Yes. Well, ours are (except the ones Mary gives to little kids, people without ID’s, minors, people under the influence, or non tattoo-able folk). And you’re going to love it. We stand by our work, and will touch up anything that didn’t heal proper from the original design at our own expense.
Remember: Tattoos are forever, life is not.
Our shop minimum is $50. THIS IS FOR YOUR PROTECTION AS WELL AS OURS. We go to great lengths to insure a clean environment, pleasant experience, new (single-use needles and tubes), top-of the line tattoo machinery, as well as all the hidden costs of good business like insurance, regulation, and overhead.
A shop minimum is required to insure your safety, and ours, every single time.
Yes, even if it’s “just a lil’ star.”
Yes. There are many factors which enter in to the “pain” debate: placement on the body, size, color, pain tolerance, experience, etc. Every person thinks and reacts a little different. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”
Some areas hurt more than others, none of our artists are “heavy handed” (code for “goes too deep”), and at the end of the day (tattoo session) you will have sacrificed your suffering for a permanent body adornment. The memory of pain will fade, but not your Umbrella Ink tattoo.
We do offer some “sissy sauces” at an additional cost (everyone needs a lil help now and then) at varying levels. We’ll keep your name confidential, but we reserve the right to giggle and share the story if you need it for an upper arm tattoo.
Indiana law requires that you be 18 or 16 with parental consent. We check ID’s every single time; you will be required to bring it, or be refused. We maintain the right to refuse service to anyone, with or without reason. Generally, we suggest that if you are very young you consider getting a tattoo in a location that is concealable. It is your body, and your decision, we just want to make sure you are making an informed decision.
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No. You can come back when you’re in a better decision making temperament. Abusive and augmentative people will be dealt with discretely.
Rule of thumb: If you are drunk, broke, rude, or pregnant– please come back when you’re not.
We do not suggest it. Wait until you’re fully healed and even then, care for your skin with a higher-rated SPF for the ultimate life of your tattoo.
We have no idea what you are talking about. We can give rough estimates based on actual dimensions and colors, etc, but until we have your drawing and the location and color scheme, we are guessing. We price between $100-$150 per hour. Our shop minimum is $50.
Yes we do, but if you are looking for a larger piece it is best to put a deposit toward a drawing. Consultations are always free and you are always welcome to stop in and talk about your ideas.
Price shopping is never beneficial to the client or the tattoo industry and we do not intend on debasing our art or profession or cheapening your tattoo experience by “making a deal.” We are very reasonable, and price by the piece — fairly based on our time, size, and placement– not the car you’re driving or the purse your carrying (sadly, a real thing). If a shop minimum of $50 is outrageous because your guy can do it for $20, please make better life choices (it helps!). This is your skin forever– ever buy a $20 necklace? Ever try to where it forever? Yeah, it’s like that times one million.
Shop by portfolio not price, trust your decision, invest in yourself. We are fully licensed, insured, and go to great (and expensive lengths to make a very clean very lovely, very safe tattoo every time–if your “guy is less, he’s cutting corners with your safety.
Also note that if you let that guy tattoo you in your home, you cannot be tattooed here for 90 days, and it will cost you far more time to cover-up “scratcher” scars and ugliness than to do it right the first time. There are some nasty bugs out there, with an open wound and an inexperienced hand and maybe a cat box, dog fur, pampers or food nearby you are gambling with your health and well being. Just so much YUCK.
And this is in no way judgmental, you do what you do, we’ll do what we do:good clean, solid tattoos for the life of the wearer. There are none finer.
You bet! It’s a very nice compliment, and highly suggested based on your satisfaction with our service. We work very hard to continue bring you the best the industry has to offer and love to hear how much you appreciate the difference!
NO. We are so glad you love your drawing so much you want to share it before it’s on your body, but this is how we make a living. To allow our drawings to leave the shop sometimes opens up “price shopping” and theft of images. Once the tattoo is in your skin, baby you photograph and share the heck out of it—it’s yours and no-one can take it! Until then, it remains our property.
Yes. We went through lengthy training and continue our education in the field of commercial arts and tattooing. It is our profession, and we take it seriously. We hold that the art of modification and beautification of your skin is sacred, seriously you should too. While we have lives outside of our jobs, hobbies and interest, and families, we specialize in bringing you the utmost in tattooing.