A: Hopefully it goes without saying (but we’ll say it right here anyway) that any alcohol or drug consumption forfeits your appointment and your deposit. This policy is Minneapolis, Hennepin County and Minnesota state law – and hey, simple respect and consideration for yourself, your artist and your tattoo.
Also, if you’re feeling ill then contact your artist about rescheduling. A fresh tattoo will require energy from your body to heal well, so it’s important to be healthy. And again just simple consideration for your tattoo artist and other clients who want to stay healthy. For the same reason, your artist may on occasion need to reschedule an appointment. In the rare event this is necessary, we’ll contact you as early and as soon as possible. As we all have experienced, things like illness, injury and family emergencies tend to come up at the last minute, so be sure to check your email before coming in for your appointment just in case there are last minute changes to the appointment time.
And YES PLEASE, play the pass card on any topical numbing / anesthetic / tattoo creams. These creams obstruct and lengthen the tattoo process.
Choosing a tattoo is choosing a rite of passage. If the temporary discomfort feels like a barrier to you, then it may be wise to wait until you feel more solid with your decision to get a tattoo.
One more thing… a favor, really. If you work in an industry with a high risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and communicable disease (you know, hospitals, long term care facilities, prisons, schools, veterinary clinics) please change your clothes and shoes before coming to your appointment or stopping by the studio. And hey. THANKS!