Thank you for your interest in getting tattooed here at Electric 13!Before giving us a call, please check to see if your questions have been answered below. If you would like a more detailed response, feel free to call us or come by the shop, and we will be glad to answer any and all questions you may have. Thanks!

Q: What is FAQ?

A: FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a minimum price?

A: Yes, our shop minimum is $60.

Q: What is your hourly rate?

A: All of our artists charge $150/hour.

Q: Where can I park?

A: Unfortunately, we do not have a parking lot. There is street parking available around us, but it is currently limited due to construction. There is also a parking garage behind us on the corner of 20th & Whitis. Keep in mind, street parking in our neighborhood is free after 6pm.

Q: How much would <enter tattoo idea here> cost?

A: We do not give quotes via e-mail nor over the phone. Come down to the shop and speak with one of our artists about your ideas. If you're on a budget, please disclose that with us from the beginning.

Q: Do you do piercings?

A: No. This is a tattoo shop. We do not do piercings.

Q: How do I care for my tattoo?

A: Click here to download our aftercare sheet. If you have any further questions, please call or come by the shop to speak with one of our employees.

Q: Can I go swimming after getting tattooed?

A: It varies, but you should give all tattoos at least a week or two before swimming or submerging them in water.

Q: Can you sketch something for me to see if I like it before I get it tattooed?

A: Any and all drawings will require a deposit prior to any designs being worked on.

Q: What are your hours of operation?

A: We are open Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 10pm, Fridays & Saturdays from 12pm to 12am & Sundays from 2pm to 8pm.

Q: Can I bring my friends or family to a consultation or appointment?

     A: Keep in mind that this is small shop, and it fills up quickly. It's always best to NOT come in groups if  possible. Spectators can add stress to our other clients and the artists working.

Q: Do you accept walk-ins?

A: Yes, we normally have at least one artist available to take walk-ins. Feel free to give us a call to check availability or, better yet, just come down to the shop. If no one is immediately available, we can always take a deposit and have you come back within a couple of hours to get tattooed.

Q: Can I bring my child/pet/etc to the shop?

A: No. Out of respect for our clients and their health, we ask that you do not bring young children nor pets into the tattoo shop during appointments and consultations.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?

A: We do have the means to take credit cards as a payment, but cash is always preferred. Some artists, such as Jamie Mahood, only accept cash. There are a couple of ATMs across the street from the shop. Feel free to stop and pull out money before coming in.

Q: Do I need to have my driver's license to get a tattoo.

A: While we do not exclusively need your driver's license, we do need some form of valid, government issued ID. We accept state ID, passports, military ID and non-expired temporary paper licenses and IDs.

Q: I have been tattooed at your shop recently. Do I need to bring my ID and do paperwork again?

A: Yes. A valid ID and new paperwork is required for all tattoos.

Q: Can I call to set up an appointment?

A: Jamie Mahood accepts appointments over the phone from clients that would be traveling in from out of town. All others would need to come into the shop with a cash deposit to set up an appointment with one of our other artists. Deposit amounts vary. Feel free to call for details.

Q: How much for a sleeve?

A: Prices for sleeves and other large tattoos would come down to our hourly rate of $150/hr except for Jamie who charges $600-$1,200 per piece.

Q: Can I bring food into the shop?

A: We ask that you eat your lunch or dinner before coming into the shop. Drinks are usually okay. Please consult with whomever is working in the shop at the time. If you're coming in for an appointment, please be ready to get tattooed.

Q: I like a particular artist's portfolio. Do I need to set up an appointment to get tattooed by them?

A: Depending on the tattoo, many can be done on the spot as a walk-in. While we do stay busy, slow days and cancellations do happen. Feel free to call the shop to check a particular artist's availability.

Q: Is your shop sterile?

A: Yes. We only use single-use needles which are safely disposed of after each tattoo. Other equipment that comes in contact with biological material is cleaned and sterilized using an ultrasonic and autoclave, the same method used for surgical instruments in hospitals. All of our artists are trained in cleanliness and safety to avoid cross-contamination and set up their tattoo stations with single-use disposable materials.

Q: Is your shop licensed?

A: Yes, we are licensed through the Texas Department of State Health Services and keep a valid copy of the certificate in our office. Feel free to ask to see it when you come in.

Q: Can I donate blood after getting tattooed?

A: Most donation centers ask that you not be tattooed within 6 months of donating blood. Others have a form which would let you donate within 6 months that can be signed by us to confirm that we in fact use sterile and clean methods and supplies. Please call your local blood donation center to get a more specific answer.


Is your question not listed? Please come by the shop or give us a call at 512.499.0013.