How do I make an appointment?
Please call the shop or stop by to make a consultation appointment with one of our artists. If you are not sure which artist you would like to see, please have a look at the portfolios available to view each artist's individual style. Wait times for tattoo appointments may vary by artist availability. There is no charge for a consultation appointment. This is when you can meet with the artist to discuss your ideas, so please be prepared with any references and questions you may have.
Do you take walk-ins?
Walk-in appointments are always available for piercings. Walk-in appointments for tattoos are available if we have an artist free and the tattoo is not a piece that requires hours of drawing. It’s best to CALL the shop and ask if we are able to accommodate you. Schedules can change daily so there’s always a chance.
Do I need to leave a deposit when I make an appointment?
Yes, we do require a minimum $100 deposit for each appointment made. If you are booking multiple appointments for larger work a deposit is required for each day booked. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and will carry over until your last appointment and will come off the price of the tattoo. Please note that the artists will not start any drawing until an appointment is booked and the deposit is made. We accept CASH ONLY at our shop so please be prepared when you come for your consultation.
How much do you charge?
We charge an hourly rate starting at $120 per hour. At 13th Hour Tattoo, we do not charge for drawing and design; we use only the best products the industry has to offer because we believe in providing our clients with quality. A $25 set-up fee will be charged on the first hour of every tattoo session. This set-up fee includes the tatu-derm bandage and after care product. GST and PST are applied to the cost and the total cost of each session must be paid at the end of each appointment. Again, we are cash only so please be prepared.
What happens if I cannot make my appointment?
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you need to reschedule, we ask for as much notice as possible—this way the artist has the chance to fill that spot. We do our best to confirm your appointment a week prior, however we do expect for you to know when your appointment is. If you make a habit of cancelling your appointments or not showing up without notice, you may lose your deposit and be asked to prepay for future sessions.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my appointment?
Yes, please make sure that you are well-rested and eat properly before your appointment. Low blood sugar and tattooing don’t mix well. Bring a snack and wear comfortable clothing—not your best white t-shirt please. Please come to your appointment showered and clean. Please make sure you have a babysitter for the day of your appointment, small children are a distraction during the process and cannot be allowed in the rooms. Keep in mind that even though your tattoo may only take 2 hours, you may be at the shop for longer than that.
Is there anyone you won’t tattoo?
We will not tattoo pregnant or breastfeeding women, anyone with transmittable diseases, anyone undergoing chemotherapy or anyone under the age of 16. If you have a condition and are unsure if you can get tattooed or not, we ask that you please check with your doctor.
Do you charge for touch-ups?
There is a $20 set-up fee charged for all touch-up appointments. Touch-up appointments that are booked after six months will be charged at the minimum hourly rate.