- 1. How should I care for my tattoo after leaving the studio?More
*Leave your bandage on overnight*.
Taking it off early to show it off will cause scabbing, and loss of color and shading.
After removing the bandage, with *CLEAN HANDS* wash the tattoo gently with:
soap and warm water.
Use ONLY your fingertips to rub soap onto your tattoo. (Because using a wash-cloth will not feel so good!)
Clean your tattoo this way two times a day until healed.
Pat the tattoo dry with a soft towel. DO NOT SCRUB IT DRY.
(rubbing cloth across a tattoo is not wise)
~~~NEVER RE~BANDAGE YOUR TATTOO!~~~
well...unless you talk to us first.
We can tell you how to protect your tattoo if you just have to get shoulder deep in funk
Between washing, use AQUAPHOR to treat your tattoo and keep it soft.
It should be applied sparingly - no more than two drops, two times a day.
Overuse of anything can always cause bad stuff to happen.
Oh yeah...did we mention clean hands? Always clean your filthy monkey paws when you are taking care of your tattoo. Small bugs kill big people all of the time.
DO NOT: expose to sunlight and artificial UV Rays
DO NOT: soak in water (hot tubs/ bathtubs/ pools/ saunas)
DO NOT: shave over tattooed area until healed
DO NOT: allow clothing to rub on, or constrict tattoo
DO NOT: pick or scratch at any peeling or scabbing
Your new tattoo will heal somewhat like a sunburn and peeling is normal.
Healing time can vary with placement and size, but is approximately two to four weeks.
REMEMBER: CLEAN YOUR HANDS, and if you experience any problems while your new tattoo is healing, please contact us. We will be happy to help you any way we can and offer suggestions based upon our many years of experience in healing tattoos.
- 2. Does it hurt?More
Of course it hurts, but you want me to say it does not!
The pain is an outside pain (irritation), not an inside one (tooth ache).
It hurts less than a "Poke in the eye with a sharp stick"
"Anyone who wants a tattoo will be able to stand the pain."
No, you do not need to be drunk to get a tattoo...
In fact, if you are obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol, any professional artist will refuse to tattoo you...
- 3. Will hair still grow through my tattoo?More
Yes, the skin will still be the same as before. If you have dark or long body hair it might obscure the tattoo, if the tattoo is too small.
- 4. Is it safe?More
We use the same equipment (autoclave) that a hospital uses to sterilize our equipment. We also use disposable setups for each tattoo.
Visit your tattoo artist to insure the instruments are individually wrapped and sterilized.
- 5. Can I bring in my own design?More
Yes, it can be anything you like, but it will need to be converted into a tattoo design. Some styles of artwork do not work well as a tattoo, but we use our years of experience to guide you with the selection of the artwork and style.
- 6. How much does it cost?More
It is impossible to quote a price without seeing a design. Custom tattooing costs according to the time involved. Larger and complex tattoos can cost thousands of dollars, while smaller and simpler things cost less. How that works out for you is : an average small tattoo cost about $100. Names and really small things cost about $50.
- 7. How old must I be to get a tattoo?More
You must be 18 years of age and have a picture ID issued by a government or state.
We tattoo minors (16-18 only) with signed parental permission.
- 8. How can I pay?More
We accept cash, Mastercard and Visa
We do not accept personal checks.
- 9. How do the colors turn out?More
Think of your skin as a filter over the tattoo. Darker skins will mute or obscure the color. Lighter skin will allow the color to be more vivid.
- 10. Can I be allergic to the colors?More
It is possible to be allergic to anything, however allergies to the colors is very rare. If you do have allergies, you might want to consult your doctor, for the proper tests and for an explanation.
- 11. If I am pregnant, can I still get a tattoo?More
Pregnant women, or anyone with a chronic serious condition, should get the advice of their doctor before getting a tattoo.