Frequently Asked Questions
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General Studio FAQ's
Where is your studio located?
Dzul Ink Lounge is located in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown Neighborhood at 2104 3rd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.
What products & services do you offer?
Dzul Ink Lounge is a full-service body art studio offering Custom Tattoos, Body Piercings and Airbrush. We also carry an extensive selection of body jewelry.
Is an appointment necessary?
We take walk-ins, though they are subject to wait times depending on artist availability. We are able to make same day appointments if you reach out to us. In addition, if there is a rescheduled appointment leaving a spot open, we will refer to the waitlist or post the availability on Instagram and Facebook. We encourage you to call for availability and check out our work, the studio, and to speak with one of our artists or colleagues. Due to the demand and time necessary to create great quality work we prefer to set up appointments depending on our schedule and availability.
What is a consultation?
A consultation is a free-of-charge, 15+ minute meeting with a DZUL artist or colleague. During this time, we will discuss your tattoo or airbrush ideas, look over any reference art, and answer any questions you may have regarding your design and the process. A consultation will allow us to give you an estimated quote on the price and amount of time it may take to complete your tattoo, piercing or airbrush. If you choose to proceed with the service, we will then book your appointment.
Can I request a quote or send/receive photos/artwork through email?
Yes, we are available to communicate through email. For those clients who have scheduled an appointment with deposit, you may send photos and artwork through email regarding your design and/or service. We do not send designs out.
Please call Dzul Ink Lounge at 206.767.1163 to book your appointment and to ask about same-day availability.
Do you require a deposit for any of your services?
Yes, for small tattoos we require a $100+ deposit depending on the tattoo to secure your appointment. For larger pieces, a deposit of 1/4 or 1/3 of your estimated quote will be needed, and then applied to the final price of your tattoo. You can pay in person, or we can process credit/debit card payment over the phone. You must pay the deposit at the time of set-up.
Deposits of $20 are required for piercing appointments if you would like to have the time reserved.
For airbrush designs, we require a deposit of ½ of the full estimated price. Custom airbrush work including logos, illustrations, and murals require a deposit. A deposit will reserve your desired time and will be applied to the full amount of your final payment.
Deposits cannot be transferred for use by another person.
Deposits are not refundable.
Can I place an order over the phone?
Yes, please call the studio at 206.767.1163 to place your order.
Do you sell your products online?
Purchases can be processed by phone or in-person at the studio.
Do you sell gift certificates?
We offer a variety of gift certificates for tattoo, piercing, airbrush, apparel and other services we provide. A DZUL gift certificate is an easy way to pay for purchases at the Dzul Ink Lounge. Gift certificates are redeemable within 90 days of purchase and make a great gift for friends and family who prefer to shop in our store.
What is your payment policy?
Full payment at the time of any service is required. We accept cash, debit and credit cards (NO AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER or CHECKS).
Do you charge sales tax?
We are obligated by the state of Washington to charge sales tax.
What if I'm late to my appointment?
If you arrive late, your appointment may need to be rescheduled according to our schedule. We appreciate your understanding; we cannot have our tattoo artist running late for other appointments. If your appointment has to be rescheduled due to your late arrival, you will forfeit your deposit and be required to put pay a new deposit to reschedule your appointment.
Can I bring my kids to my appointment?
No, children are not allowed in the shop unless a legal guardian has scheduled a piercing services appointment for the minor prior via phone or online. We do not accept walk-ins in regards to piercing services for minors. Both legal guardian and youth must have proper ID to receive our services. In the case of earlobe piercings for babies, a birth certificate is required as well as the parent ID. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule an appointment but the full amount goes towards the cost of the piercing service.
Sí, casi todo el personal de DZUL habla español, pero no todos.
Do you speak Spanish?
There is always at least one employee fluent in Spanish in the shop, but not all employees are fluent.
If my question wasn’t answered here how do I get an answer to my question?
Please check other FAQ sections or contact the studio.
General Studio Policies
Dzul Ink Lounge is Belltown’s only upscale full-service body art studio offering tattoos, body piercing, airbrush and more. We set ourselves to the highest standards for art and professional services. Our prices reflect those standards in our work. Call us at 206-767-1163 to book an appointment or to answer any questions you may have.
Any custom work, product or service that involves prior preparation requires a deposit before we are able to start work. This includes any custom work involving tattoos, airbrush, art, murals, logos, illustrations etc.
The majority of DZUL personnel are fluent in Spanish and English. Casi todo el personal de DZUL habla español pero no todos.
Taking pictures of our artwork display is not permitted. Only artwork that is being created for you can be photographed.
Dzul accepts cash, Visa and MasterCard credit or debit cards. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS, DISCOVER or AMERICAN EXPRESS.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
All deposits are non-refundable.
