What are the steps involved with getting a tattoo?
There are a few things you should know before you get your tattoo.
Read over our tattoo process below and if you still have questions
please contact us.
- First, you need to have some ideas to go over with the artist. Once you do, you can send them off for an estimate or come by so that you can meet with an artist and discuss your ideas, let them design it, then come back to get tattooed. Any design changes that you two agree upon will be made for the appointment and if necessary during.
- You would leave a $20 per/hr deposit, which is deducted from your final tattoo price. It will be refunded up to 48 hours prior to your appointment, after 48 hours it's non-refundable.
- Any estimate your given is a guess. We don't know your skin type (which affects time) and how well you sit until we're tattooing you. We try to be as accurate as possible but like a dentist or mechanic things can change once you get started so please keep that in mind.
- The day of your appointment eat a good meal ~ it affects how you deal with the experience & have a good night's sleep.
- Arrive 10 minutes early to look over design, if needed.
- Your artist will wash his hands then go to his room to prepare for your session.
- Once in the room, the tattoo location will be disinfected and prepped.
- Your artist will take his prepared stencil and position it on your body, once the location is decided he will place it on for you to see and OK.
- Gloves are then put on and all equipment for you will be opened and set out.
- Your artist will then do the outline of the tattoo ~ if you need a break at any time let us know. When done it will be wiped down for you to see.
- Then you reach the coloring/shading portion of your appointment.
- Once complete, the tattooed area is cleaned (larger pieces will take more than one session), a healing ointment is applied and then a bandage is put on to protect the tattoo. Bandages stay on until the following day, to prevent your tattoo from sticking to the sheets during the night and to keep all contaminants out.
- Needles are broken and put in a Sharp container in front of you, items from the room are disposed of after your appointment, the room is cleaned, moped and reset for the next client.
- The following morning you can remove your bandage, and begin the aftercare. Using only the care instructions you were given after your appointment, ensuring the very best color retention and healing time.
- After 5-10 days your artwork is ready to be shown to the world.
- #1 side effect? Lifelong addiction!
- How your life changes? Everyone will want to know where you got it done, so be prepared to talk about your tattoo lot's and this is the hard part, be prepared for a lifetime of compliments.