Aftercare & FAQ


What do you recommend for aftercare?

Leave the bandage that you received after the tattoo on for 2 to 4 hours. The bandage is there to keep airborne bacteria and any other contaminants in the environment from invading your wound.

Make sure your hands have been washed thoroughly before you remove the bandage, and before touching your tattoo to wash or apply ointment.

After removing the bandage, cleanse the tattooed area with soap and hot/warm water using your hand in a circular motion. Rinse well, leaving no soap residue. Do not scrub the tattoo with a brush or towel (this should not be done until the tattoo has healed). Once rinsed, splash with cold water.

Let the tattoo air dry completely (approximately 10 minutes).

Lightly rub a small amount of your chosen moisturizer. (We recommend an unscented lotion, Aquaphor, Hustle Butter, etc.) If you notice that your chosen moisturizer seems too heavy or is clogging your pores, switch to a thinner, unscented healing lotion (Curel UNSCENTED lotion)

You do not need to re-bandage.

Repeat steps above for 2-3 weeks, approximately three times a day. The idea behind this part of the process is to not let the tattoo dry out.

If you had a Second Skin bandage applied to your tattoo, please care for it as your artist recommended. In the first 24 hours, there may be a buildup of plasma under the bandage. This is normal. You may remove the bandage at any time, but we recommend leaving it on up to 4 days, if it maintains its integrity. When removing the bandage, pull an edge up slowly and wash with soap and water at the same time. Wash and clean as detailed above for 2 weeks.

After a few days, you may notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing. It is at this point in the healing process that your tattoo will begin to itch. RESIST THE URGE TO SATISFY YOUR DESIRE TO SCRATCH, RUB, OR PICK at the tattoo. Remember– the first few days and weeks, for a new tattoo, are probably the most important. Make sure you care for it properly. Consult a physician if you experience symptoms such as excessive swelling, redness, yellow or green discharge, or fever.

Is there a shop minimum?

Yes, our minimum for a tattoo is $300.

How much does it cost to get a tattoo? What is your hourly rate?

We do not charge by an hourly rate! We charge per piece. For estimates, we rarely do quotes over email.

We suggest to set an appointment for a consultation for a more accurate estimate for the price of your tattoo.

We strive to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Our pricing will reflect years of experience and top quality tattooing.

We strongly suggest your decision for choosing an artist is not solely based on the lowest price possible. Greater designs are found at a higher cost. We price our tattoos accordingly.

How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?

18 years old. Please have a valid ID.

Are Walk-Ins welcome?

We operate by appointment only. This is to ensure each client is met with an exceptional and professional experience, as well as full focus during your appointment.

If for any reason you need to contact us, please EMAIL FIRST and you will be instructed to call or meet with someone in our studio directly.

If you choose to walk-in for a consultation or to schedule an appointment, we will ask you to email.

Do you have to leave a deposit to get a tattoo?

A $100 deposit is required for every appointment. It is also NON-REFUNDABLE.

If you don’t show up for your appointment, you have lost your deposit and will be required to pay another deposit to get another appointment.

What do I do if I need to cancel an appointment?

Please send us an email or call the shop directly if you need to cancel your appointment.

We will gladly reschedule and move your deposit with a 48 hour notice before your set appointment.

Anything last minute, or a no call/no show will result in a forfeit of your deposit.