Tattoo Technique FAQ
• Do you take walk ins?
Yes, we do take walk ins, but sometimes an artist may require a consultation to make an appointment.
• Where are you located?
We are located in Historic Downtown Clarksville at 129 Franklin St., Clarksville, TN 37040. Metered parking is available on Franklin St. or the US Bank parking lot.
• Can I get a price or consultation over the phone?
We can only consult in person and with enough reference about the idea you have to give an estimate price. Our artists always draw the client’s tattoo. At this time, we can give you an estimate price, not before.
• Do you do piercings?
Tattoo Technique does piercings, custom art, and tattoos.
Tattoo Technique adheres to the Tennessee state regulations for quality, safety and hygiene as stated in TN Health Regulations.
• How old do you have to to get tattooed?
The state of Tennessee requires that you are at least 18 years of age to get tattooed. Valid ID, license, military ID, or passport is required to get tattooed.
• How do you price your tattoos?
We price based on size, detail and placement. We have a shop minimum of $60 dollars. Everything starts there and goes up depending on size and detail. We only charge hourly rates for larger extensive work. Hourly rates vary between artists.
• How do I prepare for my tattoo?
Make sure you get a good night of sleep before you get tattooed, and eat a good meal before you come in. We have insider info to indicate getting tattooed while sleep deprived, hung over or hungry is not a great idea. Comfortable clothes is recommended. Make sure you wear clothes that leave the area you’re getting tattooed easily accesible (skinny jeans for thigh tattoos are bad!). There’s also a chance some ink may get on your clothing so don’t pick anything you’re overly attached to.
• Does the parlor have Flash?
Tattoo Technique does not have flash located inside the parlor.
• How do I know I can trust you?
The first thing you need to know about our shop is that we have a 100 on our health inspection score. We only use disposable needles and tubes, so every person gets a new set of equipment for their tattoo. And last but not least, you can check the work of our artist to see which one suets you better.
• Do you do cover ups?
If it’s possible, yes. The best place for us to start with coverups is to see your existing tattoo and discuss your ideas for the new tattoo. The general rule for coverups is that the new idea will need to be 2 to 3 times larger than the existing tattoo, and in color. Laser treatment is always a good option when you have a tattoo with which you are unhappy. Laser treatment makes it possible to lighten the existing tattoo and will give you more options on what will work to cover your tattoo.
• Can I bring my child to the shop while I’m getting tattooed?
By law, you have to be at least 18 years of age to be allowed in our work areas.
• Are there any tattoos you won’t do?
There are some parts of the body we won’t do due to the risk of ink fading away. We usually don’t do hand tattoos if your are in the military. We won’t do any type of offensive tattoo or racial nature.
• Do you take credit cards?
We do accept credit cards.
• Do you make appointments over the phone?
We do not make appointments over the phone.
• Do you sell any tattoo equipment?
It is illegal to sell equipment to any unlicensed tattooer.
• Do you have gift cards?
We do currently have gift cards. If you would like to purchase a gift card, you can come into the shop during normal business hours and we would be happy to assist you.
• What are your aftercare instructions for my tattoo?
General aftercare guidelines are: Leave bandage on for 2-3 hours. Upon removal, wash thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and warm water. Air dry or pat gently with a clean paper towel. Wash tattoo 2-5 times per day for the first few days. After the tattoo has peeled, use a frangrance free moisturizer as needed.
DO NOT submerge your tattoo in ANY water for 2-3 weeks, expose your tattoo to ANY sun for 2-3 weeks (including tanning salons), over apply moisturizer, or pick or scratch your tattoo.
Improper care of your tattoo can result in infection. Do not ask the internet or your friends for advice regarding healing. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or stop by the studio. 931-906-3563.