Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much do consultations cost and how do they work?
A: Consultations are free and very important for the artist to start the creation process. Consultations are usually best to schedule in advance, although we can usually meet with someone the same day for a consultation. The artist will discuss your ideas, how they feel they can best produce what your looking for, take measurements of the body part you're wanting tattooed, discuss how much time it may take to complete the tattoo, and finally any budget limitations. Please look at your artists portfolio before setting up a consultation, so that you know he/she can produce the result you're looking for, otherwise, the artist may find that your "idea" falls within a different "style" of art than they are specialized in and may have you consult with a different artist who is better suited for tattooing that concept.
Q: Why do I have to do a deposit, and how much is it?
A: Deposits are taken at the end of a consultation before scheduling your tattoo appointment. This deposit is merely a safety net for your artist to ensure their time and energy spent designing the concept is not wasted. Most concepts are custom and unique to each client, and many times takes as long to create as the tattoo itself. As long as you show up for your scheduled appointment (or call at least 48 hours in advance to reschedule), your deposit will be deducted from the overall cost of the tattoo. Deposits start at $60 and are usually around 1/3 or 33% of the total cost of your tattoo.
Q: How do I set up an appointment, or can I just walk in?
A: We prefer consultation and set appointments with our clients prior to tattoos but, we do walk-ins based on availability for small tattoos (usually under $200). It's always best to call before coming in to see if one of our artists are available for walk-ins. To book an appointment, click on the "BOOK APPOINTMENT " tab above. You will be directed to our appointment form. After you submit the form, one of our shop managers or artists will contact you within 24 hours to set up a free consultation regarding your custom tattoo.
Q: What is your shop minimum?
A: Our shop minimum starts at $100 (this includes even the smallest tattoos). This may seem higher than the average minimum, however, we pride ourselves in using only the best quality products on the market and provide free aftercare to ensure the best possible outcome for your tattoo.
Q: How much do you charge an hour?
A: Each artist charges different hourly rates based on style, experience and customer demand. Check the "OUR ARTISTS" tab to view any artists hourly rates or day rates.
Q: Do you do piercings?
A: We do not do piercings. We suggest Amen at Apex on 7th and Main Street in Grand Junction (970-242-PAIN).