• What is your SHOP RATE?

Our shop base rate is $200 an hour.

Minimum rate is $120.

However, each artist reserves the right to charge outside the base rate as they see fit. Any questions on pricing can be brought up directly with your artist during your consultation. 

We do not give quotes via email for how much a tattoo will cost.

Our artists do not charge for consultation or drawing time, just the time you're in the chair.

  • What is the MINIMUM AGE to get a tattoo?

18 years old. No exceptions!

We require 2 pieces of I.D. for anyone who looks younger than 25. 

  • Do you take WALK-IN appointments?

Yes, we take both walk in and booked appointments. Walk in appointments are on a first come first serve basis and are subject to artist availability and design.  We recommend calling before you come so that you are not disappointed! Sometimes our artists will have cancellations and spots open up on short notice.

  • How do I make an APPOINTMENT?

Submit a request on our submission form and include the following:

  • Subject matter of tattoo

  • Sizing (does not have to be exact, you can use examples for scale)

  • Placement (where on the body you want it)

  • Reference photos (if you have any, please keep it to a minimum)

  • Ink Preference (black and grey or colour)

  • Budget (if you have one)

Someone will get back to you. First, the front must forward your request to the appropriate artist(s). Then they must wait to receive a response from the artist. Sometimes this can take a few days as there are many request for our artists to go through. Please be patient with us.

Email us back if you have not received a response in 72 hours. We then will follow up.

  • Do I need to pay a DEPOSIT in order to book?

Yes, a deposit is required in order to book an appointment. The amount will depend on the tattoo and how long it is projected to take. Deposits start at $50 minimum and can go up to $200 for full day appointments.  Your deposit will be deducted from the final total. If you give at least 72 hours notice prior and need to cancel, we can reschedule your appointment and roll your deposit over. Deposits, however, are non-refundable. It is the tattoo artist who would receive the deposit amount if you fail to make your appointment, not the shop.  Please call the shop to cancel or reschedule an appointment.

  • What form of PAYMENT do you accept?

We accept cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal. No cheques and no Discover cards. Identification will be required for credit card purchases.

  • How do I CARE for my tattoo?

Your artist will explain to you in detail the aftercare instructions. Sometimes our tattooists will provide different aftercare advice depending on the particular tattoo.

Generally speaking, after the tattooing is complete, a thin layer of ointment and a bandage will be applied to the area.  After anywhere from a few hours to twelve hours,  you will remove the bandage and wash your tattoo with a mild soap, pat it dry with paper towel.  One effective technique for healing a tattoo is to simply keep it dry and allow it to scab up as quickly as possible. This usually takes a few days for it to get to this stage.  After a few days you can then apply either an unscented Lubriderm (which can be obtained at any drug store) or a tattoo aftercare product. 

DO NOT shave over your healing tattoo for a couple of weeks.  DO NOT soak your healing tattoo in water (I.e., swimming or baths).  After three days you can switch to an unscented skin lotion.  Your tattoo will begin to flake and peel after about three days. DO NOT pick at your tattoo or you can pull pieces of your tattoo right out.  When it stops flaking/and or peeling, you will notice a shiny appearance to your tattoo.  That shiny appearance will go away and your tattoo will be completely healed.  Please, always protect your tattoo with minimum 30 SPF sunscreen. This will help prevent fading of your tattoo.

If you have any more questions don’t be afraid to G.T.P. to ask!

You can email info@gastowntattoo.com or call the front desk 604-642-6556 / 604-915-3059