Here are a few common questions:
Does tattooing hurt? Is it safe?
Yes, it does hurt. Each person will handle pain differently. Your pain experience will vary depending on your pain thresh hold and the location of the tattoo.
We are Bloodborne Pathogens certified and take great care in the sterility of the tattoo process & environment, using only sterilized and packaged one use disposable needles, cartridges, ink caps, cord covers, etc with each tattoo. We take every precaution necessary to keep the tattoo process and shop safe and clean, and use the best quality needles, ink, state of the art machines and other supplies available. We also highly encourage you to thoroughly read through and follow the aftercare instructions, as it is just as much a necessity for you to follow them to keep your tattoo clean during the healing process.
Do you take walk in traffic?
Yes, we do! We also work largely by appointment, but walk ins are welcome when we can fit you in. We suggest you contact us as soon as you are considering getting work & setting up your free consultation, as some of our schedules are booked out a bit often.
How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?
In the state of AZ, you must be at least 14 years of age with parental consent, and provide a valid identification card. A parent must be present to fill out paperwork/present ID as well. At Ink Impression, we prefer you to be not less than 16 years of age for tattoos.
How much does a tattoo cost?
There are a lot of factors that go into an estimate cost and pricing of a tattoo such as size, details, placement, etc. We are more able to give you a better idea of the cost after your free consultation as that time gives us clarification into exactly what you're looking to get & a chance to trace out the size of your tattoo so that we can get to drawing the artwork for the tattoo. The minimum charge is $50, which covers basic costs of expenses: ink, tattoo cartridges, & other materials. We do reserve the right to charge a non-refundable deposit of $40 that will go towards the total of your tattoo, unless you don't show up for your appointment, in which case, we can take for the time invested in the preparation of the artwork/tattoo. We appreciate your understanding.
& remember, touch ups (when the tattoo is fully healed) are free.
What type of payment do you take?
At the current time, cash only. Thank you.