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Hello, this is Dan from North Mountain Tattoo!


I specialize in Black and Grey / Color Photorealism

(portraits, flowers, animals, etc.)


I do all my consults through email. If you fill out the form and send the requested photos, this will give me a better understanding of what to quote you. 


Please read through my booking info, it has answers to my most frequently asked questions.


It could take a couple weeks or more to get back to you with your design. I’m booked a month in advance so we have some time to figure everything out.


I try to work on designs Monday - and emails Tuesday, so please be patient with my response time.


If you have any questions or concerns email me directly, the front desk at the shop cannot give out information on my schedule, make changes, or book appointments.

You may answer the questions below or email answers to:


Here is an example of what I need to design a sleeve; good lighting, relaxed arm, and photo taken perpendicular to the arm by someone else.


Tattooing is $1500 per session, $800 per half session. Overall pricing depends on a lot of factors; size, placement on the body, detail in the piece, skin color, age of skin, and more. 


Tattoo duration is 6hrs per session to get the most out of each day of tattooing. I use H2Ocean Nothing Glide with lidocaine in order to allow clients to sit for longer.


An upper arm takes

3 - 4 sessions

An upper arm + the inner arm takes

5 sessions

A lower forearm inside takes 

2 sessions

A lower forearm outside takes 

2 sessions

A full chest can take 

4 - 5 sessions

A full rib piece can take  

7 - 8 sessions

A full sleeve can take 

10 - 11 sessions 


Full Arm can be 50 - 60+ hrs

Full Leg can be 60 - 70+ hrs

Backpieces can be 70+ hrs

This all depends on what you want and your anatomy!


I am cash only.

You may use a credit or debit card but there is a 5% fee to the total amount due. The best way is to go to your bank the day before the appointment and get a full session of cash out. Have this ready before the day of your tattoo as I prefer you don’t go get cash after your appointment.


Please answer all questions and send the requested photos.

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- First we will consult through email

- A quick mock up the tattoo idea will be made

- We will discuss things like placement, size, color or black and grey, budget, approach, booking, etc. 

- Set up an initial or multiple appointment dates

- You will see your final design and stencil on the day of your appointment

- Show up on time and ready to get tattooed

- Be prepared to wait for the stencil application, and for the stencil to dry completely before we begin

- Have the whole day open just in case

- Eat a good breakfast beforehand

- Bring your photo ID

- Bring small snacks, a water bottle, a sweatshirt, a blanket or towel if needed

- Bring a phone or tablet to keep you entertained, headphones, etc. 

- Bring a lunch if needed

- Get tattooed

- Photograph tattoo and bandage

- Explanation of Aftercare

- Pay for the session

- Schedule the next appointment

- Tips are also appreciated!

- Follow aftercare instructions

- Healed photo in 4-6 weeks if available


We have H2Ocean aftercare products available at the shop to help you heal your fresh tattoo! Your tattoo will heal out brighter for color and deeper for black. They are specifically for tattoo healing, unlike aquaphor and regular lotion. 


My 9am start time is earlier than the shop opens, you can park around back and come through door 104 if the front door is locked. 

Additional Information


I do photorealistic tattoos, if you want something not realistic please check out the North Mountain Tattoo website to see more portfolios.


Children under 18 are not allowed in the shop, nor can they sit with you for your appointment. You must be 18 years or older to get tattooed. 


If you need to reschedule please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to fill the booking for someone else. 


I do not take deposits, however I charge a $500 fee for last minute cancellations, less than 72hrs in advance of the appointment time. This applies to all clients, no exceptions.


I don’t do a lot of large extensive cover ups, but something small in the right place can be covered. In some instances I might be able to cover up a tattoo if given full artistic freedom.


I do not take walk ins, work on/finish/fix other artists work. 


Confirmations go out before your appointment but it is ultimately your responsibility to remember your scheduled date.


There is no need for touch ups, my work heals out great when the aftercare instructions are followed. I layer my tattoos like a painting so they are saturated and will age well over time.


Exercise is not recommended during the healing process. Take 2 weeks rest, or at least until the tattoo has gone through it’s peeling.


Keep in touch with me before the tattoo if you have a scratch over the body part getting tattooed, if you are sick, have an infection or are on antibiotics, if you waxed and your skin is irritated, if you are sunburnt, or anything else that involves your skin where you are getting the tattoo. 


If you have any questions feel free to send me an email. Please do not call or email the shop, they will just refer you to my email. 


For multiple sessions, I will need a month in between each appointment to let the skin fully heal before layering over previous sessions. If your tattoo is a sleeve or back piece, we can plan to have a session every two weeks or I’ve even done every week with some sleeves. 


Arrive to your appointment clean, sober and ready. Avoid taking any pills, drinking, smoking, tanning, spray tanning, or working out a couple days before the appointment. 


Avoid anything that will thin your blood or change your skin, be careful waxing, using hair removal products, and even using oils or lotions the day of the appointment.


If you have a lot of hair in the place you want tattooed, you could trim down the hair with trimmers, just be careful not to cut or scratch the skin. Allow your artist to shave the arm so the skin doesn’t get damaged.


An aftercare card explaining everything will be given to you at the end of the first appointment, along with verbal instructions. 


Email me immediately if there is any questions during healing. The shop number is at the bottom if you have an emergency and need to talk to someone. 


Avoid making changes to the design or placement on the body the day of the appointment. This is usually how mistakes will happen. The design should always flow in a certain direction and is customized to each location it’s intended for. 


Make sure the design is for the right body part and facing the way you want in the design phase and it will help help everyone be on the same page.


If you plan on being  wrapped up with numbing cream before the appointment please let me know and we can discuss options. 


The consent form is a sent to you through text or email so you can complete it before your appointment. Make sure the photo of your ID is clean and readable or we might have you fill it out again when you get to the shop. 


Please bring ID to your appointment. 


Keep responding to the same email thread so everything stays together and makes it easier for me to refer to previous conversations. 


The appointment dates I send out through email are subject to change depending on your response time, as in first come first serve. I will respond with the day, date, and time, confirming I have you in the schedule. 


Aftercare instructions are on the North Mountain Tattoo website. 


If you have any questions or think your tattoo is healing poorly, please email me right away. 


Thanks for your interest in my art! Talk to you soon! 

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