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About Reserves .|
When you want to ensure no one else snags the design (wall art or tattoo) before you're ready, it can be reserved in the following ways:
Can only reserve by buying the piece: either wall art price, or full price (wall art + tattoo).
How to cancel a reservation?
No cancellations/refunds if prepaid. If not prepaid, simply contact me.
About Contacting |
Ensure these emails are on your SAFE list, to help avoid messages from going to your spam or email magic void!
Where to contact .|
FIRST TIME CONTACTING: (please never multi-message).
Instagram DM or txt 424-236-2382
texting and dm are exclusive to current clients.
I ONLY accept contact through the the means mentioned here.
Please never message us through more than one access point at a time. We will not reply to any of them.
Trying to contact us through anywhere else does not guarantee a reply.
Contact about Active commissions |
Provide your Wix# (example: wix#10222) OR Service# (characo150, adopt20-175, day-sketch403, etc.)
You only get a Wix# when I send you an invoice. Your Order is NOT active before that point.
I'm afraid I have too many services, and too many clients to keep track by name alone.
I WILL NOT look for your order by your name alone: It'll be INCREDIBLY inconveniencing to look through EACH service trying to find you, and impossible if you contacted me by a name you didn't mention in the order).
When to contact if art is delayed |
On the off chance I am delayed, I will send update emails no less than twice a month: which typically just says it's still on my plate. If the delivery time frame (14-21 business days) has passed...
Please allow a grace period of TWO WEEKS of no update before emailing me: at that point, you'd know for sure the emails were eaten or you missed it (check spam and search "fydbac").
Please don’t email me before that time, (like a day after the delivery time frame): as it’s very distracting. If I had something, I would have sent it. So emailing me about it will incur no results besides me saying “I’m sorry I’m delayed, please be patient”.
Though a deadline is a deadline no matter the project type (sketch or pro), I cannot keep a continuous update on sketch commissions as I would Pro. I ask you keep more patience for sketch commissions, and do not distract me before the time frames mentioned.
The biggest reasons for one not seeing their art delivered is:
They forget to check the inbox of the email they told me to deliver to.
They forget to check their invoice for when their piece will be delivered.
So here's a check list before you go through any trouble :)
Check list .|
Please allow no less than the above time frame of no update from me before messaging me.
Triple check your email, spam, search for “stream” or “overnight”. If you still can’t find it after the time limit has passed, then feel free to email me to request I resend it.
Please don’t message me before that time: as it’s distracting, and if I had something, I would have sent it. So messaging me about it will incur no results besides me saying along the lines of, “I’m sorry I’m delayed, please be patient”.
Because major projects, (PRO, company, etc.), come before all sketch commissions services, I am sometimes delayed. If I anticipate a delay, I'll email the client with an extension. But if the delay is not anticipated (I miss the deadline without an extension notice), then I'll email the client between 2-7 days after the missed deadline. Please, still don't message me before the time mentioned above.
If more than a few days late, as an apology, I always provide extra goods in the order (example: a fashion design for base characo orders, a free sketch for day-sketch orders, more detail/cleanness, etc.).
tattoo contact |
504 Washington St. Suite 8
Vancouver, WA 98660
NOT Handicap accessible |
I'm afraid the current location is not wheelchair friendly at this time. As we continue to grow, we hope to one day acquire a location that will be more convenient for our clients in need of such accessibility.
If the client is comfortable, we certainly welcome the opportunity to assist you up to the boutique!
Book a consultation at http://fydmi.ink/booking
I do not discuss projects through online unless you book the 'online consultation'.
Again: NO dm's before you become a client (book, commission, etc.): Please don't DM about projects. Booking a consultation ensures we have a dedicated amount of time to discuss the possible piece.
How long till a reply |
Typically reply within 1 business day. If you do not hear back, and have checked your spam, feel free to send a follow up no sooner than 2 weeks.
About Payment .|
IMPORTANT: NEVER send money outside of the stores, booking site, official invoice, or my direct approval.
fÿd mí ink (tattooing + wall art) |.
