Each Artist is responsible for their own schedule.


On occasion we are available for a walk in or same day appointment but to insure the best tattoo it pays to schedule ahead.


Shop minimum is $100 and all tattooers hourly rate is $150 an hour.


A 100 dollar non-refundable deposit must be made for all appointments or to get on the wait list. The money will go towards the last session. If your tattoo is only one session then it will go towards that appointment. If its 9 sessions it will go towards the 9th. Your deposit will only be forfeited if one or more of the following occur.

– More than 6 months pass with out an appointment or communication

– Rescheduling an appointment more than twice

– Failure to appear for a scheduled appointment, without 48 hour notice.

This policy is meant to insure you are as dedicated to your tattoo as we are. If circumstances arise that are out of your control, please be call, text AND email to let us know whats going on.

No drawing will be done with out a deposit. Please be sure you know what you want. If we labor over a design based on our discussion and then you decide, instead of a pin up girl you want a tribal arm band, another deposit will need to be made. (please don’t ask for a tribal arm band).

Also please look through our artists work and make sure you have chosen the right tattooer for you.  We are all fairly diverse in our abilities, but if you don’t see the style of art you want please ask ahead of time to make sure it is something we feel comfortable doing.

Our only rule is that it will look good in the years to come.  A lot of tattooers are  more interest in a a quick buck. That won’t happen at Monocle. We will choose not to make the money over giving you a tattoo that  will look bad in a couple years.


Schedules fluctuate depending on the season and artist. Spring summer has a longer wait time than fall and winter.  Weekend availability is more limited than weekdays. We work very diligently on every tattoo and treat each as if it were our own. Please understand that that effort takes time. We do our very best to not have anyone waiting too long. We look forward to hearing your ideas.


Contact your artist.


James works by Appointment only.

Deposits can be paid to James via Paypal –,  Venmo – @monocletattoo or Credit Card – call the shop 323-839-0686 . 


Joe works Fri, Sat and every other Sunday.

Deposits can be paid to Joe via Pay Pal – or Venmo – @joesavva


Marlaina works Tues, Wed, Thurs and every other Saturday.

Deposits can be paid via Pay Pal –  or Venmo – @MarlainaMortatiArt