Snow Tattoo is now located in Chelsea, Manhattan NYC. (Regarding MNL inquiries, our specific date for our future return is indefinite. Keep in touch via instagram and facebook for announcements and kindly let us know if you will be in New York, as well.)


Tattoo Requests

Tattoos by Sarah Gaugler are designed on the same day of the tattoo appointment. With attention to detail, this allows her to measure you with precision and render your design with accuracy based on your aesthetic and natural anatomical flow and structure.

If you would like to book your tattoo appointment, please contact us here:


Other Inquiries 

Sarah is not only a tattoo artist extraordinaire, but also an illustrator, visual artist, model and musician. With all her multifaceted talent, she is open to commissioned artworks and designs, collaborations, exhibitions & more.

If you are interested in reaching out regarding anything other than a tattoo appointment, kindly contact us here:


Pre Treatment Instructions

 

Bruising

 

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU TAKE ANY BLOOD THINNERS THEY MAY CAUSE AN INCREASED RISK OF BRUISING. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE AVOID THESE MEDICATIONS: PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE DISCONTINUING ANY OF THESE MEDICATIONS. Medications to be aware of and possibly avoided are: Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Naproxen.

 

Alcohol

 

We recommend abstaining from alcohol 24 hours before and after an injectable treatment as it can make you more susceptible to bruising, bleeding, and swelling after an injection.

 

Areas to be tattooed should come in clean shaven if necessary.

 

Please avoid sun tanning or using any Self Tanning products for 2 weeks prior to your tattoo session.

 

Please arrive well hydrated and please be sure to have eaten a meal prior to your arrival.

 

FAQ’s

 

Can You Get A Tattoo While Taking Aspirin Or Blood Thinning Medication?

 

No. When taking blood thinners (and even alcohol to a lesser extent) before getting a tattoo, the blood thinning effects are going to make it much easier for the blood to seep through the tiny holes created by the needles, and the blood is going to be coming out in higher volumes than normal.

 

Taking aspirin before getting a tattoo can also present problems. Aspirin naturally decreases your blood’s ability to clot efficiently. This means that during/after getting a tattoo, the area will likely continue to bleed for much longer than it would do under normal circumstances.

What is the legal age to get a tattoo?

At least 18 years of age is the legal age to get a tattoo. It is against New York state of law (section 260.21) to tattoo a minor even with parental consent.

How much is the Cost for a Tattoo? Is there a Deposit?

A fixed, non refundable and non negotiable rate of $200 is required as this is a placement for a permanent slot for the alloted schedule that was agreed upon both the  client and the artist.
The Final cost of the tattoo is based on the size, detail and location on the body where it was placed.

What forms of payment is accepted?

Paypal, Venmo and Cash.

Can I get a tattoo if I am pregnant?

We do not recommend that a pregnant person would get a tattoo as you should consult your Doctor before doing so.

Do's and Don'ts Before Getting A Tattoo

Don'ts

 

Don’t drink heavily the night before your tattoo appointment. Even if it’s not enough to make you hung-over, it could still thin your blood the next day.


 

Don’t come in to get tattooed when you are sick!

 

Don’t get a tattoo if you have tan, you’ll want to get one before getting tattooed because you shouldn’t be tanning again until your tattoo is healed. You’ll always need to wear sunblock on your tattoo. If you spray tan, don’t do it before.


 

Don’t take drugs or alcohol before your appointment. If you are under the influence (drugs or alcohol), Snow Tattoo does not tattoo anyone under the influence. It’s actually illegal. Even the smell of one beer could get you turned away. If you have an appointment and are turned away for being intoxicated and/or under the influence, you may lose your deposit. If you feel you must take something beforehand, please ask your artist ahead of time if what you take will be an issue. Following the directions/warnings on the bottle and taking a small amount of Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Midol or other similar products is usually fine, but you shouldn’t expect it to help with the tattoos pain and should understand that it will thin your blood which could potentially make you harder to tattoo. If you are on any regular medications, you might consider asking your doctor ahead of time.


 

Don’t get a tattoo if you're allergic to hair dye, you might also get an allergic reaction from a tattoo. Tattoo reactions are not common, but difficult to treat when they occur. Dr. Zeichner says they mainly develop in response to colored dyes, so usually black is the safest ink to use. He does not recommend a tattoo if you have a history of allergy to hair dye (there maybe a cross reaction), costume jewelry, or cheap fragrance because you might be more likely to develop a reaction.

Don’t rush when picking a tattoo design.

Don’t get a tattoo if you have a known skin allergy, no matter how minor it is, make sure to consult a doctor first whether getting a tattoo would be a good idea.

Do’s

 

Do print off any reference material you might need to help the artist create your artwork, the more the better.

 

Do make sure if you have medical conditions which require a doctor’s note beforehand. If you fear this may apply to you, please call the studio ahead of time to verify if your condition requires a physician’s authorization form. If necessary you may have come into the studio to obtain the form to have your doctor sign before getting tattooed.

 

Do make sure you have enough money to cover the cost of the tattoo, a tip, and any bottled water, juice or other snacks you might want either while or after you get tattooed.

 

Do get a doctor’s note if you have medical conditions like a bleeding disorder, a heart condition, or if you have to take antibiotics before going to the dentist. The consent form you’ll have to sign has a detailed list of these conditions.

 

Do make sure that you have a clear arrangement with the artist about the costing of the tattoo and deposit to avoid misunderstandings. The fixed rate deposit ($200) is non refundable as this is a placement for a permanent slot for the alloted schedule that was agreed upon both the  client and the artist.