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FAQ

Do I need an appointment to get tattooed?

Most likely! Our artists stay pretty busy, and most are booked out at least a few days or weeks (some are booked out months!). You can always call and ask if we have walk-in availability, but it is not guaranteed.

 

How do I make an appointment?

We recommend you check out artist portfolios and see who you’d like to work with. If you don’t have a preference, we can make a recommendation based on the piece you are wanting. Once you’ve determined your artist, a consultation is recommended. Consultations are short appointments where you can meet with your artist, face to face, to go over your design ideas. During your consult, you will also be given the estimated cost for your tattoo. If you’d like to continue and set up an appointment, your artist will go through our schedule and find a day and time that works for both of you. When making an appointment, our shop does require a deposit. Tattoo appointments under 3 hours will require a $50 deposit, and appointments 3+ hours will require a $100 deposit. We accept cash or card for your deposit, but sorry – no checks! Your deposit comes off the final cost of your tattoo. It is non-refundable, but is movable with at least 48 hours notice. If you call last minute to cancel your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited and not applied to your next appointment. To reschedule with less that 48 hours notice, you will need to put down a new deposit.

Why do I have to leave a deposit?

Unfortunately, some people will not call in advance and not show up for their appointment. This leaves our artists with empty blocks of time in their day where they could have fit in someone else who is wanting to be tattooed. Your deposit not only shows a measure of good faith that you will show up for your appointment, but provides a small buffer to cover supplies and time lost for your artist should you not show up.

How do I prepare for an appointment?

Make sure you notify your artist of any medical conditions or prescription medications you currently take. Make sure to get a good night’s rest before your appointment, and eat a good meal. Avoid any sunburn, cuts, scratches, or other trauma to the area you will be getting tattooed. Shower before coming in (our artists appreciate it!), and wear comfortable clothes that won’t rub on your fresh tattoo when you leave. You are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket, headphones, or book. If you are coming for a full day session, you are welcome to bring snacks or visit SUBWAY located next door – but please, no food in the artists’ booths!

 

How old do I need to be to get tattooed?

16 with parental consent, 18 without.

If you are 16 or 17, You will need to bring a parent or legal guardian to get tattooed, and your parent or legal guardian must be present for the entire appointment, unless discussed with your artist prior to your appointment. We require Photo ID for both minor and parent / guardian, as well as birth certificate. (A school / sport ID is fine as long as it includes name and photo) If parent / guardian’s name does not appear on the birth certificate, we require a copy of legal guardianship papers.

WE WILL NOT TATTOO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16, EVEN WITH PARENTAL CONSENT, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

 

Do I need an appointment to get pierced?

Our piercer has walk-in availability Wednesday – Saturday Noon – 530pm, with the last client taken back at 5:15pm. Additional hours, 630pm – 8pm are sometimes available by appointment only. If you are interested in a genital piercing, 48 hour notice with appointment is required. (Nipples are not genitals!)

What do I need to bring to get pierced?

Minor (under 18) piercing – You will need to bring a parent or legal guardian to get pierced – your parent or legal guardian must be present for the entire procedure. We require Photo ID for both minor and parent / guardian, as well as birth certificate. (A school / sport ID is fine as long as it includes name and photo) If parent / guardian’s name does not appear on the birth certificate, we require a copy of legal guardianship papers.

Piercings over age 18 – Please bring a photo ID with you.

I’m only ____, can I get ____ pierced?

Younger than 13 : Earlobes 16g or under only
13 & Older : Earlobes up to 14g, Cartilage
15 & Older: All above plus Navel, Lip, Labret, Eyebrow, Septum, Nostril, Ear Lobes up to 10g
16 & Older:  All of the above plus Monroe, Medusa, & Tongue
18+ : All of the above plus Surface Anchors, Nipple, & Genital

NO EXCEPTIONS!