Tattoos FAQ's

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As long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions, getting a tattoo is perfectly safe. Make sure you’re fully honest about any medical conditions.

Pain is really relative. Everyone has a different tolerance for pain. We’re not going to kid you, though—it does hurt. Just not that much. Some have compared it to a “hot scratching feeling.” But, people would not be returning again and again for tattoo after tattoo if it hurt that bad. Most of us are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo and the pride associated with wearing it far outweighs a little pin-stick here and there.

What about using some kind of numbing cream? These kinds of products are really not recommended.

When it comes to tattoos, you get what you pay for. Yes, there are plenty of people tattooing out there that will charge very little. But, look for quality, and be willing to pay for it. Never haggle over the price of a tattoo. It is disrespectful to the artist. Think of it this way: This is a piece of art you’ll wear for life.

Tipping is a really nice gesture. But, there are no real solid ground rules for tipping.

This is all a matter of personal taste. You can get whatever you want, and whatever your artist is willing to do. You can choose a picture off the wall, or you can have them create a custom piece just for you. Your only limit is your own imagination. As far as where you should get it goes, just keep in mind what you do for work and the type of social circles you are in. You might want to consider placing your tattoo where it can be easily covered up with normal clothing.

Getting a tattoo when your immune system isn’t at 100% isn’t a good idea. You’re going to need your strength and your white blood cells to heal your tattoo, something your body won’t be able to do if it’s already doing battle against virus and bacteria. Not to mention the fact that it’s very inconsiderate to bring your illness into the tattoo studio and risk passing the germs onto others, particularly your artist. If you have an appointment, call and reschedule for when you’re feeling well again.

If you’re getting a tattoo, especially as an expression of your individuality, why would you want a tattoo just like someone else’s? Instead, find other pictures of what you’re looking for and have your artist draw up a custom design for you. Example: If you are wanting a tattoo of a penguin standing on a glacier, find real photos of penguins and glaciers. If you want a tattoo of a blue rose wrapped around a cross, find pictures of real roses and crosses that you like. If the pictures don’t show exactly what you want, just take them to your artist to use them as guidelines and tell them what changes you want to be made to the original pictures. A real artist will welcome the challenge of a custom piece.

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Piercing FAQ's

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This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions at our shop. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question. Every individual experiences pain differently, therefore what hurts for one client may not necessarily hurt another. However, in general here is some basic information that we can give clients in regard to the pain factor:

  • Cartilage piercings (inner and upper ear, septum) tend to hurt more than fleshy tissue.
  • Tongue piercings tend to hurt the least out of any piercing because it is generally pierced between the two muscles. We often hear that the clamp we use when piercing is more uncomfortable than the piercing itself.

We offer freezing for some piercings which can decrease or totally take away any discomfort. Remember, your nerves will increase any pain you might feel. The most important thing to do when getting pierced is to relax as much as possible and concentrate on breathing slowly and steadily – this will do the most in minimizing any discomfort.

There are currently no regulations in the body modification industry regarding age requirements. However, at Syahi Studio, we have very strict policies regarding the age of our clients. To get a piercing without a parent or guardian present, we require the client to be at least 16 years of age with photo identification for the majority of piercings. Between the ages of 13 and 15 clients need to bring in a direct mother, father or legal guardian to sign for the piercing. Parents or guardians must bring in proper photo identification (guardians must also bring legal papers from the court proving guardianship) and the client should bring in a student card, health card or birth certificate..
Syahi Studio uses jewelry made of implant grade titanium (F-136). This implant grade metal will heal a piercing much faster than gold or silver, with a little chance of complication. Implant grade titanium can be sterilized in an autoclave and will never develop surface rust. Allergic reactions in body piercing, when they occur, are rarely due to this metal, but from other factors such as mechanical irritation or harsh cleaning products. Allergic reactions typically include itchiness, redness and swelling, with a discharge or clear fluid that is not lymph. Titanium is virtually nickel free and it is allergy safe.

Yes, most likely. Depending on if the nerve tissue was severed, the sensation of re-piercing may feel the same as the original piercing for some. For others it may be a little more sensitive.

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