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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I go about getting tattooed?

    • It is always best to come into the shop and consult with one of our artists.
    • If you are out of town a phone consultation can be arranged.
    • For larger/multi-session pieces a consulation in person will allow your artist time to properly prepare your artwork/design.
    • Have any reference pictures or ideas ready when you come in.
    • Smaller/simpler designs can be discussed in shop or over the phone.
    • Though prices cannot be given over the phone or internet.

  • Do you take walk-ins?

    • Yes. First come first served. Occasionally all of our artists are booked. You can call ahead for availability.
    • For larger/multi-session tattoos we do reccomend a consultation.

  • How old do you have to be to get tattooed there?

    • 18 or older. No acceptions. No parental consent accepted.

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    • Cash only. Tips are appreciated.

  • How much do tattoos cost?

    • It depends on several factors including size, placement and complexity of the design.
    • Every tattoo is priced individually by the artist doing the tattoo.
    • Prices can only be given in person.

  • Do you do cover-ups or fix others work?

    • Yes all the time. People frequently need crappy tattoos turned into happy tattoos and we are more than willing to rid you of your sappy tattoo and in it's place provide a snappy tattoo.

  • Are you licensed? Do you use new needles, inks and sterile equipment?

    • Yes we are state licensed and all our gear is pro dude. This ain't your cousin T-Bruh's shed.
    • We use new needles, inks, and disposable and sterilized equipment.
    • Surface barriers are applied where needed and equipment is bagged to prevent cross-contamination.
    • All surfaces of tattoo work area are wiped down with a medical grade disinfectant.
    • We take the protection of your health as well as our own very seriously.

  • Do you do piercings as well?

    • There is a piercing studio next door to us. Right next door brah. Purity Body Arts

  • Is Jamie single??

    • Yes and ready to mingle.

  • I want to learn how to tattoo, what should I do? Do you offer apprenticeships

    • Well first off you need to get in touch with Chuck Norris. Together you must set out on a quest to the jungles of southeast Asia and locate the two headed aborigine priest. You will know him by the Van Halen tattoo he wears under his left pectoral. From there you will be brought into the Temple of Achtoo and begin years of arduous training that very few survive. Best of luck in your journey. Sorry we do not offer apprencticeships.

  • We do not tattoo faces, genitals or animals. Sorry.


  • Here are some friendly tips to know before getting tattooed:

    • It is always best to eat something before you get tattooed. Eating before hand will keep your blood sugar stable and prevent you from getting weak during the procedure. Also do not hold your breath while getting tattooed, breathe properly, your body needs the oxygen.
    • If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment please call and let us know as soon as you can in order to allow our artists to fill your spot with another client or to not turn away walk-in customers. We will not be mad at you if something comes up, life happens, we understand. We will be bummed if you don't let us know. This is not only a loss of income for our artists, who don't get paid unless they tattoo, but pushes back wait time for other customers.
    • When it comes to aftercare listen to your artist not your podnas. We do this for a living and know what works. We will explain to you the proper way to heal your tattoo and even write it down for you if you need. And if you ever have any questions you can call the shop, we'll be glad to help you in any way.
    • Heed your artists advice when it comes to design and placement of your tattoo. We do this everyday and understand what makes a good tattoo. We are not trying to change your idea or tattoo something just because we want to. We want to give you a good tattoo that you will love. Certain things don't always work well or at all in tattoing, it is a completely different medium of art than anything else. What looks good on paper, canvas, on your laptop or smart phone doesn't always look good on the human body.

  • Here are some moron things that annoying customers do. Please don't do any of the following:

    • Come in wasted, hungover, or on drugs.
    • Bring kids into the shop.
    • Smell like dey just got off da boat.
    • Haggle with our artists about prices. If your boy can hook you up or the shop down the street gave you a cheaper price by all means go to them. Our prices are what they are for good reason and our work is worth our prices.
    • Compare the tattoo to the one they found online with their cell phone. Tattoos are hand crafted art created for the individual who wears them. And constantly moving while trying to compare phone to tattoo disrupts the artist from providing you with a nice tattoo.
    • Excessively moving for no good reason. Don't act like a 6 year old getting a haircut. We know the tattoo hurts, we have them, there is no need to spazz out and ruin your tattoo by flopping around to get sympathy from your podnyas. Also don't move to check it out in the mirror everytime your artist wipes, dips, turns away for a second. It's not anymore finished than it was 2 seconds ago and you are slowing things down and making it harder to work.
    • Bring the overly critical spouse/signifcant other,mom/dad, best friend or whoever and let them determine every factor of your tattoo. It's YOUR tattoo. You and your artist should be making the decisions about what goes on your body. Tattooing can be stressful enough without being micromanaged by a third party who typically has no idea of what's going on. Do you really wanna stress out the feller bout to stick you with needles?
    • Bring in your entire family, all the gals in your cheerleading squad or the whole crew who works the late shift at Pit Stop. We don't mind if you have a friend for support or company,just be reasonable, please keep it to one guest.
    • Hover over your artist while they are drawing your tattoo. When we have a sketch ready to show you we will show you. We do not need you over our shoulder scrutinizing every little detail about a drawing that isn't complete or we just started working on. Micromanaging you artist will not make your tattoo any better. It is only annoys and puts unnecessary stress on your artist.

  • If you have any questions give us a call (985)873-9675.