Frequently Asked Questions

To schedule an appointment you can stop in the shop and speak directly to an artist.

If you would like to work with a specific Artist, you can find contact information on each Artist bio.

While we are primarily an appointment only studio we do take walk-ins upon availability.

Call 616-848-7555 to inquire or stop in during business hours.

Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday  11AM-4PM.

Artist do schedule outside of these hours.

CASH IS KING. Our artist especially appreciate tips in cash.
If you prefer credit card, we do accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX, with a 3% charge for card.

We are located at 166 W 13TH ST Holland, MI 49424

No, We only tattoo.

The state of Michigan allows tattooing at the age of 16 with parental consent parents or guardians can sign for you with proof of guardianship and birth certificate and school id or government id or passport. All tattoos of minors are subject to artist approval.

By law, you have to be at least 16 years of age to be allowed in our work areas.

We price based on size and detail. We have a shop minimum of $100. Everything starts there and goes up depending on size and detail. We only charge hourly rates for larger, extensive work. Hourly rates vary between artists.

Please wait ever so patiently. We promise that we want to respond to your email or online booking submission. We like details and specifics so our email responses require a good bit of time for each customer. When sending your first email you will get an automated response letting you know we got it.

When making the appointment, we require a $50.00 or $100.00 non-refundable deposit to setup and hold the appointment. The deposit comes off the total cost of your tattoo. The price of the deposit depends on the size of the piece you are getting for the scheduled appointment. A lot of work goes into setting up and preparing for an appointment. Taking a deposit gives us security to begin work and gives us more assurance that a client is serious. Deposits are non-refundable! If you can’t make an appointment we require at least 48 hours notice by phone or in person, or you will lose the deposit. If you don’t show up, you lose the deposit. If you cancel in advance, you don’t lose the deposit. We will roll the deposit to your new appointment time. We value our time and yours, please give us as much notice as possible when canceling.

When a customer has multiple sessions to complete a piece, we will roll the deposit to each appointment and it comes off the last appointment’s cost.

If you are out of town, we accept a mailed money order, card over the phone, or online payment through Paypal. Cash is greatly appreciated in person.

While we prefer at least a weeks notice, we require at least 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment. If notice is not given, or a customer doesn’t show up, they will lose their deposit. If it’s for an all day appointment or a “no call no show”, the customer will lose the deposit, and must pre-pay for the session to be rescheduled.

Please let us know as far in advance as possible. We put a lot of time and effort into our schedule and like to be as prepared as possible. If you change your idea but don’t tell us till your appointment – (1) We may not have you with the artist best suited for your new idea. (2) We may not have enough time scheduled for you to allow for drawing and tattooing the new idea. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than to spend a lot of time drawing for an appointment just to have the client show up with an entirely new idea. Please keep us informed.

If you lost your copy of the after-care instructions, you can download another one by clicking (here.)

If it’s possible, yes. The best place for us to start with coverups is to see your existing tattoo and discuss your ideas for the new piece. From there, we can better determine if it’s possible. The general rule for coverups is that the new idea will need to be 2 to 3 times larger than the existing tattoo, and in color. You’re welcome to email us photos, or stop in and have us take photos. Once we have photos and ideas, we will discuss with all of our artists and follow up with you. Keep in mind that laser treatment is always a good option when you have a tattoo you are unhappy with. Laser treatment makes it possible to lighten the existing tattoo and give you more options on what will work to cover your tattoo.

If it’s possible, yes. The majority of the time we are very limited on what we can do, if anything at all, with an existing tattoo in poor condition. As with coverups, we will need to see the existing tattoo to know if we are able to rework it. You can email a photo or stop by and let us take a photo. Once we have photos and ideas we will discuss with all of our artists and follow up with you. If we don’t feel like we can truly make a tattoo better, we will let you know that we are unable to rework it.

Depending on the approach, placement, or idea, a touch up may be needed once the tattoo heals. Please note that it is completely natural to see a tattoo lighten up over the first few weeks of healing and that no tattoo heals as bright as the day it was completed. Once the tattoo is fully healed (four to five weeks), you will be able to notice if anything needs touched up. We do offer free touch ups (see exceptions below) within the first three months of receiving the tattoo. After this, there are many factors that come into play that can impact the overall look of the tattoo and that is why we are unable to offer free touch ups after a considerable amount of time has passed.

Touch up exceptions:

Not every part of the body will hold ink well. While we don’t tattoo many of these areas (see next section below), we do tattoo feet, hands, and the tops of fingers. These areas are known to have heavy skin regeneration and lots of “wear and tear” causing the tattoo to have a harder heal. It’s typical that within days you will start to see ink fallout and the overall piece be in need of a touch up by the time the tattoo is fully healed.

Don’t fear! This is to be expected. We’re happy to touch up these areas but there will be a charge involved due to the known healing and longevity problems.

We want to do tattoos that we know will hold up well over time and look the best possible for a client. For this reason, we have chosen not to tattoo the following areas – sides of fingers, palms, inside lips, or bottom of feet. We don’t do all white tattoos or black light tattoos.

Tattoos have to be a certain size to work and hold up well over time. Depending on your ideas and design, we can show you the smallest we can go with lettering and smaller ideas

All artist use different ink but all ink is vegan. YAY!