TATTOO's FAQ

IS IT SAFE TO GET A TATTOO?
Both tattoos and piercings are very safe, as long as each artist and the entire studio adheres to both Universal Precautions and Blood Borne Pathogen Safety Standards. Luckily, DiversityTattoo-Piercing-Smoke Shop treats client safety as the first and foremost priority, requiring the highest level of sterilization possible, going above and beyond the legal requirement of all local health codes and regulations. On the consent form our clients complete before the procedure, we may identify certain instances when it would not be appropriate for an individual to receive a tattoo or piercing; if that happens, we will discuss the safety concerns with our client, but this would be a rare instance.

DO TATTOOS HURT?
Yes, it hurts, but there are lots of people walking around with tattoos and piercings so it’s not unbearable. There are many sensations used to describe the sensation, but it varies greatly from person to person and location on the body.  Some people even like it! If pain is a concern, ask your artist tips to get through the tattoo as quickly and painlessly as possible.

CAN I BRING MY OWN DESIGN?
Of course you can. This tattoo will be on you permanently, so we want to be sure you are totally happy. Bring anything you think might help to capture exactly what you’re looking to get. We also have interactive tattoo software on our touch screens that will help you look for more ideas and styles. This way your artist can create the perfect tattoo for you, regardless if you know exactly what you want or don’t have a clue. We will be happy to work with you in designing a custom piece of art that you will love forever. Visit this link to check our tattoo artists https://www.diversitytattoolv.com/artist

HOW MUCH DO TATTOOS COST?
That depends on the size of the piece and the detail involved. Some pieces cannot be completed in one sitting. You will be given a quote once you meet with the artist and go over the details of what you want.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
For any tattoo or piercing service, you must present a valid driver’s license or government photo ID to be photocopied. By law, you must be at least 18 years old for a tattoo or piercing without a parent/legal guardian present. For underage the minimum age we can do a tattoo is 14 years old, You (and your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor) must also read and sign a waiver / consent form and your parent or legal guardian is require to stay during the whole process of the tattoo.

 

 

HOW DO I SET UP AN APPOINTMENT?
Overt the phone, https://www.diversitytattoolv.com/locations you can reach out to any of our studios using the Contact Form to set up a consultation with the artist of your choice. You can also email a tattoo inquiry over for pricing information. Perhaps the best option, stop by any of our studios to talk to any of our artists about your tattoo idea.

If you are making an appointment, a percentage-based deposit will be required to guarantee any appointment a 50% deposit is required.

ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. You are allowed ONE reschedule with a minimum of 24 hour notice. If you reschedule your appointment with enough notice, your deposit is applied towards your new rescheduled appointment. However, if less than 24 hours notice is given, you will lose your deposit. and must leave another deposit if you choose to reschedule.  We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience, but it is necessary to protect the interests of our artists—their time and efforts are valuable.

WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR TATTOOING MINORS?
DiversityTattoo-Piercing-Smoke Shop will tattoo minors at 14 years of age with parental consent if our artist feels comfortable doing the tattoo. Parent or legal guardian (w/Documentation) must be present with State Issued ID & Minor's ID or birth certificate. We are strict in our requirements to ensure proper age and that valid legal parental consent is presented, so please contact the studio directly ahead of time to find out exactly what you will need to bring to your appointment. If you don’t have this requirements we will not be able to perform any service.

CAN YOU COVER UP AN EXISTING TATTOO?
Our artists can usually cover up or fix most tattoos, even really bad ones. We are always honest, though. If we don’t think it can be successfully covered, we will let you know during the consultation and discuss your options to ensure you will ultimately be happy. At DiversityTattoo-Piercing-Smoke Shop, all of our artists take tremendous pride in their work, making client satisfaction our biggest priority.


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY TATTOO’S HEALING?


Stage 1 (Week 1)
Do not expose the skin to sunlight or UV rays. Do not submerge your tattoo under water. The skin is still very prone to infection, so extra care should be taken to ensure it stays clean and gets good airflow. Following your artist’s aftercare instructions are crucial. At this stage, your tattoo is an open wound and an infection can ruin a tattoo that may have turned out otherwise perfectly. 

Stage 2 (Week 2)
During this stage, there will be a reduced immune response, possible scabbing, and light peeling. The tattoo typically becomes incredibly itchy, but try your best to not scratch it. If you have any scabbing, DO NOT PICK IT. Despite the scab layer, the skin is still a healing wound underneath.

Stage 3 (Week 3 )
During this stage, the skin is repairing all of its structure and beginning to function normally again. The tattoo may appear cloudy or hazy. This is because the skin is still healing. Sometimes, the skin may still be dealing with some inflammation and be warm and feel sore.

Stage 4 (Daily Care)
During Stage 4 the tattoo should be completely healed and looking 100%....as long as you do your best to keep it that way! 

TATTOO AFTERCARE
Your tattoo artist at DiversityTattoo-Piercing-Smoke Shop will give you a basic aftercare guide during your visit, so please follow their instructions.

