Frequently Asked Questions

 Tattoo Walk-Ins 

When we have a cancellation or a scheduled

Walk-In Day we'll post it on our FB Page.  Feel free

to give us a call at the beginning of our day to see

if any time is available for a walk in. 

 

WALK-INS=No appointment necessary, no saving a space, first come-first serve AND if you're not able to get in that day for a tattoo, remember you can always make an appointment for another day of the week.

 Piercing Walk-Ins 

 

Piercing walk ins are Tuesdays 12-6,  Wednesday 12-6, Thursdays 10-6, Fridays 12-8 and Saturdays 10-6.  Please call ahead for any walk-in schedule changes.  

Please check our FACEBOOK page  or give us a call at the studio for any additional walk in times or to schedule an appointment.  (715) 986-4192    Thank you!

 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Where are you located?
We have one studio, located in Turtle Lake, WI.  Our address is 162 13 1/2 - 14th Ave, Turtle Lake, WI 54889

Yeah, we know it's a crazy address.  The easiest way to find us is to head East on Highway 8 out of Turtle Lake and we're 2 miles down the road, on

Highway 8.


STUDIO SPECIFICS

Phone # & Hours
(715)986-4192
Tues/Wed/Fri 12pm - 8pm and Thurs/Sat 10am - 6pm


We prefer you make an appointment, because we're a busy studio, but if we're free, we will take walk-ins.
You can always check our  Facebook page or call for last minute availability. 


See above for Piercing Walk Ins.


GENERAL TATTOO QUESTIONS

Money, Money, Money

What type of payment do you accept?
We prefer cash, but also take debit cards, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
We DO NOT accept personal checks

Do you require a deposit for an appointment?
We do ask for a drawing/appointment deposit  to schedule an appointment. It is a $50 deposit for single sitting tattoos and $100 deposit for large, multi-sitting tattoos (such as back pieces, sleeves, large leg tattoos etc.)  This deposit comes off of your tattoo price, it is not an extra fee.  This deposit secures your appointment time and gets your tattoo design  prepared.  If you set up your appointment and can't make it, please call and your deposit will go towards your rescheduled appointment. If you do not call and do not show up (we call this a No Call-No Show) we will keep your fifty bucks and the drawing.  If the artist has done the drawing and you decide NOT to get tattooed, the artist keeps the $50 for their time on the drawing and you will receive the drawing.

Do you require a drawing deposit for a custom tattoo design, even if I don't make an appointment?
Yes, the deposit you leave for your appointment also applies to your custom drawing.   It isn't an extra fee.  If you've already left a drawing deposit, you can set up your appointment at any time. If the artist has done the drawing and you decide NOT to get tattooed, the artist keeps the $50 for their time on the drawing and you will receive the drawing to do with what you wish.

Do you have Gift Certificates?
Yes, we do. Gift certificates are for individual Artists only.  Each Artist has their own gift certificates available. We do not have a general studio gift certificate.  Cash or debit/credit accepted.

What do you charge for a tattoo?
We have a studio minimum of $60 and your tattoo price will depend on size, placement, detail and selected artist.
We  charge hourly on large tattoos and multiple-sitting tattoos.

Our hourly rates and minimums are as follows:
Tony - $150/hour with a $60 minimum
Michelle - $150/hour with a $60 minimum
Darren - $150/hour with a $60 minimum

Anna - $150/hour with a $60 minimum

Taylor - $120/hour with a $60 minimum

Lauren - $100/hour with a $60 minimum

Taylor for cosmetic tattoos - Set prices, see bottom of page

How do I get a deal on tattooing?
 Michelle, Anna and Darren offer all day appointments for a flat fee of $650 (excluding appointment deposit) and Taylor offers all day appointments for a flat fee of $500 (excluding appointment deposit). 

If you schedule an all day appointment and are only able to sit for four hours or less, you will be charged our normal hourly rate.
Exceptions are: Any design on the rib cage or stomach area and all Tribal Designs are not included in this offer.

Please call the  studio for further details, please. (715)986-4192


TATTOO DESIGNS

If I want a price on a tattoo design, what do I need to do?

We prefer you stop into the studio OR make a FREE consultation appointment OR pick up the phone and give us a call. 
This is MUCH easier than contacting us through email or Facebook.
For a price estimate on a tattoo, please give us the following information:
Size? (in inches), Placement?, Color or Black & Gray? and, of course, details about the design.
PLEASE, PLEASE contact us by phone before you email us any references. Thanks.

Do you have books of designs to look at?
We have a limited selection of design books at the studio. Each Artist has their portfolio available for viewing.
The majority of our tattoo designs are custom drawn for each individual client.

I want Crimson Heart to draw up my tattoo for me. What do I need to do?
First, check out our portfolios and decide which Artist's style would work best for you and your tattoo design.
We each have different styles and prefer to pair you with the appropriate Artist. 

If you're not sure who to choose, just ask and we'll help you decide.


