Question? “How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?”
Answer. 18, and we require government issued Photo ID to prove it.
Just like voting, there are no exceptions. If anyone tells you otherwise, it’s not just unethical- it is illegal. Sorry, kiddo!
We promise we are worth the wait. We look forward to serving you when that time comes, and will work with you to ensure you receive a piece of art that you will be able to enjoy and be proud of for many years to come.
Question? “My friend said s/he knows a guy that can do it for cheaper.”
Answer. We would encourage you to not make the mistake of confusing price with value.
There is an old saying in the industry, “Good tattoos ain’t cheap, and cheap tattoos ain’t good.”
Do the math. If you consider the difference in the cost of the tattoo amortized over the course of your lifetime, it typically breaks down to less than a penny per day. We think you are worth more than that- even if your friend doesn’t.
Question? “What should I do to prepare for my appointment?”
Answer. Here are a few pointers to ensure your comfort:
Be sure to eat before your tattoo. Preferably not beans. Because, you know, musical fruit.
If the area you want tattooed has body hair- even peach fuzz- you may prefer to shave it prior to your arrival, otherwise we’ll have to do it for you.
Wear something that will be comfortable, but easily removed to ensure clear access to the area you are having tattooed.
Do not consume alcohol or aspirin within 24 hours prior to your appointment. No joke.
Question? “How should I care for my new tattoo?”
Answer. These are the instructions that we provide to our customers for the care of their new tattoo. These are suggestions based on our many years of experience. Please keep in mind that we would need to see your tattoo before we could offer any suggestions beyond what is listed here.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Remove bandage after two hours, do not keep it on more than ten hours. Never re-bandage. Wash tattoo gently with cool, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly, lightly pat dry with a clean towel. With clean hands apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment and work it into the tattoo. Use ointment for the first day, then use a mild cream-type lotion for the remainder of the healing process. If you have had problems with antibiotic ointments in the past, you may prefer lotion for the entire healing process. Do not over lubricate your tattoo, but don’t allow it to get too dry.
Do NOT Do not use alcohol or peroxide. Do not pick or scratch. Do not go swimming or soak in water for two weeks.
TIPS Keep your new tattoo out of direct sunlight during healing. Regular application of sunscreen when your tattoo is exposed to sun or tanning bed (after it is healed) will prolong the life of your tattoo.
If rash occurs (bumps on or around the tattoo as with an allergic reaction) or redness persists, discontinue use of all topical products and call us for suggestions on product alternatives.
Question? “Do you perform Body Piercing?”
Answer. No, but Virtue & Vice does. They are conveniently located in the same building just a few doors down, in the suite at the end. Tell them we said “Hi!”