COVID UPDATE (PLEASE READ)
Since we have been given the green light to reopen the studio, we have made a few changes in order to keep everything running safely:
-The shop is currently appointment only. To schedule an appointment, you can fill out the appointment request form and someone will be in touch with details on how to book.
-When you arrive at the shop for your scheduled appointment, knock or call the shop and let us know you are here. Someone will unlock the door and let you into the studio. You will have your temperature checked, and any person with a temperature registering 100.4 or higher will not be able to enter the building.
-A mask must be worn the entirety of your time in the building, if you do not have one we will provide one for you.
-To maintain social distancing, we ask that you come alone to your appointment. We cannot have any guests accompany you to your appointment.
-Please be smart and practice proper hygiene. There are multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the shop for you to utilize, and hand washing stations in each artists room as well as the bathroom.
-If you are feeling unwell, have any Covid symptoms, have recently traveled or have had any known contact with someone who has recently tested positive, we ask that you reschedule your appointment to a later date. The safety of our clients and our staff is most important.
How do I make an appointment?
Chris Stumpf - To schedule with Chris, send an email with a brief but detailed description of what you are looking to get done—include approximate size, placement, color or black and grey, and any reference pictures you may have. Once Chris has an idea of what you are looking to get done, he will be in touch about scheduling the appointments. Chris’ base fee is $150, and his hourly rate ranges from $175-$250. A cash deposit of $150 to $200 is required to schedule your series of appointments. Please note that Chris is generally booked out 3 to 4 months in advance, and will close his books occasionally to prevent further wait times.
All artists have different schedules and different availability. Depending on what you are looking to get done, you would book a consultation to start, followed by your tattoo sessions about a week or so after your initial consultation. To schedule an appointment, you are required to leave a non refundable cash deposit of $100-$150, and that deposit gets applied to the total cost of the tattoo. You can schedule the appointments in person at the shop. If you are traveling from out of state or quite a distance, please call the shop.
Do you need an appointment? Do you take walk-ins?
We mainly work by appointment, but we gladly accept walk ins if our schedule allows. If you don’t have an appointment, you’re welcome to call ahead to see what the day’s work load is like. If you are seeking larger work, the artists prefer to meet for a consultation beforehand to allow time in their schedule to get the artwork squared away.
What are the shop hours?
Our hours are 12 noon to 9pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We prefer cash payments for deposits and tattoo services. If necessary, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. The state of NJ requires a 6.25 percent sales tax added to all sales. If you would like to generously tip your artist for their services, you can do so with either cash or through their personal Venmo accounts.
Do you guys pierce?
No, we only tattoo. We recommend Infinite Piercing in Philadelphia, PA for all your piercing needs.
How old do you have to be to get tattooed?
You must be at least 18 years of age to get tattooed. Valid ID, license, military ID, or passport is required to get tattooed. No exceptions.
How do you price tattoos?
Pricing is determined during the consultation appointment. Once an artist has an idea of the type of work ahead of them, they can give you estimated pricing. Pricing is based on the size, detail, placement and length of tattoo time. Hourly rates vary between artists, ranging from $125-$225 an hour. The shop's base fee is $100.
What's your deposit policy?
To schedule your appointments, a non-refundable cash deposit ranging from $150-$300 is required. This deposit gets applied to the total cost of your tattoo. If you have multiple tattoo sessions scheduled, the deposit will be applied to your final session. We take a deposit to guarantee your time with an artist, and to prevent last minute cancellations or no shows to the artists schedule. Any changes to the schedule need to be made a minimum of 5 days in advance to avoid losing any or all of your deposit, which is fully up to the artist.
What happens if I miss my appointment?
While we prefer as much notice as possible, we require a minimum of 5 days notice to reschedule an appointment. No call/No shows lose their entire deposit and future scheduled appointments. Any changes to the schedule less than 48 hours in advance will result in a forfeit of your deposit, and you will need to leave another deposit towards the next appointment. If the appointment is rescheduled with enough notice, your deposit will be carried over to the new appointment. The artists will only honor your deposit for one rescheduled appointment. We give reminder calls a week before your appointment, it's your responsibility to let us know if you need to make any changes then.
