FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers

[ 12-8pm ] Monday & Tuesday
[ By Appt. ] Wednesday & Thursday
[ 12-8pm ] Friday & Saturday 
[ 12-6pm ] Sunday 

All of our artists have a unique style, check out the artists portfolios and see who’s style appeals to you the most. If you are unsure of which artist would be best for your tattoo, you can message the shop directly, smtattooco@gmail.com, with a reference photo and we will be happy to pair you with the best artist for your piece.

Our artists typically prefer to have a consultation, either in person or via email, prior to setting up the appointment for your tattoo to discuss your ideas. After the consultation we will find a date that works with your schedule to book your tattoo appointment. Appointments can be booked over the phone or in person. We do require a deposit for all appointments, you can find our deposit policy here.

Alternatively you can fill out our booking request form with as much detail as possible and the studio will contact you to book from there. You can find our booking request here.

We do accept walk-ins when our artists have availability, in order to guarantee your spot it is best to book an appointment. Wednesdays and Thursdays we do not accept any walk ins.

Pricing is based upon size, placement, and detail of the piece. The best way to get an accurate price quote is to fill out our booking request form here or schedule a consultation with the artist you are interested in working with. We cannot give an accurate quote over the phone.
Our artists are in charge of their own pricing. Some artists will price by the piece some charge an hourly rate. We never charge for breaks, hourly pricing is only for the time you are actually getting tattooed.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, but cash is always preferred.

You must be at least 18 to get tattooed in North Carolina even with parental consent.

It’s different for everyone but yes tattoos can be painful or uncomfortable. Making sure to eat a good meal before your tattoo, being well rested, fed and hydrated will make your tattoo experience more tolerable. We always tell first timers if it was honestly that terrible no one would ever have more than one.

We do not currently offer piercings.

We will not tattoo you under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We ask that you don’t drink the night prior to your appointment to avoid excessive bleeding during the tattoo. You can drink after the tattoo with no ill effects.

Our artist will prep the skin prior to stenciling you. It is not necessary to shave prior to your appointment but showering is appreciated.

Eat a hearty meal prior to coming in for your tattoo even if you normally do not eat at that time of day. Refrain from drinking alcohol at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow easy access to the area being tattooed. You are welcome to bring a friend to your appt we can allow one extra person over the age of 18 in the booth while you are getting tattooed. You can also bring a distraction with you, headphones, tablet, etc.

You are welcome to bring your child to your consultation, if you are actually getting tattooed we ask that you do not bring anyone under 18 unless you can bring another adult to sit with them in the lobby. We cannot allow anyone under 18 in the booths.

We look forward to working with you. If you have further questions please feel free to contact the studio at 910-238-2009
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