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We hope this information is helpful and provides you with the knowledge necessary to have the most positive and enjoyable tattoo experience possible. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to either contact us at or ask one of our staff when you arrive at the studio.
DO I HAVE TO SHOW ID AS PROOF OF AGE?
Yes. We are required to verify you are at least 18 age on a government issued photo identification card or drivers license and make a photo copy for our records.
SHOULD I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
We recommend you schedule an appointment a couple of weeks before you visit the Outer Banks if you are visiting between May and September and many days we are not able to accept walk ins due to being booked solid. Our number is (252) 441-8283. For pricing, please email include any picture references, let us know the size and where you are placing the tattoo.
WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE?
Our hourly rate is $150.00 per hour. The hourly rate goes into effect for projects of 3 hours or more, other projects are priced by the piece.
WHAT IS YOUR SHOP MINIMUM?
Our shop minimum is $50.00
All tattoos that fall between the shop minimum and when the hourly rate goes into effect will be based on a negotiated price to be determined based on the size, location, amount of detail and complexity of the tattoo.
WHAT IS YOUR DEPOSIT POLICY?
We require a $50.00 non refundable deposit when you schedule an appointment with one of our artists. This deposit confirms your appointment and is applied to the cost of your tattoo at the time of service. If you do not show up for your appointment or do not reschedule at least 24 hours in advance, your deposit is forfeited.
If you arrive on time for your scheduled appointment or Email 24 hours in advance to reschedule your appointment, the $50.00 deposit is applied towards the cost of your tattoo.
WHAT IS YOUR ART FEE POLICY?
We require a $25.00 non refundable Art fee when you request one of our artist prepare art for your review. This fee is intended to cover the artist time necessary to prepare art work
CAN I PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD?
Yes we accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover
TATTOOS BELOW THE WRIST + ANKLES
Although we will be glad to provide you with a tattoo below the wrist and below the ankle, please understand that these areas are succeptible to having the ink fall out. Because of this we are unable to guarantee tattoos in these areas. There will be a supplemental fee between $25.00 and $50.00 for these areas if a touch up is required.
CAN I HAVE ALCOHOL BEFORE MY TATTOO APPOINTMENT?
No. Please refrain from having any alcohol or other blood thinning substances prior to arriving for your tattoo. If you are visibly under the influence of alcohol or any other substance, we are not allowed to tattoo you.
DOES IT HURT TO GET A TATTOO?
You are going to experience some discomfort while being tattooed. Some spots are more sensitive than others and can cause greater discomfort. You can discuss this with your tattoo Artist when deciding what and where you want your new tattoo. After your tattoo is completed, you will only experience some minor discomfort similar to that of a sunburn and may feel a bit of tenderness to the touch for the first couple of days.
ARE MINORS ALLOWED IN THE TATTOO STATION?
No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the tattoo rooms.
CAN ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 GET A TATTOO IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA?
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THE TATTOO OF A MINOR IS NOT ALLOWED. It is against the laws of the state of North Carolina for any one under the age of 18 to receive a tattoo even if a parent or legal guardian accompany the minor and are willing to consent in writing.
SHOULD I TIP MY ARTIST?
Absolutely feel free to tip as you feel is appropriate. Our artists are very appreciative of your generosity and are thrilled to receive this optional recognition for a job well done. It is customary to tip between 15 to 20 % or more depending on the length of time and level of detail of the tattoo received and most importantly your level of satisfaction.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I HAVE A SUNBURN?
If you come into the shop and have a sunburn on the area where you want to get a tattoo, we will not be able to tattoo you until your sunburn has completely healed and there is no redness remaining.