Magnolia Tattoo Company is a custom tattoo studio that offers a refreshing alternative to the typical tattoo parlor. Located in the storefront of one of Carrboro's oldest buildings on Lloyd St. The atmosphere is a clean, relaxing, and inclusive environment. It is my mission statement that Magnolia offers a physical space where a clients personal identity, emotional, physical, and mental space is honored and respected.
At Magnolia I am happy to talk with you in a direct one on one custom tailored consultation approach that has a heavy emphasis on listening, communication and visual idea generating/exploration TOGETHER. This flexible relationship offers the client the ability to have a hands on visual approach to help craft their own beautiful custom tattoo with the help of an Artist with a formal Fine Arts background and 20 years of tattoo experience.
I use 100% disposable setups that are Vegan safe and as
Eco-Conscious/Friendly as I can source, I have made a commitment to lessening my businesses impact on the environment.
Look for annual charity events including benefits for organizations such as the Trevor Project and the ASPCA amongst others. Give Magnolia a visit.
One of the great joys of what I do is having daily connectivity and relatability on a human level. It creates a strong local community that people are vested into, a better community if you ask me. I enjoy hearing about you, I find inspiration learning about the things you are passionate about. I humbly get to play a small part in the story that is you! I am not building a monument to me, I am building a monument to you. People and their stories are so much more than "content generating" to me and I would love to see and connect with you on social platforms. Please consider engaging with me by giving Magnolia a follow on these links.
I aim to exceed your expectations of comfort, respect, service and quality.
Before, During and After the Tattoo.
I believe open dialog can bring so much enrichment to the work, emotionally as well as visually.
Listening, empathy, connectivity and bringing the client hands-on into the design stage helps achieve the highest expressive impact of the artwork.
Why do I need a Consultation:
The Complimentary Consultation is a chance to sit down with your artist and discuss your idea. It is an important way to fully explore the idea, to realize technical and artistic expectations, express any concerns, and wishes. During the consult please bring any visual reference or notes you may have. General pricing, duration and availability of appointments will be discussed at this time.
Note: Not every tattoo style or idea will be a good fit. I try to take on as much as I can but if its not a good fit I will happily recommend someone who is.
If both parties feel confident and comfortable after the consultation then we may move forward with booking the tattoo appointment. At this point a non-refundable deposit will be required to make and hold the appointment.* This deposit applies to the final cost of the tattoo and is not an extra charge.
Sometimes if a tattoo is small and straightforward I can accommodate someone on a walk-in basis, this is rare.
Booking an appointment: Waiting times vary, sometimes it is a matter of weeks, sometimes it is a matter of months. Please plan accordingly. Priority booking goes to existing customers then projects that I feel are a good fit then everything else. So fire away that idea to me!
TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS
Before your appointment:
-get a good nights rest
-eat well an hour or two before your appointment
-stay well hydrated
-please avoid any alcohol, caffeine, or blood thinners in excess
-be of good hygiene
During your appointment:
-Come by yourself or bring ONE friend if necessary
-focus on breathing, oxygen to the brain is a good thing
-be mindful of not moving, body language while talking etc
-please do not talk on your cellphone and turn your ringer off
-bring hi-energy snacks
The shop telephone receives text messages. This is often a good way to get in touch. If I am with a client I do not answer the phone. Everyone receives 100% of my attention and I will text you back as soon as possible.
After your appointment:
-tip your artist and post a positive review if they have provided excellent service
-follow your aftercare instructions EXACTLY
-please refrain from soaking or submerging your tattoo in water for a minimum of 2 weeks
-do not pick or scratch your tattoo. If any scabs develop leave them alone until they fall off naturally
-avoid sunburns and harsh direct sunlight on the new tattoo until it is healed fully
-after full healing is achieved use of a sunblock is strongly encouraged to prevent fading
* Cancellation policy: deposits will be forfeited if you cancel/reschedule the appointment with less than 48 hours prior notice or are more than 1 hour late to your appointment. All deposits apply to the overall cost of the tattoo and if multiple sessions are needed, apply to the last session of the tattoo. Deposits are NON-refundable
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Venmo, Paypal, Cash accepted