Is it safe to get a tattoo or piercing?
Yes, completely safe. For most people tattoos and piercings are safe, as long as each artist and the entire studio strictly adheres to universal precautions and blood borne pathogen sSafety. You can be assured that Kline Family Ink requires each artist to hold client safety as the first and foremost priority. We have the highest level of sterilization possible and go above and beyond all local health codes and laws. We do have a consent/waiver form which identifies certain instances when it would not be appropriate for an individual to receive tattoo or piercing, but these are rare instances.
Does it hurt?
Yes it hurts. But, there are lots of people walking around with tattoos and piercings so it’s not unbearable. There are many sensations used to describe it depending on each person and what area is being worked on. Some people even like it!
Can I bring my own picture or drawing for my tattoo?
Yes. This tattoo will be on you permanently so we want to be sure you are totally happy. Bring anything you think might help to capture exactly what you’re looking for your tattoo to reflect. We also have plenty of reference books available for ideas. No matter whether you know exactly what you want or don’t have a clue, we will always work with you to design a custom piece of art that you will love.
How much will it cost?
That depends on the size of the piece and the detail involved. Some pieces cannot be completed in one sitting. You will be given a quote once you meet with the artist and go over the details of what you want. Remember though, if another studio is willing do your tattoo super cheap BEWARE! Sometimes you get what you pay for and this is going to be on you forever. If you do go for the super cheap shop see question on fixing a bad tattoo!
It is our policy to collect a deposit when booking an appointment. We accept deposits via cash or credit card and the amount of the deposit required is decided upon by the individual artist. The deposit you leave will come off the final price of your tattoo. Artists carefully schedule and book their appointments based on blocks of time. If you do not show for your appointment, they often do not have adequate time to fill your vacancy and it hurts them. Deposits serve as a good faith gesture to hold your appointment and to compensate the artist if you failt to show for your appointment time. Deposits are NEVER refundable. If less than 24 notice is given for a cancellation, you lose your deposit and must leave another deposit if you wish to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment with more than 24 hours notice, you may apply your deposit towards your resheduled appointment. We NEVER under any circumstances will refund a deposit. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but is necessary to protect the intrests of our artists.
Are there any special requirements to get tattooed or pierced?
Yu must be 18 years or older for a tattoo or piercing due to local health rules and regulations. We are strict in our requirements to ensure proper age and that valid legal parental consent is presented, so please call the studio at 610-965-5185 ahead of time to find out exactly what you will need to bring to your appointment. For any tattoo, you must present a valid drivers license or current state photo ID which by law must be photocopied. You (and your parent/guardian if your a minor) must also read and sign a waiver/ consent form. Deposits are NEVER refundable. If less than 24 notice is given for a cancellation, you lose your deposit and must leave another deposit if you wish to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment with more than 24 hours notice, you may apply your deposit towards your resheduled appointment. We NEVER under any circumstances will refund a deposit. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but is necessary to protect the intrests of our artists.
I have a tattoo that's really bad, can it be fixed?
Our artists can usually cover up or fix most tattoos-even really bad ones so you would never even know they were there. We are always honest though. If we don’t think it can be successfully covered we will let you know and work with you on what options you do have so you will ultimately be happy. We never do a tattoo just to make a buck. This is a really good group of artists who take tremendous pride in their work and art. Be assured that the artwork on your body and how you feel about it is a reflection on them – meaning your satisfaction is VERY important!
How long before I can get a tan and what kind of aftercare should I do?
Aftercare guidelines for tattooing and piercing are given to every client. To review these, click on the aftercare link at the top.
Calling the shop and asking: Is my tattoo infected?
We can not tell if you are having an issue healing with your tattoo unless we can visually inspect it. If you are experiencing any concern, please come into the shop so we may assist. Please note that it is very rare that a tattoo gets infected. Many times, it is the person’s skin reacting to the ointment that they are applying. That is why it is imperative that use follow the aftercare instructions.
Can I get a quote over email or the internet/social media?
