Do you take walk-in’s or do I need an appointment?
Sometimes we do have artists with walk-in availability but in general, appointments are best! We prefer that you have an appointment (even for a consultation) so that we can dedicate our time to you when you are in the shop. If you do stop by and all artists are busy, you are welcome to look at portfolios and book a future consultation with an artist.
Please call the shop at 774-719-2821 for more information and appointments.
Should I have a consultation? What should I bring?
Depending on your tattoo idea, it is usually best to have a consultation before your actual tattoo date. This will help insure that you and the artist you are working with are on the same page before a drawing is done and the date of your tattoo approaches. Please be prepared for your consultation. Being prepared means bringing any reference material you may have (printed out) of your ideas, and images you like that have a similar “style” that you are looking to get. Also, bring CASH for your deposit. Basically anything that will help you get your idea across to the Artist.
Will I need to leave a deposit?
YES! All of our artists require non-refundable deposit to secure your appointment. The amount is determined by and can be higher based on the tattoo and the artist’s discretion. This deposit will go toward your first session of tattooing. If you do not show or cancel your tattoo appointment, the deposit is forfeited.
Can I see the drawing before my tattoo date?
Yes. Time permitting we would like you to come in and check the sketch before your scheduled tattoo date so any changes can be made prior to the procedure. It is necessary to proof the design and you will usually be given a proof date as well. This is a date given to come in and work with the artist on changes you want. However, we do not allow you to take the sketch with you or take a picture of the sketch.
What should I expect when I come in to get tattooed and what is expected of me?
Both the client and Artist should come prepared on the day of the tattoo. We will provide a nice, comfortable, relaxing and clean atmosphere for your tattoo experience. Your artist should be on time, sober, clean, prepared and ready to tattoo. You should come, well fed, well rested, relaxed, clean, sober and on time. We run a tight schedule and everyone’s time is valuable so, if you are running late, please call the shop and let us know so we don’t assume you are a no-show. 774-719- 2821. If you cannot make your appointment at all, please let the artist know as soon as possible. The more notice, the more likely they can fill your space. Your cooperation on this is appreciated.
You will be required to show a VALID photo ID and fill out all of the necessary paperwork for every tattoo appointment. Sorry, rules are rules.
I found a tattoo that I want, can you copy it exactly?
No, sorry, we do not replicate other artists’ work. We would be happy to take the concept of the tattoo you like and do something customized for you but we cannot copy.
What method can I use for payment?
Yes. We accept cash and DEBIT cards only. We do not accept checks or credit cards. Deposits can ONLY be made in cash.
Can I get tattooed or pierced if I’m under 18 with parental consent?
For tattoos, absolutely NOT! Sorry but Massachusetts law does not acknowledge Parental Consent and you cannot legally get tattooed until you are 18 with a Valid ID. NO EXCEPTIONS. You will have to wait.
For body piercing you have to be 15 years of age and must bring a parent with you along with your birth certificate.
We do ear piercing for infants and children 7 and older.
Is your shop clean and sterile?
Cleanliness is very important to us. All of our tattoo and piercing supplies are sterilized according to state and federal regulations. We practice universal precautions, and everyone is required to be current on all Blood Borne Pathogen Precautions training.
How are tattoos priced? How much will my tattoo cost?
Since we are a custom shop, unfortunately we cannot give you a price quote over the phone or via email. Your artist can give you a ball park cost estimate at the time of your consultation but the actual cost will depend on how much time it takes to actually finish the tattoo. Please call the shop information and appointments.
Should I tip my artist?
Tipping is a really nice gesture and are always welcome and appreciated. But, there are not hard and fast rules for tipping so use your discretion and do what makes you comfortable. If you had a great experience and you are happy with a job well done, it never hurts to show it.
Can I get tattooed or pierced while pregnant or breast-feeding?
No, sorry. We cannot tattoo or pierce you while you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Should I eat before I get tattooed or pierced?
Yes please! Eat plenty of protein and come well hydrated. Getting tattooed or pierced releases endorphin's. On an empty stomach, these endorphin's can lead to nausea. Light-headedness also can occur, so it is good to have your blood sugar up prior to getting tattooed.
Can you fix/cover-up an old tattoo I have?
Usually YES. In most cases, you will need an in person consultation so the artist can see what needs to be covered up or re-worked and can advise you on your options. Your artist will let you know if what you have is workable.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require 48 hours’ notice for rescheduling appointments. It is hard for us to get someone in your spot with less notice and can result in the artist not working that day. Less than 48-hour notice can result in the forfeiture of your deposit and future appointments with that artist. We understand that sometimes there are extenuating circumstances and we will do our best to accommodate any changes that need to be made as far as scheduling. The more notice you can give, the easier it will be for all involved parties. We truly appreciate your cooperation on this, please respect our time and we will do our best to respect yours as well.
Do I need to show ID?
Yes, MA State law requires that you show a Valid, State Issued ID proving that you are 18 years of age or older and fill out a release for EVERY time you get tattooed and pierced. Thank you for understanding.