frequently asked questions
WILL TATTOOS MAKE ME COOL?
Duh! There's nothing cooler than a new killer tattoo that wasn't done in your homeboy's kitchen.
Our tattoos come with cool dude or dudette guarantee!
CAN A MINOR GET TATTOOED WITH A PARENTS CONSENT?
We get this one a lot. Regardless of what you may have heard, the answer is no. Yes we will check and require a valid Texas DL or state ID at the time of your tattoo appointment. Don't believe us? Check for yourselves.
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
TITLE 2. HEALTH
SUBTITLE G. LICENSES AND OTHER REGULATION
CHAPTER 146. TATTOO AND CERTAIN BODY PIERCING STUDIOS
Sec. 146.012. TATTOOS PROHIBITED FOR CERTAIN PERSONS. (a) A tattooist may not tattoo:
(1) A person under 18 years of age.
DOES GETTING A TATTOO HURT?
YES! Receiving a tattoo is a painful process. It requires the application of pigment under the first epidermal layer of the skin. The larger the tattoo the longer it will take to do, so small tattoos hurt less than large ones! But remember, people wouldn't get a second tattoo if the first one hurt that bad.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET A TATTOO?
The cost varies on the size of your tattoo, the complexity, and where you put it on your body. Our prices start at $100.00 and go up from there. Larger tattoos such as sleeves back pieces and cover up work will be charged at the rate of $150/hr. We admit WE ARE NOT THE CHEAPEST! Remember, you get what you pay for and only have one chance to get one tattoo on that one spot on your body. Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good! Do it right! Go to a pro!
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY NEW TATTOO?
YOUR TATTOO HAS BEEN PUT ON UNDER STRICT SANITARY CONDITIONS.
Keep it clean and follow these instructions.
Leave bandage on for 5-6 hours.
Remove bandage, wash with warm water & soap, pat dry.
Never bandage again.
Before scab forms apply unscented lotion 3 or 4 times daily.
Stay out of chlorine pools, salt water, and only minimum sun exposure while tattoo is healing.
DON'T PICK AT SCAB. Tattoos will heal in 10-15 days.
WILL IT FADE?
All tattoos will eventually fade with time but with proper application and lifelong aftercare you can expect a long life for your new tattoo. We use the highest quality pigments found in the industry. These pigments are not cheap and not easy to find. The reason we have been able to stay in business for so long is because we use nothing but the best.
CAN I BRING MY OWN DESIGN?
Just about any design you can think of can be made into a beautiful tattoo. You are more than welcome to bring in your own design or pick one of our hundreds of thousands of designs that line our walls. If you already know what you want, great, it is very simple to convey your idea to our artists. The easiest way is with a picture. It doesn't matter what the picture is on (keychain, t-shirt, book, drawing...etc.). Even if you can't draw, our guys still love to do the custom work. Just describe it well or even bring in a stick drawing. We can turn it into your dream tattoo on paper right before your eyes!
IS IT SAFE TO GET A TATTOO?
We are put on under the strictest of sanitary conditions. We use a totally disposable tattoo system! Every instrument is new before going into a high pressure, high temperature autoclave for approximately one hour. Everything is disposed of after every tattoo, and the entire area sanitized. Our procedure consists of individually wrapped instruments that are only opened in front of you. (If you choose to go somewhere else, insist on this same procedure.)