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 Monday – Saturday, and closed on 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 or not being able to get tattooed if the studio 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 precisely who you wish 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. Depending on the Artist, the deposit goes towards the total/final price of the tattoo, for others it is the cost of design time. 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, depending on the tattoo and how much work goes into the project. We charge $150 per hour, per session. Deposits are taken to hold your appointment on our calendar and for design time and is non-refundable. We are more than happy to move your appointment if you give us at least 48 hours notice.
Each artist at Ascension handles their Consultations and Design work in different ways. Some Designs are drawn way ahead of the appointment, others are drawn the day before or directly on the skin, depending on the artist and the specific project. 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; though this particular scenario is not applicable for those projects that are drawn direct to the skin, designed the night before, or put together on the spot before set up. Please Talk to your artist during consultation to figure out exactly how they are managing this part of the process. If the tattoo is design heavy and has to be drawn in advance, many artists use the non-refundable deposit for the time spent designing the tattoo and the price of deposit does not come off the total price of the tattoo in the end, where as in other cases such as the artist creating in front of you or during the first session, the price of deposit comes off the final session. Again, clarify this with your artist.
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 $150. 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?
Nope. Thanks for asking.
9. What is your policy on tattooing minors?
Most of our artists do not tattoo minors. On the rare occasion that we do, we would like to know what the tattoo is, schedule an appointment, take a deposit, and we’ll need a signed and notarized form from the Orange County Health Department. Its required by law for anyone in Florida tattooing a minor ages 16-17. You can find the form HERE.
10. Thanks, you have been very helpful!!!
Hey…No problem…It’s what I’m here for.