Astro Tattoo FAQ

FAQ

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Q. How can I be a part of this?

A. Contact astrotattooinfo@gmail.com or complete this form and we’ll send you everything you need to know.

 

Q. What happens in the session?

A. Dru will read your astrology chart for half an hour. Following your reading, Jessika offers you the opportunity to draw an oracle card to add another dimension to your session. The cards are very healing and offer gentle, compassionate guidance. Jessika explains the symbolism of your personal drawing that she has created intuitively, based on the issues you’re working through and what came up in your astrology reading. You decide where on your body you would like it placed.

 

Q. How can I prepare for my session?

A. The more open and receptive you are, the better your session will be. Your body will take the tattoo better if you are hydrated, so please drink plenty of water during the days leading up to, and the day of, your session. Please think about accessible places on your body where you might like the tattoo.

We have a strict no drugs / alcohol policy. While how you take care of your body outside of the session time is your responsibility, please do not drink alcohol / smoke / vape while your session is taking place. Please offer yourself what ever will help you be present and comfortable during your session.

 

Q. Can my friend / partner come while I have the Astro Tattoo?

A. If your friend/partner is not participating in the Astro Tattoo session, we ask that they do not join you. Considering the nature of the work and how personal it is, having someone present who is not involved changes the dynamic quite considerably. If you are not comfortable coming to the session alone, please consider participating at another time.

 

Q. Can my partner and I come for a joint session?

A. Yes! A joint session means each person will have their own reading and own tattoo, but that you’re present for each others’ session instead of coming at two different times. While we do offer and encourage joint sessions between friends / partners / family,  we do not encourage pressuring someone to partake in this process. If someone hasn’t come to this process in their own way, it is very obvious and uncomfortable. Please refrain from bringing another person because you don’t want to come alone. A reading is a very personal experience and a tattoo is forever.

 

Q. Do you do group sessions?

A. Yes! Each session take aprox 1.5-2 hours, so group sessions are limited to 5 people max. There will be a break between each session and a lunch / recharge break somewhere in the middle. Please discuss between you if you are comfortable with each group member being present during your session, or if you prefer privacy. Each group member needs to read the FAQ page and complete the birth data form. Please contact us for further details: astrotattooinfo@gmail.com

 

Q. How long do the sessions take?

A. Each session take approximately 1.5-2 hours. Joint sessions take approximately 3 – 3.5 hours

 

Q. Do you offer sliding scale options?

A. The cost of the session is derived from the current industry standard of an individual tattoo and an individual reading. In each city we visit, we offer a certain number of spots specifically for QTBIPOC (queer -trans – black – indigenous – people of colour) folks at a sliding scale rate. As a queer artist and queer astrologer, we offer our services to everyone, unbiased. While there are innumerable points of intersection and oppression, we choose to offer sliding scale options specifically to people who identify as QTBIPOC only.  Please ask about this when booking if it applies to you.

 

Q. I’m straight/heterosexual. Can I participate?

Yes, you can. It’s important that you understand that we are both queer, very queer. Being queer is not just a status of sexuality or gender – it defines our politics, ethics, understanding of intersectionality and privilege, and where we direct our energy. If any of this conflicts with your life values, or if any of it is new to you, please take the time to research any of the above topics and decide from there if this is for you. We have a zero tolerance policy for hate speech. If you’re unaware of the complexities of other people’s lives, please refrain from discussing this during your session.

 

Q. Can I have a reading without getting a tattoo?

A. Absolutely. Contact Dru or select “consultation” from the drop down menu above.

 

Q. Can I get a tattoo without having an astrology reading?

A. Absolutely. Contact Jessika to arrange your appointment.

 

Q. Who decides where the tattoo goes?

A. Your body. Your choice.

 

Q. What will the tattoo look like?

A. No one knows yet! Jessika listens in on your reading and draws intuitively, based on what comes up. The tattoo is personal to you and your process. If you connect with Jessika’s art and the images from previous Astro Tattoo’s, you can trust that the image that presents is meant to be yours.

No Astro Tattoo will have culturally appropriative, racist or hateful imagery contained within it.

 

Q. Are handpoke tattoo’s safe?

A. Yes. Jessika uses high quality ink and needles, with a meticulous approach to sanitation. This article answers questions and address’s many misconceptions.

 

 Q. Can I purchase the Visions Crystal Oracle Deck?

A. Jessika has sold out of the decks she was personally selling, but you may be able to find a copy at one of the shops listed below! She will be reprinting the deck in 2019 – so feel free to encourage her in this process if you are awaiting a copy. When they are available, you will be able to order through Jessika’s website or pay cash/e-transfer in person at your session. We will update the list below when it’s reprinted and in stock:
Neighborhood Quality Goods ~ 4301 Main St, Vancouver, BC.  (604) 876-2000

Good Omen ~ 34 Sixth St, New Westminster, BC. (604) 525-0901

Likely General ~ 389 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON. (647) 351-4590

Sea Grape Soap ~ 319 NE Wygant St, Portland, OR. (419) 972-1792

Field day ~ 329 19th St, Oakland, CA. (510) 338-6624

The Vajra ~ Broadway Ave E, Seattle, WA. (206) 323-7846

Rose Gold ~ Seattle, WA.

Psychic Sister ~ 109 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA. (360) 943-9595 / 1829 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR (971) 420-2962

 

Q. Where are you located? I don’t think I’m in the same city.

A. Right now we’re on the road with this project across Australia and New Zealand. We will be stopping in places based on requests from people wanting to be a part of this, so if you are interested let us know where you are and we just might swing by. Our dates and locations are updated regularly here.

 

Refund Policy

A percentage of the total cost of your tattoo is taken at the time of booking, to secure your spot. As stated in your introductory email, this deposit is non-refundable.

We also reserve the right to withhold your deposit under the following conditions:

1 – If you fail to show up for your appointment or cancel your appointment.

2 – If you fail to complete your birth time form or complete it inaccurately 24 hours prior to your session.

3 – If your communication is abusive, aggressive or gives us reason to question our safety and ability to complete this work.

 

We appreciate your effort to making the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

 

Can’t wait to meet you!

 

~ Dru & Jessika