First Tattooers

What is the legal age to get a tattoo?


Washington state law requires that you must be eighteen years of age to get a tattoo.

Washington state legislature code provided: RCW 26.28.085

We will NOT tattoo ANYONE underage regardless of parental consent.




What is a consultation appointment?


A consultation is an in-house meeting with a tattoo artist. They are free to do and available anytime during business hours. We recommend you bring in any reference art you have and discuss where you would like your tattoo to go on your body. This is the time where you will get a price and time estimation. From there you can make an appointment if you so choose. appointment. We do suggest you call the day you’d like a consultation since the artist you wish may not be in that day.




How do I book an appointment?


Appointments require a consultation which must be done in person. We do require a deposit that is nonrefundable but goes towards the cost of your tattoo. Appointments dates and times will be made based off how long the piece will take as quoted by the artist.




Will you draw my tattoo during the consultation?


No designs or drawings will be done until the appointment has officially been made. Our artists may do quick sketches asking about details and alignment, but the full design will not begin until a date and time booked, and a deposit has been made




Do I need to schedule the consultation with the same artist that I want to do my tattoo?


Yes, each artist has their own style, and timing so to ensure you can discuss your design to the fullest it is best to do so by consulting with that artist specifically.




Can I book my appointment by calling or email?


No, we do not book appointments via email or phone calls we require a consultation in-house to make appointments.




Do you take walk-ins for tattoos?


We do take walk-ins if we have a station, and time available. You can call ahead, but they are first come first served.




Is there anything I need to bring with me for my tattoo appointment?


A valid form of state or federal ID (Driver’s License, Military ID, or Passports are all accepted) is required in-house. We recommend dressing comfortably, and in clothing that will allow easy access to where you will be getting tattooed. Eating before your appointment is also recommended.




How much does a tattoo cost?


Our Shop minimum is $60.00. We charge by the hour and our rates are by artist:

Conor- $150 per hour

Tai Li- $ 120 per hour

Sales tax is added on to the tattoo total.

We require a minimum $60.00 non-refundable deposit in order to hold your appointment this charge could be more based upon the artist’s quote, and how many hours your session is for.




Is there a charge for an artist doing a drawing?


No, there is no drawing fee, but the required deposit needs to be taken before the artist starts any work on the piece.




Can I take home a design?


No, the drawings, and designs do not leave the shop.




Can my kids sit with me while I get tattooed?


Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the stations so they will not be permitted to sit with you, and therefore we advise they not come during a tattoo session.





 

Genreal Questions

Are there any health conditions that might affect my tattoo or piercing?


Any health problem that weakens your immune system, such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS etc. may potentially make your healing much slower or impossible. Furthermore, if you were to get an infection, it could be much more difficult to deal with. Upcoming MRI’s should require consulting with a doctor as to if you can get a tattoo or piercing prior to undergoing one. We will not tattoo anyone with staph, or mrsa and will require a doctor’s note clearing you of those prior to an appointment.




Can I get tattooed/pierced if I am pregnant, or breastfeeding?


No. We will not tattoo or pierce anyone who is pregnant, or breastfeeding. This is for the safety of yourself and your child.




Do you reuse needles for tattoos and piercings, or tattoo ink?


Single use is our policy. Not only is that a health code violation it would be a pain to clean. All needles are disposed of after each use on a single person, into a special sharps container that is picked up by an outside service.
Each needle is brand new and they are sterilized before use and remain in a sealed sterile pouch until it is the needles time of use.




Can my kids sit with me while I get tattooed?


Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the stations so they will not be permitted to sit with you, and therefore we advise they not come during a tattoo session.




How do you sterilize equipment?


Tools are soaked in medical grade cleaning detergent, then undergo an ultrasonic cleaning cycle, afterwards they are thoroughly scrubbed and dried, Lastly, the tools are put through a full cycle in a spore tested steam autoclave. The autoclave sterilizes with a combination of heat (in the form of steam) under pressure to render the items inside sterile. If you have any further questions about how sterile the environment, you are in is please don’t hesitate to ask we take utmost pride in creating a clean environment after and prior to each client.





 

Tattoo Aftercare Questions

What should I expect while the tattoo is healing?


