Tattoo and Piercing FAQ
We are currently operating under the state mandated restrictions to help keep our Artists and clients safe. Absolutely every person who wishes to visit the shop must have an appointment. We are not allowed Walk-ins and the front door is locked. For appointment inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your phone number as well as your name and what the appointment is for. All clients must come alone to maintain the lower capacity requirements. We are currently not allowing anyone under the age of 18 in the building. Everyone must wear a mask at all times while in the building. Because of the lockdown and these restrictions, our schedule has been pushed quite far out. We humbly ask for your patience and compassion during these difficult times.
When are you open?
We are typically open Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 7:30pm
How much do tattoos cost?
This is a little like asking how much does a car cost-LOL. Tattoos can be anywhere from an artist's minimum to many many hours. Discussing the design with your artist (in person) is really the only way to get an accurate estimate. That being said, we have 5 resident artists working at $150 am hour. We charge by the hour and use a timer as to be fair to everyone involved.
Does getting tattooed hurt?
Each individual’s pain threshold is very different. Some people think one part of the body is very painful while others have no problem sitting through that particular spot. Each area of the body is different. In the end, most people compare the pain to an annoyance or persistent scratching feeling. Remember, if you are confident in your artist and the design you have created it greatly helps you to be calm which will decrease your perception of pain.
How long do I have to wait to go swimming, take a bath, or go in my hot tub?
It is best to wait a minimum of two weeks (unless you use the DermSheild product). If you have issues healing your tattoo you may have to wait longer. Submerging a fresh tattoo in any kind of water will result in possible scarification and definitely improper healing. It is best to take showers and let the water softly fall over the area, being careful not to soak it. Always gently dab, not rub, with a disposable paper towel or a very clean towel to dry.
Do you accept walk-ins?
Yes! We happily accept walk ins if we have an artist available and your tattoo design is ready to go or requires minimal drawing time. Walk ins are first come first serve, calling ahead does not reserve a time for you, we do not make appointments without a cash deposit and a design drawn.
Can I bring my own jewelry to get a piercing?
No. Good Vibes only uses the highest quality surgical steel or titanium jewelry for initial piercing. Any other type of lower grade metal can cause infection and improper healing. We also sterilize all jewelry and ensure it is fit to be used in your body. When you bring in your own jewelry, our Body Piercer cannot guarantee the quality, healing, or sterilization of the jewelry. All of our piercing prices include the jewelry. If you have any questions that are not listed here, please contact Good Vibes today to speak to one of our professional tattoo artists or body piercers.
Should I use sea salt on my piercing?
No. The piercer here at Good Vibes has been professionally piercing since 1999 and through her experience with not only her clients but with other people having been pierced in the area, sea salt is typically over used and causes more healing problems and isn't needed. That being said, we without a doubt recommend you follow the instructions given to you by your professional piercer and GO BACK TO THEM if you have difficulties healing.