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  • Do you accept walk-ins?
    Currently, we are by appointment only aside from our Flash Open House events which are held approximately once a month. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the appointment request form under the "Booking" tab. Additionally, you are welcome to call Charlie at (425) 922-2906 with questions about booking or to see if the studio is the right fit for you. Keep an eye on our socials for event announcements!
  • How do I schedule an appointment?
    Please fill out the appointment request form under the "Booking" tab and we'll begin the design process with you. Additionally, you are welcome to call Charlie at (425) 922-2906 with questions about booking or to see if the studio is the right fit for you.
  • Is a deposit required?
    No, we do not require a deposit to book.
  • What's your hourly rate and shop minimum?
    The shop minimum is $100 (+ tax and tip). For larger projects, please fill out our booking form to receive an estimate. Size, level of detail, complexity, and placement all have an impact on the price of your tattoo.
  • How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
    You must be 18 or older. Please ensure you bring a valid ID to your appointment.
  • Do you do piercings?
    No, we do not offer piercings.
  • How should I prepare for my appointment?
    Arrive well-rested, hydrated, and fed. Avoid drinking alcohol or taking blood thinners before, during, and after your session. Wear something you will be comfortable in. We play music in the shop, but you are welcome to bring along headphones or other forms of entertainment with you. Be sure to bring a valid ID.
  • What should I wear to my appointment?
    We recommend you wear something comfortable and unrestrictive. Be sure that what you wear allows access to the area of your body that is getting tattooed. Please reach out to us if you have further questions.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept cash, cards and Venmo.
  • Can I bring someone along for support?
    You are more than welcome to bring someone with you for support during your tattoo. However, we do ask that you please limit it to one guest as we are a smaller studio.
  • Is there parking available?
    There is no designated parking, however, there is ample street parking available on Walker St. and 42nd Ave. Please allow yourself time to find parking prior to your appointment time.
  • Is the shop safe and clean?
    We take every precaution and step needed to ensure our space is safe and sterilized for each and every one of our clients before, during, and after their tattoos. Our artist is trained and certified in cross-contamination prevention. Furthermore, it is of utmost importance to us that we provide and maintain a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone. Please feel free to reach out to info@kingtideink.com with any further questions.
  • Will I have privacy during my tattoo?
    We want everyone to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout their session. Since we only have one client at a time, you will have complete privacy in our studio.
  • Day one
    - Your tattoo will be wrapped in Saniderm when you leave the shop. You will want to leave this on for 24-36 hours. - When you remove the wrap, be sure to first wash your hands with an antibacterial fragrance-free liquid soap (such as Dial). Next, using your fingertips, clean your tattoo with the antibacterial soap and warm water. Gently pat it dry with a clean towel. ​ - When it is dry, apply a THIN layer of Aquaphor or A&D to the tattoo. Reapply as needed.
  • The next two weeks
    - Continue to clean your tattoo with the antibacterial soap and apply a THIN layer of the ointment to your tattoo 2-3 times per day. - Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight. - Do NOT scratch or pick at your tattoo. It will itch during the healing process and you will likely see dark flakes peel off as it heals. This is completely normal. - Do NOT swim, go in a hot tub, or take a bath.
  • And on...
    - As your tattoo heals, it is expected for it to lose some of its initial vibrancy. In order to avoid excessive fading, be diligent with applying sunscreen for the lifetime of your tattoo. - With extremely fine-line tattoos, it is possible that some touch-ups may be needed in certain areas once the healing process is complete. Touch-ups are always free, just shoot an email to info@kingtideink.com to schedule a time to come in.
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