Whether visiting our Vancouver BC or Toronto ON locations, you’ll need to be 18 years of age with government issued photo ID. Some of our artists will accept clients aged 17, but with and only with parental consent.
The average hourly cost for our professional tattooing service runs between $175-$190 per hour, starting at a minimum of $100 (i.e. a small tattoo). As per industry standard, a deposit (contingent upon the estimate) is required. All custom tattoos require in-person consultations in advance to scheduling the tattoo to ensure that you get the results you want!
Leave bandage on for 4 to 6 hours, or artist recommended time. Or, if wearing a second skin (clear adhesive), leave on for 12 hours. Remove bandage and thoroughly wash tattoo in warm water with a mild, unscented soap, such as Simple Cleanse. Never re-bandage the tattoo. Pat your new tattoo dry using a clean paper towel and allow to air-dry for the remainder of the day. From this point, you will wash the tattoo for no more than 20 seconds a day. On the third or fourth day, or, when the tattoo begins to dry out, you may begin to apply a thin layer of an unscented, water based moisturizer, such as Simple Shield, no more than twice daily. Please remember to only use the lotion if the tattoo is feeling dry, tight or itchy. Too little lotion is better than too much. Do not pick or scratch at the tattoo during healing. Do not swim or soak the tattoo during healing and keep the tattoo out of direct sunlight. After healing is complete (about two to four weeks time), always cover the tattoo with sunblock to keep the tattoo looking crisp. Any deviation from these instructions will void your free touch up. If you have any questions, please contact our studios directly. Happy healing!
Simple Cleanse is an organic moisturizing cleanser with a blend of hemp seed and aloe that is super gentle to the skin and your fresh tattoo and piercing.
Formulated with mild vegetable based cleansers, including skin enhancing botanical extracts and a high level of aloe which can assist in alleviating irritation. Hemp oil contains healthy essential fatty acid (EFA) composed of Linoleic (LA), Linolenic (LNA) acids and also contains the relatively rare Gamma-Linolenic (GLA) acid that the body needs, but does not produce. Omega 3 is also found in Hemp oil and has been found to assist in correcting problematic skin, acne, and eczema. Free of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulphate & Parabens.
Simple Shield is an organic moisturizer with a vegetable based derivative that boosts the production of the water holding molecules present in the dermis and retains moisture that replenishes the lipid content of the skin. Blocking the penetration of allergens and toxins and act as a natural antioxidant. SimpleShield boosts the skin’s ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, hydrate, and protect itself. Provides an essential protective barrier against all three types of harmful free radicals on the skin, shielding against environmental damage and stress. Dramatically improves the texture and appearance of the skin and tattoo by protecting, repairing, firming and smoothing, while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
Contact our Vancouver studios or Toronto shop ahead of time to find out if we have aftercare products in stock.