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WHAT ARE YOUR BUSINESS HOURS?
The Studio is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10AM – 5PM. Tattoo sessions are from 10AM – 6PM (with the exception of a couple of our Artists, who tattoo from 12PM to 8PM). Our Booking Manager is available Monday through Friday from 10:30AM – 5:00PM (*Monday Bookings are coordinated via email/text only; not in-studio). Studio doors close to the public at 5PM.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Fill out an Appointment Request Form at the “BOOKING” link above or text (916) 917-5589 for all appointment inquiries.
DO YOU OFFER PIERCINGS?
YES! Piercings and high-quality jewelry are available here at The Skull Museum!
DO YOUR ARTISTS DO COVER-UPS?
We are always open to taking a look! All cover-ups are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the Artist. Having a Blank Canvas and allowing Artist Creativity will always be approved first!
HOW MUCH WILL MY TATTOO COST?
Please check the “PRICING” link above for a basic breakdown. Understand, these are basic estimates. The price will be determined by how much time your artist spends on the piece. This Studio does not charge hourly; we offer full day sessions with flat rates and focus on large pieces that usually take multiple days to complete (such as sleeves and back-pieces). Please continue to fill out our Booking Form for smaller tattoos as well . . . we do have artists that offer half-day sessions.
HOW LONG IS A FULL DAY SESSION?
Approximately 8 hours. This includes the design and tattoo. Designs often take up to half a day (so don’t worry! It’s not 8 hours of pain.) We specialize in large multi-day projects. Full Sleeves and Full Back pieces can take anywhere from 4-6 full days on average. Legs can often take 6-8 full days. Portraits take just one day. We do have a couple of artists that do smaller half day tattoos as well.
DOES MY DEPOSIT GO TOWARDS THE TATTOO COST?
Yes, your deposit is what secures your appointment with your artist. This Full amount will be applied towards the cost of your session. The remaining balance will be paid to the Artist the day of the tattoo. If you do not leave a deposit, you do not have an appointment. Deposits are non-refundable and you must provide 72 hours’ advanced notice to reschedule.
CAN I SEE THE DESIGN BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
All tattoos are designed the day of your appointment. With over 60 combined years of experience, we have learned that working with the client the morning of the tattoo is the best way to create something special for our clients. We recommend choosing an artist you trust based on their portfolios, and then allowing them to put their artistic input on your idea. Everything you see in our Artist’s portfolios was custom made for the client the day of the tattoo. The more freedom you give the artist, generally the better the piece will be. Unfortunately, we are unable to pre-design your tattoo before your appointment. Your design concept will be pre-approved by a booking Manager, who works directly with the artist. The day of your tattoo, you will describe your tattoo design ideas to your artist, and they will create something custom for you! You do not have to bring references to your appointment; the artist prefers to help you find images that will translate into quality tattoos. Simply showing the artist a few things on your phone, or just giving them a verbal run down is perfect!
WHY WOULDN'T MY TATTOO IDEA GET APPROVED?
Almost all Black and Gray photo realism tattoos will be approved if it’s a blank canvas! Cover-ups, touch-ups, working around other artists tattoos, copying someone’s design and choosing a style we do not specialize in are some of the most common reasons we reject tattoos; however, we are always open to taking a look! Never hesitate to check with us! Some Artists have more people wanting to get tattooed by them then they will ever be able to handle, so unfortunately even some really good ideas will get rejected by an artist. If this happens, we usually have another artist interested in working with you!
CAN I GET A TATTOO IF I AM NOT 18, IF MY PARENT IS WITH ME OR SIGNS OFF?
No. California law requires that a person be at least 18 years of age in order legally to get a tattoo.