FAQ

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE EMAILING US. MOST GENERAL QUESTIONS WILL BE HERE.


DOES SACRED TATTOO OFFER BODY PIERCING?
Yes. Sacred Tattoo offers body piercing and jewelry services through Pure Body Arts. We perform all piercings with a needle, and all initial jewelry is implant grade, internally threaded titanium. A "piercing gun" is not used for any service. For pricing inquiries or questions about services for minors, please contact the studio directly as prices are subject to change based on jewelry options. You can reach Pure Body Arts at (212) 226 - 4286 or piercing@purebodyarts.com

Pure Body Arts operates Tuesday - Sunday, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm, for walk-in service only. No appointments are necessary, and NO piercing or jewelry services of any kind are available on Monday.


HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO RECEIVE A TATTOO?
In the state of New York, you must be at least 18 years old with an original and valid state or federally issued ID such as a driver's license, passport, or military ID. We do not accept school ID's of any kind, nor the "IDNYC Card" issued by New York City, as mandated by the card program itself. There are absolutely no exceptions to these requirements.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO GET TATTOOED?
If you would like to visit Sacred Tattoo as a walk-in client, please bring in any references you have, either printed or with the ability to email them to the studio. Please keep in mind that the artists at Sacred Tattoo will not copy an apparently custom designed tattoo found online. You will also want to bring sufficient cash with you or be able to access capital, as Sacred Tattoo cannot accept full payment by credit card. As stated above, a valid state or federally issued ID will also need. Walk-in service is dependent on artists' schedules, so please call ahead of time to check availability.


WHAT SHOULD I LEAVE AT HOME?
Under NO circumstances should children be brought into the studio. Any minors brought to Sacred Tattoo will be promptly asked to leave. Sacred Tattoo also does not allow pets in the studio except by the ADA demands regarding service animals. Please keep in mind that "emotional support animals" are not protected by the ADA and will not be allowed in the studio.


WHAT ARE THE ARTISTS' SCHEDULES AND HOURLY RATES?
All resident artists at Sacred Tattoo currently maintain a $200 per hour rate, except for Camila Rocha ($250 per hour) and Rods Jimenez ($275 per hour). Any exceptions to these rates and the artists' schedules are as follows:

Alisha Gory: Wednesday - Sunday.

Andy B:  Sunday - Thursday.

Camila Rocha: By appointment only.

Jon Clue: Tuesday - Saturday.

Sheena: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Rods Jimenez: Tuesday - Friday.

Michelle (Resident Guest): By Appointment Only. [Michelle holds her own minimum rate that does not reflect on Sacred's $150 min]

OK (Guest): By Appointment Only. [OK holds his own minimum rate that does not reflect on Sacred's $150 min]

Carlos: Monday's + floating schedule.

Rods rate is $275 a three-hour minimum and$1,500 flat day rate. Please keep in mind that Rods is currently *not taking new clients*.


HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?
The shop minimum at Sacred Tattoo is $150, with an hourly rate that ranges between $200 - $250, depending on the artist. Please note that the hourly rate for guest artists are independent of those of the full-time artists at Sacred and can range between $200 - $350. A New York State sales tax of 4.5% will be added to the prices of all services.


WHAT WILL VOID MY DEPOSIT?
No call or no show for your appointment.
Appointments cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.
The deposit will be void if you changed your design concept after the consultation and planned schedule appointment for the tattoo.
Reschedule a single appointment more than twice.
Transfer your deposit to another artist or client.
Arrive without a state or federally issued ID. Please keep in mind that the "IDNYC Card" is not acceptable, as mandated by the card program itself. Bringing a pet or an unattended child into the studio. Appointment would be canceled for doing so.

DO TATTOOS HURT?
Everyone has their threshold when it comes to pain, but most people find tattoos to be more irritating than outright painful. Of course, placement and length of procedure time can affect the level of pain or discomfort experienced.

CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I AM SICK?
Getting tattooed while you are sick is not a good idea as your body's immune system will already be under stress with the illness, and then further stressed being forced to heal a tattoo. If you do become ill before an appointment, please contact us as soon as possible to reschedule.


DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
Yes. Sacred Tattoo receives a portion of the payment by credit/ debit card, but only a maximum of 40%. We require a minimum of 60% of any payment for tattoo services in cash at the end of each session. Please keep in mind that Sacred Tattoo does not accept payment by bank transfer or online services such as PayPal or Venmo.

Guest artists are cash payment only.
Pure Body Arts takes both cash and card for payment.


WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
Sacred Tattoo is open seven days a week from the hours of 12:00 - 8:00 pm, with the last call for all services at 7:00 pm. If you're looking for service, please arrive before 7pm as the doors will be closed for service past 7pm.


WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Sacred Tattoo is located at 424 Broadway, on the 2nd floor, at the intersection of Canal and Howard Street. The vast majority of subway trains have a stop at Canal Street that will leave you no more than a 15 minute's walk from the studio. The closest subway trains to us are the N, R, Q, and 6 trains.


ARE YOU LOCATED NEAR TIMES SQUARE?
No. We are located about 50 blocks South,  in SoHo, bordering Chinatown.

 


DO I NEED TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes. It is required one hour's rate deposit for any appointment booked. If you are local to New York City, deposits needed to be in cash after an in-person consultation. We handled deposit and consultations  through email, phone, or Skype If you are an out-of-state or international client. We don not accept deposits through bank transfers or online services such as PayPal or Venmo.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT?
We understand that emergencies and last minute changes can occur and we try to accommodate such rarities. Otherwise, rescheduling or canceling an appointment must be done with at least 24 hours notice to reserve your deposit. A single appointment can only be rescheduled twice, or temporarily canceled with 90 days of no contact before a deposit; this can void your deposit


CAN I HAVE A DRINK BEFORE GETTING TATTOOED?
If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we cannot legally tattoo you nor accept your release form in such a state. We reserve the right to refuse service any client that we suspect is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sacred Tattoo does not permit the use of vaporizers or e-cigarettes on its premise, regardless of the used substance.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ARTISTS AT SACRED WILL NOT TATTOO GANG OR HATE AFFILIATED DESIGNS