Please read through our booking and deposit information before filling out a consultation form:
Please be sure you acknowledge all of this information and are 100% certain, as our deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING IN REGARDS TO COVID?
As per state-enforced Covid-19 restrictions, We have made some alterations to our tattoo booking process. Our shop has limited walk-in availability, and have started booking clientele by appointment-only. This is to minimize contact between clients and to help manage our time more efficiently.
Each artist has their own appropriately distanced stations, complete with curtains and privacy measures. Each station is thoroughly sanitized, and disinfected between clients.
Each of our artists wears the appropriate personal protection equipment for the duration of the tattoo process.
What you need to know before you book: Please come by yourself for your tattoo session to minimize the risk of exposure to other individuals. -If you are dependent on a ride from another individual, they are encouraged to wait in our lobby for the session.
Please come in for your tattoo appointment wearing a CDC-approved face mask that fully covers your mouth and nose.
If you have tested positive for Covid-19 or believe you have come into contact with someone who has Covid-19, please notify our studio as soon as possible to cancel/reschedule your appointment.
how do I book an appointment?
Four easy steps to book your tattoo appointment:
1. Read through the rest of these Frequently Asked Questions about our Booking & Deposit information.
2 . Once you have reviewed this information, choose your Artist and fill out one of their Consult forms! Please fill out all the forms to the best of your ability.
3 . After the consultation form is completed, the artist will get in contact with you via their preferred method of booking (Please be sure to include Instagram as it is the preferred method of contact for most of our artists.). -They will reach out to you to move forward with your project if it is something they're interested in doing, or if they need you to make it to the shop for an in-person consultation. (usually recommended for large-scale projects or complicated coverup projects).
4 . In order to schedule an appointment, be prepared to leave a deposit for the date(s) agreed upon. You can either leave the deposit in-person at the shop through cash or card. We also take remote payment through Cashapp, Zelle, or Venmo.
what is your deposit policy?
A deposit for a tattoo is typically $150. You may be asked to leave a larger deposit depending on the size and complexity of your project.
Every artist will price their work differently, However, we require every artist to take a deposit for a tattoo appointment. The deposit amount will be credited toward the *last session of your tattoo (*if your tattoo requires more than one session ).
The deposit will serve as a downpayment for your tattoo, and will confirm your time-slot within your artist's schedule.
Tattoo deposits are non-refundable, and non-transferable.
If, for whatever reason, you change your mind on the agreed upon idea, design, or want to do a completely different tattoo, you will be required to leave another deposit. -This will ensure your artist is compensated for their time spent on your original agreed upon design.
how do you price your tattoos?
Each of our artists approaches their bookings and pricing differently. The artist you select for your project will discuss their pricing with you in depth after you have submitted your consultation form.
Most of our artists have a 3 hour minimum for tattoo projects they take on. They tend to lean toward large-scale, more elaborate projects and usually won't do anything smaller than that. If you think your tattoo is too minimal or doesnt fall under the 3 hour minimum, give your artist creative freedom to elaborate on your minimal design!
Our hourly prices range anywhere between $150 - $200/hour depending on the artist and/or the project. -If the tattoo is something your artist knows they can finish in a set amount of time, they may be able to provide you with an estimated price. Set-priced tattoos are not often offered . Most of our artists tend to work on large-scale projects, or multiple-session pieces.
"Attempting to estimate the price of a sleeve is the equivalent to looking at a shopping cart full of groceries and trying to guess the total price; you wont know the total until each item has been scanned."
A full sleeve can can take over 20+ hours to finish, some larger pieces taking over 40+ hours, sometimes even 60+ hours.
There are different variables and factors that go into the final price.
-Color tattoos vary greatly in comparison to the price of a black and grey tattoo. -A well executed coverup may take an extra session 6-months down the line to ensure your original tattoo is fully concealed. -You may have envisioned a tattoo to be a specific size, the artist may recommend to change the size to ensure the details are clear, and to ensure tattoo longevity. -A factor completely out of our control is your tolerance to pain. Some individuals can get tattooed for 10+ hours, while others can barely make it through an hour or two. Pain tolerance is unique to each individual.
We choose to price by the hour to ensure the quality of our work: We will not undercharge ourselves when a small last minute design change adds another 2 hours to the tattoo. We will also not overcharge you as a client if a tattoo is completed faster than first anticipated. This is why we prefer to us a 'pay-as-you-go' approach.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN APPOINTMENT
Each of our artists are frequently in high demand and tend to work on large-scale projects done over multiple sessions. It is typical to expect to wait 1 month ,to even 6 months to officially schedule an appointment. Your wait may depend on the demand of the artist and/or the availability of the client within the artist's schedule.
For example: if you're someone who has very open availability, you're more likely to have an appointment sooner than someone only available on the weekends.
Weekend appointments are most in demand and tend to be the first things to fill up in our schedules.
WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?
If you have to reschedule your tattoo appointment, you have a 48-hour window before your scheduled appointment to contact the shop and/or artist to notify them.
