FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO YOU ACCEPT WALK-INS?

NOTE: DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WALK-INS OR SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS. All tattoo appointments must be scheduled ahead of time in order for us to comply with enhanced health and safety related processes and procedures. 

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

The most efficient way to set up an appointment is to reach out to the artist you are interested in working with directly, as all of our artists handle their own client booking. If you are not sure who you'd like to do your tattoo for you, feel free to email the shop and we are happy to provide you with a recommendation. Contact information for individual artists may be found on their bio pages on this website, or on their Instagram pages. NOTE: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT AS OF AUGUST 2020, ALL OF OUR ARTISTS CURRENTLY HAVE A BACKLOG OF WEEKS TO MONTHS BEFORE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE NEW CLIENTS, DUE TO THE EXTENDED COVID-RELATED BUSINESS SHUTDOWN EARLIER IN THE YEAR. 

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 A BOOKING FEE?

Yes, all tattoos require a booking fee/deposit prior to scheduling an appointment. Booking fees 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 unkindnessart@gmail.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. We adhere to extremely strict standards for sanitation throughout the shop in order to keep our staff and clients as safe as possible. 

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 at the shop. We recommend looking for street parking spots in the neighborhoods north of West Broad Street. Alternatively, there are a few nearby parking lots that offer low daily/hourly rates. The GRTC Pulse bus system runs down Broad Street right in front of the shop. You may also wish to consider using Uber/Lyft! 

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