How to Find a Reputable Tattoo and/or Piercing Shop

How to Find a Reputable Tattoo and/or Piercing Shop

Test your knowledge on recognizing a clean and legitimate shop. How much do you know about body-alteration shops?

published on December 08, 201120 responses 0 5.0★ / 5

What kind of training or certification does a tattooist or piercer need? (can choose more than one answer)

Select the two correct answers
Formal apprenticeship lasting 3 years
License from the state
Certificate of Specialization in Body Art
Basic Health Training (In case of emergencies)
At least a GED to have earned their certificate
Authorization to pierce by their shop manager

Piercers always use single use equipment

True
False
The needle is thrown away, the rest is cleaned and reused

A tattooist should give you a proper quote on the price of his work

True
False

You should always shop around for the cheapest tattoo artist or piercer

True
False

How much should you tip your tattooist or piercer?

10%
15% - 20%
25% - 30%
30%
35%

If a tattoo shop does not feel clean,

you should not get a tattoo or piercing there
it probably is, and you are being paranoid

Should your artist ALWAYS ID you?

yes!
no
if I look old enough it shouldn't matter