FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU ACCEPT WALK-INS?
It's always best to schedule appointments ahead of time, but we are sometimes able to accomodate walk-ins for smaller tattoos on a first come, first served basis. Your best bet is to call or stop in first thing in the morning to inquire about walk-in availability on a particular day.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
The most efficient way to set up an appointment is to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with information about the tattoo you'd like to get, including your ideas about visuals, size, placement, style, and any reference photos you may be able to provide. You can also call us at the shop (804-780-2769) or stop by in person to chat!
HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?
Tattoo pricing varies based on size, level of detail, and artist, so we are unable to quote prices over the phone--the best way to get a quote is to have a consult with one of our artists. Our shop minimum is $150 per person.
DO YOU REQUIRE DEPOSITS?
Yes, all tattoos require a deposit prior to scheduling an appointment. Deposits are non-refundable, and are taken off from the total cost of your tattoo (they are NOT in addition to the total cost).
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept cash, credit/debit, and PayPal.
DOES GETTING A TATTOO HURT?
Yes, there is pain involved with the tattoo process. The pain is only temporary & far from unbearable. Making sure to eat some food and hydrate before your appointment will help. We do not recommend the use of numbing creams.
CAN YOU FIX OR COVER UP AN OLD TATTOO?
Most likely, yes! The tattoo industry has come a very long way in a short period of time. We would love to breathe life back into your older tattoos. Stop in and show us what you'd like to get done, or shoot us a photo via email to email@example.com. Please keep in mind that not all tattoos can be covered; if yours cannot be, we recommend contacting The Finery's laser tattoo removal specialists to lighten it instead. We work very hard to ensure every tattoo is as great as it can be. Feel free to call or come in for a consultation about the best option for your fix.
WILL MY TATTOO FADE?
Maybe. We will give you aftercare instructions and information on how to prevent fading. A proper sunblock should always be placed over a tattoo when exposed to the sun. 10-15 years after the tattoo, there may be some wear & fading; however, keep in mind that the skin you have without tattoos will also look differently in 10-15 years as your body ages!
DO YOU TATTOO MINORS?
We CANNOT tattoo anyone under the age of 18, even with parental consent.
IS IT SAFE TO GET A TATTOO?
Yes!! Unkindness Art utilizes hospital-grade sterilization throughout the entire tattoo process and only uses disposable needles. We employ this fully disposable process in order to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of our staff and visitors.
DOES YOUR SHOP DO PIERCINGS?
WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDED AFTERCARE?
No, we do not have a piercer at our shop and do not have the ability to put in or take out piercings, nor do we sell piercing supplies.
In order to ensure the best possible healing of your new tattoo, we use Saniderm medical-grade adhesive breathable bandages as part of our aftercare routine. For our complete aftercare instructions, please click here.
WHERE SHOULD WE PARK?
Please be aware that we do not have off-street parking available, and that both Broad Street and streets south of Broad Street are generally metered and have hourly limits. We suggest looking for parking north of Broad Street, as these neighborhoods are more residential and are not metered/hourly. Alternatively, there are a few nearby surface lots that offer low daily/hourly rates.