GNG Tattoos FAQ

Where do I start?

We are an appointment only shop, that means once you have chosen an artist you must make an appointment via email with them.
You can look at all of our artist’s portfolios though the links in our tattoo section, or you can find them on instagram through their
personal accounts. We do have specific days set aside for walk-ins that may be for various events and holidays! We announce these
walk-in days on our social media accounts (@gritnglroy).


How do I book an appointment?

All of our artists handle their appointments individually, once you have decided on an artist you can contact them by their personal
booking email. You can find this email on their personal website or though their instagram. Send them a detailed email with the
idea of the tattoo, any reference photos, the size of the tattoo, and the placement. From here on out they will work with you to make
sure you are getting the design that you will love! You will also receive a date and time for your appointment and a price quote.


How much does a tattoo cost?

It depends on the artist; all of our artists charge a different hourly rate. However if you are getting something small that would
take under an hour our shop minimum is $200.


Do I have to leave a deposit?

Yes, we require all clients to leave a deposit when making appointments. After talking to your artist via email and receiving your
appointment date you will be prompted to call the Grit N Glory store (212) 253-2775 and leave your deposit. This deposit goes
towards the price of the tattoo. Deposits are nonrefundable. If the appointment needs to be rescheduled, you must notify your
artist via email within 48 hours or the deposit will be forfeit. If you do not show up to your appointment, or are more than 1 hour
late, the deposit will be forfeit. Note that there is a 4.5% New York City sales tax that will be added on to your deposit and the
final cost of the tattoo.

If you cancel your appointment, your deposit will NOT be refunded.


How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

You must be at least 18 years of age. In addition to this you MUST bring a valid state license or federal photo ID with you to
your appointment.


How do I pay for the tattoo?

We accept cash or credit/debit cards. Remember that your deposit is deducted from the final amount. Note that there is a 4.5%
New York City sales tax that lawfully must be added to the total price of your tattoo.


What is the healing process?

Wash your new tattoo with a non-scented antibacterial soap. Wash the tattoo every morning, night, and once or twice
throughout the day. A total of 3-4 times, when washing use lukewarm water as hot water may burn. After drying, pat dry
gently with a clean cloth or paper towel.

After washing use a non-scented hand lotion on the tattoo. Fragrance free Aveeno, Lubriderm, and Curel are all good brands.
Use the lotion after every wash, and throughout the day whenever it feels dry.

After 3-4 days the skin over the tattoo will peel like a sunburn, and it will come off in the colors of the tattoo, this is normal.
You may have a few spots that form scabs, it is important not to pick these off and let them fall off naturally.

Continue with this wash and lotion regiment for 2 weeks. However it is a full 4 weeks before the tattoo is completely healed.
During the healing process it is important to avoid getting dirt and fragrances on the tattoo, submerging/ soaking the tattoo
in water such as in a bath, pool, or ocean (showers are fine), doing any activities that will cause excessive sweating or movement
of the tattoo area (such as working out), sun exposure, and tight fitting clothing. If your tattoo becomes stuck to fabric such as
your clothing or bed sheets, it is important not to rip the fabric off. First wet the fabric, and then gently lift if from the tattoo.

Not abiding by these instructions could potentially result in infection and/or rough heal that may cause some ink to fall out.
While in some cases these symptoms can be part of the normal healing process, if you experience excessive redness, swelling,
pain, a bad smell, or have bumps or other unusual lesions it is important to let your artist know, and to seek the opinion of a
medical doctor.

If you have any further questions on the healing process, or need to reach your artist about unusual symptoms please contact
your artist.

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Cally-Jo –

Toxyc –

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Janice –


I would like to guest spot here! How do I set that up?

If you would like to book a guest spot here, please send an email to


Additional Tips!!!
    • We all need emotional support, but due to lack of square footage we ask that you please limit your guests to just ONE friend.
    • Before your appointment be sure to get a good nights rest, and eat a hearty meal an hour before your appointment time!
    • Make sure to stay hydrated and bring water to your appointment.
    • Avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment, as alcohol is a blood thinner and not only will it make you bleed
      more during your tattoo (which is uncomfortable), but it will make it harder for the artist as well!
    • Remember that the tattoo artist will be very close to you, so take care of your personal hygiene, no one likes a stinky!
    • After your appointment follow your artist’s care instructions, everyone has different methods for the healing process but
      only your artist knows how their work heals best!
    • Remember not to soak your tattoo in water, such as taking a bath or going in a pool etc. for a MINIMUM of 2 weeks
      after your new tattoo.
    • Do not pick or scratch your new tattoo, if any scabs develop leave them alone until they fall off naturally.
      Also avoid direct sunlight until the tattoo is fully healed.