Requires small tax:
Debit / Credit
If you are a Benefiter and want to reserve a wall art (flicker, bolt, etc.), you can bypass the small tax by using your reserve perk and paying in person rather than online thru the fydbac.com/reserve store.
fydbac.com stores + Commission invoices |.
Paypal . Credit . Debit
All requires small tax
I DO NOT accept: e-checks
MUST come from the same person who reads, fills out, and submits the order form: email, usernames, and payment MUST be the same person. No exceptions.
MUST have payment ready BEFORE submitting the order.
If you pay by any means outside payment methods of the particular service without discussing it with me first, I will refund and cancel your payment without warning.
About tattoo rates.|
Current rates are listed on the front page of http://fydmi.ink. Three options: Flat, Hourly, or Day. Benefit members automatically get a lower rate than the current standard. Become a Benefiter today!
. Flat rate
Only Flickers and Bolts are offered at a flat rate: meaning no matter how long it takes, you are only charged that single flat rate (paid in full before the start of the project). Price varies. Benefiters can see the full catalogue (and reserve) online at http://fydbac.com/reserve All others must come in person or send an inquiry (see IG story highlights).
. Hourly rate
The standard for custom pieces. Applies to all sizes, no matter how small or simple.
Benefit member PERKS .|. auto lower rates
Epi level or lower : At least $10 off hourly, at least $20-$50 off Flat.
Prince level or higher : At least $30 off hourly, at least $20-$100 off Flat.
. Day rate
Hourly or Day rate is chosen BEFORE the start of a project and CANNOT be changed. No exceptions.
Potentially pay less than if hourly.
Predictable (exact) financial planning. ('hourly' cannot be predicted)
EXAMPLE ONLY . A:
if $200/hr, $800/day : 9 hour project : 2 days : 5hr + 4hr = $1,800 ('hour' total) or $1,600 ('day' total)
Potentially pay more than hourly.
Same price no matter if projects falls short of a full day.
EXAMPLE ONLY . B:
if $200/hr, $800/day : 9 hour project : 3 days : 3hrs each = $1,800 ('hour' total) or $2400 ('day' total)
If 'Day rate' project falls short of a full day on the LAST session: the left over can be used as credit towards a future project.
'Day rate' Benefiter PERK:
At least $100 less than public rate.
Can switch between Hourly or Day BEFORE each session of the same project.
+ ROYAL Benefiters extra perk:
ALL left over 'Day' time, (all 'day rate' sessions, not just the LAST session), can be added up for credit towards a future project. *IMPORTANT: Expires Jan 1st, 12am PST.
(if 'example B' in May 2020, then $600 credit must be used BEFORE Jan 1st 2021 or it expires)
Till sometime in 2025, rates may upgrade 2 times a year. September 1st and March 1st
Upgrade (if any) only ONCE a year; September 1st.
|. What upgrades mean for unfinished projects.
You are subject to any rate upgrade if your next session is more than 3 months after your last.
Tattoos in progress?
Rate remains the same as your FIRST session, on the condition you book and attend your next session within 3 months of your last session.
Designs in progress?
Rate remains the same as when you submitted your deposit. You are not affected by any rate increases.
|. Final design complete, but not yet booked your 1st session?
Rate remains the same as when you submitted your deposit, on the condition you book and attend your 1st session within 3 months of me delivering your final design. Subject to rate increase depends on circumstances.
Are you still available for commissions?
See service order page/form for availability!
Do you require a deposit? How much is it? Where does it go towards?
Deposits insure I am compensated, even if the client decides to cancel the order at the preliminary stage.
Important: DOES go towards the final project. Unless otherwise specified.
May I bring in outside artwork for you to translate onto my skin?
NO. Remember, the studio mission is to create original tattoos, no copying, no imitation. Exceptions may be made if the piece falls under any of the below, or just seems like it'll be fun to do.
Personal art: You are free to message me or bring it in consultation to see if I'm interested.
Another person's art: ONLY if you bring explicit permission from the artist, or they message me their permission themself.
