How much does a tattoo cost?
Tattoos vary in size and detail and can also vary widely in cost. Our hourly rate ranges anywhere from $150 to $200 per hour depending on the artist and their experience. For any questions or to request an estimate, be sure to give your artist a brief but detailed description of what you're wanting. The more information we have (size, placement, detail, style, etc.), the more accurate of an estimate we can give.
How do I set up an appointment?
You may email for inquiries or call to schedule a free, in person consultation. Some artists may have a link on the artist page to request an appointment as well. To schedule a tattoo appointment, a deposit of $100, or 50% of the estimated cost (whichever is less) will be charged to secure your appointment. All terms and conditions, regarding security deposits, will be outlined during the booking process.
How do I take care of my tattoo?
After your tattoo is finished, the artist will bandage your tattoo. We recommend that the bandage stays on for 1-2 hours. When taking off the bandage, be sure that you're in a clean place and that you've washed your hands, never touch a fresh or healing tattoo without clean hands. After your bandage is off, you do not need to rebandage.
Wash your tattoo gently with your hands using warm water and soap (do not scrub). After washing, pat your tattoo dry with a clean towel. Wash your tattoo daily and be sure to keep it clean.
You may use an artist recommended ointment or a fragrance free hand lotion on your tattoo, very lightly, spreading an extremely thin layer over the area (do not overuse). Repeat ointment or lotion application 2-3 times daily. Do not use petroleum or Neosporin.
During the healing process, you may notice your tattoo start to flake or scab, becoming itchy and patchy looking; this is normal. Refrain from picking or scratching your healing tattoo. Showers are fine, however, do not submerge your healing tattoo in water (tubs, pools, lake, ocean, etc.). Keep it out of direct sunlight for long periods of time.
For any questions concerning aftercare and healing, please give us a call.
Can I get tattooed if I've been drinking?
No. Drinking brings on a lot of difficulties and only makes the tattoo process harder. It is also a huge liability to take a client that is under the influence. If you've been drinking or are under the influence, we will not, under any circumstances, tattoo you.
Can I get tattooed on blood thinners?
Blood thinners can be tricky. If you have any concerns or questions about getting tattooed while on any medication, it is best to ask your physician before getting tattooed.
Can I bring my kids with me?
Although we think kids are awesome, we prefer that no one under the age of 18 comes into the shop, especially small children. It can be very distracting to the artists. Also, there are infectious agents and materials as well as medical grade chemicals within areas of the shop that we definitely don't want to risk your child being exposed to. If at all possible, please leave the little ones at home.
Can a parent/guardian sign for a tattoo if underage?
No. In the state of North Carolina, you must be at least 18 years old to get a tattoo, no exceptions.
Is it okay to bring friends?
One person for moral support is acceptable, however, multiple people that are not getting tattooed can become problematic. You're welcome to have a person with you during your tattoo, as long as they aren't a distraction, but we ask that you do not bring a large group back to the station floor.
How long should I wait between sessions on a larger project?
Usually, 3 weeks is a good time frame to wait for an in progress piece to heal before coming in for another session. This being said, we recommend that you stay relatively consistent in getting larger pieces worked on regularly until finished. If you wait 2 or 3 years to go back into a larger piece, there is a chance that the tattoo has already aged slightly which can cause inconsistencies in your tattoo, resulting in possible touch up over previously tattooed areas and more time to finish your piece than originally anticipated.
What payment methods are accepted?
We accept cash and any major credit/debit card for payment. If you're booking from out of town, through email, your artist can provide payment options for your security deposit upon request.