Yes it hurts... But it's a memory you keep for a lifetime.
It is unusual for someone to be allergic to black tattoo ink, since it's made from carbon. Allergies to colored tattoo ink are quite rare especially with today's modern inks.
The best place to get a tattoo is where you want it. Many people have notions that certain spots hurt more than others and because of this notion put their tattoo in an alternate spot only to find out that it wasn't as bad as they thought it would be and then later regret not getting it where they wanted to put it. No matter the pain, applying your tattoo will only take a short while compared to the rest of your life. We urge you to get your tattoo where it will make you happy.
Cost is dependent on the design, size, color, drawing time / tattoo time, intricate details, and amount of equipment used. Once we see the design in front of us we have a better idea of how much it would cost. Please call to discuss your design and costs in further detail.
Yes! Our receptionist can walk you through the steps to scheduling a time and artist that works best for you based on your and our availability.
Yes. We love drawing custom work for people. We do drawing quick consultations every day at 12pm and 12:30pm. We CAN schedule drawing consultations over the phone. Drawing consultations are a free service that we provide for clients interested in doing original work.
Yes. We have thousands of designs here for you to look at. Come on by and check them out today!
We are open 7 days a week. Sunday - Thursday 12pm-6pm and Friday - Saturday 12pm-8pm. We can make special accommodations for early morning appointments Tuesdays through Friday.
We accept cash, visa, and mastercard.
Yes. Sometimes during the healing process some color may fall out of your tattoo. Oftentimes this is a result of picking at the scab or the tattoo sticking to something during the initial healing process. Other times submerging the tattoo directly after getting it or exposing it to excessive direct sunlight or UV light can damage the quality of your tattoo. We do 1 free touch up within a year of getting your tattoo. Please be aware that every artist has a specific touch up day. Touch ups MUST be booked and we do require a $60 REFUNDABLE deposit for every hour worth of touch up that you book. You get your deposit back when your touch up is complete. We also require that you come in to book the touch up so we can SEE your tattoo, that way we know how long to book you for. We do not do touch ups on Fridays or Saturdays. Please do not wait until the last minute to book your touch up. If you come in 3 days before you're leaving the state forever we may not be able to accommodate your touch up in time.
We always encourage moral support. We allow one person to go back with you. If you bring more than one friend, they'll just have to take turns.
We urge you to leave your kids at home when you come to get a tattoo or piercing. We love children at Yankee Tattoo but they are not conducive to our environment. If you are unable to get child care for your scheduled appointment, please contact us 48hrs before your tattoo, so we can reschedule you to a later date.
Parking is your typical Burlington parking. There are metered spots on North Winooski around the corner from us and on upper Pearl Street, free on street parking on some of the side streets near the shop too. There is also a parking garage on Cherry street, just a block away from the shop. Feel free to check out Burlington’s Interactive Parking Map. Please try to avoid parking in other business parking lots, we've seen more than one person get towed for parking where they shouldn't.
Yes. All of our needles are used once and only once on you and are then disposed of.
Yes. All of our equipment goes through an extensive sterilization process daily. We have 2 autoclaves which are tested monthly for your safety and ours.
Here at Yankee Tattoo we only work on consenting adults ages 18+. We do not work on minors REGARDLESS of parental consent.
Yes, at our artists discretion we will tattoo the TOPS of hands and feet (Not the bottoms). However we do not recommend it as hands and feet do not lend themselves to getting tattoos as well as other parts of the body. We may do it but we won't guarantee it.
Yes but at our artists discretion and we will not guarantee it.
Yes at our artists discretion. Please be aware that lips, for the most part, are novelty tattoos and do not stand the test of time and we do not do free touch ups on them.
Yes, at our artists discretion. We have done scar cover ups and nipples for breast cancer survivors. But we do not do cosmetic make up tattoos. (eyebrows, lips, eyeliner, etc)
Yes we do. You can get a gift certificate for any denomination.
No we do not.
The only tattoos we will not do are hate tattoos or gang tattoos. We also will not tattoo the BOTTOMS of hands and feet. Some design concepts or placements may come in conflict with what an artist feels comfortable doing. We may not be supportive of tattooing the never-before-tattooed young person, freshly turned 18 who wants their favorite band logo tattooed on their throat. As always our artists have final say on what they feel comfortable doing for a design.
Yes. We work on many diabetics and clients with other ailments. We do ask that you consult a physician before making the appointment and make sure that your insulin levels are secure.
Yes. But it takes time. We can't tattoo over fresh scar tissue. Typically a scar needs to be at least 5 years old before we can touch it. Sometimes even longer for more extensive scars.
Yes we do. If you're interested in a cover up please call to set up a drawing consultation. Cover ups tend to need a little extra attention during the design process.
No we do not.
Of course. Stop in and show us what you have already and we can discuss reworking the tattoo or breathing some life back into your design.
No we do not.
No we do not.
We don't have a problem with you having one drink with your meal before getting worked on. We do have a problem with you being drunk. If you are inebriated in any way we will reschedule your appointment for an alternate time.
We accept state or federal issued photo identifications. This includes but is not limited to drivers licenses, military IDs and passports. We DO NOT accept non photo ID's or school/work issued ID's. If you do not present ID at the time of your appointment you will be rescheduled. No exceptions.
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