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Welcome to Evolving Ink's FAQ

At Evolving Ink, transparency is key. We aim to keep you fully informed about everything from the tattooing process to aftercare and beyond. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive collection of concise, informative answers – all just a click away.

Take your time, browse through, and remember—we’re always here if you need further assistance!

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Simply click on a question to explore our FAQs. The answers will conveniently slide down for easy reading.

Looking to get inked?

Call us at (520) 633-7302, book a consult or appointment online Click Here, or walk-in. We’re open by appointment from Monday to Wednesday and welcome walk-ins from Thursday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Yes, our consultations are free.

Explore our artist’ portfolios, bring two or three references or samples for your dream tattoo to the consultation. Let’s collaborate to bring your vision to life!

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required for each appointment to secure your booking following a successful consultation. This deposit will be credited toward the cost of your tattoo when you arrive on the scheduled day and time. Please note that each appointment requires a separate deposit.

Please notify us at least four days before your appointment to reschedule without forfeiting your deposit.

Absolutely! We ensure you’re thrilled with your design before your tattoo session begins.

Please note each artist may have their own process for design previews.

Excellent question! Proper preparation enhances your tattoo results and ensures a smooth healing process. We suggest the following steps one week before your appointment:

  • Hydration is key! Aim to drink at least eight ounces of water daily. This hydrates your skin, preparing it for the tattoo process.
  • Moisturize the area where you’re getting your tattoo daily. Regular moisturizing prevents dryness, helping the ink settle well in your skin and fostering a smoother healing process.
  • Be proactive and purchase recommended aftercare products ahead of time. Consider items like antibacterial Dial liquid soap, Tattoo Goo, or other similar ointments. Keeping paper towels handy is also a good idea.

Remember, our artists are here to assist you. If you have further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact them directly. We aim to ensure you’re fully prepared and comfortable for your tattoo appointment!

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One friend, partner, or family member is welcome to accompany you during your tattoo session.

Please note, individuals under 17, including children, aren’t allowed due to safety and legal considerations.

Our current focus is solely on delivering exceptional tattoo experiences and crafting unique, customized designs.

We currently do not provide laser tattoo removal services.

However, we specialize in transforming existing tattoos with our cover-up services.

We do!

We offer intricate cover-ups for various situations, including aged tattoos, scars, or post-surgery marks.

Proper aftercare is key for your fresh tattoo’s healing and longevity. Post-session, we provide in-depth instructions, which include keeping your tattoo clean and moisturized, avoiding excessive sunlight and water, and following specific guidelines for optimal healing. We’re here to guide you through the aftercare process and answer any questions.

Here’s a general care guide for your new tattoo:

For the first three days, clean your new tattoo every hour for ten minutes using a minimal amount of Dial Liquid Soap and water. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel, then apply a thin layer of tattoo goo or the provided ointment. Remember, the tattoo needs to breathe, so avoid over-applying.

Monitor your tattoo between cleanings. If it becomes dry, rewash and apply a very thin layer of the tattoo goo or aftercare ointment provided by your artist. Continue this routine for the next two weeks.

If your tattoo peels like a sunburn or forms scabs, don’t worry. Let them fall off naturally. A fully healed tattoo can take between 21 to 180 days.

Avoid irritating your tattoo. You may take showers, but keep them short for the first two weeks and avoid direct water hit on your tattoo. No swimming, soaking or hot tubs for at least 3 weeks. Avoid sun exposure for at least 3 weeks and use sunblock once it’s fully healed. Avoid abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.

Remember, always wash your hands before touching your tattoo. If you encounter any aftercare concerns, contact your artist immediately. Following these guidelines, your tattoo will heal beautifully and you’ll be ready for more ink!

Note:. If your wrap fell off, adhere to the regular aftercare instructions above. Your new tattoo is akin to an open wound and must be treated as such.

Healing timelines vary per individual, influenced by factors such as ink type (color or black and grey) and skin sensitivity. However, a fully healed tattoo generally takes anywhere from 21 to 180 days.

Your skin undergoes four key stages before reaching complete healing:

  • Stage 1: Scabbing (1-10 days)
  • Stage 2: Flaking (8-21 days)
  • Stage 3: The ‘Skin Cocoon’ phase (21-180 days)
  • Stage 4: Maintaining Greatness – Daily care once 100% healed.


Remember, every person’s skin is different, and these stages may overlap or vary in duration. Feel free to reach out if you have any concerns during the healing process.

Aftercare essentials like Foam Antibacterial Dial Liquid Soap and Tattoo Goo are available at nearby stores.

Consult your artist for specific ointments first before you  buy.

Your health and safety come first.

Our artists hold Blood-Borne Pathogen Certificates, and we adhere to hospital-grade cleaning and sterilization procedures.

If you can’t find the answer to your question here, don’t worry! We’re always happy to help.

Feel free to connect with us directly through this link.  We look forward to helping you with any further inquiries.

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