Deposit Policy

A tattoo deposit is paid after a consultation with an artist to begin work on a tattoo design and to hold a tattoo appointment thereafter.

 

The deposit for single session tattoos is $50.

 

Larger, multi-session tattoos may require a larger deposit at the discretion of the artist.

 

Deposits are non-refundable/non-transferable.

 

For multi-session tattoos, the deposit will be held as payment towards the last session of the tattoo.

 

Upon paying a deposit you acknowledge that you have communicated your tattoo design idea to the artist to your satisfaction, and have reviewed the artist's prior works to decide that the artist can implement your idea to your satisfaction.

 

Creating a tattoo design based on a client's concept is subjective, variations may exist between your concept and the finished design. If the finished design is not to your liking, minor changes will be made at the artist's discretion. Substantial changes to the design or the request of an entirely new drawing will require a new deposit, and the original deposit will be forfeited as payment for the artist's drawing time.

You can make arrangements with your artist to come in and preview the design.

A deposit will also be forfeited if

  • You do not appear for a tattoo appointment;

  • You cancel or reschedule an appointment without giving the artist at least 24 hours notice, Do Not call the shop and leave a message, CONTACT THE ARTIST;

  • You arrive more than 20 minutes late to a tattoo appointment;

  • You fail to reschedule a new appointment within 30 days of a canceled appointment;

  • Deposits are good for two re-schedules within six months of the initial deposit.

Tattoos

Does it hurt?

     Yes.  However it's not the most painful thing you'll ever experience.  Some spots hurt more than others, and different people experience pain differently.  What hurts for your friend might not hurt for you.  Pain is temporary.

Is it safe?

     Yes.  We use new needles, fresh ink, and sterilized or disposable tubes for every tattoo.

How much does it cost?

     Shop minimum is $50.  Price is determined by size and detail of the piece, come in and speak with an artist to get a quote for the design you want.

What should I do to prepare?

     Take A Shower With Soap.  Drink plenty of water and eat at least 30 minutes before hand.

What should I expect when it's healing?

     For the first couple of days your tattoo may "leak" ink and fluid, this is normal.   It will feel like a sunburn and will itch and flake, Don't scratch it!  Moisturize and keep it clean.  Tattoo Aftercare Information

How do I take care of it?

     Follow the after care instructions given to you by the artist. 

 

     For the first two weeks, don't soak or submerge it in any water of any kind; No baths, no hot tubs, no pools, no rivers, no lakes, no oceans.  Showers only, and then only long enough to wash your tattoo. 

     For the first two weeks, wash your tattoo twice a day and apply ointment;  Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before you touch your tattoo.  Gently wash the tattoo using small, circular motions until all dried plasma, blood, ink, and ointment is removed.  Rinse with warm water and let it air dry.  You can also gently pat it dry with a clean cloth.  Once the tattoo is dry, apply a small amount of aftercare ointment, just enough for a thin layer. 

What are the age requirements?

     You must be at least 18 to get a tattoo.

Should I walk-in or do I need to book an appointment?

     Walk-ins are available for small tattoos, larger tattoos depend on the availability of the artists and may require an appointment.  Come in and speak with an artist.

Should I tip?  How much?

     Yes.  Tipping tells the artist you enjoyed the experience and the work.  How much is up to you, we are providing a service so 15% is average.

Can I go swimming?

     You cannot go swimming for two weeks after receiving a tattoo.  You have an open flesh wound, treat it as such.

Can my friends come with me?

     Your friends can come with you, but only one can come with you to the tattoo station, the others will have to wait in the front of the shop while you get your tattoo.

Will I faint?

     Some people are prone to fainting, if you've fainted while donating blood or plasma, you may faint while getting a tattoo.  However if you take care of yourself and eat and drink water before hand, you should be fine.

​Will it fade?

     All tattoos fade over time.  How much it fades depends on your skin and how you take care of it.  Putting sunscreen on every time you go into the sun and keeping your skin healthy will extend the life of your tattoo.

Can I bring my own design?

     Yes.

Can you fix my old tattoo?

     We may be able to fix your old tattoo depending on how faded it is.  In some cases we may have to cover it up with a larger design that has the same meaning for you.

What should I get and where?

     What you want to put on your body for the rest of your life is up to you.  We can make recommendations based on size and design, but ultimately this tattoo is for you and you will be the one wearing it.  Get it where you want it, not where you can hide it from your parents or because your afraid it's going to hurt.  Pain is temporary.

When should I not get a tattoo?

     If you are drunk/impaired, hungover, or sick, you should not get a tattoo.  Wait until you are sober and your body has recovered.  You want to be healthy and clear of mind when deciding what you're going to have tattooed on you for the rest of your life.

Can I get a quote online or over the phone?

     We Do Not Give Quotes Over The Phone.  We may be able to give you a quote online if you send an image with as much detail as possible about size and location, but that quote may change drastically when you speak with an artist and we see what you want in person.

Piercings

Does it hurt?

     Yes.  However it's not the most painful thing you'll ever experience.  Some spots hurt more than others, and different people experience pain differently.  What hurts for your friend might not hurt for you.  Pain is temporary.

Is it safe?

     Yes.  We use new needles and sterilized tools for every piercing.

What should I do to prepare?

     Take A Shower With Soap.  Drink plenty of water and eat at least 30 minutes before hand.

What should I expect when it's healing?

    You can expect soreness, mild swelling, discomfort, and crusty discharge.

How do I take care of it?

     Follow the aftercare instructions given to you by the piercer.  Keep it clean and dry.  Wash your hands before you touch it to clean it, and don't handle the piercing or the area more than necessary to clean it.  Piercing Aftercare Information

What are the age requirements?

     You must be at least 18 to receive a piercing without parental consent.  Minors can receive certain piercings with parental consent; the parent must provide a legal ID and the minor must have a State ID, Passport, or Birth Certificate / School ID.  The parent or guardian must be present during the procedure.

Should I walk-in or do I need to book an appointment?

     Piercings are available on a walk-in basis.  Some piercings may require an appointment.

Should I tip?  How much?

     Yes.  Tipping tells the artist you enjoyed the experience and are happy with the work.  How much is up to you, we are providing a service so 15% is average.

Can I go swimming?

     It is usually okay to go swimming a few weeks after you get a piercing, but you will need to clean it thoroughly when you are done.

Can my friends come with me?

     Your friends can come with you, but only one can come with you to the piercing station, the others will have to wait in the front of the shop while you get your piercing.

Will I faint?

     Some people are prone to fainting, if you've fainted while donating blood or plasma, you may faint while getting a piercing.  However if you take care of yourself and eat and drink water before hand, you should be fine.

Why is the jewelry so long/big?  I wanted it to be closer to my skin.

     The jewelry we use to pierce is usually a bit larger to compensate for any swelling that might occur during the healing process.

What type of jewelry do you use?

     We use Surgical Stainless Steel for most piercings.

Can I bring my own jewelry?

    No.  We know the metal content and quality of the jewelry we provide with the piercing for optimal healing.  We can't verify the metal content of any jewelry you bring in and won't pierce with it.

Deposit Policy & F.A.Q.

Mystic Marks Tattoo Co. | San Marcos' Finest Tattoos and Piercings

Established 1993

316 N. LBJ Dr.

San Marcos, Tx

 

512 392 8141

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Sun

Open at 2pm