As with many artists, a certain passion exists for the work they love to do. Although we understand that meaning for some clients is a must, Trent’s always aspires to blend beauty with subject matter so that the tattoo work needs no introduction. Trent will take inspiration from the female face, skulls, animals, flowers, statues from the renaissance era and artistic manipulations using his signature elements, as well as new creative spins to keep growing and expanding on the scope of work. Please consider the work on his portfolio as a small example of what is possible with his work. Also please consider a lot of his top pieces are designed by him with little or no input from the client on the actual design, its a process where a lot of trust must be in place before even sending us that initial email.
APPOINTMENTS By EMAIL
All bookings are done via email. Please send inquiries ONLY to TrentsTattoos@gmail.com - send info about what you want and where on the body you are wanting it. Please specify if your open to the artists interpretation or if you want an exact copy from your reference (such as a portrait or animal photo). It’s always enjoyable to have some freedom on the design, you can see example of this on some of the more elaborate pieces with nature, smoke, architecture, lightning or other elements added.
Travels and Conventions 2020
Golden State Expo - Pasadena, CA | Jan 24-26
Appleton Wisconsin | May 27-30
Milwaukee, Wisconsin | June 1-3
More dates to be announced soon please stay up to date on instagram @TrentValleau
Because of the very limited appointments its best to book well in advanced for traveling appointments, a few months advance if possible, however there is always a possibility of an opening especially while Trent is traveling.
Preferred placement is the forearm, or arm in general. Unless a larger tattoo is desired such as ribs, stomach, back, or full leg. These areas are considered but are usually more time consuming, more painful and less visible than the "full sleeve" projects Trent is usually working on.. Please mention the placement and size when emailing, unless you are open to suggestion.
large scale work:
Larger works are always considered if the client is ready for the process. Both physically and financially. Something such as a sleeve in black and grey realism can take around 50 hours. Same for a back piece. A Rib piece or thigh can take easily 2-3+ sittings to complete. The pain is an increasing factor with longer sittings so we try to aim for 5-7 hour sessions. The entire day might range up to 10 hours including design, set up, etc.. However actual tattooing time is typically around 6 hours. It usually takes about 7 full days to complete a sleeve or back. Its also preferred to have one final session to smooth everything out and touch up/ fix any healing mishaps.
Single day pieces:
The most common type of tattoo for Trent. Where you start and complete the piece in one session. A piece usually the size of a baseball (such as a flower etc..) up to the size of a 5"x"8" area of skin can usually be completed in the standard session. The standard session is from 6-8 hours. Forearms are the preferred area for single session tattoos. Some pieces may require two days in a row depending on size and complexity of the design.
Please email TrentsTattoos@gmail.com with photos of the area of skin and your idea