To secure a tattoo appointment, we require a non-refundable deposit of $100. This is to ensure that your appointment will be held for you. The deposit will be deducted from the price of the tattoo on your appointment day or on the last session if it is a multiple session piece. In addition we charge a $20 - $60 design fee (depending on the size of the piece) that does not get deducted from the the price of the tattoo. This is to compensate the artist for their time to create the customized sketch for your tattoo.
Please give us at least 72 hours notice for cancellations so that we may attempt to schedule another client.
If the artist draws a design for you and you decide to change the subject matter of the tattoo then the design fee will pay for their time doing the drawings for the original subject. Additionally, if there are more than 3 changes or adjustments made to the drawing they may need a new design fee so that they are fairly compensated for their drawing time. Your artist will inform you of the additional charges according to the situation.
If for some reason you are unable to give us 72 hours notice, or simply don’t show up, we will absorb the deposit to cover the time that was set aside for you. At this point we would need another deposit to set up another appointment time. This includes appointments where the client is so late that they need to be rescheduled.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TATTOO
Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours prior to your appointment. Alcohol consumption can lead to excessive bleeding, swelling and increased pain during your tattoo.
Drink plenty of water. Get a good nights sleep. Eat a good meal within 5 hours of your appointment.
If you have a long sitting, it may be a good idea to bring a pillow and even a light blanket.
Do not take acetaminophen or ibuprofen before your appointment, it can lead to excessive bleeding during your tattoo and increase the chance of fainting.
You can bring 1 friend to your tattoo appointment. Consult your tattoo artist if you wish to bring more or if children under the age of 16 will be present
Leave your bandage on as long as recommended by your artist (minimum of 2 hours.)
When that time is up, wash your hands and remove your bandage, shower and gently rub the area with a mild soap until the water runs clear.
Pat (do not rub) the tattoo and surrounding area dry with a clean towel.
Wait until completely dry before applying a water based unscented lotion. Check with your artist for recommendations.
Re-apply lotion as needed.
Do not expose your new tattoo to direct sunlight or submerge it in water for 2 weeks after your procedure.