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EDIT 3-22-2015 I am available for professional freelance commissions. Please send me a note at for additional information. 
I do license my designs.  Please send me a specific proposal or project when inquiring. 
If you are interested in a regular commission (those listed below), you can fill out this form:…
By filling out this form you are entered into a waitlist lottery. 

Tattoo Designs- $50+
*My tattoo design prices start at $50
:star: General Pricing Guide (please note that this is just a general guide. Any design could potentially be more or less.)
-Small designs- (forearm, ankle, ect.) $50-$65+
-Medium designs (Calf, Arm, chest, ect)- $65-$125+
-Shoulder designs- $75-$125+
-Half back designs- $100-$200+
-Full Back designs- $300-$500+
-Sleeves- $100-$250+
-RibCage/Long leg pieces- $100-$250+
If you have something in mind that does not fall under these categories, of course feel free to ask.

contact me for a quote

:star: General Tattoo FAQ
Q: Can I use a pre-existing design for a tattoo?
A: Using pre-existing artwork for personal use is a serious topic. You must ask me prior to getting the design. Designs that were previous commissions are off limits. Buying the rights to use the design as a tattoo is $10 USD. That fee covers one time, limited use (tattoo) rights that will protect both you and the tattooist from any copyright disputes. 

Q: Can I tweak a pre-existing design for a personal tattoo?
A: Please do not do this. I put great effort and time into my designs to get them to look the way I want them. That is the way they are meant to be displayed. If you would like a similar design with edits, you may commission me for a custom design. 

Q: Will others be able to use my design?
A: I do not condone other people besides the paying commissioner to use the design as a tattoo. I can not help art thieves who may try and steal the design. To prevent this, I can place large watermarks over the design for an extra $50. The reason for this somewhat hefty fees is that I get continual business by posting my art online. Large watermarks hinder the viewership that I receive, thus limiting the number of potential clients who see my work. 
I do sell prints and merchandise of completed tattoos at conventions.
I still retain the copyrights to completed designs. The tattoo design is still yours, but I hold the copyrights.

Q: How many revisions do I get when paying for a design?
A: The client has 2 included major revisions to the initial sketch. After that, there may be a fee for additional revisions. 
Revisions to a finished colored piece are a bit trickier. I ask that commissioners are very specific when describing the colors that they wish to have represented. I will go back and make color corrections if I have made a major flaw on my part (i.e. the commissioner asks for a blue rose and I paint a red one) or if the color correction is relatively minor (i.e. the commissioner would like the colors desaturated).
I will not tweak sections of a tattoo's color for the sake of 'seeing how it will look'. I can do this for an additional fee. Please note that this is normally something that should be discussed with your tattooist. 

Q: Why is there a + sign after each price?
There are always instances in which a design may be more expensive that the typical price range. Always ask for a quote before assuming a price. 

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for what happens after I complete your design. Where you go to get your tattoo design done, and who tattoos your design is YOUR business. Please remember that it is best to carefully research tattooists to find someone whose work you admire. Going to a rinky-dink tattoo parlor and paying $100 for a tattoo will 9/10 times produce poor results. I am not to blame for this, so please do not try and complain to me if your completed tattoo does not look like the design I gave you. 
Howling Wolf Triad by Lucky978Rose Design by Lucky978Sparrow and Lily Design by Lucky978Lily and Rose Tattoo Design by Lucky978Dreamcatcher by Lucky978

Wolves and Icons Tattoo by Lucky978Mystic Fox Tattoo by Lucky978

9x12 inch illustration with no background- $100+
*Multiple characters, full body poses and style will factor into the price.
Dragon and Wolf Color Splash Design by Lucky978Watercolor Wolf Design (on ebay) by Lucky978Rainbow Goldfish Print by Lucky978

9x12 inch with background $150+
Vertigo Commission by Lucky978Throwback Dragons: Haku by Lucky978

11x14 inch: 
No Background- $125+
Background- $200+

Space by Lucky978Space Narwhal by Lucky978

No Background- $150-250+
Background- $300-500+

My Tie-Dye Dragon by Lucky978Space Wolves by Lucky978Shades of Purple by Lucky978Regal Howling Wolf by Lucky978

Bigger Sizes, Obscure sizes, Canvas and More- Note me for a special quote

Custom sizes include:

2.5x3.5 inches (ACE0)
8x10 inches
11x17 inches
22x30 inches 

Please note that I have a minimum working fee of $35. I do not take commissions under this price. The reason for this is that time spent communicating with the client, material costs, preparation time, and working time are not worth the headache for less than this amount. This means that, yes, ACEO cards start at $35. Sketches start at $35. Lineart starts at $35. 