We can we can give you a very rough estimate as to what you can expect. Please note that we seldom have time in our day to check social media or email so it is always best to come into the shop to discuss ideas and schedule appointments.
Can I make my appointment over the phone?
Unless you are an established recurring customer you may not make an appointment over the phone. We apologize for the inconvenience, but too many times people have just not shown up for their appointment, as you can surmise this can cause a bit of distress for an artist who has scheduled a block of time to create a tattoo and are left with an empty chair for hours. if you are traveling a long distance or from out of the country please call or contact us as we make exceptions for our foreign clients and would be happy to accommodate you and your needs.
Can I get a quote over the phone?
We do not and will never give a price for a tattoo over the phone. We will never give a quote without seeing how big, what colors and what type of detail you are looking to have inked on your body. Please come into the shop to discuss all pricing or a rough estimate of what a particular piece may cost. We mention the term “rough estimate” as there is no solid way to tell if your tattoo price will be what was originally quoted. This is not a bait and switch practice, as there are many factors that go into the final result of your tattoo and many times, designs change, how many breaks you will need and how your skin holds up during the tattoo process will all reflect in your final price at the end of the tattoo session.
Does it really cost the shop that much to do a tattoo?
Here’s a break done of what a tattoo costs our shop: Supplies to do a tattoo: $50.00 plus $100.00 of tattooing with the artist for one hour = $150.00. When the artist goes to get paid the following items are taken into consideration: 50% of all tattoos go to pay for electric, supplies and to the shop. That leaves the artist with $75.00. In addition, the artist will need to factor in the cost of supplies such as paper towels and gloves. This leaves the net profit from the tattoo; $40.00. Not bad by normal work standards but keep in mind that unless we are tattooing we aren’t getting paid. We are not used car salesmen wheeling and dealing with a dickering sales pitch. We use the highest quality products and equipment. We take pride in our consistent and high quality art that we produce in a safe and positive environment.
Do you ever have specials where you will tattoo for a flat fee for as long as I can take?
Under no circumstance will we ever promote or do any special for “all you can sit”. This is a ridiculous idea that often times struggling shops and artist do to get people in their chair. They may need to get some work under their belt or to make money off of uneducated consumers. We make art and have our customer’s best interest at heart as well as their health. Many artists and shops who perpetrate this type of business are using cheap supplies. Being in this industry for many years we have seen a variety of ways that this type of practice has ruined a piece and ended poorly.
How do consultations work?
Just a chat: FREE! We do not charge a fee to come in and talk to us about your next tattoo. Stop in and let’s talk.
We provide our customers with a consultation appointment to visually work with you on your tattoo design. We understand this is helpful in the process, especially if you are planning a large piece or require a special design and need one of our experienced artist assist you in your visualization. This fee includes a sit down with one of our artists, one on one, for up to one hour in the shop. At this time a rough draft of the tattoo will be completed if applicable. We ask that you refrain from outside distractions during this time. No talking/texting on cell phones. No friends or family and please leave children at home. We request a $50-$100 NON REFUNDABLE deposit at the time of this session.
Please Note: All sketches and drafts are property of Kline Family Ink. You may not leave or take pictures of the design.
How do appointments work?
All slotted tattoo appointment times require you to make a nonrefundable deposit on your slotted time with your artist. You will be charged for any cancelled appointment without proper and timely notice. The fee to make an appointment is $50.00 to $100.00 dollars depending on how large of a slot you plan to schedule. This deposit is non-refundable, No exceptions.
Is there a minimum?
Minimum fee is $60.00 (30 minute or less tattoos).
What are your hourly rates?
$100.00 an hour for basic tattooing.
$150.00 an hour for large tattoo work requiring numerous tattoo machines.
$200.00 for large scale color work, black and grey, color portrait, black and white portraits.
So what's the actual cost for my tattoo?
$50.00 dollars NON REFUNDABLE deposit on drawings.
$50.00 to $100.00 dollars NON REFUNDABLE deposit to set an appointment.
$100.00 to $200.00 dollars an hour depending on work to be done.