How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?
You must be 18 years old and provide an acceptable form of identification which includes a birth certificate and photo ID with your name, driver's license, or passport.
Do I need my ID?
Yes. Acceptable forms of identification include a birth certificate and photo ID with your name, driver's license, or passport. This is needed for piercings as well.
If I'm under 18 do I need a parent or guardian present?
Yes. You will both need to have identification as well. Acceptable forms of identification include a birth certificate and photo ID with your name, driver's license, or passport.
If you have a legal guardian or you are emancipated you need to provide the appropriate paperwork. Please call us if you have any questions. 720-335-6150
What should I do to prepare for getting tattooed?
Before getting tattooed it's important to make sure you eat a decent size meal. This ensures that your blood sugar level stays as consistent as possible. Make sure you are hydrated and NOT hungover. You may bring a snack and drink to your appointment.
Can I bring my entire family/friends/entourage?
Please try to limit the amount of family and friends to one person. A group of people in the shop can be distracting to our artists. Also, if our shop gets too packed, our artists will not be able to maneuver adequately and therefore take even longer to complete your tattoo. It's also usually very boring for anyone not getting tattooed.
Can I bring my kids?
We really would appreciate it if you left your kids at home. In our experience, children often get bored and become a distraction to the client and artists alike.
What should I wear to my tattoo appointment?
Wear clothing that makes the area you are getting tattooed easily accessible. Examples of this are; short sleeve shirt or tank-top if we are tattooing your upper arm OR shorts if we tattooing your calf.
Also, try to wear something dark that you don't mind getting ink on. We try to prevent as much staining as possible but it does happen.
Can I bring headphones or my iPad to my tattoo?
Yes. If taking your mind off of the pain of getting a tattoo through these methods helps, then please bring them!
When should I not get tattooed?
If you are drunk, pregnant, sunburned, or have damaged skin in the area you are wanting a tattoo. If you have questions about the possibility of an allergic reaction please stop by and see us, we can administer a patch test. If you have sensitive skin or other skin conditions please consult your doctor before considering getting a tattoo.
How do I set up an appointment?
We recommend that you check out our artist's portfolios and see if there is someone whose style you prefer. After that, please call or email to set up a consultation. At that time, a deposit will be required if you wish to set up the appointment.
Do I have to put down a deposit?
For every new appointment over $100.00, we require a deposit of $50.00. The deposit goes towards the total price of your tattoo. If your tattoo requires multiple sessions the deposit is applied to the LAST session. There may be a different amount required for larger work, this is based on the artist's preferences. Please double-check with your artist for their specific deposit policy.
Is my deposit refundable?
No. Unless the client and artist can not agree on the design then your deposit may be refundable.
What if I have to cancel my appointment?
If you have to cancel we ask for AT LEAST 24-hours notice (although some artists require 48 - please double-check with your artist) and your deposit can be applied to another date.
If you no-call no-show then we keep your deposit and you'll have to put another one down to reschedule. Please, understand that when you no-call no-show you are affecting our livelihood. When we think you are coming in, as both parties agreed, we often are turning other clients away because we think we'll be busy the rest of the day. Not showing up for your scheduled appointment without giving us notice impacts us financially.
If there is an emergency and you have to cancel, please, call us as soon as you can. In cases of emergency, we can apply the deposit to another date.
I don't have an appointment but can you draw this up for me?
In most cases, No. We don't have the time to draw things up that may or may not be tattooed. We prioritize our drawings by appointment times.
Can I see my drawing before I get tattoed?
Of course. 1-3 days before your appointment your artist will call you when they have a design ready for you to check out, and you can come to the shop to check it out. Please, let your artist know if you'd like to see the design beforehand. Otherwise, most changes can be made on the day of tattooing. Please keep in mind that we have appointments to draw for before yours. If your appointment is weeks away we have likely not started drawing it. We do not email or text designs unless the client is too far to travel to the shop before the appointment.
Do you offer free touch-ups?
We offer free touch-ups for up to two months after your appointment. We recommend that you come in as soon as your tattoo is completely healed. After that time, normal wear and tear occur and a touch up could result in part of the tattoo looking different than the rest. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case base and the artist's discretion.
How long does it take for a tattoo to heal?
Typically, the outer layer of skin (the part you can see) will heal within 2 to 3 weeks. It can take as long as 6 months for the skin below a tattoo to fully heal. This time depends on a number of things such as the size of the tattoo, the about of color or shading, and where your tattoo is located. Also, please keep in mind that every's body is different and we heal at different rates. Check out our aftercare kit here.
How much does a tattoo cost?
Each of our artists has his or her own rate. Contact them to discuss this question.
What does getting a tattoo feel like?
Everyone describes the feeling differently. Some people say it feels like a pinching sensation, others say it is more like you are getting scratched, and others don't feel much at all. It is also important to note that the feeling of getting a tattoo depends greatly on where you are getting it. Getting tattooed on your arm may feel completely different than getting tattoed on your back.