If you want to possibly find my original work cheaper, feel free to check out my online store where I occassionaly sell ACEO cards and sketches at a discounted price. 




Ordering a commission is simple  
Just Follow these steps:
1) Read over my Commission page. Make sure to understand my policies, prices, ect.
2) Be sure that my commissions are open. This can be found with my Art Status information
3) Send me a note with what you have in mind (be as detailed as necessary), and I will get back to you as soon as I can with a price quote 

Miscellaneous Questions

Will you draw anything?  
A: No, I will not. I will consider all commission requests, but please do not be offended if I turn away a commission. I am still a student and there are some things that I do not feel confident enough to produce at an acceptable skill level. I draw people, but people take me about 100x more energy and time than other subjects. Because of this I charge A LOT more for them.
I will not draw overly sexualized subjects. Cuddling, kissing, and nuzzling are perfectly fine.
I do not mind drawing blood and gore. Please no hateful subject matter though (send me a note if you aren't sure).
I do not depict self harm (cutting, references to suicide) unless the meaning behind it is a positive message (i.e. overcoming self harm)
Always feel free to send me a note if you are unsure if the subject matter is something I will draw.

Paying For a Commission

Star! Payment? How does that work?
I prefer to use paypal. Even if you do not have an account, you can still use a debit card/credit card with Paypal. It is fast, easy, and safe.
I do not require payment in advance unless it is a pricey order. For orders over $100, I require a partial downpayment after the initial sketch is complete so that I know you are serious about the commission and being able to pay. Once I finish the item, I will post it on deviantART Stash with a watermark and ask for the payment. Once I receive payment, I will send the commissioner a clean, unwatermarked version of the work and ship the original. Failure to pay will result in your item not being shipped, and a possible auction/resale of your item. 

Star! What is Paypal?
Paypal is a safe, fast, and user friendly site for making online payments. You do not need to sign up for an account to make a payment through paypal. It is the site that Ebay, Etsy, and many other online stores use for their checkout process. 

Star! I don't have a card...I can't use Paypal.
If you are younger, and don't have your own debit or credit card, then perhaps ask your parents before making a purchase. They might be able to help you, and make a purchase for you. Always ask your parents' permission before making an online purchase!

Star! Do you accept payment plans? 
Unless the order is unusually pricey, I do not accept payment plans. Be sure that you are capable of paying for a commission before it is ordered.

Star! Why do you not accept point Commissions?
Art is how I make a living. I can't make a real income off of points.

Cancellation Policy

If an item is cancelled, it will not be finished or posted. If you have already paid a downpayment for an order over $50, you will not be issued a refund. This is a kill fee that covers the time and effort that I have already put into the order. Please, please, please do not order something that you think will need to be cancelled.
Cancelled items that have been started will most likely be tweaked into other pieces, personal projects, or used in some other way. Canceled items will not be shipped to the client, nor are they to be used by the client. 

Work Policy

All commissions come with 2 revisions to the original sketch as long as the revision is within the confines of what the commissioner asked for originally. I am not, for example, going to redraw a tiger if the commissioner originally asks for a wolf. I will of course tweak the pose, design elements, ect. 
A complete change in order (such as in the case of changing a tiger to a wolf) constitutes a cancellation of the old project. I will retain the kill fee, and you may order a new commission. 
Once the sketch is okayed, major revisions can NO LONGER be made. The commissioner must make sure they accurately describe how they would like the commission colored.
Minor color alterations can be made upon completion of the commission if I incorrectly something such as a marking. Images WILL NOT be entirely recolored unless for some reason a major mistake is made on my part. 

Once I finish the image, I will present the finished image to the commissioner with watermarks. This will allow the commissioner to review the commission and okay the final result. Watermarks will not be taken off the image until the commissioner pays for the remainder of the commission. If for some reason the commissioner refuses to pay the remainder of the commission, the commission will not be shipped and watermarks will not be removed. 

The blacklist is a list of people (not to be made public) who are not allowed to order future commissions for severe reasons. There are very few ways to become blacklisted, as I am a pretty easy going person.
1. Refusal to pay- I have completed your commission to your liking, but you refuse to pay.
2. Rude or Obscene behavior- I don't consider pickiness or strong opinions to be considered 'rude'. Cussing (at me), name calling, abusive language... this is what I am talking about.
3. Other extreme circumstances that may become obvious to me if they arise

Terms of Service
Please Read carefully to understand what both party's rights are when ordering a commission.

