Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a tattoo?
Call, email, or stop by the studio to talk to an artist or schedule a consult appointment. Most inquiries can be answered through email, but some require the artist to see the area that is being tattooed.
How much does a tattoo cost?
Pricing depends on the size, location, and actual design of the tattoo. The cost of the tattoo will
be determined once the artist has a good
idea of what the design entails as well as
where the tattoo is being placed on your body.
The shop minimum is $60 and hourly/multi-session tattoos are priced per hour.
Is a deposit required?
All tattoo appointments require a deposit.
The deposit willbe deducted from the nal
price of the tattoo. If it is an hourly/multi-session tattoo, the deposit will be deducted from the final session.
How should i prepare for my tattoo appointment?
Be sure to eat and be well rested before you come to the studio for your tattoo. It is also a good idea to wear comfortable clothing. Clothing that you wouldn’t mind risking the chance of getting ink on.
How do I care for my new tattoo?
See Recovery Derm Shield instructions at the top of this page.
- Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo! When you get home:
- Remove bandage within 2-3 hours after getting your tattoo. Do not re-bandage.
- Wash your tattoo with anti-bacterial liquid soap. Be gentle and only use your hands. - Gently pat your tattoo dry with a clean paper towel. Do not rub!
The First 3-4 days:
- Rub a small amount of ointment on your tattoo.
- You may use Bacitracin, A&D, or Aquaphor (Make sure you’re not allergic to any ointment prior to using). - Always use clean hands and do not place ngers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo.
- Make sure to rub ointment in so that it is not shiny or greasy.
- Wash, dry, and apply ointment 3-5 times daily as needed.
- Wear clean, soft clothing over your tattoo for the rst 2 weeks.
After day 4:
- On the 3rd or 4th day your tattoo will begin to peel. This is normal! Do not pick at the skin.
- Begin using a mild and unscented lotion that is free of dyes (ie. Aquaphor, Curel, or Lubriderm). - Use lotion for a minimum of 2 weeks, 1-2 times daily.
- It usually takes 3-4 weeks for your tattoo to heal.
- After your tattoo heals use sunblock on your tattoo whenever it is exposed to the sun (SPF 50 recommended).
Things to Avoid:
- Do not pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub, or irritate your tattoo.
- You can shower, but you may not soak your tattoo for 2 weeks. No swimming, baths, or hot tubs. - You may not expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3 weeks.
- Do not wear abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.
- Do not let anyone touch your tattoo.
- Be careful of gym equipment and contact with animals.
- If you do not take care of your tattoo it may become infected or damaged.
- Signs of infection include:
- Increased redness around your tattoo.
- Oozing or drainage.
- Pus like discharge or abnormal bleeding.
- If you think your tattoo is infected, seek medical attention immediately.
- Please contact your artist for more detailed instructions for your speci c tattoo and with any questions.