When you schedule a tattoo appointment, a deposit is required. The deposit will vary depending on the amount of work you will have done and can range from $100 to $500. A custom design requires 1/4 of the tattoo estimate or 1/3 of the estimate depending on the necessary work preparation. The full amount of the deposit will be applied to the final price of the tattoo estimate. You must pay the deposit at the time your appointment is scheduled. You can pay in person, or we can process credit card payments over the phone. Deposits are non-refundable and must be used within 90 days of placing the deposit. You must provide 48 hours notice to reschedule your appointment or you will forfeit your deposit. If you fail to show up for your scheduled appointment you will forfeit your deposit.
If you use a tattoo gift certificate for a deposit and do not provide proper notice to reschedule or do not show up for your appointment, your gift certificate will be void.
Deposits cannot be transferred for use by another person.
DZUL Ink General Tattoo Policies
If you arrive for your appointment without proper identification you will not be tattooed. You will forfeit your deposit and be required to pay to schedule a new appointment.
Tattoo Cancellation Policies
If you do not show up for your tattoo appointment, you forfeit your deposit. You will be required to pay a new deposit in full to schedule a new appointment.
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, we require a notice of at least 48 hours or you will forfeit your deposit. Without proper notice you will have to pay a new deposit for a new appointment.
If you reschedule 48 hours before your appointment, we will transfer your paid deposit to your new appointment. If you cannot make it to your appointment a second time, you will forfeit your payment in full and will not be permitted to schedule any further appointments.
If you choose not to reschedule your appointment when you cancel, we will hold your deposit for the remainder of the 90 days from when you paid your deposit. If you do not schedule a new appointment within those 90 days of cancellation, you will forfeit your deposit.
Tattoo price quotes are only estimates. We do not charge an hourly rate we charge by the tattoo piece. We do our best to stick to the quotes we give, but sometimes, a tattoo can take longer than anticipated for a variety of reasons. You may wind up paying more than what you are quoted. Please come prepared with extra money in case you would like to add or change detail to your design.
Tattoo Touch-Up Policies
Touch up appointments do not require a deposit and are free within 90 days from the original date your tattoo was done. If the tattoo was damaged by your negligence, such as sun exposure or ignoring proper aftercare procedures, you may be charged. Hand, feet and face tattoos are prone to fading and therefore not eligible for free touchups. A photograph of your healed tattoo is required to book your free touch up. Photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Touch ups are only free by the artist who originally worked on your tattoo. If the artist who did your original tattoo at Dzul Ink Lounge is no longer here, another Dzul tattoo artist may touch up your tattoo for free at his or her discretion. However, if the touch up work needed requires more than a few minutes of time, you may be charged. You will be informed whether or not the touch up is free prior to scheduling your appointment. Re-coloring old tattoos done elsewhere is NOT considered a touch up.
If you do not show up for a touch up appointment, you will be required to pay $50 or whatever amount the artist estimates will be sufficient for the amount of work that needs to be done to schedule a new appointment for a touch up.
If you do not show up a second time, you will forfeit the payment and will not be permitted to schedule any further appointments.
I’m interested in getting a tattoo at DZUL Ink Lounge. What should I do?
Before you visit the tattoo studio, it is helpful but not necessary to have an idea of what you want done. Our tattoo artists are experienced at custom tattoos and designs and will help you create an original piece from scratch. If you have an idea in mind, we have found that it is helpful to do some research before you speak to an artist or colleague. The studio also has books with hundreds of tattoo designs to get inspired.
I know what I want for my tattoo but I don’t have an existing design, can you draw it for me?
Absolutely! Visit the studio and an artist or colleague can help you with your design. Give us a call at 206-767-1163 and we will set up a consultation to go over the details of your tattoo design.
What is a consultation?
A consultation is a free-of-charge, 15+ minute meeting with a Dzul Ink Lounge tattoo artist or colleague. During this time, we will discuss your ideas, look over any reference art, and answer questions you may have about your tattoo design or the process. A consultation also allows us to quote an estimated price as well as the amount of time it will take for your tattoo. If you’d like to go forward with the tattoo at Dzul Ink Lounge, a colleague will then book your appointment.
Can I request a quote or send/receive photos/artwork through email?
Yes, but we prefer to give quotes and estimates at the studio after we have discussed your design in person so that we can better understand your ideas and provide you with a more accurate price. Due to our busy schedule, email requests may require a longer wait time for a response. For the fastest turnaround, please call the studio at 206-767-1163 to book a consultation.
Do you charge by the hour?
No, tattoos at Dzul Ink Lounge are priced by the final piece, not by the hour.
I want an existing tattoo covered up or reworked. What should I do?
We require an initial consultation before any cover-up tattoos. It is helpful but not necessary to have a few ideas of what you want to cover up your existing tattoo with. Bring any ideas or artwork you may have to your consultation. The tattoo studio also has hundreds of tattoo designs to view and choose from. A tattoo artist or colleague will provide suggestions as needed to come up with the best results for your cover-up or reworked tattoo.