If said outside artwork does not fall into any of the above, then it's NOT ACCEPTABLE. I will not tattoo it under any circumstances.
So, to bring in outside work, it must fall under the above categories AND seem fun to do.
Can I commission characters that don't belong to me / that are mainstream?
OC's that don't belong to you? Only if the owner gives explicit permission to be personally. Anything less is not trustworthy. No exceptions.
Mainstream | Rule 34?: Mainstream characters (dbz, naruto, one piece, etc.): Are accepted.
Return/Refund: No refunds or returns unless stated otherwise in the service information page.
Privacy: Your private info is not shared in any way shape or form.
Shipping: Estimated delivery is up to two months unless stated otherwise. If you do not receive an email within 2 months confirming your art is in the mail, please contact me.
before/ after placing any order: ONLY follow the info provided in the Order form. I DO NOT follow any info OUTSIDE of the order form. Unless I directly request it from you.
About Copyrights |
The following applies to ALL artwork created by Jainai Jeffries, owner of fydbac, llc.
The creator of said artwork, Maintains exclusive rights to profit (excluding reselling), commercial, and publication. All remaining non-profit rights are co-owned between fydbac, llc (creator), and the commissioner (client).
The person/company who commissioned or ordered an original piece made solely by Jainai Jeffries, maintains co-ownership with fydbac, llc of all NON-PROFIT rights; which includes reposting, recoloring, preliminary design base, reproduction, any non-profit projects.
Client does not hold PROFIT rights: which include profit, commercial, and publication
- The work is made for you, the client, to co-own for personal entertainment only.
- I would love to see whatever reincarnations are made (re-color, comic, story, etc.). The rights to use the given artwork for commercial (profitable) reasons of strictly prohibited, and exclusive to fydbac, llc .
No longer wish to play with your fydbac concept?
[Available options. coming soon]
Usage by co-owner (client)
With any transaction, you agree that under any circumstances, there is to be...
- NO profit
- NO transfer of co-ownership without prior explicit approval.
- NO removal of any signature/stamp/hanko/watermark and etc.
- NO violation of my rights as the creator, owner, and full copyright holder.
- Full credit mention
If you wish to share online: you must include a clearly visible credit and link back to me; If recolored, you must explicitly mention it is a collaboration with me as the line-art creator.
ALL fydbac species are a closed species: they are exclusively owned by fydbac, llc.
We share only the character design. Which means the following is strictly prohibited:
- Taking any claim in the species.
- Creating a new character of the same species.
- Alter the species (see criteria on how to acquire full rights below).
Acquiring full rights |
fydbac,llc maintain profit/commercial rights for all work (concept, illustration, etc.), but we're co-owner with the client in all other rights, (reproduction, non-profit use, etc.).
If you wish to be the sole owner (where we release all rights; exclusive and co-ownership), there are one of two options:
Evolve the design
- If you want exclusive rights without signing a licensing contract with us, then you must evolve the work that we, fydbac,llc, believe is at least 75% different than the original: simply email me to get approval. To gain approval, we must see the character (and in some cases, species), as being totally different from the original (not sharing any distinct traits in design or detail).
- This releases my exclusive rights and co-ownership for the given work as is or alterations of up to 70%. Making you sole owner for as long as the contract dictates. The fee depends heavily on the order in question (concept design, characo, illustration, t-shirt design, etc.).
- Range: $1000 - $5000 for 12 months/annual renewal based on previous year.
- During the initial 12 months, you are the sole owner: free to use it in any commercial/ profitable endeavors until it's time to renew the contract. At the end of the term, profit rights for the work and full species rights transfer back to me exclusively: you keep reproduction rights until you decide to give the design away ( see above). If I wish to do anything with the design, (like publish), I'd need your permission.
- Species rights, typically for any concept designs: during the contract, I would not be able to make any characters of the species without your permission. If you made different characters of the species during the contract, you keep said character designs, but the species rights transfers back to me exclusively.
- A few stipulations would be included: such as no resale without my approval, no claiming to be the creator of the species/work as is, etc.
