FAQ > Tattoos

Frequently Asked


How do I book a tattoo appointment?

It’s always suggested to call ahead to book an appointment for a consultation with one of our artists. After you and the artist discuss design, a future appointment can be reserved by leaving a deposit that is subtracted from the final cost of the tattoo.

What is a deposit for?

A deposit is required to reserve your tattoo appointment and allows the artist to proceed with the design. If you fail to arrive for your scheduled appointment or if you don't give us adequate notice of cancellation, your deposit is forfeited for the work that was done in preparation for your tattoo. *See below for tattoo cancellation policy.

But I’m from out of town, how can I make an appointment?

It's sometimes difficult to email quotes, and have consults through email etc. as the tattoo artists don't have direct access to replying to emails.  We’ll try our best to make this work for you.  If further consultation is needed we’ll probably have one of our artists contact you by phone.  The artist will be able to get your full ideas and give more accurate cost and time quote.  This way you'll get the best service possible and get the perfect tattoo you're looking for.

How much does it cost to get a tattoo?

Tattoos are priced during your consultation with the artist.  They will be able to give you a rough quote once they discuss your ideas with you.


How old do I have to be to get a tattoo and do I need ID?

The age for getting tattooed is 18 with proper ID.  Clients that are 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent with proper identification. ID accepted is a Driver's License, Passport, Health Card with photo, BYID card, Birth Certificate with Student Card.   We require all clients to produce proper identification upon request to get a tattoo at Thrive Studios.

Is everything sterilized?

To achieve proper sterilization it takes multiple steps.  Just owning an autoclave (sterilizer) doesn't mean its functioning properly or even achieving sterilization.  We test our autoclave weekly and the results are available to view at anytime.  Our studio uses fully-disposable, single use supplies for each appointment. 

Can I bring my toddlers and family pets to watch?

Please arrange for babysitting prior to your appointment.  No pets in the treatment areas.


I'm pregnant; can I still get a tattoo?

It is not recommended to get tattooed while pregnant or nursing.


I’ve had a couple drinks at lunch, can I still get tattooed?

To reschedule a tattoo we appreciate two business days.  Cancellations require two weeks' notice to receive a full refund of the deposit back.  Failure to change or cancel an appointment in the required time will result in loss of deposit for the studio and artist’s loss of time invested for your appointment.

Can I cancel or reschedule a tattoo?

It’s always suggested to call ahead to book an appointment for a consultation with one of our artists. After you and the artist discuss design, a future appointment can be reserved by leaving a deposit that is subtracted from the final cost of the tattoo.

Should I tip my tattoo artist?

Tips are greatly appreciated but not expected. 





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