Can I cover my scar or stretch marks with a tattoo?
Sometimes. Many scars can be covered up, but occasionally some cannot. There is no certainty that the scarred tissue will take the ink properly. We require that you come in for a consultation for any tattoos that will be going over scars or stretch marks, we will be able to give you a better answer for the results of your tattoo once you come into the studio to have our colleague or artist take a look at your scar in person to give you more feedback. Ideally, the scar should be a year old. If your scar is recent, please contact your doctor to see if it is appropriate to get a tattoo over your scar.
Do you offer neon/black light ink tattoos at your studio?
We currently offer blacklight tattoos on a limited basis.
Do you offer white ink tattoos at your studio?
Yes! All of our artists are skilled in creating white ink tattoos.
Do I need an appointment?
Due to COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, we currently require an appointment for most sessions. We are not currently taking walk-ins. However, on some occasions, we are able to make same day appointments if you reach out to us. In addition, if there is a rescheduled appointment leaving a spot open, we will refer to the waitlist or post the availability on Instagram and Facebook. We encourage you to call for availability and check out our work, the studio, and to speak with one of our artists or colleagues. Due to the demand and time necessary to create great quality work we prefer to set up appointments depending on our schedule and availability.
How much is the deposit for my tattoo appointment?
For custom tattoos the deposit is 1/4 to 1/3 of your tattoo estimate depending on the work preparation necessary. There is a $50 minimum for non-custom tattoos, which is applied to the full amount of your tattoo price.
Is there a waitlist to get a tattoo at Dzul Ink Lounge?
It depends on our schedule. Dzul Ink Lounge has a standard waitlist of 1-3 weeks depending on demand. If you’re planning on getting tattooed at our studio, please book your appointment as soon as possible to reserve a desirable time.
Is there anything I need to bring with me for my tattoo appointment?
We recommend brining pillows and/or blankets for your comfort during long tattoo sessions. A drop in body temperature is a common symptom of getting tattooed. You are also welcome to bring snacks to be eaten in the lobby during breaks. If you have purchased numbing cream, you must apply it in a thick layer 2 hours before your appointment and wrap it in saran wrap to be removed by the artist. If you have purchased numbing spray, bring your numbing spray. We will also need a valid form of state or federal identification. Driver’s License, Military ID, Embassy-issued ID, or Passports are all accepted.
Will my tattoo hurt?
Everyone’s definition of what hurts is different because each individual feels pain differently. Unfortunately, there is no real measure of pain that we can give you without being disingenuous. Some people say that getting tattooed feels like a cat scratch and afterwards it feels like sunburn. Different parts of your body will be more sensitive that others, usually getting tattooed on bony parts or areas with thin skin are more susceptible to pain.
Can I use anything to help with the pain?
We offer a variety of topical numbing ointments and sprays to help reduce some of the pain associated with getting your tattoo. Please let us know if you are interested in any of these products as they require 1-2 hours on the skin before tattooing.
Will I receive suggestions on how to take care of my new tattoo?
Yes, after your tattoo is complete, we will give you an aftercare brochure, which will list all the aftercare suggestions to best take care of your new tattoo. Your tattoo artist will explain the aftercare suggestions and answer any questions you may have. If you have any further questions after you get home, do not hesitate to call us.
How long does my tattoo take to heal?
A tattoo generally requires about 2-3 weeks to heal if you follow the proper aftercare suggestions from your artist.
Can I donate blood after getting a tattoo?
According to the American Red Cross, there is a 12-month wait period after receiving a tattoo to be able to donate blood. Talk to a medical professional for detailed information or contact the Red Cross.
Do you sell tattoo supplies at the studio?
No, we do not sell any tattoo supplies. Dzul Ink Lounge is not a tattoo equipment supplier.
If my question wasn’t answered here how do I get an answer?
If you can’t find an answer to your question within or Q&A & Policies in the different sections, then please use our contact form to send us a message and we will get back to you. You can also call 206-767-1163
Can your artists do different styles of art?
Yes, our artists are well-rounded and are very experienced in all types of artwork from traditional tattoo styles to fine line, realism, micro, and colorwork. Our most common tattoo request is for custom, one-of-a-kind tattoos.
Our tattoo artists have also created unique flash including special Seattle themed images that can be viewed at our tattoo studio. Flash is the term used to describe the design sheets that you see on the walls and on the racks at tattoo studios. We have our own original tattoo flash sets available here at Dzul Ink Lounge that are ready to be inked.
Safeguarding Your Health - Our Procedures
All clients are required to read and sign a "Consent Application of Tattoo and Release and Waive of All Claims Form" prior to receiving services from Dzul Tattoo. Please read it carefully and make sure that you understand what you are signing. If you do not understand something in the consent form, do not sign it without asking for clarification first.
