Frenquently Asked Questions
How should I prepare for my tattoo session?
Be well rested, well hydrated and eat a nutritious meal prior to your appointment. Additionally, we recommend taking a shower, charging your phone, bring a charger and/or charger pack. We offer light snacks and water, however, some clients like to bring preferred snacks and drinks, especially clients with long sessions. We also offer pillows and blankets for your comfort, however, some clients prefer to have the comfort of their personal items. We also ask that you have your ID and cash is preferred as your payment. We offer other payment options such as credit card, Venmo and Zelle. Credit card transactions are subject to service tax.
What should I wear for my tattoo session?
Depending on the placement of your tattoo, we recommend loose clothing over tight clothing. We offer pasties and sheets to prevent body parts from being exposed.
What are our rates? Can I get a quote?
Our shop minimum is $60 and our rates start at $120 and up per hour, depending on artist.
How much for piercing?
We apologize that we do not offer piercing at this time. If you know of a good piercing artist looking for a shop, please feel free to refer them to our studio. Thank you in advance.
Does getting a tattoo hurt?
The amount of pain depends on each clients’ pain tolerance and location of tattoo. We offer numbing cream for those who prefer a more comfortable experience.
How can I book an appointment?
You have several options. Click here to fill out our online consultation. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 916-681-3888, or we recommend coming into the shop to speak with one of our artists.
I’m not 18, can I still get a tattoo with parent’s permission?
Under California State Law, no person under the age of 18 is legally allowed to receive a tattoo. However, we can get you in the books on your 18th birthday! It would be a birthday to always remember.
Do we cover-up tattoos?
Depending how dark or scarred an existing tattoo is, our artists can transform it into a beautiful piece. We do ask that you send in a picture of the existing tattoo or come in for a consultation to see what we can do with it.
Do we accept walk-ins?
We welcome walk-ins, however we encourage calling first, as our artists do get booked up.
When should I not get tattooed?
You are not a good candidate to receive a tattoo if you…
- are pregnant
- have sunburned skin
are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
are Pre or Post surgery
don’t know what you want
What is the policy on deposits?
Deposits are non-refundable and will go towards the cost of the last session of your tattoo. If you must reschedule your appointment, we ask for at least 48 hours notice of your appointment or your deposit will be forfeited. If you have multiple appointments, and miss an appointment without giving at least 48 hours notice, your deposit will be forfeited and an additional deposit is required to keep your future appointments. If deposit is not received within one week of missed appointment, future appointments will be canceled. In addition, rescheduling more then twice can result in the deposit being forfeited. This policy was put in place to honor and value our Artist’s time.