Frequently asked questions
Are there medical or physical conditions that would prevent me from getting tattooed at Ink Noir?
Yes. We have to consider the most extreme possibilities when we decide to tattoo someone or not for everyone’s safety. There is always a chance of infection any time the skin is opened. Because of this we have policies to not tattoo people who are pregnant, breast feeding, have severe acne on the intended tattoo site, have heart conditions or are hemophiliacs.
Are there any tattoos that you won’t do?
Yes, we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. We will not tattoo images that offend us personally. These include but are not limited to racially bigoted designs and sexist designs. We will not do gang related designs.
Can you tattoo on scars?
This depends on if the scar is still healing. If it is, then it’s a good idea to wait until it is healed. Scars can take a long time to heal if they are deep. Tattoos should not change the texture of the skin so covering up a scar with a tattoo doesn’t mean you won’t still see it. The only way to know for sure is to set up a consultation appointment and let us take a look at your scar. We should be able to tell you at that point if it’s a good idea or not.
How much does it cost?
We have a $125 shop minimum and charge $125 - $150 an hour depending on the artist.
(Federal and provincial sales tax extra)
We will often require a consultation appointment for tattoos. During this appointment, details of the tattoo are discussed so that you can show us what you have in mind, and then we can determine together what the best plan for you is. Consultations are free.
Tipping your tattoo artist is normal but varies according to the client. Some people tip based on a percentage and some people tip a flat rate at each appointment. The artists here only take home a percentage of what they charge for the tattoo so it’s a wonderful show of appreciation and we are very grateful for it.
Do I need to have a deposit when I make a tattoo appointment?
Yes, a minimum deposit of $100 is required for one session tattoos. The deposit is NON REFUNDABLE and will carry through to your last appointment and will come off the cost of the tattoo. Please note the artists will not start any drawing for designs until a deposit is paid.
What happens if I cannot make my appointment?
We have a 72 hour cancellation policy. If you make a habit of being late or cancelling your appointments we may cancel future bookings or ask you to prepay for each session. Please do not make appointments that you are unsure you can keep.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my appointment?
Yes, we ask that you please shave the area to be tattooed (if it is in an area that this is possible). Preferably just before your appointment or at least the day before. Also please make sure that you eat properly before your appointment, low blood sugar and tattooing don't mix well. Bring a snack and come well rested. Please come to your appointment showered and clean!
When can I expect to see my tattoo design?
Designs are typically sent out for approval 2 to 7 days prior to your appointment. There are exceptions to that rule. Occasionally, based on the artist and their work load, it can go out the day before. Artists will make sure you are 100% happy and make changes necessary before the tattoo appointment.