We're so stoked that you're considering Axiom for your first (or next!) tattoo! We also realize you may have a lot of questions, and good news - we've got you covered. Check out our FAQ's below - or call, text, email, or stop by anytime!

All appointments require a deposit, which will go towards the final payment for your tattoo. Send us your ideas to receive a quote! All tattoos are lifelong decisions, so we encourage a discussion between you and your tattoo artist. Schedule yours today! We can't wait to meet you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring with me to my tattoo?

A government issued photo ID, payment method, water and snacks, and something to distract yourself with.

what is your cancelation policy?

All tattoo appointments are final. All deposits are non-refundable. DEPOSITS: A deposit (ranging from $50-$200) will be required to secure your tattoo appointment once you have decided to move forward with your tattoo. The deposit amount goes towards your tattoo. Deposits are not refundable and are required for all appointments.

If you need to reschedule, please text us at least 72 hours before your appointment time (858) 490-0107. If your reschedule is approved, your deposit will be transferred to the new appointment.

If you cancel, do not show up for your appointment, or decide not to get tattooed at your appointment you will not receive a refund and your deposit will be forfeited.

How old do I need to be to get tattooed?

Per California state law, you must be 18 years of age or older to get tattooed. No exceptions will be made.

Can I bring guests to my appointment?

We love family and friends, however, only one person will be allowed to accompany you to the tattoo chair.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Wear comfy clothing that allows for easy access to the tattoo area. We highly recommend wearing dark colored clothing to avoid any stains from ink. For tattoos in sensitive areas, we offer privacy screens and pasties, just let your artist know what will make you most comfortable!

Can I bring my dog with me to my appointment?

Pets/companion animals are not allowed inside of the shop for sanitary reasons. Service dogs and psychiatric service dogs are welcome as required by California Law.

How long until I do submerged water activities again?

A minimum of 4 weeks.

How long does it take a tattoo to heal?

7-10 days surface healing, 4-6 weeks total healing.

When can I start tanning again after a tattoo?

A minimum of 4 weeks.

How should I prepare for getting tattooed?

Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water and eat a filling meal before your appointment.

Is getting a tattoo safe?

Absolutely. We follow every safety precaution to ensure that our equipment is sterile. 

I want my first tattoo on my ribs, what do you think?

Ribs can be painful, for first tattoos we recommend the upper arm.  

Still have questions?

We'd love to help!  Click the button below to schedule a consult where we can chat through anything you might need.