Frequently Asked Questions

First Things First...

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with my practice and booking process. Forever grateful to you all for supporting my career as an artist and tattooer. Please note — I do not check/respond to Instagram DMs and have outlined my booking process in the following FAQs.

What is your booking process? When do your books open?

Moving forward, I will be opening my books 4-5 times a year, every 2-3 months, and scheduling about 55-85 clients each time.
My book openings will be announced ahead of time on Instagram and through the newsletter. My booking process involves a link that will lead you to a submission form with instructions on how the process works and a detailed questionnaire for you to fill out. I will always open my books for a few days so that you have the time to familiarize yourself with the form and prepare your submission. Submissions are NOT first come, first serve. The only way to book with me is through this process.

Once you have submitted, you will not need to resubmit when books open for another round, unless you are wanting to book for a new/different project. 

My Waitlist:

I will use the previously mentioned list of submissions as a client database to pull from every time I am ready to schedule clients meaning my submission list will act as a waitlist. Once you have submitted, you will not need to resubmit when books open unless you are wanting to book for a new/different project. This waitlist will include submissions from July 2022, on. For those who submitted when my books opened in July 2022 and fall 2022, you do not need to resubmit.

Tattoo After Care

  • First of all, listen to your body and what it needs.
  • Take DermaShield / bandage off after 3-4 days + peel bandage from top to bottom in the direction of the growth of your hair.
  • Once bandage is removed, wash gently with unscented antibacterial soap. We recommend unscented Dr. Bronners or unscented Dial soap. A little does the trick. No need to scrub, just gently wash.
  • Pat dry with a clean paper towel or let air dry.
  • Put on a thin layer of unscented lotion. We recommend Lubriderm or Dr. Bronners unscented salve. You can also use tattoo salves, coconut oil, jojoba oil or cocoa butter for moisturizing in the long term. + Moisturize 2-3x a day until healed, about 2-3 weeks from getting your tattoo.
  • Continue to moisturize for 6 months-1 year for optimum healing.
  • No soaking for minimum two weeks, 3 to be safe. 
  • No sun for 2 weeks, sunscreen can be applied after two weeks 
  • No working out/sweating when DermaShield / bandange is on. 
  • The DermaShield / bandange is water resistant, but we recommend quick showers for the days that you have the bandage on. Healing process may take 2-6 weeks. Scabbing or pealing may occur — do not pick at scabs or pealing skin.
  • Consult a physician at the first sign of an adverse reaction (i.e., swelling, infection, illness, allergic reaction or disease); tattoos should be considered permanent, and can only be removed with a surgical or laser procedure and that any effective removal may leave scarring. *Outside of the normal limits of healing, any concerns that your body art has resulted in complications, infection or disease should be reported to: Denver Department of Environmental Health, Public Health Inspection – Body Art, 200 W 14th Ave.

How will I know if I am selected for a project? 

After each book opening, I will notify clients I select for an appointment via the email they provide in their submission form. Once my schedule is full, I will notify everyone via IG story, post, and a newsletter. There will always be opportunity to be selected during the next round, the round after that, and so on.

What is the timeline of getting on your books?

My waitlist will continue to grow as I open and close my books and I will continue to work through that list as I book clients. As mentioned above, every time I open my books I will schedule 2-3 months worth of projects, which ends up being 55-85 clients, give or take.

Unfortunately, there is no way to know when you will be selected for an appointment until you’re selected, as I select clients based on what type of projects I am wanting to take on at that time. However, if you applied to work with me via my google submission form, you are in the queue and I plan to get to as many of you as efficiently as I can.

How much do your tattoos cost?

All of my tattoos are budgeted based on the project. Size, placement, design intricacy, and total number of tattoos is taken into consideration when creating your custom budget.

My minimum is $250 so I encourage clients to get more than one tattoo if they are wanting something tiny for their appointment. 
On average, my small to medium tattoos range from $300—$900. 
I love doing multiple tattoos in one session and those budgets can generally range from $600—$1600.
Large scale projects such as arm/leg sleeves or back pieces can be anywhere from $1200—??.
I am always happy to provide you with a budget ahead of time once you are scheduled for an appointment with me and can happily accommodate payment plans for large scale projects.

