Do I need to make an appointment?
We do operate primarily on an appointment basis although we do accept walk ins when we can, availability is simply unpredictable. For day to day walk in inquiries, just give us a call & we can happily look into the schedule anytime - 403-252-3351. Outside of walk ins as we are a custom shop, it is always best to allow for time to design and create your tattoo. Our "process" starts out with booking a consultation with your desired artist to discuss your ideas, hopes and concerns for your tattoo in order to prepare for your tattoo appointment.
What do I bring to my consultation?
Please bring all the possible references to the work you'd like to have done, as well as cash in preparation for your booking fee. Our booking fees range from $120-$500 simply depending upon the size of your project. Details will be discussed at the time of your consultation in regards to your appointments and fees.
Booking fees are NON REFUNDABLE and subject to our 48 hour cancellation policy. Speak with our shop manager or artist for more info.
What form of payment do you accept?
We are CASH ONLY, our location does provide a BMO across the parking lot.
What rate do the artists charge?
Complimentary consultations are offered with a shop rate of $180 hourly. Our shop minimum of $120 covers anything requiring only 30 minutes or less start to finish. All of our rates include GST.
Is getting tattooed painful?
The cliché is totally true here - different strokes for different folks - each person will be different. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to ask! That's what we're here for!
What about aftercare?
Your artist will go over their individual after care procedures with you as well as an aftercare sheet always available here at the shop, which is most often sent home with our clients.
What is the minimum age to get a tattoo?
18 years old. Even with a parent or guardian, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Can I be tattooed while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Unfortunately not. For safety reasons, we do not tattoo pregnant or breastfeeding individuals.
Should I tip the artist?
Tipping is never expected but always appreciated!
Can I use a numbing cream?
If you'd like to, absolutely! We recommend Dr. Numb or Hush Anesthetic - Dr. Numb is available for sale through us at the shop, whereas Hush Anesthetic requires online purchase. If you'd like to use Dr. Numb, we recommend applying at least 2 hours before your tattoo appointment. Apply half of the tube & rub into the area to be tattooed. Following that, apply the other half of the tube in a THICK layer - DO NOT RUB IN, simply slap a nice thick layer over the area to be tattooed. Once the entire tube has been applied, wrap the body part as well as possible with saran wrap or cellophane over and around your Dr. Numb layer to eliminate contact with the air until the time of your tattoo. This process is used to maximize the use of your Dr. Numb cream as it "begins to work" to when exposed to air. We generally recommend Dr. Numb for slightly shorter sittings as it generally loses effect after 2-3 hours.
For any questions or concerns, CALL US! No question is a bad question! 403 252 3351