Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use numbing cream?
A: We do allow you to use numbing cream but please let us know beforehand. We prefer and recommend Painless Tattoo Numbing Cream (must order online, at least order it 2-4 weeks before appointment). If you do use another brand, please do a test patch on yourself a week or so before your appointment to know how your skin reacts. We have some on hand to do a small test patch on you prior to ordering it.
CAUTION: We do allow you to use it but we cannot guarantee how your skin will react during and after the healing process.
Q: What is the deposit?
A: A deposit is a non-refundable down payment for your scheduled tattoo appointment. The deposit goes towards the research and time spent drawing the tattoo up. The deposit goes towards the total of the tattoo.
Q: What if I need to reschedule an appointment?
A: We do ask you to give a 24-hour notice for a reschedule. Your deposit will be transferred to the new set appointment. We can work something out if something medical related comes up. If you let us know less than 24 hours, your deposit will be forfeited.
Q: What happens if I cancel my appointment?
A: If you have already rescheduled, you have nothing to worry about! When you cancel without rescheduling, any and all drawings we spent our time on will enter our archives. The deposit you put down for the appointment is non-refundable and will not be returned. We spend hours getting prepared for each appointment and drawing up your designs.
Q: What happens if I don’t show up to an appointment without calling?
A: We will give a 15 minute grace period, but if there is no call from you that you will be late or don’t reschedule, we will keep the deposit. If you plan on rescheduling in the future, you will be required to put another deposit down. If you do not call ahead for another appointment, we will no longer schedule you. The reason we do this is because that time we scheduled you for could have gone to someone else.
Q: How much will my tattoo cost?
A: Normally we will ask you what your budget is and work around that. We also will give you an estimated quote, but the quote is not always the official price. We always try to aim high and help prepare everyone.
Typically, we charge $100/hr. The $50 deposit will go towards the tattoos total cost. For example, if we tattoo you for three hours, you will owe $250 at the end of the tattoo. We also have a $60 minimum for smaller tattoos.
Q: What if I change my idea?
A: If you come into your appointment and want to change your design completely, we will need to reschedule you completely. If there are only a few small things that can be changed quickly, we are willing to work with you. We do schedule our appointments to be able to fit a few people in during our day, so we can’t always spend another 30 to 40 minutes redrawing the design.
Typically, we don’t always send our completed draft of the tattoo over email because in the past, we have had people take the design somewhere else. If you are wanting to see the completed design before the appointment, we do ask if you can come in person to see it. If you live far away, we can work with you!
Also, if you don’t like the design, always be honest with us! We want you to love your tattoo!
Q: What do I need to do before my appointment?
A: It is very important to drink plenty of water and eat a full meal before your appointment. Staying hydrated allows your skin to accept the ink a lot better. Come to your appointment with a full stomach. It helps increase your energy. During the tattoo, you burn quite a few calories. During long sessions people typically tense a lot and will lose a lot of energy, so it is normal to feel tired after a long session.
Having clean hygiene is also very important! You do not have to shave the area for us because we always shave it just to make sure.
Q: Can I get tattooed while being pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: It is not advised to get tattooed while pregnant or breastfeeding. We also refuse to tattoo pregnant people. Hormones can also change the way your skin heals. There is always the possibility of getting an infection or having an allergic reaction.
If the proper aftercare isn’t followed, infections can occur.
If you have any further questions, please contact us by phone or email!