1. Where is the Studio located?
Ascension Tattoo™ is Located at 832 N. Mills Ave, Orlando 32803. The closest major cross street is Marks st. and just a few blocks north of Colonial (50). Parking is in the rear and on the street.
2. What are your hours?
We are open from 1pm till 10pm everyday of the week except for Sundays.
3. Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is necessary for smaller designs, although it is in your best interest to call ahead to make sure an artist is free otherwise you run the risk of waiting if the shop is busy. If you are interested in a larger tattoo, we suggest coming in for a consultation with the artist of your choice so that they can put your ideas together into a design. With that being said, appointments are suggested for anyone who wants a custom design.
4. What is the best way to go about setting up an appointment?
First and foremost, you should have an idea of who you want to get tattooed by. Check out our artists portfolios online or at the studio. Once that decision is made, set up a consultation with said artist via email, phone, or by coming in. When we meet, be sure to have as much reference material either on disc, memory stick, or paper form so that we know as much about what you want to do visually as possible. You can leave the design work totally up to us but it helps to have as much input from the customer as possible. It is your tattoo after all.
Next we will map out and trace the area of the design and take a non-refundable deposit for the drawing. This deposit is also to lock-in your appointment. The deposit goes towards the total/final price of the tattoo. If you show up over a half hour late without calling or simply do not show up at all you will lose the deposit and it will not go toward the tattoo. The amount of the deposit equals 1 hour of work, which ranges between $125 – $150 Depending on the artist.
Once the consultation and deposit is taken care of, it may take the artist some time to complete a rough draft of the design for you. Once this rough draft is finished, we contact you and you come in to approve it or we make any changes that are called for. At this point we complete the final drawing and schedule the first session of your new tattoo.
5. What about Pricing?
Ascension Tattoo™ has a minimum of $100 for any tattoo work, no matter how small. On the average we charge by the hour. The Hourly rate is $125 to $150 depending on the artist. Not all tattoos are done by the hour, it is dependent on the size. For smaller tattoos, we will generally quote you a price up-front. Body placement is also a factor in pricing.
6. Do Tattoos Hurt?
Duh. What do you expect having a bunch of little sharp needles breaking the skin and forcing ink into the dermis at a rate of roughly 120-150 times per second? Seriously though, it all depends on the body placement and the individuals pain tolerance. For the most part it is a mild discomfort. You can handle it. Come on…get tattooed.
7. Are Tattoos safe?
At Ascension, we take utmost pride in cleanliness and safety for both YOU, the client and for US, the artists. We provide new disposable needles and tubes for every client, and adhere to strict procedures to avoid any and all cross-contamination. You can expect to see disposable ink holders, disposable razors, and barriers on everything that must be touched during the tattoo process. If it makes you feel safer by all means ask the artist to see the needles and tubes before set-up. We work closely with the Orange County Department of Health to ensure that our methods comply with the most current guidelines.
8. Do you guys do Piercing?
No. Thanks for asking.
9. Where can I find more information about getting tattooed?
Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton, Mass. put together an extremely informative essay on “Getting the Perfect Tattoo.” It covers a lot of ground from Artist Loyalty vs Collection, Subject matter & projecting energy, to Commitment & Healing. It’s really great.
10. Thanks, you have been very helpful!!!
Hey…No problem…It’s what I’m here for.