Frequently Asked Questions

To browse the FAQ simply click on a title to read its content. Please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have further questions.

Please Note: My diary is currently closed. You can sign-up to my newsletter if you’d like to be notified next time I’m ready to take bookings again.

If you have applied for an appointment at La Graine or for my guest spot in Hamburg you will receive a reply soon.

How can I book an appointment?

You can only apply for an appointment when my diary is open. Once I open my diary, I will share a link to a tattoo request form which you will need to fill in. I usually only book appointments two months at a time, one month in advance (e.g. I will book January & February in December). My diary is only open for a limited time every time so if you don’t want to miss out you can sign up to my newsletter. I also always announce openings and guest spots on Instagram too.

I've sent my request, what's next?

When I close my bookings I will go through all the requests and my partner Charlie will reply to everyone as soon as possible; please note this can sometimes take several weeks. Once he contacts you it’s important that you reply to him quickly because appointments are limited. You will be able to discuss your idea further and ask any questions you may have, and he will also give you a quote for your tattoo.

Where is Rachael tattooing?

I mostly tattoo from my private studio, La Graine in Petersfield. It’s a little town in the countryside but it’s only 1-hour train from London, so it’s easy to come for the day. You can find more info about it here.

You can also find me on the road when I work guest spots, check my Instagram and sign-up to my newsletter for updates.

What do you need to create my tattoo?

I like to tattoo unique custom designs in my style, drawn especially for you and tattooed once only. I’ll need some reference pictures explaining what you like and what you don’t like, a photo of the area and some details about your idea. You can send any reference pictures you wish (from my work or other artists) but please note I will never copy a design. Once I have all the details I need, I will draw your tattoo at home and show you the design on the day of your appointment.

How much will my tattoo cost?

My minimum charge is £120 and thereafter I charge by piece as I like to take my time when I’m tattooing. I do not charge for the drawing time, even if it takes several hours. The cost of your tattoo will mainly depend on size, placement and level of intricacy; these factors can sometimes be altered to suit a specific budget. Due to the amount of tattoo requests I receive I can only give you a quote if you are successful in getting an appointment.

What do I do before and after my tattoo?

If you are successful in getting an appointment you will be given all the information you need to know to prepare for your appointment and care for your new tattoo.

Can I buy a custom design?

For those who can’t make it to me, I can draw custom designs which you can then take to your trusted local artist.
I will email you the design as a high quality digital image which you can print and resize if necessary.

If you would like more information, just send me an email with the subject Design Only Request.