FAQs

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AFTER CARE: Keep it Simple.

A.

Keep the bandage on for at least two hours.

Take a hot shower and rinse your tattoo, DO NOT SCRUB.

Wash with a mild liquid soap, no more than twice a day.

When your tattoo is dry, use a fragrance-free lotion and apply two to three times a daily.

Stay away from any pools, jacuzzis, lakes, ponds and ocean water for the first two weeks.

If you have any questions regarding how your tattoo is healing, please contact the studio.

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Do you offer body piercing?

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At this time No, we do not offer piercing.

If you come by the shop or email us, we will be happy to refer you to reputable establishments that do.

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How do I schedule an appointment for a consultation?

A.

Tattoo consultations are FREE and no appointment is necessary.

You are welcome to stop by whenever it is convenient for you to discuss your tattoo.

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How do I schedule a walk-in appointment?

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The term walk-in means that no appointment is needed, because services are available without prior arrangement.

We are primarily a walk-in tattoo studio, and offer our services on a first come first served basis, seven days a week.

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I know I want a tattoo, but I don’t know what I want. Can you tell me what to get?

A.

NO.

We are happy to make suggestions, but we can not tell you what to get. That includes defining what is cool, feminine/masculine, or what symbolizes you. These are things only you can define.

We are happy to steer you in the direction of what will work, look best as a tattoo, and draw once you have a solid idea of what you would like. You just have to tell us what you want.

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Do I get to choose my artist?

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Of course. Just as we do not tell people what to get tattooed, we do not dictate who you get tattooed by.

You are just subject to that particular artist’s availability. Not everyone is here everyday, nor do they have endless availablilty in one day to tattoo everyone wanting a tattoo.

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Do I have to have a drawing ready for when I come in?

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No, that is what we are here for.

A clear idea of what you want and any visual reference you have will be helpful.

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How long is the wait?

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Wait, depends on how many tattooers we have available. As well as how many individuals are wanting to get tattooed that day and what they area wanting to have done.

That being said, it is usually best to be here when we open at noon. This way if you are not one of the first individuals in the chair that day, you are one of the first queue for the day.

Q?

Is there parking near your store?

A.

Yes.

Street (metered) parking is available on the East side of Lafayette Street, at a rate of $3.50 an hour from 7:30am – 7pm,Monday through Saturday. Sunday’s are free.

There are several parking garages in the area, but the closet and most convenient to the shop is Edison Parkfast lot on Hester St just north of Canal.

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How do I get to you by subway?

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The closest subway stations are the Canal Street Stops for the 6, J, Z, N, Q and R.

To get exact directions to our location from anywhere in the city (or the world), click “directions” located on the address tab of the map on our Let’s talk page. You can get walking, driving, and public transit instructions from your door to ours.

Q?

Where are you located?

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We are located at 127 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Our cross Streets are Howard St (north) and Canal St (south).

Q?

What forms of payment do you accept?

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We gladly accept cash, and all major credit cards. We only accept debit cards with either a Visa/MC logo. You are welcome to split your payment between cash & card. We do not offer cash back.

Q?

How much will my tattoo cost?

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The studio minimum for a tattoo is $200. There is no hourly rate; rather all tattoos are priced by the piece. Final price is dependent on several factors; detail, size (smaller does not mean easier), placement on the body, and whether it is done in color or black and grey.

We do not offer, “ball-park” pricing via email/phone. Cost (even estimated) is only discussed when we have all the details, and many times this requires an in person consult first.

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What is your phone number?

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646.545.3300

Keep in mind, we are not always available to answer. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a clear, brief message, and most importantly your name and phone number so that we can call you back.

Q?

When are you opened?

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We are regularly open seven days a week, Monday – Sunday from 12 to 8pm. Though we have been known to stay open later.

We do close for Certain Holidays yearly, i.e. New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, and New Year’s Eve.

If we are forced to close due to inclement weather. We make sure to announce these changes via our social media pages.

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How early should I come?

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Our doors open at noon, being here a few minutes early is fine. There really is no need to camp out waiting for us to open.

Q?

Are you wheelchair accessible?

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Yes, we are.

We are located on the Ground Floor with a street level entrance.

Q?

Can I come by the shop even if I don’t want a tattoo?

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Yes.

Our doors are open to the public. We often have individuals that just want to take a look around or purchase a souvenir.

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How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

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It is against New York State law (Section 260.21) to tattoo a minor, even with parental consent. In accordance with this law, we have a strict NO MINORS policy.

An individual MUST be at least eighteen years of age with a valid ID to get a tattoo. No exception

Q?

What if I am 18 or older, but do not have a photo ID?

A.

We require a valid photo ID from anyone and everyone that wants to get a tattoo.

Again, no exceptions.

Examples of acceptable forms of ID: State ID, Driver’s License, Military ID, Passport.

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