Non-profit commercial use |
The same applies: Solely because I cannot trust strangers to be genuine in their non-profit.
Besides enjoying original stories, characters, dialogue, and designs you've never [or rarely] ever seen before? There are perks for ALL: those who commission AND those who don't!
There are 5 Monthly levels with varying perks! Each level includes all lower level perks below it. (Example: King level can use 5 promo codes).
Each month, the amount of your chosen level is deducted from whichever payment method you choose.
$3 membership (monthly/annually) opens VERY rarely, and only for 24 hours! So best sign up for the newsletter, which has 1st dibs!
You pay the full yr of a chosen level all at once.
Prince and higher tend to be at least 15% off than if one was to join monthly for 12 months.
Access to the full yr art fund immediately (at the full amount as if you joined monthly for 12 months).
Star Dust($1/month) + Human($3/month are exclusively an annual option; no longer offered as a monthly subscription.
The various perks of each level: Same as what's mentioned on http://fydbac.com/benefits :
Psd's, Behind the scenes, exclusive content, Early access to comic pages, videos, and more!
Automatic discounts on select art service options: process videos, add-ons, etc. They are offered at random and change periodically. Please never ask when, where, or how much.
You gain Exclusive access to |.B.| pages on ALL official sites (fydbac.com + fydtales.me) once you are a verified Benefiter!
Along with the Art fund that can be used towards ones tattoo [or fine art], there are other special benefits to being a Benefit member for those interested in getting a tattoo at http://fydmi.ink ! Clarifications on the comparative chart details. SEE JOIN PAGE:
Must have been a Royal Benefiter for AT LEAST 3 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS.
Request Limit: Once every 12 months, you can request 1 of each of your level:
Royal Level exclusive perks:
*half-off Tattoo session
Free Tattoo session
Half off CURRENT PUBLIC RATE. Not the Benefiter rate.
. MORE INFO . transfering soon.
Enough support would help me dedicate more of my time to making original comics, concepts, paintings, illustrations, and more! Promoting the death of the mediocre and cliche!
About pre-made designs .|
. What are flash designs .
Are what you see on the walls of most typical tattoo studios. The boutique will never have 'flash'.
I don't have flash, as I never repeat or recycle designs. What I offer are Blinks, Flickers, and Bolts, since...
ALL pre-made designs....
- Original premade artworks for both wall art and tattoo, where if chosen, will be taken down forever and never repeated on another. Once gone, they're GONE.
- Are a flat rate price!
- Can be bought as wall art alone or as a tattoo.
- Change requests are only for the tattooed versions and is subject to approval.
Full collection can be found on....
- http://fydbac.com/reserves (Benefiter exclusive access)
- IG highlights,
- At boutique location.
Blinks . Flickers . Bolts?
Three types of pre-made designs:
- Blinks: Blink sheets are basically small flickers gathered on a design sheet.
- Flickers: 'flickers' differ from 'flash' in that they will never be duplicated or altered for any other client. One of a kind for just one person.
- Bolts: Same 'one of a kind' nature as "flickers", but for large scale.
Automatically offered at a lower rate than what is given to non-benefiters.
Reserve a design |.
See 'About Reserves'.
Original design was taken? |.
Request a "fam member" of the design! Meaning a new piece with the same subject and style! The result will NOT be a copy of the original, simply inspired by it / based on the same theme. Hence, "fam"
Once the original design is taken, it becomes a "fam", with family members: where folk can get a new design of the same subject and style + different everything else. Hence, different design, but same "fam"(family). Example: blink #46 fam
About Booking .|
Book only on website (same is linked on IG, google, facebook, etc..) I DO NOT take books by phone, dm, or email unless otherwise stated. (During pandemic, ALL visitors require a mask).
I take ONE tattoo per day so you will be my sole focus! Booking an appointment is an official agreement to all terms mentioned.
Tattoo vs. Consultation booking
Tattoo: Official sessions + same day tattoo projects (no consultation or finalized design)
Consultation: 1 full hour of exploring ideas + option of 1 or 3 ("variation") finalized illustration of design (gives the absolute closest idea of how the tattoo will look).
