Frequent Questions

How old do you have to be to get tattooed?

In North Carolina you must be 18 years old. No exceptions.


Do you have any flash or lettering books I can look at?

No. We are a small custom studio and as such, everything we do is custom. If you are looking for more of a “street” shop where you can pick something off the wall, then there are several quality ones in the area that we would be glad to refer you too.


What kind of Machines / Pigments do you use?

Robert uses a variety of machines from Cheyenne Professional Equipment, and His needles are Needlejig.com. Pigments are from Established (pulse supply), World Famous Tattoo ink, and Eternal Tattoo ink. All of these are top quality companies that would be glad to answer your questions about function, makeup, allergies and materials, and will gladly send you an MSDS on any of their products.


I came by the shop to do a consult and you weren’t there. What Hours do you work?

Robert works by appointment, at the convenience of his clients. As such, on some days he might work from 9am-3pm on say a housewife who’s children are in school. On another day he might start working at 7pm on someone who gets off work at 6. it all depends. To set up a consult it is really better to text 240.252.0479.


Does the shop have a phone or wireless?

We have neither. You can contact anyone who works there individually, and if you need internet while you are there, please let us know ahead of time and we will set up a hot spot.


D you take credit cards?

No. In an effort to do our part to keep costs down, eliminate the national debt, and the banks stranglehold on the US economy, we do not accept credit cards. We do however, for your convenience, accept all denominations and series of US currency. We can also accept PayPal.


How do I get a free tattoo?

While we occasionally do promotions where you can win one, generally being the significant other or close friend of the artist is the only way. And then you have to wait.


Where can I get a tattoo that doesn’t hurt?

On someone else.


How far out are you booked?

It depends when you ask. Usually about a month, but We always try to leave some openings, and there are cancellations as well. So Please, don’t hesitate to ask.