Frequently asked questions
How much does a tattoo cost?
For smaller tattoos, the shop has a $100 minimum charge per person. The price will go up incrementally from there based on size, detail and location on the body. If a tattoo takes more than about 2 hours to complete, each artist has a set hourly rate. It's best to have a consultation prior to a larger project so we can give you the best idea how long a tattoo might take and what price you can expect. To set up a consultation just call the shop at 619-226-6575!
do you accept walk ins?
Yes we do! We accept walk ins at the 30th Street location only. We always have someone available for walk ins on Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am. Please call ahead for availability on the weekdays (Tuesday - Friday).
how do i make an appointment?
Tattoo appointments need to be made in person at the shop. To book, you will need to pay a $100 NON-refundable cash deposit. Deposits will be kept until the final session if your tattoo requires multiple sittings. If you are from out of town, other arrangements can be made for paying a deposit. Please email or call the shop for details.
We prefer to make a consultation appointment prior to any large pieces. To book a consult, call the shop during business hours and ask to set up a consultation with the artist of your choice. If you aren't sure who you'd like to be tattooed by, feel free to drop by the main 30th St. location and we'd be happy to check out your idea, then find the appropriate artist.
what is the wait time for appointments?
Our artist's wait times can vary greatly. Some are booked for up to 8-9 months in advance, and some are available within days or for walk ins. If you're interested in a specific artist, give us a call for information on their schedule, or feel free to stop by the 30th St. location for more info.
what if i have to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
Deposits are NOT refundable for any reason.
If you need to reschedule an appointment, we require at least 24 hours notice. Failing to give 24 hours notice will result in a forfeiture of your deposit. You are allowed to reschedule an appointment twice only. Additional reschedules will result in a forfeiture of your deposit. After a deposit is forfeit, you will be required to submit an additional deposit in order to schedule another appointment.
If you contacted the shop with proper notice to reschedule an appointment, we will hold a deposit for up to 6 months only. If you have not attempted to reschedule your appointment within that 6 months, your deposit will be forfeit and you will need to pay a new deposit to schedule a new appointment.
Each client will receive a confirmation call 6-7 days before their scheduled appointment. If you are not able to confirm your appointment, you may lose the appointment and have the time slot given to another client.
are children allowed?
Children are not allowed in the tattoo area. Children may stay in the waiting area with adult supervision, however we usually recommend leaving the kiddos at home as you may be here for a while!
do you have parking?
We do not have a dedicated parking lot for either location. There is ample street parking at both locations, but you may have to walk a block or two. Make sure to obey all the parking signs!
do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! Gift certificates are available at the 30th St. location in South Park. We accept cash only for gift certificates.
how can i set up an appointment with a guest artist?
We will provide an email or social media tag for guest artists coming to the shop. Please contact them directly to schedule.