When getting a tattoo, you are paying for a custom made, hand inserted, and permanent work of art that you are going to wear under your skin for the rest of your life. You are also paying for the procedure itself and for many hours of work put in outside of your appointment that I realize clients are often not aware of.

The cost of your tattoo includes and is not limited to: design time, booking time, materials, insurance, booth fee, your in-person session, and your tattooer’s direct attention and expertise. 

Do you share designs ahead of time?

No. Part of the special process of being tattooed is a client trusting their artist. I will make sure I have gathered all the information I need from you to feel confident in the design by way of your submission and a follow-up email if I have further questions. Tweaks can be made day of, as they are much easier to do in person. My goal is for you to be totally thrilled with the design I create for you so we can take as much time day of to discuss if changes are necessary. Your happiness and comfort is very important to me. 
I am always happy to schedule a zoom or FaceTime consultation to discuss your project if necessary. I do not book consultations unless you are a selected client who is in conversation with me about your appointment.

Why can it take so long to get on an artist’s books?

As a tattooer, and unlike many other businesses, when your business grows, outsourcing your tattooing to meet the demand is not an option. This means that as my clientele grows, the production of tattoos stays the same, as there still is only one human/artist giving the tattoos. This applies to all tattooers. I am so grateful for your patience and can’t wait for our paths to cross.

My Newsletter and Instagram: the best way to get the most recent news about my booking process, events, and flash drops.

I have a newsletter that will go out on a bi-monthly basis. This newsletter will have updates on booking opportunities, flash drops, events, and guest artists at MADÉ. The newsletter and my Instagram are a great way to stay in the loop. All announcements, including when my books are opening, will be shared via the newsletter and an IG post.

How can I get in touch with you?

For tattoos, the only way to get in touch is via my submission process when my books open. I do not check/read DMs and my email is not for use unless I contact you. For any brand affiliate, event, or other collaborations, you can email

What if I want to travel to see you for a tattoo and need to schedule travel ahead of time?

First of all, thank you. I am honored that you want to journey to see me. At this point in time, it is difficult for me to accommodate one-off traveling clients. There is a travel question in the submission form and if you are selected in the booking process, we can discuss your travel dates and I will do my best to accommodate your schedule and desired dates. 

Do you travel to other cities to tattoo? How will I know when you’re coming?

Yes! Any time I travel I will announce my location of travel and booking dates ahead of time via Instagram and my Newsletter.

Do you tattoo groups of people? My friends and I want to come get tattooed together!

Yes, I can accommodate groups here and there! There is now a group specific question in the submission form!

Do you do color tattoos? and color swatch info

Yes, I do color tattoos. You can check out my “color” highlight on IG to see examples of my color work. My color work usually consists of pops of color, color fill, or all the line work being in one color. 

I offer free color swatch tests. A color swatch test can be a tiny dot or series of dots or lines based on however many colors you’d like to work with. You can refer to my “color” highlight to learn more about this. I do not book color swatch tests or consultations unless you are a selected client who is in conversation with me about your appointment. 

What do I need to know before booking?

Please make sure you are serious and committed to getting a tattoo before trying to book with any artist. Our time is valuable and so is yours. I require a non-refundable $50 deposit sent via Venmo in order to secure your appointment. All of these instructions will be provided once you are selected for an appointment. 

Personal Responsibility – A Loving Reminder

It is your responsibility to ask for what you need and be prepared for this appointment. It is also your responsibility to put our appointment in your calendar and make the necessary arrangements in order to accommodate your booking slot and the budget of your tattoo. Last minute time and date changes will not be accommodated and your deposit is non-refundable. Please be on time. We are all human and emergencies, complications, and life can happen. Happy to talk through those situations if they arise.

Cancellations & No-Shows 

Please be considerate of our tattooers. The MADÉ tattooers put an immeasurable amount of love and attention into their work and holding space for their clients. This includes the booking process, design process, your tattoo session, and any interaction you share with them.
We appreciate our clients taking it upon themselves to make sure they are emotionally, mentally, and financially ready for their tattoo appointment in order to mitigate any last minute cancellations or no-shows. These types of schedule changes greatly affect our team and we appreciate you being considerate of our time and empathizing with what goes into what we are doing.

