GOOD TO KNOW / FAQs
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Sorry, we do not accept walk-ins. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 613-725-6061, or pop by the studio to schedule a consultation. We do not schedule appointments over the phone. Artist portfolios can be found under the heading "TATTOOS" on our webpage, or on our Facebook page. In anticipation of your consultation, you may e-mail the studio your reference images, but please be sure to bring printed copies of any reference material you may have to your consultation.
Deposits are required to book an appointment, in the amount of $100 for single session tattoos, or $150/$175 for larger projects requiring multiple sessions. This secures your appointment and/or gives your artist the go-ahead to begin drawing and designing your tattoo. Deposits are project specific.
PLEASE NOTE: We require at least 48 hours notice for canceling/rescheduling an appointment in order for you to be elligible to receive a refund on your deposit. However, deposits will not be refunded if the artist has started to work on your tattoo design. Deposits will be subtracted from the total of your final session before HST. HST is not collected on deposits.
WHAT IS YOUR SHOP MINIMUM?
Our shop minimun is $100 + HST.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO?
You must be 18 years of age or older to get tattooed at Railbender Studio.
HOW MUCH WILL MY TATTOO COST?
The cost of a tattoo is determined by how long it takes to do. Our Shop minimum price is $100, regardless of size. Artist rates vary from $150 to $175 an hour. For an estimate/quote, please book a consultation with your artist to discuss the size, placement, and composition of your tattoo so you can get a better idea of the price of your design. Rates do not include HST.
CAN I PAY FOR MY TATTOO WITH A CREDIT CARD?
Yes, we accept cash, debit, VISA, and Mastercard.
IS IT SAFE?
For sure. We use sterile, single-use needles, tubes, and disposable gloves. All common surfaces are thoroughly disinfected pre-and post-sessions.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
It is not recommend to get tattooed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the body’s systems are already stressed. If you have further questions about this, it would be best to discuss it with your doctor.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY TATTOO?
The first few days and weeks are probably the most important for your new tattoo. Make sure you care for it properly. Below is the healing procedure and do’s and don’ts we recommend. Because each individual is different, this may not always be the best recommendation for each person. We recommend you follow the advice of your tattoo artist or seek the advice of a doctor first.
1. Leave the bandage that you received after the tattoo on for 2 to 24 hours (inquire with your tattoo artist). Tattoos will ooze, this is a normal part of the healing process. The bandage is there to keep airborne bacteria and any other contaminants in the environment from invading your wound.
2. Make sure your hands have been thoroughly washed immediately before touching the tattooed area (at all times during healing – not just when removing bandage).
3. After removing the bandage, cleanse the tattooed area with soap and water. Do not scrub the tattoo with a brush or towel (this should not be done until the tattoo has healed). The idea behind the washing is to eliminate any dead cells that have been allowed to accumulate on the surface.
4. Dry the tattooed area by gently patting the area with a clean, sterile towel.
5. Let the tattoo dry completely (approximately 30-45 mins-until skin feels tight).
6. Lightly apply your aftercare lotion (Tattoo Goo, Vitamin E, baby or Virgin Coconut Oils).
7. You do not need to re-bandage.
8. Repeat steps above for three-four days, approximately six times a day. The idea behind this part of the process is to not let the tattoo dry out.
After a few days you may notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing. Excessive scabbing can indicate a poorly done tattoo, but some scabbing may be normal. It is at this point in the healing process that your tattoo will begin to itch. RESIST THE URGE TO SATISFY YOUR DESIRE TO SCRATCH, RUB, OR PICK at the tattoo. Remember -- the first few days and weeks are probably the most important for your new tattoo. Make sure you care for it properly. Some redness and minor swelling is normal as your skin has encountered a certain level of trauma. To ease these symptoms, try to avoid constant friction and rubbing, this will help bring the swelling down and thus cause less irritation and pain. Consult a physician if you experience symptoms such as excessive swelling, redness, yellow or green discharge, fever.
1. Go swimming or soak in a hot tub or bath
2. Use hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol on your tattoo
3. Itch, pick, or scratch the tattoo
4. Participate in activities that will make you sweat
1. Stay out of the sun until your tattoo has healed completely.
2. Apply sun block to tattoo after it has healed whenever it is exposed to the sun to protect it from damaging ultraviolet rays.
SHOULD I TIP MY ARTIST?
Tipping is not mandatory but always appreciated! If you are happy with the service, please consider tipping your artist :D
WE LOVE YOU, BUT PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THESE OTHER GENERAL POLICIES:
Sorry, no children or minors in the Studio.
No food on premises.
We reserve the right to refuse service.