Do Tattoos Hurt? We don’t care what anyone says, tattoos do NOT feel like they were licked on by unicorns! Pain varies by the client’s individual pain tolerance, the area of the body being tattooed, and the how long your session is. How old do I need to be to get tattooed? You must be 18 years of age to get tattooed in the state of ILLINOIS. No exceptions! What types of payment do you accept? We accept cash, Visa and MasterCard. We also offer financing! Check out our financing page for more details. Is it safe and sterile? All of our tattoo and piercing work is performed utilizing state-of-the-art equipment that is thoroughly cleaned and sterilized to ensure the safety of all of our guests. We make extensive efforts to certify a clean environment. Health code regulations and standards are not just followed, but exceeded. What is the shop minimum? Our shop minimum is $50. How do I reschedule my appointment? We require 48 hours notice to reschedule an appointment. Please call us at 847-260-5076 with any scheduling issues. Do I need an appointment? Yes! We do accept walk-ins on a first come, first serve basis; but to guarantee your spot, it is best to set up an appointment. Do I need a schedule consultation to make an appointment? Yes and no. In order for your artist to figure out all of the details of your design, you will need to do a consultation with an artist. From there, your artist will know how much time to put aside for your appointment and a game plan to properly design the tattoo to your specifications. It is best to come prepared for your consultation with any reference pictures that pertain to your tattoo. Most artists will not do a consultation if they are already tattooing, so walking in to do a consultation may be hit or miss. To guarantee a time to speak with an artist, it’s best to call a head and schedule. Do I need to put down a deposit to book an appointment? Yes. Deposits amounts vary based on the piece, your artist and their availability. Your deposit will ensure that your spot is held for your appointment and goes toward the time your artist spends designing your tattoo. Your deposit will be deducted from the total cost upon completion of your tattoo. Please see our full deposit policy for full details!