(1) IS IT PAINFUL?

It’s more of a “stinging” and “irritating” sensation as opposed to being painful.

(2) HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET TATTOOED?

South Carolina law requires that you be 18 years old to get tattooed. Proper ID in the form of state or federal issued photo ID is required. There is no provision in the law that allows minors to get tattooed.

(3) DO TATTOOS FADE ON HANDS AND FEET?

Tattoos on fingers and toes have a tendency to fade due to the blood circulation not being as good in these areas. If you keep the design “above the knuckles” you will see a noticeable difference in the healing.

(4) CAN I BRING MY OWN PICTURE?

Yes, our artists can usually reproduce any artwork that is brought to us. Pictures sometimes need to be modified to work as a good tattoo.

(5) DO YOU DO CUSTOM TATTOOS?

Yes, if you can’t find what you’re looking for then we can create one for you. A small deposit is normally taken to have a larger or more complex design requiring an appointment created for you. This is dependent on the time needed to create a one of a kind piece for you. Your deposit will be deducted from the final cost once you have been tattooed.

(6) IS EVERYTHING STERILE?

Yes, our needles are autoclave sterilized at 270 degrees and are single-use only. All packages are opened in front of the customer during setup and all indicators show that proper sterilization has been achieved. All surfaces including the chair are sanitized between each client. During the tattoo all surfaces are covered with single-use lap cloths and barrier film. The inks are placed in individual caps, which are disposed of after the tattoo. Sterile barrier film is used to cover all exposed cords, knobs, machines, spray bottles, etc. which is also disposed of after each tattoo.

(7) WHAT COLORS SHOW UP ON DARK SKIN?

Generally, black, gray, red, and green work the best on darker complexions. Lighter colors have a tendency to blend in with the skin tone.

(8) CAN I COVER UP AN OLD OR UNWANTED TATTOO?

Yes. Most designs can be covered with another tattoo. Normally, color and fine lines work well for cover-ups but some situations may be different. It is always best to consult one of our artists to see what will work best for you.

(9) WHERE SHOULD I PUT IT?

As much as we would like to tell you, please remember: YOUR BODY, YOUR LIFE, YOUR DECISION! South Carolina State law does prohibit tattooing on the head, neck, or face. If it sticks out past an average t-shirt collar, we can’t tattoo it!

(10) HOW MUCH ARE TATTOOS?

Tattoos differ in price. Most designs are priced once we see the size, color, and complexity of the design. Larger designs may require an hourly rate and can be determined by your artist.

(11) CAN I BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY SUBSTANCES?

Drugs and alcohol can cause you to bleed more freely and this will affect the healing of the tattoo. We do not tattoo anyone under the influence and if you are on prescription medication please consult your physician prior to getting a tattoo.

(12) DO YOU TAKE APPOINTMENTS OR SHOULD i JUST WALK IN?

You may do either of the two. Walk-ins are always welcome or you may set an appointment with just one day notice.

(13) WHERE DOES IT HURT THE MOST/LEAST?

Everything is relative and everyone is different. Your pain tolerance is different from the next person and what feels uncomfortable to you may feel quite nice to another person. The main thing is to get the tattoo exactly where you want it the most, it’s a permanent piece of art!

(14) HOW LONG IS THE HEALING TIME?

Normally, on a healthy person with proper aftercare, a tattoo takes up to thirty days to totally heal. Once again, no two people heal the same.

(15) CAN I GO SWIMMING AFTER THE TATTOO?

Your new tattoo should not be soaked or saturated in any type of water for a period of 5-7 days. Daily washing is still recommended during the healing period.

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KNOTTY HEADZ 
BODY PIERCING
1608 Decker Blvd. 
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 790-7029  or  (803) 603-0641

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