Is it safe to get a tattoo?
Yes, completely safe for most people. Tattoos are safe, as long as the artist strictly adheres to Universal precautions and Blood Borne Pathogen Safety. You can be assured that JB holds client safety as the first and foremost priority. He has the highest level of sterilization possible and goes above and beyond all local health codes and laws. We do have a consent/waiver form which identifies certain instances when it would not be appropriate for an individual to receive a tattoo, but these are rare instances.
Does it hurt?
Yes it hurts. But, there are lots of people walking around with tattoos and piercings so it’s not unbearable. There are many sensations used to describe it depending on each person and what area is being worked on. Some people even like it!
Can I bring my own picture or drawing for my tattoo?
Yes. This tattoo will be on you permanently so we want to be sure you are totally happy. Bring anything you think might help to capture exactly what you’re looking for your tattoo to reflect. We also have plenty of reference books available for ideas. No matter whether you know exactly what you want or don’t have a clue, we will always work with you to design a custom piece of art that you will love.
How much will it cost?
That depends on the size of the piece and the detail involved. Some pieces cannot be completed in one sitting. You will be given a quote once you meet with JB and go over the details of what you want. Remember though, if another studio is willing do your tattoo super cheap BEWARE! Sometimes you get what you pay for and this is going to be on you forever. If you do go for the super cheap shop see question on fixing a bad tattoo!
It is our policy to collect a deposit when booking an appointment. We accept deposits via cash or check and the amount of the deposit required is decided upon by JB. The deposit you leave will come off the final price of your tattoo. JB carefully schedules and books his appointments based on blocks of time. If you do not show for your appointment, we often do not have adequate time to fill your vacancy and it hurts us. Deposits serve as a good faith gesture to hold your appointment and to compensate us if you fail to show for your appointment time. Deposits are NEVER refundable. If less than 24 hour notice is given for a cancellation, you lose your deposit and must leave another deposit if you wish to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment with more than 24 hours notice, you may apply your deposit towards your rescheduled appointment. We NEVER under any circumstances will refund a deposit. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but is necessary to protect our interests.
Are there any special requirements to get tattooed?
You must be 18 years or older for a tattoo due to local health rules and regulations. The age to tattoo in our Cincinnati/Milford location is 16 with parental consent. We are strict in our requirements to ensure proper age and that valid legal parental consent is presented, so please call the studio at 513-688-0600 ahead of time to find out exactly what you will need to bring to your appointment. For any tattoo, you must present a valid drivers license or current state photo ID which by law must be photocopied. You (and your parent/ guardian if your a minor) must also read and sign a waiver/ consent form. Deposits are NEVER refundable. If less than 24 hour notice is given for a cancellation, you lose your deposit and must leave another deposit if you wish to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment with more than 24 hours notice, you may apply your deposit towards your rescheduled appointment. We NEVER under any circumstances will refund a deposit. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but is necessary to protect our interests.
I have a tattoo that's really bad, can it be fixed?
JB can usually cover up or fix most tattoos – even really bad ones so you would never even know they were there. We are always honest though. If we don’t think it can be successfully covered we will let you know and work with you on what options you do have so you will ultimately be happy. We never do a tattoo just to make a buck. JB is a really good artist who takes tremendous pride in his work and art. Be assured that the artwork on your body and how you feel about it is a reflection on him – meaning your satisfaction is VERY important!
How long before I can get a tan and what kind of aftercare should I do?
Aftercare guidelines for tattooing and piercing are given to every client. To review these, click here.