At VISM, we strive to keep our policies clear and simple so the main focus can remain on the artistry of tattooing. We aim to ensure fairness and clarity for all our clients with these guidelines.
Scheduling and Appointments
  • We book appointments up to six months in advance.
  • Your appointment is confirmed once a non-refundable deposit is made. This deposit holds your spot and compensates the artist for design time before your session. It will be applied to the final cost of your tattoo.
  • Please bring a valid government-issued I.D. on the day of your appointment for confirmation. Without it, we won’t be able to proceed, and your deposit will be forfeited.
  • If you need to reschedule, just let us know at least 30 days in advance. Rescheduling within 30 days will mean losing your deposit.
  • We understand plans change, so we allow up to two reschedules. A third reschedule will require a new deposit and forfeiture of the original.
  • Deposits are good for six months from your initial appointment date. After that, a new deposit will be needed.
Billing Practices
  • Each artist sets their own rates based on factors like the design’s size, placement, and complexity.
  • During your consultation, you’ll get a quote which might change based on the final design and size.
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to book your appointment and will go towards the total cost of your tattoo.
  • The remaining balance is due at the end of your session.
  • If there are significant changes to the design, it could affect the initial quote. Please inform us of any major changes at least three days in advance to avoid forfeiture of your deposit.
  • We accept cash, credit cards, Venmo, and Zelle. A 3% fee applies to all card and Venmo transactions
  • Billing starts at the agreed appointment time, regardless of your arrival time. Not showing up or arriving late may result in forfeiture of your deposit.
Studio Hygiene
  • We go above and beyond to meet and exceed industry hygiene standards.
  • Each artist uses single-use supplies, unpacked in front of you, and all materials have expiration dates.
  • We ensure all materials are disposable, easy to clean, or wrapped for hygiene.
  • Our workstations are spaced out for safety and kept away from high-traffic areas.
  • Surfaces are covered with single-use barriers during tattooing to minimize infection risks. These are disposed of and the area sterilized after each session.
  • Our artists wear washable work clothing, and multiple disinfectants are kept close to workstations.
  • Both you and the artist will sanitize any areas of your body that will be in contact or exposed during the session.
  • You’ll be asked to sign a detailed consent form to make sure you’re informed about the process and any potential concerns.
Tattoo Risks
  • We take every precaution to keep you safe, but there are some inherent risks with getting a tattoo.
  • Potential issues like allergic reactions, infections, and inflammation can happen despite our strict hygiene standards.
  • A "blow-out" can occur when the skin doesn’t retain ink properly, which looks like ink spreading under the skin. This is rare and harmless but can’t be prevented.
  • Tattoos might differ slightly from the drawing or stencil due to factors like skin type, tone, and body shape.
  • Tattoos are permanent, and removal methods are not always effective. Consider how a tattoo might affect your perception in certain professions or cultures.
  • Following aftercare instructions is crucial to minimize any complications. Consult with a doctor or dermatologist about personal risks before scheduling your appointment.
  • At the end of your appointment, your artist or the staff will explain the recommended aftercare routine or hand out an aftercare guide.