• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Q. CAN I SEE THE ARTWORK FOR MY TATTOO PRIOR TO MY TATTOO?
    A. NOT FOR SMALL TATTOOS. HOWEVER FOR MEDIUM OR LARGE TATTOOS THAT ARE IN SOME CASES MORE COMPLEX A DRAWING CAN BE SHOWN 48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT, PROVIDED THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN THE ARTIST ENOUGH INFORMATION AND AMPLE TIME FOR DRAWING. THESE WILL NOT BE EMAILED OUT, IN SHOP VIEWINGS ONLY.

    Q. CAN I BRING MY CHILD OR NEW BORN WITH ME FOR MY APPOINTMENT? CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO HOLD MY HAND?
    A. NO!!! ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE. WE ARE NOT BABYSITTERS AND SHARE A PUBLIC OFFICE SPACE WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS. AS SPACE IS LIMITED THERE IS NO ROOM FOR YOUR ENTOURAGE. YOU MAY BRING ONE FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER ALONG BUT THEY NEED TO STAY IN THE WAITING AREA AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO SIT NEXT TO YOU AND MUST FOLLOW THE SHOP RULES.

    Q. CAN I TAKE SMOKE OR VAPE BREAKS?
    A. SURE. JUST REMEMBER TO GO OUTSIDE. THE CLOCK IS TICKING AND THE MORE YOU STOP THE MORE UNCOMFORTABLE SITTING BECOMES. YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO BE COURTEOUS OF THE OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN THE BUILDING AND SMOKE OR VAPE IN DESIGNATED AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING - NOT ON PREMISES AND AT LEAST 5 METERS FROM ANY DOORWAY. PLEASE NOTE, LEAVING THE BUILDING DURING THE TATTOO PROCESS LEAVES YOU SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION.

    Q. AT WHAT AGE CAN I GET A TATTOO?
    A. 16. THOSE CLIENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 - MINIMUM AGE 16 - MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN, WHOM ALONG WITH THE ARTIST MUST APPROVE BOTH THE DESIGN AND PLACEMENT. THEIR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID'S MUST ALSO MATCH; IN THE CASE THAT THE MINOR BOOKS THE APPOINTMENT AND ON THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT EITHER THE PARENT DOESN'T SHOW OR THEIR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID'S DON'T MATCH THEY WILL LOSE THEIR DEPOSIT AND WILL NOT GET TATTOOED THAT DAY. THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ALSO BE PRESENT AT BOTH THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE APPOINTMENT TO OVERSEE THE FINAL DESIGN, THE SIZE, THE PLACEMENT, THE PACKAGED STERILE ITEMS AND THEIR DISPOSAL. THEY MUST ALSO LISTEN TO THE AFTERCARE AS IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE ACCOMPANIED MINOR THAT HE OR SHE UNDERSTANDS HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR NEW TATTOO TO ENSURE IT HEALS PROPERLY AND WITHOUT INFECTION.

    Q. AT WHAT AGE CAN I GET A PIERCING?
    A. LOBES CAN BE PIERCED AS YOUNG AS 6 YEARS OF AGE. NOSTRIL CAN BE DONE AT 13 YEARS OF AGE. MOST OTHER EAR PIERCINGS CAN BE DONE AT 16 YEARS OF AGE. ALL OTHER PIERCINGS ARE 18+ UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE. THOSE CLIENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN, WHOM ALONG WITH THE PIERCER MUST APPROVE PIERCING PLACEMENT. THEIR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID'S MUST ALSO MATCH; IN THE CASE THAT THE MINOR BOOKS THE APPOINTMENT AND ON THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT EITHER THE PARENT DOESN'T SHOW OR THEIR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID'S DON'T MATCH THEY WILL LOSE THEIR DEPOSIT AND WILL NOT GET PIERCED THAT DAY. THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ALSO BE PRESENT DURING THE APPOINTMENT TO OVERSEE THE PLACEMENT, THE PACKAGED STERILE ITEMS AND THEIR DISPOSAL. THEY MUST ALSO LISTEN TO THE AFTERCARE AS IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE ACCOMPANIED MINOR THAT HE OR SHE UNDERSTANDS HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR NEW PIERCING TO ENSURE IT HEALS PROPERLY AND WITHOUT INFECTION.

