TATTOO FAQ

How do I book an appointment?

The preferred method of contact for our artists is through email. Each artist has a contact button in their online gallery that you can click to get started. There are also links you can click beneath each artists' name on the artist page. If you have an artist's email already, you can email them directly. 

What information should I include in my email?

You should include a brief description of the tattoo you are looking to get as well as the size, location, and whether or not it is in black and grey. Please include any references you have as well as a clear picture of the area you are looking to get tattooed. Finally, include a good contact number we can reach you at in case we are having trouble contacting you through email.

Do you accept walk ins?

Yes we do, but it depends on if we have artists available. Our availability varies from day to day, so it is best to call ahead to see if there are any openings that day. You can reach us at (571) 378-1325 and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date @mr_finsters_tattoo.

How long is the wait?

Due to high demand, you may find yourself on the waitlist for any particular artist. Each artist opens their books periodically, so it is best to either call, ask in person, or email to find out when their books will be open next. 

Do you take same day appointments?

Same day appointments are much like walk ins. Each artist receives many emails every day and if their books are not open, you may not get a reply right away. If you are looking to get seen the same day, the best thing to do is to call (571) 378-1352

Do I need to leave a deposit?

Yes. Every appointment MUST have a deposit in order to be properly booked. Deposits will come out of the total the day of your tattoo. If you need to reschedule, please contact your artist at least 48 hours ahead of your appointment to discuss a new date. 

How much will my tattoo cost?

The price of the work varies from piece to piece. Each artist has their own hourly rate and method for determining the price of a piece. 

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept cash, card, Venmo, or CashApp.

Where are you located?

Our address is 412 W Broad St Falls Church, VA 22044

What can I expect during the healing process?

Each artist has their own specific instructions that you should follow for the best healing results of your tattoo. They will provide these instructions verbally at the end of each session. Usually tattoos take two to three weeks to heal and you should avoid submerging them in water, or exposing them to sunlight while they are healing. It is imperative that you keep it clean the entire time and avoid contaminants.

PIERCING FAQ

 

How do I book an appointment for a piercing?

Please call the studio during business hours to set up an appointment. We are open Monday-Saturday, 12-8 PM. We are closed on Sundays.

 

How do I take care of my piercing?

Body Piercings:

● Spray NeilMed Piercing Aftercare Spray directly onto your piercing 1-2 times a day

● Once the piercing has been thoroughly sprayed, you may gently wipe away any “crusties” from the piercing site with a clean paper towel

● Avoid gauze, Q-tips, and cotton balls. The fibers from these products can get stuck on the jewelry and can cause irritation

● Do NOT rotate the jewelry

● The best time to clean your piercing is after a shower. Before exiting the shower, allow a direct stream of water to run onto your piercing, for 1-2 minutes, to flush any soap or debris out of your piercing

● Continue this method of cleaning daily, until it is no longer discharging or has any “crusties” (minimum of two months)

● Be sure to never touch, rotate, or sleep on your piercing

● Some bleeding, swelling, and irritation is normal

● Do NOT use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Bactine, or Neosporin

● Lastly, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCING. Touching causes damage!

 

Oral Piercings:

● Rinse your mouth with fresh water after eating or drinking anything

● Twice a day, rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free mouthwash

● Do NOT play with your piercing

● Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol during the healing period

 

What kind of jewelry do you use?

We only use jewelry from companies approved by the Association of Professional Piercers.

We primarily use NeoMetal, Anatometal, Leroi, and Peoples Jewelry. All of these companies pride themselves on quality and produce pieces with a lifetime guarantee (for any manufacturer’s defect). Furthermore all of these companies provide Mill Test Certificates. A Mill Test Certificate is a quality assurance document in the metals industry that certifies the materials’ technical parameters. You will find Solid Implant-Grade Titanium (ASTM F136 6AL-4V ELI) and Solid 18- & 14-karat gold stocked in our studio regularly.

 

 

 

How old do I need to be to get pierced?

Earlobes: 7+

Cartilage: 15+

Nostril and Navel: 16+

***ALL MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR PARENTS FOR THE FULL DURATION OF THE APPOINTMENT, AND MUST PROVIDE A VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID. PARENTS WILL ALSO NEED TO PROVIDE A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID. ALL INFORMATION MUST MATCH, SUCH AS LAST NAMES AND ADDRESSES.***

All other piercing services are strictly 18 and older, and you must provide a valid government-issued ID. We accept valid driver’s licences, passports, and military ID’s.

For minors we will need one of the following :

- Birth certificate with a school ID, or

- a valid passport, or

- a valid driver’s license or walker’s ID.

 

What should I do the day of my appointment?

 

Make sure to get plenty of rest the night before your piercing appointment. It is always a good idea to eat something before your appointment. Please avoid coming in on an empty stomach. Stay hydrated, drink water, and most importantly, have fun!

 

 

 

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to provide a valid government-issued ID the day of your appointment.

 

Can I bring someone with me?

You are allowed to have one person with you in the piercing room. If you bring more people with you, they will be required to wait in the lobby.

 

Do you take walk-ins?

No. We are appointment-based only, Monday - Saturday, 12-8 PM, and we are closed on Sundays. Please call the studio at 571-378-1325 to set up a piercing appointment.

 

Are you cash only?

We prefer cash but we conveniently accept all major credit cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay.