Frequently Asked Questions

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Color Choice

The choice of color or black and gray is a personal decision. Color outlines, watercolor, white tattoos, and any tattoos that lack black lines and shading are inherently problematic because all colors fade; however black fades less. Black anchors other colors in tattoos so that they appear brighter and provides a framework for the design. Inconsistencies in the skin will show through with white tattoos making them uneven or yellow, so we never recommend white outlines.

Rescheduling Appointments

We ask for 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel a tattoo appointment. Last minute cancellations may result in the loss of a deposit.

Deciding on a Tattoo Design

The best tattoos have immediate visual impact and longevity. There are several factors that will determine whether or not a tattoo has these characteristics: composition, size, colors, placement, and orientation. Being open to an artists’ suggestions and advice is an important part of the process.

Color Choice

The choice of color or black and gray is a personal decision. Color outlines, watercolor, white tattoos, and any tattoos that lack black lines and shading are inherently problematic because all colors fade; however black fades less. Black anchors other colors in tattoos so that they appear brighter and provides a framework for the design. Inconsistencies in the skin will show through with white tattoos making them uneven or yellow, so we never recommend white outlines.

Rescheduling Appointments

We ask for 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel a tattoo appointment. Last minute cancellations may result in the loss of a deposit.

Deciding on a Tattoo Design

The best tattoos have immediate visual impact and longevity. There are several factors that will determine whether or not a tattoo has these characteristics: composition, size, colors, placement, and orientation. Being open to an artists’ suggestions and advice is an important part of the process.

Color Choice

The choice of color or black and gray is a personal decision. Color outlines, watercolor, white tattoos, and any tattoos that lack black lines and shading are inherently problematic because all colors fade; however black fades less. Black anchors other colors in tattoos so that they appear brighter and provides a framework for the design. Inconsistencies in the skin will show through with white tattoos making them uneven or yellow, so we never recommend white outlines.

Rescheduling Appointments

We ask for 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel a tattoo appointment. Last minute cancellations may result in the loss of a deposit.

Deciding on a Tattoo Design

The best tattoos have immediate visual impact and longevity. There are several factors that will determine whether or not a tattoo has these characteristics: composition, size, colors, placement, and orientation. Being open to an artists’ suggestions and advice is an important part of the process.

Calling the shop is the best and fastest way to get in touch with us. We respond to emails regularly, but prefer to speak about tattoos in-person to avoid miscommunication.

We always take walk-in consultations and take walk-in tattoos when our schedules allow. All walk-ins are done on a first come, first served basis. We do not guarantee or reserve tattoo time without a deposit

We recommend looking at an artist’s work to decide whom to work with. We can also help with recommendations if there are time limitations or it’s just too difficult to decide. Availability varies by artist.

In many cases a client and artist need to communicate prior to booking the tattoo appointment. We prefer that clients book consultation appointments for large, complicated tattoos, if drawing time is needed, or if there is a particular artist that they would like to work with.

Arrive at a consultation appointment prepared bring 2 or 3 printed images for reference. Check spelling and grammar for script and lettering. If the lettering is in a foreign language check that the translation is from a reliable source (NOT GOOGLE).

Every artist takes a deposit, after a consultation, and before setting up any tattoo appointments. This deposit goes toward the cost of a tattoo upon completion. We only accept cash, but do have an ATM in the shop. All deposits are non-refundable.

We ask for 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel a tattoo appointment. Last minute cancellations may result in the loss of a deposit.

The best tattoos have immediate visual impact and longevity. There are several factors that will determine whether or not a tattoo has these characteristics: composition, size, colors, placement, and orientation. Being open to an artists’ suggestions and advice is an important part of the process.

The artist will typically try to minimize clutter when designing tattoos. They also take into consideration the shape and orientation of the body.

Large tattoos aren’t for everyone, and we love small tattoos just as much as large ones. The number one regret we see with clients is getting a tattoo that is too small. The tattoo will be hard to see, won’t look as bright and bold, and details will fade over time. We recommend going big, and understanding that small tattoos will need to be simplified.

The choice of color or black and gray is a personal decision. Color outlines, watercolor, white tattoos, and any tattoos that lack black lines and shading are inherently problematic because all colors fade; however black fades less. Black anchors other colors in tattoos so that they appear brighter and provides a framework for the design. Inconsistencies in the skin will show through with white tattoos making them uneven or yellow, so we never recommend white tattoos

Desired visibility of the tattoo will help determine the best location for it. The torso is the part of the body most susceptible to change as far as weight gain/loss, pregnancy, etc. which will distort the tattoo over time. Tattoos on hands, feet, elbows, and knees tend to be inconsistent due to fat cell distribution and daily wear and tear.

The position of the tattoo should be determined by the orientation of the body when standing in a natural, relaxed position. The head is considered up, feet considered down, and all tattoos should be facing the center line of the body.

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