Booking Your Tattoo
How Would I Go About Getting A Tattoo At Noodles Tattoo?
If you’re new to Noodles Tattoo, firstly: Welcome!
Secondly, it’s important to be aware of how the studio handles consultations, appointments, and walk-ins. To familiarize yourself with the work we produce, we recommend visiting the shop in person to review the portfolios of the artists, or check out our stuff on Facebook and Instagram.
Once you’ve viewed the work, we recommend coming in and making your tattoo appointment (though we do try to accommodate walk-ins).
Do I Need A Consultation?
Not necessarily. Consultations are useful for larger, more complex pieces or pieces that will take more than one visit to complete. Topics like tattoo size, time, cost, placement location, etc. are always discussed at your tattoo appointment so there’s no need to schedule a separate consultation just for that. You can also check out our Pricing & Design page for more information.
If you already know what you want and it’s relatively simple, it’s best to just come on in and make your tattoo appointment with the artist you want.
Do I Need to Set Up An Appointment? Or Can I Just Walk-in?
Our artists handle their own schedules, so if you want a specific one, you’ll need to make the tattoo appointment with them directly. All appointments require an $80.00, non-refundable deposit, though larger pieces may require more. Don’t worry - deposits are subtracted from the total cost of your tattoo.
If you’re open to any artist or just want a simple tattoo, then a walk-in is probably best for you. The best days for walk-ins are Fridays and Saturdays since we have a tattooist working on a first-come-first-served basis, but we try to accommodate them the rest of the week too.
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 we hear is “Does it hurt?” Well, that’s difficult to answer because everyone has a different tolerance for pain, but you’ll certainly feel some discomfort. The location of your 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 a bit ouchy. The same goes for tattoos on more tender areas of the body - the inner thigh or over a bone. 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
Okay, you want a tattoo, but you don’t know 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. To prevent that, take your time looking through the work of the artists or talking with them to see what they would recommend. We’re here to help!
How Long Does It Take? How Do Multiple Sessions Work?
We can work as quickly or as slowly as your time and budget allow. It’s recommended to wait at least 2-3 weeks before going back into a tattoo in order to allow proper time to heal the outlines, shading, and/or coloring. Good practice is typically to schedule at least two appointments ahead so you know when it's coming and both parties can be prepared. Once the outline is applied, we can move to different areas of your tattoo so we could go into it weekly, every 2 weeks, etc. depending on how quickly you'd like to finish it.
Waiting more than six months between sessions is the maximum amount of time we'd recommend to wait as it’s important to keep the image consistent. Try your best to budget your time/money toward consistency and we can help you figure that out. Check out our Pricing & Design page for more information.
How Do I Take Care of My Tattoo?
There’s not much to taking care of your tattoo, but it is really important. Check out the Aftercare page for details and tips on how to get the most out of your tattoo.