These are the answers to our most commonly asked questions. It also gives insight into many of our policies and procedures.
*Please be advised: No body piercing or body modification is an approved treatment for any medical condition including, Migraines and Anxiety. Any evidence of such effects are strictly anecdotal and have no scientific or medical backing*
The State of Nebraska requires a person to be 18 years or older to get a tattoo or piercing without written consent from a PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN. (See below for consent requirements) For minors it is up to the discretion of the artist whether or not they feel comfortable tattooing/piercing the minor. Please check below to see what is required for consent.
For tattoos, no artist will tattoo a minor under the age of 16, and no artist will tattoo the hands, face, neck, or other highly visible areas of the body of anyone under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent. There are no exceptions to this rule.
PIERCING AGE RULES:
AGE LIMITS ARE AS FOLLOWS.
NO EXCEPTIONS REGARDLESS OF PARENTAL CONSENT
(i.e. Being ALMOST 16 is still age 15)
Outer Cartilage (Helix) 13+
Ear Stretching 16+
Double Lip 15+
Nipples & Genital: 18+
All other piercings not listed here: 14+
I AM UNDER 18, CAN AN OLDER SIBLING OR OTHER FAMILY MEMBER SIGN FOR ME?
No. By law it MUST be your parent or legal guardian. If your legal guardian is an older sibling or other relative, be prepared to bring the corresponding legal paperwork to prove guardianship. Work done on minors is always at the discretion of the artist, regardless of consent.
WHAT IS REQUIRED WHEN GETTING A TATTOO/PIERCING?
We need a state issued, photo identification for EVERYONE to get tattooed or pierced. EVEN MINORS. For minors, a school ID card will work - In the absence of an ID, a certified copy of the minors Birth Certificate will do, but an ID is preferred) , but the parent must have a state issued ID or PASSPORT.
WHAT IS YOUR DEPOSIT POLICY?
A Deposit will be required depending on the amount of hours needed for your appointment.
All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and will stay on your account until used on services and/or merchandise. Failure to provide 24 hours notice of cancellation of your appointment WILL result in the loss of your deposit (Sudden illness/inclement weather are exceptions)
SHOULD I EAT BEFORE GETTING A TATTOO/PIERCING?
Yes, you should always eat before getting any work done. Your body deals with the stresses of tattooing/piercing much better when you've eaten. Make sure you have eaten a decent sized meal within an hour or two of getting work done.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES FOR TATTOOS?
Tattoo prices are based hourly. $100 - $200 per hour, depending on the artist.
Plan ahead. know an approximate size that you want on your body. Use a ruler to measure the area you want to cover. Words like "small" or "medium" size are relative terms, and aren't very helpful in judging the actual size a piece will be.
Have a reference or rough sketch of your idea. It doesn't matter if you are not artistically gifted, it just helps us understand what you have in mind. It keeps us on the same page.
"Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoo's aren't good" Don't settle for less than what you want because you don't have the money for it that day. Tattoos can be done in sessions, down payments can be arranged, and we can also put your tattoo on your credit card.
We do not give price estimates over the phone. We must see reference images in order to give an estimate. This is the case for all tattoos, no matter how small or simple.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES FOR PIERCINGS
Piercing prices vary depending on the piercing and (in some cases) the kind of jewelry you choose. There is a full list in the BODY PIERCINGS section of this website
CAN I BRING IN MY OWN JEWELRY?
No. The state requires very specific grades of metal to be used for body piercing, and the jewelry must be autoclaved. Because of this we MUST use our jewelry.
CAN I EXCHANGE JEWELRY IF IT IS THE WRONG STYLE OR SIZE?
No. All Jewelry sales are final. We offer jewelry changes free of charge (with purchase of jewelry) so if you are unsure, please ask for this service.
DO YOU USE A PIERCING GUN FOR PIERCINGS?
No. Piercing guns should NEVER be used for ANY piercing. Here's Why
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN WITH ME?
Although our facilities are clean and friendly, they are not childproofed, and it is classified as an ADULT ENVIRONMENT. Children are not prohibited, but we STRONGLY REQUEST that you make arrangements for your children.
DO YOU PERFORM NIPPLE AND/OR GENITAL PIERCINGS
Yes, We perform nipple piercings and most genital piercings. It is advised to stop in and talk with a piercer about genital piercing options. Many genital piercings are very dependent on your personal anatomy. NO GENITAL OR NIPPLE PIERCINGS WILL BE DONE ON MINORS REGARDLESS OF PARENTAL CONSENT. PERIOD.
DO YOU ACCEPT WALK-INS?
We accept walk-ins for simple JEWELRY CHANGES ONLY - for multiple jewelry changes we will require an appointment.
All other services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE?
No. All appointments must be made in person, or over the phone.
DO YOU DO HENNA TATTOOS?
No. We do not do any form of temporary tattooing or body painting.