Listed below are some of the procedures we use to provide the safest, most sterile conditions possible for your new tattoo or piercing. If you have any questions regarding the tattooing process, do not hesitate to ask.
To minimize the risk of infection, our artists do not work when they are ill. We also ask that you postpone your visit to our tattoo studio until you are free from any disease that could put other clients or our staff at risk. We want to provide the cleanest, safest environment possible and need your cooperation to do so.
Additionally, tattooing can tax your immune system. If you are ill, it may increase your recovery time and also put you more at risk for possible infection or other health-related complications.
Drinking and Drugs
We will not tattoo anyone known to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and/or drugs will thin your blood, which can lead to excessive bleeding. If you are on any prescription medications, please tell your tattoo artist ahead of time.
If you are under the care of a physician for a medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, please speak to a physician or medical professional regarding any risks associated with a tattoo. You must also inform your tattoo artist ahead of time. If a medical emergency arises while you are at our studio, we will be better prepared to handle it. We require a written letter signed by your physician, with their contact information, noting that you have discussed getting a tattoo done.
Pregnant and Nursing Women
We do not tattoo pregnant women. Everything that goes into your body can affect your unborn child. Potential allergic reactions or infections could also put you and your baby at risk. The process may also affect your immune system and its ability to help you fight off infection. You should also delay your new tattoo if you are nursing. We want you and your baby to be as healthy as possible. If you wish to get a tattoo after you're pregnant we suggest consulting your doctor and waiting at least 6 weeks after giving birth or when you have finished nursing.
All our tattoo artists wear standard medical nitrile gloves during the tattooing process.
Inks and Pigments
All inks and pigments used for your tattoo are poured from its universal container into brand new, sterile ink caps. Once the artist has finished your tattoo, the ink caps are discarded in your presence. We DO NOT pour the remaining ink back into the universal container.
We use brand new, hospital-sterilized, disposable needles for each and every client. The artist will show you the sterile packaging and will open it only in your presence. Once the artist is finished with your tattoo, the needle is disposed of into a sharps container.
All non-disposable equipment, such as tubes and other metal equipment, is sterilized following strict health and safety guidelines in our in-studio working autoclave. Autoclaving is the only form of sterilizing accepted in the United States for medical instruments. Autoclave bags are opened only in your presence. If you have questions or concerns regarding the sterilization process we use, do not hesitate to ask. We are happy to explain each and any process with you.
The artist will usually prepare the area to receive a tattoo by shaving the area. We use brand new, disposable, safety razors for each client and dispose of them immediately after each use. Please do not shave the area prior to coming in for your tattoo.
Making You Aware - The Risks of Getting a Tattoo
You may experience an allergic reaction to the dyes, pigments, and processes used in tattooing. We cannot determine or guarantee that you will not have an allergic reaction. If you are unsure or concerned, it is best to start with a small tattoo first. However, this still does not guarantee that you will not experience an allergic reaction to larger tattoos.
Tattoos can lead to bacterial infections, particularly if they are not properly cared for. Following our aftercare suggestions can help reduce the risk of infection. However, if your immune system is depressed because of illness or you have an allergy to any part of the process, your risk for infection is greater. If you have any questions regarding the care of your tattoo, stop by the studio to speak with a colleague or tattoo artist, or give us a call.
Obtaining a tattoo from a studio or from an untrained friend or relative can often be the culprit of a viral disease. We follow all safety guidelines required to help prevent cross-contamination.
Other Things You Should Know
Obtaining a tattoo is by your choice alone. A tattoo is a permanent change to your appearance and no representations can be made to you regarding the ability to change, alter, or remove any tattoo.
Skin color will affect the brightness of colors used in a tattoo.
Variations in color and design may exist between any tattoos you select and as ultimately applied to your body.
The anger of a poor-quality tattoo remains long after the sweetness of a low-price is forgotten.
Our artists work hard to give you the finest work; any gratuity is always appreciated.
It is Washington State law that you must be 18 years of age or older to get a tattoo. You will be asked to present a valid, legal ID before we will start work. We do not advocate the tattooing of anyone under the age of eighteen.
You must bring state or federal photo ID every time you come in for any tattoo. If you arrive for a tattoo appointment without proper ID, you will not get tattooed and you will lose your deposit money. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver's license, state issued non-driver ID card, military ID, embassy issued ID, passport, or learner's permit (if it has a photo on it).
Tattoo appointments will not be scheduled via email. To make an appointment, please call or stop by the studio in Belltown.
No smoking, please.
We will not tattoo gang or racially motivated designs, so please do not ask. Certain artists may have restrictions on subject matter if it causes them discomfort and all our artists retain the right to deny a design based on this.
Our quotes are only estimates. Our services are charged by the piece and not the hour. We do our best to stick to the quotes we give, but sometimes, a project can take longer than anticipated for a variety of reasons. You may end up paying more or less than what you are quoted. Please come prepared with extra money in case you would like to add or change details to your design.
