Frequently Asked Questions
APPOINTMENTS are required for tattoos, unless we post for walk-ins or have a special walk-in day.
For LAST MINUTE availability, check our Facebook Page or give us a call at 715-986-4192.
We'll always announce cancellations and openings on our FB Feed.
We are open Tues - Sat
PLEASE do not visit if you are feeling sick in any way.
To schedule an appointment for a tattoo, please email your chosen artist directly through their email.
Email addresses can be found on our 'Contact Us' page.
We no longer offer piercings or sell body jewelry
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
Phone # & Hours
Tattoo & consultations appointments are required
Due to covid-19 and the changes we must make to enable us to do business in a safe manner for both ourselves and our clientele, we have the following policies in place. Please respect our decisions in implementing these new rules.
Appointments are required for tattoos and consultations, unless we're offering walk-ins.
Mask wearing is optional within the building. Your artist may request that you wear a mask during your tattoo procedure. If you do not respect your artist's request, they have the right to refuse service. You may request that your artist wear a mask, and we will be happy to honor that.
Please bring along your own re-sealable beverage (example: bottled water). We no longer provide you with our self-serve coffee/tea/water station.
No food or snacks are allowed in the tattoo area.
Your appointment may be cancelled/rescheduled at any time, with no notice, at the discretion of your artist. If your appointment has to be rescheduled, we will do our best to honor any deposits you have towards that appointment.
If you're feeling ill, please reschedule your visit and/or appointment. If you are visibly ill, your artist has the right to reschedule your appointment.
Guests are not allowed to sit with you in the tattoo area during your procedure and we encourage you to arrive guest-free due to limited seating in our reception area. Thank you.
GENERAL TATTOO QUESTIONS
How much do you charge?
We base our prices on the tattoo size, detail, placement and time. We will give you an up front price estimate on your design. If your tattoo is a multiple-sitting session tattoo, we will give you an hourly estimate prior to the procedure. We have a $75 minimum for all tattoos. Hourly rates vary, depending on the experience and speed of each artist. To get an estimate, please email your artist of choice directly. Email addresses can be found on our 'Contact' page.
What type of payment do you accept?
We prefer cash, but also take debit cards, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
If you pay with a credit/debit/electronic payment you will be charged a service fee b/w 3%-3.75%.
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. 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 the appointment, please contact your artist BEFORE you're appointment and your deposit will go towards your rescheduled appointment. If you do not contact your artist and do not show up, we'll keep your deposit and the drawing. If the artist has done the drawing and you decide NOT to get tattooed, the artist keeps the deposit 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 deposit 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. You can contact your artist through their email, found on our Contact Us page.
What do you charge for a tattoo?
We give you an up front price estimate based on size, placement and detail of your tattoo design idea. On large tattoos and multiple sitting tattoos, we'll give you a time estimate, based on an hourly rate which varies between artists.
If I want a price on a tattoo design, what do I need to do?
Contact your artist of choice directly through their email, found on our Contact Us page.
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.
Do you have books of designs to look at?
We do not have any design books available for viewing. Each Artist has a digital portfolio available for viewing in the lobby, on our Artist Page and our Facebook Page.
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.
Contact them directly through their email, which can be found on our 'Contact us' page.
Do I have to make an appointment?
Yes, we require appointments for tattoos, but if you have the urge to get a tattoo today, please check our Facebook
page for last minute available times. We will always post any open times on our FB Feed. You can also call the studio at 715-986-4192 and ask if anyone has any last minute availability.
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 or family member with me to my tattoo appointment?
We do not allow guests to sit with you while you're getting tattooed. We prefer you do not bring guests with you to wait in the lobby.
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.
If you are visibly sick.
If you do not abide by our studio policies and guidelines.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
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.
What is considered a touch up? If your tattoo did not heal properly or if there is a discrepancy in the design that needs attention. What is not considered a touch up? Adding subject matter/design/or color that was not done in the initial tattoo appointment.
If you fail to show up for your touch up appointment, without contacting your artist to cancel, your "free" touch up will now cost you our $75 minimum. If you make a touch up appointment after 6 months, the charge is up to the Artist.
We no longer offer piercings or sell body jewelry