HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO?
You need to be at least 18 years old to get tattooed. NO exceptions...not even with parental consent-sorry. A valid form of government issued photo ID will be required.
If you are under the age of 18, please be patient and come back to see us a couple months before your birthday.
CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT OVER THE PHONE OR BY EMAIL?
The answer is no. You must come into the shop during regular business hours to book all appointments. Please bring any reference pictures you have- printed out on paper please. No digital images.
DO I NEED TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT?
Yes. All appointments require a deposit of $100+ gst. This deposit is a booking fee and will be kept to secure your appointment. The deposit amount will come off the price of the tattoo during your last hour of tattoo time when the project is completed.
*Please note that all deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. Should you need to reschedule your appointment, you may do so with 72 HOURS notice. Failure to give us sufficient notice will result in forfeiting your deposit and new one will be required for any future bookings.
WHAT IF I LIVE OUT OF TOWN?
No problem. If you live outside the city, we can work with you through a combination of email correspondence, phone calls and a deposit in the form of an e-transfer.
Should you have any questions about this process, please email Mona at email@example.com
DO YOU CHARGE FOR CONSULTATIONS?
No. Consultations are always free of charge!
Most tattoos don't require a separate consultation but if one is needed, we can book it for you, no problem.
DO YOU SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes. Gift certificates are available at the reception desk anytime during regular business hours. They are available in any amount and never expire.
Strange World Tattoo is lucky to have George Boletta as our shop's piercer. She is friendly, professional and good at what she does!
Most piercings are done on a walk-in basis anytime between 10am-5pm Tues-Sat (we are closed on Sundays and Mondays).
*Please note that George can get very busy and often has a line up. Should you arrive at such a time, we ask for your patience. Thank you. :)
Strange World Tattoo utilizes the highest standards of sterilization and cross contamination prevention procedures possible.
Strange World Tattoo is a clean, ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES APPROVED shop.
Protocols we follow...
-Autoclave sterilization of all instruments at the shop. Autoclaving is the only acceptable form of sterilization for a tattoo shop.
-Autoclave spore testing is done once a month by an independent laboratory. Test results are posted at the front counter.
-Each item sterilized has indicator tape to verify it has been processed properly.
-Each autoclave load is tested with comply strips to ensure proper sterilization conditions have been met.
-All items that may be touched during a procedure are barrier wrapped to prevent cross contamination.
-All needles are pre-packaged, sterile and single use. Needles are disposed of immediately after each tattoo procedure into a biohazard sharps container.