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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

DOES IT HURT?

Yes it hurts... But it's a memory you keep for a lifetime.

WHAT IF I HAVE ALLERGIES?

It is unusual for someone to be allergic to black tattoo ink, since it's made from carbon. Allergies to colored tattoo ink are quite rare especially with today's modern inks.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A TATTOO?

The best place to get a tattoo is where you want it. Many people have notions that certain spots hurt more than others and because of this notion put their tattoo in an alternate spot only to find out that it wasn't as bad as they thought it would be and then later regret not getting it where they wanted to put it. No matter the pain, applying your tattoo will only take a short while compared to the rest of your life. We urge you to get your tattoo where it will make you happy.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COSST?

Cost is dependent on the design. Once we see the design in front of us we have a better idea of how much it will cost. We do have a shop minimum of $65 so pricing starts there.

CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OVER THE PHONE?

Unfortunately we do not make appointments over the phone. In order to ensure that we provide you with the best tattoo possible we need to see the design we will be working with. With your design in front of us we know what prep work needs to be done for your tattoo, what we need in order to set up for you, how long to book you for and to be able to give you an estimated cost.

DO YOU DO CUSTOM DRAWINGS?

Yes. We love drawing custom work for people. We do drawing quick consultations every day at 12pm and 12:30pm. We CAN schedule drawing consultations over the phone. Drawing consultations aami standards sale are a free service that we provide for clients interested in doing original work.

DO YOU HAVE DESIGNS THERE TO LOOK AT?

Yes. We have thousands of designs here for you to look at. Come on by and check them out today!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

We are open 7 days a week. Monday thru Saturday 12pm-8pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm. We can make special accomodations for early morning appointments Tuesdays through Friday.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?

We accept cash, visa, mastercard and discover.

SOME COLOR FELL OUT OF MY TATTOO. DO YOU DO FREE TOUCH UPS?

Yes. Sometimes during the healing process some color may fall out of your tattoo. Often times this is a result of picking at the scab or the tattoo sticking to something during the initial healing process. Other times submerging the tattoo directly after getting it or exposing it to excessive direct sunlight or UV light can damage the quality of your tattoo. We do 1 free touch up within a year of getting your tattoo. Please be aware that every artist has a specific touch up day. Touch ups MUST be booked and we do require a $40 REFUNDABLE deposit for every hours worth of touch up that you book. You get your deposit back when your touch up is complete. We also require that you come in to book the touch up so we can SEE your tattoo, that way we know how long to book you for. We do not do touch ups on Fridays or Saturdays. Please do not wait until the last minute to book your touch up. If you come in 3 days before you're leaving the state forever we may not be able to accomodate your touch up in time.

CAN MY FRIEND COME WITH ME?

We always encourage moral support. We allow one person to go back with you. If you bring more than one friend, they'll just have to take turns.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

We urge you to leave your kids at home when you come into get a tattoo or piercing. We love children here at Yankee Tattoo but they are not condusive to our enviorment. If you bring your kids with you and there is no one to watch them we will reschedule your appointment for a day when someone can.

WHERE DO I PARK?

Parking is your typical Burlington parking. There are metered spots on North Winooski around the corner from us and on upper Pearl Street and free on street parking on some of the side streets near the shop. There is also a parking garage on cherry street, just a block away from the shop. Please try to avoid parking in other business parking lots, we've seen more than one person get towed for parking where they shouldn't.

DO YOU USE SINGLE USE NEEDLES?

Yes. All of our needles are used once and only once on you and are then disposed of.

DO YOU HAVE AN AUTOCLAVE?

Yes. All of our equipment goes through an extensive sterilization process daily. We have 2 autoclaves which are tested monthly for your safety and ours.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE FOR A TATTOO OR PIERCING?

Here at Yankee Tattoo we only work on consenting adults ages 18+. We do not work on minors REGARDLESS of parental consent.

DO YOU TATTOO HAND OR FEET?

Yes, at our artists discretion we will tattoo the TOPS of hands and feet (Not the bottoms). However we do not reccomend it as hands and feet do not lend themselves to getting tattoos as well as other parts of the body. We may do it but we won't guarantee it.

DO YOU TATTOO HEADS OR FACES?

Yes but at our artists discretion and we will not guarantee it.

DO YOU TATTOO INSIDE LIPS?

Yes at our artists discretion. Please be aware that lips, for the most part, are novelty tattoos and do not stand the test of time and we do not do free touch ups on them.

DO YOU DO COSMETIC TATTOOS?

No we do not but we can recommend a reputable artist near the Vermont area.

DO YOU SELL GIFTCARDS?

Yes we do. You can get a gift certificate for any denomination.

DO YOU SELL TATTOO SUPPLIES OR INK?

No we do not.

ARE THERE DESIGNS YOU WON'T DO?

The only tattoos we will not do are hate tattoos or gang tattoos. We also will not tattoo the BOTTOMS of hands and feet. Some design concepts or placements may come in conflict with what an artist feels comfortable doing. We may not be supportive of tattooing the never-before-tattooed young person, freshly turned 18 who wants their favorite band logo tattooed on their throat. As always our artists have final say on what they feel comfortable doing for a design.

I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION, CAN I GET A TATTOO?

Yes. We work on many diabetics and clients with other ailments. We do ask that you consult a physician before making the appointment and make sure that your insulin levels are secure.

CAN YOU TATTOO OVER SCARS?

Yes. But it takes time. We can't tattoo over fresh scar tissue. Typically a scar needs to be at least 5 years old before we can touch it. Sometimes even longer for more extensive scars.

DO YOU DO COVER-UPS?

Yes we do. If you're interested in a cover up please call to set up a drawing consultation. Cover ups tend to need a little extra attention during the design process.

DO YOU DO TATTOO REMOVAL?

No we do not.

CAN YOU RE-WORK A TATTOO THAT I GOT SOMEHWERE ELSE?

Of course. Stop in and show us what you have already and we can discuss reworking the tattoo or breathing some life back into your design.

DO YOU SELL TEMPORARY TATTOOS?

No we do not.

DO YOU DO HENNA TATTOOS?

No we do not.

CAN I HAVE A DRINK BEFORE GETTING A TATTOO?

We don't have a problem with you having one drink with your meal before getting worked on. We do have a problem with you being drunk. If you are inebriated in any way we will reschedule your appointment for an alternate time.

WHAT DO YOU TAKE FOR ID?

We accept state or federal issued photo identifications. This includes but is not limited to drivers licenses, military ID's and passports. We DO NOT accept non photo ID's or school/work issued ID's. If you do not present ID at the time of your appointment you will be rescheduled. No exceptions.

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