FAQ


1- HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?
2- IS IT PAINFUL?
3- HOW IRRITATING IS IT?
4- HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
5- DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
6- CAN I BRING A PICTURE OR IDEA?
7- HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
8- CAN I TAN OR GO SWIMMING WHILE MY TATTOO IS HEALING?
9- WHAT IS THE RISK OF INFECTION FROM GETTING A TATTOO OR PIERCING?
10- THE LEGAL STUFF

 


1- HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?

 

You must be at least 18 years of age to get tattooed  at any of our studios, we “DO NOT”  tattoo any minors, (not even with parental consent)!!

For piercing, if you come by yourself, you must be at 18 or be at least “15 to get pierced with parental consent.
For any Piercing of a minor, a “Parent or Legal Guardian must be present” to sign a consent form. Proof of positive, state issued photo identification is required from the Parent or Legal Guardian, and a Birth Certificate from the Minor. In the event the parent has a different last name and/or address from the child, Court Documentation is needed to prove the relationship, i.e., divorce papers, or a remarriage certificate.
If parents have been divorced“only the parent with Legal Custody” of the minor will be able to sign the consent form.

2- IS IT PAINFUL?

The majority of our customers say that it’s more “Irritating” than painful but everybody has different tolerance levels.

3- HOW IRRITATING IS IT?

Well, it’s only irritating for the first few minutes, after a while the skin adjusts to the feeling and feels numb.

4- HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?

As the old saying goes “Cheap tattoos are not good, and good tattoos are not cheap”.
—- Our price rates start at $60.
—- There is a $10 extra charge for any work done “off” the arm.
—- There is a $10 extra charge for every name added to the tattoo.
—- All displayed flash is individually priced.
—- Any large or custom work is priced accordingly, usually hourly.
—- (We require a $50 deposit for any custom drawing, if you get the tattoo with us the deposit is deducted from the final price of the tattoo. If for any reason you decide not to get the tattoo with us, we keep the deposit as a drawing fee). (Large custom drawings such as “sleeves”, “whole backs”, “whole fronts”, etc. require a larger drawing deposit).

WE ACCEPT

*Debit cards also accepted

5- DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?

No, you do not need an appointment for “average size pieces or piercings”. We take walk ins on a first come first serve basis usuallyuntil 1 hour before closing time or depending on how busy we are that day, it also depends on the size of the piece that you want to get done. You should try to come in as early as you can, coming in towards the end of the walk in hours, does not guarantee you that you will get tattooed or pierced that night. We prefer to schedule appointments for large size pieces.

We DO NOT  take any appointments over the phone or via e-mail, to set up an appointment, you must come in person, we need to figure out what you want to get, how long (more or less) it will take, etc… this usually requires a consultation with the artist.  (It advisable that you call before coming to the studio to make sure that the artist that you chose will be available for a consultation with you)!!

6- CAN I BRING A PICTURE OR IDEA?

Definitely
; we can do your own picture or design one for you from your idea. Our specialty is “Custom Work”.

7- HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?

Tattoos take about 2 to 3 weeks to heal completely. Piercings could take anywhere from as little as 4 weeks to as long as 1 year depending on the kind of piercing that you get done. (For more information on the aftercare and estimated healing times of Tattoos and Piercings, visit our “Tattoo info” and “Piercing info” sections of our site.

8- CAN I TAN OR GO SWIMMING WHILE MY TATTOO IS HEALING?

Absolutely not!
 The sun will dry out your tattoo and this can result in scarring. Salt water as well as chlorine will bleach out the color while the tattoo is healing. You should also abstain from soaking a healing tattoo in a Jacuzzi or bath tub.
You can definitely go swimming in the OCEAN with a new piercing, this will actually help promote the healing of a new piercing. The pool is not recommended because of all the chemicals in the chlorine at least in the beginning stages of a healing piercing.

***TIP*** 
(In the summer, after your tattoo is completely healed, a high spf “SUN BLOCK” lotion is strongly recommended to help maintain the colors of your tattoo).

9- WHAT IS THE RISK OF INFECTION FROM GETTING A TATTOO OR PIERCING?

We use disposable tattooing and piercing needles on each customer and sterilize all other instruments such as Tattooing tubes, Piercing forceps, pliers etc. As long as you follow our aftercare instructions specifically, the risk of infection will be very small..

10- THE LEGAL STUFF

Every person receiving a tattoo or a piercing will be asked to read and fill out an application and release forms asking you information about yourself, questions about allergies medical history, etc. This basically states that you DO want that particular tattoo or piercing, you’re not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and that you WILL do your best to take care of it. “Remember that 50% of the work is up to you”.

*** We hope that you will find this information useful and that it will help you on your decision of getting or caring for your Tattoo or Piercing, if there’s anything that we might have missed that we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more info. (Please see “Contact us” section of our site). ***

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