Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book an appointment?
Typically, the best way is to call the shop and book a consultation with the artist. Consultations usually take half an hour, and give you a chance to discuss the design and placement for your tattoo. This is also a good time to get a rough estimate on the cost of the tattoo.
At this point, if you would like to book an appointment to have the tattoo done, you will need to leave a $100 deposit. We take cash, credit and debit. Your deposit will hold your spot and be transferred to each upcoming appointment until your tattoo is finished, at which time it will come off the the total for that session.
How can I prepare for a tattoo?
The best thing you can do is to eat a good meal in advance, and bring something to drink (water is always good, and so is orange juice- it helps to maintain blood sugar levels for a long period of time). Feel free to bring small snacks like nuts, berries or a granola bar to eat during the tattoo (just nothing messy please!).
Also, don’t be hungover! Your body doesn’t handle shock or adrenaline as well when you’re hungover. Think playing sports hungover- not fun.
Do tattoos hurt?
Tattoos feel different for everybody and some are more painful than others, but it’s never as bad as you think it’s going to be. Some areas of the body are more painful than others, so we recommend that you try somewhere easy for your first (like arms, legs, or upper back).
Can you draw something for me before I book an appointment?
Unfortunately, we can’t. We simply do not have time to do extra drawings for anybody who is not prepared to commit to an appointment.
While we also don’t usually get a chance to do the drawings for appointments too far in advance, we are able to make minor changes to the tattoo at the appointment (although all details are usually settled at the consultation, and this is not needed).
Can you do this design we found on the internet?
No, but we would be happy to draw you something that is original to you. Chances are, if you found it on the internet, many other people have it.
Will you tattoo my hands/fingers?
No; for a number of reasons. First of all, fingers don’t tend to stay that well and while the internet tells you it’s going to look awesome, it typically falls half out within a couple of months.
Second, hand tattoos are really a job-stopper. There are some exceptions, but we would rather put your tattoo somewhere that you can hide down the road in the event that you really really need to.
What if I forget the appointment, or have to cancel last-minute?
We require a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation or any changes to the design. If you are unable to give us 48 hours notice, you will forfeit your deposit, as it doesn’t leave us enough time to fill that time slot. The deposit merely compensates the artist for their time.
Do you do touch-ups?
We offer one free touchup on your tattoo, but only if you have properly taken care of your tattoo. Picking at scabs, scratching your tattoo, swimming, re-bandaging, etc. void the free touchup and you will be charged the minimum rate of $100.00.
Do you tattoo under 18 years of age (even with parental consent)?
No, we don’t. However, we would be happy to meet with you for a consult prior to your 18th birthday in the event that you would like to get tattooed for your birthday.