In the state of TEXAS you must be at least 18 years of age to receive a tattoo. There are no exceptions. At Bayou City we diligently follow all State Laws. Upon completion of a state mandated waiver you will be required to prove your age and identity with a valid state issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport in order to be tattooed.
How much does a tattoo cost?
This is probably one of most commonly asked questions and is impossible to give an exact answer. There are simply too many factors involved in the execution of a tattoo to estimate the overall cost of something from an email or phone call, or to list here..
With that being said,
our studio has a minimum charge of $100 ($20 minimum up-charge for hands, feet, neck, face, & ribs) with a $150 minimum hourly rate. Beyond that, we cannot give you any kind of accurate estimation on the price of your tattoo until you come in and meet personally with one of our artists, (YOU CAN NOW BOOK YOUR TATTOO ONLINE) even then your estimate generally will be given ONLY as a large ballpark.
Once the design is completed, presented, and agreed upon by you and the artist SPECIFIC PRICING can then be discussed.
Most commonly the artist prices the piece or session individually.
Do you take walk-ins?
Or do I need an appointment?
We WELCOME WALK-INS. Especially since we meet most of our greatest clients this way!!
Walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Keep in mind that not every tattoo can be done as a "walk-in" due to time requirements necessary to prepare your specific design or to execute the actual tattoo. In that case, Appointments are preferred, especially if you are seeking custom work.
How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made in person and you can BOOK YOUR TATTOO ONLINE.
In order to set an appointment, there is at minimum a consultation, paperwork, and a deposit required.
That means we cannot set up an appointment by email or a phone call.
Also since pricing is done in person as well, it's best that you come on by the shop to set up a personal consultation with the artist of your choice to discuss your ideas, design, and placement.
At that time we will collect a deposit to secure a time for you to come back and receive your new tattoo or go over further design options. A non-refundable deposit must be made ($100 ) and the amount will be deducted from the total cost of your tattoo for SINGLE SESSION TATTOOS ONLY once you receive it. The deposit for multi-session tattoos is considered a DRAWING DEPOSIT and is just that, as it only applies to the design process and NOT the tattoo or tattoo session at any time.
READ OUR POLICY: unless specific arrangements are made with your artist (i.e. deployed military personnel, out of state clients etc.) you have 60 days from the date of deposit to move forward with the tattoo before you forfeit your deposit. Also, if you are ½ hour or more late for an appointment or cancel without a minimum of 24 hours notice you will also forfeit your deposit. We work diligently to complete your design and since always have multiple projects going on at once, our scheduling time slots can be sensitive.
EACH TATTOO & POTENTIAL TATTOO IS IMPORTANT TO US
So come get it with the above information in mind.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A TOUCH UP SESSION?
At Bayou City we proudly GUARANTEE all our work.
We offer ONE FOLLOW UP-TOUCH UP SESSION at a discounted rate with each project.
It is the CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITY to contact their artist personally within 60 days of receiving your tattoo in order to qualify for the follow up or touch up session at the discounted rate of $50*. After 60 days any follow up or touch up sessions will require the client to pay a minimum of $100*. (*or have the touch-up be done with the purchase of a new tattoo with the same artist). PLEASE NOTE: Touch Ups will not be done on Fridays-Saturdays. A NO CALL/NO SHOW VOIDS THE TOUCH-UP POLICY.
What forms of payment do you accept?
CASH is PREFERRED, but we also accept Visa & Mastercard. You can ALSO CONVENIENTLY PAY YOUR DEPOSIT ONLINE
Please discuss a payment arrangement with your tattooer during your initial consultation.