Frequently Asked Questions
How do I take care of my tattoo once I am home?
The quality of your healed tattoo can be greatly affected by how you care for it. Please follow these instructions to make sure your tattoo will heal properly.
Remove the bandaging after 4-5 hours for smaller tattoos, next day for larger pieces, unless otherwise stated by your artist. DO NOT re-bandage.
Wash immediately after un-bandaging with warm water, using finger tips and a mild unscented soap.
Wash 2-3 times a day for the first 2 days, once a day for the remainder of the healing time.
After first 2-5 days, when your tattoo has begun to dry out, apply ONLY a light amount of unscented lotion (we recommend Aveeno in the green bottle) 2-3 times per day, until skin returns to normal (4 weeks).
DO NOT pick or scratch scabs!
NO SUN, HOT TUBS, POOLS, OR TANNING for the first 3 weeks. Showering is fine, you just don't want to soak your new tattoo!
Touch ups are free for the first 3 MONTHS after your appointment, as long as the tattoo was taken care of properly... we will know if it has not.
Always use a good sunscreen (SPF 30) on tattoo after it has healed, but NOT during the healing time.
Do not hesitate to call with your questions or concerns! (403) 343-8989
What are your prices?
Our shop rate varies by what you are looking to get.
Large Scale tattoos (ie. Sleeves, back pieces) are priced at $180/hour
- Lucas is $200/hour
Smaller, single sitting tattoos are priced by the piece and your artist will give you an estimate during your consult or before the tattoo begins.
Shop Minimum: Our minimum fee for small tattoos is $150 + tax.
PLEASE NOTE: As of January 2019 we are a cash only business. Please come prepared - the shop is within walking distance of several banks downtown.
How do I book a consult or appointment?
Consults may be booked over the phone (403-343-8989) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). A date will be set for you to come by the shop to meet with your chosen artist. At this time, please bring any PRINTED reference (no cell phone images, please) for your artist to look over. If you can not print out your reference, please email it to the shop with your name, appointment date and artist and we will print it for you.
Once your consult is completed, you will then have the opportunity to book an appointment.
Do you require deposits? How much will I have to leave?
DEPOSITS ARE TRANSFERABLE BUT NOT REFUNDABLE
Every appointment does require a minimum deposit of $150 + tax to hold your spot. It will come off of the total price of your tattoo once it is completed. All larger tattoos (ie. sleeves, etc) will require larger deposits, and will vary depending on what you are looking to get. Sleeves are generally $250 + tax and back pieces are $400 + tax.
The deposit for multi-session tattoos will carry over from appointment to appointment, and will come off of your LAST sitting.
48 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR CANCELLATION OR RESCHEDULING. IF THAT IS NOT GIVEN, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT.
Do you accept walk-ins?
YES! We are always accepting walk-ins pending availability of the artists. We frequently have guests artists in the shop who are usually open for walk-ins. Give the shop a call first and we can let you know if anyone is available and for what time.
Do you do piercings? Do you tattoo hands, necks or faces?
No, we do not do piercings. Tattooing hands or necks is at the discretion of the artist, but generally speaking, if you are not heavily tattooed already, we won't be tattooing your hands or neck. We will not tattoo faces. Period.
When do I see my design?
Your design will be ready for viewing at the time of your appointment, no sooner, unless otherwise stated by your artist at your consult. There is always time to make small changes to the design at the time of your appointment if need be.