All tattoo deposits are non-refundable.
Age and Identification Policies:
We offer a wide variety of piercing services to adults & minors. The policies we've established regarding minors are designed to protect them, their parents and our studio. We strongly encourage minors and their parents to stop into the studio and speak with one of our piercing artists. This will allow us to go over all details of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
We reserve to right to refuse piercing services to anyone at anytime.
In order to be pierced or have jewelry inserted into a piercing as an adult you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid photo ID. Acceptable identification includes a driver’s license, passport, state issued identification card, government ID, embassy-issued ID or military ID.
Minor piercing Age Requirements for Specific Piercings;
We must have proof of both age and relationship to parent/legal guardian.
Both parent and minor must be present to sign the release/consent form and both must provide a state or federal issued picture ID (Drivers License, State ID, Passport, Military ID, Embassy issued ID etc.), on which last names and/or addresses match.
A school issued photo ID or yearbook picture ACCOMPANIED BY A BIRTH CERTIFICATE is acceptable for minors younger than driving age.
If the parent’s last name and address is different from the minor there must be legal documentation to prove the relationship. (Birth certificate, custody documentation, or adoption papers, etc.)
Photocopies of IDs are not acceptable.
If you are under 18, your parents have to be in the studio,
they cannot sign the release form unless they are present.
Below are the minimum ages we will perform certain piercings at:
(Babies: 2 weeks – 3 months preferred. We suggest consulting with your pediatrician.)
14 years of age or older:
Ear cartilage, helix, tragus, other piercings on the ear
15 years of age or older:
16 years of age or older:
18 years of age or older:
Tongue, Surface, Nipple, Genital, etc... all other piercings.
Which piercings can I get with parental permission?
All piercings besides tongue, surface, nipple, and genital can be done with a parent's permission based on which piercing they want and how old they are. Please see previous question for more details..
Do you do earlobe piercings for children or babies?
Yes. A parent or guardian must be present during the piercing. For babies we suggest they be between 2 weeks and 3 months of age for optimal healing. Please call to make an appointment with our piercer for this service.
How much does it cost to get a piercing?
The cost of the piercing all depends on the type of piercing and selection of the jewelry. Piercing and jewelry are sold separately. An updated price chart is available at our front desk and is available in-person or relayed via phone.
Jewelry prices can vary based on style/size.
The piercing and jewelry are sold separately. We only tax you on the jewelry not the piercing service. Your piercing artist will provide basic aftercare instructions with verbal and written details and suggestions.
We also have a wide selection of jewelry options for your new or existing piercing.
Can I use my own jewelry for a piercing when I go to your studio?
No, we cannot use your jewelry because we cannot guarantee that it has been properly sterilized for your own self-health and safety or made of approved metals.
What type of materials do you pierce with?
We offer ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) certified Stainless Steel (316 or 138 is implant grade stainless steel, L = Low carbon content, VM = Vacuum melted in a oxygen free environment), ASTM certified Titanium and 14k & 18k solid gold.
Jewelry for New Piercings:
We pierce with the following types of material:
ASTM certified Stainless Steel (316 or 138)
ASTM certified Titanium
ASTM certified Gold (14k & 18k)
What other materials do you offer for healed piercings?
For healed piercings we offer the following types of jewelry: organic materials, including: water buffalo horn, hardwoods, fossilized mastodon tusk, jade, stone, bamboo, silver, glass and dental acrylic.
Jewelry Return/Exchange Policy
ALL jewelry sales are FINAL. No exchanges, returns or replacements, period. We do not guarantee jewelry. Jewelry should be tested to make sure all parts functioning before you buy. If you do not know the proper size and gauge of your jewelry please ask one of our piercing artists for help to insure that you purchase the right piece.
Does it hurt and do you use any numbing agents?
We do not use anesthesia or any kind of numbing agents. Only certified doctors are permitted to use anesthetics. Everyone’s definition of "hurt” is different because everyone feels pain differently. There is no real measure of pain that we can give you without being disingenuous. Piercings are very quick and most people are pleasantly surprised that it was "not that bad.”
Do you accept walk-ins for piercing?
Yes, walk-ins are welcome. While piercing appointments are recommended, they are not required. If it happens to be a busy day, you may have to wait about 20 minutes or more.
If you wish to come in at a specific time or in a group and would not like to wait, we recommend making an appointment.
If you want to request a specific piercing artist please let us know when you book your appointment. We have a piercing artist at the studio everyday. However, each piercing artists’ hours vary so we suggest calling in advance to find out when your desired piercer is available.
What do I need to bring with me for my piercing appointment?
State issued identification including a driver’s license, passport, or embassy issued ID.
For minors a parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor during their piercing. Both the minor and parent/guardian must provide government issued identification that has the same last name and address on it (proof of relationship) such as birth certificate in conjunction with a photo ID.
How do I take care of my piercing?
