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TITAN TATTOO & BODY PIERCING | NASHVILLE, TN

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  • CAN I GET PIERCED IF I'M PREGNANT?
    No. Any pain inflicted on the mother can cause a trauma response that can affect the baby as well, and that's not a risk our professionals are willing to take.
  • I HAVE AN MRI COMING UP, WHAT DO I DO?
    We carry an array of retainers to help ease your mind when it comes to removing a piercing for a procedure.
  • HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
    The answer — it varies. We do a thorough consultation with each client and assist in the selection of jewelry. We also sterilize the jewelry which could take 3-5 minutes. This is usually done while we are cleansing and marking the area to be pierced. The actual process of piercing only takes a few minutes, however, clients have questions and we will never rush anyone through. If you are waiting for a piercing, please be patients. We are not rushing you or the person before you.
  • WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR A PERSON UNDER 18 (MINOR) TO GET A BODY PIERCING?
    The parent or legal guardian will need to be with the person under 18 and have a valid state issued ID. We also need a copy (digital accepted), minor's birth certificate or custody/guardianship paperwork from the courts.
  • CAN I SWIM/HOT TUB?
    No. You cannot submerge your piercing in any standing water until it is completely healed. The chemicals/salt and bacteria are very much present in pools, hot tubs, and bodies of water. The variables above can dry out your piercing site, or cause major infection.
  • MY JEWELRY IS TOO LONG, BUT IT HASN'T BEEN 6 MONTHS. WHAT DO I DO?
    Visit your piercer for DOWNSIZING. When we initially do the piercing, we use jewelry that allows for any and all conditional swelling and the best healing. Once the swelling subsides, we downsize the jewelry and monitor the healing process to ensure no directional migration occurs. We take this extra step to ensure a smooth and safe healing process up to your final change out.
  • MY PIERCING IS STILL RED, AND A LITTLE SORE. HOW LONG WILL IT BE UNCOMFORTABLE?
    Different piercings have different healing processes. Different people heal at different rates dependent on health, habits and some other things. Some completely heal within 6 months, some can take up to a year. Redness, weeping, itchiness (due to swelling not jewelry quality), slight throbbing, and soreness is completely common throughout the healing process. Be sure to stay on top of your downsizing, as well as checking in with your piercer to ensure your piercing is healing on track. Everybody's body is different, and we love questions and check-up visits! Please don't hesitate to stop by or reach our if you have any questions or concerns.
  • WILL MY PIERCING HURT?
    While everybody's pain tolerance varies, most people will describe the sensation as pressure and/or a quick pinch. The process is often very quick and as painless as possible. It is important to note that it is never as bad as you think it will be.
  • IF I PURCHASE JEWELRY IN YOUR SHOP, CAN I HAVE IT PUT IN?
    Yes! We recommend that you have one of our piercing professionals install your jewelry to ensure proper fit. They can make adjustments to sizing that way during the process to make sure you purchase the right jewelry for your piercing. Our piercers do however, charge a $10 installation/setup charge to cover time and supplies and appreciate your understanding.
  • CAN I GET A REFUND ON JEWELRY OR PIERCING SERVICES IF I DON'T LIKE IT?
    Again, NO. Our piercers are highly skilled and make recommendations on placement based on anatomy and what we know works best for proper healing. If you insist on a particular jewelry size or placement and are told no, please don't be upset. If you do persuade one of our staff to go against their own recommendation, they may choose to give you what you want in an effort to make you happy. In that case, we will not refund the cost of the jewelry or the services.
  • WHAY IS TITANIUM AND GOLD JEWELRY PREFERRED AND IMPORTANT?
    Here at Titan Tattoo we have a large selection of titanium and gold jewelry with unique styles for everyone. These metals do not contain nickel, brass or copper which are well known irritants to people with metal sensitivities. We will not pierce you with anything other than implant grade titanium or gold. Sterling silver is also not a smart option for fresh, healing piercings. Due to its copper contents, irritations and skin staining may occur.
  • CAN I BRING MY OWN JEWELRY TO BE PIERCE WITH?
    The answer is no. There are many variables that can affect the healing of a body piercing. Jewelry is one of them. Our piercers will make recommendations on the best jewelry to use for the best healing. This way we can be certain of the quality you receive and if you do have a problem with your piercing, we know it is not the jewelry.
  • CAN I EXCHANGE MY JEWELRY OR GET A REFUND IF IT DOESN'T FIT?
    Unfortunately, NO. We cannot make exchanges for health and safety reasons. Once jewelry leaves our shop, we will not exchange it for any reason, ever. If you purchase jewelry in the shop, it is best to have one of our piercers put it in for you. If you chose not to have them install your jewelry purchase, we cannot guarantee size and proper fit. Therefore, we will not refund the cost of the jewelry because you purchased the wrong size.
  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIO PIERCINGS?
