Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2023-12-20T13:03:32-05:00

If you have additional questions, please contact us. We will be glad to help!

Do I need to have my ID with me to get pierced, even if it is obvious that I am a legal adult?2023-09-01T12:18:20-04:00

Yes, an ID or other proof of age is required for all piercing clients ages 16 and over.

Do your body piercers perform nipple piercings?2023-09-01T12:21:07-04:00

Yes.

Do your body piercers perform genital piercings?2023-09-01T12:20:54-04:00

No.

Do your body piercers perform dermal removals?2023-09-01T12:20:42-04:00

No.

Do your body piercers perform dermal piercings?2023-09-01T12:20:30-04:00

No.

Do your body piercers use piercing guns?2023-12-19T14:53:32-05:00

No, our body piercers do not use piercing guns; this equipment cannot be sterilized, and therefore using it greatly increases the risk of infection. A piercing gun is also more painful because it causes blunt force trauma, as the end of the earring it shoves through the skin is not sharp. Our body piercers use a new sterile piercing needle for each piercing, which ensures a sterile environment for your new piercing and causes much less pain and trauma to the skin.

I have a bump on my piercing; what do I do?2023-09-01T12:20:04-04:00

A piercing bump is usually caused by snagging or over-cleaning the piercing. Only clean your piercing once a day with sterile saline solution. If the bump does not resolve within 7 days, call or come in to speak with one of our piercers. Please do not remove the jewelry yourself, as this could cause more damage.

When is it okay to change the jewelry in a new piercing?2023-09-01T12:19:49-04:00

Generally speaking, you should keep your original jewelry in a new piercing for 6-8 weeks.

Is the jewelry included in the price of the piercing?2023-09-01T12:19:35-04:00

Standard internally-threaded surgical steel jewelry is included in the price of the piercing. Upgraded jewelry is available to be purchased separately.

How do I take care of a new piercing?2023-12-19T14:54:38-05:00

Click here to view our aftercare instructions page; please note that aftercare differs between body/ear piercings and oral piercings. You will also receive a copy of these instructions in person.

What types of piercings do you provide?2023-12-19T14:56:52-05:00

Please click here to view the piercings we perform and their corresponding prices.

Do you accept walk-ins for piercings?2023-09-01T12:18:51-04:00

Yes, we accept walk-ins for piercings on a first come, first served basis.

How much are piercings?2023-12-19T14:56:57-05:00

Please click here to view the piercings we perform and their corresponding prices.

What is the minimum age to get tattooed?2023-12-19T15:06:02-05:00

The minimum age to get tattooed is 16 with proof of age (permit, state-issued ID, original birth certificate, or travel passport).

Any tattoos performed on minors require a parent or guardian with ID to be present; guardians must also bring guardianship paperwork appointed by the court.

Do I need to get a parental consent form notarized for a minor prior to coming in for a piercing?2023-09-01T12:18:03-04:00

No, we have notaries on site that will notarize this document for you at no additional cost.

What is the minimum age you need to be to get pierced?2023-12-19T14:58:18-05:00

Any piercings performed on minors require a parent or guardian with ID to be present; guardians must also bring guardianship paperwork appointed by the court.

For ear lobe piercings, clients must be at least 2 years old. For ear cartilage piercings, clients must be at least 16 years old. For all body piercings except nipple and surface piercings, client must be at least 16 years old with proof of age (permit, state-issued ID, original birth certificate, or travel passport). Nipple and surface piercings are not performed on minors; clients must be at least 18 years old for these piercings, with ID or other proof of age. Again, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with ID, and guardians must bring guardianship paperwork appointed by the court.

What should I bring to my initial consultation?2023-09-01T12:17:15-04:00

You should bring any reference photos, as well as your deposit. You should also be prepared to show your artist the area to be tattooed; this will help your artist judge the size and shape that the tattoo should be.

How far out are you booked?2023-09-01T12:16:57-04:00

This can vary depending on the artist and time of the year. Your artist will be able to give you this information early in the consultation process.

Can I reschedule my tattoo appointment?2023-09-01T12:16:44-04:00

Yes, as long as you give at least a 24-hour notice, you can reschedule one time. If you fail to give 24-hour notice, you will need to pay another deposit to secure a new appointment.

Is the deposit refundable if I do not get the tattoo?2023-09-01T12:15:01-04:00

No, in that case the deposit becomes payment to the artist for their time spent planning and drawing your tattoo.

Why do I need to pay a deposit for my tattoo appointment?2023-09-01T12:14:47-04:00

Artists take considerable time planning and drawing the design for your tattoo, sometimes making multiple revisions. The deposit ensures that they receive some kind of payment for this time, even if you decide not to get the tattoo.

How do I properly care for my new tattoo?2024-01-23T23:46:29-05:00

Click here to view our aftercare instructions page; please note that tattoo aftercare differs greatly if your artist has applied Tegaderm to your new tattoo, so its corresponding instructions are listed separately. You will also receive a copy of these instructions at your appointment.

What types of tattoos require an appointment?2023-09-01T12:14:06-04:00

Large scale and/or complex tattoos require a consultation and an appointment, due to the time it takes to plan and create the design.

Do you accept walk-ins for tattoos?2023-09-01T12:13:50-04:00

Yes, on a first come, first served basis.

How do you price tattoos?2023-09-01T12:13:32-04:00

Large and/or complex tattoos are priced hourly. Some artists have a day rate for very large pieces. Your artist will give you this information early in the consultation process, so that you can make a decision.

Do I need to have my ID with me to get tattooed, even if it is obvious that I am a legal adult?2023-09-01T12:13:16-04:00

Yes, an ID or other proof of age is required for all tattoo clients.

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