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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Getting a Tattoo

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

You must be at least 21 years old and you must be able to prove your age with a valid government issued Photo ID.

2. Do I need an appointment?

Yes! We only work by appointments so everybody needs one. We don’t do walk-ins ( Walk-in: customers without the need for an appointment).

3. How do I book an appointment?

All appointments are booked online or via email, click here to fill the form. Once all details are received,  an artist, a date and a quote will be assigned to your project, which will be valid for 48 hours and during that time you must do a deposit. Appointments are confirmed only after the deposit funds are cleared. We have a team ready to assist you via call, text and email.

4. Can I book an appointment last minute?

Artists are booked several months in advance, although, make sure to include the specific time frame you would like to schedule your booking for, we always do our best to try accommodating last minute bookings and traveling canvases, on “first-come, first-served” basis. So when possible, it is always better to plan ahead.

5. Can I book a consultation?

We have a team of experts ready to assist you by phone and email. On-Site consultations are scheduled when extremely necessary. And keep it mind that it could cause the waiting time to double.

6. How much does a tattoo cost?

All tattoos start at $300.00. Final price will be determine by size, placement, color, style and artist.

7. Do I need to leave a deposit if I want to schedule an appointment?

Yes. A 30% deposit is required to make an appointment. Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferable and will be applied to the final price of your tattoo. Remaining amount must be paid fully on the appointment date.

8. What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept card, PayPal and cash.

9. Does tattoos hurt?

Ah… this is a question with no real answer, honestly. Yes, they definitely do, there are needles involved, although… how much getting a tattoo actually hurts for each individual person depends on an extraordinary amount of factors, and there cannot be a single correct answer to this question, as not only placement, size and style matter but also if your body and mind are in optimum conditions and also the atmosphere of the place. But worry not, you are in very good hands and we will make sure each experience is pleasant.

10. Do you do cover-ups?

Cosmetic procedures, such as cover-ups and birthmarks & scars covering are performed by a specialists,  someone who is used to working in the best possible way for the best outcome and most of the time is not “what you want”, but “what it works”, each project over existing scars (keloids and marks caused by existing tattoos or just wounds) are much more delicate than a blank canvas. That said, we need to review your request with the cosmetic procedure specialist to make sure we can improve what you already have. We don’t do enhancements, touch-ups, or tattoo restorations.

11. Do you do tattoo removal?

No, we don’t. And we do not recommend tattoo removal, maybe in a couple of years when all techniques get better we will change our mind about not recommending it.

12. How should I prepare for my tattoo? Any tips or recommendations?

– Take a shower.
– Do not shave the area to be tattooed.
– Keep hydrated.
– Eat and rest well before your appointment.
– Wear comfortable clothes for your tattoo area. And keep in mind it could get stained.
– Previous weeks: protect your skin from sunburn.
– Previous & same day: Do not drink alcohol.

13. How long does a tattoo take to heal?

It usually takes around 2 weeks for the wound to fully close, but takes a few more weeks to be truly healed at all layers. The healing process varies depending on a person’s immune system, ability to fight infections, and following the provided aftercare instructions. Different parts of your body have slightly different sensitivities and types of skin, which will affect how well they absorb the ink and how quickly they heal. It actually take up to 4 months for the skin to fully regenerate, even though your tattoo will appear healed before that point.

14. How do I care for my new tatto?

1. Keep protective film (saniderm) no longer than seven (7) days and remove it as soon you see it has major fluid bags or if any part of the paper is loose. If its plastic wrap do not keep it longer than (2) hours after getting your tattoo.
2. Wash your tattoo with a no fragrance, antibacterial soap. Do not use the bar directly to your skin. Let lots of water run through your body (not straight to the tattoo) to avoid any remains that could cause an allergy or infection.
3. With a clean paper towel gently pat your tattoo to dry it.
4. Let it air dry 5 to 15 minutes before applying the ointment (Tattoo Goo) Do not use Vaseline.
5. Apply a thin layer of ointment on your tattoo. Keep it shiny but not glossy.
6. Repeat this steps 3 to 5 times daily for the next 2 weeks.

TIPS

– Do not bathe or immerse in water while having the protective film (Saniderm).
– Use warm water to remove the protective fill, it will help with the glue.
– Avoid touching your tattoo and wash your hands before starting the cleaning process.
– Wear clean soft cloth, avoid wearing tight clothes that might damage your tattoo.
– Avoid going into pools, beach, hot tubs, gym or activities that may lead to excessive amounts of sweating and exposure to the sun and dirt.
– DO NOT pick, peel or scratch any scabbing or hard layers.
– REMEMBER that if you don’t take care of your tattoo it may get infected or damaged.
– If you think your tattoo is infected, seek medical attention immediately.
– TravelTip: use baby wipes (no fragrance & no alcohol) and skip steps 2 & 3. Do not replace wipe cleaning for all daily washes, you still need to wash the tattoo with water it at least 2 times a day.