:star: Artist Rights: The artist (Katy Lipscomb) retains all copyrights to the image. This includes the right to sell prints or other merchandise, the right to reproduce the image, the right to claim the image as her own, the right to display the work in her portfolio and the right to license the image to third parties.

If you are uncomfortable with me reproducing your commission for prints, this can be negotiated for an extra cost. The vast majority of my revenue comes from print sales, so understand that this will reflect considerably in the pricing structure.

:star: Client Rights:

For Original Artwork

The client is ordering the original (physical) copy of the artartwork. The client retains the right to resell the original artwork in an unaltered state with the certificate of authenticity if one was provided. Work before May 2015 may not include a certificate. 
The client has the right to use the artwork  for personal uses such as desktop screensavers and personal blogs or websites. The image may be altered by cropping for the use of an icon on a website or forum (non commercial use only). When posting full artwork online, the artwork must be a low resolution file or watermarked with the artist's signature included and a link back to the image either here on deviantART or Facebook.
The client may not claim the artwork as their own. 

Artwork for a Specific Purpose (tattoo designs, apparel designs, commercial work)

The client is paying for specific usage rights for a specific purpose. The clients retains the rights specified in the initial agreement. The client is not ordering the original work of art, unless negotiated. 

:star: Negotiation of Rights: All rights can be negotiated or bought for an additional fee. Please consult the Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines for a good resource for budgeting a certain project, or ask me and I can walk you through how much certain rights and terms cost. 

Some rights that can be discussed and purchased:
-The right to reproduce or sell on merchandise (royalty fees may be expected on top of normal commission fees)
-The right to use for the promotion of a brand or business (such as logos, banners, ect)
-Exclusive rights for a prescribed period of time (rights that prohibit the selling of the image to third parties)

:star: I DO NOT accept buyouts. This means that under no circumstances (unless the the job is worth the headache) will I sell all of my rights to a client. 

:star: The selling of rights is a separate transaction than the selling of an original piece of art. Understand that working under a contract with negotiated rights will reflect in the cost of the job. 

By placing an order for a commission, you are stating that you understand and accept these terms. 

Current Commissions 
  1. Curious Kris (50%)

2. Patrick Rilely (Raven with Mysterious Background and haunted house, working on sketch)
3. Fiona Buckman (email, consulting)
4. dracos666 (wolf, otter, dragon tattoo)

PENDING (contacted but have not yet responded):

1. Jack Stevens (Pending)

2. owlloverjen (Pending)

3. Laura Daniela Pulido Daza (Pending) 

4.  Niccoll (Pending)

5. Chybo (Pending) 

6. Little Green Men (Pending)

8. BlaCk-FounTaiN-9086 (Pending)

11. sexyvamp

12. scitzchick

13. Emma Soanes

14. Rachel Cooke- (Pending)

15. Adam Harris


4. youkai45

5. delapsus1992

6. John (compass tattoo, email)

7. Penny Ballantyne (facebook)

8. Caris Lydia Yorkston

9. Mike Wohlrab

10. Vividi

11. Kelsey Bjork

12. Jayme Rider

13. Khamerta 

14. WolfSongLuna

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itsjustdani Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so excited for you and the demand that you are getting for your work.  Congratulations!  I'm ready to jump at the chance to commission you as soon as you open your commissions up again.  Then again, I'm also really tempted to just sponsor you on Patreon and skip the wait.  It is very, very tempting.  I do have some questions I would like to ask you about the $250 perk before I commit to spending that kind of money.  Would it be better to contact you via note, email, or here on this thread?  Thank you!
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey there! I do apologize for not getting back to you immediately.  Sometimes my notes on deviantART get lost in the shuffle.  Feel free to send me at note to and we can discuss things further <3
TessaMC Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I've been dying for a wolf tattoo but nothing has really spoken to me until I saw your "164 - lunar wolf". I am absolutely in love with the piece! Not 100% sure if I truly want a tattoo like that but if and when I do, would you mind if I used your art? I don't think it's a commission and I am more than willing to pay you whatever price you feel is necessary to avoid copyright problems. Hope to hear from you soon and hope that we can do business!
thepuglife Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So glad you have this page!
Cressela Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Hi! I'm considering commisioning you, and I'm wondering how much you expect to increase prices by when slots open again. I love your art, and want to know how much money I need to put away so I can commision you. Love your stuff. Peace \V/
skepticaI Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Writer
you should make more tutorials ^///^
WolfGirl952 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Yeah, they are awesome. =)
x-Wolfa-x Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Completely understandable!
IsellaHowler Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I notice they are called tattoo commissions... Is that why they are so pricey? Would it cost less if it was just a drawing I wanted?
Evandril Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Photographer
Scroll down a bit, she has other categories ;) All her prices are highly reasonable, IMO, and I've had other work commissioned before...and she beat the prices I paid
IsellaHowler Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beezlebubbles Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I'd like to get something personal if you want. Just unsure how to fully reach you. What I'm seeking may interest you, and I'm more then willing to pay for your outstanding art. <3 keep up the wonderful work!
RockyPonies Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I was going to ask why they are so expensive, and then I tried to draw one myself to save money. But then I realised- Im just gonna stick with ponylumen.

