Choosing an artist
Choosing an artist is actually an easy process. We make sure to keep an up-to-date portfolio for each artist both on our website and our facebook page. Please look through the different artists’ portfolios to see which artist fits best with your tattoo style.
We are a custom tattoo shop, which means we like to work with you to create something meaningful and unique. It’s recommended for the consultation for you to bring in any reference material and ideas to help the artist create something original and special just for you! If you would like to bring your own design that is also fine, however, please be open to the possibility that some designs need to be adjusted to work effectively. The artist might also make suggestions to better fit your budget, make it fit your body, and create a meaningful piece of artwork that you will treasure and look great for a long time!
Our tattoo artists work tirelessly to create unique artwork for each of our clients. In order to have your artist draw up your design, and to secure your spot on the appointment calendar we do require a minimum $160 deposit. This amount is taken off the bill of your last session. Please understand that we are charging for a service; all drawings remain the property of the shop. Deposits are non-refundable and are valid for only up to 6 months after booking. Deposits will be held until completion.
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We do our best to call and remind you of your appointment as a courtesy, but remembering your appointment is your responsibility. Please note that we require 72 hours notice to cancel your appointment. Please be courteous – our artists have already invested many hours on your behalf. NO SHOWS and short notice cancellations will forfeit their deposit.
- Tattoos are $130- $180/hour
- Consultations are free up to one 1/2 hour (30 minutes)
- Drawing/designs are free up to one 1/2 hour (30 minutes)
- All drawing and redesigns after the initial drawings are additional charges
- Clients must be 18 to get a tattoo – Underage Clients require written parental consent and is at the discretion of the tattoo artist
- ID may be required to prove age.
- Make sure you eat something before you get your tattoo.
- Clients must be sober to get a tattoo. No exceptions.
- Please make sure you arrive clean, as the artist will be touching you.
A Note on Hands, Feet and Necks
On body parts that move a great deal or have extra rough or extra thin skin, the healed images are less predictable than on more stable areas of the body. Many tattoo artists refuse to tattoo these areas for this reason. If you choose to proceed with having the following areas tattooed, you understand that the artist cannot be held responsible for fading or uneven healing.
We have top of the line organic aftercare products available for purchase. Proper care will ensure optimal healing with fewer complications.
Please visit our Aftercare page for more tattoo aftercare information
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EXCEPTIONS MADE FOR BOOKED APPOINTMENTS
Because tattoos are on living bodies and bodies are diverse, sometimes a line will fade or come out in the healing process. If that situation arises we offer touch-ups within 60 days of getting the tattoo as needed. These appointments are quick (15-20 minutes) and we can get you in and out and on your way in no time.
Touch-ups are not a fix for poor practices during the healing phase such as drinking, picking, swimming, sun tanning or fading due to lifestyle such as heavy duty work, excessive exposure to the elements and potential contaminants. It is also not an on-going service to keep your tattoo looking “fresh”
You can mitigate fading with proper after care of your tattoo. Please read the aftercare instructions you are given at the time of your appointment, and call us if you have any questions.
We do accept cash, debit as well as credit. As stated before if your tattoo is complete then your deposit should come off the final price of your tattoo! It’s common practice to tip your ATTICUS tattoo shop artist if you are happy with your tattoo, or feel you got extra attention. If you can afford it, a good tip is 15-20%, just like a restaurant, but Atticus Tattoo Shop welcomes whatever you are comfortable with. Keep in mind that the custom design as well as drawings that are done up, are commonly done after hours, unpaid and at home. Some drawings can take many hours to complete as well.