Fr​equently Asked Questions.

This page is dedicated to the questions we get on a daily basis.  Don’t feel bad if we referred you here after our first contact, as this will probably answer most of your questions, and is meant to steamline the process. Isn’t efficiency great!

  • How do you charge? And what will my tattoo cost?
  •  For single sitting tattoos we base our prices on size, detail, and placement as well as difficulty of  executing the tattoo.  To give an estimate is impossible  without all the above mentioned info.  Larger work like full sleeves  or full backs are  priced by the hour . Our hourly rate is $150.00 plus tax, and all appointments require a deposit.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
  • We accept cash, or internet E- transfers.
  • What is your minimum age requirement?
  •  Minimum age requirement is 18, or 16 with parental consent ( although the later is at the  discretion of the artist)
  • Will it hurt?
  • Yes.  Although everyone’s pain tolerance is different, there is still pain involved. And different parts of the body can vary in intensity.
  • What if I change my mind?
  •  Small changes can be made on the fly, but any re-drawing will come at a cost to you. best to be 100% sure before booking. Cancelations or rescheduling of an appointment requires a minimum of 48 hours notice. Otherwise your deposit is forfeited. changing placement of the tattoo may  in some instances change the price as well.
  • What should i wear?
  •  Wear comfortable clothing, with suitable access to the area to be tattooed. You may be sitting a while, so comfort is key. there is also a risk of staining your clothes, so its best not to wear your best skinny jeans, or that expensive shirt! An extra layer in case you get cold of hot during the procedure  will also come in handy. Oh and loose fitting is always better for any clothing article that will be covering the tattooed area after the procedure.
  • What about aftercare?
  • Tattoo aftercare is the next most important step to choosing your artist! follow the artist’s instructions very carefully to ensure the best healed piece possible. We will go over our aftercare options at the end of your session and help you choose what is right for you. Protect your investment.
  • Can I go straight back to work?
  • Although we recommend taking it easy, especially after a long day of getting tattooed, we realize that most peoples schedule’s do not allow for much time off work. We will make sure your tattoo is adequately covered for your individual situation.
  • Can I have a drink?
  • One drink before a tattoo can calm the nerves, but it also runs the risk of thinning the blood. Drinking afterward isn’t recommended either, it will cause the tattoo to weep plasma or bleed which carries pigment up and out of the skin. If you want to guarantee your new tattoo will heal solid and bright, get some rest while your friends are partying this weekend.
  • Can I take a bath or shower after?
  • Showering is fine, just avoid direct water pressure. Bathing on the other hand should be avoided completely for the duration of the healing process. Soaking your tattoo in a bath, hot-tub pool or lake before it is healed will ruin your tattoo. Also, no scented soaps or body washes please.
  • Are children allowed in the shop? 
  •  Tattoo studios are not the safest of places for children, with an abundance of dangerous equipment in reach. Children are known for their curious tendencies. It's very difficult to watch them if they are wandering off and you are stuck in the chair. they are also a distraction to the Artist who's concentration is paramount during the procedure. Please do your  due diligence and find a babysitter for your baby ,toddler or high octane 6 year old on the day of your  appointment.  an older child may accompany you to see how its done, or for support, but must be respectful of the shop rules.
  • What about my phone?
  • Cell phones are a good distraction for you while getting tattooed, but they can also distract the artist. Lunging out of the seat to catch your falling phone, or answering  calls, taking your phone in and out of your pocket while the artist is working  is not only frustrating but will result in a  less than perfect tattoo. Be respectful and  always ask first before using  your phone.
  • Can I bring a friend?
  • You are welcome to bring a friend for moral support, one friend, as the shop is small and a gang  or posse distracting.
  • Do you do walk-ins?
  • No, unfortunately we do not.
  • Do you do  piercings?
  • Yes we do. 
  • How much does a piercing cost?
  • Nose, lip, eyebrow, navel, nipples and most ear piercings are $60  each , 2 for $100  or 3 for $120 .  Tongue is $80 and genital piercings are $100-$120. Prices include jewelry,. Taxes are extra.
  • What are the risks of infection?
  • Any time you have a procedure that is breaking the skin there is risk of infection to the site of entry. Our job is to ensure that every precaution is taken during the entire process to limit those risks. From single use equipment to sterile bandaging, Your health is in good hands.
  • Are touch ups  free?
  • We guarantee our workmanship 100%.  Any touch-up needed that is not due to negligence on your part is free within 3 months of being healed. This includes any breaks in the line-work or areas of color that are not fully saturated where they should be.  That being said, skin is not an ideal canvas all of the time, it moves and flexes.  Some areas are subject to more friction, and movement, and  for that reason certain areas of the body are not guaranteed. E.g. hands, neck , feet, and ribs.
  • Should I tip?
  • Tipping for any good service received is good practice, but optional. if you choose to tip,  It will show the artist that you are satisfied with the tattoo and extra care that went into making your experience a good one.
  • What are your shop hours?
  • Monday to Friday 10:00- 4:30 . By appointment only.

  • How long are your wait times?
  • Wait time may vary by the season and how busy we are, but for smaller tattoos its usually a month or two.  For larger projects several months is not uncommon.