FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How do I go about getting tattooed by one of your artists?
Please feel free to send us an email with your idea, reference images, desired placement and preferred artist. If you are looking for a cover up, please send an image of the tattoo you care looking to cover. We will be able to further advise you upon seeing the existing tattoo. Often enough the existing tattoo is able to be successfully covered up but at times we might encourage some laser tattoo removal to lighten the tattoo in order to open your options.

How much is the deposit?
The shop deposit is $100. This deposit is non-refundable (no exceptions) but will be credited towards the cost of the tattoo. If the tattoo will be completed in multiple sessions, the deposit will be credited on the last session for that specific tattoo. (Please note if you are scheduling an appointment with Pete he collects a $300 non-refundable deposit).

What if I need to cancel or reschedule an appointment?
Please notify the studio of any scheduling conflicts within 72 hours prior to the start of your appointment. Anything less than 72 hours and your deposit is forfeit and another non-refundable deposit is needed to schedule another appointment.

Do you have a shop minimum?
Yes, the shop minimum is $100.

What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash is preferred but we do accept major credit/debit cards. There is a 3% convenience fee applied to all credit card transactions.

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
You must be at least 18 years old with valid state/government issued ID. We will NOT tattoo anyone under the age of 18, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Can I bring friends?
Only clients who are getting tattooed are permitted on the second floor in the tattoo studio. Bringing headphones or reading material is encouraged to help pass the time. If you would like the extra support we ask that you have a friend see you off and meet you afterwards. We are conveniently located with many areas of interest such as shopping, sightseeing, and restaurants nearby to help occupy their time!

If I’m a Tattoo Artist how can I go about doing a guest spot at your studio?

We welcome the opportunity to work with tattoo artists from all parts with all backgrounds. If interested in doing a guest spot with us please email us at info@centraltattoostudio.com links to your online portfolios. We will ONLY consider professional licensed tattoo artists and you MUST have an online portfolio for us to view.

How do I care for my new tattoo?
AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

If using Saniderm:

-Leave the Saniderm film on for 24 hours. It is safe to shower. After carefully removing the film, gently wash the tattooed area with liquid Dial soap and warm water using only your washed hands.

-Wash at least twice a day for the first week.

-Immediately begin applying white unscented dry skin cream, as needed to control dryness: 6-8 times a day. Curél is recommended.

-Always wash your hands before applying the lotion.

-Never go swimming or soak your tattoo during the two week healing process. Do NOT sun bathe your tattoo.

-Some itchiness may occur during healing. Do NOT pick, scratch or rub your healing tattoo.

-If rash, prolonged swelling or persistent redness occurs, consult your physician immediately.

If using a bandage:

-Remove bandage after at least two hours.

-Gently wash the tattooed area with liquid Dial soap and warm water using only your washed hands, and pat dry with paper towel, then allow to air dry.

-In 24 hours, begin applying white unscented dry skin cream, as needed to control dryness: 6-8 times a day. Curél is recommended.

-Always wash your hands before applying the lotion.

-Never go swimming or soak your tattoo during the two week healing process. Do NOT sun bathe your tattoo.

-Some itchiness may occur during healing. Do NOT pick, scratch or rub your healing tattoo.