Frequently Asked Questions
Where to place a tattoo is, and always should be, your own decision. Don’t be influenced by “it’ll hurt less there” or “it’ll be cooler here”, get the tattoo where YOU want it! This is all a matter of personal taste.
You can get whatever you want, and whatever your artist is willing to do. You can choose a picture off the wall, or you can have them create a custom piece just for you. Your only limit is your own imagination.
As far as where you should get it goes, just keep in mind what you do for work and the type of social circles you are in. You might want to consider placing your tattoo where it can be easily covered up with normal clothing.
Yes, but all tattoos will age.
Sun, improper healing, and poor health, will affect the final results. Your skin is not linoleum, all tattoos age. How well they age depends on the size, and placement. Older tattoos can be redone and recolored. Unwanted tattoos can be covered with a new tattoo (cover up tattoo) or removed (laser treatment).
Yes, as long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions.
Questions surrounding tattoo prices are extremely tough to answer, and ones that can never be answered accurately by anyone besides an actual artist who knows exactly what you want as your tattoo – and even then it may still be impossible to give you an exact answer until your tattoo is completely finished.
Small tattoo cost as such which are not fix but it depends on the design, size and hours.
It is impossible to quote a price without seeing a design. Custom tattooing costs according to the time involved. Larger and complex tattoos can cost thousands of dollars, while smaller and simpler things cost less. Do not forget we have literally thousands of tattoo designs for you to choose from.
As is the case for any other tattoo, finger tattoo cost depends on the design, placement and tattoo artist’s expertise. Typically, however, your finger tattoo could be around $50 to $100. But even if the initial price is something you’re willing to drop, you have to remember that retouching costs add up.
So in general, having such a small tattoo comes with a big cost. If you’re willing to spend the money for a temporary tattoo that will most likely hurt, then go for it. If not, then you may want to consider a different type of tattoo.
But regardless of the downsides of finger tattoos, they’re still unique and delicate. And it could also be a good reason to get a tattoo that you’re not sure you want to commit to for years and years to come. Why not, right?
Some artists charge by the hour, some will charge by the piece. Although these days hourly charge is more popular.
Tattoo artists set their prices according to their skills, quality of work, and experience.
This is why you should not shop around for the best price, but the best quality. It is definitely better to wait until you can afford to pay for a quality service from experienced artist work you love instead of haggling over prices.
It’s the same with plastic surgeons, the best once charge the most because when it comes to your body and health you don’t want to go cheap, you are investing in yourself.
Let’s start with the fact, that in most of the cases when you come in into a tattoo studio there is usually someone at the desk that will have a chat with you, explain some stuff listen to your ideas and also try to match your idea with the best artist in the studio.
They also do the booking for you, take deposits, write you an appointment card, answers your emails and phone calls and also confirms your appointment. And that person needs to get paid for their job.
Then there is a consultation time you spend with the artist and time they spend later on designing your tattoo.
We accept Cash, Paytm & Cards. We do not accept personal checks. (Sorry!)
If you experience long healing times (more than two weeks) or noticeable shinny-ness on the healed tattoo it is very likely that you will need touch ups. Allow time for the skin to settle down to a more normal condition before having your touch ups (1-5 months, but no more than 6 months).
All tattoos do not need a touch-up. However, when your skin’s natural healing process might create imperfections in your tattoo. You will need some extra detailing to fix the issue. In fact, you can avoid touching up by following some precautions. You need to follow the aftercare instructions of your tattoo artist for healing.
You need to avoid sun exposure as well. It is suggested to cover your tattoo while being under the sun. You can also apply a sunscreen lotion to offer required protection to your tattoo and to avoid early fading.
As it depends on the details of the design approximate 45 minutes are enough if not too much detailed.
Wrist tattoos hurt, just like any other tattoo.
Needles are puncturing your skin and injecting it with ink. How can that not cause pain? But certain parts of the body can tolerate tattoo pain better than others and your own personal threshold has to be considered in that equation.
Covering up a tattoo that you do not like or want anymore is a harder process than it seems, for the person and the tattoo artist. Depending on how big the piece is you want to cover, you might need to go a little larger than the original tattoo.
This means more pain over scar tissue, a bigger price for the tattoo, and trying to figure out an idea to cover it up with. It’s hard coming up with an idea because you and the tattoo artist have to agree with an idea and both be happy with the ending result.
