CONSULTATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
Clients can reach the shop through email but will need to be present in the shop for an evaluation.
There are no charges for consultation but in order to begin a design and book an appointment a non-refundable deposit is required for new and previous clients. No exceptions.
A deposit equivalent to one hour rate is collected at the initial consultation to book the appointment.
Deposits are subtracted from the total cost of your tattoo. The deduction will be made at the final session in case of multiple sittings.
Tattoos are priced on an hourly basis. The amount of detail, size, individual skin sensitivities, and other factors will determine how long your artwork will take to be completed. The shop can only give a rough estimate.
You must understand big projects like sleeves or back pieces will require several sessions, so think about it as a regular expense until it is complete. It’s very frustrating for both client and artist to start on a dream project and have to put it on hold for years.
Minimum sitting fee: $130
Cash and credit cards accepted.
Queen Tattoo Co. works with well planned projects and short notice means that our artists will lose their daily income. Cancellations are allowed without penalty within seven days notice via e-mail. If you abuse this policy a full payment will be required in order to book a new appointment.
We are understanding about extreme circumstances such as car accidents, illness, family emergencies or acts of god. If the case of an emergency you may reach us by phone to reschedule but if you cancel without rescheduling you will not be refunded.
Find one direction for your tattoo and combine a reduced number of harmonic elements. Keep it simple and easily identifiable.
We strive to develop dynamic, beautiful and expressive pieces of art and your tattoo will reflect the same style as seen in our portfolio. Every artist has their own process and the interference of too many people can take away from the overall quality of work.
You will see your design on the day of your appointment with no exceptions. We don’t email the artwork. The deposit is meant to book ONE appointment and have ONE design done, the creative process requires research and a huge amount of intellectual work. Once you walk in for your appointment we will present your art and you can freely choose to get tattooed or not. Again, deposits are not refundable.
Do not take photos of the references or designs while in the room. Please be respectful. The ink under your skin is yours, but the designs belong to us.
Feel free to bring ONE friend. Despite how it seems on TV shows, tattooing requires a high level of attention and this is not the appropriate moment to be laughing, face timing, or cheering a crowd.
Leave your kids at home. They are distracting for you and the artists, plus the shop is a dangerous environment for children. They can contaminate themselves if not closely watched.
We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18. Experience has shown that minors usually don’t have the necessary discernment to pick a tasteful design and parents may feel pressured to give in despite their better judgment.
If you are under 18 and are considering a tattoo, our advice is to wait and let your ideas mature. The time will come when you will be more independent and able to confidently pick a design that you will be happy to have forever.
We don’t play with your health. Unfortunately not all tattoo artists think this way. Sadly, scary sanitary conditions exist in the tattoo world and the art of tattooing is often being practiced without regard to people’s well-being or health. People can compromise their integrity to save a cent. THIS IS A WARNING! WATCH OUT FOR YOURSELF.
A tattoo parlor should be as clean as a dentist office.
Work surfaces that become contaminated with blood or other body fluids can expose you to a blood borne disease through cross-contamination. Cross-contamination is the spread of germs from one surface to another by contact. This is because certain blood borne viruses can live for days outside the body and can still cause infection. Hepatitis B virus and HIV can live in dried blood for up to a week. Hepatitis C virus can survive for up to four days.
Make sure to be present at the room when your station is being set. Watch if your artist sanitizes their hands and wears gloves while they touch everything, even before a needle penetrates your skin. Machines, needles, ink cups, etc. should not be touched with bare hands.
Observe if every surface is being covered with disposable tissues: machines, station, arm-rests, bed, bottles, power supply, cords, and everything else that is touched during the procedure. Disinfectants are complements, not a replacement for physical barriers. The traditional loud machines need to receive new rubber bands and nipples/grommets for each client. “Look how rad my gun looks!” If your artist doesn’t cover their machines with bags (doesn’t matter which kind of machine) run away. When they touch the machines and place it on top of their contaminated stations it becomes a vehicle for diseases. Be wise and choose a sanitary artist instead of a wild cool looking one.
Make sure that everything is single use. With so many options of disposable equipment it is not reasonable to be autoclaving tubes, grips or whatever. Minimize the risks of an infection at all cost.
If you’re getting tattooed with family, spouse, or friends, the artist needs to set a whole new station in between each client. Don’t allow them to save a bib, reuse their machine bag covers or anything. CHANGING NEEDLES AND INK IS NOT ENOUGH. Again, everything that is touched during the tattoo process is contagious. This is not like you’re doing a blood pact with your BFF.
No tap water. It doesn’t make any sense to take a sterile needle out of a package and rinse it in a water cup full of bacteria, heavy metals, and other intoxicating substances. Distilled water only.
Last but most importantly, the tattoo industry has presented a revolutionary technology known as the cartridge needles. There are two species of cartridges: the ones with membranes and the ones with rubber bands. The first ones are built with an inner membrane that keeps the fluids from flowing to the tattoo machine and back to your body. The cartridges with rubber bands don’t offer any barrier against back flow. The membrane cartridges can be more than four times as expensive as the rubber band needless. That is why the immense majority of tattooers choose to use the rubber band needles. As a result, their machines get contaminated and the guns are never sterilized, which will expose you to blood borne diseases. Yep, you read it right.
There are many brands in the market and they all look different. You can ask your artist to push their needle out and that way you will be able to see if it contains a membrane or a rubber band. The regulation agencies don’t acknowledge all of our equipment and they are not aware of it.
For more information about the cartridge needles check the video in the link below.
11233 Beach Blvd, # 19 Jacksonville, FL 32246
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