How do I book an appointment?
Fill out the appointment request form on my website. This will enable me to process your request quickly and efficiently.
How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
You must be at least 18 years of age with a valid State or Federal Photo ID.
How much will “X” cost?Prices can vary due to many factors including hourly rates, skin reaction, and demand. The final price will depend on the size, detail of the design, and body placement.
My appointment is soon, how should I prepare for my tattoo?I recommend that you eat well before the appointment, and stay hydrated. It’s best not to drink alcohol the night before. Alcohol can increase bleeding for up to 24 hours. Blood also dilutes the pigments, affecting both the appearance of your tattoo, as well as the healing process. Stay calm and excited. There’s nothing to stress over.
Do tattoos hurt?Yes. Everyone has a different pain threshold. Tattoos on the same part of the body on different people will have different levels of pain.
How long does a tattoo take to heal?It takes up to three weeks to “heal,” but it takes months for the skin to fully regenerate.
How to take care of you new tattoo?
Your bandage should be worn for 1 to 3 hours after your appointment. Thoroughly wash your hands and dry them with a paper towel before removing the bandage. However, you DO NOT want to soak your fresh tattoo in ANY water including, but not limited to, bathtubs, swimming pools, hot tubs, lakes, and ponds. These all have chemicals, dirt, and all kinds of nasties that can cause infection. Showers are fine-just NO SOAKING!
After washing the tattoo, pat it dry with a paper towel. DO NOT use a hand or bath towel, as they can harbor bacteria. DO NOT re-bandage your tattoo. Your tattoo and skin need to breathe and get air to heal properly.
Take a small amount of Tattoo Aftercare and gently rub it in fully. Your tattoo should have a slight sheen to it, meaning a very thin coat. You should reapply 3-5 times daily depending on the size, location, and condition of your skin. If it looks dried out, then put a small amount on.
Wash your tattoo once or twice a day for the duration of the healing time. Too much washing can wash away your body’s natural bacteria that helps your skin to heal. Washing the tattoo in the morning and at night before you go to bed is sufficient. For the first day, the tattoo will “ooze” clear plasma. This is completely normal.
Continue to use the above steps until your tattoo is completely healed. Healing time varies with each individual and the area that was tattooed.