Frequently Asked Questions About Tattoos:
What are your hours?
We have a receptionist on duty every Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00pm-5:00 pm and our hours vary by appointment. Each of our artists is an independent contractor and makes their own hours. We generally have artists at the shop Tuesday-Saturday and on occasion some will work Sundays or Mondays. You can see each of the artists individual working hours by viewing their individual pages here.
How much does it cost?
It depends on placement, size, style, and who is performing your tattoo. We have hourly rates that vary from $125/hour to $175/hour. Pick your artist here. Send them an email to set up a consultation and they can go over cost estimates, design, and get you set up with your tattoo appointment from there.
What forms of Payment do you take?
Whenever possible we prefer cash. Cash is required for deposit payments. We do also take Visa, Master Card, and Discover (there may be small fees for card payments).
Do I tip?
You are not required to tip on top of the cost of your tattoo but it is always appreciated! If would like to tip us, some clients like to tip in cash and others like to bring us homemade goodies/gifts! We love and appreciate all of it.
Can I bring my kids?
No, sorry! We love kids but we cannot have kids in our tattoo shop under any circumstances (even for a consultation). A tattoo shop is not a safe environment for children, the health department does not allow minors in tattoo shops (this does differ for piercings but we don't do those here), fussy babies can disturb other artists and clients, and fidgety feet don’t mix well with tattooing. If you let your artist know in advance for a consultation that you are unable to find a sitter or don't have someone watch your kiddo we can sometimes accommodate by doing the consultations at the coffee shop around the corner with their permission (and we can always grab a coffee to support our local small businesses too!)
Can I bring a friend?
This preference may vary by the artist. Some artist prefer to not have friends in their stations with their clients. We do have a plenty of seating up front in our waiting area and some of us do have one extra seat in our stations and can accommodate having a friend. We do prefer to have a maximum of one friend/support person with because our stations are not large enough to accommodate several people. Just make sure to check in with your artist before bringing a friend to your appointment.
How do I care for my new tattoo?
Check out our aftercare section!
What should I bring to my appointment? What should I wear?
Eat before you come, wear loose, comfortable clothing, keeping in mind you’ll have to remove the garment covering the area you’ll be getting tattooed. Bring a state or Federal issued ID, your method of payment, and anything you want to keep yourself amused…movies, music, games, and headphones if you choose to use these items.
Does it hurt?
No. Yes. Ok, a little. Pain is different for everyone, and it depends on the size, placement, and style of tattoo being performed. Does it hurt? Yes. Can you get through it? Absolutely.
Will it fade?
Yes. Part of the beauty of tattooing is how it becomes more and more a part of you as you age. You can slow the effects of aging the same way you slow ALL effects of aging: moisturize, sunscreen, avoid friction and the sun.
Can I bring my own design?
Sure! Keep in mind that we have a staff of very dedicated, highly trained artists with their own set of skills and viewpoint. All of our work is drawn specifically for you, by one of our talented artists, and there is no cost for this service. So if you’ve just got a vague idea, or just a couple of pictures, we can work with that! We’ve used statues, vases, swathes of fabric and doodles to inspire tattoos, we speak your language.
How do I set an appointment?
Your best bet is to email the artist you’d like to work with, and they’ll help you directly. You can give us a call: (612) 353-6846. We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
Feel free to check out our deposit / cancellation policy for more information if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Can you fix my old tattoo?
Probably. Email us a picture and we can talk options.
Do you do nipple reconstruction, mastectomy scar cover-ups, top-surgery cover ups or general scar cover ups?
Yes we do! Emi has a lot of experience in all of the above. Katie has experience in mastectomy and other scar cover ups. Most of our artists have experience in covering scar tissue. Just be sure to check out portfolios here to ensure you pick the artist whose work matches the style of tattoo you desire.
Do you do Cosmetic Tattoos?
We do not do any permanent eye make-up, lip make-up or microblading at this time. We recommend you see a specialist in cosmetic tattooing for this process.
Do you do Laser Removal?
No. But, we recommend Invisible Ink, another local female owned business!
Do you do piercings?
No. Even though Facebook only allows us to label our business as a Tattoo and Piercing Shop we actually don't do piercings. We generally send our clients to Saint Sabrinas or The Holy Mackerel for piercings.
Will tattoos make me more attractive?