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.
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.
FOR TATTOOS: We will always accept walk-ins if the time allows. Appointments are always recommended.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & YOU MUST GIVE US 48 HOURS NOTICE IF YOU NEED TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR 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!
Tipping your tattooer anywhere from 10-20% is customary for a job well done. It's not required but always much appreciated!