A booking is closed?
Announcements are of reopening is made in the following order:
Instagram story or post: http://instagram.com/fydbac
. Appointment preparation
Please be sure to come:
+ Freshly rested, feed, and body clean!
+ Valid ID (drivers license, state ID, or passport) that'll match the name in your booking info.
+ Please bring NO outside material as "inspiration" or "reference".
. ADDITIONAL (If a tattoo session):
If possible, moisturize tattoo area with silicone based moisturizer 30-40 min. before arrival. (NO petroleum or Shea butter: Just silicone based)
ONE adult guest allowed.
LEAVE YOUR KIDS AT HOME. I will tell you to reschedule + charge the fee if you bring a child under 15 with you. NOTE: when you arrive, if front doors are locked, please txt "your booking has arrived" to 424-236-2382
For 1 hour, we discuss ideas as you watch me sketch variations. Online or In-person available. Like tattoo, I only book ONE consultation a day, except for tattoo events.
When you come for consultation, please do not bring any outside materials unless approved beforehand: no images of other artwork to "inspire" or show what you want. YOU and our discussion are the inspiration!
There are two consultation options (aside from online or in-person):
1 design: no fee : You choose ONE of the sketches for me to take to a final version.
Variants: small fee : You choose 2-3 sketches I take to final illustrations, and you pick from those which you take home.
The 'variants' consultation fee DOES NOT go towards your tattoo session. It's ONLY to compensate for the multiple artworks I'll take to final.
To move forward to a final version, you must submit the deposit (see site for payment options and deposit amount). Only once the tattoo version is done, can you take home the original illustrative version. [note: I maintain the rights to ALL my work: more info]
Only those getting tattooed may enter the suite during consultation. No guest allowed at this time, not even in the waiting room.
.|. Wall art only?
Or want to take the illustrative version home before the tattoo is finished?
To take home the original piece (whether you wanted just wall art, or want it before the tattoo version is finished), you must pay a Take home rate: which is only determined AFTER I finish the piece.
If also getting the tattoo version, then the rate is applied as credit towards the tattoo sessions.
Take home rate:
This is decided at the moment a deposit is made. "Wall art only" CANNOT be changed to "+tattoo intended" rate.
$100/hr = wall art only
$What is fair = tattoo intended
Please bring the following (all are mandatory):
A clean healthy body (+ mask, during pandemic)
Valid ID (in case we proceed to a tattoo session).
NO outside images (unless we discussed it). Not for inspiration, exact copying, etc.
Unless you are getting a shared tattoo, it's preferred we engage in the consultation privately.
discord name: fydbac#1520
discord server: https://discord.gg/QHESfsv
. Provide a pic of the intended area, and I can do sketch overs as we discuss.
. The charge is for compensation for such convenience, and does not go towards the tattoo.
Is one that matches on another person, or is designed to utilize both bodies as one piece when together, (while still being a piece in their own right).
+ Rate is NOT split. Normal rate/ deposit applies to all involved.
For both Consultation and Tattoo sessions
NO CHILDREN under 13yrs, unless you want them to help me with the tattoo.
After Consultation | Final Design
Three options are given at the end of consultation (see http://fydmi.ink for deposit (hourly rate) amount):
A: Straight to tattoo ['same day'
session]: Skip finalization and go straight to book tattoo session.
B: Finalization fee: Typically BEFORE you leave consultation, you choose ONE or up to THREE sketches I take to final. You KEEP the final piece at the final session of the tattoo version. Finalization fee Does NOT go towards tattoo.
C: Deposit + Variation: Sketches are emailed. Whenever ready, you choose THREE sketches I take to final.
Please give up to 1 month to receive an update. Currently, the scheduling is in a transitional phase, so running a bit slow. But you'll certainly be kept informed.
If no word after a month and a half (1 month + 2 weeks), feel free to reach out! That would mean both email and text failed to reach you!
Deposits and Variant payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. Even if the project is canceled going forward.
