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Q: When is your next opening?
A: This is our most asked question and there is never an easy answer. It depends on what you want, where and our artist's availability. Athena and Bambi are usually booked out about 2 months or more in advance. Michaela and Laura are generally booked out 1-2 weeks in advance. Our artist Mark is with us 1 week every month and books about a month in advance. It is best to send us an email with your phone number and reference pictures and we will reach out when we are scheduling.
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 though it is legal in ND with parental consent and proper I.D.
Q: Do I need to schedule an appointment?
A: Yes. We accept same day appointments when we can, however, due to high demand availability varies from day to day. It is always best to email in your references and give us a call as soon as we open to ask about our availability. For a large custom design, it is required to schedule an appointment to allow time for the artist to draw your tattoo.
Q: What is a consultation?
A: A consultation is a brief scheduled appointment to talk to your artist and discuss the details of your future tattoo. All of our consults are over the phone and scheduled between 12-1pm Tuesday - Saturday.
Q: How do I set up a consultation?
A: Send us your phone number, artist preference, and a brief description of your tattoo along with any photo references you may have to . After we receive your email, we will call you to set up a date and a time.
Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A: Your artist will schedule your appointment during your consultation. If you want a simple tattoo that doesn't require a consultation, an artist will reach out to you after they get your initial email and will work to book you an appointment. If you're not sure if you need a consult, give us a call or shoot us an email and we will direct you. All appointments will require a deposit. No dates will be saved without a deposit.
Q: What is your deposit policy?
A: We require a $50 deposit for tattoos that take less than 1 hour, and 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 require a 48 hour notice to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment within 48 hours, you will lose your deposit. If you no show, you will also lose your deposit. If you change your mind and decide you don't want a tattoo anymore, you will lose your deposit. 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: No. Artists require deposits before working on a drawing for your tattoo. All drawings will be guaranteed finished the day of your appointment. If there are any elements of the design that are important to you, be sure to thoroughly communicate that to your artist during your consult. If you'd like to make any changes to your design after your consult, please be sure to send an update to our email ATTN: YOUR ARTISTS NAME with a minimum of a few days advanced notice. 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. This applies to all tattoos no matter how small or simple. Each artist in our shop has different rates based on experience and efficiency. 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. We prefer cash as a payment method.
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 also work. 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 prefer cash. We have an ATM on premise. 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 eat a good meal prior and bring some snacks and beverages with a little sugar in it to keep your blood sugar steady. 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 present and texting and talking causes unnecessary movement when you are being asked to remain as still as possible.
Q: Can I bring a friend to my appointment?
A: No. Due to the small and intimate size of our studio, privacy of our other clients and in the interest in creating the best possible environment to create the best tattoos possible; we do not allow guests or group tattoos. There are no exceptions to this rule. Group or friend tattoos may be booked one after another, but neither party will be allowed to stay in the studio while the other is 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 it is greatly appreciated.
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: What is your COVID safety protocol?
A: We are currently requiring the use of a mask. When you arrive, your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to wash your hands for 20 seconds at a hand washing station near the front door. We are using barrier tape and sanitizing all iPads used for your check-in paperwork. Our stations are set up a minimum of 6 feet apart. All artists are required to mask up. We also have HEPA filters installed throughout the shop to purify and cleanse the air. We are asking all clients to fill out a COVID questionnaire before getting tattooed, and to please refrain from coming into the studio if they are experiencing any symptoms.
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, 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.
Q: Do you accept credit cards or is your shop cash only?
A: We prefer cash payments, however we accept credit cards if necessary. We do have an ATM inside the tattoo shop.
Do you have any other questions you don't see answered here? Give us a call. We're happy to help!