Tattoo FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Your tattoo questions, answered.

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1Why Monolith Tattoo Studio?
Edward Kehoe, the owner of Monolith Tattoo Studio, had a vision. It was to open a tattoo studio of monolithic proportions and standards. He wanted to have one studio with the best of the best tattoo artists in Bend, each having their unique style of tattooing, all under one roof. That way, clients need look no further, whatever style of tattoo they want, find an artist to fit that piece at Monolith Tattoo Studio in Bend, OR.
2I want a tattoo. Where do I start?
Do your research — check out portfolios online, tattoo studio reviews, ask your friends. When you are ready, come down to the studio, bring any reference photos you have, on your phone is fine, printed copies work, or if you just have a “vision” that is stored up in that mind of yours just bring yourself in and the artist will help you put that vision to paper/skin. If you don’t already have an artist in mind, we will help you determine the right artist for what you are wanting and show you their work, then we will schedule you a free consultation with that artist. You'll go over the design, placement, size, color and pricing. If you are still confused, don't worry, we have a diligent front desk staff that can help you with just about everything you need to know!
3How old do I need to be to get a tattoo?
In the state of Oregon, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid government-issued ID. We do not accept school ID cards. If you are under the age of 18, there is no way for us to tattoo you. Even if your parents say it’s okay. It will be well worth the wait and we would love to tattoo you once you’ve reached legal age.
4How much do tattoos cost?
Tattoo pricing varies based on a multitude of factors including size, detail, subject matter, etc. Our studio has a minimum charge of $80 and an hourly rate of $150 so ultimately pricing just depends on how long the tattoo takes. You can set up a free consultation anytime if you’d like to get a more specific idea of how much your custom tattoo will cost!
5Do you take credit cards?
We prefer cash, but yes, we take Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, credit card gift cards and Monolith Tattoo gift cards.
6How much should I tip my artist?
While tipping your artist is not mandatory, it lets the artist know of a job well done. We’ve seen people tip anywhere from $5 to a few hundred dollars for their tattoo.
7Do I need to leave a deposit to schedule a tattoo appointment?
Deposits are required to make a tattoo appointment. Deposits are non-refundable. The deposit covers your drawing, secures your appointment and comes off the final price of your tattoo. Deposits are $50 for a 2 hour or less session and $100 for 3+ hours.
8What is your cancellation policy?
Deposits are non-refundable; however, as long as you give 48 hours notice, they are transferable to a future appointment. If something comes up, call us as soon as possible. Any cancellations with less notice than 48 hours will forfeit their deposit.
9Do you accept walk-ins?
We try to accommodate walk-ins when we can! You can stop in anytime, or call the studio to see if we have availability.
10I messaged an artist days ago, why haven't I heard back?
Our artists are often tattooing and/or drawing for 8-10 hours a day, which doesn’t always leave a lot of time for emails. Don’t take it personally, they’re just busy. Luckily, we have a diligent front desk staff that checks emails everyday. If you email the studio, you should get a response within 24-48 hours. If you call during business hours, we can help right away! You don’t need to talk to an artist before calling, the front desk staff can help you with just about everything you need to know!
11How should I care for my new tattoo?

Aftercare Instructions:

  • Remove bandage in 2-3 hours.
  • Wash at least 2 times a day with H2Ocean antibacterial soap.
  • Apply Aquatat ointment in a VERY thin layer at least 2 times a day.
  • Once tattoo begins to flake & peel, use H2Ocean fragrance-free lotion instead of the ointment.
  • Keep out of salt-water, rivers, lakes, sun & chlorine for 2 weeks.
  • DO NOT pick or scratch.

Monolith Tattoo Studio sells H2Ocean Aftercare products, we have tested and found these products to be the safest and best for your aftercare needs at a reasonable price.

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to email, call or stop in the studio!

Want more info about getting a tattoo at Monolith? Call us today to make an appointment!