How do I care for my new tattoo ? After the procedure is complete, the Tattoo will be covered by the artist. Remove cover in 2 - 4 hours, wash with mild soap, cool water and blot dry ( do not wipe). Do not re-cover Tattoo, unless you will be subjecting it to getting dirty. Twice a day (only) for one week the Tattoo should be cleaned with mild soap and cool water and a very, very thin coat of A&D ointment applied. After this week just let the tattoo heal naturally. The average healing time is 1 ½ weeks to 2 weeks.Do not apply anything, besides A&D Ointment to the Tattoo without first discussing it with your artist. Do not soak the new tattoo in tub or spray shower directly on tattoo. Do not expose to sun, tanning beds, pools, spas, swimming or vaseline. Do not pick, scratch, rub or over medicate tattoo. Do not follow anyone else’s instructions.To keep your tattoo looking good for years to come, use sunblock every time it will be exposed to sun or tanning beds because the darker your skin gets, the duller it will look. If you experience any trouble with the healing of your new Tattoo, contact Beyond Taboo Tattoo Studio (preferably the artist that did it), and we will be glad to assist you.“If you follow these instructions and, for some reason, your tattoo needs touching up after the two week healing period, contact your artist for a free touch-up.
How much does it cost?Tattoo prices vary according to the size and tattoo designs. Our shop minimum for tattoos is $50. Of course, a larger and more complex design will cost more than a smaller, simpler one . To give you an idea, relatively simple tattoo designs that are quite small (about the size of a silver dollar) will usually cost about $70 or $80. Prices vary though, so the best thing to do is to ask. Bring your design if you have one in mind and we will be able to quote you a price right then and there. But it is almost impossible to quote a tattoo over the phone, so please come in.
My tattoo itches during healing, is this normal ?Yes, it is. Every tattoo, doesn't matter where on the body it is, is going to start to itch after about a week or even sooner. Once the healing process starts it is going to start to itch. Do NOT scratch your new tattoo during healing process. If it itches, lightly slap the area (without disturbing the scab) and this should stop the itching.
Is there any chance of an allergic reaction? There is a very, very slight chance you could have an allergic reaction to the pigments, the ointment, etc. so if you are allergic to anything at all, make sure you tell your artist. Allergic reactions can usually be treated pretty easily with ointment though.
Do you do Custom Tattoos, can I bring in my own tattoo design? Of course, you can. We love doing custom tattoos, so bring any reference material or ideas you may have that could help your artist understand what you want and talk to an artist.
Can I get a Custom Tattoo done in one day?Simple custom tattoos can usually be done the same day you come in, if we are not booked, but ones the require extra attention will need to be done by appointment.
Do you charge extra to draw a Custom Tattoo?We do not charge extra to draw a custom tattoo but we do require a non-refundable deposit that comes off the price of the tattoo.
What should I do in order to make getting a tattoo go easier? You should not drink any alcohol or take any drugs before you get your tattoo. Alcohol thins your blood and will cause more bleeding. If you are taking heavy medication, make sure to inform your tattoo artist about it. You should also eat before going to get your tattoo. During the tattoo just do what the artist tells you, be still and not move etc.
How long should I avoid direct sunlight? You don't have to avoid sunlight completely. If you go out into the sun just make sure the new tattoo is properly covered until it has healed completely. You should wait at least 2 weeks or until the tattoo is healed before exposing it to the sun. Exposing it to sunlight too much will fade out the colors.
How soon can I go swimming? Not until the tattoo has healed completely, at least 2 weeks. Healing time varies person to person. It is healed completely once the peeling of the skin has stopped. Do NOT soak in water before tattoo is healed.
What about homemade tattoos? Generally not a good idea, for the purpose of infection issues in "homemade colors and needles". An amateur is NOT qualified in proper technique or infection control. One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is: "Where can I get the tattoo a friend of mine did on me, reworked or covered?". Chances are your tattoo will NOT turn out satisfactory, and you will end up in a studio getting it fixed, sooner or later, which generally costs more than the design would have been to start with.
I am under 18, can I get a tattoo or piercing if my parent signs?In Georgia you can get a piercing while under 18, with parent consent, signature and being present, BUT you cannot get a tattoo in Georgia while under 18!
In Florida you can get a tattoo or piercing as long as your parent signs a consent form AND has it notarized, and they are present during procedure. The forms that have to be notarized can be downloaded by "CLICKING HERE for tattoo consent form" and "CLICKING HERE for piercing consent form". And these forms MUST be Notarized..
Also in both states you and your parent must have a valid picture ID.