My name is Marvin Silva. I've been tattooing since the summer of 2004. I work by appointment only in a private setting at Black Sails Studio. I specialize in Illustrative tattooing in both color and black and gray. My books are always open for new clients and projects. Please read the FAQ section which includes my booking policies before contacting me for an appointment.
My rate $250/hour and my minimum is $500.
I book in 4-5 month blocks and I typically book 2-4 months in advance. Once that 4-5 month block is booked, I'll then start a waitlist for the next booking cycle. Clients with in-progress projects, and projects for tattoos in the style that you see in my portfolio get priority.
I mainly focus on Illustrative tattoos in both color and black and gray. I also enjoy doing Bio-Mechanical and Bio-Organic tattoos.
No. I draw all my designs the night before each project. That's why it's important that you are clear with your ideas before committing to an appointment. If any small changes need to be made, we'll do that at the time of your appointment.
I prefer if you come alone so we can focus on YOU. But if you need to bring a friend, I'll allow one other person with you.
Payments for your tattoo can be made via: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, Credit/Debit card (credit card payments are subject to a 3% fee).
I require at least 48 hours to reschedule your appointment. Any no-shows, cancellations or rescheduling within 48 hours of your appointment date forfeits your deposit and a new deposit will be required to book a new appointment. Deposits are Non-Refundable.
Please fill out the "Request An Appointment" form. I do my booking myself so please allow a few days for a response. I do respond to everyone. If I agree to take on your project, an appointment date will be offered to you. Once we both agree on a date, I will send the deposit info via email, which you'll need to secure your appointment. The deposit is carried through the entire tattoo process and is applied to the last session.
Black Sails Studio is located in 22 Main Street, Sayville, NY. Parking is in the back of the building.