Greetings, and thank you from the gloomy depths of our hearts for expressing an interest in having your artwork done here with us The Black Veil. We are so immensely grateful for each and everyone of you for your constant support and kindness, with that being said, we would also like to explain our booking process for appointment requests. As appreciative and grateful as we are for the volume of interest and inquiries received, we unfortunately being a studio consisting of only two artists, are not able to accommodate every request received. In order to make the process more efficient;
In your email, please include:
A description of the tattoo design you want
Approximate size and dimensions, in inches
Placement (which body part and where on that part)
Any reference images (knowing that we will not copy an exact image, but to use as a reference point of what you like visually in terms of style, color, coverage, etc)
I emailed, now what?
We receive an overwhelmingly large volume of emails that we try our very best to respond to when we are not working directly with clients (or during our own personal time) typically emails will receive replies in batches a week or two at time. Therefore, it is not uncommon to wait up to two weeks for a reply. We do our best to reply to as many emails as possible, but getting to all of them sometimes is just not possible for us, so to everyone who follows booking instructions, you're welcome to continue resending an email if you do not hear back within a month, but please do not call the shop or resend if you have not heard back in 2 or 3 days. Our books open and close monthly, and typically we wish to book one month at a time only. If you are trying to align your appointment with travel dates please send your email request at least a month prior (for example send your e-mail before September if you wish to be tattooed in October). And please include your desired timeframe so that we may accommodate you the best that we possibly can. Thank you.
Why did my appointment request get rejected?
We are fortunate to receive more requests for tattoo work than we can accommodate at any given time, so please don’t take it personally. If your design does not fit within the artist's specialties, or they simply can't take on any new work at the moment, they will decline. We have to turn away some work because we will not compromise quality or time spent with clients to take on a higher volume. We want you to end up with an artist that has the time, interest and ability to give you the attention your tattoo deserves, and who will do an amazing job at it, even if they don't work in our studio.
We are a slow-service establishment.
There is no way around our booking process and there are not any shortcuts to getting an appointment here. We thank you for your patience.
We have best self described our work as “black and gray for the grim hearted” focusing solely on one of a kind macabre inspired tattoos. Our studio only works within the realm of black and gray with the use of white ink highlights.
For example if you are looking for a full color tattoo or something not within the realm of our portfolios this may not be the studio suitable your desired tattoo.
We’ve always found ourselves drawn to the darker aspects of both life, death and the macabre. For us there has always been elements of immense beauty to be found there, and it has always seemed to wrap us up and hold us close. Our artwork draws very heavy influences from the death & mourning etiquette of New England’s Victorian past times as well as the energy and history of our home, Salem, Massachusetts. Our illustrations manifest a deep fascination for capturing a glimpse through the keyhole of a veil between two worlds.
Come forth and capture a glimpse through the keyhole of a veil between two worlds, to a place of sprawling gardens and looming shadows never to be at rest. Drift on willingly throughout our colossal foyer and amongst a vast variety of beautifully grim artists, clothing designers and jewelry vendors. Photograph candidly amidst the realm in which you find yourself. Within these gable walls you will not find the day, only the dimness of clocks where time itself will refrain. We are the black veil, we roam the night.