To start the process you can email email@example.com Please be very thorough when describing your ideas, body placement, size, budget if you have one. The more freedom on the design the better.
When will he read my email?
Trent will personally read all emails and filter through them to determine which projects he wants to take on. Due to the overwhelming amount of emails, there is no way for him to be able to take on every project. Trent will pick the tattoos that he will have the most fun with, usually realistic tattoos such as portraits, skulls, animals, objects or plant life/flowers.
Is there a way to increase my chances of being tattooed by Trent?
Yes. As you will see under the portfolio section of this site, most of the work is realistic. If you are open minded to his ideas and willing to hear his artistic input, the chances of getting tattooed by Trent are much greater. Requests for family portraits/ animal portraits will be considered, but remember if you dont have a quality photo, dont expect him to respond or want to do the tattoo. Every project is taken on with consideration that it will be there for life.
Where does Trent Valleau Tattoo?
Trent is constantly traveling, most likely to a town near you. Trent owns a small private shop in Austin, TX called Taste of Ink. This shop works by appointment only, but you are welcome to walk in to view portfolios and pay your deposit in person.
How much does Trent charge?
Trent charges $200 per hour with a 3 hour minimum. Many smaller tattoos can get done in this frame. If you want a larger or more detailed tattoo such as a portrait or animal, Trent will work out a day rate for you and you will be the only appointment set for that day. That way there is no stress or worry about finishing before the next person comes in.
How much of a deposit do you require?
There is a 25% deposit required for your tattoo. Then you will be expected to pay the remainder before the tattoo is started *Shop Policy.
What if I have a cover up tattoo request?
Trent will consider cover up projects, please send pictures of you tattoo from different angles in outside indirect lighting (in the shade). Many projects may require laser treatment first so dont be offended or scared when he tells you this. This is a normal process in cover ups and will result in a way better tattoo in the end. If your tattoo is small or very faded, the chances of covering without laser are much higher.
Are there any tattoos that Trent Valleau wont do?
Many styles are given over to the other artists at Taste of Ink, such as traditional, tribal, lettering, or any piece he feels will look better in another style. If you have a certain style or look you are interested in please specify that in your request