FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO GET A TATTOO?
You MUST be at least 18 years of age. It is against California State law to tattoo an under the age of 18, even though with parental consent and proper I.D.
DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes. Due to high demand availability varies from day to day, it is best to make an appointment at least 3-7 days in advance. For small or medium custom design, at least 3 days in advance required. We do not accept same-day or next-day appointment.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
If you need a consultation, you can email our shop(email@example.com) or your artist to schedule a consultation. Your artist will schedule your appointment during your consultation. If you want a simple tattoo that doesn't require a consultation, an artist will reach out to you after they get your initial email and will work to book you an appointment. If you're not sure if you need a consult, shoot us an email and we will direct you. All appointments will require a deposit. No dates will be saved without a deposit.
CAN I WALK-IN?
We always welcome walk-ins for small pieces. To define small, the design needs to be in 5 inches and without too many details. Otherwise, an appointment will be required. We don't make appointments for walk-ins. Our business time is 12pm-8pm on Mon.-Thur. Fri.-Sun. open till 9pm and we follow first come first serve rules for walk-ins. We will always do our best to accommodate your request.
WHAT IS YOUR DEPOSIT POLICY?
CAN YOU DRAW SOMETHING FOR ME FIRST, BEFORE I DECIDE TO GET IT?
No. We will require deposits before working on a drawing for your tattoo. All drawings will be guaranteed finished the day of your appointment. If there are any elements of the design that are important to you, be sure to thoroughly communicate that to me during your consult.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO MY APPOINTMENT?
We require a deposit (depends on different artists) per person. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. We do not accept gift card or certificates as deposits. If you are unable to make it to your scheduled appointment, we will require a 48-hour notice to reschedule. Cancellations(any kind cancel reason) will automatically forfeit the deposit with no exceptions. The amount of the deposit will be taken off the final price of the tattoo. If you are scheduled for multiple sessions, your deposit will be taken off the final price on the final session.
Yes. You can bring and only one friend or family member can accompany you.
HOW MUCH IS A TATTOO?
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO SESSION?
Most importantly you will need to bring in a GOVERNMENT ISSUED OR STATE I.D. as we need to fill out paperwork before our artists work on you. A valid driver’s license, passport, military I.D. or state I.D will also work. If you forgot to bring your I.D. with you, photo ID is works.
We recommend that you to think about the placement of your tattoo and dress accordingly. You can bring along a sweater/sweatshirt in case you get cold while you get tattooed. We suggest that you eat well before you come in, and remember to stay hydrated. If you start to feel woozy, have a soda. Sugar is your friend in this situation.
We will kindly ask that you remain aware of your cellphone usage during your tattoo appointment. Although using your cellphone is fine, please remember that when your artist is tattooing you, texting and talking will causes unnecessary movement when you are being asked to remain as still as possible.
Our shop minimum is $80. However, the cost of your tattoo varies on the size, the complexity of the design, and where you decide to place it. This applies to all tattoos no matter how small or simple. Each artist in our shop has different rates based on experience and efficiency. For large custom pieces that take multiple sessions to finish, it will be a flat daily rate for an all-day session.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO MY APPOINTMENT?
We ask that you give us at least 2days notice. You will need to email your artist to make any changes to your appointment. If we do not hear from you within that time, you will lose your deposit.
CAN I TIP MY TATTOO ARTIST?
Yes, if you are happy with your experience with your artist. Tipping is customary in the service industry. This is not stating that you have to tip your artist, however, it is greatly appreciated!
IS GETTING A TATTOO SAFE?
We cannot speak for every studio out there, but here at Modoink we take your health and safety very seriously. So yes, if you come to us, it will be a very safe procedure. We are very diligent about sanitation and cleanliness. You will notice our artists use single-use needles, disposable ink cups, razors, etc. Everything the artist touches will have a barrier to protect both you and themselves from cross-contamination. We work very closely with the City of Orange health department to make sure that we are using every precaution and procedure necessary to keep our environment very safe and sanitary for all of our clients and staff.
WHAT IF I NEED A TOUCH-UP?
IS IT GOING TO HURT?
Pain is relative. What might be painful to some, may not be painful to others. Everyone has a different way of dealing with pain. It will be a more painful experience if your system is under any stress such as hangover. So, make sure to get plenty of rest the night before your tattoo, and make sure to eat a good meal before you come in. It also depends on different areas of your body. Generally, the pain in the arm is relatively small, and the inner wrist, collarbone, fingers, and ankles are more painful. Generally speaking, the more nerves and the closer to the bone, the more painful it will be. In most cases, the pain is tolerable and you will be just fine.
We will happily provide you with one free touch-up appointment within the first month. Keep in mind that some restrictions may apply. We don’t offer free touch-up for finger and foot tattoos. If you have any questions about our touch-up restrictions, you can email your artist,if you are not sure who is your artist, you can email us or stop in the shop to schedule an appointment.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS OR IS YOUR SHOP CASH ONLY?
We currently don’t accept credit card. We prefer cash payments; however, we accept Venmo and Zelle or Chase Quick Pay as well.
WHAT IS YOUR COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL?
Our studio is currently requiring the use of a mask. When you arrive, you will be asked to wash your hands with sanitizer near the front desk. We are sanitizing all pens and paperclip used for your check-in paperwork. All artists in our studio are required to mask up and we're all get vaccine done.