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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sometimes the answers aren’t always obvious. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top most asked questions, and we’re glad to help. Give us a call if yours didn’t make the list!

DO I HAVE TO TIP MY ARTIST?

No, tipping is not required. However, as with any service, tipping is appreciated.

HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?

It depends on the design and size of the tattoo. Many artists will work by the session or even by the hour. Rates vary for each individual artist. Consultation is recommended for precise pricing.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS THE SHOP IS OPEN?

Soho Ink is open the following times:
Mon – Thurs: 11am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 9pm

DO I HAVE TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Yes. No appointments are held without deposit. Deposits are non-refundable. Appointments must be rescheduled 30 days in advance if space is available. Artists are in high demand so this policy is very strict.

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO GET TATTOOED?

As per New York State Law, you must be 18 to get tattooed.

ARE WALK-INS WELCOME?

Yes, however, they are subject to artist’s availability.

CAN I BE PUT ON A LIST FOR A GUEST ARTIST?

Yes. Please click here to subscribe to our mailing list.

CAN I USE NUMBING CREAM?

You can ask your artist if this is okay. We have specific ones that we like to use that are available at Soho Ink for clients to purchase.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER I GET TATTOOED?

Click for Tattoo Aftercare instructions.

WHO CAN I BRING WITH ME THE DAY OF MY TATTOO?

You may bring anyone of your choosing. Please note that no one is allowed in the tattoo area except the artist and client. We do have a waiting area but for a long tattoo it can get quite boring. However, we are in a great area of NYC so shopping and restaurants are in walking distance.

HOW ARE PRICES FOR TATTOOS DETERMINED?

The prices are determined by the actual tattoo design, size, and the artist.

IS THERE A SHOP MINIMUM?

Our shop minimum is $200.00. Some artists may have higher minimums or may not do small tattoos.

DO YOU PIERCE MINORS?

Lobe piercings are available for children 5-14 years old with a parent or legal guardian. Minors aged 15-17 years old may receive lobe, cartilage, and nostril piercing with a parent or legal guardian. In order to be pierced the minor must be able to express consent to the piercing and the parent/legal guardian must present appropriate ID which confirms they are the legal guardian of the minor. Please note that in order for a minor to be pierced, the studio requires the physical birth certificate of the child to be present. The studio will not be able to accept any copies or digital photos of the legal documents.
Genital, navel, and nipple piercings are only available to those 18 years and older.

CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A SPECIFIC ARTIST?

Absolutely.

HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO HURT?

While getting a tattoo, you will experience a slight burning feeling, like a sunburn. The larger the tattoo, the stronger the sensation

DOS AND DON’T THE DAYS BEFORE YOU GET TATTOOED?

Prior to getting a tattoo, it’s recommend not to drink alcohol as it does thin your blood and it just makes the artist’s job harder. Do not sun tan, use tanning beds, or any sort of tanning creams. It is best to clean area well and moisturize daily. If you have a lot of hair in the area of tattoo, you can shave the area, however, most likely the artist will still do a final shave to clean up area with a disposable razor.

CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE ROOM ROOM FOR MY TATTOO?

Yes, for an additional fee of $100.00 per hour

DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes.

IS THERE TAX ON TATTOOS?

Yes, just as with any service within New York City. The New York Sales Tax for all services is 4.5%.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO PROVIDE TO YOU BEFORE I CAN GET AN ESTIMATE FOR MY TATTOO?

The more information you can provide to us the better. We prefer pictures of reference designs with the idea of what you want, nothing has to be exact as our artists will design the final tattoo. Also, please send pictures of tattoos you like from that particular artist to help us understand what you like the best. We also ask for a picture of the location on your body you would like to get the tattoo (please take the picture in natural light.)

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285 Lafayette St.

New York, New York 10012

Open Hours

Mon – Thurs: 11am – 9pm

Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm

Sun: 12pm – 9pm

Contact us

(646) 370-3000

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SOHO Ink

SOHO Ink
285 Lafayette St.
New York, New York 10012
(646) 370-3000