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Tattoo prices vary and depend on:
- location of tattoo, certain parts of the body are more time consuming and will take longer to apply. More time = More $
- Details, the more detail a piece of art has the longer it will take to apply. More time = More $
SHOP RATE = 125.00 PER HR.
ADVICE FOR TIRE KICKERS:
Do Not select an artist by price alone, You Get What You Pay For.
Before even asking how much for what it is you would like to get
tattooed, Look at artist portfolio's and get an idea of the quality and
range of style an artist has before asking a price.
you will not win a new friend or a discount for letting your artist and or
his shop know that the other shops are talking shit about them. That's
what happens in this industry and 90% of it is just gossip created by the
general public and customers.
ALSO, there are no sympathy discounts for your buddy's handy work to
be covered up. I do Not fix up anyone's practice work. cover it up
with something new.
Yes, Tattoo's hurt. and more specifically where the tattoo is applied will depend on how much it hurts.
Here are some sensitive areas to have a tattoo applied:
- Top of foot
- soft tissue i.e.= inside of arms, throat, etc.
- Bony areas i.e.= head, knee's, elbows, etc.
That being said, if tattoos hurt that much no one would get them. it really comes down to the individual pain tolerance, which is different for everyone.
Most tattoos can be covered up, however, some cover up pieces may require a second pass to completely cover old tattoo. Consult with artist before assuming it can or can't be covered up.
Remove bandage 1 1/2 - 2 hrs after tattoo application.
- It is Very Important to wash tattoo immediately removing any blood and
ink then apply A&D ointment.
- Do Not cover with bandage again unless you absolutely have to in
avoiding exposure to potentially dirty situations. Afterward, remove
bandage, wash, reapply A&D
DO: Keep your new tattoo clean and moist
- Do Not use your daily bath towel to dry fresh tattoo. Use a clean paper
towel and pat dry.
- Do Not use dirty hands when applying fresh layer of A&D ointment.
whenever possible wash old layer of A&D ointment off before applying
new layer. If you don't wash in between adding new layer , you run the
risk of trapping anything you might have exposed the tattoo to
- Do Not use lotion before scabbing
Lotion has very little to no medicinal value and is more likely to
cause an allergic reaction or blood poisoning. ONLY USE approved
tattoo aftercare products on your new tattoo.
- Do Not directly expose new tattoo to dirty environments
i.e.= Automobile work, Landscaping, etc.If exposure is unavoidable,
the best method is to wear a loose fitting shirt/ long sleeve while
performing work then wash tattoo and apply more A&D. The last
resort method of barrier would be to use a bandage or paper
towel to cover. keep in mind the tattoo needs oxygen to promote
DO: Keep moist by applying a thin layer of A&D ointment 3-5 times daily
as dryness requires.
- Do Not over-saturate new tattoo with A&D ointment. In this case ;
Less is more. if new ink is over-saturated you run the risk of
infection due to the oxygen being blocked and not providing the
balance of dry and moist, Also the body's natural reaction is to
reject the ink, so if it is unable to dry out as it heals , ink retention
declines and you will most likely need a rework . at your cost of
course, due to lack of proper aftercare, which is out of the artists
- Do Not allow your new tattoo to become excessively dry or you
will experience heavy scabbing and can lose ink. In the scab is ink.
- Do Not pick at scabs because in the scab is ink. if you pull a scab
prematurely you will lose ink in the area it was picked from.
- Do Not expose new tattoo to prolonged periods of direct sun light
or UV (tanning beds). This by far is one of the most damaging things
you can do to a new tattoo. Keep out of direct sunlight and tanning
for a minimum of 3-4 weeks. After tattoo is completely healed, you
should protect the tattooed area of body by applying a higher SPF
- Do Not expose new tattoo to swimming pools and Jacuzzi.
Pools and jacuzzi have a ton of tattoo damaging chemicals such
as chlorine and acid, which essentially is bleach. Thats exactly what
will happen to your new tattoo, you will bleach it by premature
exposure to these chemicals.3-4 weeks before you can safely
expose fresh ink to these environments.
Yes, it is normal for a new tattoo to lose a minimal amount of ink in the first couple days of healing. very little though. be sure not to over-saturate tattoo with A&D ointment. A fresh tattoo needs a combination of light coats of A&D ointment and oxygen (air) to properly heal.