FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TATTOOING: You must be 18 with current, Government issued I.D. to get tattooed in Massachusetts. This means a driver’s license (not expired), official non-driver’s I.D., passport, OR birth certificate combined with photo I.D.
PIERCING: Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the release form as well as accompany the minor during the piercing procedure. BOTH must have government or state issued ID to prove age and relationship. This also applies to changing jewelry, reinsertion of jewelry, and stretching.
AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS:
Ear Lobes: 10+ w/ parent or legal guardian present and required documents
Naval, Nostril & Anywhere in Ear: 14+ w/ parent or legal guardian present and required document
Oral (lips & tongue): 16+ w/ parent or legal guardian present and required document
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR MINORS:
Parents and minors need to have a non-expired photo ID, for example: driver’s license, passport, state issued ID. If the last name or address of the minor is different from the parent, additional documentation is required to prove relationship. For example: marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption papers, court papers to prove relationship as legal guardian, or minor’s birth certificate in long form with the parent’s name listed. A student ID and birth certificate is also acceptable provided the information for parent or legal guardian matches that of adult present.
Photocopies of any ID or expired ID are NOT acceptable.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT IT IS AT THE PIERCER’S SOLE DISCRETION WHETHER OR NOT TO DO THE PIERCING AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE MINOR AND THE PARENT!
TATTOOING: Every Tattoo project is unique, and we can only give ballpark pricing until we have an approved design and details in front of us. There are many variables involved in pricing, including size, detail, location on the body and individual tattooer’s methods.
PIERCING: Piercing prices start at $75 with the exception of a singular lobe piercing which starts at $45 and genitalia starting at $100. When getting multiple piercings we offer a discounted rate. The price of your piercing includes a basic piece of implant grade, thread-less titanium jewelry. For an additional fee, you may choose a piece of jewelry from the wide variety in our display, including synthetic and genuine gemstones, opals, naturals stones, 14k gold jewelry and more!
FOR TATTOOS: We will always accept walk-ins if the time allows. Appointments are always recommended.
Please email email@example.com with a brief description of your idea, including approximate size, location, color or black and grey, and attach any references you may have. Don't forget to include the best phone number to reach you at and our awesome counter people will be in touch to set you up an appointment with the right tattooer for your project. You can also follow your email with a phone call to insure we got it. If you have an artist in mind please let us know! The information you provide is especially important with a larger scale or custom piece to make the appointment setting process easy and smooth.
Tattooers will have a design prepared for you that will be ready to show you on the day of your appointment, and/or will draw your design right on your skin!
FOR PIERCINGS: We operate piercings on a walk-in basis all summer long. Please allow 10-20 min for the sterilization and piercing procedure! In the shoulder and off season please call the shop in advanced for availability!
DEPOSITS: Once an appointment date and time has been set, please be prepared to leave a deposit of $100 to secure your appointment. Over the phone we can accept a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) This deposit will be applied to the final cost of your tattoo; it reserves your time with your tattooer. If your piece requires multiple sessions, the deposit will be applied to your FINAL session.
CANCELLATION POLICY: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU MUST GIVE US 48 HOURS NOTICE IF YOU NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR CANCEL THIS APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL FORFEIT THIS DEPOSIT! SO PLEASE BE CERTAIN WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT! Additionally, you must CALL the shop if you need to reschedule or cancel; email requests cannot be accepted. Please keep in mind that we prefer CASH in the shop, so you will owe the remainder of the cost of your tattoo in cash. We do have an ATM inside our shop for your convenience.
A REMINDER: GOOD TATTOOS AREN'T CHEAP, AND CHEAP TATTOOS AREN'T GOOD!
TATTOOING: Your tattooer will explain their preferred aftercare procedure, as we each know how best to heal our style of tattooing. Be aware that to allow your new tattoo to heal properly you must keep it out of salt water, chlorine (pools, hot tubs), ponds, sand and strong, direct sun for approximately two weeks. You may shower; just don’t soak the tattoo for an extended period, as in the bathtub. Sunblock is good on a healed tattoo, but not a new one. General aftercare will include washing your tattoo with an unscented, liquid antibacterial soap and keeping it moisturized through out the healing process with an aftercare product. We carry Tattoo Goo in our shop and online in our merchandise store! It's dermatologist tested tattoo balm with healing properties from ingredients like olive oil, cocoa butter, lavender & rosemary oil! Find it here!
PIERCING: Our piercer will give you more specific healing instructions and a pamphlet to take with you, specific to the piercing you received. Some good general advice is that the healing of a piercing relies heavily on listening to your body. The most important things are to maintain regular hygiene during the healing process, maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep your natural healing abilities strong and follow the directions given to you by the piercer. If something seems uncomfortable to your new piercing, stop whatever it is that you’re doing and reach out with any questions.
Tipping your tattooer or piercer anywhere from 10-20% is customary for a job well done, and always much appreciated!