Frequently asked questions
HOW DO I BOOK WITH THOM?
We've simplified the process to the best of our ability. Head to the "Get Tattooed" tab at the menu above and completely fill out the form. You will be contacted shortly after to give you a price quote and a link to where you can book your spot.
WHAT IS THOM'S MINIMUM?
Thom has a minimum tattoo rate of $200. If the tattoo is the size of a quarter, or something he can fit into under 90mins the rate is still simply $200. This allows for smaller appointments to come and go as they please when scheduled and does not include Thom's setup and breakdown period.
WHAT IS THOM'S HOURLY RATE?
Thom's current hourly rate is $200, but when you book a full day appointment of 8hrs tattooing time, it will only cost $1,400 which is a savings of $200! This is recommended for larger pieces.
WHAT IS THOM'S CANCELATION POLICY?
Thom and the team at Alchemist Art Studio will always be as understanding as humanly possible with appointment adjustments. That being said, there is a 48hr cancelation limitation in-place. If you cancel your appointment with less than 48hrs notice, your deposit will be forfeited and cannot be refunded.
If you give more than 48hrs notice, you will be permitted to reschedule your appointment to another open time on Thom's calendar.
WHAT STYLES DOES THOM TATTOO?
Thom gets this question a lot and our answer is straight-forward. Thom will tattoo any style that he is proficient at but he always prefers doing new-school style caricature/cartoon tattoos of pop culture-related imagery. To get a quote on a tattoo please head to the "Get Tattooed" tab at the menu above!
IS IT TRUE THAT THOM IS RELATED TO BAM-BAM BIGELOW?
While Thom does have an affinity for head tattoos, and is a bald guy...that's about the extend of the relation to the famous WWF wrestler. Sorry to disappoint.
IS IT TRUE THAT THOM HAD A CAMEO IN THE 1994 MOVIE "BLANK CHECK"?
Yes! Due to his age at the time, he's technically uncredited BUT if you can see him in the movie and you send a screenshot of it to firstname.lastname@example.org, Thom will send you an free autographed photo!
DOES MY DEPOSIT GO TOWARDS THE TATTOO?
YES! Your deposit is not only meant to guarantee and hold your spot, that amount is also put towards the final price of the tattoo. So lets say you book a 4hr session with Thom at his normal rate. After the deposit, you only owe the remaining amount that it'd take to get to that final number. The only time that changes is if you cancel your appointment in less than 48hrs, in which you'd forfeit your deposit.
WHEN WILL I SEE MY TATTOO SKETCH?
Due to Thom's full daily schedule and his ability to work in the moment, most tattoo sketches will be drawn up with the day before or day of the tattoo appointment. If Thom has any questions or concerns regarding your piece, he will reach out to you via e-mail or phone for clarification. Fear not, you are in good hands!
I WANT A FULL SLEEVE. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
An average sleeve can take up to a minimum of 30-50hrs depending on detail, color, and size of your arm/leg. Be prepared to sit for multiple sessions over a few months, as we want to ensure each session is fully-healed before going back in for another pass or to add any small touches.