The majority of your new tattoos healing process will be done within the first two weeks. However, the skin is still working to heal and rejuvenate and you need to plan on a 4-6 weeks for your skin to be back to its previous state.
As the skin rejuvenates itself, usually about a week after the tattoo was done, the itch sets in. This is 100% normal. Good moisturizers will help immensely with this but DO NOT SCRATCH IT! If lotion isn’t helping, run it under cold water for a few moments and you should be itch free.
We only tattoo 18 and older, even if a parent consents it has always been our policy not to tattoo any one under the age of 18.
We always encourage people to book an appointment for tattoos of any size. First, this guarantees you will get in at a certain time without potentially waiting for hours. Second, it gives our artists the chance to draw your new tattoo so that it’s 100% unique to you. For smaller tattoos, if we have openings feel free to try to walk in.
You will lose your deposit and have to put down another one to rebook the appointment.
Make sure you are well rested, well hydrated, and have eaten recently. Aside from that, take a shower, charge your phone or tablet up to full, and don’t bring in your 50 closest friends (1-2 are fine).
You should not get tattooed when you are:
- Pregnant or Breast Feeding
- When you’re sunburned
- When on antibiotics
Often we will have hours of work in drawing and preparing for a tattoo before you sit down in our chair. Deposits help to ensure you make it to your appointment and that we haven’t done hours of work for nothing.
Our shop minimum is $120 You might not realize it, but we go through nearly the same amount of very expensive supplies to do a tattoo the size of a quarter as we do for a tattoo the size of a softball. Everything has to be sterilized, before and after.
Tipping is not expected but always appreciated.
Will It Hurt?1
People generally have different pain tolerances, and the tattooing process does involve some amount of discomfort. Depending on the location of the artwork, and your own personal pain tolerance, the experience is often mild – but it is best to talk with your artist beforehand if you are unsure.