Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to have an appointment for a tattoo?
A: Appointments are not required and we happily accept walk ins when/if we have an available artist. That being said, if you have a specific time or day that you would like to come in, we do recommend making an appointment.
Q: Do I need to set a deposit for a tattoo appointment?
Yes, to book an appointment, the deposit is $50-$54 depending on payment type. The full amount of your deposit is applied at the time of the tattoo, so it's not an additional charge at all.
Q: Can I schedule a tattoo appointment over phone/email?
A: We cannot set up a tattoo appointment over the phone/email, but we will be more than happy to set up a consultation appointment for you! Consultation appointments are free, and at that time you and the artist can go over your design in detail, and placement, price, aftercare, etc. They aren't necessary in order to make an appointment; feel free to stop in the studio of your choice at your convenience and speak to an artist, and you may set an appointment there as well.
Q: What are your tattoo prices/rates?
A: Our shop minimum is $80, and our hourly rate generally varies per artist. Price quotes for tattoos cannot be given over the phone or email. If you're looking to get a quote on a tattoo, come in to the shop convenient to you and speak to an artist; the artists are independent contractors and are the only ones that can give tattoo prices.
Q: I'm under the age of 18, can I still get a tattoo with parental consent?
A: No, Washington state laws do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to be tattooed.
Q: I'm under the age of 18, can I still get a piercing with parental consent?
A: Yes, you can get a piercing under the age of 18 with a parent/legal guardian present at the time of the procedure. There are age restrictions on certain piercings, and there are certain piercings that we cannot perform on minors. The piercings we cannot perform on minors includes, but is not limited to: tongue piercings, surface piercings, dermal anchor piercings, nipple piercings, and genital piercings.
Q: If I'm a minor and want to get pierced, what do I need?
A: We require your parent/court-appointed legal guardian to be present with you at the time of the procedure with valid identification. While not required, we do prefer some form of identification for the minor (i.e. school ID, passport, permit, etc.) or a birth certificate.
Q: How much does a *insert piercing name here* cost?
A: A full list of piercing prices can be found on our Piercing Styles & Prices page.
Q: Can I get pierced with jewelry I bought elsewhere?
Absolutely, as long as the jewelry meets our jewelry quality standards, is previously unworn by anyone else and is unmarred (no scratches, nicks, etc.). Because your health and safety is our top priority, we uphold the highest jewelry standards and only use jewelry that meet the high-quality requirements of the APP. We will only use internally threaded jewelry (as opposed to externally threaded) and snap-fit threadless jewelry. Internally threaded means that the part that passes through your piercing is smooth (no threads) and the threads are on the removable piece of jewelry. The material of the jewelry also must comply with high standards as well. We do not use acrylic, as it could be toxic if worn in the body. We require surgical steel that is ASTM F-138 compliant or ISO 5832-1 compliant, ISO 10993-(6,10, or 11) compliant; implant certified titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI) that is ASTM F-136 compliant or ISO 58323 compliant, or commercially pure titanium that is ASTM F-67 compliant; and gold(yellow or white) if it is 14k or higher, nickel-free, and alloyed for biocompatibility.
Q: Can you help me put in jewelry that I bought elsewhere?
A: Our answer is the same as the question before.