Frequently Asked Questions
In the state of Georgia, you must be 18 years old to get tattooed, and must have a valid photo id (drivers license, state issued id, passports). No id, no tattoo. there is no parental consent for minors, so see you on your birthday; its worth the wait.
Each needle is sterile and single use, with an expiration date. We dispose of every needle in a sharps container, just like hospitals do. All non-disposable equipment is sterilized with an autoclave on site, the same as any dentist or surgeon. Our autoclave is tested by an independent facility in order to confirm and maintain its working order.
Yes, all ink is poured into a single use container and disposed of after each tattoo.
Yes, Only You Tattoo and its artists are all licensed professionals through the city of Atlanta.
It’s important to be well rested before getting tattooed. Make sure that you have had something to eat and are wearing appropriate clothing for where you are getting tattooed. Feel free to bring a book, iPod or Walkman to listen to. Show up on time for your appointment. Don’t come in drunk or under the influence of any drugs.
Yes, our shop minimum is $60.
We encourage having a friend with you. Although, too many people can be distracting to you and, particularly, your tattoo artist. Please use discretion.
First step would be to determine which artist you’d like to get tattooed by. Reviewing portfolios online or at the shop will help you make this decision. Once you’ve selected your tattoo artist, please call or stop in to set up a consultation. The artist will set time aside to hear your ideas and look over any references you may have (ie: photos or sketches). From there, you’ll schedule a tattoo appointment. All appointments require a $60 minimum deposit, which will be applied to the cost of the tattoo. Larger scale tattoos may require a higher deposit.
Deposits are refundable up to 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you need to reschedule the date of the appointment, kindly give as much notice as possible, and your deposit will be applied to the new appointment. Deposits will not be refunded if you cancel your appointment after the tattoo artist has drawn the tattoo. The deposit is compensation for the time spent on the drawing. Please note that your deposit does not entitle you to ownership of the design.
Remove bandage after 2-6 hours. If bandage sticks to tattoo wet the area with lukewarm water and slide the bandage off.
Wash the area gently with mild, unscented soap and water (Dial, Dove), using clean hands and making sure to remove all excess ointment, blood and ink. Pat dry with a clean bowel. DO NOT SCRUB.
Apply a VERY THIN LAYER of Aquaphor ointment 2-3 times a day for 2-3 days.
After that, apply a mild fragrance-free moisturizing lotion, until the tattoo settles into the skin (3 weeks to one month). Curel or Euccerin work well.
NO SUN for 2 weeks. NO SWIMMING or SOAKING for 2 weeks. NO SCRATCHING OR PICKING YOUR TATTOO!
DO NOT TAKE ANYONE ELSES ADVIDE.