DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
We are now taking walk-ins! No appointment is necessary for smaller designs. However, if you’re interested in a larger tattoo, we suggest coming in and speaking with an artist ahead of time about your ideas. Appointments are suggested for anyone who wants a custom design. Your artist will usually ask for a deposit before an appointment is set.

DOES IT HURT?
Yes it hurts. We are using needles to permanently insert pigments into your skin. The pain varies from person to person but is similar to a cat scratch or a hair pull.

HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?
The cost of your tattoo depends on a number of factors including size, placement, skin type, and color vs. black and gray. For smaller tattoos, we will generally quote you a price up-front. For larger tattoos, your artist may opt to quote you an hourly rate.

ARE TATTOOS SAFE?
We can’t speak for every tattoo studio, but here at Big Deluxe Tattoo, your health and safety is our highest priority. In addition to providing new needles for every client, we also adhere to strict procedures to avoid cross-contamination. You can expect to see disposable ink holders, disposable razors, and barriers on everything that must be touched during the tattoo process. We work closely with the Salt Lake County Department of Health to ensure that our methods comply with the most current guidelines.We use the same equipment (autoclave) that a hospital uses to sterilize our equipment. We also use disposable setups for each tattoo. Visit your tattoo artist to insure the instruments are individually wrapped and sterilized.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN DESIGN?

Yes, it can be anything you like, but it will need to be converted into a tattoo design. Some styles of artwork do not work well as a tattoo, but we use our years of experience to guide you with the selection of the artwork and style.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It is impossible to quote a price without seeing a design. Custom tattooing costs according to the time involved. Larger and complex tattoos can cost thousands of dollars, while smaller and simpler things cost less. The shop minimum is $60. Artists hourly ranges from $80 to $150 an hour.

WILL HAIR STILL GROW THROUGH MY TATTOO?
Yes, the skin will still be the same as before. If you have dark or long body hair it might obscure the tattoo, if the tattoo is too small.

Common Sense Tattoo After Care Instructions:

• The first rule is to use common sense…
• Do not touch or let others touch your new tattoo unless their hands are freshly washed thoroughly…
• Keep your tattoo clean, and do not expose to hostile environments or chemicals…
• Do not let unqualified people tell you what to do, if you have a question, refer to the care instructions that came with your tattoo, or contact your tattoo artist…
• Leave the bandage on 1 to 2 hours… unless otherwise instructed
• Wash thoroughly with soap and water. This is an important step, make sure you remove all the grease and the residue…
• Blot dry, do not rub. Allow to dry well before covering with clothing. High bacteria locations, like feet, change your socks twice daily…
• Do not compress the fresh tattoo with tight clothing or belts, etc…
• With clean hands put a non-greasy lotion on your tattoo 3-5 times daily, rub in throroughly, do not leave a coating or residue…
• Do not use bacitracin, polysporin, neosporin or any other topical antibiotics. Greasy lotions will cause you to loose color and prolong healing time…
• Do not soak, swim, or sauna for at least two weeks…
• Do not expose to sun for at least three weeks…
• Do not pick at or otherwise traumatize your fresh tattoo…
• Your new tattoo will heal in about two to three weeks. Maybe less if you followed the instructions carefully…


What you can expect:

• Scabbing phase — 3-7 days
• Dry flaky skin phase — 3-7 days
• Leathery phase — 3-7 days