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Booking Information 

I answer a few general questions so everything can move a little quicker without so much correspondence.


Read on if you want to get a tattoo done and have questions about the process.

Here are some commonly asked questions that I receive:


1. What types of tattoos do you specialize in?

I focus on large-scale projects, botanical/floral imagery, and Japanese and American Traditional designs. I aim to make my work look natural and as if you were born with it. I can make any idea or concept; if you're interested in these types of tattoos, please email me at the address provided at the bottom.


2. What are your workdays and hours?

I work Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 pm. I am closed on Sunday and Monday.


3. How far in advance do I need to book an appointment?

I typically schedule appointments one to two weeks in advance, depending on the complexity of the design. I usually only book one appointment weekly for large-scale tattoos to ensure enough time to prepare for the design. These types of tattoos can take 8-14 hours to complete.


4. What is your hourly rate?

Currently, my hourly rate is $150/hr. With my 16 years of experience, I work efficiently and quickly. For larger tattoos, it's essential to consider the cost as an additional bill every month or two. Please let me know your budget, and we can work within it.


5. What types of designs do you enjoy creating?

If you're curious about the designs I enjoy creating, check out my Instagram at @laurenmargotattoos. You'll find examples of my work from the past few years on my profile.


6. I want a large-scale Japanese tattoo or floral design but don't want the familiar imagery associated with them. Can you help me find something unique?

Absolutely. While I love traditional Japanese imagery and flowers, I also enjoy researching folklore and finding unique designs for my clients.


7. What if the type of tattoo I want isn't something you typically create?

If I cannot assist with the design you're interested in, I recommend checking out other artists in the area. I am confident that one of the talented artists nearby can help you.


8. Do you require a deposit to book an appointment?

Yes, I require a $100 non-refundable deposit to book an appointment. The deposit is applied to the final cost of the tattoo. You can pay the deposit via PayPal or Venmo. Once I accept your appointment date, you will receive an invite to my online booking site to complete your payment. You have 72 hours to send the deposit, or I will assume you are no longer interested.


9. What information do I need to provide to book an appointment?

To book an appointment, send an email to with the following information:

- Days of the week that work best for you

- Placement or body part of the tattoo

- Any reference material you may have


10. Do you take on cover-up or rework projects?

I take on cover-up projects if I believe I can create a satisfactory end product. However, I may recommend a session or two of laser treatment to break up the existing tattoo and open up more options. If a rework is necessary, I am not taking on any rework projects now.


Thank you for being so interested in getting a tattoo with me. I hope this information has answered any questions you may have had. Please email me at if you have any further inquiries.

How To Get Tattooed

Suppose you are interested in getting a tattoo at Golden Rule Tattoo. In that case, you can always walk into the shop during regular business hours, call over the phone or email us and set up a tattoo appointment or consult. We take walk-ins on a first-come-first-serve basis. We prefer to discuss a tattoo with you and determine how long an appointment is needed. 

When securing an appointment with us, a deposit is required. Although we accept credit cards, we prefer cash or Venmo for all transactions. All deposits are non-refundable, and if an appointment needs to be moved or canceled, a minimum of 48 hours' notice before the appointment is required to maintain the deposit status in good standing. 

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