FAQ

To get the ball rolling in setting up an appointment, please send us a message on the website, or reach out to your artist directly on their social media.  

After you and your artist narrow down the design scope, we will ask you for the following information to create a client profile:

  1. First/Last name as it appears on ID
  2. Phone (to receive appointment reminders via text)
  3. Email (to receive and complete consent form/COVID-19 questionnaire prior to appointment)
  4. DOB

Lastly, it is studio policy to take a deposit. The deposit is based on size of project and time blocked out for the appointment. Please see "Why a deposit?" for more information regarding our deposit policy.

All of our artists love what we do and that's why we've chosen this as our career.

In order to ensure the time we dedicate to each of our clients projects, we require a deposit for each individual appointment.  

A minimum deposit of your artists' hourly rate, will be required, but can go up from there. This depends on the following factors:

  1. Drafting/drawing time
  2. Length of the appointment slot

Each deposit is non-refundable after 48 hours of placing said deposit.

Please see "What are acceptable payment methods" for further information.


We accept the following for both deposits and payment methods:

  1. Cash
  2. Venmo
  3. Zelle
  4. Pay-Pal  

Please note: we DO NOT accept credit cards. This is due to the fees accrued on our end and yours! Thank you for your understanding.

State guidelines require any person(s) to be at least 18 years or older to undergo any body art procedure, unaccompanied.  

Tattoos: We offer tattoo appointments for anyone 16+ yo. with the parent or legal guardian to remain present during procedure. All minors must have specific paperwork when coming in, as they are under the legal adult age. Please see "What paperwork is needed for my appointment for more information.


Piercings: Every piercing is unique and some require more effort to take care of.  

Lobes: We offer earlobe piercings starting at 5+yo (minor must be able to give verbal consent).

Helix/Nose/Navel: Minor must be 14+ yo

Nipples: Due to the nature of this piercing, we only offer this for clients 18+ yo.

Any person(s) under the age of 18 years of age, must have a parent/legal guardian present at the time of the appointment and throughout the entire duration of the procedure. No exceptions.  


Please see "How old do I need to be to get a tattoo or body piercing" and "What paperwork do I need to bring to my appointment" for further information.

For clients 18+ years of age, we require a photo ID that shows both legal name and DOB.  

Acceptable documents:  

  1. Driver's License
  2. Military ID
  3. Passport
  4. Passport Card

For Minors (under 18 years of age):

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Parent or Legal guardian photo ID (see above) -- name must match the legal guardian name on the birth certificate.
  3. Minor's school ID or Driver's permit/license when applicable.

***We have experienced circumstances including adoption or change in guardianship. If this applies to you, please make sure you have proper paperwork provided by the state to show proof of guardianship.  

Max Occupancy Disclosure:


Monaree Ink is legally under contract to maintain occupancy of 15 persons or less. While we want to encourage visitors/support systems for our clients, due to occupancy limits, we ask our clients to place a formal request with their artist. Approval is based on projected occupancy for the business day.


For those approved to bring a "plus one", please note that should walk-in clients accrue and occupancy is breached, we reserve the right to ask any person(s) not undergoing procedure, to step out, until occupancy has returned to an acceptable range.


Thank you for your understanding and help maintaining compliance.


-Monaree Ink Crew


We absolutely adore children, with some of us being parents ourselves!  


To keep everyone safe, unless undergoing procedure, we do not allow anyone under the age of 16 to be present in the studio, unless the following scenarios apply.


It is OK to bring your child in when:

  • You are consulting to have said child undergo a piercing procedure
  • Child is undergoing procedure
  • Minor is an appropriate age (16+ years of age) and is an "approved plus one"

It is NOT OK to bring your child in when:

  • You are undergoing a body art procedure (piercing/tattoo)
  • You have a consultation appointment with your Artist/Piercer

Due to the nature of our job (working around biohazard materials), having children with you during your appointment becomes a liability. It can also present as a distraction to your artist during procedure.  


Thank you for your understanding!

We strongly encourage each of our clients undergoing procedure to eat a well rounded meal prior to coming in. We also encourage small snacks/beverages to have with you to keep your blood sugar levels up.  


Clients can have a closed-lid (spill proof) beverage with them, however consuming any food in the designated procedure area is prohibited and a health code violation. In order to meet the Michigan Health Department guidelines, we have a designated area in the lobby where you can enjoy a snack/drink/bite to eat, as well as outdoor seating in front of the studio.


Depends on what you're taking! Please see below:

  • NO aspirin or blood thinning medication at least 24 hours before your tattoo. If you are taking prescribed blood thinners, you must get approval from your physician prior to making an appointment.
  • Acetaminophen based pain relievers are OK. 
  • Antibiotic treatments must be finished at least 1 week beforehand.
  • Medications related to or preventing, stroke, heart attack, blood pressure, etc., should all be checked on with prescriber prior to undergoing procedure.

Best advice we can give - if you have a medical condition/take medication for it, check in with your physician prior to setting an appointment just to be on the safe side!

YES, with a couple restrictions! We offer touch-ups within the first 3 years of getting your new tattoo!  


An additional charge for the following touch-up locations/work:

  • Hands (anything below the wrist bone extending onto the hand)
  • Foot (anything below the ankle bone extending onto the foot)
  • Black out sleeve

We do offer hand/finger/foot tattoos. With that said, we want you to make an informed decision.


Things to consider about tattoos located in these ares:  

  • They have a heavy fade rate 
  • Although it's shifting, a JOB STOPPER
  • We are constantly utilizing these areas of our body, some more than others. What do you do for a living?

Our hands and feet are undergoing constant friction all day, everyday, from fingers rubbing together to washing our hands, or even our shoes shifting on our feet as we walk. All causing these areas to regenerate skin cells much faster than other areas of the body.  


Due to the nature of the healing process, as the skin starts to sluff, the friction can lead to pulling our lines/shading/pigment before its completely healed. This results in a patchy, faded, healed tattoo.  


Inner finger/palm/bottom of the foot: these are THE WORST areas to place ink on the hands and feet.


Top of the foot/hand/fingers are THE BEST areas to place ink on the hands or feet.


If you have any further questions, we are happy to help!

The overall answer is YES!


Requirements we have for bringing in your own jewelry (cleaning fee associated with this $5/piece of jewelry):

  1. Jewelry must be a metal that can undergo HIGH heat. Certain metal will melt and/or tarnish at the temps that our autoclave reaches. We are NOT responsible for any changes/damage that the jewelry undergoes in the autoclave.
  2. The jewelry size is appropriate for initial piercing. After getting a new piercing, we place a longer piece of jewelry in the piercing site to accommodate for swelling.  
  3. Bringing the jewelry in a minimum of 24 hours prior to the appointment so we have time to clean it.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to us!

NO. 


We want you to have the most successful piercing experience possible and this includes providing your piercing site proper healing time.  


When we place a circular jewelry into the fresh piercing site, the constant rotation causes and excess of problems that include, but are not limited to:

  • Irritation bumps (ranging in size)
  • Excessive scar tissue
  • A piercing that never fully heals

We have a minimum of 2-3 month wait period before we will switch you to a hoop. With that said, we encourage you to wait as long as you can within the first 6 months of healing & may suggest waiting if you have any generalized irritation or irritation bumps present.  

YES!


As mentioned, we place a longer post in initial piercings to accommodate for swelling. When the swelling dies down, having too much "wiggle room" on the jewelry can cause other issues including, but not limited to:

  • Generalized irritation
  • Irritation bumps
  • Excessive scar tissue
  • Snagging your jewelry/ripping a piercing out

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