Frequently asked questions
CAN I USE YOUR ART AS A TATTOO?
Yes, BUT please keep the following things in mind:
- I am a small-time solo artist with no other means of income except my art. If you use my art for a tattoo I ask you to consider making a purchase through my
shop or provide a donation. You can check out my
Donation Page for more info. :)
- To provide the tattoo artist with the best possible outcome, having a physical print or original hand-drawn illustration will work best when creating your tattoo. Please consider making a purchase through my
shop for that reason!
- If you don't see anything you'd like to purchase, but still plan to use my art as a tattoo...please consider making a donation. You can do that on the
NOTE: I would love to see the outcome of your 'Sharktopia tattoo'! Please message me on social media or toss me an email so I can check it out! xo
WILL YOU DRAW A TATTOO FOR ME?
Unfortunately, I'm not taking on custom requests at this time. Please refer to the "Can I use your art as a tattoo" question/answer for more info on using existing art.
CAN YOU DRAW SOMETHING FOR ME? (CUSTOM REQUESTS)
Thanks so much for liking my art and looking for something unique. I appreciate the thought, but I am not taking on custom requests at this time. If this should change in the future, I will make an announcement.
WHAT'S YOUR SHIPPING POLICY?
** Standard shipping in the U.S. - Sent via USPS 1st Class Parcel with an ETA of approx 3-7 business days. Tracking number included. Cost is set at $4.00 usd regardless of your location within the United States. This option does not include insurance (contact me before making a purchase if you want coverage)!
** Priority shipping in the U.S. - Sent via USPS Priority with an ETA of approx 2-4 business days. Tracking number and insurance up to $50 are included. Cost is set at $6.50 usd regardless of your location within the United States.
** International Shipping (Worldwide) - Sent via USPS First Class International parcel. No tracking or insurance. ETA approx 10-20+ business days depending upon location. Customs, weather, holidays, etc. can all effect the delivery timeframe. Cost is set at $12.75 usd regardless of your location outside of the United States. PLEASE read the International Customs Fees note below.
** International Shipping Customs Fees - Certain locations do not require a Customs Fee. However, YOU are solely responsible for any Customs Fees that may be required once your parcel arrives. Unpaid fees result in a return-service to me that can take 4+ weeks. We can discuss re-shipping the item(s) if returned to me, but you would be responsible for the shipping cost in that scenario. These monetary guidelines are delegated by your Country/City and are NOT something I charge for in advance or include within sales through my website.
DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS?
All sales are final. There are no returns if you change your mind about your order once the item has been shipped. I'm just a single small-time artist; so please make sure you're purchasing the item(s) you really want! Thank you so much for your support. :)
I've had great luck and customer satisfaction using USPS over the years. Even though
undelivered items are extremely rare, it's still best to have a policy in place for these scenarios. If your shipment does not arrive, please refer to the following information:
If you're within the U.S. - Up to 3 weeks are allowed for delivery as this takes into account the following; Location or airport strikes, weather delays, holidays, etc. Once this time period has lapsed, we can discuss a refund of the art itself (shipping excluded) or a replacement piece of art. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
If you're outside the U.S. (International) - Up to 8 weeks are allowed for delivery as this takes into account the following; Customs delays, location or airport strikes, weather delays, holidays, etc. Once this time period has lapsed, we can discuss a refund of the art itself (shipping excluded) or a replacement piece of art. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
IMPORTANT: Please be aware that your specific location might require a Customs Fee. If a parcel is returned to me because you didn't pay the Customs Fee, you will be responsible for the second shipping fee if I need to re-send the item(s). PLEASE refer to the Shipping Policy for full details on International Customs Fees and Reshipment if applicable.
CAN I USE YOUR ART FOR MY OWN STUFF?
Please do not use my artwork without my permission. All Sharktopia artwork in all forms is copyright protected. For non-profit inquiries about using something specific for an anti-shark finning campaign (or similar), please contact me directly.
© 2014-Current - Sharktopia - All rights reserved.
Art in all formats, digital creations, photos, and entire website/social media content are copyright ©Sharktopia
Purchase and/or download does not provide alteration, resale, commercial, or production rights of any kind.
IS A DONATION TO SHARKTOPIA TAX DEDUCTABLE?
Sharktopia is not a registered non-profit and therefore any donations provided are not tax deductable. Please note that donations made to Sharktopia are beyond appreciated. xo
HOW CAN I DONATE TO SHARKTOPIA?
Donations allow me to focus on the non-profit side of what I do! There are currently 50+ FREE downloads available (check out the DOWNLOADS page!) - Thank you for considering a donation. You can read more about that on my