1.) Have an idea of what you want. We prefer you bring printed out images of your ideas. If you have an idea but aren’t 100% sold on it, we can help you.
2.)Personal hygiene is greatly appreciated here at Trademark Body Art.
3.) Please, please, please let your artist know if you’re feeling light-headed or nauseous. Don’t try to tough it out. Your artist is trained to recognize what is going on and deal with it. Even if you have no history of medical problems, the tattooing procedure puts a huge strain on your body and rapid drops in blood sugar are common even when you do not have diabetes or hypoglycemia. Eat something sugary or drink a soda before you begin and you can usually stop these symptoms before they occur.
4.) Alert your artist of any preexisting medical problems or any medications you’re taking. We do not discriminate against HIV positive clients. However, if you have tested positive let us know. There is a slightly different procedure we follow for our safety and yours. We will NOT tattoo you if you’re pregnant. Period.
5.) We strongly suggest that you TIP YOUR ARTIST. Good tips range from 20-100%.
6.) Be on time for your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late and you do not call you will lose your deposit.
7.) Dress appropriately for your tattoo. Take into consideration what and where you are getting tattooed. (White is always a bad idea.)
8.) Please put your phone on silent. The last thing any of us need is to be startled while getting/giving a tattoo.
1.) Don’t come in intoxicated.
2.) Don’t bring a cheer section. Two people is acceptable but please don’t bring your entire family, all your friends and your next door neighbor. The rooms are small, please take that into consideration.
3.) Don’t bring small children with you. No, they’re not allowed in the rooms. If you know you’re going to be getting tattooed, please get a baby sitter.
4.) Don’t haggle or try to bargain with your artist. Our artists work on commission and more than likely feel like they’re already giving you a “deal”. Remember, good tattoos aren’t cheap and cheap tattoos aren’t good.
5.) Don’t take pictures of the artwork in the shop.
6.) Don’t be a tattoo adviser. When you come in with your friends, remember that it’s your friend’s tattoo, not yours!
7.) Don’t ask for the exact same tattoo you found on Google. Ask for custom work! We would love to make you an amazing custom piece that no one else has.
8.) Don’t ask your artist to draw up something for you just to test them. If you would like to see our work, simply ask and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction.