Tattoos by Caitlynn

I grew up on the East Coast where I completed my Bachelors in Fine Arts degree in 2008. From there I took a road trip across the country and ended up in lovely Portland, Oregon where I learned to tattoo from Joe Newsom at Skin City in Tigard.

After 12 years at Skin City I've decided to open my own studio in NW Portland, Wildwood Tattoos. I work mainly in Neo-Traditional, Traditional, and Botanical tattoo styles. When I'm not tattooing I'm most likely painting, hiking with my husband, or baking.

When I'm not at my studio in Portland, you can find me at other tattoo studios across the country. Visit my travel page to see what guest spots I have coming up! 

 
 
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How much does it cost to get a tattoo?

  • Prices vary greatly depending on style, size, and placement, the best way to obtain an estimate is to schedule a consultation with me.  You can use my tattoo request form to get on my list

  •  For a very rough idea, a post-it note-sized piece will be $160 - $200. A hand-sized piece is generally $300 - $500

Is there a price minimum?

  • Yes, the shop minimum is $100. Per person, per tattoo.

  • I only accept cash as a payment method

 

How long is the wait for new projects?

  • I am generally booked at least 2 months in advance, but occasionally I have last-minute openings.  To be on my list for last-minute openings you can submit a tattoo request form

  • I also do flash specials fairly regularly!  You can find available flash in my Instagram highlights.  Once a design has been claimed I remove it

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

  • To get tattooed, you must be 18+

Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • You cannot get a tattoo while pregnant or breastfeeding

 

Do I have to leave a deposit?

  • Yes, I require all clients to leave a $100 deposit when making their appointment to be tattooed. This deposit goes toward the price of the tattoo

  • If the tattoo requires more than one session, your deposit will be taken out of the last session

  • Deposits are nonrefundable

  • If the appointment needs to be rescheduled, 48 hours notice must be given or the deposit will be forfeit

  • **if you schedule during a phone consultation with me I will take a deposit via card.  Balances are cash only**

Will I get to see my drawing ahead of time?

  • The short answer is no.  I draw in order of when designs are due, and you'll see your design when you come in for your appointment, at which point minor changes can be made if necessary.  

  • My one exception is if we're starting a large project such as a full sleeve or back piece.  Then we can schedule a second consultation so you can check out a draft of the concept before I finalize it.

What do I do if I have to cancel my appointment?

  • In order to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you must call the shop during business hours or contact caitlynn directly.

  • Please note that all messages left after 8 pm will not be checked until the following day.

  • A cancelation must be made 48 hrs before your scheduled appointment for your deposit to be transferred to a new date.

  • More than one reschedule requires a new deposit.

  • All deposits are non-refundable.
     

Can I bring a friend?

  • In order for me to give you my full focus and attention, and do the best artwork I can for you, it's best if you come to your appointment alone.

How can I best prepare for my tattoo?

 

Leading up to your tattoo session you should:

  • Stay hydrated

  • Moisturize the night before (not the day of)

  • Trim if you have a lot of hair where you’ll be getting tattooed

  • Exfoliate a day or two before (not the day of)

  • Rest

  • Eat

  • Bring snacks (for longer sessions)

  • Reschedule if you’re injured or sick
     

What not to do before a tattoo session:

  • Tattoos won’t heal well on freshly damaged skin, so anything which causes damage to the skin must be avoided. 

  • That includes getting a tan, a fake tan, a sunburn, a chemical peel, or any cuts or scrapes.

On the day of the session you should:

  • Come alone to your appointment

  • Dress appropriately and comfortably. Prepare for a long session and dress accordingly. Avoid tight and constricting clothing. Pay some mind to where you will be getting tattooed and make sure the clothing you wear leaves the area easily accessible.

  • Be sober

  • Do not use any numbing balms or topical creams on the area being tattooed on the day you are getting the tattoo
     

What Covid precautions are you taking?
 

  • Masks are now optional for fully vaccinated individuals. 

  • Please come to your appointment alone

  • Between appointments, in addition to normal cleaning procedures, I will sanitize all high traffic surfaces

  • The studio is equipped with a HEPA air filter and a nice big window which will be open on days with good weather

  • If you are sick, even if it's just a cold, please contact me to reschedule.  I will do the same for you if I think I might be sick.

Where is your studio?

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At this time, my books are currently closed. Meaning, I am not scheduling any new appointments for the time being. You are more than welcome to submit a tattoo request and I will contact you when my books are open again. 

By submitting a tattoo request form you agree to subscribe to notifications about last-minute openings, specials, and other updates.

 

Thank you for understanding :)

 
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