Tattoo Boogaloo Questions and Answers
Do I need to make an appointment?
For tattoos, an appointment is highly recommended. We do take walk-ins when we have the time, but more often than not we are booked a week or more in advance. Please note that some of our artists are booked out a few months, or not currently accepting new clients, so please plan accordingly. To make an appointment, please contact your artist of choice. If you would like our soonest availible artist, or would like some assistince finding the right artist for your piece, please call the shop, and we can help direct you.
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.
What forms of Payment do you accept?
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 $250 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?
Yes, but in moderation. Often times we will only allow one friend back into the procedure area at a time, in some cases the artist may not allow any additional people into their station due to space restrictions; any additional friends will have to wait in the lobby. When there are large groups of people in our small shop, it can become very distracting to the artists at work. Please be respectful.
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.