Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU ACCEPT WALK-IN CLIENTS?
Yes, when we have an artist available. Call when you’re ready to come in and we can let you know if we have openings!
The size and detail of your design determines if your tattoo can be done as a walk-in. Once you speak with an artist, they will let you know if your tattoo can be done that day. (The larger and more detailed the design, the earlier you should come in)
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
After you have consulted with an artist either in person or on a video call, a deposit (that goes toward your tattoo) is required to make an appointment. Once you leave a deposit, the artist will begin working on your design. Once you approve the design, you and the artist will set an appointment to begin the tattoo.
HOW DO I SET UP A CONSULTATION? IS THERE A FEE?
To set up a consultation, simply contact the studio via phone or email. Consultations are always free and can take 10-20 minutes. Bring any reference images you have(on your phone is fine) or email them to us so the artist can be prepared beforehand.
CAN I GET MY TATTOO DONE ON THE SAME DAY AS MY CONSULTATION?
It depends on the design & artist’s availability. If the artist is open that day and can get your design done in time, then yes. If it’s something the artist needs more time for or doesn’t have openings that day, then it will wait until the design is done and scheduled for a later date. Our artists put a lot of effort and time into your design as it’s the most important part of the tattoo process, so more time just means more detail!
HOW CAN I VIEW MY TATTOO DESIGN ONCE IT IS READY?
Once your design is ready, the artist will contact you. You’re welcome to come into the shop to see the design or the artist can schedule a video call with you to view the design.
We do not send designs through email or social media and you are not allowed to take photos of the design. This is to protect our artists and their time.
In person is the best way to view it and talk about it with your artist! It also allows us to show you the size and placement of your tattoo.
HOW MUCH IS A TATTOO?
Asking “how much is a tattoo?” is like asking “how much is a car or a bag of groceries?” The answer all depends on what you’re looking to get. The bigger and fancier your choice, the higher the cost will be. Remember the old rule, “good work isn’t cheap and cheap work isn’t good.” Always research your artist & studio before committing to getting a tattoo.
Large custom designs are done at an hourly rate. Depending on the artist, the rates range between $150-$200 an hour. The studio minimum is $100.
If your tattoo can be done in one day, the artist may choose to set a flat price. This is at the artists’ discretion and the flat price must be approved by management.
Be sure to check with the artist for their price/hourly rate before you leave a deposit. Feel free to discuss your budget with your artist so they can work with you and give you options. Be aware that some budgets are simply not possible (i.e. a full sleeve for $1000)
CAN I EMAIL OR CALL THE STUDIO FOR AN ESTIMATE ON A TATTOO?
Unfortunately not. All estimates must be given during a consultation either in person(preferable) or on a video call. Please be aware that time frames given are only estimates and can vary as there are many variables to work with such as how well you sit, your skin texture, changes made to the design, etc. If an artist quotes a flat price, then that is the total cost of the tattoo.
CAN I PAY FOR MY TATTOO WITH A CREDIT CARD?
Yes. Please be aware there is a 3% charge for all card types, no fee for cash.
WHY MUST I LEAVE A DEPOSIT?
The artist spends a great deal of free time researching and designing your tattoo. Without a deposit, the artist isn’t protected in case you never come back. The deposit is more than a down payment for your tattoo, it informs the artist that you are serious about working with them. The deposit is also collateral to hold your appointment. If you DO NOT SHOW UP or DO NOT give the required 72 hour notice of needing to cancel/reschedule, your deposit is taken to compensate for the work lost that day. The advanced notice allows the artist a chance to fill the cancellation. Not showing up causes both the artist AND studio to lose money.
CAN I USE A CREDIT CARD TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT?
All deposits must be cash or done via Paypal invoice we email to you as they are non-refundable to protect our artist’s time they are going to put into your design. Be aware there is 4% transaction fee for PayPal payments.
WHEN IS MY DEPOSIT APPLIED?
The deposit is applied on your last session(if it’s one session then it would be applied then). This keeps the booking process working smoothly as you book your next session at the end of your 1st and so on, keeping it seamless and allowing you to get your tattoo finished as quickly as possible.
If you wish to use the deposit prior, special exceptions can be made. However, a new appointment cannot be made until we have a deposit on file for you, meaning you would have to leave another deposit to get another appointment. If you plan to use your deposit, please inform your artist before they begin. Management reserves the right to deny the early use of a deposit.
CAN I BRING MY FRIENDS/LOVED ONES WHILE I GET TATTOOED?
Of course! We understand getting a tattoo is an exciting experience that you want to share. However, please limit the number of people you bring with you. You are allowed one person at a time with you in the tattoo area. Too many people are a distraction to the artists and other clients. We thank you for understanding.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN WHILE I GET TATTOOED?
Unfortunately, we kindly ask that you leave the youngsters home. The studio is not a fun place for children. We have expensive artwork that can get damaged and children are NEVER allowed in the tattoo area. Please make arrangements to have someone watch the children while you are getting tattooed. Exceptions are made while dropping off a deposit, viewing a design, or for a consultation. Children 16 & above may be permitted in the tattoo area, but will be considered your one guest.
DO YOU TATTOO MINORS?
