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.
What should I wear for my tattoo session?
Depending on the placement of your tattoo, we recommend loose clothing. Women getting back tattoos we recommend bringing a large button up shirt to wear backwards. Artists will typically tape clothing into place when needed. We also offer pasties and sheets to prevent body parts from being exposed.
What are our rates? Can I get a quote?
Among the many shops in our area, our shop provides the best value with the most reasonable rates and high quality that you can find. Our shop minimum is only $60 and our rates start at $120 and up per hour - depending on artist. We have seasoned artists with over 10 years of experience. Rates and experience vary per artist. Our artists have also invested into professional equipment and machines that make tattooing more time efficient while providing high quality tattoos.
Due to all the aspects involved in tattooing, we do not give quotes over the phone or email. You will need to schedule a consultation with an artist to get a more accurate quote for a tattoo.
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 or share with them this link. 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 or text us at 916-572-8459.
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 require clients to come in for a consultation to see the existing tattoo in person, take pictures of it and discuss what can be done. If clients are not able to come in for consultation, pictures may be sent via email.
Do we accept walk-ins?
Due to county covid mandates, our shop is now by appointment only.
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, 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.
What are the tattoo aftercare instructions?
Click here for after care information on your tattoo.
Permanent Make-up & Microblading FAQs
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