    Q. ARE THERE ANY MEDICAL PRECAUTIONS?
    A. THOSE WITH DIABETES, PSORIASIS, SEIZURES OR OTHER ILLNESS INCLUDING SKIN DISEASE, AND THOSE WHO ARE ON BLOOD THINNERS OR HEART MEDICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO SCREENING AND IF BOOKED WILL BE CAUTIONED AND IN MOST CASES THEIR WORK WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED. THOSE THAT BRUISE EASILY MIGHT BE PRONE TO OTHER COMPLICATIONS SUCH AS BLOWOUTS OR LONGER HEAL TIMES. FAILURE TO MENTION ANY AND ALL MEDICAL CONDITIONS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF DEPOSIT. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR VACCINATIONS ARE UP TO DATE NOT JUST FOR YOUR SAFETY AND WELLNESS, BUT OURS AS WELL. IF YOU HAVE HEPATITIS OR HIV, WE WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES TATTOO OR PIERCE YOU. IF YOU HAVE A FLU, COLD OR ANY OTHER AILMENT, PLEASE CALL THE SHOP TO REBOOK AS THE STAFF AND OTHER PATRONS DO NOT WANT TO GET SICK. NOTE THAT 72 HOURS NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO CANCEL OR REBOOK WITHOUT LOSS OF DEPOSIT. WHEN WE ARE SICK OUR BODIES TAKE LONGER TO HEAL. PLEASE NOTE THAT TATTOOS ON EXTREMITIES CAN ON OCCASION SWELL AND BE QUITE PAINFUL FOR THE FIRST COUPLE DAYS. PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AT THE FIRST SIGN OF INFLAMMATION OR IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE AN INFECTION. PLEASE NOTE THAT INFECTIONS IN GENERAL WILL NOT BE CAUSED IN A REPUTABLE PARLOUR LIKE OURS THAT FOLLOW AND GO ABOVE AND BEYOND HEALTH BOARD REGULATIONS . THEY ARE USUALLY THE RESULT OF NOT FOLLOWING PROPER AFTERCARE PROCEDURES.

    Q. ARE TOUCH-UPS FREE?
    A. TIME FOR TOUCH-UPS IS FREE WITHIN 90 DAYS AND WITHIN REASON (UNLESS AFTERCARE IS NOT FOLLOWED... WE WILL KNOW) BUT WILL BE SUBJECT TO A SET-UP FEE OF $40 TO COVER THE COST OF MATERIALS. IF EXTRA AFTERCARE IS NEEDED YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR IT. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP FOR YOUR TOUCH-UP, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR 1 HOUR ($140) FOR WASTED TIME WHEN YOU REBOOK. COVER-UPS, HANDS, FEET, AND NECK TATTOOS ARE NOT WARRANTIED, AND WILL BE CHARGED A TOUCH-UP FEE AT YOUR EXPENSE - NO EXCEPTIONS!

    Q. DO I NEED ID?
    A. ALL PARTIES MUST HAVE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PICTURE ID AS IT IS COPIED TO YOUR WAIVER FORM. IN THE CASE THAT YOU ARE ACCOMPANYING A MINOR YOUR ID'S MUST MATCH. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS PLEASE LET US KNOW PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT AS YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE 2 OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION. FAILURE TO PRESENT THIS AT THE TIME OF YOUR TATTOO OR PIERCING APPOINTMENT WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF DEPOSIT. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    Q. WHAT TIME DO YOU START?
    A. IF NOTHING IS BOOKED IN THE MORNING WE START AT 9 AM. AFTERNOON APPOINTMENTS ARE ONLY BOOKED IF THE MORNING HAS ALREADY BEEN FILLED SO THAT WE DON'T WASTE TIME AND MAKE THE MOST OUT OF OUR DAY.

