- Does Jake tattoo minors, even with parental consent?
Unfortunately, Jake does not currently take on tattoos for clients under the age of 18 years old.
- Does Jake tattoo cover ups or re work old tattoos?
Currently, Jake does not offer cover up services, and any re-working of tattoos that were not done by him will be done on a case to case basis. Please email him directly with photos and detailed descriptions of what you would like to have done.
- What is the process for scheduling an appointment with Jake?
You can fill out a form on his website to get scheduled in OR stop in the shop during the business hours of Addicted Body Art Studio! Either way is fine! Jake does NOT schedule appointments over social media or over the phone / texts. Please beware of scammers impersonating him for deposit money! Deposits are always done through his website or in person!
-How should I prepare for getting tattooed?
Jake recommends that you try to eat something a half an hour to an hour before your tattoo. This is because getting tattooed can exhaust your body and your body will need all the help it can get in making sure that the tattoo doesn't effect you in a way that wouldn't be ideal. Getting tattooed can effect your blood sugar, pressure, adrenaline and endorphins so eating will help keep you balanced. A good mindset also goes a long way when getting tattooed! Try to remain positive while getting tattooed too. Tattoos can hurt but keeping your mindset in a mentality to overcome it will go a long way with how you will handle it! Jake likes to think that tattoos are more annoying than they really are painful, but expecting the worst and hoping for the best can definitely help.
- Does Jake commission drawings of tattoos before an appointment is made?
Jake currently draws every tattoo he does the morning of the appointment of the tattoo, so you will need to schedule an appointment to get a drawing from him. Additionally, Jake prefers to draw most designs up with you present for the drawing portion so that you can give input and information he needs to make the drawings for tattoos, however in most cases he will have some designs ready for you upon arrival.
- Can I pay with a credit card?
Jake accepts all major credit cards as well as cash for payment. Sales tax for Cuyahoga county will be added onto all transactions regardless of cash or card as payment type.
- How much does location effect how bad a tattoo hurts?
Unfortunately, all tattoos hurt to some degree. The pain associated with tattoos, however much or little, is always dependent upon the location and how large and in detailed your tattoo is. Location always effect how much but if you have a specific concern with the feeling of a particular area feel free to reach out to Jake
- What can I expect the pricing of my tattoo to look like?
Pricing for tattoos is always situational depending on the particular details involved with your piece. For large scale tattoos that require multiple sessions/hours, they are priced at roughly $150-$175 per hour. For smaller tattoos pricing starts at $150 and will range up from there depending on the details involved; most hand sized, single session tattoos are around $200 give or take. Something to keep in mind is that Jake tattoos at a fairly fast rate and almost all tattoos he completes in one session, with the exception to sleeves and larger torso pieces.
- Is it customary to tip tattoo artists?
You should absolutely consider tipping your tattoo artist. Like all service industry careers, your artist relies on tips to help pay their bills. Tipping is never expected, but always greatly appreciated.
- I have a sunburn, will it effect me getting my new tattoo?
You cannot get tattooed over sunburn, it can cause severe complications during the healing process and damage your skin.
- Can Jake use a design I drew up to make a tattoo for me?
Yes, we absolutely can use a design that you have to create your new tattoo. Sometimes some aspects of imagery needs to be changed to translate to a long lasting tattoo for you, but we will be able to use a design that you have in mind for a tattoo.
- How long can I expect the healing process of a tattoo to be?
Healing time always depends on the location that got tattooed, as well as the detailing involved with it. Generally, tattoos from Jake take a week and a half to two weeks until they are healed.
- Can I schedule an appointment if I don’t have money for a deposit?
Jake requires a $50 non-refundable deposit. Deposits should be made within 24 hours of receiving the link to make the deposit so that the day and time that is mentioned can be reserved for you. The deposit covers Jakes time spent on scheduling, researching reference materials, and getting designs drawn before appointments.
- How does Jake ensure safety during the tattoo process?
Jake uses disposable, single use equipment only, as well as preventative measures using plastic barrier film on all objects and equipment used during the tattoo procedure.
- If I haven’t heard from Jake should I send another message?
Absolutely. If you haven't heard back from Jake in over a week, something may have went wrong with your appointment submission. Please send another one! The most common thing we see from getting no response is not submitting the correct email address to receive a response. Please be sure that all of your information is correct!