FAQ

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


DOES SACRED TATTOO OFFER BODY PIERCING?
Yes. Sacred Tattoo offers body piercing and jewelry services through Pure Body Arts. All piercings are performed 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. Pure Body arts can be reached at (212) 226 - 4286 or piercing@purebodyarts.com


Pure Body Arts operates Tuesday - Sunday, from 12:00 to 7:00pm, 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 a 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 will not copy an obviously custom designed tattoo
that was found online. You will also want to bring ample cash with you, or be able to access cash, as Sacred Tattoo cannot accept full payment by credit card. As stated above, a valid state or federally issued ID will also need to be presented. 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 accept in accordance with 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 and Rods Jimenez who both maintain a $250 hourly rate. 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.

Gunny : Wednesday - Saturday.

Jon Clue: Tuesday - Saturday.

Needles: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.

Sheena: Tuesday - Friday

Rods Jimenez: Tuesday - Friday.
Rods rate is $250 a three hour minimum and$1,400 flat day-rate and $1,700 flat Saturday 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 from 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 / no show for your appointment.
Canceling with less than 24 hours notice.
Changing your design concept after the consultation & deposit has been left.
Rescheduling a single appointment more than twice.
Transferring your deposit to another artist or client.
Arriving 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.



DO TATTOOS HURT?
Everyone has their own threshold when it comes to pain, but most people find tattoos to be more irritating than outright painful. Of course, placement and length of tattoo 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 can accept a portion of payment by credit/ debit card, but only a maximum of 40%. A minimum of 60% of any payment for tattoo services must be paid 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.


WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

Sacred Tattoo is open Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 - 8:00pm, with a last call for all services at 7:00pm. Please keep in mind that Pure Body Arts, which handles all piercing and jewelry services and Sacred Tattoo are closed on Mondays.


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. A one hour's rate deposit is required for any appointment. If you are local to New York City, deposits must be left in cash after an in-person consultation. If you are an out-of-state or international client, deposits and consultations can be handled through email, phone, or skype. Please keep in mind that deposits are not accepted 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 cancelling an appointment must be done with at least 24 hours notice to reserve you deposit. A single appointment can only be rescheduled twice, or temporarily cancelled with 90 days of no contact before a deposit will be voided.


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 it's premise, regardless of the substance being used.

 

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