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Does the shop do piercings?

Yes, we have two piercers on standby ready to accomodate what you would like.

Does it hurt?

Of course it hurts, but you want me to say it does not!!!

The pain is an outside pain (irritation), not an inside one (tooth ache).

It hurts less than a “Poke in the eye with a sharp stick”

“Anyone who wants a tattoo will be able to stand the pain.”

No, you do not need to be drunk to get a tattoo…

In fact, if you are obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol, any professional artist will refuse to tattoo you…

How do I care for my new tattoo?

The first rule is to use common sense…

Do not touch or let others touch your new tattoo unless their hands are freshly washed thoroughly…

Keep your tattoo clean, and do not expose to hostile environments or chemicals…

Do not let unqualified people tell you what to do, if you have a question, refer to the care instructions that came with your tattoo, or contact your tattoo artist…

Leave the bandage on 12 to 24 hours…

Wash thoroughly with soap and water. This is an important step, make sure you remove all the grease and the residue…

Blot dry, do not rub. Allow to dry well before covering with clothing. High bacteria locations, like feet, change your socks twice daily…

Do not compress the fresh tattoo with tight clothing or belts, etc…

With clean hands put a non-greasy lotion on your tattoo 3-5 times daily, rub in throroughly, do not leave a coating or residue…Do not use bacitracin, polysporin, neosporin or any other topical antibiotics. Greasy lotions will cause you to loose color and prolong healing time…

Do not soak, swim, or sauna for at least two weeks…

Do not expose to sun for at least three weeks…

Do not pick at or otherwise traumatize your fresh tattoo….

Where is the least (most) painful spot?

Probably the upper arm, yet it is more important to get your tattoo where you want it as opposed to getting it where it might hurt 10 % less. If you never had a tattoo, how would you know the difference ? The most important fact is your tattoo should be fun, and part of the fun is getting it where it will work the best for you. I have never had anyone stop in the middle of a tattoo, (although everyone thinks about stopping), because the pain was unbearable.

How much will my tattoo cost?

It is impossible to quote a price without seeing a design. Custom tattooing costs according to the time involved. Larger and complex tattoos can cost thousands of dollars, while smaller and simpler things cost less. How that works out for you is : an average small tattoo cost about $100. Names and really small things cost shop minimum which is $60. Do not forget we have literally thousands of tattoo designs for you to choose from.

How can I pay ?

We accept cash, credit and debit cards (however, there is a $5 service charge for every $100 spent).