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Tattoo Questions & Answers

Whats my first step in the Tattoo Process?

The tattoo process can seem intimidating, and you might be wondering where to start. The first step in the process is the consultation. During this no cost consultation we will go over design ideas and do some very rough sketching. With your initial input, the only remaining thing needed is your trust. By now you have seen the great tattoos we are capable of doing, so trust in our artistic abilities to come up with something original that you will love. Please have a flexible mind as we design your tattoo. The best results come when you trust in our experience. Trust that we are familiar with proper layout, composition and placement. I am happy to reference pictures of other work that you like but PLEASE do not ask us to duplicate other artist's tattoos. After we discussed a design concept, you will be required to leave a minimum deposit of $60 in order to secure an appointment. After you've made your deposit we will begin working on the final preparation of your tattoo stencil. It's that simple! 

How much can I expect to pay for my tattoo?

The hourly rate is $150 per hour. This rate will only be reduced if we are doing large scale , multiple session projects. During the initial consultation we will go gladly discuss cost 

details.

What is the minimum cost for a tattoo?

The absolute minimum cost for small scale tattoos is $100. Please keep in mind it's not the size of the tattoo that determines the minimum rate, it's the overhead, the materials use, set up time and the high demand for our quality tattoos etc.

HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY NEW TATTOO?

TATTOO AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Approximately 2 hours after receiving your tattoo, remove Bandage/Wrap.

  • Immediately wash tattoo with antibacterial soap. Use only a light amount of soap and pat dry.

  • Wash tattoo every 2 TO 3 hours for the next 48 hours

  • Immediately after each washing medicate tattoo, apply a light coat of A&D ointment or Aquaphor.

  • Do this for the next 2-3 days or until redness is gone.After the 2-3 days use only fragrance free lotion. Aquaphor or lubraderm is recommended.

  • For the following 6-8 days keep tattoo moist at all times. If tattoo dries out scabbing will occur

  • Keep tattoo out of the sun for the next 2 weeks to obtain proper healing.

  • After your tattoo has healed, remember to apply sunblock(SPF50) on it whenever it is exposed. This will keep your tattoo from fading.

DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TATTOO. DO NOT OVER EXPOSE TO SUNLIGHT. DO NOT GO SWIMMING FOR AT LEAST 1 WEEK

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US!