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How old do I need to be to get a tattoo?
You need to be 18 years old to get a tattoo in our studio, no exceptions, even if it's legal with parental consent in some places.
Is getting a tattoo safe?
Yes, we prioritize safety and cleanliness by using single-use items and barriers to prevent any cross-contamination. We comply with local health regulations to maintain a sanitary environment for everyone.
When will I hear back about my email?
Our administrative staff handles all scheduling for our artists, prioritizing ongoing projects first. We respond to all emails, and booking depends on available slots. The process can take a few weeks, and we appreciate your patience.
Why wasn't my design chosen?
We have limited appointment slots and tend to select designs that interest us the most at the time, similar to picking your favorite candy. However, we sometimes have openings for smaller designs.
How much does a tattoo cost?
The cost varies based on the tattoo's size, complexity, placement, skin type, and color choice, with artists charging an hourly rate. We have a shop minimum of $100. We accept cash and major credit or debit cards.
How long does it take to get a sleeve?
A sleeve can take 13 to 15 sessions over a year or more, with costs per session ranging from $650 to $1500 depending on the artist.
What is a consultation?
A consultation is an appointment where you meet with an artist to talk about your future tattoo. These meetings are usually in person and can be scheduled from Tuesday to Saturday, depending on the artist's availability.
How do I set up a consultation?
Fill out a contact form on our website. If we select your design, we'll email you to arrange a meeting time with an artist.
Can the artist draw my tattoo before I decide to get it?
No, artists need a deposit before they start creating a drawing for your tattoo. Make sure to clearly communicate any important details about your design during the consultation. If you need changes after the consult, email us the updates at least a few days before your appointment. For larger tattoos or cover-ups, artists might draw the design directly on your skin with a marker.
Do I need to schedule an appointment?
Yes, we recommend scheduling an appointment due to high demand, making it difficult to accept walk-ins. For same-day appointments, contact us early. Large custom designs require filling out a contact form and having a consultation first.
When is your next opening?
Our availability varies, and while we do accept walk-ins, it depends on the specifics of your tattoo and our artists' schedules. Cory and Trevor are typically booked 6-8 months in advance, while Payton is booked 1-2 months ahead. Please fill out our contact form for scheduling.
How do I schedule an appointment?
After your consultation, if the artist agrees to take on your design, they'll instruct you to email the shop. For simpler tattoos not requiring a consultation, our shop coordinator will contact you to arrange an appointment upon receiving your email. Remember, a deposit is required for all appointments, and failure to pay it within 10 days of receiving the invoice will result in losing your slot.
What is your deposit policy?
We need a $100 deposit for all appointments, which is non-refundable. To reschedule without losing your deposit, give us a 48-hour notice. Cancelling within 48 hours or not showing up means you lose your deposit. Deciding not to get a tattoo also results in losing the deposit. The deposit will be deducted from the final price of your tattoo. For multiple sessions, it's deducted from the last session's cost.
What to bring to your appointment:
Identification: A government-issued or state ID is required for paperwork. Acceptable forms include a driver’s license, passport, military ID, or state ID. No ID means no tattoo, and you'll lose your deposit.
Payment Method: We don’t accept checks, so bring another payment form.
Appropriate Clothing: Wear something comfortable and not fancy, considering your tattoo’s placement. You can bring a sweater in case you get cold, though blankets are provided.
Snacks and Beverages: Eating well before your appointment and bringing snacks with a bit of sugar can help keep your blood sugar steady. We offer some snacks and beverages too.
Cellphone Use: Use your cellphone respectfully. Excessive movement from talking or texting can affect the tattoo process.
Can I bring a friend?
No, our studio’s size and the privacy needs of clients mean we can't accommodate guests, except for group tattoos scheduled as such.
If you can't make your appointment:
Give us a 48-hour notice via email, considering our shop hours are 12 pm to 8 pm. Messages left after hours will be checked the next day. Failure to notify us in time means you lose your deposit. Email us as soon as possible in case of an emergency.
Should you tip?
Yes, tipping is customary and appreciated if you're happy with the service, but it's not mandatory.
Will it hurt?
Yes, but pain tolerance varies. The experience may be more painful if you're stressed, tired, or hungover. Ensure you're well-rested and have eaten before your appointment. Most people find the pain tolerable.
What about touch-ups?
We offer one free touch-up if needed, within reason, though some restrictions apply..