TO GET TATTOOED
DO's & DON'Ts
The best way to contact Blackwood Tattoo is through email. We are unable to book over the phone and will not have time to answer the phone during the day. Please, no phone calls unless it is to let us know you are running late or for an emergency last minute cancellation.
Send an email to the artist you would like to get tattooed by with your rough ideas or sketches.
Send any pictures that will help us get an idea of what style you would like.
Give us an approximate size of the tattoo in inches and where you wanted it placed on the body.
If you have an existing tattoo we are working around, take a picture of the area you want to get tattooed and send it to us.
Let us know if you would like the tattoo colour or black & grey.
Email us as much information as possible about your tattoo idea so we have a clear vision of what you want done. With this information we can work with your ideas to design a custom tattoo.
You are also welcome to set up a consultation appointment with your artist.
Keep in mind, the minimum age for getting tattooed is 18 with proper ID.
We are a busy shop and only reply to emails once per day. So if you don’t hear back from us immediately, don’t be alarmed, we will reply as soon a possible.
All tattoo appointments require a small deposit of $100. This deposit is subtracted from the price of your tattoo on your appointment date.
If you don’t show up for your appointment, if you don’t give us 48 hours cancellation notice and reschedule your appointment for a later date, or if you cancel the appointment entirely after your custom drawing has been started, then you will lose your deposit.
It is extremely difficult to provide exact tattoo quotes. We can only give you a rough approximate of how much we think it may cost.
Price is determined by size and detail or for larger pieces, tattoo time. Our minimum fee is $100 + tax and for larger pieces, each artist has their own hourly rate.
If you have a budget in mind, please let us know and we can design something in that price range.
For the comfort of other clients, we prefer you come to your appointment alone, but we do allow a friend or family member to come with you. Space is limited to one guest per client in the tattoo area. All we ask is that your spectator remains calm and quiet and to please turn off all cell phones as they can be a distraction during the tattoo process.
Children are not permitted. Please arrange for babysitting prior to your appointment.
Our artists reserve the right to refuse any tattoo.
Tattoos are permanent and we want our clients to happy with their tattoos even into their old age. For this reason, we will not tattoo faces, necks or hands.
An exception to the rule would be if you are already heavily tattooed. For example, we will only tattoo hands if you already have full sleeves.
Now that you have a tattoo, you’ll want to take good care of it. The first week of healing is critical to how your piece will look for the rest of it’s life. Here’s a look at some things that should be avoided during this time.
Be well rested.
Eat a big meal beforehand.
Drink a lot of water.
Avoid alcohol, painkillers and illicit drugs the day before and the day of. Any of these = more pain & more blood = more difficult tattoo.
Bring snacks & water.
Wear deodorant, don’t douse yourself in perfume or cologne, your artist will appreciate it.
Dress comfortably, appropriately and in dark colours to avoid ink and blood stains.
Stretch or do some light exercise beforehand, you will be in the same position for a while.
Stay calm. Breathing normally and not tensing up will make it hurt less.
Set aside more time than you think you’ll need, you don’t want to rush this.
You can not get tattooed if you are sick, pregnant or nursing. Keep in mind you are going through trauma and can't be sure how your body will react.