Tattoos

TATTOO FAQ'S

DOES IT HURT?

YES! Receiving a tattoo is a painful process. It requires the application of pigment under the first epidermal layer of the skin. The larger the tattoo the longer it will take to do, so small tattoos hurt less than large ones! But remember, people wouldn't get a second tattoo if the first one hurt that bad. Don't be a sissy!


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost varies on the size of your tattoo, the complexity, and where you put it on your body. Our prices start at $60.00 and go up from there. Remember, you get what you pay for and only have one chance to get one tattoo on that one spot on your body. Do it right! Go to a pro!


HOW DO I CARE FOR A NEW TATTOO?

YOUR TATTOO HAS BEEN PUT ON UNDER STRICT SANITARY CONDITIONS. Keep it clean and follow these instructions:


1.Leave bandage on for 1-2 hours.

2.Remove bandage, wash with warm water & soap, pat dry.

3.Never bandage again.

4.Before scab forms apply NON FRAGRANCE LOTION 3 or 4 times daily,or as needed

5.Stay out of chlorine pools, salt water, and only minimum sun exposure while tattoo is healing.

6.DON'T PICK AT SCAB. Tattoos will heal in 10-15 days.


WILL MY NEW TATTOO FADE?

GALLERY TATTOO uses the highest quality pigments found in the industry. These pigments are not cheap and not easy to find. Our work is guaranteed to stay bright and sharp forever.


I WANT TO GET A TATTOO ON MY HIP, BUT DOES THAT MEAN I WILL HAVE TO GO BOTTOMLESS? HOW CAN I GET THIS TATTOO AND KEEP MY MODESTY?

You will want to make it easy for your artist to get to the area of the tattoo, but never do anything that makes you uncomfortable. If your artist makes you feel uncomfortable, walk out.


That being said, I think the best thing for you to wear in this case would be a skirt or dress. Not tight, and not fancy though. You will need to be able to pull it up enough, and you don't want to get ink on a nice dress. If you can't stand the thought of wearing a skirt or dress, I would go with a pair of shorts that are really loose in the leg and can be pulled up enough.


Pulling your trousers down or taking them off would be a last option if you are concerned about showing too much. I think the other 2 ways make more sense. You can also bring along a towel or blanket to cover up your lower legs if you're a little shy - just tell them you're cold.


CAN I BRING AND USE MY OWN DESIGN?

Just about any design you can think of can be made into a beautiful GALLERY TATTOO tattoo. You are more than welcome to bring in your own design or pick one of our hundreds of designs that hang in our flash racks in the shop. If you already know what you want, great, it is very simple to convey your idea to our artists. The easiest way is with a picture. It doesn't matter what the picture is on (keychain, t-shirt, book, drawing...etc.). Even if you can't draw, our guys still love to do the custom work. Just describe it well or even bring in a stick drawing. We can turn it into your dream tattoo on paper right before your eyes! if you have a picture on your cell phone you can email it to our printer..just ask your artist for the address.


CAN YOU FIX MY OLD TATTOO?

Old tattoos can be easily reworked into a fresh work of art. Color can be added to brighten your existing tattoo or with a little creativity even turned into a completely new (although larger) tattoo. There's no use in going through life with "Susan" tattooed on your arm if you love "Pam." Thanks to the modern possibilities of the GALLERY TATTOO experience, it can all be corrected. Why wait? We fix other tattoo shop's mistakes every day!


IS IT SAFE?

GALLERY TATTOO is put on under the strictest of sanitary conditions. Every instrument is new before going into a high pressure, high temperature autoclave for approximately one hour. and the entire area sanitized. Our procedure consists of individually wrapped instruments that are only opened in front of you. (If you choose to go somewhere else, insist on this same procedure.)


I AM WANTING TO GET A TATTOO IN MY PUBIC AREA, BUT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT PUBIC HAIR. DO I NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?

But other than that, don't worry about shaving beforehand unless you want to. That is usually the job of the artist - and even if you do shave beforehand, they will probably do it when you get there anyway to make sure it is perfectly smooth before they start. Since pubic hair is a little difficult to shave, I'm sure they would appreciate you at least giving them a head start by shaving some before arriving if you have a lot to remove.


After getting the tattoo, you won't be able to shave for at least a couple weeks, and this may be uncomfortable but won't hurt your tattoo. You don't want to shave until there is no risk of hurting the tattoo.

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