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You must be 18 years of age to get tattooed and/or pierced with acceptable identification.
Acceptable forms of ID
Drivers License, passport, military ID, permanent residence card, Federal or state issued ID.
Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 that wish to be pierced must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with appropriate ID. Minors must also provide appropriate ID as well as a birth certificate
Earlobe piercing may be preformed on minors as young as 8 years of age if the above requirements are met. Please call/email for any questions regarding this service.
You must present ID for every procedure
When appropriate we use Recovery Derm clear film. Recovery Derm Shield is a light, waterproof composite film bandage comprised of three layers: EVA film, matte PU film, and glassine. The matte PU film, which is the part of the bandage that remains on and protects the skin after tattooing, allows for optimal breathability and ductility.
Recovery Derm Care;
Leave in place for 3 to 7 days depending on exultation of the tattoo.
You may need to replace the initial Derm shield after 24 hours if exultation is heavy. This should be done at the our shop by your artist and will be discussed at initial placement.
Remove under warm water and wash tattoo with anti-bacterial soap using your hand. Pat dry with paper towels and use unscented white lotion such as Lubriderm several times a day for 1 to 2 weeks.
If the tattoo is in an awkward area and a derm shield cannot be used or if you remove the derm shield early follow these instructions...
Remove initial bandage after 2-3 hours with clean hands. Wash your tattoo with Anti-bacterial soap with your bare hands only. Gently pat dry with clean paper towels. Apply a very thin layer of ointment (artist will recommend one) to the entire tattoo. DO NOT USE...Neosporin, Bacitracin, petroleum jelly as they may clog pores and cause allergic reactions and/or infection.
Clean your new tattoo 2 times a day with anti-bacterial soap followed up with fresh ointment for about 5 days.
After that use unscented white lotion several times a day for the next 2 weeks.
DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK AT YOUR TATTOO.
KEEP YOUR TATTOO OUT OF THE SUN.
DO NOT SOAK YOUR TATTOO.
KEEP YOUR TATTOO CLEAN AND IT WILL KEEP YOU HAPPY.
We do take walk-ins.
Walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and only if there is an available artist to accommodate.
We understand that tattoos and piercings can have spontaneity and we will do our best to be able to honor them, however, the best way to get the attention and time you deserve is to make an appointment 1 to 4 weeks in advance. If it simply must be done immediately call first so as not to waste a trip. This is especially true on Saturdays and especially for piercings as our Piercer also tattoos.
Tattoos and piercings are intense procedures that take time. It can be difficult to be exact when estimating how long one might take. The client in our chair deserves exactly what you deserve. Our undivided attention.