Feel free to ask whatever is on your mind, we are here to help :)

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

You must be at least 21 years old and you must be able to prove your age with a valid government issued Photo ID.

2. Do I need an appointment?

Yes!. We only work by appointments so everybody needs one. We don’t do walk-ins ( Walk-in: customers without the need for an appointment).

3. How do I book an appointment?

All appointments are booked online or via email, click here to fill the form. Once all details are received,  an artist, a date and a quote will be assigned to your project, which will be valid for 48 hours and during that time you must do a deposit. Appointments are confirmed only after the deposit funds are cleared. We have a team ready to assist you via call, text and email.

4. Can I book an appointment last minute?

Artists are booked several months in advance, although, make sure to include the specific time frame you would like to schedule your booking for, we always do our best to try accommodating last minute bookings and traveling canvases, on “first-come, first-served” basis. So when possible, it is always better to plan ahead.

5. Can I book a consultation?

We have a team of experts ready to assist you by phone and email. On-Site consultations are scheduled when extremely necessary. And keep it mind that it could cause the waiting time to double.

6. How much does a tattoo cost?

All tattoos start at $300.00. Final price will be determine by size, placement, color, style and artist.

7. Do I need to leave a deposit if I want to schedule an appointment?

Yes. A 30% deposit is required to make an appointment. Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferable and will be applied to the final price of your tattoo. Remaining amount must be paid fully on the appointment date.

8. What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept card, PayPal and cash.

9. Does tattoos hurt?

Ah… this is a question with no real answer, honestly. Yes, they definitely do, there are needles involved, although… how much getting a tattoo actually hurts for each individual person depends on an extraordinary amount of factors, and there cannot be a single correct answer to this question, as not only placement, size and style matter but also if your body and mind are in optimum conditions and also the atmosphere of the place. But worry not, you are in very good hands and we will make sure each experience is pleasant.

10. Do you do cover-ups?

Cosmetic procedures, such as cover-ups and birthmarks & scars covering are performed by a specialists,  someone who is used to working in the best possible way for the best outcome and most of the time is not “what you want”, but “what it works”, each project over existing scars (keloids and marks caused by existing tattoos or just wounds) are much more delicate than a blank canvas. That said, we need to review your request with the cosmetic procedure specialist to make sure we can improve what you already have. We don’t do enhancements, touch-ups, or tattoo restorations.

11. Do you do tattoo removal?

No, we don’t. And we do not recommend tattoo removal, maybe in a couple of years when all techniques get better we will change our mind about not recommending it.

12. How should I prepare for my tattoo? Any tips or recommendations?

  • Take a shower.
  • Do not shave the area to be tattooed.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Eat and rest well before your appointment.
  • Wear comfortable clothes for your tattoo area. And keep in mind it could get stained.
  • Previous weeks: protect your skin from sunburn.
  • Previous & same day: Do not drink alcohol.

13. How long does a tattoo take to heal?

It usually takes around 2 weeks for the wound to fully close, but takes a few more weeks to be truly healed at all layers. The healing process varies depending on a person’s immune system, ability to fight infections, and following the provided aftercare instructions. Different parts of your body have slightly different sensitivities and types of skin, which will affect how well they absorb the ink and how quickly they heal. It actually take up to 4 months for the skin to fully regenerate, even though your tattoo will appear healed before that point.

14. How do I care for my new tattoo?

  1. Keep protective film (saniderm) no longer than seven (7) days and remove it as soon you see it has major fluid bags or if any part of the paper is loose. If its plastic wrap do not keep it longer than (2) hours after getting your tattoo.
  2. Wash your tattoo with a no fragrance, antibacterial soap. Do not use the bar directly to your skin. Let lots of water run through your body (not straight to the tattoo) to avoid any remains that could cause an allergy or infection.
  3. With a clean paper towel gently pat your tattoo to dry it.
  4. Let it air dry 5 to 15 minutes before applying the ointment (Tattoo Goo) Do not use Vaseline.
  5. Apply a thin layer of ointment on your tattoo. Keep it shiny but not glossy.
  6. Repeat this steps 3 to 5 times daily for the next 2 weeks.

TIPS

  • Do not bathe or immerse in water while having the protective film (Saniderm).
  • Use warm water to remove the protective fill, it will help with the glue.
  • Avoid touching your tattoo and wash your hands before starting the cleaning process.
  • Wear clean soft cloth, avoid wearing tight clothes that might damage your tattoo.
  • Avoid going into pools, beach, hot tubs, gym or activities that may lead to excessive amounts of sweating and exposure to the sun and dirt.
  • DO NOT pick, peel or scratch any scabbing or hard layers.
  • REMEMBER that if you don’t take care of your tattoo it may get infected or damaged.
  • If you think your tattoo is infected, seek medical attention immediately.
  • TravelTip: use baby wipes (no fragrance & no alcohol) and skip steps 2 & 3. Do not replace wipe cleaning for all daily washes, you still need to wash the tattoo with water it at least 2 times a day.

If you have any other questions, we will be happy to answer them.