Frequently Asked Questions
Appointments are not required, but they are always a good idea. We take walk-ins whenever possible, but availability varies from day to day. For custom work, it is best to make an appointment so that the artist has time to draw for the tattoo, and a face to face consultation is always preferred if possible, consultations are free.
We prefer if appointments are made in person, but if not possible we can assist via phone or email. You can also call or email to schedule a consultation, or just stop by. Please bring printed copies of any reference material you may have.
The cost of a tattoo is determined by how long it takes to do. There is a shop minimum that applies to all tattoos, no matter how small. For an estimate/quote, please come into the shop and speak to an artist in person. Larger pieces—such as half sleeves, full sleeves, and back pieces—are charged by the hour. For this kind of work, it is very difficult to estimate how long the tattoo will take, as it depends on the design, how you sit for the tattoo, etc. Sessions for larger tattoos are usually 3-4 hours long and can be scheduled as far apart as you like, but preferred at a two week intervals.
Yes. We accept cash and all major credit cards.
No. We do real tattoos only.
We certainly do not.
No, they are not recommended as there is no longevity in white tattoos.
We are happy to touch up or rework old tattoos, or to cover them, if we can. Whether or not we can depends on the tattoo. The best thing to do is come by and show us what you have so we can let you know what is or isn’t possible. Keep in mind that a cover-up will always be significantly larger than the original tattoo. Tattoo ink is not opaque, so a cover-up is about disguising. Very dense, dark tattoos are difficult to cover and may require a few sessions of laser to lighten them up before they can be worked on.
No. we will not tattoo you if you’re drunk or under the influence of drugs.
Yes. We take every precaution possible with regard to hygiene. However, there is always a possibility of infection if you do not properly care for your tattoo.
We take every precaution possible with regard to hygiene. We use sterile, single-use needles and disposable gloves. High quality medical grade surfaces are disinfected pre- and post-sessions. All other supplies are either single-use or medically sterilized. Our autoclave is tested once a month.
If you feel like they did a good job and you are pleased, YES!