattoos hurt. However for $60 I do offer the option to be numbed. It requires you to be here one hour earlier, so please notify me before your appointment day if you wish to opt for this. *Please note that the numbing agent affects people and body areas differently. I cannot be held accountable for how well it works or for how long it lasts.

Do you sell aftercare?

Yes. I have available the aftercare I recommend for good and speedy healing. Its100% USDA organic and vegan friendly. You may purchase it here after your tattoo for $6 

How do I take care of my tattoo?

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M I C R O P I G M E N T A T I O N   F A Q

What is micropigmentation?

Micropigmentation is the process of using pigment and needlework to create lifelike "hairs"- similar to tattooing. Unlike traditional tattoo methods, this technique does not penetrate as many layers of dermis, uses smaller needles, and pigment instead of ink. These three differences are what give micropigmentation a much more natural look than traditional tattooing itself. It allows the procedure to be semi-permanent or permanent depending on what you desire.

What is micropigmentation used for?

Micropigmentation can be used for a broad scope of issues where the goal is to either add hair where there is none, or add thickness and density to thinning hair, or to reshape existing hair lines. Making micropigmentation well suited for:

-Hair loss due to aging

-Receding Hair lines

-Scar coverage/correction

-Alopecia related hair loss

-Psoriasis related hair loss and scarring

-Hair density

-Feminizing masculine hairline shapes

-Creating more masculine  hairline shapes

Whether it's a whole head, or small patch, micropigmentation is a non-surgical option for anyone looking to make hair related corrections.

 

How do I book an appointment or consultation?

Most consultations can be done over email. Once you send the initial email, we can go back and forth with photos until you feel confident to book the appointment. You may email me via the CONTACT tab to tell me what specifically you are looking for - a simple scar fill in? or whole head pigment? Hairline correction? If you could articulate the scope of work to give me a proper sense of what you're looking for the better. If you have an issue you'd like addressed but don't know what options may be available and would like assistance  determining potential procedures, let me know the area of concern and I can guide you through your options.

(If you've contacted me on social media and I directed you here to answer commonly asked questions, feel free to respond back to the original mode of messaging whether FB message or DM, no need to start a separate line of messaging through email if we've already established correspondence elsewhere.)

Once everything is ready and we have outlined the best procedure, we may book the appointment to start the process.

*Please note that you will need to bring valid photo I.D with you for your appointment, and will be required to sign a release form. 

How much do you charge?

Since the procedure covers anything from  small patch filler to whole head pigmenting, prices vary from $150 -$5000. Feel free to

CONTACT for quote.

How long does it last?

The longevity of the procedure is dependent on how many layers of dermis (skin)  are penetrated. It can last as little as a few months - 5 years, or be a permanent lifetime solution. Please let me know which option you would prefer, and we will adjust needle depth to accommodate your preference. 

Since skin type varies, there is a natural variance in retention regardless of level of permanence. This means it is normal to see some hairs lighten more than others. To accommodate retention variance, most procedures are done in 2-4 sessions. This allows me to see what your exact retention level is, and do any correcting or adjusting that may be needed. Typically smaller areas will need between 1-2 sessions, where ass fuller coverage may benefit from the 4 sessions. 

*Please note price is not determined by how many sessions you will need, and the price of your procedure will never be more than what you are quoted. I take pride in the work I produce and will work with you through however many sessions it takes to get the desired results. That being said, it's important to manage expectations and understand it may take multiple sessions to see these desired results.

How long between sessions?

We want to make sure the skin has had proper time to heal between sessions so we can properly assess retention levels, as well as not aggravate healing skin and slow the healing of the newly pigmented region.Therefore we recommend no sooner than 3 weeks between sessions.

What happens if my hair colour changes?

There are a few solutions to mitigate colour change- whether your natural hair begins to grey, or you wish to colour your natural hair.

I'd suggest if you are someone who likes to change the colour of their hair, that we either approach the procedure using lighter or shadow tones so there is not a large discrepancy between the new colour and the pigmented regions. This can be achieved by simply shading the scalp a neural tone to resemble the natural shadows that would fall on the scalp with real hair (this makes the lighter scalp less noticeable and gives an illusion of fullness without creating coloured hair strokes). Another option is to make the procedure a semi-permanent procedure rather than permanent.

If you like the look of defined hairs and are looking for a permanent solution, you can also colour/dye the greying hair, as this will not affect the healed micropigmented regions. Or you can come back for "peppering" where we add new highlights and pepper in darker pigment to the greying regions, to create a more natural greyed out look.

Can I bring a Friend?

I work from a private studio with no other staff, so I'd ask you bring no more than 1 friend. 

Do I have to be 18 or older to have micropigmentation done?

Yes. I will not do this procedure if you are under 18, unless with parental consent. A valid photo ID with birth date must be shown at the beginning of the appointment.

What forms of payment do you accept?

- Cash (tax free)

- Credit Card (3% fee plus HST/GST)

- Debit (3% fee plus HST/GST)

- PayPal (3% fee plus HST/GST)

- E-transfers are accepted, however it will need to be sent before the appointment begins to give time for it to go through. If you plan to pay with this method, please discuss with me first. E-transfers will be taxed.

Does it hurt? / Do you have options for pain management? 

Pain tolerance varies from person to person. Some people experiences little to no pain, whereas others will experience slight discomfort to sharp or burning sensations. However for a small fee I do offer the option to be numbed for most procedures. It may require you to be here one hour earlier, so please notify me before your appointment day if you wish to opt for this. *Please note that the numbing agent affects people and body areas differently. I cannot be held accountable for how well it works or for how long it lasts. Please advise of any allergies you may have prior to your appointment.

How do I take care of the area post-procedure?

Healing your micropigmented skin will be similar to that of healing a tattoo, and therefor we advise following the same protocol as you would post-tattoo to help prevent infection, and maximize pigment retention

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