What are your business hours?
I work by appointment, and am usually available from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. I’m a single parent so I tend to work within the hours that daycare operates. If you would like to drop in to the shop, our counter staff is there from 12-6pm Tuesday to Saturday to direct your inquiries. (Caitlyn is the best, and will help you out!)
Do you do walk ins?
I am usually by appointment, but will occasionally do walk ins if I’m available. Check the Skin City NL Facebook page or call or drop by the shop to see if any of our artists are available for walk ins that day. We have 7 tattoo artists on staff, but certainly times of year are busier than others.
Can you design my tattoo?
I sure can! I love designing new custom pieces. You can drop into the shop to speak with me, or we can chat on facebook. I find Facebook is the easiest method to talk about tattoos because you can send me pictures of other tattoo styles that you like so I can get an idea about what you’re looking for. Aspects like size and placement will be finalized at your appointment before the tattoo begins.
Can I bring my design to you to get tattooed?
You can, but often there will be things that need to be changed or tweaked. Sometimes what looks great on paper might not translate well to skin or to a certain body part. I want your tattoo to look awesome, and I will work with you to make sure that it does.
How much will my tattoo cost?
There is no possible way to accurately estimate the cost of a large tattoo or a sleeve, it all depends on the amount of time and detail that needs to be put into a piece. Sleeves take several sessions and cannot be completed in one sitting. When working on a sleeve I ask that clients book minimum 3 hour sessions. Small To medium sized tattoos can be price quoted if you drop by the shop to discuss size and placement.
What methods of payment do you accept?
At this time I only accept payment in cash. We are located near several banks.
Are there things you won’t tattoo?
I refuse to do racist imagery and words. I don’t tattoo faces, necks, or hands.
How do I care for my new tattoo?
Check out the section about After Care
Do you do cover ups?
Yes, depending on that tattoo that needs covering. In order to book a cover up I need to see the tattoo you want covered and you need to have some idea what you want to cover it with, but still be open to suggestion. Cover ups usually need to be larger and darker than the original tattoo, so keep that in mind.
Can you tattoo my fingers or hands?
No. It seems cool idea, but the skin on your hands regenerates quicker than any other part of the body and your finger tattoo is going to either wear off or just deteriorate. The style I tattoo in is not a style conducive to hand tattoos, but I can recommend some great artists that would do them for you.
I have allergies, will I be allergic to the ink?
I use the highest quality inks available in North America and my suppliers, Eikon and Good Guy tattoo supply are two of the most reputable ones in Canada. I use Silverback ink for black and grey wash, and Solid brand color inks. They are all organic and vegan pigments. If you have a specific allergy you can look up the ink companies online for a Material Safety Data Sheet. If you suspect you may have an allergy to inks and pigments, I recommend you forgo getting tattoed.
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