Sorry for the interruption.

I am working to keep all existing appointments moving forward. If you were affected by the schedule interruption caused by the fire on April 1, 2019.

Thanks to the generous offers from just about every shop in Central IL, I have multiple options for booth space to work out of, and I intend to create a rotation between them.

I will email those affected and work to reschedule as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience and again for the generosity of our tattoo comunity.

Jesse

Ebb and Flow

My books are closed to new projects for a little bit.  If you have a piece in progress, I’ll be sending an email including the new scheduling passphrase early next week to the address you provided while scheduling your previous appointments.

Thanks for your continued support and encouragement – and check in with me as often as you like.  I plan to be improving the website content and releasing some merchandise (FINALLY!) in the next month.

-Jesse

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“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”

End of ’18. Added availability.

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I’ve added more available appointment dates for 2019 for those of you who have been looking to get a new tattoo.   The current password for anyone who doesn’t already have it is holdfast“.  Thanks for the continued support and patience.  Life is full and exciting and I’m looking forward to finishing some big projects, as well as starting some awesome new stuff.

See you soon,

Jesse

Dates added

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“Believe it or not, they’re pajamas!”

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I’m getting back into a groove here and thought I’d let some folks know I’ve opened up a bunch of new dates for tattoo appointments. Thanks!

Jesse

Now booking for Fall

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After some much needed R&R, I’m finally caught up with current projects (well, close enough) to start taking on new tattoos.  I’m going to open up availability over time so as to not overcrowd my schedule and allow for some time to draw and paint for pleasure, which is something I’ve missed being able to do.  Check back often, as I’ll be adding dates regularly.

I’ve simplified the booking process by eliminating the options for different session lengths, opting for a more universal appointment length.

The password for booking HAS been updated, so if you have work in progress you can submit an email to triedandtruedecatur@gmail.com for the new password and I’ll respond as quickly as possible.

Please make all NEW TATTOO requests using the form below, using the comment section to describe the tattoo you’re interested in getting:

Thanks everyone!

Jesse

 

 

Summer Update

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Hey everyone, I just wanted to drop a quick note to say that I appreciate your patience with my limited availability this summer.  The treehouse project is taking shape and I’ve really enjoyed being able to spend extra time with my kids.  I’m happy to say that despite the challenges of throttling down a steady workload, it’s been worth it by far —

It has been thanks to people like you that I am capable of doing this;

By checking in occasionally to catch an infrequent, sometimes unnecessarily cryptic update and being patient with me.

I appreciate it more than I can express.

Thank you.

As soon as I have a plan for returning to a full-time schedule I will post it here.  I will be updating/changing the booking password when I switch to keep booking restricted to active clients but I will also be taking new requests, to which the new password may be given.

 

Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart!

Have a great summer – be safe and stay close to your loved ones.

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Jesse

First pages and a clue.

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Lucky Strike means fine tobacco

Summer schedule is underway. I’ll be hit and miss at the shop. Booking is closed for new tattoos barring any cancellation or added dates. Thanks for all of your support, I’m thrilled with how things are shaping up. Lots and LOTS of new adventures in the works! Check back soon for more frequent updates.

New News and old news

OLD NEWS (… new news about old news)

I recently found a stack of old newspapers from the 40’s and 50’s…

which I found to be very interesting. Notice the Camel cigarette ad in the funny pages? Yeah.

So I thought I’d post little snippets of it as I go through it and share the news from this time capsule. Maybe some other person will find it as interesting as I do.

I’m chipping away at several nagging remodel jobs this week in hopes to be back in full force tattooing next week. Sorry for any communication lapses. I’ve been doing my best to at least get a response out to any messages I receive. Thanks for the amazing support, praise, and patience!

Thanks for looking!

Jesse

Now scheduling – current clients.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in scheduling an appointment for a tattoo. At this time I booking for new clients is closed.

[IMPORTANT ]

If you:

  • are currently in the process of getting a tattoo
  • have recently begun or resumed working on a large project or sleeve
  • have had a recent consultation

– please contact me for a password to gain access the appointment app.

I’ve temporarily suspend scheduling any new tattoo projects due to an overwhelming number of requests.

This is necessary in order for me to give the best effort toward each tattoo I do and never compromise just to make a buck.

If you have messaged me in any social media app or via email, please be patient. I am responding to messages in the order recieved as quickly as I can.

Scheduling new clients will resume as early as April, so check back for updates.

I believe this is the best way to guarantee the highest possible quality of my work.

To those who understand,

Thank you.

Jesse