After your piercing is done, we will give you a brochure that has specific aftercare suggestions for the type of piercing you’ll be getting, along with a verbal explanation from your piercing artist.
Does your studio offer implants or insertions?
No, currently our studio does not offer "surgical modifications" or services involving incisions.
My dermal piercing has completely healed over and is under my skin. Can you remove it?
No, our studio does not perform incisions of any kind. We suggest seeing a doctor. If you lose your dermal body jewelry we suggest replacing or removing the piercing anchor as soon as possible.
I have a questions or concerns about my new piercing, who can I talk to?
If you have any questions or concerns about your new piercing you are welcome to come back to Dzul Ink Lounge and a piercing artist will assist you. Or contact us to speak with your piercing artist, if they are not available, another piercing artist will assist you.
If my question wasn’t answered here how do I get an answer?
If you can’t find an answer to your question within the Q&A & Policies in the different sections, then please use our contact form to send us a message.
Making You Aware - The Risks of Getting a Piercing
While piercing is considered generally safe and we take all possible precautions to safeguard your health, there are known risks associated with the process. Research all the risks associated with piercings to learn about the things you should look for when selecting a studio.
All clients are required to read and sign a "Consent Application of Tattoo and Release and Waive of All Claims form" prior to receiving services from Dzul. Please read it carefully and make sure that you understand what you are signing. If you do not understand something in the consent form, do not sign it without asking for clarification first.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
To minimize the risk of infection, our artists do not work when they are ill. We also ask that you postpone your visit to our studio until you are free from any disease that could put other clients or our staff at risk. We want to provide the cleanest, safest environment possible and need your cooperation to do so.
Additionally, piercing can tax your immune system. If you are ill, it may increase your recovery time and also put you more at risk for possible infection or other health-related complications.
Drinking and Drugs
We do not pierce anyone known to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and/or drugs will thin your blood, which can lead to excessive bleeding. If you are taking prescribed medications, please tell your artist ahead of time.
If you are under the care of a physician for a medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, please tell your artist ahead of time. If a medical emergency arises while you are at our studio, we will be better prepared to handle it. We require a written letter signed by your physician, with their contact information, noting that you have discussed getting a piercing.
You may experience an allergic reaction to the jewelry, and processes used in body piercing. We cannot determine or guarantee that you will not have an allergic reaction.
Piercings can lead to bacterial infections, particularly if they are not properly cared for. Following our aftercare suggestions can help reduce the risk of infection. However, if your immune system is depressed because of illness or you have an allergy to any part of the process, your risk for infection is greater. If you have any questions regarding the care of your piercing, stop by the studio to speak with our artist, or give us a call.
Obtaining a piercing from a "dirty" studio or from an untrained friend or relative can often be the culprit of a viral disease. We follow all safety guidelines required to help prevent cross-contamination.
Not every piercing can heal successfully. Variations in anatomy and environment can affect your new piercing. All piercings have the potential to reject (migrate, grow out, etc...), although some are more likely than others. When a piercing rejects, the jewelry may appear to be moving towards the surface or may appear to become steadily "shallower" over time. The piercing site may appear red or produce a clear discharge. Pain is generally not associated with rejection. If you are concerned you may be rejecting a piercing we suggest letting our piercer examine the area.
Safeguarding Your Health - Our Procedures
Listed below are some of the procedures we use to provide the safest, most sterile conditions possible for your new piercing. If you have any questions regarding the piercing process, don't hesitate to ask.
All our artists wear standard medical nitrile gloves during the piercing process.
We use brand new, hospital-sterilized, disposable needles for each and every client. The artist will show you the sterile packaging and will open it only in your presence. Once the artist is finished with your piercing, the needle is disposed of into a sharps container. (We do not use piercing guns!)
All non-disposable equipment, such as forceps and other metal equipment, is sterilized following strict health and safety guidelines in our in-studio working autoclave. Autoclaving is the only form of sterilizing accepted in the United States for medical instruments. Autoclave bags are opened only in your presence. If you have questions or concerns regarding the sterilization process we use, just ask. We will be happy to walk you through it.
Other Things You Should Know
Obtaining a piercing is by your choice alone. A piercing can affect your appearance and no representations can be made to you regarding the ability to change, alter, or remove any piercing.
Currently our studio does not provide implants or services that require incisions.
Anatomy can affect your piercing both in terms of placement and rejection.
Permanent Makeup FAQ's
What is permanent makeup?
It is the micro-implantation of coloring pigments into the skin for aesthetic purposes to enhance, contour, and
outline facial features. It is also a valuable procedure for camouflaging scars, burns, skin pigmentation
variances caused by vitiligo, correcting some facial irregularities, or to further enhance facial rejuvenation and
Is permanent makeup similar to tattooing?
