Q: What is your hourly rate?/ What is your shop minimum?
A: We charge $150/hour. Our shop minimum is $100. PLEASE NOTE: It is impossible to estimate cost over the phone or via email. Any quote or estimate can be provided at the conclusion of your consultation, ONLY.
Q: How do I make a consultation appointment?
A: Each of our artist handles consultations in a different manner. We highly suggest you select an artist you would like to work with beforehand. To make an appointment, please call us at (978) 610- 6861 during our business hours, which are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-7pm. Unfortunately we do not take consultation appointments over email.
Q: Are there age restrictions for tattoos?
You must be 18 years old to get tattooed. For all tattoos, you must present a photo ID. We do not, under any circumstances, tattoo anyone under 18…. for any reason…. ever. Don’t care what your mom says.
Q: Do I need to set up a consultation before making an appointment for a tattoo?
A: Yes. If your tattoo is not a walk-in, you must call and set up a consultation with an artist first. During the consultation, you will discuss with the artist your tattoo ideas, designs, and goals. During your consultation, you and your artist will also schedule your appointment.
Q: What are Walk-ins?
A: Walk-in tattoos are small, simple tattoos that require absolutely NO drawing time and absolutely NO consultation time. This means that if you have a small image, say, for example, a green shamrock or initials, and you have it printed out and you know exactly where it’s going, then THAT is a perfect walk-in tattoo! However, if your tattoo requires any time talking to an artist or drawing/consulting, then you must make a consultation appointment beforehand. Please note that ALL cover-ups require a consultation. You can make a consultation by calling us at the shop at (978)610-6861
Q: What should I bring with me to my consultation?
A: Sketches, drawings, print-outs, and references are greatly appreciated by your artist. This helps give him or her a better and clearer idea of what you want and how you want it to look on your body. If you don’t have any references, just coming in with a clear idea of what you want helps! Along with sketches, ideas, and drawings, you’ll also want to bring $50-$150 (depending on size of tattoo) with you so you can make a deposit. The money will go to the total cost of your tattoo and will secure your appointment. The deposit is non-refundable, and if you miss your appointment, you will lose your deposit!
Q: Should I tip my tattoo artist?
A: If you are satisfied with your tattoo and your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Q: My tattoo feels strange, looks weird. What should I do?
A: Call us! Don’t try to self-medicate…always call the shop first and ask us. No question is a stupid one!!
Q: I love the work I got at your shop. What is an appropriate way to express these feelings?
A: You can write testimonials on our yelp page. Also, feel free to like our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter (@thegallerytat). We greatly appreciate your feedback! If you have any other comments or suggestions, you can also always drop us a line.
Q: Do you sell Gift Cards?
Q: When can I go swimming after a tattoo?
A: 2 Weeks
Q: I’m pregnant. Can I get a tattoo?
Q: I’m drunk. Can I get a tattoo?
A: Again….. No.
Q: Do you do piercings?
Q: How do I get to your shop?
Q: When are you guys open?
A: We are open for consultations and tattoo appointments Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-7pm.