Q: What is your hourly rate?
A: The base rate at our shop is $160/ hr. However each artists reserves the right to tattoo outside of the base rate if they see fit. The artist may adjust the hourly rate depending on the tattoo. For example, large multi session tattoos may be done at a lower rate, where as, cover-ups or reworking tattoos that were not done at our shop may be done at a higher rate. Artists may also offer a flat rate for a full day appointment or for certain tattoos, depending on the design. All pricing inquires will need to be discussed directly with your artist at your consultation.
Q: How much will my tattoo cost?
A: Our shop minimum is $100. This applies to very small simple tattoos. If you are looking to get something like this you can send us a photo of what are you are looking to get and if the tattoo falls into that category we will let you know!
For larger tattoos, especially those that will require multiple sessions you will need to schedule and consultation and get a rough price quote directly from your artist.
Q: What time do you open and close?
A: We are open every Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm and from 12pm-5pm on Sundays.
Q: How do I find you?
A: We are located on the west side of the White Rock beach at 14845 Marine Drive in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. You can also call or text the shop at (604)-535-5356.
Q: Whats your minimum charge?
A: Our minimum charge is $100.
Q: How long does will my tattoo take to heal?
A: It usually takes about 3 weeks for a tattoo to fully heal. However all of our clients are different people, of different ages who live different lives so pinpointing an exact time that applies to everyone is difficult.
Q: Can I get my tattoo wet?
A: It is acceptable to get your tattoo wet, within reason. We realize that you have to live your life and shower while your tattoo is healing, we do ask that you shower quickly, pat your tattoo dry first after getting out of the shower, and that you completely avoid submerging your tattoo under water during the healing process.
Q: Can I have my tattoo in the sun?
A: No! UV light breaks down the ink in your tattoo causing it to fade and spread into your skin cells leaving your tattoos fuzzy and faded. Even after your tattoos are healed we recommend using powerful sun block on your tattooed skin whenever you spend time in the sun. This will keep your tattoos looking sharp and fresh for many years to come!
Q: Do you charge tax?
A: Yes we charge GST.
Q: How do I book an appointment?
A: Check out the “About us” section on our website. It has a step by step procedure that you can complete right here on our website, or click right on the “book consult” link to get started. You will need a cash deposit to hold a appointment spot. If you would like to drop off a deposit feel free to come by the shop or call or text us for more information.
Q: Can I bring a friend with me to my tattoo appointment?
A: We generally would prefer you came alone its the best way to get what you want a tattoo is very personal and having people cloud your judgement with there opinion when you come for your consult or tattoo can ultimately end up in you not getting what you want while also distracting us from giving you what you want in your tattoo . However we do permit our clients to bring a friend provided they are quiet and respectful to us and the studio , if the person does become a distraction for us or the client they will promptly be asked to leave .
Q: How long will my tattoo take?
A: Minimum charge tattoos come sometimes only take a few minutes to do but again this is another question you would have to discuss directly with your artist during your consultation. Every tattoo is different and every client is different so it is difficult to say exactly how long any tattoo will take.
Q: Is there a private room where I can get tattooed?
A: Our shop has a very open concept but we do have a private room in the back that could be used if the situation calls for it.
Q: Am I allowed to bring my kids with me to my tattoo appointment?
A: There are no kids under the age of 16 allowed in the studio
Q: What about drinking or doing drugs before my tattoo?
A: Drinking or doing drugs before your tattoo appointment can be a very bad idea. Drugs and alcohol affect different people differently and everything that affects you also affects your skin. We do reserve the right to refuse any tattoo if the artist feels uncomfortable.
Q: What do I need to do to prepare for my tattoo?
A: Getting tattooed especially for long periods of time can take a lot out of you so be sure to get a good nights sleep, do not be hungover, and eat something at least a couple of hours before your tattoo. If you are getting a large tattoo done it is best to make sure you have the whole day available and that you don't have to leave the shop at any certain time. Be sure to wear comfortable and appropriate clothes that give the artist easy access to the part of your body you are getting tattooed. We are cash only so bring some cash!!
