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BEGINNING SATURDAY, MAY 2 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Due to changes in health codes and operating procedures brought about by COVID-19, we are no longer accepting walk-ins of any kind, which includes consultations.
Instead, we will begin all consultations via a scheduled phone call or through email. If your artist needs to see you in person to complete the consultation they will schedule an appointment to do that. Consultations will still be free and no obligation to book a tattoo.
To schedule a call with any artist please contact the shop at 801-485-2294 or send an email to email@example.com.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Even for a consultation? Yeppers.
Beginning May 2 and continuing until further notice we will be operating by appointment only, no exceptions, no walk-ins. This is to limit the number of people in the shop for the safety of all our clients and our staff. As things change we will revisit this policy and may re-allow walk-ins when we feel it is safe to do so.
Please provide your artist with as much specific information as possible such as size, placement, style or color preference, etc. If you provide reference photos (2-4 are plenty) it is helpful if you can tell the artist what it is you like/dislike about them. We do custom tattoos, so our artists will look at other tattoos as a jumping off point but will design something custom rather than copy another artist's work.
If you don't really know the specifics and want to allow the artist freedom to interpret your idea visually, that's absolutely fine.
Pricing varies by artist and is difficult to estimate without getting some details from you (which is why we offer FREE consultations - see above).
During your consultation your artist will give you an estimate of time and price to achieve your desired result. If you have a budget in mind, please share that with your artist and they can work to design something that will fit within your price range whenever possible.
We require a non-refundable deposit to book appointments. This deposit will be applied toward the cost of your tattoo. For multi-session tattoos, a single deposit holds all appointments and will be applied toward payment of the final session.
If you need to reschedule your appointment(s) the deposit can be moved once to hold a new date and time as long as you give us at least one week advance notice. No-shows or cancellations without a reschedule within one week of appointment forfeit their initial deposit and a new deposit will be required to hold any remaining appointments.
Deposit rates for artistic tattoos range from $50 - $200 depending on the total number of hours booked. Artists will not begin a drawing/design without a deposit and scheduled appointment.
Cosmetic tattoo procedures require a $50 deposit up front which is applied during the appointment. If there are multiple services on different days the deposit will hold all of them and be applied to the last appointment.
GIFT CERTIFICATES are non-refundable; however they are transferable and valid for use before the expiration date for anyone over the age of 18.
THE DAY OF THE TATTOO
Rules and regulations are changing frequently. Detailed information relevant to additional requirements will be texted and emailed with your booking confirmation, and also re-sent during appointment reminders which arrive a few days ahead of your scheduled time.
PLEASE REVIEW THOSE REMINDERS CAREFULLY FOR THE MOST CURRENT REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT DAY.
The info below is more general and still applies as well:
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Make sure you eat something within two hours of your appointment.
We hope this goes without saying, but please be clean and showered.
The body part getting tattooed will need to be shaved beforehand, even on places that appear to have little or no hair. We can do it here, but if you want to do it yourself ahead of time it saves a step and is appreciated.
Please DO NOT put lotion on the area to be tattooed ahead of time, especially avoid heavy fragrances or dyes.
Please DO NOT arrive intoxicated.
Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early, as there are forms we will need you to fill out before you get started. Be sure to bring a photo ID for proof of age. We will not tattoo you without an ID.
Medical intake/consent forms are required by the Utah board of health. These include contact information and disclosure of any medical conditions which would affect the application/healing of your tattoo (all the things we need to know about are listed on the form). Having a listed medical condition does not affect whether or not you can be tattooed, but does allow artists to adapt for your individual needs and to ensure the best possible outcome for healing. Intake forms are private and retained by the shop for 4 years in locked files as mandated by Utah health code. We do not disclose, sell or share your personal information with anyone, ever.
Wear clothing that you won't be upset about in the event ink gets on it (we try very hard not to, but accidents sometimes happen).
Wear something comfy that will allow easy access to the body part getting tattooed. For example, if you are getting a back tattoo, a zip up hoodie or button-up shirt is great because you can wear it backwards and keep your arms and front covered and warm. For thigh or hip tattoos, loose shorts, yoga pants or a skirt work great. For arm and shoulder tattoos, try to wear a tank top.
It is common for people to feel chilly while getting tattooed because of endorphins released during the process. Due to health regulations we cannot provide a blanket, but please feel free to bring an extra sweater, small blanket or a pillow if that will help you to be comfortable during the tattoo.
Please feel free to bring non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during your tattoo as long as they are in disposable containers with a lid. We have a water fountain with hot and cold water and assortment of teas available.
We welcome you to bring a cell phone or tablet to distract yourself during the process but please be mindful that texting and talking on the phone will cause you to move more than you might think and can make it very difficult for your artist.
If you would like to take photos while you are getting tattooed that is fine, but please keep it to a minimum and ask your artist for their consent to tag them if posting. We offer the same courtesy and will get your consent to tag or post your finished photos.
Payment is due for services rendered that day. We accept all major credit cards, debit cards and most generic gift cards (Visa, Amex, etc).
BEGINNING MAY 2 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE we are not able to accept cash due to the additional sanitation required to handle it. Please make arrangements ahead of time to pay with a card.
Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo utilizes aftercare film for the healing of tattoos. This film eliminates much of the guesswork of caring for your tattoo and also promotes the body's natural healing process. The film stays on skin even while immersed in water so you are able to shower normally. Excessive exposure to water such as swimming or extended baths should be minimized because it can weaken the adhesive prematurely.
Your artist will go over the aftercare procedure with you in detail and will answer any questions you have about the process. You will also receive a copy of the written instructions to take with you for reference later. Should you have any questions about the care of your tattoo please contact the shop. For larger pieces, your artist may make arrangements for you to come back a day or two after your appointment to make sure everything is healing properly.
WHERE WE DRAW THE LINE
- we do not offer piercings -
We believe tattoos are for everyone who wants one (or dozens) but there are a few lines in the sand over which we do not cross! Including, but not limited to, those listed below:
- The customer is intoxicated, belligerent, or behaving in an erratic or violent manner or is harassing any shop employee or guest
- Anyone under the age of 18. We know it is legal in Utah to get a tattoo with parental permission but we believe getting tattooed at a younger age will lead to regret because you are still growing physically and mentally. Come see us on your 18th birthday and we'll give you a $25 gift certificate toward your tattoo!
- We're for freedom of expression, and a tattoo is a great way to express yourself. But if you ask for a design that in promotes hatred, violence, or intolerance toward any individual or group we reserve the right to turn down the work. It's your tattoo, but it's our reputation. We wholeheartedly support the 1st Amendment and your right to express yourself however you like, but we also reserve our right to not have our shop and artists' names associated with those images.