Andrew Smith

- Northcote, Australia -


Do I need to pay a deposit?

YES all bookings require a $200 deposit.

Upon filling out a booking form you will be sent a request for payment to be made, after doing so your appointment will then be confirmed.

All deposits are Non refundable however they can be transferred to another date as long as you give the correct notice...

Deposits cannot be transferred between clients.

If you need to reschedule your appointment to another day 72 hours notice will be required other wise your deposit will be forfeited as any time frame less than this is generally very difficult to find someone to fill your spot. 

What if I need to reschedule/cancel my appointment?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please give 72 hours or more notice or your deposit will be forfeited.

You are able to be rescheduled once unless there is any important circumstances for you not being able to make your appointment a second time.

Please never just not show up for an appointment, always let me know if you're unable to make it, a lot of unpaid research goes into your Tattoo prior to your appointment.

If for any reason you need to cancel or reschedule please contact me at any time via the message tab at any time or call the shop on (03)9486 8679 between the hours of 11-6

Can I come in for a consultation?

I generally do not do consults

Thanks to everything that we would need to speak about in a consult can be done through here leaving all of my attention with my client and the Tattoo I have booked in for that day.

if you wish to speak to me further for any reason you can contact me at or use the message system provided by this website

when can I see my design?

All designs will be shown/designed on the morning of your booking, this is due to a number of reasons and there is no exceptions to this.

Any changes you need to be made to the design can be done on the morning of your appointment however no designs will be sent out or seen prior to this. I have found for years that this is the fastest, most beneficial way to design.

if you feel you need to discuss your design further before your booking, You can email me at or use the  message system provided by this website

how much do you charge?

I have a set rate of $1200 for week days, as of February 2018 the sat rate for weekends will be $2000

I do not charge by the hour but by the session, this allows me to focus on not rushing to finish the tattoo at a certain time to stay under a specific budget. 

This way we both know the end price from the start and there is no issue of being charged extra if we run over time to finish your tattoo.

any tattoos that are not a full day sit will be quoted per piece upon booking

where are you located?

Oculus Tattoo is a studio located at 561 High Street, Thornbury.  A suburb north of Melbourne's CBD.

Do you do Conventions/Guest spots?

I frequently do conventions and generally do a guest spot following each convention. 

I always post up when I plan on doing these, however sometimes I leave it closer to the date, so if you want to know about any conventions/guest spots near you, feel free to email at or use the messaging system through Parlour.Tattoo.

I only do full day Colour showcase tattoos at conventions. I am open to black & Grey and smaller work during guest spots