FAQ

Q:HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO GET TATTOOED?
A:You must be 18 years of age or older with valid state or federal issued I.D.( Driver’s License, Passport, Etc.) No other forms of I.D. or parental consent can be accepted in the state of N.Y.

Q:DO YOU USE NEW NEEDLES AND INK FOR EVERY CUSTOMER?
A:Yes, new needles and ink are used for each and every customer. Hospital grade autoclave sterilization of the tattoo equipment is also done on premises to ensure the safety of our customers and staff alike. In addition all of our artists are licensed by the N.Y.C Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Q:DOES IT HURT?
A:Yes, but not as much as you want it to.

Q:CAN I BRING IN MY OWN DESIGN?
A:Yes, actually that is the best way to get exactly what you want. It is best to bring it printed out at the size you would like to have it done, but we can generally print and size it for you if need be.

Q:DO YOU HAVE DESIGNS TO CHOOSE FROM IN THE SHOP?
A:Yes we actually have thousands of hand drawn designs (flash), tons of reference books, as well as the internet. Or we can custom draw something just for you.

Q:HOW DO I GO ABOUT HAVING A CUSTOM DESIGN MADE FOR ME?
A:For custom work you would need to come down to the shop and discuss your ideas with one of our artists, who will then take measurements and a small deposit for the drawing time. From there it generally takes 3-7 days for your custom tattoo to be fabricated depending on the size and complexity of the design.

Q:DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT FOR A CONSULTATION?
A:No, Though its not a bad idea to make one or give us a call before you come in.

Q:DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT TO GET TATTOOED?
A:No, Fineline is highly regarded as the finest walk-in friendly shop in NYC, however making an appointment is the best way to avoid waiting time.

Q:WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
A:Cash is still king, but we accept credit cards as well. No checks.

Q:IS TIPPING REQUIRED?
A:Tips are never expected, but always accepted! Your tattoo artist will work hard to make you look good, so if you are happy with the work don’t be afraid to show them how much.

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