Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect on my first tattoo?
So you're about to get your first tattoo, but you don't know what to do or expect? We're here to help. See the FAQ below. Have more questions? Call your nearest Atomic Tattoos location or stop in and consult with an artist!
All our locations typically reserve time for walk-in’s daily. You may want to call ahead to confirm availability. If you’d like to make an appointment, you’ll want to schedule with the artist directly or stop in for a consultation to set one up.
Yes. But typically not as bad as you’d expect. We feel the end result is worth the temporary discomfort!
Trick question! It depends! For large scale pieces, we always recommend stopping in and consulting with an artist in person. Prices can vary by size, body placement, detail of the final design, and the artist’s speed and skill level. If you have a budget in mind, let your artist know.
Tipping is the best way to show your artist they did a great job and you love your new piece! We recommend tipping around 20% of your service.
No, but if you decide you no longer want the agreed upon tattoo, the deposit can be used toward store credit at any location.
In Florida, to get a tattoo, you must be at least 16 years old with parental consent. The parental consent form must be notarized. The minor and parent/ legal guardian must have valid government issued photo identification in hand. The parent/ legal guardian must be present in store.
In Florida, to get a piercing, ages vary depending on the specific piercing. The minor must have parental consent. The parental consent form must be notarized. The parent/ legal guardian must be present in store with valid government issued photo identification in hand.
You are also subject to the artist or piercer’s discretion. You may want to call ahead or stop in for a consultation to make sure the artist or piercer is comfortable performing the service you wish to receive.
Some locations have a notary on staff for a $10 cash fee. Call ahead to check availability.
You may print the notary form under the “Forms” section on our website.
The artist or piercer will go over aftercare instructions with you at the time of your service. Instructions and healing times can vary.
Most importantly, we recommend washing your new tattoo or piercing with unscented soap and warm water daily.
You can view or print our detailed aftercare instructions under the “Forms” section on our website.