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Let's Answer Those Questions!

  • How should I care for my new tattoo? What is the aftercare process like?
    Tattoo aftercare is important in preventing infection, scarring and ink rejection. Recommended products are sold at the studio. Aftercare Instructions (Non-Adhesive Bandage) If using a standard, non-adhesive bandage, remove bandage within 2-3 hours post-procedure. Once bandage is removed, wash the tattoo 2-3 times per day with an antibacterial, fragrance-free soap. We recommend H2Ocean or Dr. Bronners. If needed, apply a very thin layer of ointment 1-2 times daily for the first 1-3 days post-procedure. We recommend H2Ocean’s Aquatat. Once your tattoo starts feeling dry, begins flaking or peeling, STOP using the ointment and begin using a water-based, fragrance-free lotion. We recommend H2Ocean or Cetaphil. Keep your tattoo out of salt water, rivers, lakes, bathes, hot tubs or other pools, sun and chlorine for 2 weeks post-procedure. (Do not soak.) DO NOT scratch, pick or peel your tattoo. If you have any questions stop by or text/email/call Paintbrush Tattoo. Saniderm Instructions (Saniderm is the “Second Skin” clear bandage adhesive) Leave Saniderm on for 4 days. It is normal to see build up under bandage. On the fifth day peel bandage off very slowly under warm running water, making sure to do so with clean hands. Gently wash your tattoo using unscented antibacterial soap, then pat your tattoo dry with a paper towel. We recommend H2Ocean or Dr. Bronnors. Once your tattoo dries and begins to peel, moisturize your tattoo 2-3 times a day with unscented lotion. We recommend H2Ocean or Cetaphil. Keep your tattoo out of salt water, rivers, lakes, bathes, hot tubs or other pools, sun and chlorine for 2 weeks post procedure. (No soaking.) DO NOT scratch, pick or peel your tattoo. If you have any questions stop by or text/email/call Paintbrush Tattoo.
  • Does the artist repeat designs?
    Unless the client wants matching tattoos, custom drawings will not be repeated after being tattooed. This means if you book a custom piece, the drawing will not be used elsewhere. Because of the volume of Teton tattoo requests we receive, all Teton tattoos are considered repeatable flash, unless you request a very specific variation. There are only so many ways to reinvent the wheel!
  • I want a tattoo, but I don't know what to get.
    Paintbrush Tattoo encourages you to book a consultation and let a trained artist brainstorm with you. Available tattoo designs are constantly being added to our Instagram story and saved into our story highlights. Stay up-to-date by signing up for our newsletter and by following our instagram page.
  • Does Paintbrush Tattoo do removal, cosmetic tattooing, or piercings?
    Although Paintbrush Tattoo would love to provide more services in the future, we do not currently offer cosmetic tattooing or piercings. Tattoo removal is not available at Paintbrush Tattoo.
  • Will the artist tattoo someone else's design?
    Paintbrush Tattoo will not steal work from other artists. Our artists will look at your reference photos to see what style you are looking for, but they will not plagiarize it. Paintbrush Tattoo draws their own original tattoos and complies with all copyright laws. The only exception is with written consent from the artist being copied. Generic tattoos, such as stars, hearts, or symbols, that have been done by thousands of artists are exempt from copyright laws.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    Please note that all deposits are non-refundable. Review our cancellation policy below. All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. If you do not show up, are more than 20 minutes late, or do not reschedule 72 hours before your appointment, you forfeit your deposit. If you need to reschedule, please text or email 72 hours prior to your appointment, and we can move your deposit to a new time and date. Consultations are free. Your card information is required to book, and will be charged a $35 cancellation fee if not canceled 72 hours in advance.
  • How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?
    Please remember to bring your ID to your appointment. We are not able to tattoo you without attaching a copy of your ID to our waiver. You must be over 18. Alcohol, drugs, and caffeine affect the tattooing process. Limit alcohol consumption the day before your appointment. Absolutely no drugs or alcohol the day of. Talk to your doctor about prescription medications, especially if your medications affect bleeding. Limit caffeine intake prior to your appointment. Make sure your skin is free of sunburn, rashes, or fresh wounds. Let your artist know of any scars during our booking process. Wear clothes that you don’t care about. Tattoo ink stains clothing.
  • Do you accept walk-ins?
    Paintbrush Tattoo is by appointment only. If you are looking for a last minute appointment, feel free to email us at Although it is unlikely, there might be a cancellation spot or an apprentice available.
  • What is a free consultation?
    A consultation is a discussion with the artist. Let’s chat, brainstorm, and discuss tattoos at the studio. Consultations take 15-30 minutes. If you have an idea in mind, bring reference photos or print outs. Don’t have any ideas? No worries! Come in and brainstorm with the artist. At the consult, we will discuss design, pre-care and after-care instructions, and book the tattoo appointment.
  • Where do I find available designs and flash sheets created by the artist?
    Instagram is the best way to keep up with new designs. We do not offer repeatable flash, however, we sometimes have drawings ready to be claimed. Follow us on Instagram @paintbrushtattoo for concept ideas and available designs. They are added to our story when available. Check out our story highlights to see past posts. Flash designs are claimed quick, so don't hesitate to send us a message to make the design yours. Our studio also has a binder of design printouts. You are welcome to stop by the studio and take a look. Keep in mind, our priority is to the client getting tattooed and our door may be closed.
  • Do I need a consultation or can I just sign up for a tattoo appointment?
    No! Our second option for booking, is to fill out our online Tattoo Booking Request Form. This form is for simple concepts that do not need much explanation. All complex ideas and large pieces require a consult. For more information please visit our "How to Book" page.
  • How much does a tattoo cost?
    All our tattoos are charged hourly. Once you submit your tattoo request, the artist will give a rate and a time estimate for your tattoo. Remember, consultations are free. At the consultation we will discuss your budget and design a tattoo that fits your needs. Our shop minimum is $150 dollars.
  • What if I live out of town, and can not make an in-person consult?
    Virtual consults are available for out-of-town travelers. Contact the studio via email, with your arrival dates, and the studio will respond with further instructions. Remember we do not require consults. You may fill out our Online Tattoo Booking Request Form. For more information visit our "How to Book" page.
  • How do I book with Paintbrush Tattoo?
    Booking is simple. We offer two booking options. Explore these two options by visiting our "How to Book" page.


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