Tattoo FAQS

How long will my tattoo take?

This completely depends on the size, shading, and coloring of your tattoo. Each artist is different in the amount of time it takes to complete a tattoo. Bring in or email your artwork and we can give you a more definite answer on your timeline of completion.

How much will my tattoo cost?

The price of tattoo depends on a few things; your artist, the difficulty of the tattoo, the amount of time it will take to complete, and the size of the design. Please bring in or email us your artwork with a detailed description of where you would like the tattoo so we can give you an accurate quote.

How long should I leave my bandage on?

Leave the bandage on for about an hour or so after you leave the shop. After that time, remove bandage and wash tattoo with hot water (as hot as you can stand without burning yourself)

How should I wash my new tattoo?

Wash the tattoo gently (with your fingertips) with ANTI-BACTERIAL soap (the foaming kind is best if you have it). If the tattoo still feels slimy, it has not been washed well enough.

  • DO NOT use a wash cloth or loofah, only your fingertips.
  • DO NOT run water directly onto the tattoo
  • DO NOT soak the tattoo
  • DO NOT towel dry the area, instead use a paper towel to blot it dry or let it air dry.

Should I put anything on my new tattoo?

Apply a SUPER THIN layer of A & D ointment. (Make sure that it is a THIN LAYER as using too much can clog the pores and will cause scabbing if the tattooed area cannot breathe properly)

(*if you have been told by your artist to wrap your tattoo overnight, use seran-wrap and A&D ointment, making sure to wash it thoroughly in the morning when you remove the wrap.)

Use SUPER THIN layers of A&D ointment several times a day to your new tattoo and remember, if it looks or feels dry, it probably is. Be sure to keep your healing tattoo clean but DO NOT over-apply the A&D ointment, remember, you want your skin to be able to breathe.

Is it normal for a new tattoo to itch?

In about 3-5 days, the tattoo will start to peel, itch and flake. At this time switch to a regular UN-SCENTED lotion OR VITAMIN E OIL. (Do not go out and buy a special kind of fancy lotion that your body is not already used to. If you do not use lotion, we recommend Vitamin E oil as it replenishes new skin growth).

DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TATTOO. If it itches, apply some lotion or Vitamin E Oil.

Piercing FAQS

How long will my piercing take?

The average piercing usually will take only a couple of minutes. With certain piercings it may take a little longer. If you have any questions about a specific piercing give us a call or fill out our online form.

How long does it take for a piercing to heal?

The healing process completely depends on the location of the piercing, and how well you take care of the piercing. In most cases we do not recommend changing the jewelry for at least 3 months. Remember the piercing will not completely heal until sometimes a year after the piercing took place, so try not to leave the jewelry out for long periods of time. If your piercing does close up and you cannot reinsert the jewelry, come in today and we can help you out.

Are your piercing artists certified?

Yes, we only hire certified piercing artists.

How should I clean my piercing?

The best way to clean your piercing will be with a mild antibacterial soap twice a day. It is important to find a soap that doesn’t have any perfumes or dyes as these can irritate the piercing and in some cases cause an allergic reaction. We also recommend soaking the piercing in a sea salt water mix. This will help heal and sooth the piercing. If you have any additional questions on the cleaning process, give us a call to speak to our piercing artist.