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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does it hurt?

A: Of course it does. Some people think that the outline hurts the most. Others feel like the color or shading does. Generally people describe the pain as a bee sting or a hot cat scratch.  If you want it bad enough you will take it.

Q: How much will my tattoo cost?

A: Price will be determined by your artist. Time, detail, placement and how well you sit still will factor in.

Q: What should I expect from a studio?

A: A portfolio of their work. Your decision should be based on your appreciation for the artist style.

A clean studio and workspace. A technician or artist that follows UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS.

A LICENSED ARTIST / TECHNICIAN NOT AN APPRENTICE!!! Unless you have been made aware of that and that you agree to allow it.

Q: What if I am scared of needles?

A: Most people do great. Sit still, relax and remember to breathe. Make sure you have eaten and let us know if you have a history of fainting or any allergies.

The items that we use are A&D ointment, medical tape, rubbing alcohol, and pigments. Be sure to tell your artist ahead of time if you are pregnant, aware of any allergies, or taking blood thinners.

Q: Do I have to make an appointment?

A: We prefer you to make an appointment at least a few days ahead of time. Walk-ins are welcome and are done on a first-come, first-served basis. We are the busiest between the months of January – August. It is ALWAYS good to call ahead to set up an appointment or to see if you can be a walk-in. Appointments require a deposit to hold your spot and are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Q: What if I can't find what I want?

A: Ask us!  If you already have an Idea, then give us a description.  If you have a picture to work from, that helps a lot. If you don’t know what you would like, then ask the artist if they have anything they would like to do.  There is no charge for custom drawings.

Q: Do you offer piercings?

A: No, we’re strictly a tattoo shop.