Important Information

 


Pricing:

All Tattoos are priced individually based on size, placement, and other factors.

We do not offer quotes over the phone or via email.  You must be present at the shop for a price quote.  You may make your appointment by phone. 

Our shop minimum charge is $90.00.  Larger tattoos that may take anywhere from several hours to multiple sessions will have a set hourly rate of $150.00 per hour.

A $90.00 Deposit is required with all appointments.  Deposits are applied to total of your tattoo, and also for time designing your artwork.  If we need to completely redesign your artwork when you arrive for any reason, additional fees will apply for the time spent. 

Deposits are used for the final session and are part of the total cost. It is not an additional fee; however it is required to secure your appointment. 

Deposits are NOT refundable. If you need to reschedule we require 48 hours notice.

Deposits are not transferable to anyone else.

If you fail to show up or give appropriate rescheduling notice for your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited. You will then need to make new appointment, which will require a new deposit.

We suggest making an appointment in order to guaranty your spot and time; however, we do take walk-ins when time allows.

Call ahead for availability.


Age Requirement

Anyone receiving a tattoo MUST be 18 years of age or older with proper ID. Massachusetts state law prohibits anyone under the age of 18 to receive a tattoo.  There is NO parental consent allowed. If you are under 18 we will NOT work on you.


What to expect:

Each person will have a different experience.

First suggestion is to be sure you have had a good meal before getting a tattoo. It helps to have the extra strength and sugar in your system. 

Secondly, tattoos hurt! Nothing crazy though! It can be described as more annoying than anything. It is like you want to scratch an itch that’s just beyond reach.  Our best advice is to breathe normally and to keep your body relaxed.  The more relaxed you are, the easier the experience will be for you.

Also to consider, places where you have more nerve endings tend to be more sensitive ie: places where you are ticklish (like your sides). Keep this in mind when preparing.

Finally…enjoy your new tattoo!


Aftercare:

Treat your new tattoo as an open wound. Keep it CLEAN! Do NOT touch
your tattoo with dirty hands!!

Before cleaning your tattoo, wash your hands thoroughly with warm
water and soap.

Carefully remove your bandage.

Using a mild soap (dial, dove), Nothing with Fragrance (axe body wash
or any other perfumed soaps). Clean the area with the mild soap and
warm water. Rinse thoroughly, only using your hand(s). Do NOT use a
wash cloth or towel. Once clean, PAT dry with a clean towel.

Let the tattoo air dry for 5-10 minutes, then apply a thin coat of fragrant
free lotion. (Do NOT use Vaseline, A&D or Aquaphor!) -Petroleum
Products tend to clog the pores and make it difficult for Tattoos to
properly heal.

Repeat the cleaning process a couple of times a day for the first 7-14
days. Apply lotion once a day (LESS IS MORE). Over saturating your
fresh tattoo can cause scabbing and irritation.

Healing usually takes 7-14 days, depending on the tattoo. Some people’s
skin may take longer. As it’s healing, expect it to peel like a sunburn
would. This is normal.

Do NOT pick at it during the healing process. You could end up pulling
ink out or damaging your skin. Allow any skin that’s flaking to fall off
on it’s own.

If your tattoo itches you should slap or pat it. NEVER scratch it!

Avoid direct sunlight, chlorine (swimming pools, hot tubs), Steam
rooms or saunas while your tattoo is healing.

Once your tattoo has finished flaking you can use sunscreen when you
are in the sun. Using it while your tattoo is healing can irritate the skin
due to the ingredients.

Consult your artist and a health care provider for:
1. Unexpected redness, tenderness or swelling at the site of your tattoo.
2. Any rash
3. Unexpected Drainage at or from the site of your tattoo
4. A fever within 24 hours of the tattoo