The Most Awarded Tattoo Artist in NY
Matt is an Army infantry veteran who began his tattooing career in a street shop. Having to adapt to many different artistic styles and influences, the result is his high-intensity fusion of illustrative and realistic elements. Matt's artwork always turns heads, not only because of how stunning it looks, but because of the beautiful confidence it instills in his clients. Matt has over 150 tattoo awards, wouldn't you like to say that your tattoo won some gold?
Matt is known especially for his cover-ups. His clever approach treats the old tattoo as the structure for which the new tattoo is disguising. When Matt covers another tattoo, there's no way to see what was there previously. Many artists just slap a tattoo on top of the old one, allowing the covered artwork to resurface, which in Matt's opinion, is completely unacceptable. If you're looking to cover something, it's because it wasn't a good tattoo/choice to begin with, or has unpleasant memories attached, and the goal should be get rid of any reminders, and not let them show through.
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Matt is a well known artist, because of this his schedule is very tight. Please look at all of the artists working at Oculus, as Matt can't tattoo every client. Matt is only taking large scale (multi session) projects and cover-ups at this time.
Matt's standard rate is $250/hr, he also has a $700/3hr session, as well as $1,400/6hr session. Portrait tattoos (of people) are $1,000 minimum, regardless of size. Military and veterans will receive 10% off his standard rate.
To book an appointment Matt requires a non-refundable $250 cash deposit. The deposit is to secure each of your appointments and is deducted from your final tattoo session. Matt requires a minimum 10 working day notice to reschedule (Matt works 4 days a week, therefore this period is nearly 3 weeks). Failure to reschedule in the given time frame will result in forfeiture of deposit, and termination as a client. Show up for your appointment on time, sober and clean.
Matt will turn down some projects. He believes every tattoo should be unique, and every client deserves something just for them. There are many tattoo themes that have been overdone. As a result, Matt will no longer accept tattoos that include clocks, gears, pocket watches/compasses, silhouettes, angels vs demons, any thing "watercolor," praying hands, phoenixes, money as a rose, bars of music, family crests, or krakens. He will also turn away anything hateful, drug related or generally a bad idea. He will not tattoo portraits unless the photograph is a high resolution digital file. Matt will not work with anyone who is pushy, overly particular or disrespectful, a tattoo from Matt should be a fun and comfortable experience, for both artist and client.
Matt and Oculus receive many tattoo requests (especially during tax season). You may not get an immediate reply, be patient, we will get to you in the order received.
A $250 deposit is required to book an appointment, this deposit will remain untouched until the final tattoo session, as it secures each appointment. Deposits are non-refundable, and will be forfeited if you do not show up for your appointment, or fail to reschedule 10 working days prior to appointment date.
SCHEDULE A CONSULT WITH MATT
Matt books out weeks-months in advance. His rate $250/hr with a 3 hr minimum. Portraits are automatically $1,000. Cancelation/reschedule requests must be made 10 working days in advance.