Frequently Asked Questions
The first and most asked question by far is, “Does it hurt?”
OF course it hurts, but you want me to say it does not !!! The pain is an outside pain (irritation), not an inside one (tooth ache). It hurts less than a “Poke in the eye with a sharp stick” “Anyone who wants a tattoo will be able to stand the pain.” No, you do not need to be drunk to get a tattoo… In fact, if you are obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol, any professional artist will refuse to tattoo you.
Tattoos is a art?
Yes tattoos are art. However, some tattoos are good art, poorly done… and some tattoos are bad art, done well. Find a tattooist who is competent with both a pencil and a tattoo machine.
What’s the Best Time of Year to Get a Tattoo?
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. Fall and winter are really the best seasons to get a tattoo.
How old must I be to get a tattoo?
You must be 18 years of age and have a picture ID issued by a government or state. We do not tattoo minors with or without parental permission.
How much does it cost?
Today Black Poison Tattoo Studio give you 50% Discount on any TATTOO, It is impossible to quote a price without seeing a design. Custom tattooing costs according to the time involved. Larger and complex tattoos can cost thousands of dollars, while smaller and simpler things cost less. Do not forget we have literally thousands of tattoo designs for you to choose from.
How can I pay?
We accept cash, Master Charge, Visa, travelers checks and money orders. We do not accept personal checks. (sorry)
What Tattoo Should I Get and Where Should I Put it?
Where to place a tattoo is, and always should be, your own decision. Don’t be influenced by “it’ll hurt less there” or “it’ll be cooler here”, get the tattoo where YOU want it! This is all a matter of personal taste.
You can get whatever you want, and whatever your artist is willing to do. You can choose a picture off the wall, or you can have them create a custom piece just for you. Your only limit is your own imagination. As far as where you should get it goes, just keep in mind what you do for work and the type of social circles you are in. You might want to consider placing your tattoo where it can be easily covered up with normal clothing.
Is it permanent?
Yes, but all tattoos will age. Sun, improper healing, and poor health, will affect the final results. Your skin is not linoleum”, all tattoos age. How well they age depends on the size, and placement. Older tattoos can be redone and recolored. Unwanted tattoos can be covered with a new tattoo (cover up) or removed (laser).
Tattoos is Safe?
Yes, as long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions.
What about healing?
A new tattoo takes about three weeks to look as if it was always there, but they heal like any other scratch or scrape, or approximately two weeks.
Can I use some kind of numbing cream?
These kinds of products are really not recommended. Black Poison Tattoo Studio give some Precautions after your new tattoo.
Are Tanning and Sunbathing OK with a Tattoo?
Sunbathing and tanning beds might be really tempting, but are not a wise choice if you have tattoos.
How do I take care of my tattoo?
Listen to your artist! Not your friend, your mailperson, or your Uncle. Follow the provided aftercare instructions provided by your artist! You came to them for a reason, and they are just as invested in your healing properly as you are. How you take care of your tattoo can directly affect how it turns out in the long run.
Is it normal for my new tattoo to scab?
Scabbing, flaking, peeling, dryness are all natural parts of the healing process. Severe scabs that are deep and thick may indicate a need to change your aftercare routine and should be addressed with your tattoo artist.
What happens if it gets infected?
More often than not, what you perceive as an infection, is actually an irritation. Allergic reactions or infections are extremely rare. If you think there is an issue, please come speak with your artist. If there is an actual infection, a physician will help you get healthy, hopefully without allowing personal prejudice against tattoos or tattoo artists to cloud their professional responsibility.
What if I don’t like it?
I will always give you the absolute best tattoo I am capable of. It is best to circumvent the need for tattoo removal by choosing your artist and your design wisely. Check their portfolio. Remember that you are getting a tattoo that you want to be able to live with for the rest of your life. Tattoo removal is still a painful, expensive, and imprecise process.
How will the Tattoo reflect my personality once I’ve got it done?
Before we start with the machine, we show you how your tattoo will look. This is done by tracing the tattoo on the part where you want your tattoo to be done.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. Appointments are available Thurs-Sun. Appointments require a deposit and can be made in person, or via Paypal, depending on the individual situation. Deposits are absolutely non-refundable and are applied towards the cost of the tattoo. Do not make an appointment unless you are sure. Consultation appointments can take 2-3 weeks to get scheduled, and I am generally booked out roughly 2-3 months for the actual tattoo appt, depending on my workload.
48 hours notice is required for cancellations or reschedules. I do not give reminder calls, and ultimately you are responsible for showing up to your appointment.
At the consultation appointment: PLEASE BE PREPARED WITH PRINTOUTS OF IDEAS OF STYLES YOU LIKE. A printout is a physical piece of paper with an image on it. Not your computer, not your iphone.