Bound Tattoo we want to make sure you are as comfortable as
possible after receiving your new tattoo. We also adhere to certain
company policies when tattooing a client. This page contains the Homeward
Bound Tattoo policies and frequently asked questions about
the tattooing process that we usually receive along with aftercare
instructions. If you need further assistance or want to know where
we are located feel free to ask a question or map our locations through
Our Tattoo Policies
This is a list of the Homeward
Bound Tattoo Policies that we adhere to before and during
the tattoo and piercing processes.
Clients must be 18 years, or older, to receive a tattoo.
A photo ID must be brought and shown before receiving a tattoo.
Clients must be at least 16 years old to get pierced with parental consent.
Cash is preferred for method of payment, but credit cards are accepted. Please note we DO
NOT accept checks!
Here are the after care instructions that Homeward
Bound Tattoo recommends for all their clients. If you
choose not to follow them we ARE
NOT responsible for any extra discomfort
that may occur afterwards during the healing process. Please click one of the aftercare options to find out more about it.
Remove bandage after 4 hours and gently wash tattoo with a mild soap and warm water at least 6 times a day.
Apply "Aquaphor Healing Ointment" after each wash for 2 weeks.
Use common sense during the healing of your new tattoo.
Dissolve ¼ teaspoon of
non-iodized (iodine free) sea salt into one
cup (8oz) of warm distilled or bottled water.
WASH your hands prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason.
SEA SALT (optional) Soak a cotton ball or paper towel in the mixture, hold it against the piercing, and let it soak for 7-10 minutes. Rinse with fresh distilled or bottled water and pat dry.
SOAP (required) 3-4
times a day. Lather around the piercing and
shift or turn jewelry to assure entire area
is washed. Rinse with fresh distilled or bottled
water and pat dry.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of the Homeward
Bound Tattoo Frequently Asked Questions that we hear from time to time. Please click on a question to see the answer. If you can't find the answer to your question here please feel free to give one of the parlors a call.
How much will my tattoo cost?
Tattoos are done on a per quote
basis and never over the phone. Every tattoo is a custom piece
and each requires a different amount of time and skill to complete.
Price is not only determined by the size, placement,
and amount of colors that are involved, but also the level
of technical expertise it takes to achieve the best
Can I drink alcohol or take pain killers before getting my tattoo?
No, I is not a good idea
to drink any alcoholic beverage or any pain killers that
can thin your blood, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, before
receiving a tattoo. When your blood is thinned due to alcohol
or pain killers the tattoo process will cause the client
to "bleed out" the ink that is trying to be laid down by
our artists. This will cause the tattoo to look extremely
poor (i.e. blurry, not saturated, etc). The pain that is
felt during the process of receiving a tattoo is part of
the process and thus giving emphasis to the permanent nature
of the art.
What is normal to see after receiving a piercing?
Initially some bleeding, localized swelling,
tenderness, or bruising is expected. During
healing some discoloration, itching, or secretion
of fluid that forms some crust on the jewelry
is to be expected. Also, the tissue around
the jewelry may tighten as it heals. Please
note that a piercing heals from the outside in
and may seem healed before the healing process
is complete. Although the piercing may feel
healed, the tissue may remain fragile on the
inside, so BE
PATIENT and keep cleaning it throughout the
entire healing period.
What should I avoid after receiving a piercing?
You should avoid the following:
Changing the jewelry for at least 2-4 weeks after the initial piercing.
The use of alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, betadine, hibiclens, or ointments.
Any oral contact, rough play, or contact with other's bodily fluids on or near your piercing during the healing process.
All beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, sprays, etc.