The short answer is yes. It does hurt to get a tattoo.
When you’re sitting for a tattoo, a specially designed tattoo needle pierces through your skin at approximately 10-15 needle drops per second, fast enough to avoid puncturing the skin and cause bleeding and slow enough to avoid tearing the skin.
Your skin has three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. Because the epidermis is constantly replenishing itself, the needle needs to penetrate through the dermis layer to make the tattoo permanent. For this to occur, the tip of the needle attached to the machine is entering your skin layers approximately 1/16″ of an inch.
Of course it hurts, but you want me to say it does not !!! The pain is an outside pain (irritation), not an inside one (tooth ache).
It hurts less than a “Poke in the eye with a sharp stick” “Anyone who wants a tattoo will be able to stand the pain.” No, you do not need to be drunk to get a tattoo… In fact, if you are obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol, any professional artist will refuse to tattoo you.
You should wait until the tattoo has completely healed.
We work hard to make sure our customers love their ink, but people do come in asking if we can re-do work they got elsewhere and how soon that can happen.
The surface of your tattoo usually heals in 2-3 weeks, but it might take up to 2 months for the tattoo to heal completely. Make sure to meet and check with your artist ahead of time, just to make sure the skin’s ready for a cover-up, so you’ll be good to go when your appointment day comes along.
You can get a tattoo any time of the year, your skin gets a lot more abuse during the summer with swimming, tanning and just being exposed to the elements more. Fall and winter are really the best seasons to get a tattoo.
A new tattoo takes about three weeks to look as if it was always there, but they heal like any other scratch or scrape, or approximately two weeks. Checkout our Tattoo Aftercare Section for details.
These kinds of products are really not recommended. Black Poison Tattoo Studio will give some precaution instructions after you get your new tattoo. Checkout our Tattoo Aftercare Section for details.
Sunbathing and tanning beds might be really tempting, but are not a wise choice if you have tattoos. Checkout our Tattoo Aftercare Section for details.
Yes tattoos are art. However, some tattoos are good art, poorly done… and some tattoos are bad art, done well. Find a tattooist who is competent with both a pencil and a tattoo machine.
You must be 18 years of age and have a picture ID issued by a government or state. We do not tattoo minors with or without parental permission.
Listen to your artist! Not your friend, your mailperson, or your Uncle. Follow the provided aftercare instructions provided by your artist! You came to them for a reason, and they are just as invested in your healing properly as you are. How you take care of your tattoo can directly affect how it turns out in the long run.
Scabbing, flaking, peeling, dryness are all natural parts of the healing process. Severe scabs that are deep and thick may indicate a need to change your aftercare routine and should be addressed with your tattoo artist.
More often than not, what you perceive as an infection, is actually an irritation. Allergic reactions or infections are extremely rare. If you think there is an issue, please come speak with your artist. If there is an actual infection, a physician will help you get healthy, hopefully without allowing personal prejudice against tattoos or tattoo artists to cloud their professional responsibility.
We will always give you the absolute best tattoo we are capable of. It is best to circumvent the need for tattoo removal by choosing your artist and your design wisely. Check their portfolio. Remember that you are getting a tattoo that you want to be able to live with for the rest of your life. Tattoo removal is still a painful, expensive, and imprecise process.
Before we start with the machine, we show you how your tattoo will look. This is done by tracing the tattoo on the part where you want your tattoo to be done.
Yes. Appointments are available. Appointments require a deposit and can be made in person, or via Paytm, depending on the individual situation. Deposits are absolutely non-refundable and are applied towards the cost of the tattoo.
Do not make an appointment unless you are sure. Consultation appointments can take 2-3 weeks to get scheduled, and we are generally booked out roughly 2-3 weeks for the actual tattoo appointment, depending on my workload.
48 hours notice is required for cancellations or reschedules. We do not give reminder calls, and ultimately you are responsible for showing up to your appointment.
At the consultation appointment: PLEASE BE PREPARED WITH PRINTOUTS OF IDEAS OF STYLES YOU LIKE. A printout is a physical piece of paper with an image on it. Not your computer, not your iphone.
If you have any other questions that we haven’t answered here, please feel free to contact us.