Cleanliness is of the utmost importance. Take a look around; do you like what you see? Trust your eyes and your instincts. If you have any doubts run, don’t walk, to the nearest exit. Better safe than sorry. Ask if there is an autoclave on premises and if so, do they spore test? The answer to both questions should be yes and they should be able to show you proof. The artists supplies should be single-use disposable and the artist should change their gloves frequently during the tattoo process.
HOW ARE TATTOOS PRICED?
We price our tattoos at roughly $100-150 per hour (industry standard) and have a $70 minimum. Artists prefer payment in cash. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and debit cards. Once we have a drawing, a size and location we can give you a price quote.
CAN I HAVE A DRINK BEFORE I GET TATTOOED?
It is illegal and ill advised to get tattooed while under the influence of alcohol. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol will not make your experience any better. It actually makes the process more difficult for you as well as the artist and raises the risk of complications. Other drugs, including Marijuana, can also have a negative impact on the process.
WHAT AREA OF THE BODY IS HARDEST TO HEAL?
Blood flow is an integral part of the healing process so the closer to the heart the better the healing. Healing of the lower legs and feet can take longer based on that fact. Another significant factor in healing is friction. Tattoos on the torso where clothing constricts and where pivotal movement is constant can lead to longer heal times and complications.