It has some of the same qualities, yet it is very different. It is a common misconception that permanent is
basically just a face tattoo. In fact, the techniques are fundamentally different. Let’s talk anatomy for a
second. The skin has three layers: the epidermis, the outermost layer on top of which we apply makeup; the
dermis, which is made up of connective tissue and contains hair follicles and sweat glands; and the
hypodermis which is part connective tissue, part fat.
While tattoo ink is injected deep into the skin, into the dermis, pigments used for permanent makeup are
injected into the epidermis. This is the reason why:
1) Tattooing hurts a lot more
2) Tattoos last a lifetime (though they may need refreshing), while permanent makeup does not.
Who is Permanent Make-Up not safe for?:
Permanent makeup is not for anyone that:
● is pregnant or nursing.
● has diabetes.
● has a heart condition/Pace Maker.
● has a bleeding disorder.
● is undergoing chemotherapy (consult with you physician).
● has a viral infection (e.g. colds, flu etc.).
● has a communicable disease (i.e. Hepatitis A, B, C, HIV etc.).
● has had Botox within a 2 week period of appointment.
● has had an organ transplant.
● has Epilepsy.
● has used Accutane in the past 6 months.
● is immuno compromised/suppressed.
What is the difference between Microblading and Machine Hair-strokes?
● Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique in which a sharp, handheld tool made
up of 7+ micro needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin.
● The nano machine hair stokes procedure, on the other hand, uses a digital machine to implant
pigment into the skin.The machine method implants pigment slightly deeper than
● The results of nano machine hair-stokes procedure typically lasts longer than microblading.
Microblading lasts up to 18 months where as the results of nano machine hair-stokes
procedure last around 2-2.5 years on average, depending on your skin type & lifestyle.
● As microblading result does not last as long as machine tattooing, you will need more frequent
touch-up sessions in comparison to the machine method.
● Microblading is not for everyone. If you have extremely oily skin, you may not be an ideal
candidate for microblading treatment. It is also not suitable for thin, fragile, or sensitive skin.
Machine Hair-strokes, on the other hand, is amazing for clients who have very oily or delicate
skin. The machine method causes significantly less trauma to the skin than microblading.
Is Ombre Powder Brow The Same As Microblading?
Microblading uses a handheld machine, such as a bladed pen to create hair like strokes to mimic natural hair
growth. However, Ombre Powder Brow creates a shaded effect on the skin to give you the look of 'ombre
brows'. A digital machine is used and the pigment will be implanted deeper into the skin. Whereas
microblading is designed for eyebrow treatments, Ombre Powder can be used for a range of treatments
including lip blushing, eyeliner, etc.
What are the coloring agents used in permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup treatments are done by depositing pigments into the skin to achieve various effects:
eyebrow reconstruction and modification, lip and cheek blushing and discoloration cover up, etc. The term
pigment is wide and it refers to both the fine powder that gives color to cosmetic products such as regular
makeup, as well as the solution made by adding these powders to a binder used in permanent makeup.
Permanent makeup pigments are colored liquids that the skin retains for a period of time, and the body
eventually breaks down and absorbs. This is the main difference between permanent makeup pigments and
tattoo ink; ink cannot be broken down, so it remains in the skin forever, although its color might change.
Is permanent makeup a safe procedure?
The procedures are performed under sterile conditions, using only disposable needle cartridges and with
digitally controlled implantation device. There are no long-term side effects; short-term effects may include
some redness, swelling, and tenderness. There are no known allergic reactions to pigments.
Is there any discomfort associated with the procedure?
I uses topical anesthetics that are highly effective to be applied to the treated area which significantly reduces
discomfort. Typically, patients will report a tickling sensation with little or no discomfort during or after a
procedure has been performed. Please be aware when booking a lip procedure, if you have ever had an
outbreak of fever blisters at any point, you must consult with your doctor for a prescription of Valtrex or similar
product 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
How long does the procedure take to complete?
The average time required for a procedure is between 1.5 to 3.5 hours depends on which service you getting.
What kind of healing time is involved? Is any care required after the procedure?
The treated area must be kept clean. No makeup should be applied for several days. Some skin peeling and
lightening of the applied color is normal. If any additional adjustments are desired, these will be made during
your touch-up appointment. Regular routines usually can be resumed immediately after the procedure.
However, tanning or swimming should be avoided for a few days. Normal healing times is between 4 to 7
days and another 3 weeks for the skin completely build up to normal level.
All airbrush sales are final. Due to the custom nature of airbrush, all airbrush purchases and services are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
What is airbrush painting?
An airbrush is a pen-shaped tool, similar to a spray gun, with a container holding fluid paint connected to a source of compressed air. Used most often by commercial artists, an airbrush allows the artist to control a fine mist of paint that creates smooth gradations of colors and tones.
Which materials can you airbrush?
At Dzul Ink Lounge, our most popular airbrush request is to design on clothing, vehicles, walls of homes and businesses. We can airbrush on almost any surface with the right approach. Examples include different textile materials to leather, paper, canvas, ceramics, clay, metal, wood and concrete.
