Please watch the video & complete the project submission form below
 
  • Jose is a black and grey tattoo artist. He primarily focuses on tattooing custom freehand designs in collaboration with his clientele, making each design individual and unique.

  • A deposit is required to begin/schedule your project consultation and first session date (see deposit policy).

  • Jose's project require multiple sessions. Number of sessions can vary based on factors such as: canvas size (backpiece, leg sleeve, half sleeve, etc.), size of element(s), background, detail of element(s) /background, etc. During your consultation, Jose will discuss with you you an estimated number of sessions to achieve your desired project design.

  • Every new project with Jose requires a minimum of one consultation. Consultations are typically scheduled Mon-Fri 8-9:00pm CST.  During your consultation, Jose will review design ideas and discuss an estimated number of sessions for your desired piece. Consultations are to be done virtually, via Skype. 

  • Jose is booked from anywhere between 2 - 4 months in advance.  If your project requires multiple day session(s), we advise that you schedule your project accordingly. 

  • All appointments and ideas for your tattoo must be open to Jose's artistic freedom. When working with Jose, he strongly recommends that you allow him to choose the proper reference images. Jose takes great time and consideration in choosing the right reference photo. He will consult with you on the theme of your tattoo, the placement and the reference image which will all lead to the highly realistic detailed tattoo you desire.

  • Rate information will be sent via email after project approval.

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session options

  

Rate information will be provided to you after project approval.

Keep in mind, freehand projects that are completely open to Jose's artistic freedom will be given priority.

custom freehand session information

 Jose has artistic control of clients’ chosen subject matter/elements/theme.  This is a way to receive a true one-of-a-kind Jose Perez Jr. tattoo.  Your design may include stenciled subject matter, with custom freehand background design or a fully custom one of a kind free hand drawing.

 Clients choose the following options for projects with JPJ: 

  • Black & Grey Realism -or-
  • Color Realism (select projects only)

 

1. Size of Project (ex: half sleeve, sleeve, back piece, chest, etc.)

  • Informing your artist of the overall size of your project will allow him to design / map out the one of a kind custom freehand piece you are looking to achieve. 

 

2. Placement (ex: right arm; inner/outer bicep, right inner/outer forearm, chest, etc.)

  • Where on your body would you like your project? 

 

3. Subject matter & Theme (ex. skull, flower, bird, etc)  (ex: dark, edgy, soft, wildlife, etc.)

  • By choosing your subject matter/element(s) to include in your project you will provide Jose with a guideline for him to design/complete your project. 

  • Please keep in mind that Jose is open to completing a collaborative piece with his clientele, but overall will recommend best photo references, placement and size of elements to ensure detail and subject matter can be seen.

  • Projects Require Multiple Sessions to complete. Schedule follow up sessions to give your piece an opportunity to heal. Typically, follow up sessions are the perfect opportunity to add dark tones / white highlights and details throughout to complete your project to his design standards.  These sessions are necessary to do as a follow up to ensure the piece heals completely and pigments can be saturated to darkest tones / brightest whites. 

cover-ups

Submission based only.

See example below.

Cover Ups do Require Multiple Sessions to complete projects. Schedule follow up sessions to give your piece an opportunity to heal. Typically, follow up sessions are the perfect opportunity to add dark tones / white highlights and details throughout to complete your project to his design standards.  These sessions are necessary to do as a follow up to ensure the piece heals completely and pigments can be saturated to darkest tones / brightest whites.

 

  •  Cover Ups and Scars: Provide body part photo(s) to allow Jose to complete and prepare properly for both your tattoo consultation/session date(s).  Providing photos of your existing work will allow Jose to make the best creative decisions based on your existing piece and cover up options.

  • Whites / Lightening Session(s) - vary by submission / Project Basis (number of cover up can vary on number of sessions to complete depending on size & darkness of existing piece)

  • Client must be open to Jose’s expertise in properly executing the coverup project as each is unique to complete.  Please remember that COVER UP design choices may be limited due to existing piece size / darkness. 

Priority Booking

Jose offers priority booking for clients looking to start a project as soon as possible.  Estimated booking time within 2-4 weeks, rather than 3-5 months.

Still have questions? Check out JPJ's Information Page

Dark Water Studio
501 Willow Blvd., Suite 102,
Willow Springs, IL 60480
USA

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