Fabz

- Northcote, Australia -

FAQs


WHY CANT I BOOK IN?

I am selective on the work i take on. Sorry if you can't manage to book in, maybe your idea is not enticing too me or the style of tattooing you are seeking isn't mine.


HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?


After a date is set a $250 deposit is required via net banking or $270 if using PayPal. If you haven't already paid a deposit, I can hold the date you have nominated for your booking for up to 48 hours. Once the deposit is made you will need to send me a picture of it to confirms your appointment. Deposits are non-refundable but if you decide to reschedule i can move it over to your rescheduled booking as long as you give me a minimum of 72 hours notice. I don't show drawings prior to your booking, theres no exceptions to this. I can make changes on the day of your session if needed. Never just not show up for a booking, please always let me know. I do a lot of preparation that i don't charge for. If you don't think you'll be able to make your booking, please let me know as far in advance as you can. I can then reschedule you for another date, I need a minimum of 72 hours notice or else all deposits are forfeited.   BANK DETAILS: Account name: Fabian De Gaillande  BSB: 014526 Account number: 538958579 Bank name: ANZ Bank for Overseas booking iban: 014526538958579 swift code: ANZBAU4B704  Bank name: ANZ Bank, Benowa Gardens BranchBank  Address: Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre, Cnr Ashmore and Benowa roads, 4217 QLD. AustraliaOr PayPal use fabiandegaillande@hotmail.com 

CAN I HAVE A CONSULTATION?

  •  I don't do consultations thanks to this website. However  if you have question regarding big work  please email me fabz@theblackmark.com.au  Its a lot clearer as i have a record of what we discussed to reference back to when preparing for your tattoo. Your message should describe the idea of your tattoo in bullet point format: what, where, left/right, attach pictures if you have any then for me its best.

DO YOU DO DRAW UPS & CAN I SEE IT BEFORE?


  •  I don't do drawings prior to the appointment dates. All drawings will be ready on the day of the appointment, if adjustments need to be made thats not an issue. 2 simple rules to bare in mind when visualising your tattoo: the bigger the better and less is more. For example if you want a tattoo of an angel you want to have the focus on an angelic face, 3/4 preferably, one wing with some details and the other one out of focus to give the illusion of depth. Lets eliminate all the irrelevant stuff like her feet coz you want to maximise the beauty of her face thats where people look.

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?

  • The Black Mark is a private studio located in Northcote just north of the Melbourne CBD, the address will be disclosed once the booking is confirmed. 

WHATS YOUR RATES?

I have a minimum of 4hrs at $1000

or a full day session at $1500.

I don't charge by the hour but by the session instead, this allows me to work under no pressure of having the tattoo done in a certain time to stay under an allowed budget. This way we both know from the start what the final price is and if i run over time there is no issue of being charged any extra.


DO YOU DO COVER UPS OR REWORK?

I do not do reworks and i will do cover ups only if the tattoo to cover has been lasered previously and light enough to cover without difficulties


IS IT PAINFUL?


  • If you are concern about the time spent under the needle then don't be too worried as there are few products out there that can help you deal with the pain. I strongly suggest that you get them. so i recommend Nurofen+ (NOT cheaper brand). There is some numbing spray (NO EMLA please). I will be using some HUSH products containing Lidocaine. it will numb the skin when the later is already open. Also make sure you have a full breakfast before coming in, it helps a lot if you have eaten. I recommend you bring drinks and snacks (lollies are great), basically bring anything that will make you sit comfortably for that time.

DO YOU DO CONVENTION & GUEST SPOTS?

  • I upload on Instagram a schedule of my next conventions regularly, so keep your eyes open. I usually select the best ideas to take on and showcase there. ONLY full day sessions at conventions. I usually favours hand tattoos for convention.