Common reactions your skin may have to your new tattoo will be red, irritated, swollen, warm-to-the-touch, and possibly bruised; this is all normal. It is also normal that some of the ink collects under the wrap or blots off onto your towel after you wash it. A few days into the healing process your tattoo will begin to flake and peel you MUST NOT scratch when it gets itchy. After the flaking is done the skin will calm down and may look slightly shiny.




During the healing of the tattoo DO NOT do any of the following:


Use a loofah to clean your new tattoo, wrap or bandage the tattoo, go swimming, go in hot tubs, pools, lakes, rivers, or the ocean, expose the tattoo to excessive steam, submerge the tattoo in water including baths, shave the area, pick or scratch at the tattoo until it is fully healed, or go to the gym/workout.




How do I keep my tattoo looking new?


Follow our aftercare instructions and avoid what not to do, make sure your tattoo does not become dry, to not pick at any flaking skin or mild scabbing, avoid immersing a fresh tattoo in water until it is healed, and keep your tattoo out of sunlight by keeping it covered. Once it is fully healed, we heavily recommend sunscreen to be applied to your tattoo.





 

Piercing Questions

Can I make a piercing appointment?


Yes, we do allow for piercing appointments. They must be made in house and require a $20 deposit that goes towards the cost of your piercing. Sales tax will be added and does not apply towards piercing costs.




How old do I have to be to get a piercing?


Earlobes- 6 years and older

Nostril, Septum, Navel, Eyebrow, Lip, Medusa, and other ear piercings- 14 years and older WITH parental consent and guardian/parent present. The guardian/parent MUST have ID in-house.

These piercings are available to those 16+ without a guardian/parent present but MUST have ID issued by the state or government.

Tongue, Nipples, Bridge 18 years and older

We reserve the right to refuse piercing services or require full payment of piercing prior to service being issued.




What do I need to bring with me for my piercing appt.?


Valid state issued ID, and a parent/guardian if necessary, based upon age.




Can I use my own jewelry for a piercing?


No, we do not pierce with outside jewelry please feel free to call about any questions or concerns you might have about the jewelry materials.




Do you do jewelry swaps?


Yes, jewelry swaps cost $5 plus the cost of the jewelry if you did not bring your own. We will not swap jewelry if the piercing is not fully healed.

We reserve the right to refuse to insert any jewelry we feel is not appropriate.




What about swimming with a new piercing?


You should avoid swimming in lakes, oceans, and pools with a new piercing until the piercing is fully healed.




Can I record or photograph during the piercing?


Photos are allowed at the piercer’s discretion, please make sure your flash is turned off, and videos are not allowed.





 

Medical Questions

Are there any health conditions that might affect my tattoo or piercing?


Any health problem that weakens your immune system, such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS etc. may potentially make your healing much slower or impossible. Furthermore, if you were to get an infection, it could be much more difficult to deal with. Upcoming MRI’s should require consulting with a doctor as to if you can get a tattoo or piercing prior to undergoing one. We will not tattoo anyone with staph, or mrsa and will require a doctor’s note clearing you of those prior to an appointment.




Can I get tattooed/pierced if I am pregnant, or breastfeeding?


No. We will not tattoo or pierce anyone who is pregnant, or breastfeeding. This is for the safety of yourself and your child.




Do you reuse needles for tattoos and piercings, or tattoo ink?


Single use is our policy. Not only is that a health code violation it would be a pain to clean. All needles are disposed of after each use on a single person, into a special sharps container that is picked up by an outside service.
Each needle is brand new and they are sterilized before use and remain in a sealed sterile pouch until it is the needles time of use.




Can my kids sit with me while I get tattooed?


Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the stations so they will not be permitted to sit with you, and therefore we advise they not come during a tattoo session.




How do you sterilize equipment?


Tools are soaked in medical grade cleaning detergent, then undergo an ultrasonic cleaning cycle, afterwards they are thoroughly scrubbed and dried, Lastly, the tools are put through a full cycle in a spore tested steam autoclave. The autoclave sterilizes with a combination of heat (in the form of steam) under pressure to render the items inside sterile. If you have any further questions about how sterile the environment, you are in is please don’t hesitate to ask we take utmost pride in creating a clean environment after and prior to each client.