• 3223 West Main Street Rapid City SD 57702
  • 605-343-6372

FAQ

Have a question? You might find your answer here

Can I get an appointment? Can I request a certain artist?

Yes and yes. CALL US FIRST, or click on the “Request an Appointment” button. Due to Covid, we are APPOINTMENT ONLY at this time. We have GREAT tattoo artists and body piercers, and we will absolutely try to accommodate the artist you request. We require a $100 deposit for an appointment that goes toward the cost of your tattoo, if you show up. The deposit is not refundable or transferrable, so make sure you have a date and time that works for you.

How Old Do I Have To Be To Get A Tattoo Or Piercing?

You must be at least 16 years old to get a tattoo or piercing in our studio. If you are under the age of 18, we require matching IDs (last name and address) from both minor and parent/legal guardian. If the IDs do not match, you must obtain a notarized consent from our studio. The parent must also be with you for the duration of your body modification.

How Much Does A Tattoo Cost?

We will quote each tattoo based on how large and detailed it is and the placement on the body. You are buying a service, which includes your artists’ time, experience, and talent, as well as supplies to create the tattoo.

Can You Fix My Old Tattoo?

It depends on the quality and condition of the old tattoo. The general rule is “darkest color wins.” It’s best that the artists see your existing tattoo, and you brainstorm together to determine what is possible.

Where On My Body Should I Put The Tattoo? Are There Any Areas Of The Body That You Won’t Or Can’t Tattoo?

It’s very important that the design you choose looks good on your body and fits the space well. Take into account if you want to be able to see it easily (then choose the front of your body, not the back) and if you need to cover your art for any reason (some employers are not keen on body art). We will generally not tattoo the soles of your feet, or the inside of your hands, or some ridiculous area like between your toes. These areas will not hold ink for long.

Can I Bring In My Own Artwork/Ideas? What If I Don’t Know Exactly What I Want?

Certainly, bring in your ideas and do your homework. Put some thought into it. A tattoo is a very personal thing. Bring in photos of kids, family members or pets for a portrait or memorial tattoo. Into butterflies? Skulls? Turtles? Brainstorm with a staff member and allow the artist to create a custom piece for you.

Do you do body piercing? Sell body jewelry?

Yes, we do at our sister shop Wild Idea Tattoo & Piercing at 331 Knollwood Drive. Please call 716-4332 for an appointment with Miss Pam.

Does It Hurt? Do Certain Areas Of The Body Hurt Worse Than Others?

Basically, it depends on your individual pain tolerance and how badly you want the tattoo.

Will you draw a design for me?

We will prepare for your appointment to the best of our ability. Generally, we like to brainstorm with you at your appointment time and make any last minute changes as needed right before we tattoo you. Click on “Request an Appointment” button and fill out as much detail as you can, and this will get us started.

How Safe Is It?

We pride ourselves in partaking in the most stringent standards in the tattoo profession. We use single-use and disposable everything (needles, ink cups, etc.) We use an autoclave (just like dentists) to sterilize the tattoo and piercing equipment. The autoclave is tested regularly, to ensure that it’s working properly. Our artists wear disposable latex (please tell us if you have an allergy, we have latex-free as well.) Our philosophy is that we are protecting ourselves from you, and you from ourselves. We keep our studio very clean and are proud of it.

Do You Offer Gift Cards?

Yes, we do, for any dollar amount. These make great gifts, duh. Call ahead and we can prepare one for you.

How do I pick my ink?

You have to live with your tattoo for the rest of your life. Discuss size & color with your artist to achieve the look you want. Sometimes it’s better to leave the artistic aspects of your tattoo up to the wisdom and experience of your chosen artist. Bring your concepts and ideas, and watch them transformed into something completely personal.