Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions:
1) What is your shop minimum?
Our shop minimum is $60.
2) How much is your hourly rate?
Our hourly rate is $120. We do not charge for placement of the tattoo (which can take an hour by itself!) or any consultation. We only charge for ink-to-skin time.
3) Can my friend/parent/partner come with me?
Of course! Bring your support system--we want you to be comfortable!
4) It's my first tattoo and I'm freakin' out! What should I do beforehand?
First things first, most people feel a little apprehensive before a tattoo. I have never had a client say it was worse than they expected so hopefully that helps a bit. Remember not to drink alcohol the night before getting tattooed (feel free to indulge after if you wish) and make sure to eat a good meal beforehand. Don't run a marathon or do hot yoga or any other really taxing activities before your tattoo.
5) How do I book an appointment?
Fill out a consultation form on your website under, "Contact". Once we get your form, we'll set you up with the best artist for the piece.
6) Do I need to pay a deposit?
Some of our artists take deposits for drawings and then use it towards the price of your tattoo.
7) How do I know Gypsy is clean and hygienic?
We will open a fresh sealed needle for each tattoo. We wear gloves the entire time we are near your tattoo. We also clean our entire work-space after each tattoo with Cavicide--a cleaner that is used in hospitals. We take cleanliness very seriously. Your safety is our concern.
8) I'm a member of an LGBTQ group. Am I safe?
You are more than safe at Gypsy--you're among friends and family. Be yourself and let us help you have a great experience in a caring setting.
9) Uh oh. My tattoo looks dry and flaky after a few days?
Totally normal part of the healing process! Generally this is all part of healing the tattoo but if you feel concerned, reach out to your artist!
10) How do I cancel?
Email your artist asap so we can open up your appointment time.
11) When can I expect to hear back from my artist?
We get anywhere from 20-30 emails each day. Our artists will respond to each person as soon as possible--keep in mind that they are also drawing, tattooing, and designing each day so our response time may vary. Please know that we take our time and answer each person individually--we believe that you are worth a personal response.
12) Can I get a touch up on my tattoo?
Sure! Free touch ups for life. Just fill out the consultation form and we'll make sure we get you in asap.
13) I called but nobody answered.
You probably called when we are tattooing and nobody is available to take your call. Please email email@example.com. This is the best way to get a hold of us.
14) Do you tattoo minors?
Alas, we only tattoo folks who are 18 and over. No exceptions. Get in touch when you're 18 and we'd be honored to give you your first ink!