Frequently Asked Questions


 If you're thinking of getting your first tattoo, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about getting a tattoo!

Are Tattoos Safe?

  • As long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions, getting a tattoo is perfectly safe. 

 Does It Hurt?

  • Pain is really relative. Everyone has a different tolerance for pain. We're not going to kid you, though - it does hurt! Just not that much. Some have compared it to a "hot scratching feeling". But, people would not be returning again and again for tattoo after tattoo if it hurt that bad! Most of us are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo and the pride associated with wearing it far outweighs a little pin-stick here and there.
  • What about using some kind of numbing cream? These kinds of products are really not recommended.

 How Much Is It Going to Cost?

  • When it comes to tattoos, you get what you pay for. Yes, there are plenty of people tattooing out there that will ink you cheap, and you'll be crying to a real artist to have it covered up. Look for quality, and be willing to pay for it. NEVER haggle over the price of a tattoo. It is disrespectful to the artist. If you can't pay for quality, don't bother.
  • This is not a bargain bin. It is a piece of art you will wear for life.

 Should I Tip My Tattoo Artist?

  • Tipping is a really nice gesture!  When it comes to questions about tattooing there is only one question that is heard more often than "does it hurt?" and that questions is "do I tip my artist?" The simple answer is yes, you do!

 Is It OK to Get a Tattoo if I'm Sick?

  • Getting a tattoo when your immune system isn't at 100% isn't a good idea. You're going to need your strength and your white blood cells to heal your tattoo, something your body won't be able to do if it's already doing battle against virus and bacteria. Not to mention the fact that it's very inconsiderate to bring your illness into the tattoo studio and risk passing the germs onto others, particularly your artist. If you have an appointment, call and reschedule for when you're feeling well again.

Got Another One?

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