Frequency Asked Questions

How do I take care of a Tattoo?
When you leave you will be bandaged, that bandage should stay on for no less then one hour and no longer then five hours.  When the bandage comes off wash the tattoo with your HAND soap and water. Then apply a SMALL amount A and D ointment 3-4 times a day. Use it for 4 days on color tattoos and 2 days for black and gray and outlines. NEVER rebandage and DO NOT PICK AT THE TATTOO!!!
How much is your tattoo minimum?

How long does a tattoo take to heal?
About 4 to 6 weeks

What does the sun do to a Tattoo?
DO NOT expose a new tattoo to sunlight for 2 weeks. After that we recommend sun block

What should I do when I go Swimming?
Stay out the pool or hot tub for 1 week after you get a tattoo.

Does South Side Tattoo reuse needles?
NEVER!!!! All needles are new and opened in front of the customer.

How can I make an appointment for a tattoo?
If you have been tattooed or referred to a specific artist you can make an appointment over the phone. If not you can come in a leave a $50.00 deposit, the deposit will come off the price of the tattoo. We also do WALK-INS, first come first serve.

Do I need an appointment for a piercing?
No, piercings are walk-ins, first come first serve.

My tattoo is scabbing what should I do?
DO NOT pick at it just let the scabs fall off naturally.

What do you recommend I put on my tattoo to make it heal the fastest?
A&D ointment, or cocoa butter.

Do you have any other shops in the area?
Yes, Bridgville Tattoo

How long has south side tattoo been around?
16 years

How many Artist do you have on staff?
3… Veronica, Brandon, and Joe.

I want a tattoo of a unicorn ripping out of my chest, will that make me look cool?
Of course

Do you do cover ups?
Yes, All the time. If you would like a cover up we recommend that you come in the shop and let one of the artists take a look at the tattoo. Keep in mind that a cover up has to be BIGGER then the tattoo you have. Also when you come in have some ideas of what YOU would like for the cover up. Don’t say just put anything over it, IT IS YOUR TATTOO.. THINK OF IDEAS THAT YOU LIKE, AND WE WILL TELL YOU IF THEY WILL WORK!

My piercing fell out, what should I do?
Put the jewelry back in, if you can’t get it back in come in the shop as soon as you can so that the hole does not close up.

Another shop said their prices are cheaper, why is that?

Making an Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment, you can call if you have been tattooed here before. If you haven’t been here, stop down with your artwork and a $50.00 deposit will be required.