Frequently Asked Questions
Can I discuss my tattoo idea without an appointment or deposit?
We are not taking walk-ins for the most part, so an appointment to plan your in-person consult is best! Though, not everyone requires a consultation. If you have an idea, we recommend you use our TATTOO INQUIRY FORM to get a quote and discuss further.
Will my tattoo hurt?
The human body is actually well equipped to deal with being tattooed. Usually, after the first few minutes, the body will release natural chemicals that help to numb the area. However, you should still expect to feel slight scratching, and heat from the skin, all of which is a completely natural, and safe reaction.
Everyone is different, some people feel pain, others don't. When people do experience pain, it is usually more of a discomfort as opposed to pain. It's really not that bad, trust us. :)
I'm not sure what I want or where it should go??
If you are not sure what tattoo you actually want, we would suggest you do some basic research for the type of design, style, and size. For example, if you are thinking of a tattoo related to flowers, search for "Flower Tattoo Designs" and bring us the designs you like.
When you give us an idea, an artist will draw a design to see if you are happy before going any further.
Some area's of the body are going to better than others to place your tattoo. With time, your tattoo can be affected by how your skin ages. We can help you decide on the day or when you come to speak to us.
Will you charge me for drawing the tattoo design / Do I need to leave a deposit?
We do not specifically charge you for the drawing, however, we require that you pay a non-refundable deposit before the artist starts to draw anything. The artist is taking time to create this drawing for you for the sole purpose of the design being tattooed on your person. You will not own the drawing, even if you pay a deposit. The drawing will always remain the property of the artist.
When making an appointment for your tattoo, you will be given a quote depending on the complexity of the pattern, style, and design. We will contact you to make any other changes if needed. In other cases, the modifications will be made, if necessary, on the day.
Can I get a quote via phone?
No. For the most accurate pricing, we recommend using the form (Contact Us) to get all the details sorted. This will ensure you get the more accurate price based on size, location, design, as well as any other details. Since tattoos are a visual craft, we cannot based on audible discussion what something may or may not cost.
Can you send my design via email?
You can only view your design in the shop. You're welcome to set up an in-person consultation so the sketches and design(s) can be reviewed before getting tattoo'd.
Can you tattoo over a scar or mole?
It is possible to tattoo on a scar provided that it is not recent and it is not too much relief (Minimum 2 years).
A scar does not have the same texture as your skin, so it is not possible to tattoo as easily as elsewhere. Skin surfaces with scar tissue, especially from severe burns, are often difficult to rework. It often takes a while.
Moles are generally not recommended to be tattooed over. Tattoo ink can hide suspicious changes in moles. Ink can also seep into underlying tissues and mimic the spread of metastatic melanoma.
Can I copy a tattoo in your gallery?
All images, photos, drawings, illustrations are original creations, works of the spirit of the artists of Angel Tattoo. These works are protected by copyright and intellectual property law.
You DO NOT have permission to copy or reproduce ANY images in any format from our website, social media pages, or other platforms displaying our work.
We thank you to respect these laws.
Can I apply an anesthetic cream prior to my appointment?
You are welcome to use an anesthetic cream. We sell these in the shop so you are welcome to visit us to discuss how and when to apply the cream before your tattoo appointment. Please be aware the anesthetics do not kick in until AFTER skin is broken into!
How long will my tattoo take?
This is impossible to answer without seeing you first. You would need to discuss this with your artist. Tattoos can last 40 minutes to an entire day, sometimes even over multiple sessions.
Will my tattoo age well?
The most important aspect of ensuring your tattoo stays fresh and clear for many years to come is following the healing instructions!
If you fail to follow the healing instructions your tattoo can degrade at a very rapid rate. It is also important to avoid high UV rays (The Sun) by applying sun protection as you would normally do in these types of conditions.
Can I remove a tattoo?
The first, and usually easiest option is a cover-up. This is the practice of covering an old, or unwanted tattoo with a new design, however, this can be difficult depending on the tattoo you no longer want. You would need to speak to an artist and show them the tattoo to confirm if a cover-up will work for you.
The second option is Laser Tattoo Removal. This must be done by a dermatologist or licensed outlet. We do not perform this at Angel Tattoo.
Do you practice cosmetic make-up tattoos or semi-permanent tattoos?
No, these are not a practices carried out at Angel Tattoo. If you would like to try semi-permanent tattoos we would recommend using ephemeral tattoo based on Jagua ink.
This is a natural ink obtained from a fruit, the life of the tattoo is 1 to 3 weeks and this will give you a preview of the rendering of your tattoo. We do not recommend henna ink because of the high risk of allergies and reactions to the skin.
Do you/will you tattoo me at home?
Absolutely not, this is not only illegal but also very unhygienic. There will be no exception.
Will you tattoo a minor?
The State of Florida has mandated under Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code, that no one under the age of 16 years old may get tattooed. Anyone that is 16 or 17 years of age must receive consent as documented and notarized on the state-mandated form linked below
Is COVID-19 restricting your usual practice with tattoos at this time?
Can you tattoo my hands/fingers?
Yes-- but there are some stipulations that you should be aware of. Please be sure you read this article and view these images before inquiring. Generally, finger/hands tattoos are best suited for those in the body mod / tattoo industry. For more details, please refer to the article linked before.
Will you pierce minors?
Yes, however we require a notarized letter by a parent or guardian per the State of Florida.
What type of jewelery do you use?
Our studio uses sterile grade 23 Titanium jewelry. This prevents any reactions from cheap metals or allergies.
What piercings/body modifications do you NOT do?
Our studio does not perform the following:
Hand web piercings or finger dermals
Extreme piercings (rhino, septril, austin, nasallang piercings, etc)
Can I get pierced while pregnant or nursing?
No, we do not pierce anyone who is pregnant or nursing. Your body and system are already under tremendous stress from dramatic changes that leave you and your baby susceptible to increased risks of infection, allergic reaction and/or rejection.
Do you pierce with guns or needles?
Is COVID-19 restricting your usual practice with piercings at this time?
During COVID-19 we have the following limitations in place:
I got pierced and have a keloid/pustule/granuloma! What do I do to improve it?
Wash your hands.
Place a bag of chamomile tea in warm water and allow it to steep for four to six minutes.
Apply the tea bag to the piercing for 5 to 10 minutes. You may need to refresh the tea bag with warm water every couple of minutes.
After you’re done, rinse your piercing and pat it dry with a paper towel.
Use a cotton swab to apply the diluted oil directly to your piercing one or two times per day.
Add three to four drops of tea tree oil to your saline or sea salt soak.
I'm having issues with my piercing(s)! HELP!!
Having issues? Take a look at the APP piercing troubleshooting guide. If you are still having issues, please be sure to reach out to your piercer!