Iron Thorn is a Private tattoo studio but how does that differ from a standard tattoo shop?

Most tattoo shops are store fronts that cater to walk-ins / foot traffic but here at Iron Thorn we are strictly by appointment only. You can still stop by the studio to check it out, talk to a professional in person, buy apparel, and other tattoo related products during shop hours but tattoos will need to be planned ahead with your artist along with a deposit down to hold your date and design.

Is a deposit required and how much?

We require a $100 deposit when booking your appointment. The deposit secures an appointment for you and a custom drawing. The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the price of the tattoo upon completion.

What is your minimum for a tattoo?

We have a strict $100 minimum here at Iron Thorn (no matter how small the tattoo is). If you previously put your $100 deposit down when you booked your appointment and the artist confirmed it will only be a $100 tattoo you will not owe anything when you come in on your appointment date.

What do I need to do to prepare for my tattoo?

Make sure you are well hydrated before coming in and please don’t come to your appointment on a empty stomach (this is especially important if you’re getting a larger piece). Alcohol consumption the night before can thin the blood and make it difficult to tattoo as well, so please keep that to a minimum. We suggest being well-rested before coming to your appointment as well. It’s also important to make sure you’re wearing something comfortable/accessible (and something you don’t mind potentially getting ink or ointment on) so the artist can access the spot in which you are getting tattooed. Also a valid form of government-issued identification will be required of you for paperwork prior to getting started. If your ID is expired, we can not accept it so please come prepared!

How long does a tattoo take to heal?

Most of the healing process will be complete after the first 2 weeks but your skin could take from 4-6 weeks to be back to normal and 100% healed.