Q: What is your hourly rate?/ What is your shop minimum?
A: We charge $150/hour. Our shop minimum is $100. PLEASE NOTE: It is impossible to estimate cost over the phone or via email. Any quote or estimate can be provided at the conclusion of your consultation, ONLY.
Q: How do I make a consultation appointment?
A: Each of our artist handles consultations in a different manner. We highly suggest you select an artist you would like to work with beforehand. To make an appointment, please call us at 617-250-9903 during our business hours, which are Monday-Saturday from noon-8pm, and Sundays Noon-6. Unfortunately we do not take consultation appointments over email.
Q: Do I need an appointment to get a piercing?
A: You do not need an appointment to get a piercing. You are welcome to come by the shop during piercing hours. Currently our piercing days are Friday’s and Saturdays only. You are welcome to call the shop (617) at 250-9903, to check if our piercer is in before making the trip.
Q: Are there age restrictions for piercings and tattoos?
A: We do not pierce ANYONE under 16 years old. If you are under 18 years old and would like to get a piercing, we require the following: Clients must be at least 16 years old A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the release form Both the parent and the client must have a photo ID (State or Government issue only) You MUST present a birth certificate stating both names or legal proof of guardianship. Without ALL of the above, we cannot pierce you. You must be 18 years old to get tattooed. For all tattoos, you must present a photo ID. We do not, under any circumstances, tattoo anyone under 18.
Q: Do I need to set up a consultation before making an appointment for a tattoo?
A: Yes. If your tattoo is not a walk-in, you must call and set up a consultation with an artist first. During the consultation, you will discuss with the artist your tattoo ideas, designs, and goals. During your consultation, you and your artist will also schedule your appointment.
Q: What are Walk-ins?
A: Walk-in tattoos are small, simple tattoos that require absolutely NO drawing time and absolutely NO consultation time. This means that if you have a small image, say, for example, a green shamrock or initials, and you have it printed out and you know exactly where it’s going, then THAT is a perfect walk-in tattoo! However, if your tattoo requires any time talking to an artist or drawing/consulting, then you must make a consultation appointment beforehand. Please note that ALL cover-ups require a consultation. You can make a consultation by calling us at the shop at 617-250-9903.
Q: What should I bring with me to my consultation?
A: Sketches, drawings, print-outs, and references are greatly appreciated by your artist. This helps give him or her a better and clearer idea of what you want and how you want it to look on your body. If you don’t have any references, just coming in with a clear idea of what you want helps! Along with sketches, ideas, and drawings, you’ll also want to bring $50 with you so you can make a deposit. The $50 will go to the total cost of your tattoo and will secure your appointment. The $50 deposit is non-refundable, and if you miss your appointment, you will lose the $50!
Q: Should I tip my tattoo artist?
A: If you are satisfied with your tattoo and your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Q: My piercing/tattoo feels strange, looks weird. What should I do?
A: Call us! Don’t try to self-medicate…always call the shop first and ask us. No question is a stupid one!
Q: Where can I get gift cards, or Pino Bros Ink t-shirts?
A: For gift cards, t-shirts, and other Pino Bros Ink merch, you can order them online, or by calling or stopping by the shop!
Q: I love the work I got at your shop. Where can I brag about you and recommend you to my buddies?
A: You can write testimonials on our yelp page. Also, feel free to like our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter. We greatly appreciate your feedback! If you have any other comments or suggestions, you can also always drop us a line.
Q: I’m pregnant. Can I get a tattoo or piercing?
A: Sorry, that is not possible here.
Q: I’m drunk. Can I get a tattoo or piercing?
A: Sorry. We absolutely cannot pierce or tattoo you if you are under the influence of any substance.
Q: How do I get to your shop?
A: Our address is: 1100 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. Check out our Directions page. We can get you here if you are in a car, a subway, or a bike!
Q: When are you guys open?
A: We are open for consultations and tattoo appointments Monday-Saturday, noon-8pm, and Sundays, noon-6pm. Piercings are available only 1-7PM Friday and Saturday