    Q. WHAT IF I SHOW UP LATE?
    A. TARDINESS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE ARTIST AND OTHER CLIENTS TRYING TO GET IN OR WHOM ARE AFTER YOU, YOU MUST BE ON TIME... PREFERABLY 15 MINUTES EARLY. MINIMUM CHARGE APPOINTMENTS MUST BE ON TIME AS TIME IS LIMITED ESPECIALLY IF CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE TO THE DESIGN. THOSE WHO HAVE MORE THAN 1 HOUR BOOKED WILL BE CHARGED FOR WASTED TIME IF THEY ARE LATE.

    Q. WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON RESPECT AND PERSONAL HYGIENE?
    A. WE SHARE A BUILDING WITH PROFESSIONALS, SO PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL. NOTE THAT AT ANYTIME WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO INDIVIDUALS NEGATING THE RESPECT OF OTHERS, PROPERTY AND PERSONAL HYGIENE. ALL CLIENTS NEED TO ACT WITH RESPECT, SIT STILL, BE WELL GROOMED AS WE ARE WORKING IN CLOSE QUARTERS. PLEASE COME SOBER, MIND YOUR MANNERS, AND TAKE A SHOWER. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR POLITICS, RELIGION, ACCUSATIONS, INFIDELITY AND GOSSIP AT THE DOOR. REMEMBER THAT WE SHARE A BUILDING WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS AND THERE ARE CLIENTS COMING AND GOING FROM THE BUILDING ALL DAY. OUR DOOR IS OPEN AND ANYTHING YOU SAY MAY NOT REMAIN IN OUR SHOP. BE ADVISED THAT YOUR ACTIONS MAY CAUSE YOU TO BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

    Q. AM I ALLOWED TO MAKE CHANGES TO MY DESIGN? DO YOU CHARGE FOR DRAWING?
    A. ONLY MINOR CHANGES CAN BE MADE THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT. MEDIUM TO LARGE DRAWINGS MAY REQUIRE A VIEWING AT THE SHOP A COUPLE DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT AS THEY ARE MORE ELABORATE AND REQUIRE MORE TIME. DRAWING IS A FREE SERVICE, BUT IF LARGER CHANGES ARE NEEDED, THEN THE APPOINTMENT WILL HAVE TO BE REBOOKED FOR ANOTHER DAY AND YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE LOST AND YOU WILL NEED TO REBOOK. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL REFERENCE MATERIAL IS EITHER BROUGHT IN OR SENT THROUGH FACEBOOK ON THE DAY YOU BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT. PLEASE DON'T WASTE OUR TIME OR WE WILL WASTE YOURS. IF YOUR REFERENCE MATERIAL ISN'T SUBMITTED IN A TIMELY FASHION PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE CURRENT SHOP RATE FOR TIME TO DRAW OR RE-DRAW YOUR DESIGN. IN THE INSTANCE THAT YOU, THE CLIENT, COMPLETELY CHANGES YOUR IDEA, OR YOUR DESIGN NEEDS MORE THAN 1 REDRAW BECAUSE YOU CAN'T FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE WANTING, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT AS A REDRAWING FEE AND WILL NEED TO MAKE ANOTHER DEPOSIT TO REBOOK.

    Q. CAN I EAT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
    A. YOU WOULD BE ADVISED TO BRING A SMALL SNACK CONTAINING JUICE OR POWERADE AND CANDY OR SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN PICK ON THAT IS NOT MESSY DURING YOUR BREAKS.

    Q. HOW MUCH ARE DEPOSITS?
    A. TATTOO DEPOSITS:
    1 HOUR OR LESS - $100
    1.5 - 2.5 HOURS - $140
    3 - 4 HOURS (HALF DAY) -$200
    FULL DAY - $400
    PLEASE NOTE THAT DEPOSITS FOR SLEEVES, BACK PIECES, CHEST PIECES, AND ALL OTHER LARGE-SCALE WORK IS PRICED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. ONLY BOOK THE TIME YOU CAN SIT FOR AS YOU CAN AND WILL BE CHARGED A NOMINAL AMOUNT FOR THE TIME YOU HAVE WASTED.
    PIERCING DEPOSITS:
    $50
    PLEASE NOTE. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

    Q. WHAT IS YOUR SHOP RATE? MINIMUM CHARGE?
    A. $140/HOUR . MINIMUM CHARGE (30 MINUTES OR LESS) $100. PLEASE NOTE THAT AFTERCARE COSTS EXTRA. TIME IS ROUNDED UPWARDS BY THE HALF HOUR.

