The sensation of pain is perceived differently by everyone! Most people relate the feeling of receiving a tattoo to that of a cat scratch! It burns and stings at first but usually lessens during the tattoo process. Pain also varies with the location on the body that is getting tattooed. We offer a numbing system (called Nothing) that lessens the pain once we break the skin. Clients who have used it generally never want a tattoo without it again. They LOVE how much it reduces the pain.
Here at Lucky Strike Tattoo you MUST be 16 years of age (or older) to receive a tattoo. We CURRENTLY have ONE artist who tattoos MINORS that are 16 and 17 years old. There are MANY restrictions, so a consultation is required. You will need to provide ID for both minor and biological parent, and papers of Legal Guardianship if you are not the minor's biological parent. We do reserve the right to refuse minor tattooing depending on the individual circumstance.
We are more than happy to take walk-ins, time and artist availability permitting. Your best bet is to give the shop a call and inquire about walk-in availability that day. We have been blessed, and are generally booked days if not weeks in advance. So if you have your mind set on a date and time, we suggest you make an appointment to guarantee the time and date that you want! Weeknights, Fridays and Saturdays are pretty busy, so appointments for these days are HIGHLY recommended.
There is a charge for the artist’s time and talent to take your idea and transform it into a stunning piece of tattoo artwork. AND YES, you still need to leave a deposit EVEN IF you have someone else draw/bring in/email a picture of the tattoo and exatly how you want it. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE, and comes off the price of the completed tattoo after your final session. Deposits can only be honored for 6mos from contact of drawing completion. This ensures that the artists do not spend time with those who are not serious about getting a tattoo.
We do make consultation appointments over the phone or via Email/Facebook. A consultation appointment guarantees the artist you choose will have devoted time to speak with you about your tattoo idea. We do not make appointments via Facebook, Email, Instagram, etc. or over the phone. We ask that you come into the shop to make a tattoo appointment. We do require a deposit prior to a tattoo appointment. As long as you show up for your appointment and get the design tattooed, the deposit you leave will be subtracted from the total cost of the tattoo price.
Nope, but we always suggest a call! Our piercer is here 5 days a week, barring sickness or vacation. Want it now? Give us a call to check on our piercer’s availability for the day.
ABSOLUTELY! Every artist is an individual and artistically views things differently. Any ideas, pictures, or sketches will help the artist to better understand your personal taste and style, and what you want your tattoo to look like, therefore creating the perfect tattoo for you!
We can sure try! Cover-ups and fixes are all different depending on the size, style, color, as well as other factors with the existing tattoo. It’s best to come in and discuss what you’d like to do with one of the artists.
Eat, drink water, and be merry……. It is always a good plan to come to the shop having eaten a decent sized meal prior to getting a tattoo or piercing. Abstaining from all drugs and alcohol is required to get tattooed in our shop, so save the celebration for after the tattoo!
Unfortunately, no… nope … not at all. The reason is because of what drugs and alcohol do to the body’s systems, and how it will negatively affect the tattoo’s overall appearance. In other words, by no fault of the artist your tattoo will not set into your skin as it should therefore making the tattoo look just plain bad. Although we won’t tattoo anyone considered under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we can still make you an appointment!
If you are having problems with the healing process of your tattoo or piercing, we recommend coming into the shop first and consulting with your artist. Often times, your tattoo or piercing can become irritated from everyday activities (clothing rubbing, excess movement in that area, etc.) or from over or under using aftercare products. In some situations, irritations can occur from the aftercare product itself and will resolve by changing aftercare products. It’s best to come in and show us what’s going on as soon as you feel an irritation is occurring, the sooner the better!
We absolutely do for military, EMT, police, firefighters…etc. Feel free to contact us for more information. AND make sure to LIKE us on Facebook and Instagram, and check our pages for additional discounts and specials.
Yes, we do!
The traditional “Tattoo Party” concept is not really a good idea anymore. There are many factors that are uncontrollable, and therefore can lead to problems that affect your health and the entire community. Some states have gone as far to make it Illegal! So while we DON’T DO Tattoo Parties outside of Lucky Strike Tattoo, we do offer reserving the shop for private events. If interested, please contact us for more information.
We are able to pierce MINORS under the age of 18yrs old. There are MANY restrictions on at what age what piercing can be done. We ONLY do earlobe piercings on minors between 5mos old and 13yrs old. For all other piercings, it's best to stop by or give us a call. You will need to provide ID for both minor and biological parent, and papers of Legal Guardianship if you are not the minor's biological parent. We do reserve the right to refuse minor piercing depending on the individual circumstance.