Deposit Policies

Chris Moniz Tattoo Deposit Policies

To secure your tattoo appointment, I kindly request a non-refundable deposit of $200. This deposit will be applied toward the total cost of your tattoo. You have a 48 HOUR GRACE PERIOD during which the deposit can be returned if needed. After this period, the deposit becomes NON-REFUNDABLE. Below are more Chris Moniz tattoo deposit policies.

If you’re getting a tattoo that requires multiple sessions, your deposit will typically be applied to your final appointment. You’re welcome to use your deposit during any tattoo session, but please be aware that this will result in future appointments being cancelled. Should you use your deposit prematurely, you can absolutely leave me a new one at a later date to continue your sessions.

To reschedule an appointment, please provide at least 72 hours’ notice before the scheduled time to avoid any penalties. If you need to reschedule closer to your appointment, I’ll make every effort to find a replacement client. If successful, your deposit will be honored. However, if I’m unable to find a replacement, the deposit will be forfeited to help cover any losses. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

If you don’t show up for your appointment, unfortunately, your deposit will be forfeited. I make every effort to send courtesy reminder emails to help you keep track of your upcoming appointments. However, ultimately, it remains your responsibility to stay informed and show up as scheduled. If you happen to miss an appointment and didn’t receive a courtesy email, please understand that this cannot be used as a reason for not showing up, and the deposit will still be forfeited.

Life can be unpredictable, and I completely understand that circumstances may arise where you need to cancel your appointment. If that happens, please don’t hesitate to email me right away.
However, I’d like to gently advise considering a reschedule instead. Sometimes, a shift in timing can make all the difference.
In the event that you need to cancel, here’s how we’ll handle it: I’ll hold your deposit for 3 months from our last email contact. During this time, I’ll have your deposit in tact, hoping that we can revisit your project when things settle down.
If I don’t hear from you within those 3 months, I’ll assume that you’ve decided to move on, and the deposit will be considered forfeited. Please understand that this policy is in place to help manage my schedule and ensure fairness to all clients.
Remember, the deposit remains non-refundable, but I appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Life happens, and I’m here to work with you through it.

If you or anyone in your household is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please let me know as soon as possible. I want to ensure everyone’s well-being and prevent any potential spread. Your deposit will still be honored, even if your notice is short. However, I kindly ask that you respect my time and avoid frequent last-minute cancellations due to illness. Consistent short-notice cancellations may result in forfeiture of the deposit. I appreciate your understanding.

I genuinely believe that my policies are fair, and I kindly request that everyone takes the time to read and understand them before leaving a deposit. In the unfortunate event that a deposit is forfeited, you’re welcome to leave a new deposit to continue our project. However, I do reserve the right to modify Chris Moniz deposit policies if someone consistently no-shows, cancels, or frequently reschedules. Your respect for my time is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

If you have any additional inquiries regarding Chris Moniz tattoo deposit policies, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Feel free to get in touch if you need further clarification or have any other questions related to booking your tattoo session.

Tattoo Questions Frequently Asked

Commonly asked questions about the tattoo process are addressed here!

Chris Moniz tattoo deposit policies

Jakku Tattoo operates as a private studio, exclusively by appointment. We consider ourselves more of a tattoo collective rather than a traditional shop. Each artist manages their own business independently. Jakku Tattoo serves as a creative space. While walk-ins are occasionally accommodated, it’s rare when any of us can do so. I strongly recommend scheduling appointments for a smoother experience. You can ask me about your tattoo by filling out the tattoo contact form.

Consult – free
Custom drawing/design – free
Stenciling/drawing direct to skin – free
Actual time spent tattooing – 200/hr +gst
Breaks during sessions – free
Bandaging – free
Our time together – priceless

As a tattoo artist, I believe in fairness and transparency when it comes to pricing. My method aims to create a stress-free experience for clients while also considering their individual pain thresholds.
While I do generally estimate the duration of tattoo sessions (often the larger pieces are hard to guess), it’s important to note that these estimates are just that – guesses. If you have a specific budget in mind, we can discuss it during our consultation.

I accept cash or e-transfer as payment options.


