Please don’t take these policies personal – it has nothing to do with anyone in particular. Every business has to set some ground rules and because of the nature of the business we have to be relatively strict.

The shop minimum is $80 (+ tax), and the hourly rate is $130 (+tax) for each artist. Tattoo services are cash only, with the exception of deposits.

There is a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to set and hold an appointment time. This deposit will also be set aside for drawing your tattoo. The deposit will go towards the cost of your tattoo.

48 hour advance notice is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment or deposit will be forfeit.

No one under 18 years old can be tattooed. Period. ID IS REQUIRED. Sorry, this is nothing personal, it is a state law.

Artful Dodger Tattoo and Comics is a custom shop. We want you to have a meaningful and exclusive tattoo so we refuse to tattoo flash or copies of other people’s tattoos. Our artists will use ideas from the flash and from your preferences to generate a custom tattoo only for you.

Please don’t try to get tattooed while you are pregnant. Although there is a debate among professionals about whether or not tattooing causes stress to the baby, why chance it? There is plenty of time after you give birth to get tattooed so let’s wait 9 months and make sure your baby is healthy.

Being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol runs the risk of not only being an ass and possibly getting asked to leave, you also run the risk of needing more of a touch up later on. Please stay off the ‘mood enhancers’ – at least until after your tattoo is done.

If you have a heart condition, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, diabetes, hemophilia, take medicine which thins the blood or any other communicable disease, talk to your doctor first and PLEASE advise your artist before your appointment.


Artful Dodger Tattoo and Comics reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. There are very, very few times that the Artful Dodger will actually refuse service, but we wanted to throw it out there.

 Each artist makes the decision to tattoo an individual based on their own descretion -- in particular, with regard to hand/finger/face/neck tattoos.

 This is a rolling list of policies and we may add or modify a policy at any time.

If you are under 18 and absolutely feel it is necessary to get a tattoo PLEASE DO NOT go to a nasty chop shop who has artists that will disregard state laws. (Chances are if they disregard the age law the shop probably disregards the health regulations as well.) Contact us for information regarding a safe alternative.