In the state of Florida anyone between the ages of 16 & 17 looking to get a tattoo must have a guardian consent form signed and notarized. The guardian must also be present during the tattoo process. However, we reserve the right to deny any tattoo designs we believe are not suitable for a minor. We believe a tattoo is a responsible decision and must be reflected in your design, before we will accept the project. We require a consultation before any tattoos can be scheduled and this policy is strictly enforced with minors.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR MINORS TO BE TATTOOED WITH PARENTAL CONSENT?
We will NOT tattoo the face, hands, fingers or neck of a minor.
We reserve the right to not work with any client (particularly a minor)
Minor must be at least 16 years old and have a guardian present.
BOTH guardian AND minor must have the required identification. (see below)
THE ID’S PROVIDED BY THE GUARDIAN AND THE MINOR MUST HAVE MATCHING LAST NAMES AND ADDRESSES; IF THE MINOR’S ID (WHICH MUST HAVE A PHOTO) DOES NOT HAVE AN ADDRESS OR IF THE LAST NAMES DO NOT MATCH, THE MINOR MUST HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE THAT INDICATES THE ACCOMPANYING PARENT’S NAME.
In the case of a name change, please bring an original social security card, divorce decree, or something showing the parent’s original name. If you are the legal guardian of the minor, you must provide court documents proving so. The minor must have a photo ID.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PROVE YOU’RE THE GUARDIAN.
THIS MEANS LEGAL GUARDIAN AND NOT AUNT, UNCLE, OR FAMILY FRIEND.
If you are considering allowing your minor to get tattooed, please read this section carefully. We require several forms of identification for both guardian and minor. This may seem excessive, but the requirements have been carefully designed to protect all parties involved and are required by state law. Not all parents and their children have the same last name or address; therefore, we may require multiple forms of identification.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is the only way we can legally render services for minors. Remember, the law is designed to protect your children.
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID FOR…ADULTS / PARENT / GUARDIAN
+ DRIVER’S LICENSE
+ STATE OR FEDERAL ID
+ MILITARY ID
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID FOR MINORS
+ DRIVER’S LICENSE OR PERMIT W/ PHOTO
+ PASSPORT W/ PHOTO
+ STATE OR FEDERAL ID W/ PHOTO
+ MILITARY ID W/ PHOTO
+ STUDENT ID W/ PHOTO AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE
+ BIRTH CERTIFICATE & PHOTO ID
WHAT IF THE ARTIST I WANT TO WORK WITH IS UNAVAILABLE?
You have options. We have many talented artists that can work in a variety of styles.
It’s important to remember artists are only human and there are only so many hours in a day.
Each artist has different availability and requirements.
Sometimes artists are booked so far in advance that they are forced to temporarily stop taking on new clients. If the artist’s books are closed, they might be willing to add your project to their waiting list. They will contact you once their books reopen.
In some cases, the artist may refuse a project altogether. Examples may be a moral objection to the subject matter, conflict of artistic style, or no connection to the design. Either way, the work will suffer and we want to give you the best tattoo possible. In this case, the artist may refer you to someone they feel would be more suited for the project. Please understand and respect the artists’ decision if they refuse a project. The artistic process is personal and we appreciate your understanding.
FIRST TIME GETTING TATTOOED? START HERE:
Here is a breakdown of the consultation and appointment process:
- Research and come up with at least a “basic concept” for your design.
(Basic concept means ideas about the theme and tattoo placement)
- Evaluate multiple artist portfolios and find an artist whose style most resembles your vision.
- Contact the studio to check the artist’s availability and schedule.
- If the artist is taking appointments, set up a consultation with them.
- During the consultation the artist will go over your tattoo concepts and placement.
- After the consultation, leave a deposit so the artist can begin designing your tattoo.
- The artist will give an “approximate time-frame” to come back and view the design.
- Once you have seen the design and approve, we can book your appointment
TATTOO DO’S AND DON’TS
INFORMATION REGARDING STUDIO ETIQUETTE
DO consult your physician if you have reason to believe that getting tattooed would be detrimental to your health.
DO be sure to hydrate yourself before and during your appointment. The best way to stay hydrated is drinking only water and natural juices. Avoid soda, energy drinks, and alcohol.
DO listen to the expertise of the artist. While something may look good on paper or Pinterest, it may not age well or look good on skin. The artist will inform you of your options from their professional experience.
DO show up to your appointment on time. When your appointment is made, this time slot is reserved for you. You will lose your deposit if you cancel last minute or no show. Not showing up causes both artist AND studio to lose money.
DO treat your tattoo as though it were an open wound (because it is). You should always be aware of what is touching your tattoo, how certain activities will affect it. Also, be aware of your pet’s hair as well DO NOT allow them to lick your tattoo.
DO NOT drink alcohol 1 to 2 days prior to coming in. This will cause your blood to thin and will have a negative effect on the tattoo process and the healing. It is also illegal to tattoo an intoxicated person.
DO NOT take any blood thinners at all. This includes painkillers and aspirin.
DO NOT bring a group of friends with you. Tattooing is not a group activity. If you would like company for support you may invite ONE person to sit with you while getting tattooed.
DO NOT bring children to the studio for your tattoo appointment. Please be sure to make arrangements for someone to watch your children while you’re getting tattooed. Tattoo studios are not meant for children. They can be a distraction to you, the artists and other guests in our studio. Thank you for understanding.