FAQ

How do I make an appointment?

You can call the shop during business hours and leave a credit card deposit over the phone to secure a consultation appointment.  You are also welcome to come into the shop and leave a deposit to book your consultation.

Do you take walk-ins, or should I always make an appointment?

An appointment is always preferred. It allows your artist to not only meet with you and gather your ideas for your artwork prior to the appointment, but it also gives the artist time to draw your piece and secure the appropriate time assumed the tattoo will take.  You may stop by the shop at any time during shop hours to see if one of our artists is available, but plan on making an appointment.

Can I meet with my artist before booking my appointment?

Yes. In fact, it is greatly encouraged. As artists, we all have specific styles, which is why we hope you choose your artist carefully.  We prefer to meet and get your thoughts and ideas together in relation to the future tattoo design. We prefer to do all custom work for our clients.

Do you do cover-ups and touch-ups?

We do both, but it is on a client-to-client basis. We need to be able to see the existing tattoos prior to making the judgment as to whether we think it could be covered or fixed.

What qualifications do your studio and artists have?

The shop is licensed according to the standards placed by South Carolina State law and in accordance with DHEC regulations.  Each artist is certified yearly in Blood-borne Pathogens and Infection Control, as well as First Aid and CPR.  Each artist has their own specific artistic qualifications

If my child is underage, can I give my consent for them to get a tattoo?

No. There are no parental consent laws in the state of South Carolina.  We urge you to remember the decisions you thought were a good idea under age 18 and rethink your consent!

How much does a tattoo cost?

Tattoo costs vary depending on size, placement, complexity, etc.  We have a shop minimum of $60.00 and they only go up from there. Cost and pricing will be determined between the artist and the client and a determinant amount will be approximated and approved before any appointments are booked. We do not claim to be the cheapest shop, by any means, but we will always give you our best work.

What is your deposit policy?

Our deposits vary between size and style of tattoo but all deposits are non-refundable. There will also be a non-refundable art fee for all custom drawn tattoos. That amount will be determined by your artist. Your deposit will be applied at the final sit of your desired tattoo. If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours of your time slot, you forfeit your deposit and upon rescheduling, will be required to leave a new deposit. If you cancel your appointment with 48 hours or more advanced notice, you can transfer your deposit to your new appointment time. Cancelling more than two times for the same tattoo will force an additional deposit to be collected.

Do you have a payment plan?

No, there is no payment plan for your tattoos. You will leave a deposit that is decided upon by your artist, and you will pay for the amount of time you sit per session. We are open to you dropping off money as the date of your appointment approaches, and we will keep records of what you have put down towards your tattoo. Your deposit will come off the cost of the tattoo at your final sit, unless it is a one session piece and then it will come off when your tattoo is completed.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and of course, cash is always welcome.

Should I tip my artist?

Tips are considered a reflection of how satisfied you are with your overall appointment and artist and are always welcome and appreciated.

Does it hurt?

Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, so that is a difficult question to answer. It can be painful, but it can also be cathartic. It depends on your mental state during the tattoo, how healthy you are prior to your tattoo, the location of the tattoo, and what your tolerance is.

Will anyone laugh at me if I do cry?

Absolutely not. We all understand that some areas are more sensitive and that some people do not handle pain well. It is a journey that you go through to ultimately receive the tattoo of your dreams.

Do you have a private space that I can get my tattoo done?

Each procedure room is enclosed and has a privacy curtain for anyone who would like to have a private appointment. Whether that means you are getting a part of the body tattooed that you do not wish to share with the rest of the shop, or you just want the intimate experience between you and your tattoo artist, we are fully accommodating.

Will my tattoo area get infected?

If you follow the aftercare instructions that we provide to you at Just Another Hole in the Wall Tattoo, it is highly unlikely that you will get an infection. We provide you with all the tools to have a healthy tattoo, but also understand that once you leave our shop it is wholly up to you what happens to your piece. We hope that you take the time to follow our instructions for they have been carefully developed over years of tattooing experience.

What do I do if I get an infection?

This is all explained within your tattoo aftercare sheet that is provide to you once you leave our shop.

Do you offer any kind of guarantee?

I can guarantee that you will leave with the absolute best tattoo that we can provide for you based on what you wanted when you walked through our doors. We can also guarantee that we put our all into each and every tattoo, large or small.

If I do not like my tattoo can I get it removed?

Ultimately, tattoo removal is always an option, but never go into a tattoo appointment with the assumption that if you don’t like it, then you can have it removed. Tattoo removal is very expensive, very painful, and doesn’t always provide the results that you are looking for.
Therefore, if tattoo removal even enters your mind before getting the tattoo, you are probably not ready.

What can I do to prepare for my appointment?

We encourage you to drink a lot of water in the upcoming weeks before your appointment. Hydrated skin allows for a much smoother tattoo process for you and your artist. We would also suggest being at the top of your game, meaning well rested, well fed, and not feeling
under the weather at all.

Can I get tattooed if I have been drinking or under the influence of drugs?

No. We will not tattoo you if we suspect you are under the influence of any kind of substance or alcohol.

Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?

We prefer not to tattoo anyone who is either pregnant or still nursing. Your body has enough to focus on, and healing a tattoo would cause undue stress.

Can I bring a friend to my appointment?

Yes you may. We prefer you not bring more than two people due to space restrictions.

Is there anywhere I am not allowed to get tattooed?

Unfortunately, due to South Carolina state law, we are unable to tattoo anything onto a clients’ neck, face or head.

What are your shop hours?

We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 7 PM. We are closed Mondays.