    Q. HOW IS TIME CALCULATED FOR TATTOOS?
    A. YOUR TIME STARTS AS SOON AS YOU APPROVE THE STENCIL PLACEMENT AND ARE SITTING IN THE CHAIR. OUR POWER SUPPLY KEEPS TRACK OF TIME FROM START TO FINISH (THIS INCLUDES NEEDLE SET UP AND AFTERCARE BREAKDOWN). TIME FOR BATHROOM AND STRETCH BREAKS WITHIN REASON WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR TIME. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR SMOKE BREAKS, PHONE CALLS OR AN UNREASONABLE AMOUNT OF BATHROOM BREAKS.

    Q. WHAT ARE DEPOSITS FOR AND ARE THEY REFUNDABLE?
    A. NO! DEPOSITS HOLD YOUR SPOT AND ACT AS A GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL SHOW UP FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. 72 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO CANCEL, AND A NEW DATE MUST BE BOOKED AT THE TIME OF CANCELLATION. ONLY VERBAL COMMUNICATION OF CANCELLATION WILL BE ACCEPTED - NO EXCEPTIONS! AN EMAIL OR FACEBOOK MESSAGE WILL BE CAUSE FOR LOSS OF DEPOSIT. YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO REBOOK ONCE PROVIDED THAT 72 HOURS NOTICE IS GIVEN BEFORE DEPOSIT IS LOST. IN RARE CIRCUMSTANCES DUE TO WEATHER WE MAY NEED TO REBOOK ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. SHOULD WE NEED TO REBOOK YOU DUE TO HEALTH OR A FAMILY MATTER, THIS WILL NOT COUNT AGAINST YOU AS A REBOOK. WE ARE A FAMILY FIRST ESTABLISHMENT AND WILL ALWAYS PUT OUR KIDS FIRST. PLEASE NOTE TO SHOW UP 15 MINUTES EARLY AND DO NOT BOOK MORE TIME THAN YOU CAN HANDLE, AS YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR WASTED TIME.

    Q. HOW DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT?
    A. DEPOSITS FOR TATTOOS AND PIERCING CAN BE MADE VIA ETRANSFER TO INFO@BRASHTONES.CA
    IN SHOP OPTIONS ARE CASH OR CREDIT (TAXES WILL BE APPLIED IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE CREDIT IN THE AMOUNT OF 11%).

    Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF MY APPOINTMENT COSTS MORE THAN I WAS EXPECTING AND I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR IT?
    A. WE CONSIDER THIS THEFT. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO COVER ANY AND ALL ADDITIONAL COSTS TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. IF YOU FAIL TO PAY YOUR NEW TATTOO OR PIERCING, IN FULL AT THE END OF YOUR APPOINTMENT, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CALL LAW ENFORCEMENT. DON'T BOOK IF YOU CAN'T PAY FOR IT.

    Q. WHAT HAPPENS TO MY DEPOSIT IF I DON'T SHOW UP?
    A. NO SHOWS WILL LOSE THEIR DEPOSIT AND WILL HAVE TO PAY A CANCELLATION FEE DEPENDING ON THE TIME THEY HAD BOOKED IN THE AMOUNT OF $200 FOR HALF DAYS AND $400 FOR FULL DAYS IN ORDER TO REBOOK ALONG WITH A NEW DEPOSIT.

    Q. WHAT IF I CAN'T SIT FOR THE AMOUNT OF TIME I BOOKED?
    A. IN THE CASE OF A HALF DAY, YOU WILL BE CHARGED A MINIMUM OF 3 HOURS REGARDLESS OF HOW LONG YOU SIT. IN THE CASE OF A FULL DAY, YOU WILL BE CHARGED A MINIMUM OF 5 HOURS REGARDLESS OF HOW LONG YOU SIT.