What is your process for large scale projects, stamp arm, back, or leg sleeves? 

It all depends on the project, but the initial submission is the same as all other tattoos via the form I mentioned above. If you are selected, we can then schedule a zoom or FaceTime consultation to discuss anything if need be. I will also discuss budget with you once I get all of the details I need to feel clear on what your vision and desires are. Large scale projects or stamp arm, back, or leg sleeves usually range between $1200-4000 depending on the project, density of the composition, design etc. I am happy to accommodate payment plans for large scale projects. 

I want to learn to tattoo, do you take apprentices or teach fine-line tattooing?

I am not taking on apprentices at this time and neither is MADÉ. However, I teach a fine-line tattoo foundations course, The Mindful Tattoo Collective. You can sign up for the Mindful Tattoo Collective newsletter here to receive more information about the course and when it’s launching next.

Can you tell me more about scholarship opportunity?

For those needing some financial support to make their tattoo dreams come true, I am always open to discussing a payment plan or scholarship that we can define based on your needs. Just mention this in our email exchange.

It’s my first time getting a tattoo and I’m nervous.

I so see, hear, and feel you! Getting a tattoo can be nerve-racking and I will do everything in my power to make the experience as easeful and pleasurable as possible. I am always more than happy to answer your questions and concerns during the booking process, and will always be ready to guide you through the step by step process of getting your tattoo once you arrive in my space. Your wellness and comfort are very important to me and I welcome your vulnerability and questions as things come up. 

Ethos & Client Care

Safety, Comfort, Inclusivity, Awareness:
My biggest priority is the safety, comfort, and inclusivity of my clients and the tattooers that occupy MADÉ. I, we, understand that the practice of tattooing is an intimate one which is why our shop and my practice was intentionally created and designed with your experience in mind. From the physical space to our energetic exchange, MADÉ is a space for love and art. I, we, hope you feel at home here.

The Intimate Relationship Between Client and Artist:
A tattoo session of any kind is a sacred and intimate exchange. It is a pocket of time that I feel must be held with care and intentionality. It is important to me that you be just as involved in the process as I am, meaning your tattoo session does not revolve solely around your artist. It revolves around you and your artist. It is a collaboration. Know that I care deeply about your body, thoughts, and human experience as a whole. I hope you feel comfortable to share yourself with me during our time together. 

Diversity and Inclusivity — Melanin, Body Types, Mental and Physical Abilities:
I welcome you exactly as you are. I am always available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during the booking and/or tattooing process. For example, if you are wondering what a tattoo or color tattoo might look like on your skin tone, or how a tattoo might heal over a scar, we can chat. Whatever you need to feel seen, comfortable, and heard, I am here to provide to the best of my abilities. 

Zero Patience For Discrimination:
Any type of racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, othering, body shaming, anapirophobia, cacomorphobia, belittling, discrimination, or exclusivity is not tolerated in my practice, shop, or ethos. Micro or macro aggression of any kind of not tolerated. You will be asked to leave for good if any of these ways of thinking or being are something you bring in with you.

Being kind and patient with Tattooers

I know it can be frustrating to get on a tattooer’s books. I really get it and we all so appreciate your dedication and patience.
Please know we are doing our very best. Every single client that sits in my chair has their own story, ideas, desires, preferences, and experience. It is important to intentionally hold space for each client – it is a great honor and a prominent task.
Myself and many tattooers out there put an immeasurable amount of love and attention into our work and holding space for our clients. Tattooing is an intricate and delicate process and I greatly appreciate you empathizing with what goes into what we are offering.

Collaborations — Brand Affiliation, Events, Pop-Up, Work with MADÉ or Me

Are you a brand, business, or publishing company looking to connect? Looking for a brand ambassador, affiliate partner, sponsorship, or creative collaborator? You can email to get in touch.
Please note — this email is not to be used for tattoo appointment inquiries. 

With love, always.
xox Chloé

Thank you for reading through this. Thank you for your patience, always. And thank you for supporting my practice and my career as a creative. I am endlessly gratetul.

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