° You must be eighteen or older to get tattooed, no exceptions, not ever.... not even for you.
° For safety issues as well as our commitment to creating a relaxed adult environment we ask that you do not bring your small children or infants into the studio.
° No animals, sorry. We love them too but they have no place here and create sanitation and safety issues.
° It's okay to bring a drink and small snack to your appointment, we encourage it, but please don't bring full meals, messy stuff or smelly food. This is an art studio not a cafeteria. Please have the common courtesy to clean up after yourself.
° No drunks, no junkies, no assholes, indoor voices only
° You are a guest in our studio. Please be respectful of us, our space and other clients. We like our quiet gallery setting, please do not act like you are at a bar, party or your house.
Same thing applies to any friends you might bring along. They are more than welcome but if they become a distraction or annoyance they will be asked to leave.
° We understand that it is your tattoo and you have a vision, but the reality is you don't design or apply tattoos which means your vision might not be logistically realistic. Trust that we know what we are doing and don't try to micromanage the entire process.
° We have no interest in haggling price or giving you the hook up because you have an over inflated sense of entitlement. It is disrespectful to our work and you sound like a jerk for asking.
° Tattoos hurt, we know, they hurt us too. It isn't an excuse to be loud, obnoxious or rude. Suck it up, you asked us to do this, throwing a fit won't make it any better.
Cell Phone Etiquette:
I can't believe that I even have to write this. The following behavior is not only rude and annoying but down right distracting to us while we are trying to work.
° Turn the thing on silent. We have no interest in hearing your ring tone every two minutes for the entire tattoo process.
° If you are going to listen to music, watch videos or play games have the common decency to use headphones.
° Don't answer a call during the process... rude. And definitely don't sit there and have a conversation... really rude.
° If your vanity won't allow you to not take selfies try and sit still while you do it. Every time you jerk your arm up you interrupt the tattoo process.
We are just asking for basic common decency. You aren't just skipping down to the tattoo store to buy a tattoo. You are commissioning a custom piece of artwork from a dedicated serious artist, treat the situation as such.