Frequently Asked Questions


It depends on the size, placement and complexity of your tattoo.  The shop minimum is $100.00.

Everything is priced by the piece.

I would rather give you a deal or project price on your tattoo, rather than rush to meet an hourly time limit.

If you would like a quote on your tattoo idea, please use the quote form.

You’re also welcome to:

e-mail: [email protected]


text the shop: 202-713-7197

Please e-mail or text the shop with your design notes and someone will be back with you shortly.

The minimum information we need to price your project:

Design references or Design notes


Location on the body

The deposits to set the appointment $100.00, or 20-25%, the total cost of the tattoo, whichever is more.

If a design will take more art time than normal we may require a larger deposit.

Sleeves have a minimum deposit of $400.00. They take a lot of time to prepare.

You can ask for changes to the design, or reschedule up to 3 times before we will have to take another deposit towards the project.

If you switch the concept completely, we will have to take another deposit towards the tattoo.

Deposits are non-refundable.

If no no-call or no-show your tattoo appointment for any reason, you lose your deposit, so please give us 48 hours notice whenever possible if you know that you will need to reschedule.

Yes, whenever possible.

The current process for getting a walk-in is pretty simple.

On the day you want to walk in, e-mail or text the shop number with your design notes, image and placement.  If you text us in the morning, we will see it when we come to set up shop between 11 and 12.

If we have any surprise openings for that day, we will get back to you.

If we are already scheduled with a client, we won’t be able to get back to you until we finish with what was already scheduled.

We do not currently have set walk-in days, but we will starting in September of this year.

Walk-in Tattoos are usually fist size or smaller.  If you want anything larger there is a chance we may have to schedule you for another day.

No pool, beach, bath or sauna until it’s healed.  Use aquafor sparingly 2-3 times a day for at least 2 weeks.  No itching or scratching. Scratch next to it, or tap it.

If you have any questions at any point during the healing process, please don’t hesitate to stop by or give us a call.

Please see the aftercare page for full details.

You have to be 18 to get a piercing or tattoo on your own.

If you are a parent trying to help a child 16 or older get a tattoo or a piercing please e-mail the shop for more information.


Female tattoo artists are less plentiful than their male counterparts.  Whatever reason you may have for preferring a female – don’t worry – we got you.

Some people think women tattooers are gentler.  Others just like the perspective of a female aesthetic. 

And some people are just plain sexist and want a girl to do their girly tattoo.  No problem, to each his own.

Yes, please mention being Military it when you reach out for your quote.  We can offer you up to 25% discount on the total for tattoos.

Piercing FAQ

Please check our price list under the piercing tab.

If you don’t see the type of piercing in the list we may have forgotten to add it.  Please give us a call for any other pricing.

We have a selection of titanium, surgical steel and some silver  jewelry available for an additional charge.

We also have a limited selection of 14k gold jewelry in stock for an additional charge for a variety of piercings.

We are happy to take a look at your piercing and offer advice, even if we weren’t the ones to do your piercing.

Please give us a call, shoot us a text, or walk-in during walk-in piercing hours.


If you require a female piercer, no problem.  Just make sure to let us know at the time of booking.