FaQ

 

How much do tattoos cost?

Our minimum charge is $100 and our hourly rate is $150. we cannot give quotes over the phone, there are too many variables in the tattoo process and with each individual, especially without seeing the actual design in person. The cost of a tattoo, i.e. the time it takes, is determined by size, detail, colour, placement on the body,and especially how well the client sits.

How much?

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Deposits

Deposits are required to book any tattoo appointment; if you do not leave a deposit you do not get an appointment. Deposit amounts are $50 PER hour booked and can be paid in person, or by credit over the phone if you live out of town.

Deposits

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Very Important…

Deposits are absolutely non-refundable ever!!! You are forewarned and an adult… we take this very seriously and do this for a living, we are not at fault if you lose your nerve, are late, forget your appointment, change your mind, or do not follow our policies.

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Booking times…

We are a very busy shop, so it can sometimes take weeks to find a spot. But good things come to those who wait!

Booking

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Our minimum age…

We do NOT tattoo anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18 and are serious about your work then you can wait to get the best tattoo you can get.

Minimum age

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Consultations…

Depending on what you would like to get, you almost always need a consultation before getting tattooed. The reason we do this is to get a better feel of where you want the tattoo, and the specifics of what you are getting tattooed. Some things can be worked out online for out of town clients, but the more personal attention we can give your idea, the better we can execute the design.

Cosultations

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Artwork

We are a custom shop. Most of what we do here is custom but we have done flash and other designs with our touch to them. We do have to pre-approve all artwork that is to be drawn and tattooed. If we feel it will not make a very nice tattoo we will not do it, so please understand if we say no thank you.
Often we are asked to do a tattoo based on a drawing that the client (or their friend, mom, sister etc) has drawn up. We can certainly have a look at your design to evaluate its suitability for tattooing, but can’t promise we’ll proceed with a job.

Artwork

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Getting your tattoo too small

For example, if you get a letter E that is 1/8 of an inch tall, in a surprisingly short time the ink will begin to move a little tiny bit, and that E is going to close up and it’s going to be a blob. If you want that script tattoo to last for 30 or 40 years you can’t make it too small, it has to be nice and spacious.

Tattoo size

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Can I see the artwork a week or two before the tattoo?

Due to an extremely busy working schedule, we’re unable to provide final artwork prior to the session. With proper consultation, and if you have taken the time to look at your artists previous work, you should be satisfied that your tattoo artist is the right person for the job, and will make sure they have something you will like ready for you on the day.

Can I see?

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Does it hurt?

Yep, although some parts of the body will be more painful than others. First timers often find the experience much less painful than they expected.

Does it hurt?

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Touch – ups

We ask that you come back within three months of your initial appointment and we will take a look to ensure that its nice and smooth. At that time we will book you in for your touch up if necessary. We do not do free touch ups on hands or feet.

Touch-ups

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Why we will not tattoo you if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol….

People don’t make the best decisions under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
People are way more annoying when drunk.
Drunk people do not sit still when they are getting tattooed. they do a lot more hand talking.
Drunk people usually come in groups, and then we have an entire tattoo shop full of drunk people.
People who have been drinking bleed slightly more than people who haven’t been drinking. Now, you have to have been drinking for a while that day in order for it to affect the tattoo, but there is a chance you will bleed more, which means the blood will carry the ink out and you’ll have an unevenly coloured or shaded tattoo. The body goes through several stages when tattooing, including the release of adrenaline and endorphins when you first start the tattoo. Most people handle the release quite well, and no adverse reactions occur. Some people can’t handle the release, and that’s why they pass out. Drunk people are less likely to handle the release, therefore more likely to pass out or throw up when the tattoo begins.

Exceptions

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