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  • How much do you charge for tattoos?
    That's like asking "How much for a bag of groceries?" It depends on what's in the bag, the size of the bag Etc. We can tell you, we ONLY price in person and tattoo prices are quoted on the size, level of detail, location on the body, etc. NOT by the hour. The artists experience and skill is also considered in the price. Thats why you're here, Right? To get that $100 tattoo your friend did in his house covered up. Consultations are free, set one up by clicking the "Book Now" button.
  • How do I prepare for my tattoo appointment?
    - Shower before! Don't come in here stinking or we might choke before we can finish your tattoo. - Eat before you arrive! It helps with the pain and if you pass out, we may laugh at you or be tempted to tattoo naughty things on you. - Dress for the occasion! Ink Stains! - Have a drink or a toke AFTER we are finished, not before. You won't sit still; it won't make it hurt less, and you smell. We cannot see you if you are buzzed or high. - Bring your ID! We would hate not being able to tattoo you over a technicality! - BE ON TIME! You have paperwork to get through and sometimes we can even take you early. - DO NOT use any kind of numbing creams. They do not work and makes you skin harder to work with! No matter what you read on the internet. You are paying your hard-earned money for a beautiful tattoo let's make it the best we can! (See FAQ section for more information about numbing agents)
  • Can I bring a friend to my appointment?
    Yes. But do not bring an entourage. It can get boring sitting around while you get tattooed. Some of our artists have things to occupy your friends, but they will have to sit as long as you do. 1 or 2 friends max.
  • Can I take video of the process?
    We don't allow videos to be taken. You can, however, ask your artist to assist in getting a good pic of the finished tattoo!
  • Can I use numbing cream?
    No. Not only does numbing cream not work, but it makes the skin diffcult to work on. Numbing cream is topical. It only numbs the top layer of skin, which takes a few hours to set in, ahead of time. Tattoos are done in the second layer of skin, which will be right under all the freshly numbed skin, rendering it useless. In addition, the cream will make your skin taught and very difficult to tattoo and will make it easy to overwork and create healing issues. You will be turned away if you apply any sort of cream before getting tattooed because we cannot guarantee the integrity of the tattoo if it is used.
  • Do you offer touchups?
    Yes. You are allowed one FREE touchup within the first 6 months of getting your tattoo. However, you must wait at least 30 days for your tattoo to be fully healed . Touch ups are by request only , unless your artist specifies that you may need to return for one and sets it up for you. This is common practice with coverups or heavily shaded or filled in areas.
  • How long does it take to heal?
    Typically, tattoos take 4-6 weeks to heal fully. At our shop, we use a Tattoo Derm Shield Bandage that will help your tattoo heal a bit faster. It can take a full month or more for your skin to return to normal. Please follow our directions! We did the tattoo and we know the best way to take care of it....Not your friends or the internet!
  • How soon before I can swim with my tattoo?
    You should not fully submerge your tattoo for at least 2 weeks after it is complete. It is recommended that you do NOT go swimming, use hot tubs or expose your tattoo to excessive sun for at least a month afterwards just to ensure your tattoo is fully healed.
  • There is fluid in my Tattoo Derm Shield bandage. Is this normal?
    Yes. Derm Shields are designed this way. And it can be excessive. They are breathable. They allow air out, but not in. It is imperative that you leave the bandage alone and allow your body to heal itself. Follow the aftercare directions we give you and you will be surprised at how well the bandage works. After a few days, the fluid will subside and the care needed after will be minimal. If it bursts, then you can remove it, but this is rare and usually only happens when the bandage is messed with. It is normal for it to be itchy because your skin is irritated. But it will hurt far less than if you had no bandage and had to deal with scabs.
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• Derm Shield is breathable and should stay in place for 3-5 days.

• Your skin will continue to produce blood/fluid for the first few days. DO NOT let the fluid out. Leave it alone!

• Your body will re-absorb it over the next few days. If the bandage leaks slightly, dab it with a paper towel & press it back down.

• Derm Shield is water-resistant. It is ok to shower with it on. Just do not touch it until it is time to remove it.

• DO NOT fully submerge your tattoo for the first 2 weeks.

• If the bandage won’t stay in place after 2 or 3 days, it is ok to remove it.



To remove Derm Shield, peel it back SLOWLY from the edge. It is easiest to remove using PLAIN LIQUID HAND SOAP and/or during a shower. Peel it back over itself, not away from the body. Avoid stretching the skin. It will be very sticky, but shouldn’t hurt if you continuously use soap/water.


Once Derm Shield is removed, gently wash with soap while using only your hand & then allow to air-dry.

Apply a small amount of plain white unscented lotion.

Light flaking will occur. Lightly wash twice daily & apply lotion for the next week or until the skin returns to normal.
Derm Shield eliminates the need for ointments. YOU DO NOT NEED OINTMENT. Plain white, unscented lotion is all that is needed. 
If touch-ups are needed, you must wait at least 30 days before it is safe to do them, sometimes longer depending on the tattoo.

Your tattoo should heal in 4-6 weeks. Should you have any problems or questions call your Artist. DO NOT take advice from friends. Speak to only your artist regarding healing.

There is a possibility you may develop a heat rash from the bandage being on for a while. This is normal and will go away with normal care.



ALLERGIES: Derm Shield is latex-free. If you are allergic to adhesives, redness/exfoliation may occur & will clear up once the Derm Shield is removed and the tattoo will not be affected. Tattoo Derm Shield is FDA registered, patented, manufactured, and sterilized in the USA, is hypoallergenic and latex-free. It has a medical-grade waterproof adhesive and uses the theory of moist wound management which allows the skin cells to migrate without interruption of infection or abrasion, resulting in an improved healing experience.



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