Tattoo Appointment Questions

How Do Tattoo Appointments Work at Midnight Moon Tattoo

Must Know Tips for Planning and Scheduling your Tattoo Appointment

Thank you very much for viewing our website and checking out our talented artists. Surely you must be reading this page because you know what good tattoo art is when you see it! And because you’re interested in what we do and how we do it.

Our fantastic crew all work as individuals and set their own guidelines, limits, and policies. However, the following page below is designed to help all of us here at Midnight Moon better serve you and guide you through the process of receiving a stunning tattoo. As well as help you obtain an appointment with your chosen artist.

We strongly advise you to read this page in its entirety to expedite the booking process for your tattoo.  The information found here is to help you further understand what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you. Please note that this is general shop information. If an artist has different methods of scheduling appointments it will be listed below.

Appointments vs Walk-ins… Whats Your Best Option?

Generally, our artists are booked in advance. And appointments are usually required and always recommended. That being said, Walk-ins are possible in the event an artist has had a cancellation, has some free time, or is working on a day off. Please call the shop for the availability of your chosen artist.

How Do Tattoo Deposits Work?

All appointments require a non-refundable deposit. Your deposit will guarantee the appointment day and time with your artist. It will also be applied towards the last sitting of your tattoo (if your tattoo only requires one sitting, then it will be applied to the end cost of that tattoo). All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Your deposit may be forfeited for the following reasons: You fail to show up at the correct time of your appointment, clean and sober. You fail to bring the proper identification showing you are over the age of 18 years old. You attempt to change your appointment date within 72 hours of your original scheduled appointment time. You make major design changes after leaving your deposit. Or at the discretion of your artist based on the inability to work further with you based on any new alterations to the design. This includes time changes or design issues after the terms and deposit are agreed upon. In this case, all deposits will be applied towards the artist’s time for the drawing, the time researched, and/or materials spent on your design. Please DO NOT send any deposits until we have agreed on an appointment and design, as they are NOT REFUNDABLE under any circumstance. Leaving a deposit and moving forward with this process confirms that you agree to the terms above.

You and Your Tattoo Art

It is at the artist’s discretion as to whether or not a drawing, if necessary, will be provided before the day of your appointment. It is agreed that by leaving a deposit at the time of your consultation, you and your artist have a firm basis as to how your design will look. That you have reviewed your artist’s work and have chosen them based on their style and the style in which you would like your tattoo. At this point, it is important you have done your homework. Your confidence and trust in your artist is very important to us. We take great. care to direct you to the artist that best suits your needs and is excited to work with you on your design. All artwork is the property of the artist and/or Midnight Moon except for the tattoo received by the client.

How do Tattoo Consultations Work?

All consultations are provided free of charge. This includes big projects, small projects, future projects, or just tossing around possible ideas. However an appointment is required for the consultation, but again, is at no cost to you. All we ask is that you please do some homework as to what you’re looking for. Though none of us will copy another artist’s work, photos, examples, and reference materials are always a help. Please do some research and have a fairly clear idea of what you’d like for your tattoo. Also, please be open to guidance from us to make your ideas into a design that will not only stand the test of time, but one that you will forever be pleased with – it’s what we do.

What if I have the Change or Cancel My Tattoo Appointment?

It’s a simple thing to change your appointment time; all we require is 72 hours, notice and we will reschedule your appointment without forfeiting your deposit. We also offer to hold your deposit for a six-month period, if needed, until a new appointment can be made. If within six months we do not hear from you, you will, unfortunately, lose your deposit and another one may be required to continue with future work. If you choose to outright cancel your appointment, your deposit is forfeited and given to the artist for time or materials spent. We allow for one client “request to reschedule” as we know life happens and can get in the way of your tattoo appointment. However, on the second client requested appointment reschedule your deposit will be forfeited. Please understand that any rescheduling of a tattoo appointment greatly affects your artist’s time and schedule.  This is because it is very difficult to make repeated changes to our schedules. Once again, a new deposit will be required after your second reschedule to cover our lost time. Please be ready to commit before commenting.  Thank you, and we still love you either way.

What to Expect on your Tattoo Appointment Day

On the day of your appointment, we ask that you please bring proper photo identification regardless of age. Please wear appropriate clothing for the location of your tattoo, though we do have privacy available if needed. Please do not prep or shave the area to be tattooed. And keep the area clean of oils or lotions. If you and your artist agree, music with headphones, movies, etc., may be acceptable but phone use is not allowed during the tattoo session. Please notify us in advance of any skin issues, allergies, medications, or any other health issues that may be pertinent to your getting a tattoo. In some cases, we may ask for clearance from your doctor. If there are any other issues, questions, or possible concerns you have before your appointment day, please don’t hesitate to call and ask your artist. We want this to be a great experience for you and for us, and we will do all we can to make it so.

How much does my Tattoo Cost?

Ok, so this is what you really want to know, right? Each artist works at a different rate on different tattoos depending on how involved you want to get with your tattoo project. This makes it very difficult to estimate the cost without knowing what you’re looking to accomplish with your tattoo before a consult. If cost is an issue we are more than happy to work within a reasonable budget based on your design ideas. We can make your tattoo as amazing or simplify it as much as you’d like. Simply said, we will put as much work into your design as you’re willing to put in.

If a cheap tattoo is what you’re looking for, then unfortunately we may not be the shop for you. But if you’re looking for a piece of art that will last the rest of your life. As well as something that will continue to not only look great but also be something you’re going to be happy with for the rest of your time on earth, then you are in the right place. Not to mention the bonus of receiving your art in a safe space and using the most up-to-date tattoo procedures. So if this sounds like what you are looking for, we will be happy to set up a consultation and discuss your options with you. Good tattoos are not cheap, and cheap tattoos are not good. But we’ll leave that one up to you. We know there are other shops that have lower rate minimums, and we also know of guys who only charge a six-pack – again, we leave that life-long decision up to you.

Tattoo Safety

Rest assured, here at Midnight Moon Tattoo all of our artists use individually wrapped, sterile equipment from reputable and consistent suppliers. We never use second-rate Chinese-made, eBay knock-off supplies. We not only use safe, modern equipment, but we also travel the world learning safe standards of practice in the tattoo industry. Along with learning and teaching the modern methods of tattooing. Each artist is also certified and trained in the standard practice of sterile methods of tattooing, bloodborne pathogens, and disease prevention within the tattoo industry.

Gift Certificates for Tattoos

If you have received a Midnight Moon Tattoo Gift Certificate then let us be the first to congratulate you. You are obviously very loved by someone who wants you to have the very best! Your certificate is marked for either tattooing or piercing and can only be redeemed for that service. There is an expiration date on your certificate, and though your appointment does not necessarily need to be before that day, it does need to be booked before the day of expiration. If your service equals less than the amount of your gift certificate then a new certificate will be issued with the remaining amount of the balance. You may use your certificate as a deposit when agreed upon by your artist and will be treated as described above in the “deposit information” section of this page. There are no cash exchanges or refunds for certificates.


One final note:

Your tattoo is an investment that can make you either happy or filled with regret. This is why we highly encourage you to do your homework when choosing a shop. Whether you choose Midnight Moon Tattoo or someone else to perform your tattoo work. With that said we look forward to talking with you soon!


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