BEFORECARE

Getting a new tattoo is an exciting and fun process! In order to make it the best
experience possible, we ask you review and do the following before your
appointment/visit:

-Beginning the night before your tattoo, drink lots of water.  Continue hydrating throughout the day up to and during your tattoo.  The better hydrated
your skin is during the tattoo, the better it will take ink.  This not only makes the tattoo go faster (which will make it cheaper for you) but will make the
experience much better for you.

-Please eat a decent meal before coming. If you are between meals, stop and get a candy bar and some orange juice or soda on your way to the
shop. Raising your blood sugar will make you feel better during the tattoo, especially if you haven't eaten in a while or had a night on the town the
evening prior.

-You are welcome to bring someone with you to share the tattoo experience. We ask you don't bring a crowd as it becomes a distraction and safety
hazard. We have comfortable seating for guests in our waiting area.

-Please wear clothing that will allow access to the area where we will be applying your tattoo. Wear something you don't mind getting stained.
During the application of your tattoo, we'll try to be careful but ink may get on your clothing in the area where you're being tattooed.

-We don't have an ATM. You'll need to stop prior to coming if you need cash for your payment.  We do take credit/debit cards if you prefer to pay
with that method.  Please don't ask us to accept personal checks.

-DO NOT SHOW UP UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. State law dictates that if you are observed to be intoxicated or high,
you will not be tattooed that day. You'll have wasted an appointment slot and you'll go to the back of the line for re-scheduling.

-Please be aware you're in a public, professional environment. We won't offend you by using offensive/vulgar language and we request the same
courtesy. Our wives, children or those of our clients may be within earshot of the tattooing area: we wouldn't come to your house and disrespect you
or your family..........you get the idea.

I look forward to working with you on custom projects or applying a tattoo chosen from hundreds of Flash Art images available. We do select types of
piercings and stock a small selection of body jewelry. You'll walk in a client but will leave a friend.

Etiquette

PRICE
You will receive a price quote from the Tattooist before beginning the tattoo. You can either accept the price and begin the tattoo or you can walk
out. DON'T DICKER with the Tattooist over the price; you aren't buying a piece of junk at a flea-market, you're about to get a piece of art that will
last for the rest of your life. If you can't afford the tattoo, please go home, save up and return. Don't compromise the art because of the price. If you're
choosing between buying baby food and getting a new tattoo, hopefully you won't be at the Tattoo Shop.  At our shop, you get what you pay for; if
you only have a limited amount but want a more expensive tattoo, please discuss this with your Tattooist.  If you only have enough to cover a limited
period of time, we can find a good stopping point that day and you can return when you have more money to complete the piece.  We don't ask for
the entire amount up front on bigger pieces.

PAIN
YES IT HURTS! Most would describe the pain as scratching a sunburn with your fingernail. It's actually more annoying than painful and pretty much
quits as soon as the tattoo is over. Either way, prepare yourself for the reality that tattoos hurt. That's part of the process and frankly what makes
being tattooed so cool; if they didn't hurt it wouldn't be such a badge of honor. Part of the cool thing about having tattoos is the bragging rights of
tolerating the pain. DON'T FREAK OUT. Chances are, your Tattooist and everyone else in a tattoo shop has tattoos. They know what the pain level
is and won't be impressed if you act like a fool while getting tattooed. Screaming, crying, and by all means MOVING won't help lessen the pain and
will likely get you short-changed in the ink department. You'll scare off other customers and will piss off your tattoo artist.  We do use a new product
which is a soap containing lidocaine; it helps lessen the pain and makes the tattoo process more tolerable for you.

TIPPING
Tattooists don't get paid a standard hourly wage.  Hand the tip to your artist after the procedure is over and you've been bandaged or ask that the
tip be added to your card when paying with a credit/debit card. Chances are, you've been given a pretty good price for your piece and were treated
well while at the shop. Maybe you saw the Artist turn others away while speaking to you about your tattoo; if so, that was money walking out the
door. Tipping is greatly appreciated



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