FAQs

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What are your new Covid-19 Procedures

A.

  • Masks are mandatory. No mask no service. If you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, you will not be able to schedule a service at this time.
  • “Walk-in” services are now “Same day, call ahead.” This allows us to manage the number of people in the shop at any given time. This applies for tattoos and piercings. Call us on the day of your desired service for availability.
  • We will screen everyone at the door, including taking your temperature.
  • Only the client receiving services may enter the building. This includes tattoos, piercings, jewelry changes, and consultations. The only exception is for a minor receiving a piercing and needs to be accompanied by their parent/guardian, or an individual requiring a caretaker.
  • If you are coming with someone who is also receiving a service, please rotate so one person remains in the car while the other person is in the shop.

Q?

What do you define as a “walk-in” – Now “same day, call ahead”

A.

We try to block time on a regular basis for walk-in tattoos. This now requires you to call ahead on the day for availability. Walk-ins are on a first-come basis.

Guidelines for a walk-in tattoo:

– minimal or no design required by artist
– generally require less than one hour

For larger or more complex tattoos we are happy to schedule an appointment.

Q?

Does getting a tattoo hurt?

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If you have to ask, maybe you should get a temporary, stick-on tattoo. Seriously, we’re not tickling you with feathers. A tattoo gun has needles which inject ink under your skin. Imagine getting stung by a bee…over and over and over again :-) Take a look around, you see all those people with tattoos? They all survived and so will you. More importantly all of our artists are professionals with many years of experience. They will take good care of you and minimize any discomfort to the best of their ability.

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How old do I need to be to get a tattoo?

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You must be 18 to get a tattoo at Route 9 Tattoo. NO exceptions!

Q?

Do I need an ID to get a tattoo?

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A State or Government issued ID that shows you are 18 years old is required

  • Passport
  • License
  • or State ID

NO exceptions

Q?

How old do I need to be to get a piercing?

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You must be 18 years or older to get a piercing without a parent/guardian. A State or Government issued I.D. is required (Passport, License, or State I.D. ONLY).

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If I am under 18, can I get a piercing with parent/guardian consent?

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If you are under the age of 18, you must be at least 15 for anything other than earlobes (no younger) and you must be in the company of your parent/guardian (who has legal custody). You must also have in your possession a picture I.D. for the minor (License, Passport, State I.D., Permit, or a current School I.D. ONLY) AS WELL AS, the Birth Certificate or Legal Custody Papers for the minor, no exceptions.

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Do you use piercing guns?

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No. All piercing is done with single use needles.

Q?

How much will my tattoo cost?

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First, cost should not be the primary factor in getting a tattoo. Tattoos are permanent, and you want a good tattoo, not a cheap tattoo. We cannot estimate the cost of your tattoo without a consultation. Simply stop in the shop to speak with us. The cost of your tattoo will be determined based on:

  • The size of the tattoo
  • Where you want the tattoo
  • Amount of color in the tattoo
  • The particular artist

Shop minimum: $80

Hourly rate: generally $150-$200 as defined by individual artist

Q?

How do I care for my new tattoo?

A.

Short answer: Follow the instructions of your artist.

Long answer: Read more details here.