Final designs have no real deadline, but will be done as soon as possible: certainly within 3 months unless some life events cause delays (clients will be informed of such things).
ONE complementary SMALL revision allowed: Described in under 50 characters in length.
ALL revision requests after that, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, requires at least an $100 fee EACH request. No exceptions. Does not go towards tattoo or take home cost.
. About 'Color palettes'
Deposits apply towards 'color palette': done same day as consultation.
Can be requested BEFORE future session of main piece, or during 1st session of piece.
Your choice to have the palette as a stand alone, or be covered by the main tattoo project.
Client selection of colors to tattoo on a small area so they will have a better idea of what colors they like with their own melanated skin!
Recommend it's done same day as the 1hr consultation: so by the time it heals, the finalized tattoo design may be finished and we could get started on the actual tattoo. But it can be scheduled for another day after consultation as well.
If you opt to have me TRAVEL TO YOU, I will tell you which option to book, after you've paid the travel fee. No, I cannot book it for you.
Courtesy reschedule allowance is as follows:
ONE courtesy rescheduling.
Benefiters: TWO courtesy rescheduling.
More than the allowed rescheduling requires a fee* (subject to change without warning) that DOES NOT go towards your session. There is NO EXCEPTION to the allowance (unfortunately, even if an emergency), please do not ask.
*Additional Rescheduling fee: $20 / each rescheduling
Access your own booking wherever you placed the booking.
If I reschedule on you MORE than one time, I will give the option for you to cancel WITH refund of whatever deposit / prepayment was made.
If you paid a deposit: All the above applies.
If you HAVE NOT paid anything towards your tattoo (such as if it's a free tatt): You can only reschedule ONE TIME before the design is put on the market. You must pay some kind of hold or deposit to prevent anyone else from taking the design. All the above applies.
Rescheduling time frame .|
Before 24hrs of your appointed time: You can manage your booking on the site!
Within 24 hours of your appointed time: You must contact me directly.
No refunds for any bookings. No exceptions.
If you can't make the original appointment time, you must reschedule (see above).
Cancel BEFORE 24hrs of your appointed time: The deposit will still apply to your session.
Cancel Within 24 hours of your appointed time, then the 'Rescheduling fee' must be paid if you reschedule, (even if you have not used your allowed rescheduling).
|. Missed appointment
Any paid deposit becomes null and void.
No matter tha reason for the missed appointment (with no message received before the appointed time), if you do decide to reschedule, you must pay the NO SHOW fee* (subject to change without warning + does NOT go towards session) BEFORE you'll be allowed to book again, (pay a new deposit, etc). NO EXCEPTIONS. Please don't ask.
*No show fee: See booking info as you book.
Unexpected life happened and it's past the 24hr mark?
I'm afraid refunds are STILL not allowed. Please don't ask to be an exception. Rescheduling or putting the session on hold is the best option.
About Benefit Program .|
What is it?
To fund original content creation as a full time career: which explores the unexplored and kills off the mediocre and cliche! This support allows fydbac,llc to focus all energy into original content: comics, illustrations, tattoos, and more! The more who join the program, the more time that can be spent on fydtales projects!
Benefiter membership support goes towards the following:
fydtales: original comics & art books
Rent | bills | food
Upkeep on all fydbac, llc owned sites: fydbac.com | fydmi.ink | fydtales.me
This also allows me to show appreciation of such genuine love and support by giving exclusive benefits!
Reaching a goal marker means an upgrade for both fydbac, llc and Benefiter perks!
Modest | 50+ members
Voted comic projects:
Benefiters vote on which mini or short comic project I focus on till complete.
Between 20-90 pages. Finished within 3 months.
+ Seasonal long term comic projects: 1pg a week for Supporters!
Like a tv series, each season will focus on a long term comic project.
+ Printed books of comic projects: free for all Royal levels, discounted for other levels. Full price for non-benefit members.
1 raffle per month (where EACH member from all levels will win eventually): A free SKETCH: character ref sheet or request [non-OC]. See 'help' for details.
Ideal | 100
Benefiter membership will CLOSE once 100 members are reached! Folks will need to sign up to be notified when a space opens up.
