Q: How old do I have to be to get pierced at No Egrets?
A: We do select piercings on minors with parental consent and the required paperwork(see question below). Otherwise you must be 18 or older with valid forms of ID.
Q: Can a minor get a piercing?
A: Yes, with parental consent we can pierce a minor. We only do select piercings on minors. Contact the shop for specific age requirements. We do require certain paperwork for the health department when piercing a minor as well as a parent or legal guardian present. The required paperwork includes the minors original birth certificate, a valid state or government issued ID for the parent or legal guardian, and any relevant paperwork if the guardian is not listed on the minors birth certificate(i.e. legal guardianship paperwork).
Q: How old must a minor be to get pierced at No Egrets?
A: In the case of most piercings, the youngest we will pierce is 14. The only exception to this is earlobe piercings. We have experienced Piercers that will pierce earlobes as young as age 7.
Q: What forms of ID are acceptable to bring in if you would like to get a piercing?
A: Valid state or government issued ID
Valid Drivers License
Q: Do I need an appointment?
A:No appointment necessary for piercings.
Q: When are your Piercers in?
A: We have a piercer on staff in from 12p.m. to 10p.m. Monday through Saturday. Any time we do not have a piercer in, it will be noted on the No Egrets Facebook page.
Q: Health Practices?
A: Our skilled Piercers keep up to date on relevant piercing and health practices. It is important to us that your piercing is done in a safe, clean environment. As well as following all relevant health code practices, all initial jewelry and tools are sterilized in our autoclave that is spore tested weekly. All initial jewelry and needles are single use and sterilized as well.
Q: Does No Egrets sell jewelry?
A: Yes. We also do customer orders for any jewelry we don’t have in stock.
Q: Initial jewelry?
A: Your initial jewelry is internally threaded 316L surgical steel. We carry titanium as well.
Q: Can No Egrets help to change out jewelry?
A: Absolutely! No charge for the service, just for jewelry itself.
Q: Stretching my piercing?
A: We want you to stretch those holes safe and properly, if you need help stretching stop by the shop to have us stretch them.
Q: What should I avoid on my new piercing?
A: There are plenty of things, but there are some common perpetrators. AVOID things such as witch hazel, peroxide, triple antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol, and submerging your piercing.
Q: I’m having trouble healing my piercing, what should I do?
A: Healing up piercings is different for everyone as not every person has the same lifestyle or anatomy. Contact the shop or stop on in. Seek advice from professionals, we are more than happy to help you out.
Q: What piercings does No Egrets perform?
A: Face: eyebrow, anti eyebrow, bridge, nostril, and septum.
Oral: lip(labret, monroe, medusa), cheek/dahlia, tongue, webbing, smiley, and vertical labret(angel kiss, ashley).
Ears: helix, conch, daith, snug, industrial, lobes, cartilage, rook, tragus, orbital, and flat.
Torso: navel, nipples, and Christina.
Genital(M): Prince Albert, frenum, lorum, scrotum, and guiche.
Genital(F): VCH, HCH, labia, and forchette.
We also do surface piercings and dermals.
Q: How much do tattoos cost?
A: Our rate is an average of $100 per hour. The price is relative to size, location, and the amount of time. There is no set price.
Q: Do you have flash?
A: No, we are a full custom shop. We welcome reference material but all of our artists will re-draw your material. We do not rip off other artists therefore we will not steal a design.
Q: Do you do walk ins?
A: Yes, on Fridays and Saturdays we take walk ins from 12p.m.-10p.m. We typically have four artists specifically doing walk ins on these days. During the week we can take walk ins if an artist has an opening but it is not guaranteed as they book throughout the week.
Q:Do I have to leave a deposit to get an appointment?
A: Yes, there is a $50-100 deposit depending on the artist.
Q: Do consultations cost anything?
A: No, they are specifically blocked time for you to discuss your ideas and references with the artist. This usually takes about 30 minutes.
Q: What happens to my deposit if I can’t make it in for my scheduled appointment?
A: If you call at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule your appointment it will still be kept on file. Failure to call ahead or forgetting your appointment will result in your deposit no longer being valid. This money goes towards the time the artist puts into drawing your custom design and it holds your spot. They are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Q: Can you price my tattoo over the phone?
A: No, that is what your consultation is for.
Q: Can you tattoo minors?
A: No. Minors cannot be tattooed at all.
Q: Do you do white ink, inner lip, or finger tattoos?
A: Yes, we do them but they are not recommended or guaranteed. The pigment will change colors in your skin and will not stay white. With finger tattoos and inner lip tattoos, even if they are taken care of perfectly they are not guaranteed to stay.
Q: What is the minimum?
A: Our shop minimum is $50.
Q: When will I be able to see my drawing?
A: Technically the deposit holds your spot and covers the drawing time. Our end of the agreement stipulates that when you come in for your appointment your lined drawing will be ready for your viewing. Sometimes an artist may have your lined drawing ready in advance. If so, you may be able to set up a time to see it before your appointment date. But they are by no means obligated to do that, and in some cases your artist may have hundreds of clients and it isn’t a matter of them being ill-prepared, your spot in line just hasn’t come yet.
Q: What is the wait to get an appointment?
A: It depends on the artist. In some cases it may be 6 plus months or it could be a matter of a few days. Try to be patient because an artist being booked out means they have quality work and are doing very well.
Q: Why do I need to look at portfolios?
A: We don’t have artists that only do one style of tattooing. There are many different ways to do anything you may want so it is at your preference who does your tattoo. You should pick the artist you like.
Q: Do you do cosmetic tattoos?
A: Yes, we have an artist that does cosmetic tattoos.
Q: Do your artists commission pieces?
A: It’s up to the discretion of the artist.
Q: Do you do touch ups?
A: If it was a tattoo done here by one of our artists we will cover the cost of the touch up. If the tattoo needs a touch up because of negligence during aftercare we reserve the right to charge for the touch up. Concerning tattoos that are not guaranteed (fingers, inner lip, and white ink.. etc.) you will be charged every time for touch ups.
Q: Is there a price for a touch up?
A: There is no set price, it is at the artists discretion.
Q: Do you do cover ups?
Q: Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant?
Q: How do I take care of my tattoo?
A: For complete aftercare check out our aftercare instructions.