The minimum age for tattooing & piercing in the State of Arizona is 18 without parental consent. All clients must present state issued identification (driver's license, passport or Arizona ID) before getting tattooed or pierced.
Minors between the ages of 14 - 17 may be pierced but with the consent of a parent or legal guardian. The parent/guardian must be present with id and we require a birth certificate for the person getting pierced along with a picture id. We do pierce kids ear lobes, must be 8 years or older. We do recommend a consultation for young children prior to appointment.
Minors between the ages of 16 - 17 may be tattooed but with the consent of a parent or legal guardian. The parent/guardian must be present with id and we require a birth certificate for the person getting tattooed along with a picture id.
All tattoo appointments must be made in person, we do not take appointments over the phone unless you are traveling and then you will need to contact the artist directly.
We require a minimum $100 deposit that is non-refundable, non-transferable that will be applied to the total cost of the completed tattoo. An appointment cannot be made until a deposit is left. If you need to reschedule please notify us prior to 48 hours of your appointment, otherwise there will be an additional rescheduling fee.
Aftercare is the one of the most important parts to the process of getting a tattoo or piercing. How your piercing or tattoo heals is now on you so it is important to follow the guidelines that the artist/piercer provided to you. If at any point if you have any questions or concerns regarding your tattoo or piercing feel free to stop by or give us a call. If you experience abnormal complications please consult with your physician.
Cleanse your piercing 3 times a day with a sea salt saline mixture. Using 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per 8 ounces of distilled water, mix your solution in a clean plastic bottle with a lid. Be sure to use no more than the recommended amount, more is not always better. Pour your solution into a cup or bowl, heat it up in the microwave so it is warm and soak your piercing for 5 minutes, 3 times a day. If the area is difficult to use a cup or bowl you may use gauze or paper towel and dip in warm solution and compress it on front and back for 5 minutes, 3 times a day. You can also use a premixed Simply Saline Wound Wash spray to cleanse your piercing, spray on 3 times a day and let soak in.
After 7 days you can begin to gently remove any crusty deposits while you clean with a well dowsed gauze or paper towel. There is no need to move your jewelry! Any small deposit or dirt that enters your piercing could potentially slow the healing process.
For Oral piercings such as tongue or lip follow the above instructions for the outer area and rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash 3- 5 times daily, basically after you eat or drink anything other than water.
Do not use hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, bactine or anti-bacterial soap.
Do not use neosporin or any other ointment
Do not touch your piercing with dirty hands
Stay out of shared water while it is healing (lakes, creeks, hot tubs, swimming pools, etc.)
Be sure to tighten any threaded jewelry often with clean hands
Be sure to consult piercer or Web site for appropriate healing times before changing jewelry.
Wash with hot water and diluted Dr. Bronner's liquid soap 1-3 times daily (as needed).
Do not use a wash cloth when cleaning your tattoo. Also, avoid wearing rough or restrictive clothing while your tattoo is healing.
Allow tattoo to air dry then apply a minimal amount of fragrance and dye-free lotion. (Curel, Lubriderm, Aveeno). Be sure to rub lotion completely into your skin. Your tattoo should appear dry, not oily or pasty.
Re-apply lotion daily as needed, use sparingly and only when needed. Follow this process until tattoo is fully healed.
Do not pick or scratch a fresh tattoo. Flaking skin is normal and if scabs should occur be patient and allow them to heal naturally.
Do not soak or submerge your tattoo in shared water (pools, lakes, bath tubs, etc.) for at least 3 weeks.
Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight for at least 3 weeks. Sun exposure or the use of tanning beds at any point in your life will fade your tattoo.
When you leave your tattoo is not finished, the healing process is a crucial part to how your tattoo will appear. It is not uncommon that a tattoo may need minor touch-ups, we guarantee touch-ups as long as they are done within the first 6 mos. of the tattoo. Difficult healing areas such as feet, hips, hands and necks and joint areas are not guaranteed and are the clients responsibility. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your tattoo stop by or give us a call.