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The following is provided as a standard of care for any tattoo. Aftercare can vary slightly based on the location, size, and healing method of your tattoo. For anything not listed below, give us a call or reach out to your artist directly for specific aftercare issues.
After your session, you'll leave wearing a bandage over your fresh tattoo - it will be a black dry lock pad, plastic wrap/cellophane, OR a medical film. To ensure your tattoos are properly, thoroughly healed, please read this care info section completely.
Do you offer piercings?
No, but please click here for a local shop.
What are your rates?
Our shop minimum is $100. Each artist sets their own hourly rates & flat-rate pieces. To receive an accurate quote, reach out directly to the artist of your choice for a consultation, or stop by the studio.
How do I book an appointment?
If you know which artist you'd like to work with, you can reach out to them directly through their preferred method of contact; check their profile for booking information.
location on your body it will be placed
days/times you have available for an appt
Do you accept walk-ins?
Yes! Availability changes daily, so swing into the studio or give us a call at (561) 615-9444 to check our same-day schedule.
How do I take care of my new tattoo?
Aftercare information can be found here.
If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your artist directly to receive specific advice regarding your tattoo, or contact the shop for assistance.
Do you tattoo minors?
Yes, for information about tattoos for minors, please click here.
minors (aged 16-17) accompanied by their parent or legal guardian can be tattooed in Florida. The consent form (found here) must be filled and notarized on the same day as the minor's tattoo. Your notary and the shop will require proof of the following:
Guardian's government issued photo ID or passport
Minor's government issued photo ID or passport
Digital images or photographs will not be accepted - every person must bring their ID to the session. It is illegal to tattoo a minor without the above requirements.
May I bring someone to my tattoo appt?
Yes. We allow one companion to sit with you during your session.
What should I bring when I get tattooed?
Your government issued ID is required for every tattoo appt. Bring a snack or beverage, a jacket if necessary. Choose loose, comfortable clothing - we suggest dark clothing as there's a potential for pigment stains. Your clothes should be easy to remove from the portion to be tattooed, or does not obstruct the area at all.
Can I get tattooed if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
No. There are currently no government regulations or any medical institution publications regarding being tattooed while pregnant or breastfeeding. However, pregnant & postpartum bodies are more vulnerable to infection, and hormonal fluctuations can cause allergic reactions, even if previously there were no issues. Due to this, we err of the side of caution for the health of you & your child.
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Transparent Medical Film
The transparent film dressing (SaniDerm, TegaDerm, DermShield, etc..) is a breathable, flexible barrier film designed to be worn for multiple days. The film bandage will lock in your body's natural healing fluids and enzymes, keeping your new tattoo hydrated and aiding the healing process.
You will leave the shop with a clear medical film applied by your artist which should remain on for 24 hours . You may shower with it on, however we recommend only hand-washing near the edges of the film area to avoid disturbing the seal.
Removing the barrier film: grab a corner and gently, slowly peel in the direction of hair growth.We strongly recommend removing the film while in the shower to easily clean up the residual plasma, and the warm water will help loosen the adhesive making it more comfortable to take off.
To reapply a new medical film gently wash your tattoo with fragrance free liquid antibacterial soap. Pat dry with a clean paper towel. Reapply the new film which should remain on for 3-5 days unless otherwise specified by your artist.
After removing the last round of film, switch to a small amount of high quality fragrance free lotion (Lubriderm, Eucerin, pure cocoa butter, etc) for the duration of the healing process. Each time you apply lotion, your tattoo should first be gently washed with antibacterial soap, and air-dried or gently pat-dried.
Do's and Don'ts:
Your film dressing does not protect from the sun. Avoid direct sunlight, any kind of rough treatment, pools, hot tubs, beaches, suntanning, excessive outdoor activities for a minimum of 2 weeks.
After the film is removed do not pick, scratch, or peel your new tattoo.
If your film is removed prematurely, follow traditional aftercare instructions.
Avoid activities which would make you sweat excessively. If it is unavoidable, speak to your artist about how frequently to change the film.
Due to the fluid build-up underneath the film, a 'bubble' may form that looks inky or blotchy - this is normal. However, if ink or fluid is leaking out from the side of the film, the seal has been compromised - it should be removed and a new patch should be applied.
Hey, y'all. Can we be frank? Your friends are surely fabulous & supportive people, but please do not use their personal recommendations for healing your tattoo. You can risk damaging your tattoo or causing an infection if alternative methods are used. Our cover-up specialists have seen the results of the well-meaning friend; our instructions are tried & true. If you have a personal healing regiment which differs from the instructions above and has worked for you in the past, please discuss them with your artist as necessary.
We guarantee our work & provide a free touch-up within one year of the original tattoo assuming the tattoo was cared for properly. Certain exceptions apply to touch-ups, which include but not are limited to: palms, hands, fingers, feet, white tattoos, etc.