Important Information & FAQ
Do I need an appointment for a tattoo?
Yes, we are a private tattoo studio open by appointment only. We are not available for walk-ins.
How do I book an appointment for a tattoo?
To book an appointment for a tattoo we require a $100 non-refundable deposit and a 48-hour notice to reschedule an appointment. All consultations are done via email. Please email your preferred tattoo artist directly to inquire.
Why do you need a 48-hour notice to reschedule an appointment and why is the deposit non-refundable?
Appointments are blocks of time that we set aside in our day for you. When we reserve you a specific date and time, if you do not show for your appointment, you show late, or we are not given adequate notice to reschedule, we can not fill that time slot with another client. This is valuable time that is wasted and it costs us business. The deposit, that is forfeited in this situation, only partially compensates us for lost revenue. Also it’s unfair to our clients who may have wanted that particular date and time but could not book it because it was set aside for your appointment. So therefore, it is important to show up (and show up on time) for your appointment or give us advance notice if you need to reschedule.
How do custom designs work and is there a fee for this?
Yes. We require a commitment on your part of $100 on all custom drawings. This fee goes towards the cost of your tattoo and comes off the final balance. It is non-refundable and can not be applied to anything other than the commissioned design. If you decide to change the subject matter of your design once we have created a drawing for you, then we will need to collect another drawing fee. As artists we have to be fairly compensated for our drawing time and expertise. We do not mind making small changes to a design at our customers request. However, to avoid us spending extra time drawing multiple drafts to accommodate on-going change requests, we ask that you have clarity on what you want prior to starting the design process. This way we we will not have to ask for an additional fee to cover our drawing time. You will also be much happier with the results when you are confident in what you want at the onset. Referring to the artist’s expertise and allowing them creative freedom also results in a better experience.
I found a picture of a tattoo I like on the internet and I want it done exactly like it. Is this possible?
As original artists who take pride in our work, we will not copy another artist’s creation. You are welcome to bring in reference pictures to show us what you have in mind and we will use these, as inspiration only, to create something unique for you.
Do you tattoo under the age of 18?
You must be 18 years of age with photo ID to get a tattoo at Atomic Cherry. No exceptions, not even with parental consent.
Can I bring my friends or my kids with me on the day of my tattoo appointment?
Because we are a small studio we are unable to accommodate guests or additional people. Please come alone to your appointment.
What else do I need to know about getting a tattoo at your location?
We recommend you dress comfortably for your tattoo. Please do not drink alcohol or take any pain medication. If you are having a large tattoo done that will take several hours, bring snacks. You might also want to bring music and earbuds or a book to help you relax. Have a good night’s sleep the evening before and eat well before coming in. Think happy thoughts. We want you to enjoy yourself and have the best possible experience.