Every artist in the studio will suggest something slightly different based on skin type, preferred healing method etc. tailored to your body. So follow your artist's directions. This is a general aftercare what we have personal experience with and have seen great results.
1. You will remove the bandage after an hour
-DO NOT LEAVE ON LONGER THAN 2 HOURS! Bacteria will grow
2. Wash the tattoo gently with clean hands using warm water and DIAL GOLD LIQUID SOAP until all ointments and debris is removed.
-DO NOT SCRUB EVER!
-DO NOT USE SCENTED SOAP
-(Note: some soaps say "clean". This is a scent)
3. Dry with a paper towel
-DO NOT USE REGULAR CLOTH TOWELS. Fuzzies can get stuck in the tattoo
4. Apply a THIN layer of UNSCENTED coconut oil if no allergies are present. Unscented lotions can be used as well, but I suggest coconut oil first. DO NOT USE PETROLEUM BASED LOTIONS. The tattoo can not breathe
5. You will do this process (wash, dry, moisturize) TWICE PER DAY FOR 2 WEEKS
If your artist uses saniderm or tatuderm, follow their instructions.
-DO NOT let anyone touch or slap your healing tattoo. Dirty hands cause infection. Slapping it can blow out the lines.
-DO NOT scratch or scrub your healing tattoo. I know it itches! RESIST!
DO NOT go swimming, go in a sauna, or soak in a bath until your tattoo is healed after 2 weeks.
DO NOT allow your healing tattoo to get sunburned. Protect it with clothing or stay out of the sun.
DO NOT put sunscreen on a healing tattoo. ONLY use it after all scabbing is done or it could cause irritation and or infection.
DO NOT use Vaseline or any substance like it on your new tattoo. It does not allow your tattoo to breathe and will pull out your ink.
DO NOT over wash or skip cleanings
DO, pat your tattoo gently if it itches with clean hands or add a thin layer of lotion for dryness
DO allow all flakes and scabs to fall off on their own. Assisting them will cause ink to come out in spots
Do shower normally and make sure all soaps are washed off completely
DO contact your artist immediately if you have questions or a concern about your healing
Follow your artist's aftercare instructions. They know what is best for their art and have seen the final results of the aftercare
You can apply extra coconut oil or lotion 2-4 times per day during the itchy phase.
DO show it off and enjoy!
There are NO refunds for tattoo services. We guarantee our work. If there are any issues, please contact us so we can discuss options for any concerns.
You MUST give 48 hour notice for cancellation or you will lose your deposit.
If you are more than 20 minutes late for your appointment without contacting your artist, you may lose your appointment and deposit. Please communicate with your artist.
If there is a pattern of cancelling day of, half of the cost of the session will be required to book your next appointment If the artist is willing to work with you again.
More on the policies page.
How much do tattoos cost?
-Contact an artist for individual pricing.
NO QUOTES ARE GIVEN OVER THE PHONE
Is there a shop minimum?
-Yes, $100. This includes all tax for most artists. It varies depending on artist, but generally $100.
Is there tax for my session?
-There is always tax on tattoos.
Your artist has an hourly fee and tax is on top.
How much are piercings?
-We are temporarily not offering piercings
Can I bring a friend?
Typically yes, however with covid precautions we are not allowing guests at this time.
When things are back to normal, yes, but space is very limited in the stations. Please limit yourself to one friend if possible
I heard it hurts worse if you are sick or on your menstrual cycle. Is this true?
-Yes. Anytime your immune system is lowered, your pain tolerances is also lowered. It is best to wait until you are in full health or your cycle is over.
Does it matter if I drink or take painkillers before coming in?
-Yes! Please do not drink alcohol before your tattoo. It thins the blood and makes it more difficult to tattoo. Also, we will not tattoo someone under the influence.
- Aleve and any other blood thinning medications cause excess bleeding which pushes out your new ink.
Do you take credit cards?
-No. Cash only unless your artist offers an alternative.
I am from out of the state/country, how would I book with you?
-This is a case by case basis. Contact us to learn of your options
Does it hurt?
Can I get tattooed if I am under 18?
-No. You must be 18 years of age. RCW 26.28.085. NO EXCEPTIONS
Do some areas hurt worse than others?
-Yes. However, everyone's body is different so your experience will be different than others
Can I bring my kids?
-Children must be at least 14 years of age to be in the shop unless they are getting pierced. (12 and up) They must be supervised at all times. We are not a sitting service. There are harmful chemicals and potential bio hazards in the shop and children can come into contact with them. Or worse, they bump the table and ruin your tattoo. It's just best not to. Floors are not safe for toddlers to crawl on. PLEASE DO NOT BRING THEM
How do I prepare?
-Eat before you come.
-Bring snacks for long sessions
-Drink water the day before and day of
-Be healthy when you come in
-Wear clothing that makes the tattoo area accessible
-Get rest the night before
-Mentally prepare and stay calm
(During covid, you must email your specific artist to set it up. Drop-ins are not currently permitted)
The best way to book an appointment is to email your artist of choice from the forms on their individual page in order to schedule your consultation.
Please send reference art at the same time.
Consults will take place over email, phone, video or in-person as deemed necessary by your artist.
At the end of the consultation, a non-refundable, deposit and possible drawing fee is due to book.
CONTACT YOUR ARTIST OF CHOICE - PROCEDURES VARY ARTIST TO ARTIST
Quotes CAN NOT be given over phone