FAQ

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Give the studio a call or email an artist from this page. If you email please include a description of what you would like, include any reference images you may have, location on your body (a photo is helpful) and the style ie; black and gray, color, realism etc. if there is no artist preferred email kelly@venomink.com and she will help you out. Calling to set up an appointment or a consult is also a great option.

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO OR PIERCING?

The State of Maine requires you to be 18 to be tattooed, no exceptions here. Minors getting pierced require a legal guardian, birth certificate of minor and guardians ID must be present.

HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO/PIERCING COST?

All prices vary, shop minimum is $100, your artist or Kelly will be able to give you a ballpark estimate. Please call for piercing prices as they vary as well but our basics are $40 with jewelry included.

DO YOU DO WALK-INS?

For piercings, yes! Tattoos are generally appointment only, we typically book out 6-10 weeks but give us a call to check availability as occasionally there are reschedules or cancellations.

HOW LONG DOES A TATTOO TAKE TO HEAL?

5-7 days for a tattoo to heal, but a month for the skin to fully regenerate.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY NEW TATTOO/PIERCING?

You will be given verbal and written instructions and they are available here on this site.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?

We accept all major credit cards and cash. Sorry no checks.

DO I NEED TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT FOR A TATTOO?

Yes, a non-refundable deposit is required, either $100 or $200 depending on amount of time booked. The deposit is applied to your final tattoo cost. Again, this is NONREFUNDABLE. We will go over your reschedule/cancellation options with you when you schedule.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO/PIERCING?

Try not to come in on an empty stomach, have some snacks with you if it’s a long session, sugar helps. Try not to consume a lot of alcohol the night before, getting work done hung over is no fun and it thins your blood, diluting our ink and making you bleed more. Feel free to bring a friend, not 10 of them as you are only allowed one person in the workstation with you. Please leave small children at home.

DO YOU DO FREE TOUCH UPS?

Yes, if it’s needed due to natural healing process. If you pick or abuse it during the healing process we can tell and it won’t be free. The free touch up is available in the first 3 months after receiving your tattoo. As long as we are contacted within those 3 months your all set.