Changes to My Scheduling

For some time now I have been feeling overwhelmed. I have tried in the past to cut back on the number of new projects that I am taking on and while it has helped some…. the time has come to do something a bit more drastic.

I apologize in advance to any who may feel slighted. I am not judging you or your tattoo. I am not telling you that there is anything wrong with the style of tattoo that you would like.

What I am doing is cutting back on the projects that I am doing and focusing on a smaller variety of tattoos.

So for the foreseeable future I will be doing:

Portraits and Realistic Work

Custom Celtic Designs

Figurative, Pin-up and Fairies

No Outline Color & Black and Grey Work

Medical Tattooing (Reconstructive)

continuing work on existing clients

I will not be doing:

Reworks and Cover-Ups


Regular “outline” Tattoos

Small Single Point Tattoos

Japanese style Work

Text or Word based designs

Tribal (still)

Any tattoo pulled off of an existing tattoo on the internet

Anything that is not open for artistic interpretation or improvement

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and ask. There are a whole bunch of exceptionally talented artists at both of the shops. The time has come for me to step back on my tattooing and pass more projects along to them.


~ by justteejay on February 15, 2010.

16 Responses to “Changes to My Scheduling”

  1. Hi TeeJay I’m interested in getting a fairly large back piece..(above bra strap to spanning to arms )
    The main focus on a Mucha print: Night’s Rest from the times of day series. with alot of Art Nouveau add ons. I have definite ideas for the center but very open for creativity for the rest. I have it all together I just have to find a scanner.
    What I liked about your work was your ability to create movement within fabric.
    I’ve met with others and have been blown off, ripped off and pissed off. ..grrrr I understand about being to busy!! trust me, if you are uninterested I would respect your honesty, and possible direction, and recommendations.
    If you need more info. I’ll do my best to give/get it to you.
    Thanks!!! Diana

  2. HI TJ………. Like a ghost from the past….. Do I still count as an existing client. Hmmmm, I’m a client and I think I exist! I recently hit the big 50 and a few life challenges have inspired me to potentially collaborate with you on a custom piece that makes a positive statement about recent life/health challenges…. I joined you once again in the never say never category! Hope all is very positive with you! All my best. ml

  3. Diana, I will give you a call and we can talk.

    Mike, you are better (worse?) than an existing client – You’re an old friend. I’ll still work on you… but if your idea is stupid, I’ll just tell you so and not do it šŸ™‚ I’ve known you too long to worry about hurting your feelings! You have to be used to me by now.

    Talk to you both soon,

  4. TeeJay,
    Love your philosophy and respect your need for contained hours. I am quickly approaching my 40th b-day and would like new ink to represent me. I have a general idea of what I want that incorporates fae and gemini but I am not an artist more of an idea-I-see-it-in-my-mind kinda gal so would love to talk to a true artist and see what they could pull from my brain and design for me. Thanks in advance for the time to read and possibly get back to me.

  5. TeeJay,
    I found you! It didn’t take that long either. You are a HUGE
    blessing in my life!
    Love ya,

  6. Teejay, hey honey. Its been a while how have you been? I was wondering when you would have some time to sit down with me because I’d love to get another piece done by you. I realize you said existing customers so I’m not sure if I qualify under that category or not but I’d love to continue business with you. Either way, I’d love to hear from you. Hope all is going well.

  7. TJ.. From what I can see you and the rest of the artists are very talented and should be proud of all the work you do for people. I am very sad that you are not excepting new clients at this time as a good friend of mine as well as yours ( jeff list ) told me about you and your work. I hope to be intouch with you as I will be looking to see when you are excepting new clients . Thanks have a great day

  8. Hi tj, for a ive been wanting to get a tattoo, and have been searching for the right artist to do it.. today i was told to look up your work and it is absolutely amazing. With that said, i would greatly appreciate it if you could send me an email about when youll be looking to get into setting up appointments again. I am looking to get a native american theamed tattoo.. most likely a realistic( not cartoony) dream catcher in remembrance of my grandpa. thank you so much:)


  9. Hi Teejay, You were referred to me by a friend and I see you are cutting back which I totally understand. So I am asking for some advice since I know nothing about tattoos. I am a breast cancer survivor ( not quite a year) and I did manage to train though out the ordeal and complete my first Ironman this past July. I was thinking of combining some type of Ironman logo, breast cancer ribbon, maybe triathlon figures into a tattoo, I am not sure. I do not know what kind of tattoo category this fits into or what other artist at your shop might have experience in this area. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might start??

    • Barbara,
      What I always recommend is that you (or anyone) look at the artists portfolios first. We have a group of amazing artists split between two locations. All of them do beautiful work – and like all artists in any field, they all have their own styles.
      If you look through the portfolios in person or online, you will get a feel for each artists’ style and taste. Find the one that is closest to how you imagined your tattoo to look – then contact that artist and talk with them about your idea. If you have any questions at all, please let me know. And congratulations on your first Ironman!!!

  10. Dear TeeJay,
    Interested in your interpretation of Jen D “Warrior” on my back or chest I live in Syracuse and for you I would be more than happy to drive however long it might take hope it is a project that you might enjoy .. kbs

    • Kelly,
      I have been out of town, so I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.
      I am not familiar with Jed D’s work unless that is Jen Delyth, in which case I am not familiar with the Warrior piece. If you would like to get back to me here or directly through email we can talk about your ideas further.

      • Yes TeeJay it is a Jen Delyth work (Warrior) and you can see it on her site. Hope your holidays were nice…. Kelly

  11. teejay..
    Your work is simply BRILLIANT!!!…(If we lived in the same country, I would have no further tattoos done, unless they were done by you!!…)

    • Cath,
      Thank you so very much : ) Maybe some day I will make it to your side of the pond and we can see what we can do there!
      Best of everything to you
      ~ TeeJay

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