If you fail to reschedule within this 48-hour window, your deposit will be forfeited.
If you have to reschedule your appointment more than two times (regardless of notice), you will be asked to leave another depositto move forward with your project.
We value both our time, and our clientele’s time. It can be a nightmare to shuffle around appointments due to last-minute cancellations.
We want to make it very clear from the beginning, that we're very strict about our tolerance for last-minute cancellations.
will i see my design ahead of time?
Some projects may allow for the whole design to be drawn, rendered and stenciled ahead of time.
You will be shown the design the day of the appointment.
If there are minor design changes that need to be made, this may be done during the beginning of your session.
If your change to a design varies greatly, you may be asked to leave another deposit for drawing time, and may possibly need to schedule for another date.
Some projects will call for more of a "rough-rendering" allowing room for last minute changes, rearranging, finishing touches and any customization. Artists will often include time for stenciling after the 'rough rendering' has been approved.
Regardless of changes, the completed design will not be shown until the day of your appointment.
what is your shop minimum?
Most of our artists have a 3-hour minimum in order to book a tattoo with them. Our artists often find themselves taking larger projects that fit into their portfolio.
If you are looking to get a small tattoo at our shop, we implore you to contact us with your idea so we may discuss how your tattoo may be elaborated or modified to fit the artist of your choice's style.
what should i do to prepare for my appointment?
- Please be on time.
- Be sure to eat a meal ahead of time before your session.
-Stay hydrated. Feel free to bring food or snacks (we have a fridge available to store any refrigerated items).
- If you are working on a larger project, please keep your schedule clear for the day. Some tattoos will allow the artist to get started immediately, some projects have last-minute changes that require hours of extra time to modify.
-If you have prior arrangements, please let us know before the session.
- Please come in well-rested and sober. Consumption of alcoholic can affect the tattooing procedure and the healing process. Artists have the right to refuse any client they find inebriated.
- Bring a valid form of ID.
- Bring a charger for your electronic devices.
- Each tattoo station is fitted with a mounted smart TV for your comfort & entertainment.
- If you get cold easily, bring a jacket or blanket! You may find yourself being colder than usual during your tattoo session, as your body works to redirect warmth to your tattooed area.
* important additional information*
- We encourage you to thoroughly look through your artist's portfolio! As an example: If you're looking to get a geometric tattoo, and you see that your artist does show any geometric work in their portfolio, it might not be a tattoo that fully displays their specific skillset, or it might not be something they're interested in doing at the time.
- If you, in anyway,doubt your artist's ability/skill, do not get tattooed by them. Getting tattooed is a process that relies heavily on the trust you have with your artist. You either trust your artist 110% or you don't.
- We encourage you to give your artist creative freedom. If you are trusting them enough to do your tattoo, you should trust them enough to let them make creative choices. There are elements of art and tattooing that take years for us to learn and understand. There are some things that cannot be summarized into a simple 2-minute explanation. The creative choices we make are based on composition, balance, color theory, proportions, value, and the years of experience we have working with skin. If your artist suggests some edits to your design, listen to them. They are the professional, and will know how the tattoo will heal and change over time.
- We will not copy the work of another tattooer.
- Do not attempt to haggle our pricing, or bargain-shop for tattoos. Tattoos are a time-consuming and intimately involved process that we dedicate most of our lives to. It's not a commodity with a price tag that you can grab off a shelf. Each one of our artists spends the money to use the best equipment available for their craft, to give you their best possible work. We don't cut corners or cheap out on materials and would expect our clients to understand.
We like to make the analogy of purchasing a used car: "You can spend $800 and get the used junkcar that may only run for 6-months, or you can purchase the brand new vehicle that will run with no issue for 10+ years." The pricing can seem a little overwhelming, but keep in mind, this tattoo is on you for life.
- Please do not start a project if you are not sure you can afford to finish it.Getting tattooed is expensive; If you don't have the expendable income to commit to your project at this time, save up until you're ready to make this commitment.
- Expect to get tattooed in a timely manner. No artists wants to line a sleeve, only to see it in another year. We do not wish to start a project that will take >4 years to complete. Momentum is important in the creative process of building a tattoo. It can be difficult to jump back into an older tattoo and adapt it to the current style your artist is developing.
-Be sure to tip your artist! Most tattoo artists split percentages with their shop. Even though the tattoo cost you $500, depending on the shop, your artist may only be taking home half of that.
If you're happy with the quality of the work you have received, tip your artist to let them know you appreciate it!
do you do coverups?
Yes we do cover ups!
When it comes to cover ups, most people incorrectly assume their coverup will be roughly the same size of the existing tattoo.
Although, it very rarely works this way. There are a number of different factors that decide what approach to take to ensure an effective coverup.
-You may need to make it into the shop for an in-person consultation, so that your artists can assess what they will be covering, and to better decide the direction that needs to be taken to make your cover-up a success.
where are you located?
Our address is:
2301 West Sample Road Bldg 3 Suite 4A Pompano Beach, FL 33073
If you're looking for directions, we recommend using Google Maps and not Apple Maps.