For the first few days, keep your tattoo clean with a mild soap, using a gentle ointment like A&D or Aquaphor applied very lightly after the skin is dry. This helps keep the skin from drying out.
After 3-5 days, you switch to a fragrance-free lotion instead of an ointment. If you have any signs of scabbing on your new tattoo, be careful to not pick at the scabs—let them fall off naturally.
Continue to use lotion throughout the rest of your healing process (normally a few weeks). Your tattoo will look cloudy during the heal. This is normal and will subside as your skin heals.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your artist or any locations.

 

 

 

PIERCINGS FAQ

IS IT SAFE TO GET A PIERCING?
Both tattoos and piercings are very safe, as long as each artist and the entire studio adheres to both Universal Precautions and Blood Borne Pathogen Safety Standards. Luckily, DiversityTattoo-Piercing-Smoke Shop treats client safety as the first and foremost priority, requiring the highest level of sterilization possible, going above and beyond the legal requirement of all local health codes and regulations. On the consent form our clients complete before the procedure, we may identify certain instances when it would not be appropriate for an individual to receive a tattoo or piercing; if that happens, we will discuss the safety concerns with our client, but this would be a rare instance.

 

DO PIERCINGS HURT?
Yes, it hurts, but there are lots of people walking around with tattoos and piercings so it’s not unbearable. Unlike tattoos, a piercing is a very quick process. They’re usually done in a matter of seconds. After the piercing is done, you can expect to have a little tenderness at the piercing site for at least a few days afterwards.

WHAT KIND OF JEWELRY DO YOU OFFER?
DiversityTattoo-Piercing-Smoke Shop takes great pride in offering one of the largest selections of body jewelry available. All of the jewelry we carry is of the highest quality available. We use 316 surgical steel or titanium jewelry that fills our cases so we can offer you the best jewelry options. 

 


HOW MUCH DO PIERCINGS COST?
https://www.diversitytattoolv.com/price-list-1

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
For any tattoo or piercing service, you must present a valid driver’s license or government photo ID to be photocopied. By law, you must be at least 21 years old for a tattoo or piercing without a parent/legal guardian present.  You (and your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor) must also read and sign a waiver / consent form. We are strict in our requirements to ensure proper age and that valid legal parental consent is presented, so please contact the studio directly ahead of time to find out exactly what you will need to bring to your appointment. If you don’t have this requirements, we will not be able to perform any service.

 

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
No appointment necessary for piercings. All of our piercings are on a first come, first serve walk-in basis.

 

WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR PIERCING MINORS?

We will perform standard piercings on minors at age 14 with parental consent. Parent or legal guardian (w/Documentation) has to be present with State Issued ID & Minor's ID or birth certificate. We are strict in our requirements to ensure proper age and that valid legal parental consent is presented, so please contact the studio directly ahead of time to find out exactly what you will need to bring to your appointment. If you don’t have this requirements we will not be able to perform any service.

 

 

PIERCING AFTERCARE
Oral Piercings (lip, cheek, tongue, etc.)


Your piercing may swell for 1 – 3 weeks.  Take ibuprofen, suck on ice, drink very cold water to help air in reducing inflammation.  For the first 3 weeks rinse your mouth with alcohol free mouthwash (Biotene, Crest Pro-Health, H20cean) after anything that enters your mouth aside from bottled water.  The outside of your mouth around the piercing should be cleaned twice a with an antibacterial soap and Neilmed Aftercare Spray.  It is important NOT to drink alcohol or consume tobacco products for the initial healing period to avoid irritating your piercing severely. For your initial healing period avoid oral sex, or open mouth kissing.  After 3 – 6 weeks have your piercer replace your jewelry with a shorter piece.  This is important as it will aid in the remaining heal time for your piercing as well as help to prevent gum erosion or tooth damage or further discomfort.

DO NOT USE: Alcohol, Hibiclens, Betadine or any petroleum-based product such as Bacitracin or Neosporin.  If you have any concerns, please contact your piercer or contact one of our studios directly.

General Piercings (ear, septum, nostril, navel, surface, nipple, etc.)
In the shower wash your piercing, jewelry and surrounding area once a day with a gentle anti-bacterial soap.  Be sure to clean the entire area and rinse the soap off thoroughly.  After showering, clean the piercing and jewelry with a liberal application of Neilmed Aftercare Spray using a q-tip.  Use the q-tip to gently wipe away any dried or crusty material or blood.  Do this 2 or 3 times a day.  Do not rinse Neilmed Aftercare Spray off.

Male & Female Genital Piercings: Follow the same instructions as stated above.  Be very careful in applying antibacterial soap as this may cause irritation to the urethra and vaginal opening.  For piercings that are transurethral (pass through the urinary tract), or near the urethra, your urine will cleanse the piercing.

DISCLAIMER: These guidelines are based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research and extensive clinical practice. 

 

This is not to be considered to be a substitute for medical advice from a doctor.  Be aware, however, that many doctors and dentists do not have specific training or experience regarding piercing, and may not be educated on how to best assist you.  IF you do get an infection, the jewelry should be left in, so that the infection may drain.  IF the jewelry is removed, the holes may close and result in an abscess.  Always contact your artist if anything seems abnormal or if you have any concerns.

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