BEING A MEMBER OF THE TATTOO COMMUNITY MEANS ANSWERING REDUNDANT QUESTIONS FROM TIME TO TIME:
- How long did your tattoo take?
- How much did it cost?
- What are you going to do when you're old?
- How will you get a job?
- What does it mean?
- What does it say?
We require a 48-hour notice. If you've lost your artist's email you can contact them directly by finding their name here.
Depending who you are, the idea of getting your first tattoo can be a little intimidating, we thought it might be easier if we broke it up into steps for you:
How much does a consultation cost?
Our consultations are ALWAYS free. We love spending time getting to know you and the vision you have for your tattoo. If you decide you'd like to book an appointment with your artist after your consultation, we do take a $50 deposit (sometimes $100 for large pieces) to hold your appointment time.
The absolute best time to contact your tattoo artist about a tattoo is:
Most tattoo collectors pick the ideas and subject matter for their tattoos carefully, choose things that represent them in some way. Many like their tattoos to represent a time in their life, a special person, their ancestry or the things they enjoy. Symbolism can be a valuable tool during the design process, as it can help you and your artist come up with a design that is both visually appealing and representative of you as a person.
I get asked this question a lot. Up until a little over a year ago, I was the one doing the asking. The truth is, if you ask ten different artists how they came into tattooing, you’ll get ten different answers. If I was to give you my entire story, it would fill a novel, simply because I consider the start of my career as a tattooer to be the first time I picked up a pencil and drew. I won’t bore you with the details, but it does serve to illustrate (pun intended) my first point: you need to be passionate about art. Draw every single day. Push yourself to be the best artist you can be on paper. Painting also helps, as does any other artistic outlet you can find. Look at other artist’s work and learn from what they do.
A quick note on what NOT to use: