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Q: How old do I need to be to get a tattoo?
A: Age requirements vary from shop to shop, so make sure to do research in your area. In our studio, you must be 18 years of age. We will not tattoo anyone under the age of 18, even with parental consent and proper I.D.
Q: Do I need to schedule an appointment?
A: It is preferred! We will happily accept walk-ins, however due to high demand availability varies from day to day. It is always best to give us a call to ask about our walk-in availability. For a large custom design, it is required to schedule an appointment to allow time for the artist to draw your tattoo.
Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A: We will schedule your appointment after you have had a consultation with your artist. This can be done immediately following your consultation, or you can give us a call at (701)566-5407 to get it set up (only after you have had a consultation). We do not book appointments by email or facebook.
Q: How do I set up a consultation?
A: You can give us a call or stop into the shop to get scheduled. Consultations are a free-of-charge, half-hour scheduled appointment where you get to meet with your artist and discuss the details of your future tattoo! If you are out of town or unable to make it into the studio for a consultation, we will happily set you up for a skype consult. Feel free to email us at .
Q: What do I need to bring to my Consultation?
A: Please bring in printed copies of any reference materials you may have. These can be images you have found on the internet, quick sketches that you or a friend have drawn, or original photographs. If you are unable to print out your references, we are happy to do that for you prior to your appointment. Email your references to firstname.lastname@example.org a few days before your scheduled consultation so that we are prepared for you when you arrive. You will need to leave a deposit for your upcoming tattoo appointment. We happily accept cash or card as payment. No checks.
Q: What is your deposit policy?
A: We require either a $50 deposit for tattoos that take less than 1 hour, or a $100 deposit for appointments that take more than 1 hour. Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. We DO NOT accept gift certificates as deposits. If you are unable to make it to your scheduled appointment, we are more than happy to hold onto your deposit until you are ready to reschedule to a new date. Your deposit will then transfer to your new scheduled appointment. The amount of the deposit will be taken off the final price of the tattoo. If you are scheduled for multiple sessions, your deposit will be taken off the final price on the final session.
Q: Can you draw something for me first, before I decide to get it?
A: During your consultation, your artist will sketch out your design to get all of your ideas solidified. All drawings will be finished the day of your appointment. If there are any changes you would like to see in the design let your artist know, and they will be changed at that time. Your artist will not start drawings for your appointment until you have left your deposit for your scheduled tattoo. In some cases, mostly for larger pieces/cover-ups, your artist will freehand the tattoo directly onto your skin with marker.
Q: How much is a tattoo?
A: The cost of your tattoo varies on the size, the complexity of the design, and where you decide to place it. Our shop minimum is $75. This applies to all tattoos no matter how small or simple. Every tattoo in our shop is custom designed, so we do not price our tattoos at an hourly rate. Any tattoo that can be finished within one session will be charged a flat rate; which will be decided on the day of your consultation. For large custom pieces that take multiple sessions to finish, it will be a flat daily rate for an all day session. If you are sticking to a budget, let your artist know so they can book and draw your piece accordingly.
Q: What should I bring to my appointment?
A: Most importantly you will need to bring in a GOVERNMENT ISSUED OR STATE I.D. as we need to fill out paperwork before your artist works on you. A valid drivers license, passport, military I.D. or state I.D will work perfectly. If you do not bring your I.D. with you, you will not be getting tattooed, and you will forfeit your deposit. You will also need to bring some form of payment for your service. We accept cash, or card. We do not accept checks. We ask that you come in clean, and in comfortable clothing. Don't wear fancy clothing, as tattooing can be a messy process. Think about the placement of your tattoo and dress accordingly. You can bring along a sweater/sweatshirt in case you get cold while you get tattooed. For a full day session, we suggest that you bring some snacks and beverages with you to keep your blood sugar up. A lot of our clients will bring in laptops, iPads, books, magazines, etc. to keep occupied. We ask that you remain aware of your cellphone usage during your tattoo appointment. Although using your cellphone is fine, please remember that your artist is there with you as well.
Q: Can I bring a friend to my appointment?
A: We do not have a policy against bringing in a friend to sit with you to keep you company while you get tattooed. Due to limited floor space, we do not like to see an entourage of friends crowding around your artists station, so it is limited to ONE friend in the tattoo station. If you happen to bring many friends with you, we will ask kindly that they stay in the waiting area. We are located downtown Fargo, which is full of awesome places for your friends to hang out while you get tattooed.
Q:What if I can't make it to my appointment?
A: We ask that you give us at least 48 hours notice. You will need to call the shop to make any changes to your appointment, keeping in mind that store hours are from 12pm-8pm, so any messages left after 8pm will not be checked until the following day. If we do not hear from you within that time, you will lose your deposit. If there is an emergency, please call us as soon as you can.
Q: Should I tip my tattoo artist?
A: Yes, if you are happy with your experience with your artist. Tipping is customary in the service industry. This is not stating that you have to tip your artist, however those who do tip will be remembered fondly. Those who do not, well, they will be remembered.
Q: Is getting a tattoo safe?
A: We cannot speak for every studio out there, but here at Amarok we take your health and safety very seriously. So yes, if you come to us, it will be a very safe procedure. We are very diligent about sanitation and cleanliness. You will notice our artists use single-use needles, disposable ink cups, razors, etc. Everything the artist touches will have a barrier to protect both you and themselves from cross-contamination. We work very closely with the City of Fargo health department to make sure that we are using every precaution and procedure necessary to keep our environment very safe and sanitary for all of our clients and staff.
Q: Is it going to hurt?
A:The short answer, Yes. The long answer: Pain is relative. What might be painful to some, may not be painful to others. Everyone has a different way of dealing with pain. It will be a more painful experience if your system is under any stress(i.e. hungover, really tired, sick, etc.), so make sure to get plenty of rest the night before your tattoo, and make sure to eat a good meal before you come in. In most cases, the pain is tolerable and you will be just fine.
Q: What if I neet a touch-up?
A: We will happily provide you with one free touch-up appointment within the first year. Keep in mind that some restrictions may apply. If you have any questions about our touch-up restrictions, you can give us a call, email us, or stop in the shop.