Q&A

Tattoo Boogaloo Questions and Answers

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, we are currently appointment only.  We recommend checking out our portfolios, and contacting the artist that you would like to work with directly.  Each artists has different availability, but we are often book a few weeks or more out at a time. That being said, we do hope to see you in the shop soon!

How do I prepare for my tattoo?

Be sure to bring your ID or Passport, one that has not only your photograph, but also your birthday on it. Please wear appropriate clothing so you artist can easily get to the area that you will be getting tattooed. Also, eat a good meal right before your tattoo and stay hydrated.

Additionally, due to Covid-19, you will need to bring and wear a mask while getting tattooed, and the shop can get chilly with the ventilation system running, so be sure to bring some clothes to keep you warm, if you are getting tattooed where a large part of your body is exposed, fuzzy robes have been a popular choice, as you can open them up, wear them backwards, ect.

What forms of Payment do you accept?

We accept cash as well as all major credit cards.

Can I drink alcohol before my tattoo or piercing?

No! Not only can it impare your judgement, but it can thin your blood and make you bleed excessivly, leading to undesirable results with your new tattoo.

We do not make exceptions to this rule.

If you have been drinking, we will not tattoo you.

What are your tattoo prices?

The shop minimum is $200. Each artist has their own rates, but on average they range from $225 to $300 an hour

What is your deposit policy?

A deposit is required to make an appointment. This ensures your time slot, and the deposit comes out of the price of the tattoo when you get it.

Deposits are usually between $100-$250. The exact amount is determined either by the artist, or the person setting up your appointment, and it is based on the amount of drawing needed, and the extent of the work to be done.

If you are working on a multiple session tattoo, your deposit will roll over so you can keep setting up appointments, and it will be deducted on your final session.

Deposits are non-refundable, but they can be transferred to a different date as long as a 48 hours notice is given.

If you miss an appointment, or do not give adequate notice, you will have to leave another deposit to set up a new appointment, and your original deposit will be forfeited.

This system is in place to ensure that our loyal customers take priority over people walking through the door who don’t have an appointment. It also gives us the ability to try and fill time slots of cancelled appointments, or to be able to call people on waiting lists.

The deposit also makes sure that your artist is compensated for their hard work drawing as well as their time in the event of a cancellation or no show.

Can I bring my friends?

Unfortunately,  no.  Due to covid-19 and new limitations in our capacity, we can not have any additional people in the shop at this time.  

Where can I park?

There is a parking lot directly across the street from our shop and there is also a garage on Vellejo between Columbus and Stockton. Otherwise, there is metered parking all over North Beach, but it can sometimes be difficult to snag a spot.