FAQ

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General Questions

Our studio strives to offer a clean, safe, and inclusive environment for all clients. We have members of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) on staff, and our piercing team is fully dedicated to continuing education in order to provide the finest possible service. We also have a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional on staff to assist you with making your jewelry dreams come true! Our tattoo artists come from a range of backgrounds and skill sets, able to do a wide variety of things ranging from small simple designs to entire sleeves. Our artists continue to hone their skills and seek new information on how to offer you the best experience. Our diverse studio staff offers something for everyone!

(Please see our Covid-19 protocols for updated info.)

For tattoo: 

You must be 18 years or older to get tattooed with us. We do NOT tattoo minors. At the time of your tattoo, you must present a valid state or federal ID (I.E. passport, state driver’s license, state ID card). We cannot accept expired IDs.

For Piercing:
UNDER 18- Select services are offered to persons under the age of 18. For 16 and under, parent/legal guardian MUST be present. We also require a written notarized consent form (which can be found here: http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/body-piercing/_documents/notarized-parental-consent.pdf) which must be filled out correctly and in full, then presented at the time of piercing. Minors also need to bring a valid photo ID (I.E. passport, driver’s permit, driver’s license, state ID card) and a copy of their birth certificate. Parent/legal guardian must bring their valid ID as well. Please note that you will need to bring proof of legal guardianship if your name is not listed on the minor’s birth certificate. We do NOT pierce infants or children under the age of 5.

We cannot accept the following as form of ID:

  • Social Media
  • Social Security Card
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Report Cards
  • School Websites
  • Dental Cards

OVER 18- At the time of your piercing, you must present a valid state or federal ID (I.E. passport, state driver’s license, state ID card). We cannot accept expired IDs. 

*We  thoroughly check and confirm all IDs as real and any attempt to use a fake ID will result in termination of services. It is punishable by law to attempt to use any other person’s ID aside from your own to acquire piercing services.*

(Please see our Covid-19 protocols for updated info.)

Yes! We take both appointments and walk-ins for all services. Appointments do however take priority so we ask that if you are on a tight schedule or would like to avoid an extended wait time, to please book an appointment instead!

Tips are never expected but always appreciated! Tattoo artists and piercers are service workers like your hair stylists, nail techs, waitresses and delivery drivers. The same tipping scale you may use for them, works for us too.

The best way to prepare is to take good care of yourself! Make sure you’re well rested, have had a good meal and are keeping hydrated. A happy body makes for happy healing!

We cannot perform any tattoo or piercing services if you are:

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Currently on anti-acne medication such as Accutane or similar products.
  • Badly sunburned.
  • Fighting illness (such as the flu).
  • Planning to travel or swim within the next 2-6 weeks.

Unfortunately due to the nature of our services, we do not accept returns. All body jewelry sales are final. We recommend that if you are purchasing body jewelry as a gift for someone else, be sure you know the exact size needed, otherwise we offer gift certificates! Gift certificates are non-refundable but can be used by someone other than the name listed. 

Pain levels vary from person to person so it’s hard to give an exact “yes” or “no”. What we can say though is that our amazing staff will do everything they can to calm your nerves and make the experience an enjoyable one!

Piercing Questions

Absolutely! We stock and order from a variety of companies and can happily help you obtain that perfect piece! A 50% deposit is required at time of ordering. Depending on the company we are ordering from, custom pieces can take anywhere from 6-10 weeks to come in. All deposits are transferable but non-refundable.

Unfortunately, no! It is best not to swim with a new piercing as contaminants from the body of water can affect your healing process. Some piercings such as navels and nipples can be covered with a waterproof bandage during healing, other piercings should not be submerged for a minimum of 2 months after being pierced.

If you are having any issues with a piercing, it’s best to come in and see us so we can take a look. Once we see the piercing in person we can decide what the best course of action is to get things headed in the right direction!

As mentioned in our “Returns” portion of the FAQ, all body jewelry sales are final. We will happily help you find a new piece that suits your changing tastes though!

We do not pierce with any outside jewelry. This is because we want to guarantee proper fit, metal quality, surface finish, and sterility to give you the safest experience possible! If you’re looking for something specific that we don’t currently stock in our studio, feel free to talk with us about custom ordering for you!

Tattoo Questions

Our minimum is $80-$100. Outside of this, pricing is dependent on design and will vary per artist. We recommend you set up a consultation appointment with one of our artists to further discuss the details!

Unfortunately, no! It is best not to swim with a new tattoo as contaminants from the body of water can affect your healing process. Showers are fine, but you do not want to submerge your new tattoo until it is fully healed. You can ask your artist about the recommended times to avoid swimming as different tattoos will have different healing times. If you’re here on vacation or just for a visit, try to book your appointment for after your water/sun based activities!

We do require a deposit for all tattoo appointments. The deposit ensures that in the event you don’t show up to your appointment, the artist is compensated for the time spent preparing for your appointment (drawing, setup, etc.)

As long as you show up on time to your appointment, your deposit will be subtracted from the cost of your tattoo.

If you cancel your appointment, show up 30 or more minutes late, or do not reschedule within 48 hours of your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited. 

The most common walk-in tattoos we do are generally around the size of the palm of your hand or smaller. If an artist has a large portion of the day open they may be able to do more complex tattoos on a walk-in basis, so it’s best to email or call with some details about what you would like and we can tell you if we have time to accommodate you. 

The more information you can give us, the better! We ask that you lets us know:

  • The location of the tattoo
  • What image/design you’d like to get done (please include any reference photos you may have)
  • How big you’d like the tattoo to be
  • If you have a preferred artist you’re looking to book with
  • If this is a new tattoo or a cover-up