House Rules

Your goal and our goal is the same: To get you the perfect tattoo in the most pleasant way possible. With a little etiquette, from everyone, it’s not hard to do. To help make your tattoo experience the best one it can be, here’s a list of some ‘Do’s’ and some Dont’s for your next visit to the tattoo studio:


  • Children under the age of 14, are not permitted in the Studio.
  • NO Smoking or Alcoholic beverages allowed in the Studio.
  • Please maintain personal hygiene and physical decorum.
  • Only one friend can come back with you, space is limited in the studio.
  • Cash, ATM Cards, and Major Credit Cards accepted, No checks.
  • $20.00 to $40.00 Deposit required for all Appointments.
  • Late or No Show will cause you to be Re-Scheduled and a loss of deposit if not contacted.
  • Deposits are on only refundable under extreme circumstances.

For our complete policy regarding minors please see our UNDER 18 section of the website.

Tell your artist about:

  • Any medical issues you have (i.e. pregnancy, diseases, medication).
  • Feeling ‘green’ or ‘funny.’ Tell your artist right away (don’t try to tough it out) so that he/she can deal with it. Your artist is prepared for it and knows how to handle it.
  • Any concerns you might have about getting tattooed. Your artist is there to work with you and make the experience as easy as it can be.



How much does it hurt to get a tattoo?

When it comes right down to it, that’s what most people really want to know! Actually, getting a tattoo is not very painful nowadays because modern tattoo equipment is such that the needles go in and out of your skin very quickly. You’ll be completely able to carry on a normal conversation while getting your tattoo.

Of course, depending on your tattoo designs and location, the amount of discomfort can vary to some degree. Generally speaking, tattooing over bone – where there’s little flesh or fat – hurts a bit more. So getting a tattoo on the fleshy part of your arm probably won’t hurt much at all, but directly over your ankle bone or collar bone may be more painful – though still quite bearable.

Tattoo designs can also make a difference with regard to how it feels. Tattooing lines produces a different sensation from ‘filling in’, or tattooing blocks of color. Interestingly, though, there’s quite a lot of disagreement over which hurts more! It seems to be a subjective reaction – some people find the lines more comfortable than the filling in, while others say just the opposite. Suffice it to say that neither is really all that painful.

Is it safe to get a tattoo?

If you go to a professional tattoo shop where the proper tattoo equipment is used, getting a tattoo is very safe. Decades ago there was concern about getting hepatitis C from tattoos, but this is something all professionals are very conscious of nowadays. If new needles are used for each and every customer, there is no chance of contracting a blood-borne disease. Most tattoo artists will be glad to set your mind at ease by showing you the unopened package of needles they will be using before the tattooing begins. After your tattoo is finished, they should dispose of the needles. Ask about safety policies such as these before you select a tattoo shop.