Meet and Greet
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.
Appointments & Walk-Ins
We recommend setting up an appointment with an artist at your consultation. 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. Note, Children (under 18) are not allowed in the studio. Please find alternative care arrangements when receiving or, a consultation or tattoo.
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 as we have a couple tattooers working on a first come first served basis. Chances are, you can walk in at your leisure and get a tattoo right then and there depending on their availability.
The shop minimum is $80. Tattoos that can be completed in one session are priced by the piece. Multi-session tattoos are possibly priced by the hour depending on the artists time and resources involved. ALL appointments require a minimum $80 deposit which will be carried over to the last appointment. Not all pricing can be quantified by the elapsed tattooing time: the intricacy of the design, the placement on the body, and the length of your sessions also factor into the price of your tattoo. Please see the Tattoo Pricing & Design page for more detail.
How Soon Can I Get Tattooed?
It all depends on how our schedules sync up with your availability. Once we have a clear idea of what you'd like to get tattooed, it doesn't take very long to get a design drawn up. We are usually booked on a day's notice but sometimes we have weird gaps in our schedules so it never hurts to ask! The sooner, the better!
How Long Is It Going To Take / How Do Multiple Sessions Work?
We can work as quickly or as slowly as your time and monetary budgets allow. It’s recommended to wait at least a 2-3 week period to go back into a tattoo in order to allow proper time to heal the outlines, shading, and/or coloring. 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.
You must be at least 18 years old to be tattooed. According to Illinois body art code, any person who tattoos or offers to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 years is guilty of a misdemeanor. Regardless of parental consent.