Thank you for your interest in working together to create the best tattoo for you.

I am now based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I make regular tattoo trips to San Francisco throughout the year.


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. If that is not possible, 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. At the time of your consult, you will make a cash deposit of $80-$200cad, depending on the size/complexity of your tattoo. You can also e-transfer. 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 $200hr + 5%GST, $100cad minimum. I accept cash and e-transfers.


Hello hometown! I usually make about 4-5 tattoo trips to SF each year. To be placed on my SF list, please email with your subject line as: SF Tattoo – your name. 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. I usually send out a sign up email about a month ahead of each trip. Thank you for your patience. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also check Instagram@sammcwilliams and Facebook Sam McWilliams Tattoo.

SF Rates are $200hr, $100usd minimum. SF appts require a $100- $200usd non-refundable deposit via Paypal or Venmo Sam-McWilliams-1

Thank you and I look forward to meeting you.

© Sam McWilliams 2021