There are many ways to book a tattoo at our shop. You can request an appointment through this website, call during regular business hours, send an email. If you want to book with a specific artist, you can also book directly using their provided email or social media account. Please note, most of our artists will require a deposit for future date appointments that goes towards the price of the tattoo. The deposit communicates to the artist that you are serious about your tattoo design and guarantees your spot in their calendar.

We would love for you to come and check out the shop! Our skilled artists are usually booked out several weeks in advance, but will do their best to accommodate you. May we interest you in a piercing service?

It is recommended that you come in for a consultation appointment prior to scheduling your tattoo session. This allows for open communication between you and the artist, and a better understanding on how best to bring your tattoo ideas to life. During the consultation you will discuss size, placement, and pricing of the tattoo. Please come to your consultation prepared with reference photos and any details that might pertain to your tattoo idea. Giving your artist creative freedom with less restrictions will almost always have a positive impact on your tattoo design. Trust us! We are professionals who are adept at working with different body types and skin tones. 

Size, detail, and color are all factors that will impact how long it takes to complete your tattoo. The bigger and more elaborate the design, the longer it will take your artist to apply the design. 

Color tattoos usually require longer sessions so that your artist can build up the individual colors and values needed for a vibrant tattoo. Small tattoos can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple hours. Sleeve work or other large pieces can take up to tens of hours and require multiple separate sessions with periods of healing time in between. All of our artists work at their own personal pace to ensure your tattoo is of the highest quality. How well you sit and how many breaks you need will also determine how long it takes to finish your tattoo. 

You must first understand that tattoos are lifelong investments. “You get what you pay for”, applies well to tattooing. Our professional and talented artists have spent many years developing and honing their skills. Size, detail, and placement will all affect the price of your tattoo. Your artist will choose whether to price by the piece or price by the hour. A small 1 inch tattoo starts at our shop minimum of $100. Hourly rates for our artists start at $125. Please communicate your budget with your artist. We will discuss options and work hard to provide the best tattoo art and experience within your budget.

At Sugoi! Tattoos and Piercings we follow all government mandates and healthcare guidelines. California law requires that you be 18+ to legally get a tattoo. 

This is our most frequently asked question, especially from first time tattoo clients. The short answer is yes. The pain of being tattooed is often described as a mild burning sensation or a cat scratch. Tattoos placed over bones (ribs, hips, hands, feet) tend to be more sensitive than areas protected by larger groups of muscles (shoulders, arms, legs). Luckily after only a short period of time, your body’s natural pain killers called endorphins will kick in. That being said, everyone’s pain threshold is unique. What may have been a sensitive location for your friend, may be an easy location for you!

Sugoi! Tattoos and Piercings encourages all of our artists to use vegan inks and sustainable eco-friendly products. Please communicate with your artist prior to your tattoo appointment if you are interested in a vegan tattoo experience.

  • Coming to your appointment well rested will go a long ways towards making your session more comfortable. 
  • It is not recommended that you drink alcohol within 24 hours of your appointment. 
  • Shave the area being tattooed the morning of the appointment. You may think you don’t need to shave, but go ahead and do it anyways. Even the smallest hairs can be detrimental to the tattoo process.
  • Wear clothes that will grant your artist easy access to the area being tattooed while maintaining your dignity. Bringing pasties is a good option when clothing will not allow this.
  • Make sure you are well hydrated and have eaten a good meal one hour prior to arriving to your appointment. 
  • Bring snacks and beverages to consume during breaks especially for longer sessions. 
  • BRING YOUR ID. You will not be getting tattooed without unexpired government issued identification.
  • Bring a distraction such as a book or headphones.
  • Tell your artist if you feel unwell during the tattoo process. Your body might experience a drop in blood sugar while releasing endorphins. Do not feel ashamed, your artist understands and is there to help you throughout the experience.
  • Tip your artist for a job well done! While not required, tipping is greatly appreciated.
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