Frequently Asked Questions
We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions by our customers — if you can't find your answer, please get in touch with us.
How do I set an appointment? Do I even need an appointment?
We will always accept walk-ins if the time allows. Appointments are always recommended.
Please visit us in-person for any ideas that require a consultation. You can also email either shop with a brief description of your idea, including approximate size, location, color or black and grey, and attach any references you may have. This is especially helpful if you live out of town/state. Don't forget to include the best phone number to reach you at and our awesome counter people will be in touch to set you up an appointment with the right tattooer for your project. You can also follow your email with a phone call to insure we got it. If you have an artist in mind please let us know! The information you provide is especially important with a larger scale or custom piece to make the appointment setting process easy and smooth. Don't have any specific ideas or artists in mind? No worries, our fine counter people are here to point you in the right direction based off your ideas! We know that's a lot of information but our Tattooers will have a design prepared for you that will be ready to show you on the day of your appointment, and/or will draw your design right on your skin so it's important to know it all!
How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
TATTOOING: You must be 18 with current, Government issued ID to get tattooed. This means a non expired driver’s license, official non-driver’s I.D., passport, OR birth certificate combined with photo I.D.
We DO NOT tattoo minors, even with parental consent.
How much will this cost?
TATTOOING: Every Tattoo project is unique, and we can only give ballpark pricing until we have an approved design and details in front of us. There are many variables involved in pricing, including size, detail, location on the body and individual tattooer’s methods. Consultations are a great way to get broad price range for the piece you're looking to do. To set one up contact us!
A REMINDER: GOOD TATTOOS AREN'T CHEAP, AND CHEAP TATTOOS AREN'T GOOD!
How do I take care of it?
TATTOOING: Your tattooer will explain their preferred aftercare procedure, as we each know how best to heal our style of tattooing. Be aware that to allow your new tattoo to heal properly you must keep it out of salt water, chlorine (pools, hot tubs), ponds, sand and strong, direct sun for approximately two weeks. You may shower; just don’t soak the tattoo for an extended period, as in the bathtub. Sunblock is good on a healed tattoo, but not a new one. General aftercare will include washing your tattoo with an unscented, liquid antibacterial soap and keeping it moisturized through out the healing process with an aftercare product. We carry Tattoo Goo in our shop and online in our merchandise store! It's dermatologist tested tattoo balm with healing properties from ingredients like olive oil, cocoa butter, lavender & rosemary oil! Find it here!
Things to avoid would be direct sunlight exposure, soaking it in water or swimming in salt/fresh/stagnant water, scratching or picking at it or allowing your pets to lick it.
Do I have to leave a deposit? Whats the cancellation policy?
We require a $100 deposit to hold your tattoo time. The deposit goes towards the final cost of your tattoo. If you're working in multiple sessions the deposit will be applied to your final session. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE, we cannot stress that enough. Please allow a 48 hour notice if you need to reschedule the time of your appointment.
If you do not show up for your appointment, or cancel last minute you will lose your deposit and have to leave another to set another up. Deposits can be made in person or over the phone.
Do I tip my tattooer ?
Tipping your tattooer or piercer anywhere from 10-20% is customary for a job well done. While it's never a requirement it's always much appreciated!