2 raffles per month
Concrete i.pity.mé comic schedule! A dedicated day once a week!
i.pity.mé 2pgs a week! guaranteed update: TWO pages a week! (public gets 1pg week).
Exclusive services: Only "Epi"+ level supporters will be able to order sketch services of their characters and 'client direction'.
Exclusive upgrade: will be available to ALL Supporters, not just "Epi" level.
book projects at production cost: i.pity.mé will be made into printed volumes. Characo collection books, Adopts, artbooks, etc.
Plus more as things evolve!
Through the join page on fydbac.com
Perks to 'Annual' join:
Saves compared to Monthly subscription (for royal levels)
Full art fund (if unlocked for your chosen level), is accessible immediately. Can be used for tattoo deposit, reserving online, or any other store on fydbac.com
How to CHANGE membership .|
You must CANCEL your current membership, and REJOIN at the level you wish to change to.
If your previous level have an art fund perk, and your new level won't, please CASH OUT before changing. More info in ART FUND
How to cancel membership .|
Simply do one of the following:
Log in on fydbac.com
Go to your Benefiter (subscription) page and cancel.
Please be sure to cash out your art fund the SAME DAY as you cancel your membership, so as to reap your perks to the fullest!
About fydbac .|
Jainai Jeffries, an AfroAmerican artist born and raised in Los Angeles, who is the owner and sole artist of fydbac, llc: An artistry whose mission is to forsake the mundane and cliche by pursuing unexplored or rare through comics, tattooing, illustration, concept design, and more. Operating as a full time freelance artist since October 2009, current career goal is to achieve complete creative/storytelling freedom: transition away from 'freelance' and more toward having their original content be their main source of income. As of March 2019, they've been operating their own private tattooing boutique, fÿd mí ink, where they specialize in original tattoos and artwork: no copying, no tracing, no mimicking.
As a dualistic nihilist, they aim to create stories that reflect perspectives that they've never seen before, or give justice to ones that's been half assed for the sake of delusional, unrealistic, positivity.
They also have a cbr600RR, 1 cat + 1 doberman (@dobe.fyd ), and (beside the above goal) after moving back to LA (hopefully 2023), I intend to do a US Domestic guest artist tour, then an international one, so sign up for the newsletter to not miss the news if I'll be near you!
Pronouns | she/hir/they for business. Otherwise, whatever you think.
Physical business | fÿd mí ink . Tattoo boutique
About fyd tales .|
The publishing subdivision of fydbac, llc: where all comics created by Jainai Jeffries is gathered for all to explore and be aware of.
All stories cater to the niche of: positive nihilistic existential dualism told through black qpoc thug nigga shit.
With 20+ ideas to share, I hope to tackle them all in time. Considering the target audience, the likelihood of any getting picked up is slim. So rather than wait for someone to catch up and believe in me, I'll continue believing in myself by consolidating my comics under my own publishing house.
This site is to house the stories that are closest to an ACTIVE status I can manage, and the one's that'll be a part of the seasonal rotation once Benefit membership becomes viable.
Believe in one of these comics? Consider sponsoring a page!
Believe in more than one? Please join the Benefit program!
. All works, stories, characters, are created and owned by fydbac, llc .
The comic schedule is largely dependent on Benefiter membership support! The main reason for the Benefit program IS to fund fydtales projects without worrying about rent, bills, and food.
I have over 20+ ideas, So the Current potential line-up uses my top 3 personal picks, while the 4th will be selected by Benefiters!:
100+ pages | Rated R18
Long term projects
Once 'DREAM' goal of the Benefit Program is met:
Original content can officially be created full time! Alongside the year round http://ipity.me + Short term projects: Secondary long term comics will be seasonal. [think tv series seasons].
Fall | i.pity.mé
Winter | Kill Limit
Spring | Forgive this
Summer | Benefiter choice
Mini-Short term projects |.
Once "Dream" goal is met...
