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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where are you located?

Our tattoo shop and art gallery is conveniently located in between High St. and Race St. on E. 26th Ave. in Denver, Colorado.  Centrally situated only minutes from Downtown or the Rocky Mountains in the family-friendly neighborhood of Whittier, we are easy to find and easy to access.  Our address is 1919 E. 26th Ave., Denver, CO 80205.

What are your hours?

We are open Tuesday through Saturday From 11:00 - 7:00.

Do you do piercings?

We do not do piercings.  We only specialize in tattoos.

Do you accept walk-ins?

We certainly do accept walk-ins. 

Can you cover or rework my old tattoo?

Yes, in most cases we can cover or rework your old tattoo. Depending on the saturation and quality of the tattoo being covered it may be recommended to receive a couple sessions of laser treatment to lighten the tattoo before a coverup tattoo can be successful.  A consultation with one of our artists will help both the artist and the client involved understand how to most effectively cover your existing tattoo. 

How much will my tattoo cost?

The cost of a tattoo depends on a number of variables including size, placement, style, complexity, color or black and grey, etc.  Therefore, it is nearly impossible to give an accurate estimate of cost over the phone or email.  We have a $100 shop minimum and our artists range from $150-$180 per hour depending on the artist, but to get a proper estimate of the cost of your tattoo you will have to consult with one of our artists in person.

Does getting tattooed hurt?

In short, yes.  The process of getting a tattoo can be a painful one, however everybody's pain tolerance is different.  Some people may find being tattooed on a certain area of their body to be extremely painful, while others may find getting tattooed in the same exact area almost pleasant.  The fact is that, while all tattoos hurt, the pain lasts no longer than the process itself and so shouldn't deter you from getting a tattoo and getting it where you want on your body.  While the pain is temporary, your tattoo will last forever.

Can I book an appointment over the phone or email?

Unless you are traveling from out of town, we require all appointments to be made in person.  All appointments require a $100 deposit to secure the appointment.  If you are traveling from out of town to get tattooed, you may book your appointment and provide a deposit over phone or email at the discretion of your artist.  Your artist will make arrangements to collect your deposit before booking your appointment.

Can I see my design before my appointment?

Due to the extremely busy nature of our artists we are usually not able to show you your design before your appointment.  Your artist will have your artwork ready to tattoo at the time of your appointment.  If there are any changes that need to be made to the design, they can be made at that time. 

In some cases, such as with large scale work, your artist may schedule subsequent consultations before scheduling any appointments, in order to make sure the design is ready for tattooing.

Can my deposit be refunded?

All Deposits are non-refundable.  We require a $100 deposit to secure your appointment.  Aside from securing your appointment, the deposit also protects our artist's time spent preparing your tattoo design in the event that you cancel your appointment last minute or decide you no longer want the tattoo.  If you must cancel your appointment we require at least 48 hours notice in order to transfer your deposit to your next appointment.  Any cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.

How soon can I get an appointment?

All of our artists strive to get our clients in as soon as possible.  That said, some of our artists are booked out a bit further than others.  If you would like to know what a particular artist's availability is, please call the shop and we would be happy to figure out a schedule that works for you.

I am under 18.  Can I get tattooed with my parent's consent?

No.  We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18. No exceptions.

Can I bring somebody with me?

We understand that having a companion with you while you get tattooed may make the tattoo experience more comfortable for you.  We do however ask that you bring no more than one other person with you.  Space in the tattoo areas is rather limited and too many companions can often be more of an unwanted distraction than a comfort.  We also ask that you do not bring your children.  While we are a family friendly shop, we will not provide supervision for your children.  Please be courteous to the other people getting tattooed around you and to your artist and arrange for someone else to care for your children elsewhere. 

Can I pay with a credit card?

While cash is always the preferred method of payment, some of our artists do accept credit card payments. Checks are not accepted.

Do you do temporary tattoos or henna tattoos?

No we do not.  We specialize in real tattoos.

Should I tip my tattoo artist? How much?

Tipping is not required to receive our artist's best work, however if you would like to tip them for their services it is always very much appreciated.  While the topic of "how much" varies greatly, a good general rule is to tip like you would any other service. 10-20% is a good place to start.  No matter how much you tip, your artist will always be grateful and appreciative.

How do I know it is safe to get a tattoo?

We are a fully licensed body art establishment by the City and County of Denver that undergoes strict inspections by the Denver Health Department to ensure that we properly maintain a safe environment for tattooing.  On top of the health and safety regulations, we also use the safest equipment and inks available on the market.  All of our tattoo set ups for every tattoo consist only of single use needles and disposable tubes eliminating the need for sterilization of equipment in an autoclave.  Single use equipment means no chance for contamination during sterilization.  We also use only the best inks available.  All of our inks are vegan friendly and do not contain extra chemicals and ingredients used by lesser quality ink manufacturers.  We do not use any inks that we deem potentially harmful or unsafe, such as black light responsive inks or other cheap brands.

We take the health and safety of our clients very seriously, which is why just knowing that we use the best possible supplies is not enough.  We record batch numbers, brands and expiration dates for every session for every client to ensure swift response in the very unlikely event an issue does arise.

What should I bring to my tattoo consultation?

In order for you and your artist to get the most out of your consultation you should first have a clear idea for your tattoo.  While our artists are fantastic at bringing your ideas to life, they can not read minds.  Know what you want.  You should also bring any reference materials you have to help illustrate your idea.  Keep in mind that unless your tattoo is a replication (such as a logo or a portrait) your artist will not directly copy the images you bring, especially if the image is of another tattoo.  The final thing you will need to bring to your consultation is a $100 deposit.  This deposit will be required to secure your appointment and will protect your artist's time preparing your tattoo.

How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?

First and foremost, get good sleep the night before your appointment and make sure you eat a good meal before you come in.  Coming in tired, hungry or hung over is a sure way to have a tough time getting tattooed.  Being properly fed and rested is the best way to be prepared for getting tattooed. 

Don't wear your best clothes.  Our focus is putting ink under your skin and sometimes that ink can end up on your clothes.  Wear something comfortable that provides easy access to the area getting tattooed.  Don't wear your brand new skinny jeans if you're getting your leg tattooed and don't wear your favorite white button down shirt if you want a tattoo on your arm.

Other things you may want to consider bringing to your appointment would be light snacks or a drink.  We will always offer our clients water and there are a number of great places to get food in our neighborhood, but having something on hand to quickly eat during a break is always a good idea.  Not all clients like to carry on conversations while they get tattooed, so sometimes a distraction, such as an iPod or electronic book, can be helpful.  Just don't bring anything that requires much movement, as it's not easy to tattoo an arm when it keeps moving to turn the page of a magazine, etc.

How do I care for my new tattoo?

Congratulations on your new tattoo!  In order to protect your investment please follow our care instructions here: TATTOO AFTERCARE