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TATTOO
FREQUENTLY
ASKED
QUESTIONS

PLANNING & PREPARATION

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO SESSION?

Make sure you are well rested, well hydrated, and have eaten recently. Aside from that, take a shower, charge your phone or tablet up to full, and don’t bring in your 50 closest friends (1-2 are fine).

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY TATTOO SESSION?

It’s more important to be comfortable than to be fashionable. Looser is better than tighter, and keep in mind you want to be able to cover up certain places that might show, depending on where you're getting your tattoo.

 

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS I MAY NOT THINK OF BEFORE I COME IN?

 

  • Take a shower

  • Bring all of the necessary documentation

  • Good work costs money - so bring it!

  • Eat before you come in!

  • If you’re diabetic plan for a crash (and prepare yourself!)

 

WHEN SHOULD I NOT GET TATTOOED?

You should not get tattooed when you are:

 

  • Drunk

  • High

  • Pregnant

  • Pre-Surgery

  • Post-Surgery

  • When you don’t know what you want

  • When you can’t afford it

  • When you’re sunburned

DOES IT HURT?

WHAT IS THE PAIN LEVEL FOR A TATTOO?

The best comparison would be to getting a scratch on a sunburn or to having someone draw on you with a ball-point pen on a sunburn. It doesn’t feel good, but it’s more of an intermittent irritation than a constant pain. Remember, a tattoo has more in common with an abrasion than it does with a hypodermic needle shot from the doctor.

AFTERCARE

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL AFTER A TATTOO/PIERCING?

The majority of your new tattoos healing process will be done within the first two weeks. However, the skin is still working to heal and rejuvenate and you need to plan on a 4-6 weeks for your skin to be back to its previous state.

 

WHY DO TATTOOS START TO ITCH WHILE HEALING?

As the skin rejuvenates itself, usually about 3-7 days after the tattoo was done, the itch sets in. This is 100% normal. DO NOT SCRATCH IT! Put a thin layer of ointment on the tattooed area to relieve the itch. 

STYLE

WILL YOU TATTOO EVERYTHING?

Every Tattoo Artist has their own style and specialties, contrary to what you have seen on Ink Master! My style is BLACK AND GREY illustrative with fine lines and high detail. Some of the things I will not tattoo are

 

  • Demons

  • Devils

  • Dark Art

  • Witchcraft/Wizards

  • Buddhist/Hindu symbolism

PRICING FOR JAMES

If you choose to come to me, that means that you are interested in a good tattoo, rather than just a cheap tattoo. Fortunately for the others, there are plenty of other cheap tattoo artists around to choose from! Always look through potential artists portfolios/Instagram to make sure that they "specialize" in the style of tattoo you are looking to get. If I fit the style you are looking for, then I am excited and honored to do your next piece! 

$200/HOUR WITH $ 200 MINIMUM

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