FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- I'm under 18 years old, can I still get tattooed?
Unfortunately, Jake does not currently take on tattoos for clients under the age of 18 years old.
- Can Jake fix up / cover up an existing tattoo?
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.
- Can Jake draw me something up before I make an appointment?
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.
- What kind of payments do you accept?
Starting in August of 2021 Jake will only be accepting cash as a form of payment. An ATM and bank are in an adjacent building to the shop.
- Do tattoos hurt?
Unfortunately, yes, 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.
- How much do tattoos cost?
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.
- Should I tip my tattoo artist?
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.
- Can I still get tattooed if I have a sunburn?
You cannot get tattooed over sunburn, it can cause severe complications during the healing process and damage your skin.
- Can I bring my own design to be tattooed?
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 will my tattoo take to heal?
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.
- Are deposits required for tattoos?
Yes, 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.
- What kind of equipment/precautions does Jake use during his tattoos?
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.
- I didn't get a response, should I email Jake again?
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!