FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book an appointment?

Once you’ve selected your preferred artist(s), you can either stop by the shop, call us at (212) 219-2799, or send a detailed email with a description of the design, some photo reference, and your preferred dates to schedule. This will enable us to process your request quickly and efficiently. We schedule appointments a maximum of three months in advance.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO?

You must be at least 18 years of age. It is against New York State law (Section 260.21) to tattoo a minor, even with parental consent. In accordance with this law we have a strict No Minors policy. Not only must you be 18, you have to prove it with a valid State or Federal Photo ID. No exceptions.

HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?

It depends on the artist, but all tattoos start at $400. Final price is dependent on size, detail of the design, location on the body where it will be placed, and finally which artist you’ve chosen. Some artists have a minimum billing, which varies. 

How can I get a price quote?

The best way to get an accurate price range is by booking a (free!) consultation with the artist—if not in person, then through a brief detailed email. In order for us to quote your idea, we need to consider the subject, size, placement on the body, detail, etc.

You are also welcome to come into the shop and talk to one of our managers or artists, if they’re available. We’re always more than happy to help get you the information you need.

How do I schedule a walk-in appointment?

The term “walk-in” means you don’t need an appointment, and they’re done on a first-come first-served basis, seven days a week. But if you’re set on one particular artist, it’s best to book in advance. 

Does it hurt?

Yes! But in the best possible way. Your brain releases endorphins when you go through pain and your body loves endorphins, so yes, it hurts, but you’ll kinda like it. 

HOW LONG DOES A TATTOO TAKE TO HEAL?

It takes two weeks to “heal,” but it takes months for the skin to fully regenerate. 

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY NEW TATTOO?

Every shop has their own recommended care methods. You will be given an instruction card after you’ve been tattooed. 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?

We accept cash or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express). No checks.

Do I need to leave a deposit if I decide to schedule an appointment?

Yes. A 25% deposit is required to make an appointment. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable and will be applied to the final price of your tattoo. 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO?

We recommend that you eat well before you come in, and remember to stay hydrated. If you start to feel woozy, have a soda. Sugar is your friend in this situation. Walking around NYC all day in the summer, without drinking any water and then coming to get tattooed on an empty stomach is a sure recipe for passing out. 
It’s best not to party the night before because alcohol can increase bleeding for up to 24 hours. Blood also dilutes our pigments, affecting both the appearance of your tattoo as well as the healing process. Remember to stay calm and cool, you’re in good hands. There’s nothing to stress over—it’s just a tattoo!