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. Forgetting your current, valid photo ID also forfeits your appointment and deposit. These studio policies are also Minneapolis, Hennepin County and Minnesota state law – and hey, it’s simple respect and consideration for yourself, your artist and your tattoo.
Also, if you’re feeling ill in any way (including, but not limited to: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, chills, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or muscle aches) – contact your artist to reschedule. We will forward your deposit to the new appointment, no questions asked. Read these Covid-19 protocols before coming in for your appointment.
Clients will be screened prior to their appointment for health. A fresh tattoo requires energy from your immune system to heal as well as to fight exposure to illness while you’re healing, so it’s necessary to be healthy to obtain a tattoo. Additionally, it’s IMPERATIVE that you answer truthfully to keep our artists safe, to support the health of other clients, and for our studio to remain open. Your artist will cancel your appointment if in doubt about your wellness and if we are in doubt about our safety.
In the event your artist needs to reschedule, we’ll email 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.
Wear comfortable, clean clothes. BE SURE to change clothes before your appointment if you are coming from anywhere but your home.
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 of the tattoo itself, or of any of our health protocols, 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.