Questions and Answers
Q:: I want to get tattooed at Immortal Canvas, how do I go about it?
A:: The best thing to do is to visit the shop, and look through the artist portfolios. Each artist has their own style and specialities, so from there you can decide which artist best fits the style and type of tattoo you would like to get. We can also help you with making this decision if you like.
To book an appointment, we do require a deposit at the time of booking to hold your spot. The deposit is usually $50-$100 depending on the tattoo you are looking to get. This deposit will be applied to the cost of your tattoo, in the event of a multiple session tattoo, the deposit will be applied to the final session. In the event that you need to reschedule, you will need to contact us within a minimum of 48 hours prior to your appointment or your deposit will be forfeited. All deposits are non-refundable.
Q:: It’s the day of my tattoo, is there anything I need to do before my appointment?
A:: Be sure to eat something before your appointment, your body will experience a increase in endorphins and adrenaline, which can cause your blood sugar to drop and make you feel light headed. Eating something before you show up, will help stabilize your blood sugar and ensure that you don’t get cranky during your tattoo! :-)
Plan on being at the shop for longer than your appointment is scheduled. Getting a tattoo is an involved process and a creative one, the artist will probably have a few small details to discuss with you about your tattoo and may need to make some revisions to the drawing. Also, applying a tattoo also requires the artist to be prepared physically and mentally, your tattooist will do the best work when they aren’t feeling rushed and can focus on giving you the best tattoo possible.
Q:: Can I make an appointment over the phone?
A:: Unfortunately, we can not accept appointments over the phone due to the very nature of a tattoo. You will need to meet with an artist, so that they can determine how much time will be needed to do your tattoo.
Q:: But its just a small and simple tattoo, it shouldn’t take long at all.
A:: Well, your definition of small and/or simple and our definition may be too different things. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered when determining how much time it takes to do a tattoo, such as; the area of the body, the condition of the skin in that area, the age and health of the person getting the tattoo, etc.
Q:: What does age and health have to do with getting at tattoo?
A:: Your skin is an organ, in fact it’s the largest organ of your body. As such, the healthier your are, the healthier your skin is. Healthy skin can accept a tattoo much much easier then unhealthy skin. A tattoo is a controlled abrasion, so your overall health and condition of your skin are very important factors.
Age is also an important factor, as we age our skin becomes damaged from exposure to environmental conditions, various working conditions, medications and again overall health. The skin also looses elasticity and firmness as well as the ability to heal, so all of these things are taken into consideration by your artist when determining how long a particular tattoo will take.
Q:: I am diabetic, can I get a tattoo?
A:: If you are diabetic, then we ask that you contact your doctor and ask them before getting a tattoo. In most cases as long as your blood sugar is pretty stable, most doctors will give you a release to get a tattoo. The concern with getting a tattoo, is that your body will experience a increase in endorphins and adrenaline, which can often cause your blood sugar to drop rapidly. This is another reason that we ask that you be sure to get something to eat before your tattoo, this helps to stabilize your blood sugar as well.