Where are you located?
We are conveniently located in between Minneapolis and Saint Paul. We are just off of I94, at University and Hwy 280.
Via the METRO Green Line, you will find us between the Raymond Ave. Station and the Westgate Station.
How much will my tattoo cost?
That is a very tough question to answer! Sometimes a tattoo is priced per piece, sometimes, per session, and sometimes hourly. All artists have their own pricing, so you will need to contact them directly to see if they can give you an idea of the price.
The shop minimum is currently $60, however this is subject to size, detail, placement, and artist discretion. All artists charge at their own rates, so for an estimate, you’ll likely have to contact them directly.
Hourly rates vary from artist to artist, and depending on the type of work being done. The hourly can range between $100 and $150 per hour. Contact an artist to find out more, via our contact page.
Preparing for your Tattoo
Getting a new tattoo can take it’s toll on your body. It is best to be well rested, and in a healthy state. Also, having a full stomach will aid you in sitting through your session. We recommend bringing some headphones, as well. If you are able to take Ibuprofen, feel free to take it per the label. This can help with swelling, but keep in mind that it won’t do much for the direct discomfort of the tattoo. Distractions can be nice, so bringing a friend is fine!
If this will be your first tattoo, or even the first in a long time, there are some things to know. All artists here are licensed by the State of Minnesota Health Department. We undergo annual specialized training and continued education. You will be receiving a tattoo from a qualified, professional artist, so try not to worry!
Does it hurt? Well…. yeah. They do. But not too bad! Some areas are definitely more sensitive than others. Of course size and detail can have an effect on the pain level as well. For the most part, the tattoo process feels similar to a bad sunburn, being applied with some moderate pressure. But don’t fret. You will survive!
Tattoo aftercare can vary from artist to artist, and even from tattoo to tattoo. It really isn’t too complicated though! First advice is to ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR ARTISTS RECOMMENDATION. They know your skin. They know how they put the ink in. Uncle Bob’s friend, Randy does not, we assure you.
Generally speaking, the bandage is usually left on for up to 4 hours. Sometimes, overnight is OK, too. Once the bandage is removed, the tattoo should be cleaned with warm water, a mild soap, and just your clean fingertips.
At this point, patting it dry with a clean towel should suffice. Now you can put on your lotion that was recommended to you by your artist. Often times, this is either H2Ocean, Aquaphor, Eucerin, and Cetaphil, or Lubriderm. Applying thin coats, working it into the skin, as to not leave any excess on the tattoo, about 3 times a day. Use clean hands!
Continue this process for about two weeks. Once your tattoo peels (usually around day 5) the skin regenerates over the top of your tattoo. Refrain from picking at your tattoo, at all costs. The skin will fall away when it’s ready to. Sometimes there will be a shine on this new skin. Don’t worry, though, as it will go away. If you have any questions, call the shop and we’ll be happy to answer them!
During this process, it is important that you do not soak your tattoo. This means no swimming, baths, hot tubs, saunas, etc. Showering, however, is great! Wash your tattoo daily at minimum, and keep it clean!
What's the tattoo process?
Naturally, we need a to find a design for you first! We will gladly help you determine a design that might suit your needs. Your artist will advise you on what a design needs to make sure it looks great for years to come, and implement this in your tattoo. We want your tattoo to look as great as you want it to, as well! Often times, a consultation between you and your artist will accomplish this. There is no fee for a consultation, but a deposit to secure your appointment may be required.
Once we have the design info, your artist will start their design process. This can take anywhere from a few minutes, to several hours, or even days. For this reason, deposits are non-refundable. They do however, get applied to your tattoo cost in the end.
On the day of your appointment, you’ll need to be on time. Come well rested, with a full stomach. Bring some headphones and some Jolly Ranchers! Your artist will go over the final design with you, and make any adjustments deemed necessary. Then, it’s tattoo time!!!
Can I do a "Walk In"?
Absolutely. We have plenty of artists! We are open 7 days a week, as well. That being said, walk ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. Many of us work by appointment only, but there is usually someone around ready to tattoo you! It is recommended to call ahead, just to make sure that someone will be available.
I think you guys are awesome!
Well, thanks! You’re pretty cool, yourself! If you really like what we do, please share with your friends! And if you really, really like what we do, leave a recommendation on Google, Yelp, and Facebook! We really appreciate that kind of stuff!