Tattoo Questions and Answers


  • Must be 18 with Valid ID to be tattooed or pierced

    WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. Masks required while getting tattooed or pierced.  Come in feeling healthy. More info: Keeping the high Iron Brush standard: What we are doing differently COVID-19

  • Artist portfolios here

    Tattoo Prices

    All price quotes are given directly from the artist doing your tattoo. Price quotes are honored only from the artist who gave you the price quote.

    Our artists want to be able to talk to you about your tattoo in person and get a picture of your reference, exact size, location, tracing of the area and all the other important details so we can give your tattoo the time and attention it deserves. We have a $60 set up fee for our single service set up for each tattoo.

    For smaller than palm-sized tattoos, stop in for a price quote.

    For large scale tattoos (larger than palm sized) call to book a consultation with your artist. Once you're talking with your artist, they can give you a price estimate, time estimate, and answer all your questions.

    Walk-in Tattoo info:
    We have a dedicated walk-in artist everyday. Walk-ins are palm sized or less tattoos. First come first served starting at 11am.
    We make walk-ins in person at the shop. Our artist will talk with you about your design, and if there is not time right away they will set up a time later and take a DEPOSIT.
    We recommend coming in early for walk-ins, if our walk-ins are booked for the day, we can help you make an appointment for another day.

    Please note: we do all tattoos on hands, fingers, and necks by appointment only and after you have discussed your design with the artist doing the tattoo and address any and all healing concerns.

    "Request a Same Day Appointment" online forms (we used during the beginning of COVID)have been discontinued October 15th, 2021, due to the amount of in-person requests for walk-ins we have received. Currently, we are only accepting walk-in requests in person at the shop, thank you!

    How to make an appointment for a smaller tattoo (palm sized or less)

    To make an appointment for tattoos palm sized or less, just stop on in the shop. We will get you talking with an artist. They will give you a price and time quote, and find an appointment time. There is a deposit to make the appointment.

    How to make an appointment for a smaller tattoo for me and my friend(s) or a group tattoo:

    To make an appointment for you and your friend(s) or a group tattoo, for tattoos palm-sized or less, everyone who is getting tattooed must come to the shop in person. We will get you talking with an artist. The artist will get you a price quote and time estimate, and find an appointment time. This works best so the artist can accurately book the appropriate time and get a drawing prepared before your tattoo appointment.  There is a deposit for each person to make their appointment. For folks coming in from out of town, we recommend coming in together to get walk-in tattoos.

    How to make an appointment for a larger tattoo: (larger than palm sized)

    For a larger tattoo, sleeve, back, anything larger than palm sized: Lets get you talking with an artist. Call 402-474-5151 and set up with a consultation with the artist of your choice. You can pick from our portfolios below or ask for the soonest available artist. We strongly recommend you look at artist portfolios and see which artist you would like for your project. It is also a good idea to pick a few artists so we can best accommodate your schedule.

    ARTIST PORTFOLIOS ON THE WEBSITE
    ARTIST PORTFOLIOS ON INSTAGRAM
    ARTISTS PORTFOLIOS ON FACEBOOK

    What is a tattoo consultation?

    Consultations are recommended for tattoos larger than palm sized, tattoos that have healing concerns, tattoos that may involve some extra drawing time, such as a cover-up or large scale tattoos, sleeves, etc. or if you have a specific artist you are working with. A consultation is time to talk one on one with your artist and get the details ironed out so everything is ready and we book the proper amount of time for the appointment. Most tattoos require drawing time that can range from 20 min to 6 hours of drawing time for larger tattoos or coverups to prepare the design to your individual specifications and size, or if we are working around tattoos, or wrapping around the body in one way or another. Call down to the shop 402-474-5151 and schedule a consultation or you can stop in and set up a consultation. The tattoo appointment is then made in person at the consultation time, once you and your artist get all of the details worked out and have an estimate on drawing time, and tattoo time.  Once you're talking with your artist, they can give you a price estimate, time estimate, and answer all your questions.

