Your Appointment


I highly recommend taking care of your skin in the days leading up to your appointment! Regularly exfoliate and moisturize the area to be tattooed, and make sure to drink lots of water. Your skin will be much easier to tattoo if it is hydrated, meaning your tattoo will go faster and look better! 

Make sure to get a good night's sleep and eat a filling meal before you come in for your appointment. Avoid excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption the night before and day of your appointment.


What to Bring

  • A valid, government-issued photo ID.
  • A mask to wear during your appointment.
  • Card or cash to pay for the tattoo. (I do not accept Venmo/Paypal/etc for tattoo appointments.)
  • Clothing that allows easy access to the area we are going to tattoo, and that won't be ruined by possible ink stains.
  • Drinks and snacks if we have a longer appointment.
  • If you want, entertainment or distractions such as a book to read, headphones for listening to a podcast or watching a show, etc. I find that I work best when I do not try to maintain a conversation while tattooing, so I am usually pretty quiet while I work. (Please don't take it personally! I'm just terrible at multitasking and tattooing requires all of my focus to do well!)


The Studio

La Petite Tattoo is a private, all-female studio, and we aim to create a calm and comfortable environment for all of our clients. The studio is located at 4506 SE Belmont St in Portland, Oregon. We are inside the Old Belmont Square building, on the second floor at the top of the stairs.

We do not have dedicated parking, however there is plenty of free street parking in the neighborhood. Most of the spaces on Belmont are 1 or 2-hour parking, so I recommend parking on the side streets to the north or south.

Unfortunately there is not an elevator in the building, so if you require a more accessible space, please let me know and I can make other arrangements for your appointment.


A Note to my Clients

I want you to feel in control of what we do to your body, and I never want you to feel rushed to make a decision or pressured to get a tattoo you don’t want. I may give advice on what I think works best, but I will always give you final say in the decisions we make. I do my best to communicate my intentions and check in throughout the process, and I want you to feel empowered to speak up if there’s anything you’re not sure of. I do not pack my schedule, so we have plenty of time to adjust the stencil, take breaks, etc. I will never hold it against you if you decide not to get a tattoo, if you need to reschedule to have more time to think about it, or if you want to end a session early for any reason.

I strive to provide a safe space for all of my clients, regardless of gender, race, body type, age, ability, etc. If there is anything I can do to make your experience more comfortable, please let me know! If I or my shopmates ever say or do anything that makes you feel unsafe, please let me know if you are comfortable doing so! I am always open to feedback so that I can provide the best possible experience for all my clients.