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General Questions

The shop is located at 3701 Main Street, in Kansas City, MO. Get Directions here.
We are open for business Tuesday thru Saturday, with Sunday and Monday being our days off.:
Monday: Appointment Only
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: Appointment Only
We accept cash and all credit/debit cards including Amex, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Sorry no checks.
Everyone getting a tattoo or piercing here at Midtown Tattoos is required to provide a state-issued picture I.D. (i.e. driver's license, military I.D, or passport).

There are no exceptions on our I.D. policy. If you have any questions concerning theses policies call the studio PRIOR to your visit.
Our shop will NOT tattoo anyone under the age of 18.

We will provide piercing services for anyone over the age of 16. A parent or legal guardian must accompany those under 18, and provide a state-issued picture I.D. as well. Either last names and/or addresses of minor and parent/guardian have to match on I.D. All identification documents must be original copies, no photocopies accepted.

There are no exceptions on our I.D. policy. If you have any questions concerning theses policies call the studio PRIOR to your visit.
While appointments are preferred, Walk-ins are aways welcome, and are done on a first come, first served basis. Please call the shop for availability or set up a free consultation for your next tattoo.

We do require appointments for larger/custom tattoo work to ensure adequate time based on the size of the tattoo.
Midtown Tattoos does not allow appointments to be made over the phone. All appointments require a deposit that must be made in person. NO EXCEPTIONS. Deposits go toward the final price of your tattoo. We are also unable to quote tattoos over the phone. To receive a quote for your work, stop by the shop with any images/references or simply an idea and we will be happy to give you an accurate quote.
Absolutely!! We encourage our patrons to set up consults with the artist of their choice before setting up an actual appointment. Call the shop at your convenience to set up your free consultation today!
Midtown Tattoo has a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. If you would like to cancel/reschedule your appointment, we require at least 24 hours to the time of your appointment for your deposit to remain valid. 24 hours notice is required, but we request more notice if at all possible. NO EXCEPTIONS on cancellation policy. If you can't make your appointment and don't show up, your deposit is forfeited and any future appointments will have to be paid in full.
Midtown Tattoo does not offer refunds for any service or product.

Tattooing

Yes, getting a tattoo does hurt. The pain involved is dependant on the area of the body being tattooed, and the pain tolerance and mindset of the individual.
No! All needles are single use only. All needles and tubes are sealed and autoclaved in sterile bags prior to use. Needles are immediately discarded into a sharps container after a tattoo is finished. All is ink is poured into disposable caps, and then discarded after use.
Absolutely. Although we have a wide variety of designs on hand to choose from, you are more than welcome to bring in your own designs, and reference. Our tattoo artists are experienced in doing high-quality custom work, therefore, if you are need of creative help to design your tattoo, we are here to help.
There are several factors involved with the pricing of a tattoo, including how large the design, how much detail is involved, and the area of the body being tattooed. The minimum price for a tattoo is $60 and goes up from there.
Walk-ins are welcome, and are done on a first come, first served basis. Please call for availability. Appointments are necessary for larger/custom tattoo work. All tattoo appointments require a deposit that must be made in person and the amount of the deposit will be determined by the estimated total cost provided during the consultation. Deposits go toward the final price of your tattoo. Also, in order for a tattoo artist to give a price/time estimate they must be able see the design and area of the body to be tattooed in front of them. If you have left a deposit with an open appointment date, then you may schedule time over the phone.
Be rested, and have something to eat before coming in. Do not drink alcohol, take illegal drugs, or ingest aspirin prior to your tattoo. Alcohol and aspirin are blood thinners and will promote excessive bleeding during your tattoo. We will not tattoo you if you are drunk, high, or evidently hungover.
Generally an old/poor tattoo can be re-worked or covered up. Please set up a complimentary consult to speak with one of our tattoo artists about what you have and what you would like done.
Feel free to tip your tattoo artist. Tips are not necessary, but are always appreciated. Remember, the full cost of your tattoo does not all go to your artist, so please feel free to be generous.
1. Remove bandage after 2-3 hours of receiving your new tattoo.
2. With clean hands, gently wash your tattoo with fragrance free soap and warm water (Dial and Softsoap are recommended.)
3. Allow tattoo to air dry for 15 minutes... 4. Continue to keep tattoo moisturized throughout the day using Aquaphor (or similar product) for the first week or so. 5. After that, you can switch to a fragrence free lotion with continued daily use through the end of the peeling/healing process.

Make sure to NOT pick at your tattoo during the peeling stage.

Body Piercing

The degree of pain you'll experience is all dependent on the area of the body being pierced, in combination with your pain tolerance and currect mindset. Even though the actual piercing process takes about a second, it may hurt initially, but the pain should only last for a second or two.
No! All needles are single use only. All needles and equipment are sealed in sterile bags prior to use. Needles are immediately discarded into a sharps container after a piercing is finished.
Appointments and Walk-ins are welcome.
We do not pierce with jewelry that is not purchased at our shop. We will change out healed piercings with jewelry purchased outside our studio.
Be rested, and have something to eat before coming in. Do not drink alcohol, take illegal drugs, or ingest aspirin prior to your piercing. Alcohol and aspirin are blood thinners and will promote excessive bleeding during your piercing. We will not pierce you if you are drunk, high, or evidently hungover.
Feel free to tip your piercer. Tips are not necessary, but are always appreciated.Remember, the full cost of your piercing does not all go to your artist, so please feel free to be generous.
anti-bacterial soap and water. Aftercare for piercing varies depending on the type of piercing. Please feel free to call or email the shop with any piercing aftercare questions. We will be happy to help you with your aftercare inquiries.