    Q. YOUR SHOP HOURS DON'T WORK FOR ME, CAN I BOOK OUTSIDE OF SHOP HOURS?
    A. THIS IS DONE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. WE WILL MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS TO ACCOMMODATE YOU IF WE CAN. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EXCEPTION ONLY APPLIES TO MEDIUM TO LARGE PIECES OR GROUPS, AS IT HAS TO BE WORTH TAKING TIME AWAY FROM FAMILY LIFE.
    Q. WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
    A. WE ARE OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY FROM 9AM TO 5PM UNLESS POSTED OTHERWISE. WEDNESDAYS ARE RESERVED FOR WALK-IN TIME, UNLESS A CLIENT REQUESTS THIS DAY SPECIFICALLY FOR AN ALL DAY APPOINTMENT. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ONLY OPEN UNTIL 5PM, WE WILL CLOSE UP AND WORK PAST THAT TIME TO FINISH YOUR PIECE AND WILL NEVER CUT YOUR APPOINTMENT SHORT WITHOUT REASON OR LETTING YOU KNOW PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT THAT WE NEED TO DO SO.

    Q. CAN I RETURN ANY ITEMS I PURCHASE FROM THE SHOP?
    A. NO! EVERYTHING IS FINAL SALE! NO EXCEPTIONS!

    Q. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED TO REBOOK APPOINTMENT?
    A. LIFE GETS BUSY SOMETIMES, BUT AS LONG AS YOU PROVIDE US WITH 72 HOURS NOTICE IN PERSON OR ON THE PHONE, YOU WILL BE REBOOKED WITHOUT LOSS OF DEPOSIT. ONLY ONE REBOOK IS PERMITTED. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REBOOKED ONCE YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT AND HAVE TO PUT DOWN A NEW DEPOSIT. EMAILS AND PHONE MESSAGES WILL NOT BE SEEN AS VERBAL CONFIRMATION OF THE NEED TO CHANGE THE APPOINTMENT AND WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF DEPOSIT.

    Q. CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING?
    A. NO! THE MAIN CONCERN WITH GETTING A TATTOO DURING PREGNANCY IS THE RISK OF CONTRACTING AN INFECTION, SUCH AS HEPATITIS AND HIV. ALTHOUGH THE RISK IS SMALL, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU WAIT TO GET A TATTOO UNTIL AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN. AS FOR BREAST FEEDING, THE GREATEST CONCERN IS INFECTION AND STATISTICALLY, INFECTIONS OCCUR MORE FROM IMPROPER AFTERCARE THAN A REPUTABLE SHOP LIKE OURS.

    Q. ARE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE?
    A. YES. THEY COME IN DENOMINATIONS OF $50, $100 OR $200 AMOUNTS, BUT THEY ONLY APPLY TO TATTOO TIME OR PIERCING. THEY CAN'T BE USED TOWARDS MERCH, BEARD CARE, AFTERCARE OR BODY JEWELRY.

    Q. ARE CELL PHONES ALLOWED TO BE USED DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
    A. IN MOST CASES, NO. PLEASE HAVE THEM ON SILENT AND PUT THEM AWAY AS THEY ARE A DISTRACTION AND YOU MOVE WHILE PLAYING ON THEM. PLEASE ASK IF YOU HAVE A VALID REASON TO HAVE IT WITH YOU. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TAKE PHOTOS WITHOUT ASKING PERMISSION FIRST.

    Q. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
    A. CALL THE SHOP 306-662-6200 AND WE CAN EITHER TALK OVER THE PHONE OR FIND AN APPROPRIATE TIME FOR YOU TO COME IN AND TALK IN PERSON.

