Q: Does getting a tattoo/piercing hurt?
A: Both procedures come with a degree of pain, which can be better or worse, depending on where you get them done. As a general rule, if an area is used for feeling the world around you, or protects organs, it will hurt more. So hands, ribs, and feet tend to be the worst. Despite that, the procedures are actually quite bearable, and even our younger clients have sat to get ribs done with little to no complaint.
Q: Will you tattoo/pierce minors?
A: We do perform services on minors on a very limited basis. You can find more information by visiting our Minor Consent page on this site.
Q: What if I have allergies to latex/ink/etc.?
A: It is possible to be allergic to various ingriedients in tattoo ink (particularly cheaper inks), and to latex as well. We keep non-latex products around to ensure we do not aggravate any allergies by using them. You should disclose any of these allergies on your consent form, and we will ensure the ingredients in our inks are not on the list of your allergies prior to applying the tattoo.
Q: What does it cost?
A: That depends on a number of factors. Artists typically have rates that are close to each other in our studios, but different types of work are more involved and require more training to accomplish, which increases price. When you arrive, you will receive a consultation for the length of time your service will take, which will help you budget for it. These are only quotes, but our experience in the field ensures they are usually very close to the actual time.
Another consideration to take into account, is the minimum amount a tattoo may cost. The first hour at our studio is the most expensive, with all other hours being at a lower rate, so make sure to talk to the administrator at your location if you are interested in a shop minimum tattoo, and don’t forget to ask about day rates for your artist as well.
Q: What activities should I avoid after getting a service done?
A: A tattoo or piercing is an open wound, and should be treated as such. It is important to avoid bodies of water that may contain bacteria, touching the tattoo or piercing with hands that haven’t been washed prior, or exposing a fresh tattoo to the sun. Additionally, we do not recommend shaving a healing tattoo, or following aftercare instructions that your friend gave you. You should instead have your artist give you thorough aftercare instructions to avoid any issues.
Q: Do I have to put down a deposit?
A: We do require a deposit for all services that we perform. You can find details on our House Rules page.
Q: What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
A: A good place to start is our House Rules page, and the Our Process page. You can also fill out your Consent Form in advance to avoid waiting to fill them out during your appointment. If you haven’t already booked your appointment, we also recommend stopping by our Locations page to research the artists at the Studio you will be visiting.
Q: Can I bring my children to the Studio?
A: We are a family friendly company, with much of our staff being parents themselves, so we are used to having children around. The only two major things to remember, is that any children will need to be very well behaved to avoid offending other guests paying for their work, and that any tattoo studio is going to tend to have some adult language. While we control this better than most, you should be comfortable with your children being old enough to be exposed to mature language.