Does it hurt?
Best answer is yes. Everyone is different some places hurt worse than others and some tattoos take longer than others. Comparable to scratching a sunburn.
What do you recommend for aftercare?
For basic after care we recommend Dial or Dawn antibacterial hand soap, A+D ointment or Aquaphor by Eucerin, and Non scented hand lotion like Lubriderm. We offer advanced aftercare products in store feel free to ask your artist what they recommend for your tattoo. Everyone and each body is different for what to use and for what works best for you.
Do you have a shop minimum?
What is your hourly rate?
Hourly rate depends on the artist depending on what you are getting done and who is doing it. Typically between $100-200 per hour.
Do I have to set up a consultation?
Consultations are free, and do not necessarily require an appointment unless you are wanting to schedule with a specific artist. If you do have an artist preference, we would recommend calling or reaching out to the shop location you are wanting to schedule with and seek a time to set for a consultation. Most tattoos can be discussed online either through email or the shops' Facebook page(s) but if it is a design more complex it's usually best to have face-to-face conversations to ensure the artist is on the same page for what you have in mind!
Do you take walk ins?
Yes, but we recommend appointments to guarantee availability.
How do you price tattoos?
Price is determined primarily by size detail and location of tattoo. For price estimates we recommend scheduling a consultation or sending images and description to the associated shops' Facebook page.
Do you do all day sessions?
Yes, pricing depends on artist and their hourly rate. For sleeve work this is your best pricing option.
How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?
In the state of Iowa you must be at least 18 with a state or government issued ID, there are absolutely no exceptions.
How old do you have to be to get pierced?
At the discretion of the piercer. basic earlobe 7+, 16+ without parental consent for most standard piercings, 18+ for Dermals, lips, tongues, industrials, and nipples.
What do I need to get a tattoo or piercing?
A valid state or government issued photo ID is required for all individuals without parental consent.
Is jewelry and aftercare included with piercings?
Yes, standard jewelry and aftercare is included in the price of piercing. Additional aftercare options are available to purchase!
Do you supply aftercare for tattoos or piercings?
Yes, you will receive an aftercare instruction sheet, bandage, and after care ointment with every tattoo and piercing. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask at the time of your tattoo or piercing, or feel free to reach out to us any time thereafter!
What can I do to prepare for getting a piercing or tattoo?
Eat at least 4 hours before coming in. Get a good nights sleep. Ensure your phone is charged, if you plan on listening to music please bring headphones with you. Shave and/or clean area if applicable.
Can I go swimming or tanning after getting a tattoo?
We recommend waiting at least two weeks before submerging in water or exposing to direct sunlight.
Can I bring my kid(s) with me to my appointment?
We ask that small children are accompanied and monitored by an adult and must remain in the lobby area of the shop during the entirety of your appointment. Out of respect for the artists working and other clients also in the shop at that time, any running, screaming, yelling, banging, kicking, or risk of damage to our shop or belongings, or misbehavior in general - will be asked promptly to leave the establishment. Children are absolutely not allowed in artist areas or stations, the only time being is for a piercing to the piercing area.
Do you require deposits for booking tattoo appointments?
Yes we do! This is assurance of your commitment to coming in for your appointment; we are dedicating the time specifically for you, and your artist is expecting that you will be there at the agreed day and time. Please read all details below:
DEPOSIT POLICY – TERMS OF AGREEMENT
By providing a deposit you hereby agree and consent the understanding of:
Tattoo appointments require a minimum $50-$200 deposit (or other amount specified by artist discretion) in order to schedule and secure time.
Deposits go towards the ending cost of your tattoo.
All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
All cancellations or reschedules without over 72 hour notice prior to scheduled appointment date will forfeit deposit.
No Call/No Shows automatically forfeit the deposit and will require an additional deposit to reschedule. Repeated failure to show, or rescheduling, may result in being declined any future services.
15 minutes late without notifying artist will automatically forfeit deposit.
Changing design drastically more than 2 times, or within 72 hours prior to appointment will forfeit deposit.
Deposits left, or cancellations not rescheduled, within 30 days will forfeit deposit.
It is client responsibility to contact the appropriate shop and/or artist if appointment cannot be kept as scheduled. The more advance notice, the better chance of the deposit to remain in good standing. We understand emergencies occur, it is per artist discretion for leniency per situation.