Deposits? Why do you need to hold my money?

A fair amount of the time when we ask someone to leave deposits on a tattoo appointment they say something crafty like; “I’ll stop back Friday”, or “I don’t have any cash on me” and they walk out never to be seen again. Sometimes people want to debate the reasoning behind the deposit, but do finally break down and leave … Read More

Numbing Agents. To Numb Or Not To Numb?

If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it 500 times… “numbing agents are for pu$$ies”. “Tattoos should be earned”. “That’s cheating”. “I have 9 tattoos and none of them hurt”. Let’s cut the crap! Tattoos hurt! Every single last one hurts. They go from “that pinches” to “holy mother of god I’m dying as my skin is being ground off … Read More

Color or Black & Grey

OUR OPINION Who knows the answer to this age old question of tattoo choices – color or black & grey?  Well, I will certainly give my opinion! One of the most important decision making of the tattoo process will be determining whether your final project should be in color or black and grey. Maybe you haven’t given much more than … Read More

Hourly Rates and What To Expect

The most common question and the most difficult answer… Hourly Rates! The most common question asked of tattoo artists and tattoo studios is: ” What is your hourly rate? Upon giving the customer an answer they usually reply with “Oh wow, that’s great!” or “Oh wow, that’s a lot of money!”. But what does it all mean? Does an artist’s … Read More

How To Style The Perfect Tattoo

Looking for the perfect tattoo? Trust your artist! Why should you trust your artist? Your artist knows best. It’s what they do for a living. They know what will last a lifetime and they know what’s a fad that won’t last through the summer. Are you wondering about a white ink tattoo or maybe a finger tattoo? A professional tattoo … Read More

Tattoo Etiquette For The Client

So, you’re a virgin? I bet you have a BUNCH of questions! Or maybe you’re experienced but need to be informed of a few things? Let’s learn some tattoo etiquette! We can’t answer all of them but I’m going to give you some tips on client etiquette, from the first time you call, write, or stop in. So, you want … Read More