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OUR SHOP POLICIES
~ You must be 18 years of age to be tattooed in the state of Massachusetts. Period. NO, parental consent is not accepted if you are under the age of 18. NO EXCEPTIONS.
~ You must present a valid I.D. at the time of your tattoo or piercing. Valid Identification includes : PASSPORT, DRIVER'S LICENSE, PERMIT, STATE I.D., MILITARY I.D., FID CARD or BIRTH CERTIFICATE (accompanied by a photo i.d.).
~ If you are a minor under the age of 18 years old & wish to be pierced, you must present a valid I.D. AND be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian, who must also present a valid I.D. at the time of your piercing. If you are accompanied by a legal guardian and not a parent proof of guardianship must be presented as well.
~ If you are PREGNANT or NURSING we WILL NOT TATTOO OR PIERCE YOU.
~ If you are INTOXICATED YOU MAY NOT BE TATTOOED OR PIERCED. It is absolutely ILLEGAL for the shop to do so. Please be sure the evening prior to any procedure you get a good nights SLEEP. Please don't forget to EAT something before coming in. Remember to stay HYDRATED & refrain from alcohol for 24 hours prior. We want you to have the best experience possible & all of these suggestions help promote that.
~ If you have epilepsy, diabetes, hemophilia, are suffering from a heart condition or any other diseases/conditions, are taking any medication that thin the blood (e.g. Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix) we suggest you please contact your physician beforehand as they may complicate the proper healing of your tattoo or piercing.
~ BODY JEWELRY CANNOT BE RETURNED per order of the Northampton Board of Health. Once the jewelry leaves the shop it is yours for evermore. It cannot be exchanged or refunded.
~ JEWELRY DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. We expect 50% up front and the remainder when the jewelry arrives & is picked up. Jewelry left unclaimed for more than 6 months will be rotated back into stock.
~ We ask that you please allow 4-6 weeks for jewelry orders to arrive here at the shop. The jewelry companies give us an ETA when we place the orders so we will inform you of that time frame, but on average it's a 4-6 weeks.
~ The shop minimum is $75.00.
- To schedule a CONSULTATION with any of the tattoo artists please call the shop 413-727-3025. There is NO CHARGE for a consultation!
~ To schedule a tattoo appointment a NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $75 is taken. It will be deducted from the cost of your tattoo when you come for the appointment. This allows the artist to start drawing for you. That is the ONLY way the artist will start drawing for you. We price tattoos per piece, however keep in mind it breaks down to approximately $150 an hour for those clients who are inclined want to pay by the hour.
~ We ask that if you cannot come in for your tattoo appointment you give us at least 24 hours prior notice. You can then apply the deposit to your newly scheduled date. If you DO NOT CALL OR SHOW UP for your appointment you FORFEIT YOUR DEPOSIT IN FULL and would need to leave a new deposit to schedule a new appointment.
~ If you do not decide to get tattooed for any reason after the artist has drawn for you, you will be given the original artwork and the deposit will go to the artist for his/her time.
~ Touch Ups & Re-Saturation Sessions start at $20.00 & $75.00 (depending on what is involved). Touch Ups & Re-Saturation sessions ARE NOT FREE.
~ INNER LIP TATTOOS START AT $125.00 & REQUIRE A CONSULT FIRST.
~ Clients getting tattoos on their HANDS, FINGERS, FEET, INNER LIPS, NECKS or FACES will be made aware of the healing difficulties in these said areas & the cost for re-saturation sessions at the shop. We suggest that you please DO SOME RESEARCH BEFOREHAND. AGAIN TOUCH UPS & COLOR RE-SATURATION ARE NOT FREE.
~ Tipping is customary in this industry for both Piercing & Tattooing. Please treat your artist well!