Q's & A's
What do you charge? We have a shop minimum of $80. this is to pay for the sterile set up with brand new needles along with all the disposables it takes to do a tattoo. We have an hourly rate of $160.-180. per hour however you may be quoted a set price for some pieces. We have a minimum of a $50. deposit that goes towards the tattoo when it's done. Deposits are non-refundable. Since we are a custom shop much of our time is put into artwork so we have to require these prices.
What forms of payment will you take? We always prefer CASH. If you know you have an appointment and or were quoted a price, please bring cash money. It is nice to do a tattoo and be paid in cash after our hard work. Our credit card service here costs us a lot of money in fees so we are not being paid what we have earned and deserve.
Can I bring friends or my kids? We welcome anyone but some kids that are not well behaved can be difficult since tattooing demands full concentration. Support friends are cool unless they are un-supportive or high maintenance. Remember the tattoo is about you not them.
If I am under 18 can I get a tattoo? No. It is the state law you must be 18 with proper ID. Be sure to bring it with you so you can fill out our release from.
Can I be drunk or take medication? No. Being drunk is disrespectful to the artist. And being wasted means you can't sit still. Tattoos hurt. The pain is part of the process. You earn your tattoo in many different ways.
Do you do piercings or have jewelry? No, we do not. We have created an art sanctuary for tattoos only, so the pieces we create can be done with our full attention.
If I bring my own art will you do it? Yes, in most cases however if is not drawn well to suit a tattoo, we will happily redraw it so it is. Please print out your artwork and bring it with you. Often times people say they have the artwork and it's on their phone. To make it easier and much faster on us please be prepared and bring print outs to consultations and appointments.
AFTERCARE: Once obtaining your tattoo, your artist will give you specific instructions. We will walk you thru it. However here is some basics after care options. Please keep in mind every artist is different and each body/skin is different! After removing bandage, rinse well with water (a little soap like Dr. Bronners is suffice) Let air dry. Apply a little ointment like Aguaphor or waxelene (we carry this in our shop) Be sure to rinse it once or twice a day for the first week! Once your tattoo is 4 days old or so, we recommend switching to a lotion, like Aveeno- fragrance free always! Do not pick at it, expose it to the sun or go swimming to soon! Care for your tattoo like we do! Always call the shop, when in doubt!