We think so, but of course this is a highly personal decision.
We keep a clean and safe environment for all of our clients. We do not reuse any items from one client to the next. At all. All of our medical supplies are disposable and are only used one time. Anything that comes close to, or touches, your skin is wrapped in barrier plastic for each use. All of our ink cap cartridges are one time use. We do not use steel reusable tubes in our tattoo pens. We use cavi-side disinfectant and/or all hospital grade cleaning products and follow all federal guidelines to stop any risk of cross contamination. We want you to feel safe in a clean sterile environment.
We use ink that is made from natural pigments and contains no animal by products.
Additionally, each of our staff takes the California Blood Borne Pathogen test each year.
Compared to butterfly kisses, getting a tattoo does hurt. How much does it hurt? It's been compared to a pricking sensation. Keep in mind that getting a tattoo on different parts of your body feels different as well. We'll answer all your questions during your consultation.
Each tattoo artist has passed the California Blood borne pathogen test. We wear gloves when tattooing and we are appointment only at this time.
If you are pregnant you should not get a tattoo. Please feel free to call us with questions about this. We would love to see you when it is safe to get a tattoo.
If you are breastfeeding, please consult your medical professional first.
If you have concerns about getting a tattoo because of a health condition, you need to speak with a medical professional about this. We are not medical professionals and cannot cover every concern here on this website.
Sure - why the hell not? Bring the art to your consult and we'll get on it.
Of course. We will work with you during your initial consultation to work out a design that you are happy with. During your consult we draw free hand on you so we both can get an accurate idea of what the art will look like on your skin. We love to draw on people!
We sure do. Times change and you change. Schedule a consultation to see what we can do for you.
We have a $100 minimum and our hourly rate is $125.
We require a deposit to save your time slot. Deposits are non-refundable but can be deferred for in store credit.
Yes. We offer no charge touch-ups and corrections for up to 6 months after you receive your tattoo.
Yep - we occasionally have guest artists rotate through our shop. Give us a call if you're interested in being a guest artist.
We will not tattoo anything depicting hate etc.
Your tattoo should heal in about 2 weeks. This time will vary depending on your body and other variables.
At least 3x daily, wash tattooed skin gently with warm water and Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap. Pat skin dry with a paper towel. Do not wipe, or be aggressive. Ensure that all plasma and buildup of old ointment is washed clean before applying new ointment. Then apply a thin layer of A&D ointment gently with clean fingertips only. Please keep your tattoo clean and lubricated to accelerate a successful healing process.
Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight, tanning booths or extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
Do not soak in hot springs, hot tubs or take baths until your tattoo is healed. No swimming, no saunas or steam rooms either. Please feel free to shower regularly.
Avoid using harsh chemicals such as household cleaning supplies, hair dyes, perfumes, or anything heavily scented. If you must use a harsh chemical, please cover your tattoo.
It is ideal to let your tattoo 'breathe', but like any 'wound' there is a time and place for a bandage. We recommend bandages designed to facilitate healing of your tattoo such as Tatu-Derm, Tegaderm or similar. These are available at drug stores. Please do not use traditional bandages or gauze as these could pull the ink from your new tattoo.
A tattoo is basically a small wound - it will go through a typical healing process. Scabbing, itching, scarring, and/or loss of color may occur during the healing process. This is normal. Do not panic. Do not pick at your tattoo. Everyone's skin heals differently. Be patient, careful, and positive with your healing process, and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.