Then, you may either set up a consultation appointment to meet with us and go over your design ideas, and/or call or email your thoughts and references to your designated artist.
We ask for a $50 drawing/appointment deposit to get started. This deposit goes towards the price of your tattoo and to secure your appointment time, when made.
A $100 deposit is required for large, multi sitting designs such as sleeves & back pieces.
You may set up your tattoo appointment immediately, or wait to see your drawing before you schedule, BUT, we do suggest setting up your appointment as soon as you leave your deposit due to our full schedule.



YOUR APPOINTMENT

Do I have to make an appointment?

We prefer you make an appointment, because we're a busy studio, but if we're free, we will take walk-ins.  Starting in 2018 our two apprentices will also be available for some walk ins and "tattoos for tips". 
 

 

Do you require an appointment deposit?
Yes, see above under General Tattoo Questions: "Money, Money, Money".

How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?
Wisconsin state law requires you to be at least 18 years old. No exceptions.  A valid I.D. is required for ALL  clients, no matter what age.

 

What is considered a valid I.D. ?

State or Federal issued identification to include:  Driver's License, State I.D., Passport, Military I.D., Tribal I.D.

NO SCHOOL I.D. will be accepted.

Can I bring a friend with me to my tattoo appointment?
Sure, we usually have room for one of your friends to sit with you while you get your tattoo. Any other guests, above the age of 16, may wait for you in our reception area.

What about my kids? Can they watch, too? 

Sorry, no children during the time of your appointment.

Please, leave the young ones at home. They aren't allowed to be in the tattoo station area and we don't have the staff to keep an eye on them in the waiting room.  PLEASE RESPECT OUR POLICY.  

What circumstances won't allow me to get tattooed?

If you are pregnant, or think you are.

If you are breastfeeding.

If you are have taken prescribed blood thinners or any type of steroid (such as Prednisone, Hydrocortisone, Triamcinolone etc.)

in the past seven days.  

            If you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or have had alcohol in the past eight hours.   

If you are sunburned or peeling in the area to be tattooed.

                                              

These are all temporary reasons that you many not get tattooed and/or pierced.  Once you can answer "NO" to all of the above, you may be tattooed and/or pierced.



I'VE BEEN TATTOOED, NOW WHAT?

After I get my tattoo, will you tell me how to take care of it?
Of course, we will verbally go over what you need to do to care for your new tattoo and send you home with an Aftercare Packet, which includes written instructions and a sample of aftercare balm, custom made by  our founder, Lisa, at Silver Creek Springs.


Are there any activities I should avoid after getting tattooed?
Yes. Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight and tanning beds during your healing period (about 3 weeks).
Also, no soaking or chlorine exposure during this time. This means no swimming, hot tubs etc. (Showers are fine). Please take a couple days break from extreme physical work outs.

Do you offer free touch ups? 

Yes, we offer  one free touch up within six month of getting your tattoo. 
If you fail to show up for your touch up appointment, without calling to cancel, your "free" touch up will now cost you our $60 minimum.  If you make a touch up appointment after 6 months, the charge is up to the Artist.



PIERCING FAQ

 

Why do you charge an average of $45 per piercing when I heard other studios will give me a piercing for $25?

We use very high quality jewelry for every piercing, Implant grade surgical stainless steel, internally threaded. Our piercer, Maraya, has many years of piercing experience and cares about each and every one of her clients.  She's available for aftercare questions and concerns and here for you when you're ready to get your next piercing or stretch to a higher gauge.  Her years of experience and professional training can set your mind at ease.   We also offer you sample aftercare so you don't have to leave our studio and go somewhere to purchase aftercare product.

ALSO, SEE NEXT QUESTION............. 

 

 

What type of jewelry do I get in my piercing?

We always use implant grade, surgical stainless steel jewelry which is internally threaded.  We also have titanium initial piercing jewelry available.  We choose a very high quality jewelry because we care about you and your piercing. Crimson Heart Designs doesn't use cheap jewelry.   We want you to heal properly and for you to know your initial jewelry may be worn for years with no worry of flaking, discoloration or piercing sensitivity.  We choose to use internally threaded vs. externally threaded jewelry.  This is a safer choice which reduces chance of infection and irritation.  

Does it hurt?
Most piercings are going to initially be a bit painful.
However, once the jewelry is in, and with proper aftercare, pain is minimal.

Is it infected?!
A mentality has developed that the biggest enemy of a new, healing piercing is an infection.
This is, however, untrue!
The most common problem with healing a piercing is irritation by physical or chemical aspects. The reality of infections is that a piercing, when kept clean, is unlikely to become infected. A piercing, if kept unclean, is likely to accumulate bacteria and eventually become infected.
Stay Clean!

How long do I clean my new piercing?
We suggest you clean your piercing 2 - 3 times per day throughout the entire healing period and then only once per day after your initial healing.

Do you use a piercing gun?
Absolutely not! Piercing guns may harbor bacteria and they are unable to be properly sterilized.
We use sterile, single-use piercing needles, which are much less traumatizing to the tissue than the piercing gun.

Are we able to re-pierce my ear (or any other piercing) that has closed up?
Yes, it is totally possible!