Should I tip my artist?
As with any service, if you are happy with the service provided to you, then yes, tip your artist. While it's never required or expected, it's always very much appreciated. Keep in mind that the artists work for a percentage, so a tip not only helps offset the cost of what it takes for them to provide a clean and substantial work station for you, but also provides an added and welcomed bonus to their income. It makes a difference! Should you decide to tip your artist, know that gratuity cannot be added to a credit card transaction--cash is preferred, but each artist also has a Venmo account. If you had a great experience, let your artist know how happy you are with the piece, recommend them to your friends, write a review on your experience, and post photos to social media— everything is appreciated!
Anything I should do to prepare for my tattoo appointment?
Definitely make sure that you are well rested and well fed before your scheduled appointment. Getting a good nights sleep and a good meal in you not only helps prepare your body and immune system for the tattoo, but also sets you up for the best possible healing process. Bring a valid form of ID with you, we'll have a bit of paperwork for you to fill out before your session. Let your artist know of any allergies or medical conditions before your appointment. Some medical conditions may require a doctors approval before going forward with the session. For longer tattoo sessions, be prepared to be in the shop for the majority of your day. Bring snacks, drinks, a book or tablet, headphones—anything to keep you occupied while the artist is working on you. Dress accordingly and comfortably, and don’t wear anything you’d be upset with getting stained by tattoo ink (it happens!). You will be in close contact with another human being, so being freshly showered and clean is absolutely appreciated. Bringing a friend for support is fine, so long as they aren’t a distraction to either you or the artist. The artists all have private rooms, and there isn’t space for more than one visitor at a time. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment, as it has blood thinning properties and could disrupt both the tattoo and healing process. If you appear to be under the influence, the artists will refuse to tattoo you and you will lose your deposit.
How do I care for my tattoo?
Do your artists do cover-ups?
If it's possible, yes. A consultation is always necessary for a cover-up. An artist will guide you towards the best artwork that will affectively cover the existing piece. It's important to come to your consultation with an open mind-- sometimes your idea might not work. The artist will know what will work best, and also let you know what will not be possible. Laser treatment might also be suggested in some cases, giving you and the artist a bit more creative freedom in designing a cover-up that will be affective.
Can you rework my old tattoo?
For the most part, yes. You would need to meet with an artist to discuss how they would move forward with the new work, and make it look it's best. If we don’t feel like we can truly make the existing tattoo better, we will let you know that we are unable to rework it.
Is getting a tattoo a safe and clean process?
If done by a trained professional in the proper environment--yes. We have always taken pride in going above and beyond any and all health regulations and providing our customers (and employees!) a clean, safe, and sterile environment. Each artist has undergone Bloodborne Pathogen training, which they renew annually. The shop is inspected by the Burlington County B.O.H. annually. We are an entirely disposable shop— meaning everything used during the tattoo process is one time use and disposed of immediately after the tattoo session. All machines, equipment and work areas are thoroughly cleaned and sterilized with hospital grade disinfectants and virucidals before and after each session to ensure the prevention of any cross contamination. Each artist has a private room, which separates the work station from the daily grind of the business. Feel free to stop in the shop to take a look around and get a feel for the shop, any one of our artists or staff would be happy to answer any of your questions.
Can I bring my kids to my appointment?
We love kids and bet your kids are just as cool as you are--but having children in this environment can be very distracting to the artists, no matter how well behaved they are. We kindly ask that you don't bring your children to the studio for during your appointments.
Within tattooing, is there anything you won’t do?
We want to do tattoos that we know will hold up well over time and look the best possible for a client. For this reason, we have chosen not to tattoo the following areas - side of fingers, palms, inside lips, or bottom of feet. We will not tattoo you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Each artist reserves the right to not tattoo something if it is deemed inappropriate, racist, gang related or degrading by any means.