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FAQ

 

SHOP INFO

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN OPEN?

 

Ninja Cyborg was founded in 2021, by Amanda Hashimoto and Russ Foxx.


WHERE IS YOUR SHOP LOCATED?

 

We are located at 500 - B Mapleton Ave, Barrie, ON L4N 9C2 .


HOW DO I CONTACT THE SHOP?

 

Email us at Ninjacyborgbookings@gmail.com


DO YOU TAKE DEBIT/CREDIT?

Yes, we take debit and credit! we also sell gift cards!

 

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?


To book an appointment you can contact us through social media, send us an email at ninjacyborgbookings@gmail.com or come into the studio. It is recommended to call the receptionist and book a consultation to get the most accurate and prompt response.
 

DO YOU ACCEPT WALK INS OR DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?

Yes, we do accept walk ins, provided an artist is available and able to get the design ready in time. We are a busy studio and open 5 days a week, but it is recommended to call before coming in.  During Covid restrictions we are by appointment only.

ARE CONSULTATIONS FREE? 

Yes, consultations are free, during consultations you may be required to pay an art fee for costum drawings or put down a deposit to book an appointment. 

 

 

WHAT ARE DEPOSITS AND ART FEES?

Deposits are required for all tattoo bookings and may be required for certain piercing orders and projects. Deposits are not required for consultation bookings.  

  • Recommended deposits are $50 for minimum to 1 hour, $100 for 1 to 3 hours, $200 to $500 half to full day bookings. 

  • Deposits are non-taxed.

  • Deposits are non-refundable, if a client fails to give 48h notice on cancelations or rebooks the deposit is exterminated. 

  • Deposits are not art fees. 100% of the deposit is taken off the total price of the client’s tattoo during their appointment or moved forward if rebooking that day.
     

Art fees are a service provided by the artist and are taxed when put though the till. They are NOT deposit’s and will NOT be taken of the final price. 
 

  • Art fees are up to the artists based on the amount of time needed to draw.

  • Typically, art fees are anywhere between $40 to $100 

  • All art fees are taxed.

  • Not all tattoos require custom drawings and art fees.

 

WHAT IF I NEED TO CHANGE MY APPOINTMENT? 

We require 48 hours’ notice to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so results in loss of deposit. 

 

TATTOOS 


HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO?

  • Make Sure to eat a solid meal and drink plenty water the day of your appointment.

  • Come well rested.

  • Wear comfortable clothing, avoid wearing white. 

  • Do not take recreational drugs or consume alcohol at least 24 hours before your tattoo.


ARE TATTOOS SAFE? 


Provided you are seeing a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety procedures then yes, tattooing is completely safe. Please make sure you are fully honest about any medical conditions and don’t be afraid to ask about sterile procedures and health board certificates. 


WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GET A TATTOO?

  Anytime of the year is the best time to get a tattoo of course! Although our skin is exposed to the elements more often in the summer, and you will need to avoid things such as swimming and tanning while your tattoo is healing. These are things you may want to take into consideration during a consultation with your artist! 

WHAT IF I AM SICK? CAN I STILL GET A TATTOO? 

It is not recommended to get a tattoo when your immune system isn’t 100%, You will need your strength and white blood cells to heal your new tattoo! Your body cannot do that if it is fighting away bacteria and virus. If you are sick, please call and reschedule your appointment so that illness is not passed onto any of our artist, employees and other clients in our shop. 

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED AFTERCARE FOR MY TATTOO?

Every artist and shop will have their own aftercare, it is recommended that you follow what your artist provides you. If you have done your research and are going to a professional, you will be in good hands either way.

You can find our aftercare information in the aftercare blog post in the website, or come in or call the studio. 

IS YOUR STUDIO CLEAN?

Our studio is fully disposable and ensures to set up and tear down in front of every client.  

We have all up to date certificates and health inspection hanging on our walls along with all spore tests done weekly. 

DO YOU DO TOUCH UPS?

The artists offer one free touch up on work originally tattooed by them within three months of getting their tattoo. Tattoos exempted from a free touch up include; hands, feet, fingers, necks and any case involving individuals who disregarded the artists after care. Exemption of a free touch up will also include anyone who no-shows a scheduled touch up appointment, disregarding the importance of the artist’s time.

CAN I TAN WITH A TATTOO?

It goes against our aftercare and is not recommended to go tanning during the first four weeks after getting your tattoo. After your tattoo is fully healed you can put SPF 45 or higher on to protect it from the sun. excessive sun exposure can fade your tattoo. 