    Professional studio piercings ensure a safe and sterile piercing experience conducted by a professionally trained body artist. Professional services greatly reduce the risk of infection and allow you to rest easy knowing that everything is done in compliance with the highest industry standards as well as State and Local Health Department Regulations.
  • HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN CHANGE MY JEWELRY ON MY OWN?
    We recommend 6 month across the board to be safe. We want to refrain from irritating the piercing with unknown metals, or pre-mature jewelry swapping. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE DOWNSIZING. Stay in touch with your piercer to schedule a follow up/downsizing.
  • DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
    No, with a few exceptions. We do most piercing on a walk-in basis. If you prefer an appointment with a particular body artist, you can always make one through our online portal. Appointments are necessary for children under 10 years of age, and are recommended for genital piercing.
  • WHAT RESTRICTIONS ON PIERCINGS ARE THERE FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18?
    We do have certain restrictions when it comes to piercing Minors. We can pierce ear lobes as young as 5 years old with a consultation. Nostrils at 13+ and navels, lip, septum, and eyebrow piercings are 16+. ALL genital piercings are 18+.
  • WHAT DO I DO IF MY PIERCING SEEMS INFECTED?
    If you have any concerns about your piercing, you can come in and our amazing piercing team will be happy to consult with you! It is better to be safe than sorry and our professionally train piercers can assist you with any questions or concerns. Your piercing is ultimately your responsibility. If you have serious concerns that are immediate and you cannot come in, seek medical attention. Avoid listening to the advice of non-professionals (family/friends).
  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT THROUGHOUT MY PIERCING EXPERIENCE THERE?
    Upon arriving at Titan Tattoo you will be greeted by one of our staff members and you will be asked to complete an intake form with basic health information. This is our standard consent form. If you are a Minor, you and your parent/guardian will both complete the form. Your artist will discuss your piercing procedure briefly, and then set up for your procedure. Once you are in the piercing chair, they will walk you through every step of the process answering your questions along the way. After the piercing is performed, you will be given verbal and written aftercare information. Your artist will also give you contact information should you have questions once you get home or during the healing process.
  • ONCE I SUBMIT A BOOKING REQUEST, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO HEAR BACK FROM AN ARTIST?
    Once you submit your booking request, our system will send you a notification almost immediately. The artist will receive your submission and should respond within 2-3 days. “Same day” appointment requests are sometimes delayed for this reason. Occasionally, we get swamped and lose track of requests – we do not have a booking secretary and do the best we can. If no one contacts you within the week, please reach out to the shop directly. We will make sure someone reaches out to discuss getting you scheduled.
  • CAN I GET A TATTOO IF I AM PREGNANT OR NURSING?
    NO.
  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT THROUGHOUT MY TATTOOING EXPERIENCE THERE?
    Upon arriving at Titan Tattoo you will be greeted by one of our staff members and you will be asked to complete an intake form with basic health information. This is our standard consent form. If you are a Minor, you and your parent/guardian will both complete the form. Your artist will discuss your tattooing, and then set up for your procedure. Once you are in the tattooing chair, they will walk you through every step of the process answering your questions along the way. After the tattooing is performed, you will be given verbal and written aftercare information. Your artist will also give you contact information should you have questions once you get home or during the healing process.
  • WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR AFTERCARE AND WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHILE HEALING?
    Our artists will fully explain aftercare when you are tattooed. We also have our aftercare (LINK) recommendations on this site that can be saved to your electronic device or printed.
  • HOW DOES PRICING WORK?
    Each artist prices their own work according to how they value their time and energy. There are some basic similarities between our artists though. 1. Our shop minimum is $100. 2. Our hourly rate is $175-200 an hour depending on the work. 3. An artist may choose to charge flat rate for a piece of work. When your artist books the appointment, there will be an estimation of cost. THIS IS ONLY AN ESTIMATE. If there are design changes or other factors that greatly impact the time involved, the pricing may change.
  • WHAT IS THE HOURLY RATE?
    Our hourly rate is between $175-200 per hour. We do not always charge by the hour although we do book appointments that way. Most artists will flat rate smaller pieces. Each artist can give you an estimate on the piece when scheduling. If you are working within a budget, talk with your artist. They can show you what they can do for your budget.
  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY SESSION?
    You will be greeted when you arrive and asked to complete some paperwork – please bring a state or federally issued photo ID with you. Your artist will go over your design and set up for you. Once you are in their booth, they will address any concerns you may have. They will apply a stencil for your placement approval. They will then begin tattooing.
  • DO YOU DO TAP OUT SESSIONS?
    NO.
  • I AM UNDER 18. CAN I GET A TATTOO IF MY PARENTS SIGN FOR ME?
    NO. The State of Tennessee prohibits tattooing of anyone under the age of 18 even with parental consent. Our studio and our artists WILL NOT TATTOO MINORS for any reason.
  • WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
    We do not charge to schedule an appointment – there is NO DEPOSIT. We do, however, have a strict cancellation/no-show policy. If you cancel your appointment within 72 hours (3 days) of the scheduled date, you will be charged 30% of the estimated amount in your booking. If you do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged 60% of the estimated amount in your booking. Rescheduling must be done before 24 hours of your appointment. Rescheduling within of your appointment 24 hours will be considered a late cancellation. You will be billed 30% of the estimated amount of your booking and you will need to reconfirm the new appointment date with a debit or credit card.
  • DO YOU TAKE DEPOSITS?
    We do not take deposits for tattoo appointments. Once you and your artist agree on the time and date, our system will send you a link to confirm the appointment with a debit or credit card. This is NOT A DEPOSIT and NOTHING WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR CARD. We do have a pretty strict cancellation/no-show policy. Please be sure to read our cancellation policy carefully before booking.
  • I AM RECOVERING FROM AN ILLNESS/INFECTION/SURGERY. CAN I GET A TATTOO IF I AM ON ANTIBIOTICS?
    NO.
  • CAN I SEE MY DESIGN BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
    In most cases, the design will be ready for you when you arrive at your appointment.Our artists go to great lengths to gather information for the design process. If you need to make small changes the day of, most artists are agreeable to this and will do it while you wait.If larger changes are necessary, your artist may choose to reschedule you.WE DO NOT SEND DESIGNS THROUGH EMAIL FOR APPROVAL.
  • CAN I GET A DESIGN DRAWN BEFORE I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
    NO. Our artists draw for clients that have appointments. If you want to commission an artist for a drawing, please talk with any of our artists.
  • WHAT IS THE SHOP MINIMUM?
    Our shop minimum is $100.
  • HOW DO I GET AN APPOINTMENT?
    Fill out the request form on the website, call the studio or email your favorite artist directly.
  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT THROUGHOUT MY PMU EXPERIENCE THERE?
    Upon arriving at Titan Tattoo you will be greeted by one of our staff members and you will be asked to complete an intake form with basic health information. This is our standard consent form. If you are a Minor, you and your parent/guardian will both complete the form. Your artist will discuss your PMU procedure briefly, and then set up for your procedure. Once you are in the PMU chair, they will walk you through every step of the process answering your questions along the way. After the PMU is performed, you will be given verbal and written aftercare information. Your artist will also give you contact information should you have questions once you get home or during the healing process.
  • ARE PERMANENT COSMETICS SAFE?
    Yes. Your PMU artist follows strict sanitation guidelines and State regulations to ensure safety during every procedure. They will only use disposable, single-use needles during each application as well as use single-use pigments that have been designed specifically for permanent cosmetics. Your PMU artist is routinely inspected by the State Health Department to ensure a safe environment and practices are being used in the studio.
  • CAN I GET PERMANENT MAKEUP WHILE UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY?
    Permanent Cosmetics are great for clients who have undergone Chemotherapy to replace any hair loss you may have experienced as a result.It is not advised to undergo cosmetic tattooing while receiving chemotherapy treatments. It is recommended that you wait at least 1-year post chemotherapy when having a PMU procedure. If you have more questions regarding permanent cosmetic tattooing while taking Chemotherapy, please speak consult your physician.
  • WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKE UP? (PMU)
    Permanent Makeup, also known as permanent cosmetics, micro-pigmentation, and derma pigmentation, is a type of cosmetic procedure achieved through means of tattooing to give cosmetic-like effects to the eyes, lips, eyebrows, areolas, and more. A PMU artist uses various skilled techniques to achieve the desired look for each client. Your artist will use color theory to pick out the perfect colors and shades for you, map out your anatomy to ensure that you get the desired look that is best for your features, and utilize various tattooing techniques with both hand tools and tattoo machines to achieve the desired look. Our in-house PMU artist at Titan Tattoo has gone through multiple hours of training by both Licensed PMU Artists as well as Tattoo Artists to ensure that you get the best look achievable. Our PMU artist uses multiple topical anesthetics to give you and comfortable procedure. Permanent Makeup may not be a suitable procedure for everyone however, our skilled artist provides extensive consultations prior to your appointment to make sure that you are a great candidate for your desired procedure. There may be a small fee if an anesthetic patch test is done.If you have any questions or concerns regarding permanent makeup or would like to schedule an appointment with our PMU artist you can reach us via phone, email, or by filling out our ‘Appointment Request’ form on this website.
  • CAN I GET PERMANENT MAKEUP WHILE PREGNANT / NURSING?
    No. The same restrictions apply to PMU artists as well as Tattoo artist. We will not perform any permanent cosmetic procedure on you while pregnant/nursing.
  • DOES PERMANENT MAKEUP HURT?
    Although the procedure is not completely painless, your artist uses a variety of topical anesthetics like creams and ointments to ensure comfort during the process. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different so using clear and open communication with your artist will help assist them in making the process as comfortable as possible.
  • HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
    You can schedule an appointment with your PMU artist through completing our online ‘Appointment Request’ Form on this website or email the studio or directly.

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