Is it safe to get a tattoo?
Does it hurt?
Yes it hurts. But, there are lots of people walking around with tattoos and piercings so it’s not unbearable. There are many sensations used to describe it depending on each person and what area is being worked on. Some people even like it!
Can I bring my own picture or drawing for my tattoo?
Yes. This tattoo will be on you permanently so we want to be sure you are totally happy. Bring anything you think might help to capture exactly what you’re looking for your tattoo to reflect. We also have plenty of reference books available for ideas. No matter whether you know exactly what you want or don’t have a clue, we will always work with you to design a custom piece of art that you will love.
How much will it cost?
All or artists are $150 hr. and the shop minimum is $80(30 min. or less). It all depends on the size of the piece and the detail involved and also which artist you choose, we all work at different speeds. Some pieces cannot be completed in one sitting. You will be given a quote once you meet with the artist and go over the details of what you want. Remember though, if another studio is willing do your tattoo super cheap BEWARE! Sometimes you get what you pay for and this is going to be on your body forever. If you do go for the super cheap shop see question on FIXING A BAD TATTOO!
Deposits are NEVER refundable
We require a $80 deposit in order to hold an appointment date and to start a drawing. Full sleeves, half sleeves, back pieces and full body tattoos can require up to a $2000 deposit depending on size and time. The deposit you leave will go towards the total price of your tattoo. Our artists carefully schedule and book their appointments based on blocks of time so if you need to cancel we require a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you fail to do so, you redeposit will be forfeited and you will need to put down another deposit in order to get another appointment. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but is necessary to protect the intrests of our artists.
Are there any special requirements to get tattooed?
Yu must be 18 years or older for a tattoo or piercing due to local health rules and regulations. Piercings only may be done on 16-18 year olds with a guardian or parent present with ID to sign a waiver BUT WE DO NOT DO PIERCINGS. We are strict in our requirements to ensure proper age and that valid legal parental consent is presented, so please call the studio at 707-575-0610 ahead of time to find out exactly what you will need to bring to your appointment. For any tattoo, you must present a valid drivers license or current state photo ID or passport which by law must be photocopied. Deposits are NEVER refundable. If less than 24 notice is given for a cancellation, you lose your deposit and must leave another deposit if you wish to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment with more than 24 hours notice, you may apply your deposit towards your resheduled appointment. We NEVER under any circumstances will refund a deposit. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but is necessary to protect the intrests of our artists.
I have a tattoo that's really bad, can it be fixed?
Our artists can usually cover up or fix most tattoos-even really bad ones so you would never even know they were coverups. We are always honest though. If we don’t think it can be successfully covered we will let you know and work with you on what options you do have so you will ultimately be happy. We never do a tattoo just to make a buck. This is a really good group of artists who take tremendous pride in their art!
How long before I can get a tan and what kind of aftercare should I do?
Aftercare guidelines for tattoos are given to every client. It reads as follows:
TATTOO AFTER CARE: Leave the bandage on for at least 2 hours(NEVER RE-BANDAGE). After removing your bandage clean your tattoo with your hand using a non-scented soap(SUDSY). Wash until skin is free of blood and no longer slimy. Pat dry then apply AQUAPHOR ointment sparingly. Rub it in good! Make sure your skin can breathe through the ointment. Continue the aquaphore for 4-5 days then switch to non-scented non-oil lotion). DONTS: For the 1st week NEVER SUBMERGE UNDER WATER & NO CHLORINE OR RIVER!! Your tattoo will itch when peeling and you will NOT scratch or pick at it; as it may effect healing time and the tattoo. You may slap or apply lotion when the skin is itching and it will subside. ABSOLUTELY NO DIRECT SUNLIGHT ON TATTOO FOR 1ST MONTH!! The sun kills tattoos and especially color, you want it bright?.. Keep it out of the sun! Signs and symptoms of minor infection include: redness, swelling, and slight pain. Major symptoms include: drainage of pus, elevated body temp., and red streaks going from the tattoo towards the heart; in such a case you should call your doctor and seek medical medical help ASAP.