THE FOLLOWING IS THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OF MAKING A BOOKING WITH BECSTAR.
By Paying your deposit and securing a booking you agree to the terms and conditions outlined on this page .
- BOOKING IN -
How do I go about booking with you?-
If bookings are available please send through a booking inquiry on bookings page of this website.
At this stage Bec has a large wait list and is working through that waitlist before reopening bookings, at this stage there may be more than a years wait.
How much do you charge?
When the time comes, We will provide a quote and you will be offered available dates for your preferred month.
Please respect that Bec does not take on every tattoo idea and will try her best to direct you to the appropriate artis
Can we have a face to face consult to discuss my idea once I am booked?
Yes most definitely , this can be done at the studio in Stawell or alternatively we can do a consult via text if you can not travel.
As Bec has been tattooing for many years she can get a really good idea of your tattoo ideas by having an online consultation, so its not imperative that you do a face to face consultation.
Can you tattoo a design you have already done?
All tattoos are custom designed for each client and replication is not possible, she can however use a prior tattoo as inspiration.
Can you tattoo a design I drew or my friend drew?
Yes, she will not directly replicate a design but can use it as inspiration.
When Do I get to see the draw up?
Bec does draw ups on a weekly basis, so expect to receive it 1 to 2 days prior to your appointment .
More info on the drawup process below.
Do you do cover ups or reworks of old tattoos?
On occasion Bec will do a cover up/rework , this is a specialized skill and not every tattoo will be able to be reworked or covered. Feel free to send through images of what you are thinking of covering and she can assess what’s possible.
Is there anything you don't tattoo?
No generic or copied tattoos & no tattoos that have been done before.
No offensive, racist, or discriminatory tattoos.
What days of the week does Bex tattoo?
Tuesday to Saturday
- CHANNELED TATTOOS -
I heard you do Intuitive tattooing/ channeled markings, can you tell me more?
Bex is a intuitive healer and practicing energy shaman- as part of her gift she can create unique tattoos that come directly from your spirit guides, these markings may include sacred symbols and images. These tattoo bookings are more in depth and require prior healing and guidance - please click HERE for more info .
- PAYMENTS AND CHARGES -
Do you require a booking fee?
Yes, to secure all bookings a non-refundable $100 to 350 booking fee per session booked needs to be paid to secure the date. ( booking fee will vary depending on your type of booking )
This must be paid instantly upon booking via PAY PAL.
Booking fees are non refundable under any circumstance.
The booking fee comes off the total price of your tattoo on the day unless you have requested alterations to your booking (see below for more info) , cancelled within 7 days , or require a new drawup - in this instance your booking fee void and you will be required to pay a new booking fee.
What payment do you accept on the day of my booking?
Cash or Bank Transfer or PayPal
Can I pre pay/lay-by for my tattoo?
Unfortunately we do not like to be responsible for large payments, so we do not offer a layby service.
I want to book a full day, is there special information I need to know?
Full day bookings are now required an initial $350 deposit upon booking then 14 days prior to your booking an additional $350 payment is to be made.
This is to ensure Becs time is covered in the event you need to cancel .
Full day bookings are not easy to fill at the last minute.
All payments are non refundable- see cancellations/reschedules below for more info.
What happens to my booking fee if I can’t make my appointment anymore? (Apples to all bookings)
We understand that sometimes things happen in life that are out of your control so given more than 14 days notice we can transfer your booking to an alternative date (if available) or place you on the waiting list for a suitable month.
Less than 7 days notice you will forfeit your booking fee and any additional payments you may of made .
Deposits are non refundable - no exceptions.
If you cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment you will forfeit your deposit and be required to pay 50% of your total tattoo cost to cover losses in business if Bec can not fill your appointment slot.
What happens ,if , on the day of our appointment I 'TAP' out (meaning you can’t go on)?
This is a very rare occurrence, You will still pay the full fee as per quote as Bec has booked your session in for that allocated time.
If you have a low pain tolerance or know you can’t get tattooed for extended periods of time we recommend you mention that in your initial inquiry so we can book you accordingly.
What happens if I’m a “no show” on the day of my scheduled appointment ?
If you are a no show on the day you will be charged 80% of your total quote, no exceptions.
What happens if Bec needs to reschedule or cancel our appointment?
It is very rare that this would happen, however sometimes life throws curve balls so in the unlikely event you will be offered a full refund or a change of your appointment date.
We recommend that if you are traveling and have booked flights/accommodation that they are exchangeable or refundable.
Bec will not be liable for any losses.
Can I numb my skin before our session?
Yes you are welcome to numb your skin should you choose, however there is only 1 numbing cream that we would recommend you use as it doesn't effect the process of tattooing or the healing of the tattoo - you can request this information upon making your booking.
We strongly recommend you follow manufacturers guidelines and instructions of use as we will not be liable for any adverse reactions you may have when using the product.
