Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s the scoop

If you have questions that are not answered here. Shoot me an email ransom@ransombackus.com

where do you tattoo?

I am currently working out of a private studio in the Treme neighborhood, in New Orleans. I also travel to New York often, as well as national and international tattoo conventions and guest spots.

How Do I Set up an appointment?

Please fill out the consultation form on the Contact Page. I will email you back.

Do You Require a Retainer/Deposit?

I do. Retainers/Deposits are for the agreed project and are non-refundable. It is not an extra fee. The Retainer/Deposit is applied to the final session of your tattoo. Deposits will be forfeited for no call no shows. (Which I hate doing, so please, let’s no waste each other’s time.) Smaller projects require a $100 deposit. Larger projects require $200-500, depending on the size.

what do you charge?

$200 per hour or $1000 flat rate for the day (6-8 hours) and my minimum is $100.

what do you recommend for aftercare?

I recommend you remove your bandage after at least one hour. Then clean gently with a basic fragrance free soap, examples would be Dial or Ivory. Rinse and blot dry with a new paper towel. Then apply a minimal amount of Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion with Aloe. Repeat 3 to 5 times daily.

will you remake Someone else's tattoo on me?

The short answer is NO. I think my clients deserve to have a custom piece drawn and tattooed on them. I am happy to use any reference images you have found as inspiration, but would much prefer to make you something original. You deserve it. That being said I do make exceptions. For example, I would do my best to recreate a deceased relatives tattoo, for you.

do you accept tips?

I never expect to be tipped, however I always appreciate it. I accept tips in the form of Diet Coke, Size 11 Nike's or Cash.