Answers to many Questions...
Can a minor get a Tattoo?
Yes, only at 16 or 17 years old. You must bring a notarized consent form to the studio with both the minor and parent or guardians valid state approved photo ID's. For example: School ID, Drivers License, or Birth Cert.
Can a minor get a Body Piercing?
No, minor will be pierced unless the minor is 14 or older. I will do ear piercings only on a minor under the age of 14. You must brings a notarized consent form to the studio with both the minor and parent or guardians valid state appoved photo ID's. For example: School ID,Drivers License, or Birth Cert.
Can I get pierced with any kind of jewelry?
No, only approved materials may be used for new piercings. These include surgical implant grade stainless steel and has been properly sterilized before use.
How do I take care of my piercing or tattoo?
The artist will provide you with verbal and written instructions on caring for your new tattoo or body piercing. We will not provide a service without explaining: Procedure, Cost, & Healing.
Can I "walk-in" or do I have to make an appointment?
We always accept walk-ins, but if want a tattoo at a certain time & date, you might want to make an appointment to make sure you get in that day. If you want something custom a cash deposit is necessary for booking in the future.
I want to get a tattoo,but I don't know what I want.
We have thousands of designs or you can bring in your own. Feel free to stop by and check out the studio. You can always have an artist draw you up something custom.
Can I shower after a tattoo?
Yes, Cleaning any kind of cut is good for you. Just follow the after care and you should stay out of pool water and salty beach water until at least 7 days after you got your tattoo.
Can I walk out in the sunshine?
If your tattoo is brand new avoid sun exposure. If you work outdoors wear a white shirt to reflect the sun. Your tattoo needs to be out of the sun for 7days. After your tattoo has healed it will last a lot longer if you protect it. Try to use sunblock if you know your going to tan or be working or walking in the sun for awhile.
How much does it cost to get a tattoo at Eternal Art?
We have a minimum charge of $ 50.00 dollars. We do custom work and charge by the hour. When we give a quote for a tattoo it's for one sitting. Choose your artist not based on price, but on his/her work.
I've had this tattoo for years, do I still need to avoid the sun?
Your tattoo will last a lot longer if you protect it. Try to use sunblock if you know your going to tan or be working or walking in the sun for awhile.
How do you guys sterilize your instruments?
We use what is called an autoclave. The tubes,which are the part of the machine that is like a pen handle, are scrubbed and then autocalved. We always use new needles for EVERY person. We also have a test for the autoclave called a spore-test. It is tested regularly to make sure it is still doing a great job at killing bacteria, viruses, etc.
Does it Hurt to get a tattoo?
Yes, it hurts but, everyone handles it differently. Some people find getting a tattoo will help them out of a depression for a while. The Endorphins in the human body help you deal with pain.
What part of the body hurts the least, what hurts the most?
The arms and legs are the best place for it hurting the least. The places that hurt the most are the inner thigh or areas right over bone like the ankle. Ribcage is usually chosen by those with more experience.
Can I get drunk to deal with the pain?
Bad Idea! Alcohol makes you bleed more and that means it will be harder to have ink spread evenly in the skin. People who are drunk can't stay still while getting tattooed. If you want your tattoo looking good with straight lines you have to stay still. You need to be sober.
Can tattoos be removed?
The best method is laser removal in which a laser vaporizes the ink particles in the skin. I would suggest you look into getting a coverup from someone who can actually do a cover-up. Laser removal usually requires many sessions and the fees add up usually 3-4 times what a coverup would have cost.
If I have dark skin can I still get a Tattoo?
Here at Eternal Art we have experience tattooing dark skin. The most important thing is to understand that the darker you are some colors just don't show up. You really should stick to black and shades of grey.
If you may have more questions...
call Eternal Art @ (941) 377-1313