Tattoo Questions 

Piercing Questions 


Q1. What does "custom" tattoo mean?

A1:  Custom tattoo refers to the tattoo artwork being uniquely designed by the artist for each client.  Depending on what the client prefers, the art and design can be based on an idea that the client has, or it can be completely custom made by the artist. 


Q2:  I have an idea for a tattoo. What's next?

A2:  The first step is looking at our portfolios either online or in-store to help you find an artist.

Next is either booking your appointment, or having a free consultation with your artist. Consultations are recommend for large projects.  Consultations can be done any day that your chosen artist is working.  Appointments can be scheduled in-store with a deposit.


Q3:  What is your Deposit policy?

A3:  To schedule a single-session appointment, we require a $100 cash deposit.  To schedule a multi-session appointment for a large project, we require a $100 cash deposit.  All deposits are deducted from the price of your tattoo.  Deposits are non-refundable, however they are transferable to reschedule your appointment. 


Q4:  Do you take walk-ins?

A4:  Walk-ins are always welcome at both locations.


Q5:  Do tattoos hurt?

A5:  Pain tolerance is relative to each person. For the average person, tattoos can be uncomfortable but not unbearable.  


Q6:  How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

A6:  Our policy is that you have to be 18 years old to be tattooed.  Because of the lifelong permanency, we choose not to tattoo underage children, even with parental consent. 


Q7:  What is the shop minimum?

A6:  White Lotus takes pride in the high level of service, knowledge, work, and sterility that we provide to every client. To support the process of setting up, breaking down, and using the equipment needed for a tattoo, our minimum charge is $100. 


Q7:  How long does a large-scale tattoo take to complete (sleeve, half-sleeve, back piece, etc.)?

A7:  Many small to mid-size  tattoos can be single-session projects.  However, large-scale tattoos require multiple sessions to complete.  When getting a large-scale piece, sessions are typically set once every 4 weeks to allow the tattoo to heal properly.  An average session is 4-5 hours depending on pain tolerance.  An estimate of required sessions can be given during your free consultation - which is recommended before booking a large-scale project.


Tattoo Aftercare 

Piercing Aftercare 

Q1:  Do body piercings hurt?

A1:The short answer would be yes, however, all forms of body modification involve some amount of discomfort. Staying hydrated and eating well before having your piercing done will always make for a better piercing experience.

Q2:  Do I need to make an appointment for a piercing?

A2:  Appointments are only needed for infant earlobe piercings.  All other piercings are done on a walk-in basis. Please feel free to give the studio a call to inquire about possible wait times.

Q3:  How long will my new piercing take to heal?

A3:  Most body piercings take approximately 90 days to heal.  However, it may be as long as 6-9 months before you are able to change your jewelry on your own.

Q4:  Is all body jewelry created equal?

A4:  No, definitely not. The jewelry used at White Lotus is  all implant grade steel, or implant grade titanium. The quality of our jewelry is far higher than what you find at malls or retail stores. 

Q5:  How much do piercings cost?

A5:  Most basic body piercings will start at $30 for the piercing fee.  The total price will vary upon the cost of the  jewelry selected fo rthe pericing. 

Q6:  Why is the jewelry so expensive?

A6:  White Lotus only uses the finest implant grade, internally threaded, or threadless body jewelry for the initial piercing. Superior hand finished polish on the wearing surface of the jewelry insures not only a smooth and easy insertion and removal, but also ensures an easier and safer healing process. Professional jeweler cut, and hand set bezel and prong gems, ensure that your precious or semi precious gemstone will stay in place. In short, you get what you pay for. 

Q7:  How old do I have to be to get pierced?

A7: You must be 18 to be pierced.  Standard body piercings i.e. nostril, navel, ear, cartilage, can performed with parental consent at age 16. Standard lobe piercings can be done on infants, and ages 5 and up with parental consent.  For infant lobe piercings, please call the HR location to make an appointment.


Q8:  What is required for parental consent?

A8:  Parents need to bring a photo identification card, such as a state or federally issued photo ID. The minor child is also required to have a photo or federally issued photo ID. If the child is under 16 and does not have a state or federally issued photo ID, a current school photo ID in conjunction with an original birth certificate will suffice.