“If you can dream it and describe it, we can tattoo it.”
Welcome to Ritualistics!
Our tattoo artists are capable of a wide variety of styles to suit all of your tattooing needs. From blackwork to full colour, as a fully custom shop, Ritualistics can do it all.
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for our on-line portfolios.
The tattoo procedure in a nutshell:
1. Select your artist
2. Call (780) 413-8434 to book your consultation or use our online booking system here.
3. Show up for your consult, place your deposit, book your tattoo appointment.
4. Come for your tattoo appointment(s) bathed, sober and with a full belly.
5. Heal your tattoo.
6. Become a rockstar.
Your first step in getting a tattoo at Ritualistics is to pick your artist. Portfolios are available on our website or in the studio. Each artist at Ritualistics has styles or subjects that she specializes in. It is important to select the artist that best suits what you would like to have tattooed.
Once you have selected your artist, you will want to book an in-person consultation with that person (if you live far out of town, please refer to our "Out Of Towners" section at the bottom of this page).
Consults are best booked by calling the shop at 780 413-8434. We also have an online booking system for booking tattoo consultations if you prefer, just click the button below. Our consultations are free of charge (but please don’t waste our time by booking and then not showing up). Please note if you wish to book a consult with Lauren, please e-mail her directly (scroll down to the bottom of the page for her e-mail).
When you come in for your consultation, you will want to bring any and all reference pictures/images/ideas that you have for your tattoo. You and your artist will go through this material to figure out what you will be getting done. At this time you will also discuss placement and size requirements of your design; as well as a budget and time estimation. At the end of your consultation, you will book either an art-view (to preview your design) or your actual tattoo appointment. We require a deposit to book both types of appointments.
Now that you’ve had your consult and booked your appointment, it’s time for the artists to do their magic. All our tattooing is custom work, which means that each and every tattoo is hand-drawn by our artists. So while you’re eagerly awaiting your tattoo date, your artist will be busy creating your unique design. Your artwork will be made available to you, either through an art-view appointment or e-mail, before you come in for your actual tattoo appointment. This allows for time for last-minute design tweaks; and prevents unhappy situations.
So it’s finally tattoo day! Hazah! You will want to come to your tattoo appointment clean, sober and with a full belly. Snacks, beverages and comfortable clothing are also a good idea. If you must bring a friend with you, please keep it to one as we have limited space available in the tattoo area. All children should be left at home. At the end of your appointment, your artist will go over our aftercare procedures with you as well as give you a pamphlet to bring home.
If you have any concerns about your tattoo while it is healing, please contact Ritualistics and we will be glad to help you out. No questions are stupid questions. If you have a health/healing concern outside of regular business hours, please use the messaging portion of our Facebook page and we will do our best to get back to you asap.
If it is just too far for you to travel to come to Ritualistics for your in-person consultation, we can do your consultation and art-view process over e-mail. We will require you e-transfer us the deposit fee before we can book your actual tattoo date or generate any artwork. All e-transfers should be sent to [email protected]
Ritualistics charges $150 per hour.
Our minimum charge for anything 30 minutes or less is $110.
Any tattoo above our minimum charge is subject to a $25 supply fee.
(Example: Your tattoo took 2 hours. So that’s $300 (at $150/hr) plus $25 and GST = $341.25).
Deposit Policy & FAQ
Ritualistics requires a deposit to hold your tattoo appointment time and must be put down before any artwork will be done. Deposits are non-refundable, and will be taken off the final cost of your tattoo.
The deposit confirms your commitment to the tattoo; and in the case of a no-show, last minute cancellation or postponement, will be used to compensate the artist for their work and prep already done.
If you need to rebook your appointment, you must contact us two full business days before your appointment. We will make exceptions for remarkable situations (death in the family; serious flu etc.).
The size of the tattoo determines the cost of the deposit. Deposits for smaller tattoos are $50; larger pieces range from $100 - $250. You and your artist will discuss the deposit fee during your consultation appointment.
“Why does Ritualistics require I pay a deposit?”
All of our tattoo work is hand-drawn by our artists outside of the time we spend at the shop. As subcontractors, our artists only get paid when they tattoo, not for the hours spent creating the initial design. The deposit lets us know that you are serious, and that we won’t be wasting our time drawing something that will never come to fruition.
“Can my deposit be refunded?”
No. 99.99% of the time. We can make exceptions for extreme circumstances (moving out of province, death in the family) as long as no artwork has begun.
“How can I pay for my deposit?”
Ritualistics accepts cash and debit only. If you’re from out of town, please refer to our "Out Of Towners" section above.
“If you can dream it and describe it, we can tattoo it.”