Frequently asked questions

CAN I USE YOUR ART AS A TATTOO?


The short answer is 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 specific reason!
*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)


I'm so glad you like my art! I appreciate the thought and your interest in a custom piece of artwork, but I am not taking on commissions 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 $4.25 usd regardless of your location within the United States. This option does not include shipping insurance. ** 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 $8.00 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 $15.00 usd for the UK, Europe, etc. If your region is not listed as an option, please contact me directly to receive an updated shipping estimate. ** International Shipping Customs Fees - You are responsible for any Customs Fees that may be required once your parcel arrives to your location. Unpaid fees may 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 additional shipping cost in that scenario. These monetary guidelines are delegated by your specific region and are NOT something I can predict in advance. I therefore do not include any fee for customs as that is something you would need to handle once the parcel arrives. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause - but it's beyond my control. Thank you for understanding. :)




DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS?


All sales are final. Please make sure you're purchasing the item(s) you really want! Thank you so much for your support. :)




UNDELIVERED ITEM(S)?


Undelivered items are extremely rare. If your shipment does not arrive please refer to the following information:
If you're within the U.S. please allow 3 weeks to pass prior to requesting a replacement. If you're outside of the U.S. please allow 8 weeks to pass prior to requesting a replacement. This takes into account any lost parcels that may get recovered or other delays due to holidays, the pandemic, lockdown, weather, etc. Items that are not replaceable such as original paintings and "one of a kind" illustrations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Note: If a parcel is returned to me strictly due to unpaid customs fees (which is noted in the description of each listing in my shop as well), you will be responsible for the second shipping fee if I need to re-send the item(s).




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 and trademark 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. Donations are beyond appreciated, but I understand if you'd rather support my art in other ways. Patreon is a wonderful option if you're interested in considering that route. Check it out here: www.patreon.com/sharktopia




HOW CAN I DONATE TO SHARKTOPIA?


Donations allow me to focus on the non-profit side of what I do! There are currently more than 100+ FREE coloring and activity pages (and booklets) available through my Downloads page! Thank you so much for considering a donation. You can read more about that on my Donate page!