FAQ

*Frequently Asked Questions about Cecil Porter Studios*

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TATTOOING?

I have been tattooing since 2005 , I specialize in color realism tattooing. I usually do not do cover-ups, any lettering and I do not draw for tattoo appointments, I work off of photo reference. If I'm not the appropriate artist for your tattoo concept, I will be happy to try to refer you to another artist that may be a better match.

LOCATION?

Somewhere in the Portland, Oregon area. 

HOW IS PRICING DONE? 

Pricing is charged by the hour. My rates are $250/hour or $1,500 for the max day rate of 8 hours of tattoo time.  He will not tattoo longer than 8 hours!!! There is a deposit for one hour/250 when you book the appointment and it comes off the price of your tattoo appointment the day of. We take this through PayPal and a invoice will be emailed to you once we discuss your ideas and your ready to book in. 

WHAT KIND OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We only accept cash for tattoo appointments. 

I HAVE A PIECE IN MIND, CAN YOU GIVE ME A QUOTE?

I do not always know how long the piece is going to take, but I can give you a guess once we discuss it. Most portraits are done in one day session. 

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Yes. I am appointment only and keep my studio private. Please email through the website before with all your ideas, and if a consult is needed we can schedule it. All appointments require a deposit of $250. All deposits are applied towards the final cost/last session of the tattoo. They are only refundable if given at least a 14 day notice. 

Please be on time for your appointment. All appointments start at 11am. 

Please bring any snacks, lunch or drinks you would like. We do have a fridge and microwave. We very much so encourage keeping your blood sugar up while getting tattooed, so please eat well on the day you get tattooed. 

I do play music and/or movies during each tattoo session to help take the mind off getting tattooed. Feel free to bring anything to help you get through the day. 

I HAVE A GENERAL VISION ABOUT MY TATTOO, BUT I'M HAVING TROUBLE ORGANIZING MY IDEAS, CAN YOU HELP ME?

Yes, however I work off of photograph so please find your ideas online or scan the needed material when sending in your ideas. 

WHEN WILL I SEE THE LAY-OUT OF THE TATTOO DESIGN?

You will be able to see your options after you get in and we go over it in person, along with layout. 

HOW LONG IS A NORMAL TATTOO SESSION?

Session time varies widely depending on the actual piece, design, client pain tolerance and other related circumstances. However, as a general range, tattoo sessions can be between 5 to 8 hours. There is also a couple hours when you get in where the ideas are discussed, sized to you and the stencil in drawn. Please try to keep your day open. 

We ask that you DO NOT book a flight home the same day as you have the appointment as you more than likely will miss it and the pressure to hurry and get done is not how I like to work. 

TOUCHUPS?

Touchups are done within 6 months of your appointment date as you should know shortly after its healed if one is needed. If you want a second pass on your tattoo after the 6 months, there is a charge of 100/hour to do so. Please take care of your tattoos, wear sunscreen and use lotion. The better you take care of your skin the better the tattoo will look as well. 

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Cecil Porter & Ashley Bird 

IG: @cecilporterstudios & @the_artwork_of_cecil_porter

For appointments/contact: ceptat2@yahoo.com

You can check out and buy prints, giclees, and original artwork from my online store at :

www.cecilporterillustration.com 

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