What kind of sterilization does the studio have?
We are fully compliant with the health codes set forth by the State of Oregon Health Licensing Division. We use pre-sterilized disposable needles and tube tips (even if we don’t actually use the needle, it is discarded immediately upon completion of the tattoo procedure). We also use a steam pressure autoclave to sterilize our equipment. The autoclave is spore tested quarterly by an independent third party as required by Oregon Law. The test results are posted and kept on file at all times. We also clean and disinfect the tattoo stations with high-level disinfectant. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the safety and sterilization practices employed, please feel free to consult our staff.
How old does one need to be to receive a tattoo?
You must be at least 18 years and possess one of the following items: A valid photo state-issued drivers license or identification card. Military or government issued identification cards. A valid passport identification.
If I am a minor can a parent or legal guardian sign for me to get a tattoo?
In the State of Oregon there is no exception. If you are not 18 you cannot get tattooed.
Are there licensing requirements for the artist and/or studio?
The studio and artist are required to be licensed in accordance with the State of Oregon Health Licensing Division. More information regarding this can be obtained at: http://www.oregon.gov/OHLA/regulated_professions.shtml
What kind of training do the artists have?
Beyond their personal training and artistic studies, the artists have trained in the following: Pursuant to ORS 345.010(4), education and training in the field of tattooing shall be conducted by a school of tattooing. Licensed by the Oregon Department of Education, Private Career Schools, and provided by instructors approved by the department under ORS 345 and OAR chapter 581 Division 045. All artists have extensive training and full licensing as required by Oregon state law. In addition to schooling as required by state law, all artists have also completed “formal” apprenticeships with “old timers” as “required” in industry the “old school” way. Additionally, we have extensive training in First Aid, CPR, OSHA, blood borne pathogens, universal precautions, waste disposal, sanitation, disinfection and sterilization.
How much will a tattoo cost?
Many conditions such as size, detail, and body part dictate the cost of the tattoo. To give an accurate estimate we need to meet with the client. Our apologies but we DO NOT give prices via phone or email.
Do you make appointments?
We most commonly tattoo by appointment, however walk-ins are welcome (note: walk-ins are taken on first come first serve basis.) Appointments require a 20$ deposit that will be applied to the cost of your tattoo when you arrive at the scheduled time.
Can we make an appointment for a Consultation?
We do make time to have consultations, this does not require anything on your behalf except either make a designated time to discuss your tattoo, or possibly having to have a brief wait while one of the artist becomes free to hear your ideas. When it comes to larger projects i.e. full body, back pieces, sleeves etc. a consultation is required to better understand your ideas and to better accommodate bringing what you want your tattoo to life. We do require a $20.00 drawing fee to begin work on designing a custom piece. This will go towards your tattoo in the end product.
If I reschedule my appointment will I lose my deposit?
We do require at least an hour’s notification before your appointment. If you reschedule within this parameter the deposit will not be lost and we will reschedule you at the most convenient opening that suits your schedule. However no call and no Shows will lose their deposits.
Can you accommodate groups of people for tattoos?
Yes, we can accommodate a large number of people all wanting to participate in the tattoo experience. It would be in your best interest to make an appointment for large groups of people 1 week prior to the desired time. This will allow the artist/artist’s to make sure they have the time to accommodate all members, and make sure we can suit everyone’s needs when it comes to the artwork.
Are children welcome inside?
Yes, children or minors are welcome to come inside the studio, but they must remain within the lobby/reception area only. Children may not accompany anyone inside of the operatory. There must be an adult accompanying the child or children at all times while in the studio. In other words, there must be an alternate adult to accompany the child while you are receiving your tattoo.
What is your touch up policy?
We at captain jacks tattoo studio take pride in our work. We give free touch ups for life on our work, excluding the hands, feet, and neck regions. Due to the nature of the tissue within those areas; hands, feet and neck tattoos are allowed only one free touch up (additional fees apply thereafter). Please note: free touch ups are only available from the original artist that performed your procedure. If that artist is no longer with us, we can still help you for a discounted fee.
What is your hourly rate?
For larger pieces we charge $100 per hour.
Does getting a tattoo hurt?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions. Some would say yes, some would say no. It is all a part of your experience. Pain tolerance and threshold differ greatly from one person to another. Yes the tattoo might hurt, but our artists are patient and will work with you to the best of your ability. Some customers get full pieces in a single session, while others choose to do so with multiple sittings. Regardless of the approach you take, we are more than happy to accommodate you.
Do you have designs/flash art to choose from?
Yes, we have a wide variety of designs and books for you to browse through to get a better idea of what you want your tattoo to be. We can also design a custom piece to your liking if you want as well. We recommend if you have a specific picture in mind that you saw in a book or online, bring in those references so that we have a greater understanding of what you desire your tattoo to look like. Some designs must be altered to be more tattooable. Small details and tight spaces may have to be edited to allow the tattoo to age properly as well.