Got Questions? I’ve Got Answers!

FAQS

HOURS AND RATES

Rue Morgue - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm

I charge $200/hour, half days are $600 ($200 savings), and full days are $1200 ($400 savings).  Our shop minimum is $100 and I do require a $100 non-refundable deposit which comes off the total price of the tattoo; if sessions, the deposit will come off the last session.

Deposits Are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. Deposits can be paid in person (at the time of schedule), or through Zelle via shelbyraia@gmail.com. The remainder of the tattoo balance must be paid in cash.

Please Do Not Send A Deposit Until You're Asked To!

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?

Cash/Zelle

DO YOU TATTOO IN COLOR?

I do tattoo in both a wide array of colors as well as black and gray.

I DO NOT use ink with glitter or ink that is glow in the dark/black light sensitive.

I do not do realism unless it is an animal portrait and its in black and gray.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A NEW TATTOO

Eat at least 4 hours prior to your appointment.

Try not to take/drink anything that will thin your blood (i.e. aspirin, acetaminophen, alcohol, etc.).

Please be well-groomed - I have single-blade razors to clear your site of minimal hair, etc. but excessive hair, general cleanliness, etc. is up to you. A tattoo requires close-quarters work - so it will be better for both of us if you don't, for example, come to your appointment after your workout before a shower!

Take good care of the area to be tattooed - keep it hydrated with lotion, be careful of scrapes and burns, avoid excessive sun exposure, etc.

HOW TO CARE FOR A NEW TATTOO

Wash with antibacterial soap and warm water 3-6 times daily depending on activity level; after working out, manual labor, gardening, etc. Keep it clean!

After every wash for the first 3 days put a very thin layer of Aquaphor on the tattoo. Should be shiny NOT glossy. Tattoo should be clean before applying ointment. 

After the first 3 days stop use of Aquaphor and switch to a scent and dye free water based lotion. These lotions can include: Lubriderm, Jergans, Aveeno, and some baby lotions. Use this as much as needed; normally every time the tattoo is dry or itchy.

 

DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK YOUR TATTOO! This can pull ink out of the tattoos. 

DO NOT submerge your tattoo in a bath, pool, or jacuzzi for at least 2 weeks or until all scabbing has healed. This could lead to infection, or ink to fall out of the tattoo as well. 

DO NOT expose your tattoo to sun while it's healing. After tattoo is healed you can protect it by applying SPF54 or more. 

WHEN DO I GET MY TOUCH UP?

I do ONE free touch up within 6 MONTHS of the tattoo appointment. While I do one free touch up, this is only if the tattoo is properly taken care of and also in need of said touch up.

 

Any finger tattoos will require a $20 touch up fee (after the one free touch up) to cover the cost of supplies, as this spot is known for not holding, as I will have explained to you in person at the time of the appointment.

 

Any tattoos not containing black or a darker contrasting color will also be subject to a touch up fee.

CAN I GO SWIMMING AFTER GETTING A TATTOO?

Tattoos should be healed (all scabbing/flaking finished) for at least two weeks before swimming.