Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are you located?

 Art Square Studios. 

2315 Commerce Suite 17

Houston, TX 77002 

This is a private studio.

What are your hours?

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

How much do you charge? 

$400 minimum (includes design fee)

$150/hr for sessions longer than 2 hours.

A Non-refundable deposit of $200 is required and will be applied to the last session.

How much do you charge if I just want a small tattoo?

$200 is the charge for a small tattoo however small tattoos are done at the artists discretion

What can I expect when getting large scale work done?

Full sleeves, ribs, and back pieces are examples of large scale work. A black and grey realism sleeve can take 6 to 8 sessions (color takes longer). A rib or forearm tattoo can take 4 to 3 sessions. Clients should be prepared physically and financially before starting these types of tattoos.

What can I expect when getting medium scale (1 to 2 sessions) work done?

A tattoo the size of a baseball (such as a flower) up to the size of 5"x"8" is considered medium scale work. Tattoo sessions are typically 4 hours but you can last up to 6 hours upon request.

 

Do you do cover ups?

Yes, but cover ups must be approved prior to booking an appointment. Send an email to contact@alexarzu.com with a picture of the tattoo to be covered along with pictures of what the tattoo will be covered with. In some cases a consultation may be required.

How can I make an appointment?

First, make an appointment through the online booking system. All appointments are booked online for both new and returning clients. If you are planning to have multiple sessions consider booking sessions in advance.

Also, be mindful if you are not booking sessions on consecutive days the healing time is 2 weeks between appointments.

Lastly, send an email to contact@alexarzu.com that includes your first and last name, all your ideas, images, and any information pertaining to your tattoo. This will be used as reference during the design process.

What do I need to tell you about my design?

Please list the details of the design by being as specific as possible. An example of this would be requesting “yellow sunflowers” to be included versus requesting just “flowers”. Specific details help to ensure client satisfaction.

Also, reference images, drawings, other tattoo examples found online will help the designing process.

What if I would like to plan the tattoo design with you beforehand?

Please book a consultation through the online booking system. The price of consultations is $40.

What is the purpose of a consultation? 

A consultation allows clients to explain their ideas in person and go over any questions not answered in the FAQ. Clients with unclear design ideas should book a consultation.

When will my design be done?

Designs are completed the week of the scheduled appointment. Designs are only shown in person the day of the appointment.

What if I don't like the design? Can I change it?

Yes. Minor changes will be accommodated.

Major changes to the design like adding or removing previously selected elements will require an additional drawing fee. Thoroughly consider and choose all design elements prior to the designing process and communicate the details to your artist. 

What if I don’t want to use a credit card to book my appointment?

A card on file is required for all clients to book an appointment at Zu` Art Collective.

  

What should I do before the day of my tattoo appointment?

Before the day of the appointment take care of your body by staying hydrated, eating healthy, and getting plenty of rest. This will help support the immune system during the healing process.

The day of the tattoo appointment be sure to eat before the session, bring a snack and arrive on time (arriving early is not necessary). Please only text me if you are running late or having trouble entering the building.

 *Avoid alcohol and hang-overs, blood-thinning medications, and excessive caffeine consumption.

What happens if I am late to my appointment?

 Late arrivals risk having their appointments canceled or rescheduled. Please let me know if you are running late. Cancellation rules and guidelines will apply.

What is your cancellation policy?

To cancel or reschedule 72 hours notice is required. Appointments canceled with less than 72 hours notice will forfeit deposit. Reschedules can only be done once and must be scheduled within 12 months from the original appointment date. No call no show clients will be blocked from online booking.

 

What form of payments are accepted?

Cash and cards are accepted. Cash is preferred.

Do you do piercings?

No, not currently.

 

Do you do script?

No.

 

Do you do tribal?

No. (not to be confused with mandalas or geometry)

 

Do you do finger tattoos?

No.