Booking Your Tattoo
How Would I Go About Getting A Tattoo At Noodles Tattoo?
If you are new to Noodles Tattoo, firstly: Welcome!
Secondly, know that it is important to be aware of how the studio handles consultations, appointments, and walk-ins. We recommend visiting the shop in person just to look around and review the portfolios of the artists who are currently working at the shop. You can also review our work on social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram - all within the comfort of your own home - cause technology! This process will familiarize you with the work being produced. Once you’ve viewed the work, we strongly recommend making an appointment, though we do try to accommodate walk-ins.
Do I Need A Consultation?
Most likely. Setting up a consultation with the tattooer of your choice will ensure you are closer to getting the exact tattoo you’re looking for. This process allows the tattooist to start prepping ideas, ways to approach the tattoo, and gives time to discuss a few things with you: tattoo size, time, cost, placement location, etc. We recommend contacting the shop by phone and asking to speak with the artist you have chosen. If they are with another client, please leave your contact information so they can get back to you when they are available. We will do our best to communicate with you directly in lieu of the counter staff which is normally scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays only.
If sending an email, be sure to label it for the particular artist you want. The owner always answers the emails in the order in which they are received. If they are labeled for a particular tattooer they will be forwarded to them. You will not get slighted on scheduling, regardless of when we reply, and emails are checked almost every business day. The typical response time for artists is a few business days, though their appointments and availability may vary from week to week. If you have not heard from us within 7 business days, you are welcome to call us or send another message (as sometimes our email may sort them as SPAM, propaganda, robot food, etc.). We appreciate your patience.
Do I Set Up An Appointment? Or Just Walk-in?
The tattooist handles their own schedule so you must make that appointment with that particular artist. The appointment would generally follow a consultation, though they are not usually required for existing clients because they have already been discussing what they’re going to get next. If you are not concerned with the particular tattooer (generally due to the small nature and simplicity of the design) we will put you in touch with the tattooer with the earliest availability. Most Fridays and Saturdays we have a tattooer working on a first come first served basis so chances are, you can walk in at your leisure and get a tattoo right then and there depending on their availability.
If you are looking to get a small tattoo that may not need the prep work of a larger, more intricate tattoo, we recommend Fridays and Saturdays. We have a Tattooer (tattooer may vary) on Fridays and Saturdays taking walk-ins on a first-come first served basis From Noon until 8:00 p.m.
All appointments require a $80.00, non-refundable deposit and can be taken directly by the tattooer who will be performing the tattoo. The deposit is subtracted from the total cost of the tattoo. For multi-session work, we will carry over your initial deposit to your last appointment. That way you won't have to put down a deposit for every appointment.
Getting Your First Tattoo
Getting that first tattoo can be a life changing experience and the beginning of a journey marked by many other tattoos. Or it can just be a tattoo that resonates with you and you find appealing. Regardless of your reasoning, here are some things to consider when getting your first tattoo.
Tattoos and Pain
One of the first questions that arises before someone gets their first tattoo is, “Does it hurt?” That question is difficult to answer because everyone has a different tolerance for pain, you will certainly experience some discomfort. The location of that tattoo can also determine the level of discomfort. Areas such as feet and hands have a lot of nerve endings, so getting a tattoo will likely be less comfortable. Also, getting tattooed on an area that is tender - such as the inner thigh or over a bone - is going to hurt a bit more. However, in most cases it will probably hurt less than you think it will so don’t get psyched out.
Give Your Tattoo Some Thought
While you may want to get a tattoo, you may not have any idea of what you want. Getting a tattoo can be a really great experience but if you get something that you end up not liking, you either have to live with it forever or go through the process of having it removed. Having a tattoo removed is a lot longer process, hurts more and in some cases even with lasers, the tattoo will still be visible. Most tattoo shops have images on their walls or in books of the work they have done. Many times you can come up with some good ideas or find exactly what you want by simply asking the tattooer of your choice what they would recommend. Consulting with the tattooer may help you in the long term. The shop offers designs and ideas that are difficult to find anywhere but right in the archives of the tattoo shop itself. We can be great resources for ideas and information.