    How do I choose an artist?

    We also offer a wide variety of styles from 11 artists based on the wide variety of ideas from our clients. Dot work, black and grey, stipple shading, line work, mandala, geometric, floral, classic, unique, unusual, black work, minimalism, small tattoos, floral, animals, and large scale work. All of our artists do many, many different subject matters as well. We recommend looking through artist portfolios and finding an artist or two or three that you like for your current project. Having multiple artists you like will ensure there is some flexibility with scheduling.

    Picking an artist can be just as important as choosing your tattoo design. We recommend looking through portfolios to find an artist that most closely is working in the style you like for your project:

    ARTIST PORTFOLIOS ON THE WEBSITE
    ARTIST PORTFOLIOS ON INSTAGRAM
    ARTISTS PORTFOLIOS ON FACEBOOK

    *please note, some artists book out up to 2-6 months, and some artists will close their books temporarily as they get caught up with all the drawing and tattoo requests. You can always call our front staff and they will be happy to let you know time estimates for an artist or whoever is soonest available.
    We always recommend looking at portfolios to see which artist you like for your current project.

    How to make an appointment for a cover-up or rework

    lets get you talking directly with an artist, call the shop and set up a consultation with the artist of your choice. A consultation is time to talk one on one with your artist and get the details ironed out so everything is ready and we book the proper amount of time for the appointment. Most tattoos require drawing time that can range from 20 min to 6 hours of drawing time for cover ups or reworks to prepare the design to your individual specifications and size, or if we are working around tattoos, or wrapping around the body in one way or another. Call down to the shop 402-474-5151 and schedule a consultation or you can stop in and set up a consultation. The tattoo appointment is then made in person at the consultation time, once you and your artist get all of the details worked out and have an estimate on drawing time, and tattoo time.  Once you're talking with your artist, they can give you a price estimate, time estimate, and answer all your questions.

    Deposits for Tattoos
    Have a particular artist you want to work with?

    Call to set up a consultation and let our front staff know which artist you would like a consultation with: 402-474-5151. We will book you a spot so your artist will set aside time to talk with your on your design, get all the details, and then book your appointment. Your artist will take a deposit to make the appointment.
    *please note, some artist book out up to 2-6 months, and some artist will close their books temporary as they get caught up with all the drawing and tattoo requests. You can always call our front staff and they will be happy to let you know time estimates for an artist or who is soonest available.
    We always recommend looking at portfolios to see which artist you like for your current project.

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    Artist Portfolios:

    Picking an artist can be just as important as choosing your tattoo design. We recommend looking through portfolios to find an artist that most closely is working in the style you like for your project:

    ARTIST PORTFOLIOS ON THE WEBSITE
    ARTIST PORTFOLIOS ON INSTAGRAM
    ARTISTS PORTFOLIOS ON FACEBOOK

    Getting a hand, finger or neck tattoo

    Due to healing issues, we do all hand, finger, and neck tattoos appointment only after you have discussed your design with the artist doing the tattoo and address any and all healing concerns. Not all artist choose to do hand, finger or neck tattoos due to the healing involved. Call our front staff and they will help you set up a consultation where you can talk with your artist, address healing issues, and set up an appointment for the tattoo. 402-474-5151.

    What forms of payment do you accept?

    Cash only. We have an ATM on site.

    Topicals and "numbing" creams:

    We do not recommend the use of creams, lotions, topicals or products sold as "numbing" agents in the area of the tattoo/piercing before the tattoo/piercing procedure, except those prescribed by a doctor.

    Tattoo aftercare:
    More Questions?
    Must be 18 with Valid ID

    Must be 18 with Valid ID.

    We only tattoo and pierce over 18 with a valid ID. Valid ID is an non-expired photo identification that is state or government issued and contains your birth date. Some examples are: drivers license, state ID card, passport, or military ID.

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