Shop Policies & Procedures
Please familiarize yourself with our shop's policies and various artists' booking procedures, as each artist has slightly different booking procedures.
FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS:
We are a private studio, all artists are appointment only. We rarely are able to take walk-ins.
We welcome all colors, genders, and faiths. We do not work with hatred, racism, sexism, or religious intolerance. We will not perform any tattoo with symbolism that falls into the previously mentioned categories.
ALL BOOKING IS DONE ONLINE (please do not call, text, or use social media to contact us for booking, we will direct you to our online booking.) Please save & read your confirmation email, it contains important information about your booking.
.Tattoo artists work in a sanitary environment, with gloves on most of the day. To prevent cross contamination, we are unable to simply pick up the phone for phone calls when we are with a client. IF you have questions or would like to discuss your project with an artist, please book a consult or phone call so you have their undivided attention.
If you need to reach an artist directly, have had an emergency, or need to let the shop know you have arrived : Please text our shop at 502.324.3371
CONSULTS: ** VIRTUAL consults are done via the phone, FaceTime, or zoom, CONSULTS ARE NOT DONE IN-SHOP. Please check your email for detailed instructions on how your artist will connect with you.
RESCHEDULING/CANCELATIONS: Bluebird Ink holds a strict 48 hour cancelation policy. Use the Cancel/Change button in your confirmation email to make changes.
**Cancelations made after the 48 hour window, or No Call/No-shows, may have up to the full service cost charged to the card on file. WE DO NOT OFFER RETURNS on services, or any pre-paid booking fees.
Please text the shop 502.324.3371 in case of last minute emergencies to reach your artist.
Please only bring YOURSELF on your tattoo day. Our artists want to give you their undivided attention so you can have the best tattoo possible. Having guests to take care of, other than yourself can be very distracting to the artist and may affect the final quality and the amount of time spent. If you are doing couple or best friend tattoos, you may come together if you are BOTH getting tattooed.
We follow KY states covid guidelines, and will be requiring all clients to wear a mask until the official guidance changes.
PERMANENT MAKEUP BOOKINGS
We do not REQUIRE a consult prior to booking a permanent makeup appointment.
Please book a consult if you have questions or would like to talk to an artist prior to booking, especially if you are a new client with previous work done elsewhere.
If you have been using Latisse, Grande Lash, Lash Boost, etc. in either the eye or brow area, please schedule at least 8 WEEKS OUT. Grow serums cause increased blood blood to the area, and can cause increased swelling and bleeding while working that will impact your final outcome.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BODY ART WITH OWNER/ARTIST LOUISA KLEINERT:
A phone or virtual consult is required prior to starting ANY NEW project or new addition that has not be drawn for, even if you are an existing client. A phone call can be scheduled if you would just like to ask some basic questions, prior to a consult. Please make all booking from our online booking page.
Louisa is usually booked 1-3 months out, please have realistic scheduling expectations. If you would like to be the first notified of any last minute openings/availabilities, join the Facebook group : "Bluebird Ink Cancelations".
Why is there a charge for consults? Louisa charges a separate design/booking fee that is billed at the time of your consult to cover the time and cost of drawing your project and holding your booking day/time secure.
Please be as detailed and thorough as possible when submitting information/plans for your tattoo. I rely on your notes to design your tattoo.
All drawing is done before your session. Minor changes may be made on the day of, but major edits will require rescheduling and a last minute rescheduling fee will be applied. Please communicate any wanted changes at least 24 hours before your appointment, do not wait until you come in.
IF you are booking a 3D nipple session, Please check out our mastectomy FACTS page.
Artistic Mastectomy Chest Tattoos are booked as a "Large Tattoo Consult", we will discuss your thoughts and begin the design process prior to booking your actual tattoo dates.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BODY ART WITH ARTIST BROOKE HUME:
If you are a new client or project with Brooke Hume:
1.Go to her website www.brookehume.com to understand her policies more in depth. Bluebird Ink upholds her policies as well as ours. She opens her books once a month to new clients. Her availability varies month to month.
You must submit an appointment request form FIRST, when her books open each month.
2.If your project is approved, she will then supply you with a private booking link.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BODY ART WITH APPRENTICE LYNDSEY ELLIOTT
A tattoo apprentice is a student who is learning and mastering the art of tattooing. Lyndsey is currently working with clients on projects that are within her skill set as she learns and masters techniques and concepts. Please schedule a consult with Lyndsey if you would like to be tattooed by her and help her grow.
OUR LOCATION & FACILITY
We are on Main St, on the second floor above the cheese shop "Cultured", in a Grey two-story building. You can access our shop via the yellow front door.
We are directly across the street from "Plumbers Supply."
Parking is on the street and usually found within 2 blocks. The parking lot next to us is private parking for Plumber Supply. Unfortunately, You will be towed if you park in that lot. If you are worried about parking please arrange a ride