This numbing cream can last any where from 2 hours to 5 hours and can be reapplied during the tattoo process.
Always do a test patch prior to use.
- DRAW UPS -
What is your draw up process?
1. Bec will contact you to have a consultation (either via DM or face to face) a few days prior to your booking.
During the consultation you will both discuss the concept for your piece; you can show her reference images you may of collected, talk about placement, sizing etc. In this time Bec will give you her advise on what may look nice for your piece and chat further about design options.
2. The physical Draw up is completed before your booking (usually the night before your appointment ) and a concept drawing will be sent to you as soon as its complete. Your patience is appreciated during this time as its a process to create your tattoo drawing.
3. Should you wish to make changes to your draw up that is done on the DAY of your booking and will contribute to the overall time allocated. ON the very rare occasion that you require a full draw you will be charged a new draw up fee to cover Bex time (same fee as deposit )
4. You do not need to have a complete design as Bec does that for you.
What if I decide to do something different than what I originally sent her?
If you decide you would like something different please let us know asap as there may be a change in the quote or amount of sessions needed.
You can then discuss all your changes in full with Bec during your consult.
Do you send out a confirmation before my booking?
Yes, you will receive an email from us with your booking confirmation.
This will outline your booking, what to expect, parking options etc.
- PRE TATTOO INFO/ AFTERCARE/ POST BOOKING INFO -
I have a medical condition that may affect the tattoo process, what should I do prior?
Please let us know about your medical condition during the initial consultation process/email , there are some medical conditions that will affect getting a tattoo/tattoo healing.
Tattooing is a medical procedure so its important we are aware of your health conditions prior.
I’m on Medication, will that affect the tattoo?
Some medications can affect the tattoo process and healing, its important to let us know what medication you are on so we can advise if there will be any potential issues.
I am prone to low blood pressure /passing out or have a fear around medical procedures, what should I do?
Its important to let us know about any of these so that we can ensure we are informed and be prepared for any potential issues.
I have a skin condition , can I still get tattooed?
Certain skin conditions doesn’t allow for the skin to be tattooed, if your concerned please let us know in your initial inquiry and we can let you know.
Are the inks/products you use cruelty free?
YES, we use cruelty free and vegan friendly products.
She also uses as many organic/natural/sustainable products as possible.
I have questions about the process, do your use high quantity , single use needles?
We use only the highest quality products for each procedure, everything is single use , medical grade products.
All tattoo needles are single use , sterile, 316L stainless steel.
We pride ourselves on a clean environment to work in and for clients to be confident in their procedure.
If you have further questions about the products we use feel free to email us.
Will you tell me about tattoo aftercare?
Yes Bex explains in full about how to care for your tattoo and You can also view the aftercare info by clicking HERE
Do I need to take time off after the tattoo?
You may, depending on where you got tattooed, your occupation etc.
If you are worried feel free to mention it in your initial inquiry and discuss further in the consult.
You will not be able to swim, have a bath or soak in water, sun bake, do strenuous exercise, roll around in mud and all that fun stuff for at least 2 weeks as your skin needs to heal.
- LOCATION - TRAVELING - PARKING - ACCOMMODATION -
I am traveling from interstate/distance, is there any info I should know?
We recommend if you are traveling from interstate that all accommodation and flights are interchangeable as a ‘just in case’ measure.
Bec will not be liable for any losses.
Most sessions start at 10.30am and finish between 5 & 6pm.
Where is you studio located?
Bec works Full Time from her new studio in Stawell, Western VICTORIA which is an easy 2 hour drive from Melbourne Airport .
We are at the gateway to the Amazing Grampians National Park which has a stunning mountain range, lookouts, walks, hikes and Waterfalls.
Is their accommodation near your studios?
Yes PLENTY…. there is everything from budget backpackers, air bnb, caravan parks, small motels & hotels
We recommend you look at accommodation in Halls Gap, which is a easy 20min drive from our studio.
Its at the base of the spectacular Grampians Mountain Range.
You could also find accommodation in Stawell, Great Western and Ararat.
- COVID /ILLNESS RESTRICTIONS -
Due to recent events my process has slightly changed.
You will be asked to follow guidelines upon arrival- eg sanitize hands upon arrival, adhere to government rules etc.
If you have been ill, feel ill or have been around anyone who has been ill we will need to reschedule your appointment without question.
If you show any symptoms of being ill when you arrive I will ask you leave and we reschedule.
I will pay you the same courtesy of course.
This is not just limited to flu like symptoms, if you have had gastro, been around someone with gastro it’s best to play it safe as I need to keep as healthy as possible for my family.
Should we go into a lockdown during your scheduled appointment your appointment will be rescheduled as soon as we are out of lockdown .
Have any other questions, feel free to write that in your booking submission.
Look forward to hearing from you soon