F.A.Q

01

Do you accept walk-ins?

 

Yes, we do, when available. All of our artists work on custom pieces by appointment and so aren't always available to take walk-ins, but if there is time in their schedule they will.

Walk-ins are handled first come, first served and we appreciate if parties of more than 3 people make an appointment, rather than walk-in.

02

What is the best way to make an appointment?

 

We can be contacted by phone or email to set up appointments. Because we do custom pieces, our process starts with setting up a consultation. During the consult, you and your artist will go over your ideas and your options for the design. From there they'll set up the appointment for the tattoo session based on the time needed to complete the piece. At that point, they will also require a deposit to hold your spot in their schedule. For out-of-towners, it is possible to do phone consultations and you can submit deposits afterward through our website.

03

What is your cancellation policy?
 
We require 72 hours notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Without adequate notice your deposit may be forfeited. This policy protects our artists time spent drawing your design and ensures that they have the opportunity to adjust their schedule. We understand that unexpected and unavoidable things happen in life and we often reschedule without consequence, but please respect your artist and try to give 72 hours notice.

04

Do you accept credit/debit cards?
No, we only take cash now and we do have an ATM in the studio.

05

Can I get tattooed if I'm under 18?

In North Carolina you MUST BE 18 years or older with a valid photo ID to get tattooed. Examples of valid ID are a State issued ID card, a Driver's License, a Passport, or a Military ID. All must be unexpired and current. Unacceptable forms of ID are anything photocopied, anything online, a student ID, verbal confirmation from your best friend, etc.

 

Please come prepared! We would hate to have to reschedule your appointment because you do not have your ID.  

06

What should I do before I get tattooed?

 

Sleep! Hydrate! Eat!

Everyone reacts differently to being tattooed and different parts of the body are more sensitive than others. Make sure you get a good nights sleep so your body can tolerate the process for as long as it needs. Keep yourself hydrated and eat something, especially protein. 

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