Short term project can be voted on by Benefiters of ALL levels! Concept/story with the winning vote will be worked on part time until complete. [2-3 months]
[20-90 pages each]
Until the first Benefit Goal is met or if not enough of the project was able to be worked on because of financial struggles, short term projects will be cycled out each month in hopes of gaining more support.
Current mini comic selection:
Delayed Reaction | nc17 comic
Storm x black panther | nc17 comic
Eddie x Venom | nc17 comic
Reaper76 | nc17 comic
About fyd mi ink .|
fÿd mí ink is a custom tattoo boutique. Owned and operated solely by Jainai Jeffries, owner of fydbac, llc. All artwork is derived from imagination and style nurtured by a 10+yr art career: No copying, no mimicking, no tracing, no googling.
The tattooing artistry and on-site location of fydbac, llc: the art career of Jainai Jeffries, In operation since Fall 2009, and established as an LLC in 2017. Where their goal is to eradicate the mundane, mediocre, and the cliche through original illustrations/paintings, comics, concept design, and more.
At the tattoo boutique, there will be no 'flash, no imitating, mimicry, or recycling of any designs or artwork. No outside references (unless previously approved): We simply talk during consultation, and create a design from scratch. The design is made from our verbal communication and imagination alone.
Instagram . @fydbac
Best place to review the full range of my work: updated daily!
What to expect
Disposable needles and tubes/cartridges: which are only freshly opened once you are in the chair.
Release form addressing your health and understanding of the tattoo procedure.
And of course, a clean environment!
See 'About Booking' for more info.
All tattoos are pitched with the intention of complimenting ones body flow, no matter how small, as opposed to simply being a "slap on sticker" from the start. The styles I prefer to focus on are all my own, no mimicry, no imitating, no tracing!:
Blk Am Flo
Fan art is a-ok! But it'll be in MY OWN style. Example: A client wants Vegeta from 'Dragon Ball Z' anime series: I will draw him myself.
Feel free to explore instagram or fydbac.com to see what I'm capable of.
Please read thru the following if interested in having me travel out to YOU. Fees cover everything, such as transportation, hotel, pet sitter, and other such travel expenses. As well as your convenience of having me leave my secure boutique.
Travel fee is ADDITIONAL to tattoo project costs. So one must calculate hourly/flat fee + travel fee in their consideration of this convenience.
These are NON NEGOTIABLE and NON REFUNDABLE (no exceptions). If one tries to bargain, that marks the end of my consideration.
Fee must be paid AFTER travel contract has been signed and BEFORE booking date!
Upon arrival, cash payment for 5 hr session must be given. Afterward, any hour we did not occupy, will be returned. CASH ONLY.
Location: of my choosing (possibly hotel). Unless you prefer to choose: which I'd need to approve (i'd requests pics of ext. and int.) and will require an additional fee on top of the travel fee.
For my safety, only those who provide their current photo id will be allowed to sit in the session. Said ID will be given to to hotel as well.
fee: $1000/per hour, roundtrip
Distance Limit: 2hrs from boutique**
minimum stay: 5 hours
At client residence: +$500 fee
Safe to travel
* Currency for all fees will to be converted to that of your location currency.
** Even if 3hrs from boutique, it will be counted as Domestic.
Examples (if hourly is $200/hr):
2hrs from boutique ($2000) + 5 hr session ($1000) - 2 unused hours ($200) = $2800
New York ($3000) + your location choice (+$1500) + 4 hr session($800) = $5300
London ($6000) + 10hr session ($2000) = $8000
WILL NOT tattoo...
Work I didn't create myself: No tracing, copying, or mimicking.
Previous work I've done: No reusing/recycling.
External imagery/styles [client providing an exact image they didn't create themselves]: google, pinterest, etc..
Mediocre, cliche, or just plain boring ideas.
Stand alone script (where it's just text and nothing else).
Fee: +$1000 (anus is +$2000)
Tattoos within a 2 inch circumference of any genitals (vagina, penis, scrotum, asshole), will require this additional fee. Which does NOT go toward the tattoo itself. Such areas require more care, and have more risk, so the fee is necessary and not negotiable.