FAQ’s

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 possible references relevant to the work you'd like to have done if you have some ideas to help brainstorm your ideas with your artist. If you do not have photo references, this is not a problem at all of course!
At the time of consultation, if you would like to carry forward with booking your tattoo appointment, our artists request a booking fee for your appointment. Our booking fees range from $120-$800, simply depending upon your artist and your project. Details will be discussed at the time of your consultation with regards to appointments, policies and fees.
Being a cash only shop, we do have an ATM located in the shop, though if you prefer you are welcome to come to your consultation with your fee or look into etransfer as an option with your artist.
Booking fees are NON REFUNDABLE and are subject to our 48 hour cancellation policy.* Please feel free to speak with your artist or our shop manager if you have any questions or concerns.
*48 hour cancellation policy applying to most artists in the shop, though some will differ; please confirm with your specific artist with regards to their policies.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept cash or Interac E-Transfers for tattoo payments; we do have an ATM located inside the shop if needed. Our piercing artist offers credit (Square reader) as an option for his clients.

What rate do the artists charge?

Consultations are offered free of charge, with the exception of Cal Adams.
Hourly/per day rates will differ by artist.
Dan Graham, Lexi Hanna, Andrew Graham and Kerry Temple are at an hourly rate of $180.
Bryan Ferrari is currently at an hourly rate of $160.
Kyle Staub is currently at an hourly rate of $200.
For rates for artists Damian Robertson and Cal Adams, please inquire with the artist directly for more information.
For tattoos requiring 30 minutes or less start to finish, our artists do offer a minimum. Please inquire with your artist or give us a call at the shop for more information.

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 Zensa or Hush Anesthetic. If you'd like to use Zensa, 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 numbing cream layer to eliminate contact with the air until the time of your tattoo. This process is used to maximize the use of your numbing cream as it "begins to work" when exposed to air. We generally recommend numbing agents for slightly shorter sittings as it generally loses effect after 2-3 hours. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to call anytime, however, please note that we no longer carry numbing products.

Do you offer piercing services?

We do! Anthony Kwok is an integral member of the Honor Bound team, working at the shop part time as the piercing artist Anthony brings his many years of experience to the business. For pricing and booking information please feel free to message Anthony directly through Instagram or Facebook or give us a shout at the shop anytime!

For any questions or concerns, CALL US!  No question is a bad question! 403 252 3351