General FAQs

Can you tell me how much a tattoo will cost over the phone or if I email you a picture can you tell me how much it will cost?

Unfortunately, we can’t price tattoos based on descriptions over the phone. In most cases we can give you a price range based on a pic that is emailed however, we will be able to give you a more accurate price if we see and discuss your tattoo in person. All tattoos are priced based on size, detail, color or black and grey, and placement on the body. If you don’t have a particular image or you just have a concept our artists can bring your ideas to life and be able to give you a price as well. You are more than welcome to stop by either shop during regular business hours and we’ll be more than happy to assist you with pricing out your tattoo. Or, if there is a particular artist you’d like to work with we can schedule you a free consultation with that artist to discuss your tattoo.

How bad does a tattoo/piercing hurt?

The pain associated with getting a tattoo or body piercing depends on the area of the body that will be tattooed or pierced.  Some parts of the body are universally known for being slightly more painful or uncomfortable than others. It also depends on how well or poorly the person deals with pain (everyone is different).  Our tattoo artists and piercer are well-trained on how to make you as comfortable as possible when getting a tattoo or piercing.

How long does it take for a tattoo/piercing to heal?

Everyone’s unique biology varies on how quickly their tattoo or piercing will heal.  On average most tattoos take 2 to 3 weeks to fully heal.  For more information on tattoo aftercare visit our aftercare section.

Certain piercings vary on healing time and how well the person’s body heals when being pierced.  For more information on healing your piercing visit

How should I take care of my tattoo/piercing?

For information on how to take care of your tattoo please visit our tattoo aftercare section.

For information on how to take care of your piercing please visit

How old do you have to be to get a tattoo/piercing?

In order to be tattooed or pierced you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid form of identification (i.e. driver’s license, state I.D., passport, etc.).  If you are under the age of 18 and wish to be tattooed or pierced click here.

Can I go swimming after I get a tattoo or piercing?

Please refer to our tattoo and piercing aftercare sections by clicking below.

Tattoo aftercare.

Piercing aftercare.

How can I tell if my piercing or tattoo is infected?

If you suspect that your tattoo or piercing may be infected or you are unsure of how it’s healing please contact us immediately.  Our tattoo artists and piercer will be able to evaluate your tattoo or piercing and will be able to advise you on what to do.

Are there any parts of the body that you won’t tattoo/pierce?

Please contact any of our tattoo artists or our piercer to discuss where you would like to be tattooed or pierced.  They will be able to advise you on if a particular part of the body is able to be tattooed or pierced and whether or not they will be able to do it.

Do you charge by the piece or by the hour for tattoos?

If your tattoo is able to be finished in one sitting then it will be given a set price.  If your tattoo is very large and/or detailed and unable to be completed in a single session then the tattoo artist’s hourly rate will apply.  Hourly pricing is a discounted rate and only applies to tattoos where we are unable to gauge how long the work will take. Hourly rate pricing does not apply to tattoos that can be completed in a single session. For more information on any of our artist’s hourly rates please call or visit our shops.          

How much are your piercings?

Most piercing prices depend on the type of jewelry that you decide to go with, and we have a lot to choose from!  Please visit 12 oz. Studios Deptford or call 856 845 2222 for pricing inquiries.

Are you “by appointment only” or do you take walk-ins?

Please refer to our current guidelines in regard to COVID-19.

For tattoos we accept both walk-ins and appointments.  Walk-ins are first come, first served. If we are unable to tattoo you as a walk-in we can set you up with an appointment at a day and time that is more convenient for you.  In order to set up an appointment you must leave at least a non-refundable $50 deposit ($50 is our minimum for deposits.  Depending on the artist or other factors you may be required to put more money down).  Appointments can be made at any time, in person or over the phone.  If you are calling to set up an appointment you still must leave a deposit. Depending on the tattoo you want you may be required to come into our shop(s) with your design/idea and make your appointment in-person, so we can determine how long the tattoo will take as well as provide you with an accurate price.  For rules concerning deposits and appointments please click here.