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FAQ'S AND COMPANY POLICIES
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR STERILIZATION STANDARDS?
The Inkery Tattoo meets and exceeds all Ontario Health Board standards. All of our staff is
knowledgeable in sterilization and cross contamination prevention, and takes great care to adhere to the
required practices. Brand new pre-sterilized needles are used for each tattoo application, and both needles
and needle bar are disposed of thereafter in sharps containers. All sharps are picked up regularly and
incinerated by a professional medical waste disposal company (Rexall). Tattoo tubes and non-disposable
equipment are logged and processed through a steam autoclave that is spore tested bi-monthly via Messa
Corporation’s BSAFE sterilizer monitoring program. These results are available to the client upon
request. Barriers are used on all applicable surfaces and equipment to prevent any cross contamination
Q: CAN I BOOK APPOINTMENTS OVER THE PHONE?
Consultation appointments are free and may be booked over the phone. Tattoo appointments may only
be booked over the phone if you have a standing deposit with The Inkery Tattoo. Deposits are a minimum
of $50 dollars cash or debit, and are taken at the end of a consultation appointment and applied to the final
sitting of your tattoo. We do not accept credit card as a method of payment for deposits, although you
may pay for your tattoo with Visa or Mastercard. Requested deposit amounts may increase with larger
work. Please feel free to contact our Studio at 519-518-3111 if you have any other questions.
Q: CAN I BOOK APPOINTMENTS OVER EMAIL, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER?
No, we do not book appointments online. Please call the Studio
Q: DO YOU TATTOO PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WITH PARENTAL CONSENT?
No. There are no exceptions
Q: WHAT IS A TATTOO CONSULTATION?
A consultation is an appointment booked with a tattoo artist, generally for larger and more complex
custom work. Consults are booked either at the beginning or at the end of the day, and usually run no
longer than half an hour. It is requested that you bring a hard copy of any reference materials that you
would like your tattoo artist to use as a source for your tattoo, so that he or she might have a clear
understanding of the direction you would like to take your idea. Please feel free to ask the tattoo artist for
any advice on your design…remember, they are professionals and can offer a specialized opinion and
suggestions of what will work, and what might not be tattoo-able!
Q: DO YOU SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes we do. Any amount and they never expire
We are a custom studio, which means we like to work with you to create something meaningful and
unique. If you would like to bring your own design that is also fine, however, please be open to the
possibility that some designs need to be adjusted to work effectively. Drawing and consultations up to 30
minutes are free. We encourage you to take advantage of this time.
Our tattoo design work is an investment in a future appointment. We ask that you respect the fact that
when we produce artwork for you, you are entering into a business agreement. If you require a custom
drawing, we request a $50 deposit towards your tattoo appointment. This will be taken off the final price
when you get the tattoo.
Without a scheduled tattoo appointment, artwork is charged at a rate of $30 per hour. If you decide to
proceed with the tattoo, costs incurred in the design phase will be put towards the price of the tattoo.
Please understand that we are charging for a service. All drawings remain the property of the studio.
We do our best to call and remind you of your appointment as a courtesy, but remembering your
appointment is your responsibility. There is no refund on tattoo appointments that are missed or
cancelled within 24 hours. Appointments cancelled with enough notice will be refunded, minus the
Tattoos are $120.00 per hour.
• Minimum charge $80.00
• Hands, feet and anything above the collar bone are charged at $150 per hour. Please see below for
• Consultations are free up to one 1/2 hour. (30 minutes)
• Drawing/designs are free up to one 1/2 hour. (30 minutes)
• All drawing and redesigns after the initial drawings are charged at a rate of $30.00 per hour.
Please be clear about what you want before you arrive. This will allow the artist to create something
meaningful for you and save you time and money
• Clients must be 18 to get a tattoo. ID may be required to prove age. Photo identification is required
EACH time you get tattooed and you will be asked to fill in a consent form.
• Make sure you eat something before you get your tattoo.
• Clients must be sober to get a tattoo. No exceptions.
• Please make sure you arrive clean, as the artist will be touching you.
• Our studio can sometimes be quite social – please let us know if privacy is important to you, and we
can arrange to tattoo you in the private room. Obviously tattoos on more intimate body parts will be
done in the private room anyway, but everyone is welcome to request the private room.
• Because of the nature of our business, we request that no one under the age of 18 enters the
premises. This includes infants.
• No animals are allowed into the Studio.
• No more than two acquaintances are allowed into the tattoo booth during your tattoo. We understand
that individuals may like company/support, but please understand too many people in a booth can be
distracting to the tattoo artist.
• We do not tattoo any racist/fascist imagery or gang related tattoos. We reserve the right to refuse
service to anyone.
A NOTE ON HANDS, FEET AND NECKS
On body parts that move a great deal or have extra rough or extra thin skin, the healed images are less
predictable than on more stable areas of the body. Many tattoo artists refuse to tattoo these areas for this
reason. If you choose to proceed with having the following areas tattooed, you understand that the artist
cannot be held responsible for fading or uneven healing.
In addition to being charged $150.00 per hour for getting these areas tattooed, you will also be required to
sign a form, indicating that we have explained, and that you understand the risks. The form will be
available upon your consultation.
Areas that will be charged a higher rate to tattoo:
• Wrist and hand, including fingers
• Ankle and foot, including toes
• Neck and head, from the clavicles up
Because tattoos are on living bodies and bodies are diverse, sometimes a line will fade a bit in the healing
process. Touch-ups are free within six months of getting the tattoo. Please call the studio to arrange an
appointment to touch-up your tattoo if necessary. These appointments are quick and can usually be fit into
your schedule. You can mitigate fading with proper care of your tattoo while it is healing. Please read
the aftercare instructions you are given at the time of your appointment, and call us if you have any
Please note: everything ages and tattoos are no exception. You can protect your tattoos the same way you
protect your skin from aging: cover or use sunscreen, moisturize, eat well, etc.
Touch-ups are NOT:
• A fix for poor practices during the healing phase like drinking, picking, swimming or fading due to
lifestyle such as heavy duty work, playing with children, etc.
• An on-going service to keep your tattoo looking “fresh”
We want you to be happy with your tattoo, and we stand behind our work. Please do not hesitate to call if
you have any concerns with your tattoo