Does it hurt?
Yes it hurts. The pain is by no means unbearable and it is worth it when the work is done.
How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
You must be 18 years old and have proper identification. You must bring state or federal photo ID every time you come in for any tattoo. If you arrive for a tattoo appointment without proper ID, you will not get tattooed and you will lose your deposit money. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver’s license, state issued non-driver ID card, military ID or passport.
How do I take care of my new tattoo?
Each artist has their own specifications on how they will want you to take care of your new tattoo. They will take the time to discuss this with you in detail and encourage you to ask questions to make sure you understand these directions.
Where are you located?
Our address is 120 Coxe Avenue 1C Asheville NC 28801. We are just south of our friends at Bella Fine Jewelry and Piercing, and just north of The Funkatorium and Twin Leaf Brewery.
How much does a tattoo cost?
Size, detail, and placement are all factors in determining the price of a tattoo. Once we get a rough idea of how long your tattoo will take we can give you a loose estimate. All of our pricing is based on an hourly rate of $150 an hour.
How do I make an appointment?
You should schedule a consultation before you make an appointment. Read the rest of the FAQ for more information.
How do I schedule a consultation and what can I do to be prepared for it?
You can call us or stop by the studio during business hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST) to schedule a consultation. There is no charge, but you can put down a deposit at this time if you would like to schedule a tattoo appointment.
The consultation is your time with your chosen artist to go over your tattoo idea so be prepared when you come in. Do research ahead of time and gather images and ideas that you like. There can be simple or complex. Anything that you can think of can be used as a reference. We aren’t mind readers so it’s your job to help the artist understand what is inside of your head as much as possible so that you end up with a tattoo that you love.
Do I have to leave a deposit for an appointment? Why?
The short answer is yes, a deposit is required to set and hold an appointment time for tattooing. To begin work on your drawing or hold an appointment time for tattooing your artist requires a deposit.
What the deposit does is say that you are committed to getting the tattoo that you discussed with your artist in a timely manner, and that you trust your artist to come up with a design to your satisfaction with the information you have given them. 100% of the deposit goes towards your tattoo and will be subtracted from the cost of the tattoo. If your tattoo will require more than one session, your deposit will be subtracted from the FINAL session.
Deposits range between $50.00 up to $150.00 depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo. If your tattoo will require more than one session, your deposit will be subtracted from the FINAL session.
There are certain instances in which your deposit can be forfeit and kept as payment for the time your artists has invested in your project thus far or that a new deposit will be required. These include:
- If you choose not to reschedule your appointment when you cancel, your tattooer will hold on to your deposit for two weeks. If you do not schedule a new appointment within one week of cancellation, you will forfeit your deposit.
- Deposits cannot be transferred for use by another person.
- If you reschedule or cancel your appointment with less than 48 hours notice, you will forfeit your deposit.
- If you show up more than 30 minutes late to your appointment or do not show up at all, you will forfeit your deposit.
- If you decide you want a different tattoo entirely than the one you discussed with your artist and new artwork needs to be created, you will forfeit your deposit.
- If you change your mind about getting the tattoo at any point, you will forfeit your deposit.
- In the case of inclement weather, call to let your tattooer know that you cannot make your appointment. As long as you notify your tattooer prior to your appointment time they will transfer your deposit to a new appointment date.
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. If you are not 100% sure about getting the tattoo for whatever reason, don’t put down a deposit.
When will my drawing be ready for me to see?
Your drawing will be ready for you to see and critique on the day of your appointment unless you have made other arrangements with your artist. We are more than happy to make simple alterations to the design at this time. If you have changed your mind about the subject matter or want drastic changes that were not communicated to us beforehand, this will count as an entirely new design and will require another deposit as well as a new appointment.
If your artist is booked out a month or two in advance it means that they have a month or two worth of drawings before they can get to yours. This doesn’t mean that your drawing or tattoo is any less important to them; we love all of our clients and are always eager to make their ideas become reality, but we have to work on a first come first served basis.
Can I bring my kid(s) with me to my tattoo appointment?
No. Please make arrangements for childcare on the day of your tattoo appointment. We are in a small space and there are lots and lots of things for unattended children to get into. Also, there is no way for you to keep an eye on them while you are getting tattooed. You need to be able to sit as still as possible and your artist needs to be able to fully concentrate on their work. If you cannot find childcare or your childcare falls through, let us know and we can reschedule your appointment for a more suitable time.
Can I get a tattoo while if I’m pregnant?
We will not tattoo you if you are pregnant for numerous reasons. The tattooing process is traumatic for your body and especially for a developing embryo or fetus. Your body is growing a human being and doesn’t need the additional stress of the tattooing process. If you are no longer pregnant, but are breastfeeding, please speak to your OBGYN about getting a tattoo. We are not medical professionals and cannot tell you if getting a tattoo while breastfeeding is safe. Anything that goes into your body gets passed along to your baby through your breast milk, so why take the risk?
What if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?
We understand that life happens, but we ask that you give us 72 hours notice that you need to cancel or reschedule. This will give us time to fill the hole in the artist’s schedule. Lack of proper notice will require a new deposit to reschedule a future appointment. Read the section on deposits for more information.