HOW DO I GET TATTOOED BY HALO?
To start the process you must first READ THIS PAGE IN IT'S ENTIRETY, and submit your idea via the Booking with Halo submission form on the next page. Please be VERY thorough when describing your ideas, body placement, and size. (NOTE: Halo's books are currently closed so you can not submit an idea. You can just read this page in preparation of when his books reopen.)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Halo will then review the requests that he receives and determine based on your email which projects he is interested in taking on. Due to the overwhelming amount of requests that Halo receives, there is no way for him to be able respond to every request nor to take on every project that is presented to him. In order to continue the growth and evolution of his art, he is looking for projects that spark immediate interest and inspiration. If your idea triggers his interest, we will call you to gather more information about your idea.
IS THERE A WAY TO INCREASE MY CHANCES OF BEING TATTOOED BY HALO?
Yes. Halo normally takes on a project with fewer restrictions on design and body placement before he chooses something that has very set in stone parameters. Bringing him a great idea will get you noticed quicker than things that must be done a certain way in the tattoo. Larger themed projects and tattoos on clean skin normally receive scheduling priority. Lastly, Halo is looking for clients that are dedicated enough to put forth the time and financial investment that is necessary for them to receive the best possible tattoo.
WHAT IF HALO CHOOSES NOT TO TAKE ON MY PROJECT?
Halo has handpicked a studio full of amazing artists. You can view the portfolios of his coworkers at www.blacklotustattoos.com. If Halo thinks the project is suited well for someone he knows, he may respond to your email with a referral of an artist that would better be suited for the project requested.
HOW MUCH DOES HALO CHARGE?
Pricing may vary depending on the project. The majority of projects that he takes on are tattoos that cannot be finished in one session. To schedule a project you must be able to travel to Hanover, MD and have a full day appointment at least every other month. Halo's hourly rate is $200/hour, but portraits are flat rate projects. He also offers a full day rate for large scale projects.
TRAVELING TO HALO'S STUDIO IN HANOVER, MD:
Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery currently has a partnership for discounted room rates at the Holiday Inn Express BWI West 7481 Ridge Rd. Hanover, MD 21076. If you are traveling from out of state you may contact Holiday Inn by phone at (410) 684-3388 and mention the discount code: Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery.
HOW MUCH OF A DEPOSIT DOES HALO REQUIRE?
Deposits vary from $100-200 depending on the tattoo appointment length. Deposits are non-refundable and will be applied to the last session of your tattoo.
ARE THERE ANY STYLES OF TATTOO THAT HALO WON’T DO?
Please review Halo’s portfolio before submitting a request for a tattoo. Halo takes on projects for realism, portrait tattoos, and his own artwork.
All sketches will be drawn during your appointment time or drawn directly on the skin and will not be available for viewing before your scheduled appointment date. This ensures that the tattoo idea is fresh in the mind and can be adapted to fit the client's body seamlessly.
PLEASE NOTE: As much as Halo would love to tattoo each and every person, with the number of submissions received, and current works in progress he is unable to tattoo everyone. Filling out a tattoo request submission form does NOT guarantee you will be tattooed by Halo. He has hand selected a team of the highest quality tattoo artists to assist in the wide range of tattoo styles he may not be able to accommodate.