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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

ARE TATTOOS SAFE?

As long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions, getting a tattoo is perfectly safe. Make sure you're fully honest about any medical conditions. All our artists are acknowledged for all tattoo procedures and aftercare processes.

DOES A TATTOO HURT?

Yes, it does, but not as much as you think, and you walk away with a great piece of art made just for you. The pain level varies on the individual, the placement on the body, and many other factors. The best comparison would be to getting a scratch on a sunburn or to having someone draw on you with a ball-point pen on a sunburn.

IS A TATTOO REALLY PERMANENT?

Yes, tattoos are permanent, but the ink can fade away with time in areas that are often exposed to the sun or if not properly cared for, or on areas where the skin is very thin and meets a lot of friction, like your fingers, face and lips.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GET A TATTOO?

Although you can get a tattoo any time of the year, your skin gets a lot more abuse during the summer with swimming, tanning, and just being exposed to the elements more. Wintertime is really the best season to get a tattoo.

IS IT OK TO GET A TATTOO IF I'M SICK?

Getting a tattoo when your immune system isn't at 100% isn't a good idea. You're going to need your strength and your white blood cells to heal your tattoo, something your body won't be able to do if it's already doing battle against viruses and bacteria. Not to mention the fact that it's very inconsiderate to bring your illness into the tattoo studio and risk passing the germs onto others, particularly your artist. If you have an appointment, call and reschedule for when you're feeling well again.

Don’t go for a tattoo if you are:

  • Drunk

  • High

  • Pregnant

  • Pre-Surgery

  • Post-Surgery

  • When you are sunburned

  • Being pressured into it

  • When you know you can’t stand any pains

  • When you don’t even know if you should get tattooed or not

WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN DESIGNING MY TATTOO?

What image/text you want tattooed and where you want it done:

  1. What dimensions/sizes you would like?

  2. What is the placement for your tattoo on your body?

  3. Is the size appropriate for the body part?

  4. Do you want your tattoo to be colored or black?

  5. Will this be a standalone design, or will it be incorporated with others in the future?

 If you don’t have any ideas what tattoo you want but you so desperately want a tattoo, go check out our Instagram page, Google or Pinterest might help you find some great ideas. Our artists are skilled, they can work with you to come up with an incredible and meaningful design for you. They will be happy to answer all your questions!

HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?

Our shop minimum is $80. Every artist’s price is varying, a good piece of tattoo cost is depending on your tattoo designs, colors, size, and placement. We usually charge $200-$220 per hour for big-piece session tattoos. A cheap tattoo won’t give you good quality and look. Don’t haggle over the price of a tattoo, you will get what you pay for, and it is a piece of art you will wear for life!

SHOULD I TIP MY ARTIST?

There are no real rules for tipping to who provide you the services, but our artists always appreciate tips for great work and excellent services.

HOW DO I MAKE MY TATTOO APPOINTMENT?

We accept walk-in customers! Make an appointment for your tattoo will guarantee you will get in at a certain time without potentially waiting for hours, and it gives our artists the chance to design and draw your tattoo so that’s 100% just for you only. A $50-$200 deposit is required to secure your appointment.


To make an appointment with us:

Email: antstattoo99@gmail.com

Instagram: antstattoo

Phone/Text: 626-233-8609

WHY DOES A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED?

Once we confirm your appointment, our artists will need to have hours of work in drawing and preparing for a tattoo before you come into our store. Deposit is helping to ensure you will get your tattoo on time without long waiting and your artist will make your tattoo look fantastic. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable if you change your mind to cancel the appointment because our artists might already finish your tattoo drawing during the time. If you need to reschedule your appointment please don't change at the last minute!

WHAT IS THE PREPARATION WHEN I GO FOR A TATTOO?

  • Rest well, stay hydrated, eat something, it might take a long day to get your tattoo done.

  • Take a shower before you come in.

  • Good work costs money, so bring it!

  • Wear something comfortable, no need to be fashionable.

  • Relax! You are about to have an amazing tattoo.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER TATTOOED?

Our artist will apply a protective bandage on your new tattoo, you can remove the bandage after 12-24 hours. It’s ok if you see a little blood or redness.

  1. Gently wash the tattoo with soup or bodywash.

  2. Dry your tattoo.

  3. Apply Vaseline (recommended) or moisturize cream on your tattoo.


Repeat 1-3 steps for 10-14 days. It takes about two weeks to have your tattoo healed. Until the tattoo fully healed, avoid sun exposure, swimming, bathing, and DO NOT SCRATCH!!!

ENJOY YOUR NEW TATTOOS! IF LIKE OUR WORK, PLEASE GIVE US A 5-STAR REVIEW! IF YOU WANT MORE TATTOOS, CONTACT US!

Thank You!