Q: Do you have any new rules because of Covid-19?
A: YES! Please click HERE, to review all current Covid_19 protocols and restrictions.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Sometimes... but not as bad as you might think. Don't worry! We do everything we can to give you a comfortable and safe experience.
Q: What are your store hours? I hear they are weird?
A: We are open 7 days a week with showroom hours between 3-8pm. We started having showroom hours to make sure there is always someone available to answer your questions. Each artist has their own schedule with varying hours, so feel free to contact artists individually to learn when they are available. You can also give the studio a call during showroom hours at (630) 312-8151.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: Yes, At this time We are Appointment Only.
Q: How do I make an appointment?
A: For piercings please call the studio at (630) 312-8151 any day between 3-8pm to schedule. For Tattoos we generally book everything after a consultation that is done via FaceTime or Zoom and a deposit is taken. Please contact us by phone or email to get the process started.
Q: How old do I have to be to get a Tattoo?
A: You must be 18 or older to get a tattoo in the state of Illinois. A valid state or government issued ID is also required.
Q: Can my parent sign for me to get a Tattoo?
A: No, The state of Illinois does not allow parental consent for tattoos. Good news is that when you turn 18 we will be here and would love to tattoo you!
Q: How old do I have to be for a Piercing?
A: You need to be at least 18 years old to get a piercing without a parent or guardian present. If you are under 18 but have a parent are guardian with you then there are some piercings you can still get as long as both of you have photo IDs.
For surface, anchor, nipple, and genital piercings you need to be 18, No Exceptions. For oral piercings you must be 16 or older with a guardian present (and IDs). Most other piercings can be done as long as you are 13 or older with guardian present. We will pierce earlobes of children under 13 on a one by one situation, for anyone under 9 we require a consultation prior to booking a piercing appointment. We reserve the right to refuse any piercing at any time for any reason.
Q: Do you pierce baby's ears?
A: No, We do not. We find it better to wait for a person to ask for and want to be pierced and know the modification is being done to their body.
Q: What is the aftercare?
A: Click here for our most up to date PIERCING and TATTOO aftercare instructions.
Q: What is the APP and why are your piercers members?
A: The APP or Association of Professional Piercers is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to supply the public with information regarding safe piercings. Our piercers are proud members because they believe in the APP's mission in providing safe piercings. To find out more about the APP click HERE.
Q: How much are Tattoos?
A: How long is a piece of string?… ;) It all depends on what it is, where it’s going and how long it will take. Our studio tattoo minimum is $150 and our hourly rate is $200. Our artists may charge by the piece, hour, or session. The price depends on the work and time needed to complete the project. Please schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your tattoo and get a price quote.
Q: How much are Piercings?
A: Most piercing are $50-55 plus the cost of jewelry. Jewelry options for many piercings start as low as $30. Given every piercing is different there are endless possibilities and combinations, please schedule a time with us to find the perfect options for you.
Q: Can I in bring my own jewelry?
A: Generally No, but sometimes Yes. In 99.99% of cases we will not pierce with any outside jewelry. Given we can not know the actual quality if we did not purchase it, we don't feel comfortable putting mystery metal in your body. We also do not reuse any posts or rings(even if purchased from us) for new piercings as there is no known process to clean the jewelry to be as safe as new. However threadless or threaded ends are generally reusable as they do not pass through the body and we can insert jewelry you have purchased from us previously into an existing/healed piercing you already have. If you have questions or concerns on if your jewelry is useable or not, Please talk with a piercer prior. If you bring your jewelry in please freshly wash it with soap and water and store it in a new clear sealed ziplock bag.
Q: Why aren't you the cheapest studio around?
A: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
We are always working hard to bring you the best value without compromising the quality of our services and products, this generally does come at a premium. Our staff is very well trained and we do not cut corners on quality of product use, art rendered nor cleanliness. For your safety, we will only use the highest quality products available. We work with high quality in mind and you will find many places cheeper.
A: It has been customary to tip your artist or piercer. Tips are accepted via Cash or Card. There is never an expectation of amount. Currently Industry standard is 20-25% of total purchase; some clients tip higher if expectations are blown away. As a studio we suggest tipping what you feel is appropriate for the service or products purchased.
Q: How does your jewelry work?
A: Click HERE for some diagrams.
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Q: Who is the greatest baseball team?
A: THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX!!!!!
Q: You guys have interesting names, where do they come from?
A: Thanks! Our studio names come from Hardcore Punk Rock influences and they keep things fun.
Q: What does PMA stand for?
A: PMA is the abbreviation for Positive Mental Attitude. Be sure you’re keeping that PMA Everyday!
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Question not listed? Give us a call any day between 3-8pm at (630) 312-8151 or email us at WastedYouthTattoo@Gmail.com. Please allow a few days for an email response, phone calls are generally returned sooner.