Thank you for your interest in working together to create the best tattoo for you. It is my goal to meet each client with care and respect.

For 2017 I am based out of Electro-LadyLux Tattoo in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I will visit Mermaids Tattoo in San Francisco, CA roughly every other month starting in January.


Please visit my scheduling page, to book a free consult or your tattoo appointment. A consult is a session we use to meet and go over your tattoo ideas together, usually about 15 minutes. I prefer to meet you in person for your consult, but if that is not possible for you, you can book a consult appointment, and I will call you during the consult time. Please note on your intake form in what manner you would like to meet for your consult. At the time of your consult, you will make a cash deposit of $80-$200cad, depending on the size/complexity of your tattoo. The deposit is non-refundable, and goes toward the cost of your tattoo. Once we discuss your idea we can plan your tattoo date.

Some simple/straightforward tattoos do not need in person consults, if you believe this to be the case, feel free to book an appt and we can discuss it via email or phone before your appt. Most cover-up tattoos require an in-person consult. I do often reserve time for walk-ins. Feel free to drop in or call the shop, (604) 488-0284, noon – 6pm, on the days I am posted on the scheduling page. I do make additional appointments on other days and weekends. Please feel free to email if you do not see a time that works for you, .

Vancouver rates are $180hr + 5%GST, $100cad minimum. Electro-LadyLux is a cash only shop. I will also accept e-transfers.


Hello! I will post my SF travel dates on Instagram @sammcwilliams and Facebook Sam McWilliams Tattoo. I usually post my next dates in the last week of the month for the following month. To be placed on my SF list, please email with your subject line as: SF Tattoo – your name. Thank you for your patience; I will get back to you as soon as possible. I save some spots for smaller tattoos, 1 – 2 hours, for each SF trip. Please write SF – small tattoo – month – your name in your subject line.

SF Rates are $200hr, $100usd minimum. SF appts require a $100-$200usd non-refundable deposit via Paypal , Squarecash $SamMcWilliams, or an old-school mailed check to Sam McWilliams, Mermaids Tattoo, 3032 Mission Street, SF, CA, 94110.

Thank you and I look forward to meeting you.

© Sam McWilliams 2019