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Do tattoos hurt?

Yes, but not as much as you'd think. After being tattooed for a short period of time, your body’s natural pain-killers, endorphins, kick in and make it much more manageable. How long these endorphins last usually defines your natural 'limit' as to how long a tattoo session you can handle. 

How long does it take to get a tattoo?

There is no set answer on how long it takes to get tattooed. There are an abundance of variables that determine how long each tattoo takes, from placement on your body to how large the piece is.  A small, highly detailed tattoo could very well take the same amount of time as a large, not so detailed piece.

How much does a tattoo cost?

The cost of a tattoo is dependent on several factors such as the size of a tattoo, placement and skin type. It is highly recommend to not shop around for the best price. Instead, view artists' portfolios. Do not expect a good artist to come cheap & don’t settle, this decision will be with you for the rest of your life.

Should I have a drink to steady my nerves before getting my tattoo?

No. Alcohol thins your blood considerably. In turn, this causes excessive bleeding while getting tattooed. This not only makes it difficult for your artist, but will have the effect of 'washing out' ink as it is being laid in. 

Who should not get a tattoo?

It is not advisable to get a tattoo if your immune system is compromised in any way; if you have severe allergies; are pregnant or breast feeding; if you have communicable disease; if you are taking certain medications such as blood thinners; or if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

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