Q: What are the shop hours, locations, etc?
A: For any general or contact information please refer to the 'CONTACT' page.
Q: Do you take walk-ins?
A: Yes! Walk-ins are always welcome; they are on a first come-first serve basis. Please keep in mind that wait times depend on the availability of the artist and the amount of people coming in as a walk in. Also, there is a chance that the artist you'd like to work with may not be available to help you when you come in. While you may not be able to get the tattoo on that same day, you are welcome to consult with them and book an appointment for a later date. If they are not at the shop at all, please email/submit an inquiry to receive feedback!
Q: How do you book an appointment? Can you call to make an appointment?
A: To book an appointment, please refer to the 'BOOK AN APPOINTMENT’ page, or if you are in the area, we can help book an appointment for you in person! No, we do not book appointments over the phone. Once you submit an inquiry, we will get back to you on whether you would need a consultation (consultations are free!) or if we can go ahead with the booking process. We do require a deposit of at least $100-$1000 per tattoo/person (depending on the project) to secure an appointment with an artist. This deposit is non-refundable, but will go towards the final price of your tattoo.
Q: How much does a tattoo cost? Can I get an estimate?
A: Every artist at the shop has a different minimum starting at $200-$500 per tattoo and $250-$500 per hour for larger pieces. Please keep in mind that this is the starting price and does not necessarily mean your tattoo will be the minimum. To receive an estimate for your specific tattoo, please submit an inquiry through our 'BOOK AN APPOINTMENT' page.
Q: Is my deposit refundable? What if I need to reschedule my appointment?
A: All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable with no exceptions. We also have a 48-hour cancellation/reschedule policy. We do allow one reschedule if notified before the 48 hours; if you'd like to reschedule, please email us as soon as possible. Additionally, if you cancel or reschedule within the 48 hours, your deposit will be forfeited, and you will be required to leave a new deposit to reschedule the appointment.
Q: How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
A: In the State of New York, you must be at least 18 years of age to receive a tattoo. We do not tattoo clients under the age of 18 even with parental consent. You must bring a government issued photo ID such as a driver's license or passport to the appointment to prove that you are of age. Please make sure to bring your ID with you, without it, we will not be able to tattoo you. School ID's and ID's without photos/birthdays will not be accepted, no exceptions.
Q: Can I bring friends/family with me?
A: If you'd like to bring some moral support, we do allow one guest to come in with you during your tattoo session. Please keep in mind that every artist has a different preference and that some artists like to work alone with their clients. You may ask before coming to your appointment via email or over the phone. Please note that children/minors (under the age of 18) are not permitted in the shop! No pets allowed unfortunately.
Q: How can I prepare for my appointment?
A: Make sure to be well rested and eat before your appointment! Eating will make sure that you are comfortable and your blood sugar is at a normal level. Being hungry or thirsty can be very uncomfortable and dangerous during a tattoo. If you know you will be sitting for a while or if this is your first tattoo, you are welcome to bring a snack or a nonalcoholic drink with you. Also, be sure to wear appropriate clothing for the tattoo you are going to receive. Make sure the placement of the tattoo is easily accessible. For example, if you are getting a tattoo on your leg you are welcome to wear/bring shorts. We recommend wearing darker colored clothing to avoid ink stains. Keep in mind that you will be in close proximity with your artist as well, so please don’t forget self-hygiene! DO NOT drink alcohol or take any blood thinning medication the day or night before your appointment. Doing any of these can increase bleeding and will affect the final appearance of the tattoo. We will not tattoo anybody under the influence. DO set aside enough time for the appointment; tattoos are permanent, please don’t rush your artist!
Q: How do I take care of my tattoo?
A: For aftercare instructions please refer to the 'AFTERCARE' page!
Q: How can I book a touch-up appointment?
A: Before emailing to book a touch-up appointment, please wait until the tattoo has fully healed! When the tattoo is healed, it will no longer look shiny or scabby. If you think you need to come in for a touch up, feel free to reach out to us via email with a clear photo of the current status of your healed tattoo and we will be able to help you book an appointment.
Q: What form of payment is accepted?
A: Our shop is cash preferred and would greatly appreciate it if you have cash prepared. There are banks and ATM machines nearby if needed as well. However, if cash is not an option for you, we still accept card payments. With the card, there will be a surcharge of 8.875%. (New York City Sales tax of 4.5% + a credit/debit card processing fee of $4.375%).
We do not accept checks. As for tips, you are welcome to tip the artist directly in cash!
Q: I still have some questions!
A: No worries! If you have any other questions or inquiries please stop by the shop, give us a call, or shoot us an e-mail! Our team will do our best to provide any other information you need!