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Tattoo FAQ

How old do I have to be to get tattooed? 18, No Exceptions.

You must be at least 18 years old to get tattooed in the state of Wisconsin. Parental consent does not apply.

I require a valid state ID from every one, no matter age, that acquires a tattoo procedure in my studio.

How old do I have to be to enter the studio? 18, No Exceptions.

Please understand that I need my complete concentration to give you the best tattoo possible. 

For this reason, children under 18 will not be permitted in my studio.

You must make appropriate childcare arrangements during your scheduled tattoo procedure.

Can I bring a large group of friends? NO.

As stated above, I require an environment that allows for undistracted concentration to give you the best tattoo possible. You may bring one friend or family member 18 or older to the appointment, but please keep note they will not be allowed in the tattooing area and will have to remain in the waiting room.

Can I smoke in your studio? NO.

I run a clean and sterile work environment. By state law, for the safety of you, my staff, and myself,

there is no smoking in my tattoo studio or on the studio's property. If you are a smoker, please make suitable preparations for yourself.

 

I have been drinking alcohol. Can you still tattoo me? NO.

Alcohol is a blood thinner. For your best-finished tattoo outcome, please do not drink for 48 hours before your tattoo.

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How do I submit my deposit?

After you submit an online Tattoo Booking Inquiry Form, I will contact you to
discuss your tattoo. If we agree to move forward with the tattoo, we will set an appointment date. I will then email you an invoice and contract for the $100 non-refundable deposit, or you can make it directly at the studio during an in-person consultation. This deposit will need to be paid within three business days to hold your appointment date. 

Click Here to read about the Tattoo Experience and my deposit terms.

Are deposits refundable? NO.

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable but will go towards the final cost of your tattoo, as long as no appointments are missed or canceled. Click Here to read about the Tattoo Experience and my cancellation terms.

Can I transfer my deposit or appointment date to someone else? NO.

Appointments are made depending on the subject matter. Additionally, projects require direct approval by me before booking. All new clients must fill out a Tattoo Booking Inquiry Form Here.

Should I make or draw my own design? Can I bring in another tattoo artist's design to get tattooed? NO.

I only work from my custom drawings or my photo-collage designs. Please do not send or bring pictures of tattoos and expect to receive that same tattoo design. We can use that image as a reference, but I will not tattoo them or copy them, as they are not my designs. I will create something amazing, unique, and custom just for you.

Do you offer gift cards or gift certificates? NO.

The Mystic Moon Media tattoo experience is custom designed for each client. I do not offer gift cards/certificates because I need to first speak directly with the person potentially getting the tattoo to make sure what they are looking for fits my style and my way of tattooing.  I also need to have a personal conversation with the client to make sure my appointment schedule works with theirs.

However, I accept credit cards, and a prepaid Visa or MasterCard that you can find at almost any retail store could be an alternative.

How much for a sleeve?

The general estimation is that most of my sleeves generally take somewhere between 35–45 hours of total tattoo time.

Sleeves are a serious commitment, both financially and time-wise. They can take several months, sometimes up to a year, to complete.

All sleeve sessions will be charged by my hourly rate and have a 4-hour minimum charge.

Click Here to read about the Tattoo Experience and my pricing.

Do you do cover-ups?

I rarely undertake tattoo cover-up work unless the tattoo is small and sufficiently faded. Trying to cover something takes away from my ability to effectively shade and add realism at the highest level. I typically recommend finding an artist with a style that uses an abundance of bold line work and saturated color to hide the cover-up. That said, you can always ask.

 I do not like what my artist started. Can you finish it and add your flair to it? NO.

Unfortunately, I need to do my own photo research and subject design to do my best work. There are plenty of artists out there who enjoy the challenge of repairing old work; I am not one of them.