They are really good btw x3 I love the rainbow dragon
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
They are the price they are because of high demand, the amount of time involved, and the cost of materials :) As demand increases the prices go up.  I hope that makes sense. 

And thank you very much! I appreciate it
RockyPonies Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
No problem ^^
airwavesblink Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
I want to be added to the list, i can pay.
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! I am sorry I missed your message. If you would still like to be added to the waitlist, send me a note :) 
Thanks for the interest!
destinyscurse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an idea for a possible tattoo design commision. The only thing I am not sure about would be size. How do you feel about drawing horses?
smi1eyone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Hi, I have requested elsewhere on your page, but please can I commission an Orca in the style of your swirly wolf and how much would I pay if I wanted to request your swirly wolf as a tattoo please? I have a paypal account and can pay immediately.
Look forward to your response - both tattoos would be for my shoulder - just small.
Kind regards
Aelorn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love how informative this is. It was actually kind of entertaining to read. To be fair, I'm the kind of person who reads every letter of a label, and I usually read legal contracts before signing them too.
NikkiSixxIsALegend Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
When I get PayPal... This is definitely happening!
LounaMondstern Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
maybe someday...
EbonySemira Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some day ;-;
Asunanation Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
ive sent a note sorry i didnt see the commissions page first i hope your stil open for commisioners. thankyou
crlensin31 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Make that a comission for a wolf tattoo
crlensin31 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Hi Katy,
I'd love to commission you for a larger wolf piece with your beautiful colors.  2 wolves, or possibly instead 2 australian blue heelers.  11 x 14 size.  
ochitsukaarashi Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Hey! You are our absolute favorite artist! We saw you at momo con and loved your work. We were hoping you could put us on your waiting list for a commission.
Kissy-Fishy Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
How do you feel about doing a watercolor design of a Pokemon? 
Lucky978 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late-ish reply! 
I would be more than happy to do a watercolor Pokemon!
scitzchick Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Hi, your pictures are amazing, I wish I could draw so I could produce art like yours! Please could you add me to your wait list? Do you ship to the UK?
Stars-In-The-Ocean Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not able to buy them at the moment, but when I get paypal I'll definitely look into it!
LilithYeshua Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
HI - I would like to be added to your wait list.  Your work is beautiful.  Can you give an estimate of the wait time?  I didn't find another place to submit a commission request.  Is this where I do that?
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll add you to the list :) Right now, I'm estimating anywhere between 1-3 months.  It'll probably be on the sooner side though. 
DJ--Blue Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do u do point commissions? I only have seven, but I love your art and one day you will travel the world showing it off to people in crowds and I will and I will always be in that crowd wanting you to toss your artwork and I could catch it. >:U I LOVE UR ART!!!
Itrakat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
No.It says so on the journal.
DJ--Blue Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. O.o... I am so stupid
Essieh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Id love to be added. :) Im going to make sure Ill be able to pay for a beaut comission.
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I will definitely add you! :D 
Reader-sempai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pleased to see that my number isn't no. 142 XD Now THAT Would be a long list

I look forward to hearing from you Lucky978 : )
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes XD The list isn't too bad right now! Hopefully I will work through it pretty quick :)
Yuruu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats a long list ^^
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah, it's a bit long, but I work pretty fast :)
Yuruu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You could throw me on that list and ill make sure i in the near future can have some of these juicy skills =3
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay :) I will add you! Once May hits I'll be working twice as fast, so it shouldn't take *too* long to get to you :)
Yuruu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waiting works =3
When its worth waiting for <3 xD

Your art is really good ^_^
BlackWolfTala Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man some day I am going to commission you for sure!  Your art is just stunning!  Good luck with your commissions! :)
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D 
BlackWolfTala Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem :)
CliffordTDog Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Typo in the line "Contact be for a quote". Just thought you should know.
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I've gotta reread everything before tonight
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