 

 

CAN YOU TATTOO OVER SCARS?

It depends on the severity and maturity of your scar which is judged on a case by case basis. In general, a scar should be at least one or two years old but a consultation with an artist is mandatory first. Stretch marks are different than scars and must be consulted with a professional and reputable artist that has worked with them before.
 

CAN YOU FIX UP OR COVER UP A TATTOO DONE FROM SOMEONE ELSE?

Yes. It is up to the artist if they feel confident and comfortable to work within the guidelines of your coverup based on what you currently have. Coverups can take several consultations and sittings depending on the requirements of the cover up. 

DO YOU DO LIP TATTOOS, ULTRAVIOLET TATTOOS, TATTOOS USING LOVED ONES ASHES.

For sterility and safety purposes we do not offer these options. 

CAN YOUR ARTISTS DO CUSTOM DRAWINGS OR DO I NEED A READY DESIGN?

Yes, our artists can do custom drawings and designs, they may require a consultation and drawing fee prior to doing the drawing and more than one consultation may be recommended. It is a good idea to come prepared with all the source material you can; content matter and styles you like to show your artist the direction you are going in. 

IF I BRING CASH CAN I BE EXEMPT FROM TAXES?

No, all clients are taxed on all services.

CAN I GET A TATTOO IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING? 

No, we will not tattoo anyone who is pregnant or breast feeding.

DO PEOPLE FAINT DURING A TATTOO ?

Yes, can happen. People tend to pass out because of nerves, not having eaten, low blood sugar, or heat. The artists in our studio are trained to watch for signs however if it happens, we are well prepared to take care of you and ensure the importance of your discretion and comfort.

CAN I USE NUMBING CREAM BEFORE I COME FOR MY TATTOO?

Be sure to consult you artist prior to putting on any numbing cream.

 

 

WHEN IS IT NOT A GOOD IDEA TO GET A TATTOO?


You should not get tattooed when you are:

  • Drunk

  • High

  • Pregnant

  • Pre-Surgery

  • Post-Surgery (Even dental)

  • When you don’t know what you want

  • When you can’t afford it

  • When you’re sunburned

  • If you suffer from eczema and have any outbreaks or rashes in that area

  • When you have your kids with you

  • If you are under 18 without ID and parental consent.
     

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WILL NOT TATTOO?

All artists have the right to refuse work on anything they deem hateful, racist, obscene, sits above the collar, below the wrists, near the genitals, or on any other area on the body that may cause the artist discomfort.

All artists also have the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason including poor attitude, disrespectfulness and/or any inappropriate behavior. This applies both to the client and the company they bring along with them as well as anyone under the influence.

PIERCINGS

STERILIZATION

Your safety is our priority! All of our tattooing is done with single-use presterilized implements in a fully disposable fashion. Much of our piercing is also done tool-free. For display jewellery and the few items that require processing we are equipped with an in-house sterilization facility including separate processing rooms for contaminated and non-contaminated items. To ensure proper sterilization we spore test our autoclaves bi-weekly, use indicator and integrator strips and log all cycles. We currently use a front-loading Sanyo MAC-1200 Autoclave and a Statim 5000.

COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, all consultations and appointments are booked online.

A face mask is required to enter the studio. Please clean your hands when you enter the studio, there is hand sanitizer immediately in front of the door.

No additional people are permitted in the studio other than the client.

If you feel sick, have a cough, fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, have traveled in the last 14 days, have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or if you have personally tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you need to self isolate, and cannot enter the studio.


Does It Hurt?


This is not a question with a yes or no answer.

If you have recently eaten your pain tolerance will be higher. If you are currently menstruating, your pain tolerance will be lower.  In general, an individual’s pain tolerance varies from person to person.

Many people would describe a piercing as a tiny pinch, and it’s over very quickly.

So in short: It may hurt a bit, but not enough to stop you from doing it!

It’s a great idea to eat a healthy, well-balanced meal before your appointment.

Consultations


Piercing consultations are mostly done through email, some consultations need to be done in person.  Piercings are anatomy dependent, and initial insertion jewellery is selected to suit your individual anatomy. All body jewellery has a high polish surface and is made from biocompatible materials that are recommended by the APP

The most common metal allergy is to nickel. We carry ASTM-136 titanium, 14K gold, niobium, and glass jewellery that is nickel-free. If you have any allergies or suspect you may, please consult your artist.

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