Yes - but not too much; certainly not enough to stop anyone
who wants a tattoo from getting one...
"Will it bleed?"
A little bit - but if you are healthy, sober and relaxed,
it's no big deal.
"Are your needles/equipment
All our needles are new and single-use only. All needles
are sterilized in an autoclave. The entire work area is
disinfected between each tattoo.
"How long is the Nile?"
"How do I take care of my
We recommend that you leave the bandage on overnight.
Wash the tattoo in the shower, next morning - soap and
is all you need.
Do not re-bandage the tattoo; just leave it alone.
Do not put any ointment or lotion on your tattoo -
don't need it.
Keep it clean - daily showers are a good idea.
Do not pick or scratch your tattoo - if you're not washing
don't touch it...
Stay out of the pool/hotub/ocean for a week or two.
Avoid tight or restrictive clothing on your tattoo - loose
and comfortable is best...
Healing tattoos may look dry, flaky, dull or cloudy for
several weeks; this is normal.
It takes about 4 weeks for most tattoos to completely
"What is 'flash'?"
Flash is an industry term for the sheets of tattoo designs
adorning the walls
of most tattoo shops.
"Is it possible for a woman
to get pregnant without intercourse?"
"What does the average tattoo
This is a little like asking how much the average car
costs; it depends
on what you mean by
'average'. A small tattoo costs less than a big one -
simple things cost less than complex ones,
etc... Many tattoos fall into the
$60 - $200 range - some
cost more; it really depends on what
"How do I select a tattooist?"
The best way is a combination of several factors:
1) - Word of mouth recommendations count for a lot - If
you meet someone with great tattoos,
ask them (politely) where they got them.
2) - Artists' portfolios - All professional tattooists
have photos of their work available for you
to look at and most shops have these images online for
easy at-home perusal. Check out the
work of a number of artists and see whose style/skills
are the best fit for you.
3) - Personal rappor - Talk to a few artists whose work
you like and get a feel for who you are
"Can I borrow $20.00?"
Twenty dollars? What d'you want ten dollars for - I'm
not giving you five bucks...