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Q: WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE?/ WHAT IS YOUR SHOP MINIMUM?

A: OUR SHOP MINIMUM IS $150. SINGLE SITTING TATTOOS ARE PRICED BASED ON SIZE, DETAIL, COLORS, AND DIFFICULTY. WE CHARGE $200/HOUR FOR LARGE PROJECTS. 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. PLEASE FILL OUT A CONTACT FORM WITH WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET DONE. FROM THERE, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW TO CALL TO SET UP A CONSULTATION OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

Q: ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR TATTOOS?

A: 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 SUBMIT A CONTACT FORM BEFORE MAKING AN APPOINTMENT FOR A TATTOO?

A: YES. IF YOUR TATTOO IS NOT A WALK-IN, YOU MUST FILL OUT A CONTACT FORM  FIRST.  FROM THERE WE WILL LET YOU KNOW TO CALL TO SET UP A CONSULTATION OR TATTOO APPOINTMENT.  DURING A 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/SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS?

A: WALK-IN /SAME-DAY 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 SAME-DAY TATTOO!  PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT 617-250-9903 TO CHECK FOR SAME-DAY AVAILABILITY. 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.

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. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PUT DOWN A DEPOSIT RANGING FROM $50-200 DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT IS BOOKED. THE DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND WILL GO TO THE TOTAL COST OF YOUR TATTOO AND WILL SECURE YOUR APPOINTMENT. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!  IF YOU MISS YOUR APPOINTMENT OR GIVE LATE NOTICE TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE, YOU WILL LOSE THE DEPOSIT!

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 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 PROMOTE 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?

A: SORRY, THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE HERE.

Q: I’M DRUNK. CAN I GET A TATTOO?

A: SORRY. WE ABSOLUTELY CANNOT  TATTOO YOU IF YOU ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY SUBSTANCE.

Q: HOW DO I GET TO YOUR SHOP?

A: OUR ADDRESS IS: 1132 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: DO YOU OFFER PIERCING SERVICES?

A: WE DO NOT OFFER PIERCING SERVICES.

Q: WHEN ARE YOU GUYS OPEN?

A: WE ARE OPEN FOR CONSULTATIONS AND TATTOO APPOINTMENTS MONDAY-SUNDAY, NOON-8PM.

 

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