Questions & Answers Tornado Tattoo

Getting your first tattoo can be pretty nerve racking. Like any new experience, it is always best to go in knowing what to expect.

The following is a basic Q&A for first timers:

Q: How much will my tattoo cost?
A: The price of a tattoo is based on the size, color and amount of time that it takes to complete. Even the smallest tattoo will cost at least $50 which will cover the artists supplies and the small amount of time that it will take. Most artists are willingly to bargain. Do not forget to tip your artist especially if they are giving you a deal.
Q: Will it hurt?
A: The amount of pain that you will experience will depend on your individual pain tolerance and the placement the tattoo. Tattoos done on fleshy areas of your body (like your stomach) will hurt much less than tattoos done on parts of your body with less fat such as your back or ankle. Most people compare getting tattooed with getting a lot of little bee stings at one time. After awhile the area being tattooed will go numb (not all the time LOL) especially, if you are getting a large amount of space colored in.
Q: How long will it take?
A: This depends on the design and the artist. If the design is very large, colorful or complicated, you may have to schedule multiple sessions. Even if you choose the smallest, least complicated and colorful design expect to spend a minimum of 30 to 45 minutes. More experienced artists will take less time to complete a tattoo than the less experienced.
Q: Do I have to make an appointment?
A: Most parlors allow walk ins however some require appointments. If you live in a heavily populated, urban area you probably will want to schedule an appointment to avoid a long wait.
Q; Will I get to pick the artist who will be tattooing me?
A: This also depends on the parlor. Most shops have at least two artists available at all times. Most artists have tattoo portfolios that they are happy to share with their customers.
Q: Can I request a special design?
​ A: The answer to this question is almost always yes. You can have the artist work up a design for you right there in the shop.

​You can describe what you are looking for and they will sketch the tattoo based on your description. You can always pick designs from their portfolio or the walls as well. The artist will then, sketch the design on to a special paper which will be used to give you a temporary tattoo for them to trace over. This guarantees that the work is done accurately and that there will be no surprises.

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