How old do I have to be to get a piercing?
You must be at least 16 years of age to get a body piercing.  Minors under the age of 16 may get their ears pierced, with certain exceptions.  We do not pierce children under the age of 5 years.   Any other ear piercings on minors under 16 yrs of age are at the discretion of our Body Piercers, Maraya and Naye.  Please contact one of them directly if you would like more info on minor's ear piercings.  Minors must have parent present.  See below.

What identification do you need for minors?
If you are old enough to have a state or federal issued I.D. (Drivers License, Permit, State I.D. card, Passport, or Military Dependent card) your last name or street address must match your parent's I.D.
If you are not old enough to have a proper I.D., then you may bring in your birth certificate.
Your parent must be present.

Can I bring in my own jewelry for my piercing?
Sorry, but "No", never. The jewelry we use is implant-grade, stainless steel, internally threaded AND sterile.

When am I able to change my jewelry?
We suggest leaving your initial jewelry in for a minimum of three months. If it's comfortable, then please leave it in even longer. The less you mess with your new piercing, the quicker and easier it will heal.

Do you offer Dermal Implant or Surface Anchor piercings?
No, we do not. Our general rule of thumb is "If it protrudes, pierce it. If it doesn't, DON'T."
Surface anchors and dermal piercings are cute, but, they have a very high rejection rate. They are short term piercings and are not meant to be kept forever. We don't recommend them.

Do you provide aftercare instructions?
Yes. We verbally review the aftercare with you and also provide written instructions for you to take home with you. If you have any questions, we encourage you to give us a call or stop in. We also give you a complimentary sample of sea salt with accompanying directions.

Do you sell body jewelry?
Yes we do! We have a large variety of high quality body jewelry for sale.

How long can I leave my jewelry out before the piercing closes?
Taking your jewelry out for any length of time while your piercing is healing is not a good idea. Removing your jewelry allows bad bacteria to enter the unhealed piercing. Your body heals fast and will close the piercing. Once your piercing is healed, you may be able to take it out and it will stay open for a much longer period of time. This is not guaranteed, and the piercing may still want to close.

 

 

What circumstances won't allow me to get pierced?

If you are pregnant, or think you are.

If you are breastfeeding.

If you are have taken prescribed blood thinners or any type of steroid (such as Prednisone, Hydrocortisone, Triamcinolone etc.)

in the past seven days.  

            If you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or have had alcohol in the past eight hours.   

If you are sunburned or peeling in the area to be tattooed.

                                              

These are all temporary reasons that you many not get tattooed and/or pierced.  Once you can answer "NO" to all of the above, you may be tattooed and/or pierced.

 



BODY PIERCING PRICES


Our piercing prices include implant-grade stainless steel jewelry, internally threaded initial piercing jewelry & 

sample aftercare.  For most piercings we also have titanium jewelry available at an additional cost.  Our body piercers,  Maraya Anderson and Naye Brekke are professionally trained, state licensed and Bloodborne Pathogen Training Certified.

Multiple piercing prices:  1st-full price, 2nd at same sitting - $10 off full price

 

We offer you experienced and caring service with high quality jewelry.  

Eyebrow- $45
Labret/Lip- $45
Monroe- $45
Tongue- $45
Nostril- $45
Septum- $45
Ear Lobe- $35 (pair is $60)
Ear Rim- $45
Ear Tragus- $45
Ear Anti-Tragus- $45
Ear Rook- $45
Ear Conch- $45
Ear Daith- $45
Ear Industrial- $65

Ear Helix - $45
Navel- $45 plain bead or  with gem 
Nipple- $45  (pair is $80)
Stretching -$10 per piercing

Jewelry Changes - see below
It varies from $5 to $15 depending on the piercing, how many tools are required, and how many pieces of jewelry.

If Maraya or Naye did the piercing, and the jewelry was bought from Crimson Heart Designs, then the first change is free.
If the jewelry is purchased here, and there are no tools required, then they will do the change for free.
If you need specific quotes, or questions answered, you may speak with one of our piercers directly.

(Titanium jewelry is an extra $5)

 

Female genital piercings are $90 by appointment. (We do not offer male genital piercings at this time, but will in the future.)

Inner/Outer Labia

Vertical/Horizontal Hood

 

All piercing prices include implant grade initial piercing jewelry and sample aftercare.

 

MINORS must have parent present with either birth certificate or proper ID for both parent and minor. 

Anyone under the age of 16 years may only get  their ears pierced.

 


 

PERMANENT MAKEUP

 

Taylor Hanson is our cosmetic tattoo artist and takes appointments for permanent makeup Tuesday through Saturday 

 

                                   

Prices:

Eyeliner : Top $200 - Bottom $200 - Top & Bottom $350

Eyebrows: Microblading $250 - Powder fill $250

Lips: $300

Full Face: $700

Beauty marks: $60

Freckles: starts at $60

Touch ups: 1st touch up is free, any touch ups after that are $60 each

Touch ups on permanent make up not originally done by Taylor starts at $60

 

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