Before you choose
The decision to get a tattoo should be taken seriously. Remember, a tattoo is for life. Prepare yourself and take the time to look through your artists portfolio.
Do some research to make sure the artist you choose is capable of doing the style of tattoo you want. Have in mind that all tattoo shops would really like to sell you a tattoo. We suggest that you seek out the best custom tattoo artist you can find in your area. (A good tattoo artist is worth the extra travel )
So choose carefully.
We reserve the right to refuse anyone or any design. We also will not work on anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
How old do I need to be to get tattooed?
You must be 18 years old with valid photo ID- state issued drivers license or identification card.
According to Provincetowns regulations, everyone must show photo ID which will be photocopied in order to get tattooed. No ID, no tattoo.
Does it hurt?
Yes, but it is bearable. There are a number of factors that determine what your experience will be like: location on the body and state of mind are two big ones. Some people find the experience quite uncomfortable, while others find it rather pleasurable. For most people it is somewhere in the middle and find the experience to be mildly annoying. For many the initial outline is the most difficult part and after about 5 or 10 minutes it becomes easier. Eating a good meal beforehand, getting plenty of sleep the night before, and remembering to breathe, all make the whole experience easier.
Are the artists and studio licensed?
The studio and each body art practitioner are licensed with the Town of Provincetown. The requirements include documented experience and proof of apprenticeship, certification in First Aid, CPR, and OSHA blood borne pathogens; which includes universal precautions, waste disposal, hand washing techniques, disinfection, and sterilization methods and techniques. The studio itself is also licensed and inspected for safety in accordance with the town regulations.
Do you have designs to choose from?
Yes, we have a large selection flash (pictures of designs to choose from on the wall). However, we pride ourselves in being a custom studio, with each tattoo being drawn specifically for the client. That is why it is important that you have a good idea as to what it is that you want, and we encourage you to bring any kind of art or reference material that will help your artist bring your idea to life. Of course, if you already have the exact image of what you want for your tattoo we can do that for you too.
Do I need an appointment?
No! We take walk-ins as well as appointments! You are welcome to call or e-mail to set aside time to assure you get your tattoo done if you are on a limited schedule. But if you are just hanging around town for the day and want to just stop in, feel free! We do walk-ins on a first come, first served basis.
I have a tattoo that I want to fix. What can you do for me?
Cover-ups and re-touches are no problem, whether you simply want to re-new an old favorite or completely cover a tattoo you no longer want, we would be happy to discuss ideas with you.
ALSO, each tattoo artist tends to draw designs for the way they tattoo, so it is usually best to let the custom artist who is giving you the tattoo design it for you. We would be more than happy to design the one of a kind tattoo for you.
What are the prices?
Price varies on the size of the tattoo, detail of the design, the amount of time it will take, and the artist. Come in to talk to someone about your idea and we can give you a better idea on the price.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, which goes towards the cost of your tattoo, is necessary to reserve an appointment. We cannot hold a time slot for you until we receive a deposit. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy to either reschedule or refund your deposit.
What form of payment do you accept?
We accept Cash only for payment. There are multiple ATMs in walking distance from the shop. We do not accept credit cards or personal checks.
If you have any other questions, please contact us. We are always happy to help!
AFTERCARE FOR YOUR NEW TATTOO
* Remove bandage after 3 hours, DO NOT RE-BANDAGE.
* Wash with warm water and mild liquid soap, gently with a clean hand.
* Blot dry with a paper towel.
* Apply a thin coat of Super Hemp Salve 3-4 times daily for the first 4 days.
* Wash twice daily.
* After day 4 use a plain unscented hand lotion as needed.
* DO NOT: pick, soak or take advice from your friends.
* Keep out of direct sunlight for at least 3 weeks, then to help your tattoo from fading use SPF 30 or higher.
* We guarantee our work as long as you follow our aftercare.