Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

TATTOO – What are some of the possible complications if I get a tattoo in your tattoo shop?

Many people are worried about the possibility of getting an infection from getting a tattoo. It is very, very rare for a person in good health who takes good care of their tattoo to get an infection. However, some people do have a reaction to the inks, or (more often) to the ointment or lotion used during the healing process. When this happens, the tattoo may become itchy, or a pimply rash may develop. These reactions are not serious, but they can affect the way the tattoo looks when it heals, and they are sometimes uncomfortable. People most commonly react to red inks. Contact us for more information.

TATTOO – How do I prepare for my appointment?

On the day of the appointment, we ask to the customers not to consume alcohol or aspirin or any drugs. Please be sober-minded and healthy. These conditions will ensure the best possible start for your tattoo or body art, and help make the tattoo experience positive. How well your tattoo heals has everything to do with how well you take care of it afterwards, so be prepared to follow the aftercare instructions the artist provides. Your tattoo artist will touch up your tattoo if necessary after it is healed (usually for free after a minimum of two weeks). We want you to be absolutely happy with your new tattoo or body art.

TATTOO – What is the best time of year to get a tattoo?

Although you can get a tattoo any time of the year, your skin gets a lot more abuse during the summer with swimming, tanning and just being exposed to the elements more. Winter time is really the best season to get a tattoo.

TATTOO – How much is it going to cost ?

When it comes to tattoos, you get what you pay for. Yes, there are plenty of people tattooing out there that will ink you cheap, and you’ll be crying to a real artist to have it covered up. Look for quality, and be willing to pay for it. NEVER haggle over the price of a tattoo. It is disrespectful to the artist. If you can’t pay for quality, don’t bother. This is not a bargain bin. It is a piece of art you will wear for life.

TATTOO – Does it hurt ?

Pain is really relative. Everyone has a different tolerance to pain. Some have compared it to a “hot scratching feeling “or cat scratch. Also depends where you place your tattoo, there are more sensitive place in your body and less sensitive, Most people find that the fear of getting a tattoo is far worse than the pain they actually experience. All kinds of people get a tattoo or body art, and almost everyone is able to tolerate the sensation. Some people even find that they really like getting a tattoo!

TATTOO – How do the colors turn out?

Think of your skin as a filter over the tattoo. Darker skins will mute or obscure the color. Lighter skin will allow the color to be more vivid.

TATTOO – Can I bring in my own design?

Yes, it can be anything you like, but it will need to be converted into a tattoo design. Some styles of artwork do not work well as a tattoo, but we use our years of experience to guide you with the selection of the artwork and style.

TATTOO – What about healing ?

A new tattoo takes about three weeks to look as if it was always there, but they heal like any other scratch or scrape, or approximately two weeks.

TATTOO – What about healing ?

A new tattoo takes about three weeks to look as if it was always there, but they heal like any other scratch or scrape, or approximately two weeks.



PIERCING – What should I do to prepare for a piercing?

Eat something substantial an hour or two before getting pierced. This will help support your blood sugar level.Avoid alcohol, aspirin, excessive caffeine, and all recreational drugs for 24 hours beforehand.

PIERCING – How is it done ?

We perform all of our piercings with single use, sterilized surgical needles. They are extremely sharp, therefore making the piercing as painless as possible.

PIERCING – What type of metal can be used for an initial piercing?

The following are the metals safe for initial piercings:Implant-grade stainless steel: 316L or 316LVM (ASTM F-138) Implant-grade titanium: 6AI4V ELI (ASTM F-136).

PIERCING – What should i use to clean my piercing?

Your body piercer wills advice you on aftercare. Please, follow the instructions market on our Piercing care instructions.

PIERCING – Does it hurt?

Most piercings are just a slight pinch for a second, and most of our clients saying, “it was so much easier than I thought it would be”, or “that didn’t hurt at all”.

PIERCING – How long does a piercing take to heal?

Healing times will vary from person to person. All sorts of things can increase the healing but a good choice of metal (i.e. Titanium), good and careful aftercare as well as a zinc supplement will help reduce your healing time. But, please remember, you and your body MUST work together to make a piercing successful.

With nipple and navel piercings, you have to be extra careful as they are constantly under clothes. This will cause the piercing to become hot and sticky (a perfect breeding ground for germs).

Average healing times are as follows:

  • Cartilage: 6 to 9 months
  • Nipples :male up to 6 months, female up to 12 months
  • Facial: Within 3 months

PIERCING – Can I bring my own earrings?

In order to reduce the risk of infection and nickel allergy, we only use our medically sterile jewelry.