Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does it hurt?

    One of the most commenly asked questions. The answer is yes. Having needles pierce your skin does hurt. A better question to ask is 'How much does it hurt, and can I handle it?' It's not nearly as bad as what you might imagine. The pain comes from the cluster of needles on the tattooing machine piercing your skin rapidly. This sensation, however, doesn't feel like the pain of an injection - it's more of a constant vibration. You will be amazed at how quickly your body releases endorphins, which dulls the pain significantly. The pain will vary depending where on your body you get tattooed. NOTE: Do not drink alcohol or take drugs for pain relief purposes prior to your tattoo session(s). Both aspirin and alcohol thin blood and promote excessive bleeding. Aspirin also decreases the clotting of blood, which will slow down healing.

  • How much does it cost to get a tattoo?

    To book an appointment for a tattoo, a minimum of $50 deposit will be requested. The deposit will go towards the price of your tattoo. Deposits are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call us within 48 hours of your appointment to keep your deposit valid. This deposit system is used throughout the Tattoo Industry to help management of time--effective for both the artist and the clients. Our hourly tattoo rate is $150 and our shop minimum is $50.

  • What should I expect with a new tattoo?
    A new tattoo is an injury to your skin; it's like a scrape. Typically, when the artist finishes, they will cover the new tattoo with some sort of bandage, probably non-stick bandages. Some will use clear plastic sheet, like saran wrap. The bandage is largely to protect the tattoo and your clothes, since new tattoos ooze. Also note that tattoos will ooze ink along with the other fluids, and it is not unusual to find an imprint of your new tattoo on the inside of the bandage with you take it off.
  • What are some bad things for my new tattoo?

    SUNLIGHT: Well, unfortunately it is. The newer inks are better at resisting fading but whatever you do, if you spend lots of time in bright sunlight your tattoos will fade (over a lifetime, not over a week). Try and keep them out of bright sunlight and use sunblock. BODIES OF WATER: Stay away from bodies of water for example, the ocean, pools, bathtubs, jaccuzzi, lakes. PICKING AND SCRATCHING: However itchy or scabby your healing tattoo may be, do not scratch or pick at it. You will remove the design your artist and yourself spent so much time and effort on. OTHERS TOUCHING: Your buddies might think its a great joke to give your new tattoo a good spanking, but dirty hands and pressure put you and your tattoo at great risk.

  • Does a tattoo always form a scab?

    Some tattoos will scab, some will peel. Sometimes a tattoo will do both. Either is possible and quite normal. There is no way to predict whether your tattoo will scab or peel. This can vary with each individual and each tattoo as well as each body part and the aftercare used.

  • What should I wear when I get tattooed?

    Wear something that allows the artist easy access to the area you'd like tattooed. The artist needs no more exposed than the area in which he or she is going to be working with a few inches surrounding to be able to wipe excess ink away.

  • Tomorrow is my 18th birthday can I get a tattoo today?

    No, sorry you can not get a tattoo until you are exactly 18 years of age. Even if your parent or guardian agrees or gives consent, you must be 18 years of age or you can not be tattooed.