Our studio follows every procedure and precaution necessary to ensure the safety of both our clients and personnel. All of our Artists and Staff are properly trained and certified in Bloodborne Pathogens and Cross Contamination by the Gloucester County Board of Health. Our studio is in compliance with the New Jersey State Sanitary Code for Body Art Procedures and is inspected by the Gloucester County Board of Health on a regular basis. Our sterilization equipment is tested for proper function by ATS Laboratory on a monthly basis and every batch of equipment that is sterilized includes a biological indicator to insure the contents are sterile. We NEVER re-use needles, we use new, sterile, disposable single use needles for every client.
Picking A Design for You
Take your time and choose a design that best suits you. The choice you make will be with you for the rest of your life so make sure that you are happy with your choice. Most Artist's can help you with your decision process and even customize your tattoo in order to make your ideas come to life.
Where To Put It
Should you put it in an area that is less conspicuous? Some work environments look down upon tattoos, so be sure to take your profession into consideration before getting your ink. How big do you want your tattoo to be? Some people have bigger plans for their artwork and want more than one tattoo. If this were the case for you, then you would want to plan out your ideas with the artist so that you can place your tattoo in an area where you can add on to it without making the final product look out of place.
Choosing An Artist
When searching for an artist, make sure you check out their portfolios. This is important because the quality of your tattoo depends on the quality of your artist. Not all artist's are created equal. If you find a portfolio that appears to be your style, ask to speak to the artist. Tattoo artist's usually have a certain style in which they excel, but most artist's can easily cross over in different genres of tattoo styles.
How Much Will This Cost
Our studio charges hourly, our artists are independent contractors so please check their rate prior to booking, Any session under a half hour is rated at our minimum price of $100. The golden rule to remember is that good tattoos are not cheap and cheap tattoos are not necessarily good. A tattoo is a lifetime investment, so always remember to shop for quality before price. You pay for what you get and what may cost less now just might cost more in the end with cover-ups, touch-ups, or even a lifetime of dissatisfaction. Why pay for the same tattoo twice? Always remember that you are paying your artist for his or her talent and expertise.
Appointments and Deposits
A $100 minimum deposit is required to make an appointment in our facility. Deposit's are made to ensure our artist's that you are committed to your tattoo and to reserve the artist's time and services. If you do not show or call to reschedule, you will lose your deposit. Deposit's will be applied to the cost of your tattoo. Deposit's are Non-Refundable. If you need to reschedule your appointment we ask that you give at least 24 hours notice. We will hold your deposit and apply it towards your next appointment date. If you do not reschedule within 60 days, your deposit will be forfeit.
Your Artist took every procedure necessary to make sure your tattoo was applied in a clean and safe manner. The skin was prepped with 70 % ISP Alcohol to kill any bacteria that was present prior to the application of your tattoo and was cleansed multiple times with surgical soap during the tattooing process. Now that your tattoo is complete it is up to you to maintain the cleanliness of your tattoo and keep it free from bacteria that may cause infection. Many people disregard the fact that the tattoo is an open wound, it is a large open wound, not just a nice piece of artwork. Your tattoo as well as any open wound is susceptible to infection. Bacteria lives on every surface, on your skin, in water, even in the air we breathe, so it is extremely important to wash your hand before washing or applying ointment to your tattoo
Before tending to your new tattoo, it is very important to always wash your hands.
Gently remove the bandage after 1 hour. There may be some ink on the bandage, this is normal. Rinse tattoo with cool water. Using your hand, gently lather with antibacterial liquid soap. Do Not use bar soap as it carries bacteria on its surface. Pat tattoo dry with a paper towel or clean hand towel. Do Not let tattoo air-dry.
Using a clean fingertip, gently apply a thin layer of ointment. We do not recommend re-bandaging the tattoo unless you will be in an environment where your tattoo will be exposed to excessive bacteria. Do Not use Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly. There are many products on the market, we recommend using Bacitracin Ointment.
Clean the tattoo at least 3 to 5 times a day and reapply ointment until your tattoo is healed. Make sure your tattoo is always moist, never let it dry out. If your tattoo dries out you risk the chance of scabbing, which in turn may cause color loss and/or scarring. If you take care of your tattoo properly, your tattoo will not scab.
After a few days to a week your tattoo may start to peel , like sunburn peels, this is normal and at that time you may stop using ointment and start using a moisturizing lotion such as Lubriderm. When you go to bed at night you may loosely wrap your tattoo in saran wrap or a non-stick bandage so that your tattoo does not dry out or get stuck to your bed linens.
DO NOT pick or scratch your tattoo.
DO NOT apply a lot of ointment.
DO NOT go swimming or tanning until your tattoo is fully healed.
DO NOT soak your tattoo. Showering is fine.
After your tattoo is healed, do not forget to apply sun block every time you go swimming or tanning to prevent fading.
If at anytime you are concerned about your tattoo you may contact us here at the studio, we are always glad to help you!
Touch Up Policy
When getting tattooed on the hands, feet, or elbows, these areas are at a higher risk of infection due to the fact that they tend to have the most exposure to bacteria. These areas of the body also have a different texture of skin than other areas of the body and there is a high possibility that the ink will fade out and in some cases completely disappear. These areas are also more prone to everyday damage and tend to exfoliate more than other areas. Due to these facts we do not offer free touch-ups on these areas of the body and any touch-ups needed may be done at the clients expense
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