Why Deposits?

When you come in to book an appointment at Leonardi Tattoo for me or any of the other artists, you’ll be asked to leave some money up front for a deposit. Deposits are pretty standard now in this industry. They are our insurance that you are as serious as we are about showing up for your appointment. Also, if you were planning on getting a custom piece, chances are we have spent time designing it for you, so we’ve already done some work for you. When we set aside an appointment time for you, that means those hours are now unavailable to other potential clients. If you decide the morning of your tattoo appointment that you have cold feet and don’t show up, the deposit goes in our pocket as compensation for time lost. All the artists at Leonardi work off of commission so if you’re not there, we don’t get paid.
Here’s all you need to know about deposits:
Deposits are non-refundable.
We require 48 hours notice for a cancellation. If you cancel with proper notice, the deposit is transferred to hold your next appointment. If you cancel within 48 hours of your appointment, the deposit is forfeited and we will ask that you leave another deposit to hold all other appointments.
The amount of your deposit is taken off the total amount due for your tattoo. If you have set multiple appointments, the deposit is retained until your final appointment, where it comes off the price of that last appointment.
Effective immediately: the cost of the deposit is now $100. Jennifer and I really don’t do tattoos that take less than an hour anymore anyway so it doesn’t make sense to have the deposit rate set at the shop minimum of $80.
We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard for deposits.
If you have further questions about deposits or anything else for that matter, please feel free to contact me through this site, or at Leonardi Tattoo at (916) 973-1016.
Thank you!

Posted on: 08.12.11

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