"Piercer"' portfolios > TATOO & PIERCING BASICS

Yes it hurts, but it is tolerable and nothing you can't handle. It feels like scratch or a really bad sunburn.

CAN I GO SWIMMING AFTER BEING TATTOOED OR PIERCED?
You want to wait at least 1 week before going swimming. This promotes good healing for your tattoo or piercing.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY PIERCING GETS INFECTED?
Please contact your doctor - You may not have an infected piercing. The problem should be able to be solved without going to the doctor. Your piercer will advise you to go to the doctor if need be. The doctor will then put you on antibiotics. This will clear up your infection within three or four weeks.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions. It's a lot like asking how much a car costs. The answer is really going to depend on what you want. The shop minimum for tattoos is $50. Pricing goes up from there. The size, location and the amount of detail for your tattoo will effect the price. Therefore the price may vary greatly from one tattoo to the next. Come in and ask your artist for an estimate if you need to know a price before you get started. DO NOT try to bargain with your tattoo artist like they’re some vendor in a Indonesian night market. You wouldn’t go to the grocery store or a restaurant and try to talk a clerk or a waiter into lowering the price. If all you have is a certain amount, ask the artist (preferably up front) if they can work with that budget. Your artist will try to work with you as best as they can. If they can’t then wait and save up until you have the full amount. Bargaining in a tattoo shop is an exercise in bad taste, and the quickest way to piss your artist off. If you’re tempted to bargain stop! If you cant afford the tattoo you want, talk to your artists and see if there’s a way to work out a payment plan (multi session/ pay as you go) or wait and save up. If you settle for something else, or even a smaller version than you really want, you’ll (probably) end up regretting it. Remember: “Good tattoos aren’t cheap, cheap tattoos aren’t good”. People who “price shop” for tattoos end up with inferior tattoos- don’t let that happen to you.

For large scale custom work we charge an hourly rate of $150.


Piercing Prices depend on the piercing -prices start at $15 and increase from there, all piercing prices Include piercing, jewelry as well as soap and sea salt. Call ahead for an exact price for a specific piercing.


WHEN CAN I CHANGE MY JEWELRY AFTER BEING PIERCED?
(recommended time may vary depending on your piercing) For a tongue 2 weeks, navel 3-6 weeks, nose 2 years eyebrow 2 months, earlobe 1 week, ear cart. 3-6 weeks, and nipples 3-6 days.

WHEN CAN I GET MY TATTOO TOUCHED UP?
You will want to wait at least 1 1/2 to 2 weeks before you get your tattoo touched up. This will give your skin enough time to regenerate and will make your touch up very simple. All touch ups are free.



WHAT KIND OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept cash, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, checks and gift certificates. The gift certificates make excellent gifts for Christmas, Birthday, Wedding, etc...

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO OR PIERCING?
You have to be at least 18 to get a tattoo. NO ACCEPTIONS! You can be 16 and get your navel, nose, eyebrow, or ear cartilage pierced. You have to be 18 to get any oral or genital piercings. NO ACCEPTIONS!

DOES IT HURT?
DOES IT HURT?