Q: What should I bring with me to the appointment?
A: One good thing to remember is to wear comfortable clothes! Especially if you are sitting for a longer full day session you will want to be as comfortable as possible. Its also important that the artist has full access to the area that you are getting tattooed so make sure that you choose appropriate clothing for the body part that are you wanting to get tattooed. Other than that just bring yourself and some cash!
Q: Do you do finger/hand tattoos?
A: We can do finger tattoos but unfortunately the fingers are very hit and miss and often require multiple touch ups in order for them to stay without coming out during the healing process. Because of this common problem we do not guarantee any finger tattoos. This means that if you decide to tattoo your fingers and they end up needing multiple touch ups you will have to pay for each touch up unless they are done during a session you have booked for a larger tattoo on a different part of your body. *This also applies to any tattoos on toes/fingers, under the foot, palm of hand, ears and mouth.
Q: Do you do touch ups? Do you touch up other artists work?
A: Yes we do touch ups. If its a tattoo that was done at our shop the artist will touch up the tattoo if it needs it and the touch ups are free of charge*. Only one free touch up per tattoo and the touch up must be done within six months of having the tattoo done for it to be free. Touching up a tattoo that was not done at our shop all depends on the situation and the tattoo.
Q: Does it hurt? What is the most/least painful spot?
A: Yes they all hurt! Everyone is unique so the most / least painful spot really depends on the person but overall the most painful spots on the body tend to be: the feet or hands, the ribs, the head, the neck and the sternum.
Q: Can you tattoo over scars?
A: It is possible to tattoo over scars but it all depends on the age and condition of the scar. severely raised scars can cause a problem. Tattooing over any scar will require a consultation so that the artist can have a chance to see the scar in person and assess what, if anything, can be done to tattoo over it.
Q: How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
A: You must be 18 years old to get tattooed at White Rock Tattoo. We do not tattoo anyone under 18 even with parental consent. Please have photo identification with you.
Q: Are pets allowed in the shop?
A: No pets are not allowed in the tattoo shop at anytime.
Q: Is it ok to get tattooed if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: No it is never a good idea to get tattooed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Appointment booking Policy: You can book a consultation appointment at anytime through our website just click on the “book consult” link and fill the form at the bottom of the page. You can also call the shop at (604)-535-5356 and book your consultation over the phone. However all tattoo appointments require a cash deposit. If you want to book a tattoo appointment you can drop a deposit off at the shop (14845 Marine Drive, White Rock) or bring your deposit with you to your consultation.
Deposit Policy: All tattoo appointments require a cash deposit. $100 for every full day appointment booked. All deposits are non refundable and come off of the final price of your tattoo.
Circumstances in which your deposit may be forfeit:
- Not showing up for your tattoo appointment
- Cancelling your tattoo appointment with less than 48hours notice.
- Cancelling your tattoo appointment 3 times in a row.
- Extreme tardiness
Walk-ins: We do accept walk-ins whenever possible. If we do have availability for walk-ins they are always done on a first come first served basis.
If you are looking for a walk-in tattoo we recommend calling the shop at (604)535-5356 before coming in so that you are not disappointed!
Touch-up Policy: Touch ups are only free of charge if the tattoo was originally done at our shop within the last six months. Each tattoo may receive one free touch up after it is completed.
Unusual tattoo policy: We do not guarantee finger/toes, under foot/palm of hand, mouth and ear tattoos. This means that touch ups are not free on any finger tattoos but will cost the minimum charge every time they are touched up, unless the touch up is done while working on separate tattoo on a different part of the body.
Cancellation Policy: Any tattoo appointment cancelations require 48hours notice. Cancelations without the required 48 hours notice will result in the client forfeiting their deposit.
Payment: We are Cash Only!