Frequently Asked Questions

These are just a few of the questions we regularly get from our clients.  For any additional questions please feel free to send an email! We are happy to help educate everyone the best we can and provide the best quality service possible.

Do you take walk-ins?

If somebody is available and willing to do your tattoo we will absolutely take a walk in.  However, most of us like to have time to prepare your design rather than rush to do the tattoo on the spot.  Scheduling an appointment is always the best way to ensure that we have time to tattoo you.

How much will my tattoo cost?

There are many variables that play into the cost of your tattoo. Size/placement/detail of the tattoo are the main three factors.  Each artist has a different hourly rate.  Communicate with your artist about your design/price range.  We are always willing to work with your budget and give you the best tattoo possible.

Does it matter which artist I choose?

Yes!  If you go to an Italian restaurant you don't order tacos.  Meaning, every artist has specific styles/content that they feel comfortable tattooing.  The best thing to do is find an artist who tattoos in the style you are looking for and book a consultation with them.  

What products should I use to heal my tattoo?

There are a lot of different options on how to heal your tattoo.  We feel it is always best to keep a simple approach.  Use a non-scented antibacterial soap to clean your tattoo.  Scented soaps contain more alcohol content which can dry out your tattoo making the healing process more difficult.  We recommend using ointments such as A+D ointment or Aquaphor to moisturize your tattoo.  Never use products like vaseline or neosporin on your tattoos.  Vaseline is too thick and won't allow your skin to breathe, and neosporin can cause ink loss by targeting your new ink as bacteria and removing it.

How long will it take to heal?

The typical healing time for a new tattoo is two weeks( NO SWIMMING during this time).  Depending on the size/detail of the tattoo it can take up to 4-6 weeks for your ink to be completely healed/settled into your skin.

Can I get tattooed if I am not 18?

No.  Illinois state law does not permit anyone under the age of 18 to get tattooed with or without parental consent.

Do you do piercings?

Nope! But we will make some amazing tattoos for you!