You need 2-3 weeks between each appointment to allow the tattoo to heal.
From time to time, a client will request their sessions to be done on mutiple days in a row. I’m willing to do up to three days in a row.

Consults are complimentary, and there’s no charge for discussing your tattoo ideas. While many clients come prepared to leave a deposit during their consultation, there’s absolutely no obligation to do so. Take your time to mull it over – after all, this decision will be permanently etched into your skin! I kindly request that my clients be fully on board with both the tattoo concept and my deposit policies before committing to leave a deposit.

As per Alberta Health policies, you need to be at least 18 years old to get a tattoo. Unfortunately, we cannot consider parental consent for minors. Additionally, our shop policy does not allow minors to be present. Thank you for your understanding.

During a consultation, I dedicate an hour to discussing design details with my clients. This session helps lay out the groundwork for the project. At this point, we decide whether to proceed by requestiong a deposit. Occasionally, if the design is particualrly extensive, I may suggest another consultation.
Usually, I complete the design right before the tattoo session. This approach helps me keep the design details fresh in my mind. During your first tattoo session, you’ll see the final version of the design. Most of the time, my clients are thrilled with the result, and we proceed with the tattooing process.
If during your initial tattoo session, you wish to make alterations to the design, I’ll make those changes while you’re present. Typically, these adjustments are minor and don’t require much time. It’s crucial that you feel completely confident about the design during the initial consultation to avoid significant modifications later on. 
I’ve discovered that this streamlined process benefits both my clients and me. By skipping a separate drawing review, I can get clients in for their tattoo sessions more promptly. However, if you’ve already left a non-refundable deposit, you’re welcome to schedule another consultation to review the final design separately from your first tattoo appointment. Because of the extra hours spent getting it to final polish, should you choose to not go through with the tattoo, the deposit remains non-refundable.

Recommended Tattoo Aftercare

While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for tattoo aftercare, I’ve found the the following method tends to work well for most individuals. If you’re experienced in healing tattoos, you likely know what works best for your own skin. We can always discuss personalized approaches at any time.

Keep the bandage on: Leave the bandage on until you’re certain you’ll be staying home for the remainder of the day. Exposing a healing tattoo in a public place on the first day after your tattoo session is not advisable.

Gentle cleansing: As soon as the bandage is removed, wash your tattoo using a mild, fragrance-free cleanser. Opt for baby soaps or brands like Cetaphil, which are non-comedogenic (meaning they won’t clog your skin pores).
Dry healing: For the next 3 to 4 days, only wash your tattoo without applying moisturizer. This approach, known as dry healing, helps prevent infections.
Remember that bacteria thrive in warm and moist environments, so folowing these guidelines will promote proper healing for you new tattoo!

Frequent washing: It’s advisable to wash your tattoo at least twice a day.
Handling weeping or wetness: If you notice any weeping or wetness on your tattoo after washing, gently blot it with a clean paper towel. Sometimes, your tattoo may continue to weep even up to 20 minutes after washing. This is normal and part of the healing process.
Avoid submerging: During the two-week healing period, refrain from submerging your tattoo in baths or pools. Also, avoid using saunas.
Shower smart: When you shower, maintain a comfortable water temperature (not too hot) and keep your shower sessions efficient. Remember that the last body part you wash and rinse during a shower should be your tattoo.

Optimal moisture balance:
 Tattoos heal best when they are either as moist as your natural skin or slightly drier. Be cautious not to over-moisturize, as this can lead to softening of the area. When exposed to air, overly moist tattoos my develop thick scabs.
Beware of bacteria:
Warm and moist environments are breeding grounds for bacteria. Instead of excessive moisture, aim for the top healing layers to flake off naturally.
Moisturizer usage: Use a sparing amount of moisturizer when your tattoo feels really dry or itchy. Opt for water-based moisturizers like Cetaphil or Spectro-gel.
Initial Days: Avoid using moisturizer during the first 3 to 4 days of healing.

A tattoo typically requires one to two weeks to heal, although inareas where the ink is deeply saturated in the skin, healing may take longer. It’s normal for the tattooed area to remain sensitive even after the two-week period.