    Q. WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY TATTOO OR PIERCING APPOINTMENT?
    A.
    1. MAKE SURE TO GET A GOOD NIGHT'S REST AND TO EAT WELL - BRING A SNACK FOR LONG SITS. GOOD THINGS ARE JUICE, POWERADE, SUGARY DRINKS, CANDY - NOTHING MESSY. WATER IS NOT RECOMMENDED AS IT HAS NO SUGAR TO KEEP YOU GOING.
    2. COME WELL RESTED AND SOBER. NO ALCOHOL 24 HOURS BEFORE APPOINTMENT. ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS!!! NOTE: IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO GET REST AND NOT DRINK THE DAY YOU GET YOUR TATTOO.
    3. AVOID WEARING YOUR BEST CLOTHES AS THEY MAY GET INK ON THEM. FOR THOSE GETTING TATTOOS IN MORE PERSONAL AREAS YOU SHOULD WEAR CLOTHING THAT IS GOING TO MAKE THE ARTIST OR PIERCERS JOB EASIER AND SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE COMFORTABLE FOR YOU AS WELL. FOR EXAMPLE: FOR THE AREA UNDER THE BREAST A BIKINI TOP OR CUPS ARE BEST. OR IN THE CASE OF THE HIP BIKINI BOTTOM WORKS GREAT AS WELL. BE WISE ABOUT YOUR CHOICES. REMEMBER COMFORTABLE AND ACCESSIBLE.
    4. DO NOT COME IN DRUNK, HIGH, OR HUNG OVER. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT AND BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.
    5. SHOWER AND PUT ON CLEAN CLOTHES VOID OF LINT, DIRT AND PET HAIR. IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP OUR PARLOUR AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE, POOR HYGIENE AND DIRTY CLOTHING WILL BE GROUNDS FOR LOSS OF DEPOSIT AND YOU WILL NEED TO REBOOK FOR ANOTHER DAY.
    6. CHILDREN (UNLESS THEY THEMSELF ARE THE CLIENT) ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE SHOP, PLEASE FIND A BABYSITTER... A TATTOO AND PIERCING PARLOUR IS NOT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR CHILD TO BE RUNNING AROUND.
    7. IF YOU ARE GETTING LETTERING, DATES OR ROMAN NUMERALS, TRIPLE CHECK IT AS THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY NOT OURS.
    8. BRING YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED PICTURE ID. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS PLEASE LET US KNOW PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT AS YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE 2 OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION. FAILURE TO PRESENT THIS AT THE TIME OF YOUR TATTOO OR PIERCING APPOINTMENT WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF DEPOSIT. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    9. MAKE ALL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PICK-UP AND DROP OFF OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU HAVE PLANED THAT DAY. DO NOT RUSH US TO FINISH UP BECAUSE YOU NEED TO BE SOMEWHERE. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SET ASIDE ENOUGH TIME IN YOUR DAY TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH US.
    10. REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO ROOM FOR HAND HOLDERS. IF YOU MUST HAVE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER (1 NOT AN ENTOURAGE) ACCOMPANY YOU, THEY ARE TO REMAIN IN THE WAITING AREA AND MUST ABIDE BY SHOP RULES. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    11. FOR BOTH TATTOOING AND PIERCING, PLEASE DO NOT WEAR BRONZER, COVER-UP OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF MAKE-UP THAT WILL BE IN THE GENERAL AREA WHERE YOU ARE BEING TATTOOED OR PIERCED. IF WE NEED TO REMOVE IT YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR TIME AND MATERIALS.
    12. IF YOU ARE BEING TATTOOED IN AREA THAT IS QUITE HAIRY, PLEASE HELP US BY USING CLIPPERS OR SHAVING THE AREA FOR US PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR TIME AND MATERIALS TO SHAVE YOU IF YOU ARE OVERLY HAIRY.
    13. PLEASE REMOVE ALL WET, SOILED OR DIRTY FOOTWEAR IN THE LOBBY BEFORE ENTERING THE PARLOUR.
    14. DUE TO ALLERGIES, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING PERFUME, LOTION, OR ANYTHING ELSE CONTAINING COCONUT!!!
    15. REMEMBER YOUR MANNERS AND BE RESPECTFUL!