Here's a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we recieve. We made this in order to help you all have some of your questions you may have answered quickly. As always we want to be sure you have one of the best tattoo experiences when you come to us. If you should have any further questions please, do not hesitate to call the shop during our regular business hours at 724-522-5305
What makes DLG Tattoo stand out from other studios?
We understand that you have plenty of tattoo studios to choose from, but our vision for DLG Tattoo was NOT to be just another tattoo studio. DLG Tattoo has dedicated itself to delivering a unique and inspiring experience each and every time. With a constant flow of new guest artists from all over the as well as a featured artist section of the shop, we have made sure that the environment at DLG Tattoo inspires constant growth.
Any studio can say they're number one, but our results prove it. From the moment you walk in and see original art all over the walls to the cleanliness and classy feel of the studio, we are sure that you will feel right at home.
I want to get tattooed, but I know nothing about the process? Please Help!
Regardless of if this is your first tattoo or your tenth, whether it's something small or a backpiece, whether it's a meaningful tattoo you are planning for months to get or you just want a show piece of art that you let the artist run wild with; you should always be thinking about one thing: You should be striving to get the BEST tattoo you can. Now this does not always involve the artist pulling great ideas out of his head at the drop of a hat like you see on TV. This process can take some research and consulting. You want to make sure that you spend time looking at portfolios.
Finding the right artist is a hundred times more important than finding the right design. There are things that one artist can do efficiently that another artist might struggle over. At DLG Tattoo we are not a factory for tattoos that we just rush to get as many done as possible. Each artist here wants the tattoo to come out as perfect as possible. So when you ask a non portrait artist to do a portrait, and they refer you to another artist, please keep in mind they are not blowing you off but simply recognizing each others strengths and showing good teamwork.
If you asked each resident artist at DLG toesign you a skull, you would get 4 very different skulls, so discovering what style you like is crucial to the choosing an artist process.
I'm Ready to get tattooed! How do I make an appointment?
Once you have chosen an artist that you prefer, come into the studio for a consult, as we take this part very seriously. For most of our artists you don't need an appointment to do so, however some artists do require a scheduled in-person consultation so it is best to call beforehand and make sure that your artist is working and is available, or if you need to schedule the consult. Consultations are always free.
Do you take Walk-ins?
Like a doctor, dentist office or salon it is hard to say if we will always have time or space to accept walk ins, but we love to accommodate them if we do. You can always call the studio to see if we have availability at 724-522-5205, or just stop in anytime! Starting 2019 we will be having a whole day once a month dedicated to walk-ins, be sure to pay attention to our News and Announcements page so you don't miss out!
What is your Cancel/Reschedule/no call no show Policy?
Deposits are non-refundable, however as long as you give us a 24 hour notice we can always reschedule your appointment for you to a different date. We send text 5 days before every appointment just in case one of them is a typo, so you will be well reminded before your 24 hour notice expires. We do understand that life comes up, but do also understand that this is our artists lives and they have dedicated this space of time to you and not other people.
Any cancellation or rescheduling after the 24 hour notice deadline will automatically forfeit your deposit and you will need to put down a new deposit to make a new appointment. Arriving more than 30 minutes late for your appointment will be considered a no show and you will forfeit your deposit and your appointment and will need to put down a new deposit to make a new appointment.
How much does a tattoo cost?
To give an idea of how difficult that question is to answer, you could assume its like asking, "How long does it take to cook?" or ,"How much is a new car?" Some food takes an hour to cook, some 6 hours to bake. Some cars are $1,000 and some cars are $100,000.
Most importantly, some food is better tasting than others and some cars are better quality than others. Tattooing is much the same.
To properly price a tattoo there are many variables that factor in such as the size, subject matter, color or black and grey, detail, placement on body and so forth. DLG Tattoo charges an industry standard of $120-200 per hour so pricing ultimately depends on how long the project takes. A lot of times during consultation you will be given a base estimate for the tattoo to keep things simple.
What should I do or bring with me for my upcoming appointment?
Always make sure you are well rested the night before your tattoo and always make sure you eat a good meal before coming in to keep a healthy level of blood sugar. Getting tattooed while your body is hungry, hungover or exhausted could definitely change your experience from good to bad quickly. Be sure to have on comfortable clothing but also clothing you might not care so much about and be mindful of where it is going. There is always risk of getting ink on your clothing so make sure not to wear your favorite shirt or pants.
I emailed the shop but nobody got back to me!?
As the shop is usually busy with clients and our first priority is the care of the people getting tattooed, there can be times that emails may take a day or two to get back to especially on the weekends. This isn't anything personal, we are just busy.
Please wait 48-72 hours to hear a response. If you have not heard back after 72 hours, please email back as the internet is a goofy and spooky place of mystery or call the shop directly during business hours and we can help you there.
How do I know I can trust you with my Tattoos?
We hold our artists to the highest standards as well as the artists holding themselves to it. Most of our clientele comes primarily from friend referrals, so people are saying good things. You can check out our reviews on Google, Yelp, and Facebook!
We also encourage people to call, email or stop in with any questions that you might have to make sure you have a perfect experience.