Here's some basic information about my services and general tattoo questions. For more details, check out my FAQ page!

Stuff You Should Know

WHERE AM I?

The Rue Morgue Tattoo Gallery is located downtown in Franklin, IN

My hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-8pm unless I'm at an event.

WHERE CAN YOU SEE MORE OF MY WORK?

Check out the Instagram and Facebook links above.

WHAT ARE RATES?

Shop minimum for a tattoo is $100.

 

A $100 dollar deposit is required to schedule an appointment. This deposit is subtracted from the price of your last session.

Rates vary per piece. For larger pieces, half day/full day rates are $500/$1000.

HOW DO WE GET STARTED?

  • Come in to the Rue Morgue Tattoo Gallery - we'll discuss your idea, work on a quote, schedule an appointment... all that good stuff.

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. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I try not to bore folks with too much legal jargon - but some expectations you should know about:

  • I do require a non-refundable cash deposit before starting any work.

  • Quotes and pricing may vary depending on a variety of factors.

  • You will be asked to fill out a consent form and provide a picture ID for age verification.

See? That wasn't so bad - just keeping everything on the up and up.

Scheduling at The Rue Morgue

198 West Jefferson St.

Franklin, IN 46131

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