FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions

No. We accept all major credit cards, including American Express as well as cash.
Not at all. We accept walk-ins for piercings.
Midori is in Monday thru Saturday 12-8PM.
No, unfortunately the only person that can sign the waiver for an under aged piercing is the persons parent or legal guardian.
Yes! We carry products from AfterInked and H2Ocean.
We prefer to pierce children over the age of 13. One reason for this is because the immune system isn’t fully developed until then and the child can give informed consent that they understand what is about to happen, and how to take care of the piercing. The other reason is because we only use the needle method instead of a piercing gun. This method takes a little longer and risks of further injury and emotional hurdles with younger ones is more likely to happen than not. We strive for a fun, and happy piercing experience. For more information on the benefits of the using the needle method, please refer to our piercers blog in “The Piercers Corner”.

What You Need To Know

  • All tattoo clients must be at least 18 years of age. We will not tattoo minors, regardless of parental consent. You must bring a state or federally issued ID, Driver’s License, Passport or Military ID if you wish to be tattooed. No exceptions.
  • Bring as many reference materials or pictures as you can if you have a very specific idea or design for your tattoo.
  • Make sure to eat a solid meal before your appointment, especially if you are receiving a larger tattoo.
  • For your safety and the safety of everyone in the shop, do not consume any alcohol, pain medications, blood thinners or any other type of medication that may put your health at risk.
  • Consult with your doctor if you have any medical conditions and wish to receive a tattoo. If you must seek medical counsel before tattooing, bring a copy of the clearance letter from your doctor.
  • Make sure the area to be tattooed is free from any skin blemishes, rashes, fresh scars and especially sunburns.
  • No children under the age of 10 will be allowed in the station with you. You may bring one guest into the station provided he or she does not become a distraction to the artist or the rest of the staff. Essential Ink reserves the right to remove any client or guest if deemed necessary.