Do you sell clothing that can be airbrushed?
Yes, Dzul Ink Lounge carries men’s women’s and children’s clothing and T-shirts of different brands, colors and styles that are ideal for airbrushing.
We carry between 3-7 different styles of women’s tops, hooded sweatshirts, and hats.
Dzul Ink Lounge tries to keep all styles, colors & sizes in stock, but occasionally we do run out.
Is the airbrush artwork and clothing sold separately?
Yes, the artwork and the clothing are sold separately. Dzul Ink Lounge carries T-shirts that you can purchase to be airbrushed. But you are also welcome to bring your own items.
What colors and styles of clothing for airbrush do you offer? What brands of clothing do you sell for airbrush?
Dzul Ink Lounge carries the following brands: American Apparel, Gilden, Jon Lauren and Jerseys.
What is the largest size you carry?
Dzul Ink Lounge carries up to 6XL in Tall T-shirts. In others the largest size is 4XL. We offer shirt sizes from newborns 2T’s to adults 6XL. Visit the studio to see our selection on designs and clothing.
Can you airbrush my own clothes, shoes or other items?
Absolutely! You are welcome to bring any of your clothes, shoes, bags, accessories or other items.
Can you airbrush any design that I want?
Yes! The artists at Dzul Ink Lounge specialize in custom designs, and we've done everything from simple names to portraits to original designs never before conceived. We have hundreds of images to view in our gallery as well as in our portfolios at the studio. If you have an idea in mind, we are happy to work with you on a unique design.
Can I bring my own design?
Yes, Dzul Ink airbrush artists encourage you to bring your own design or image. We can modify it however you would like, or do it exactly the way it is.
Can I combine two or more designs on one shirt?
Yes, you may combine as many designs as you want a single item of clothing. Our airbrush artist will make sure they are composed in a final attractive design.
Does airbrush paint show up on any color? Even dark colors?
Yes, the airbrush paint will show up on clothes of any color, not just white t-shirts. We can airbrush on dark clothing including black. However, not all colors will show as brightly as they would appear on white clothing. Airbrushing on dark surfaces also costs more to airbrush, because it requires more time and paint.
Will my airbrushed clothes fade?
Over time, some airbrushed clothes will fade faster than others, and some won't fade at all depending on the material and care of the garment. With special care, you can extend the life of your airbrushed garment. We will provide aftercare instructions at the time of your airbrush purchase.
How long does it take to get a t-shirt airbrushed?
Airbrushed T-shirts can take anywhere from a few minutes, an hour, to a few days depending on the project. Times will vary according to the complexity of the requested design, the quantity, and our workload at the time of purchase. We always do our best to complete each project quickly and to your satisfaction.
How much does the airbrush cost?
The cost of the airbrush art piece depends on the complexity or intricacy of the design. Our designs and artwork start at $15 and can go up to $200 or more depending on the details of the design. The sky is the limit when it comes to your design, but it will reflect on the final price. The artwork and the clothing are sold separately. Clothing prices vary depending on size and style.
Do you offer discounts for large volume t-shirt purchases?
Yes, a minimum purchase of 20 T-shirts, depending on the design, is required to receive a discount. Contact the studio for a quote.
Do you design airbrush signage for stores and entertainment companies?
Yes, we can design signage for your business or entertainment company. Contact us to discuss your design.
Do you airbrush murals?
Yes, Dzul Ink's custom body painting allows you to transform your body into an art canvas. Custom airbrush body painting is perfect for holidays such as Halloween and New Years, and popular for special events such as masquerade parties and nightclub promotions. Our airbrush artists can custom create or recreate any image you desire. If you have an idea in mind, our artists would be happy to sit down with you and figure out a final design.
What is your return/exchange policy on airbrush?
All airbrush work is final. There are no returns or exchanges. No exceptions.
How do I take care of my airbrush?
Suggestions for the care of your airbrush for clothes and other materials: When you take home an airbrushed garment from Dzul Ink Lounge, it is already pre-set and ready to wear. To protect your investment, we suggest using your airbrush garment as much as possible before washing it since the outcome may vary afterward. We cannot guarantee the outcome once washed since each manufacturer of garments uses different materials.
FABRICS (Including 100% cotton, 50/50 blends, denim, and most natural fibers): Do not use bleach or Woolite. If the garment is dirty in areas with no airbrush, spot cleaning is recommended. Hand wash in cold water or machine wash on delicate cycle in cold water. Use only ¼ of usual detergent. Hang dry.
LEATHER: All colors are heat-set for you.
PAPER AND CANVAS: Colors are permanent when dry.
WOOD: All colors are permanent when dry. Allow to dry for 24 hours before applying a clear finish.
CERAMICS & CLAY: Colors are permanent for handling after 24 hours.
If my question wasn’t answered here how do I get an answer?
Please use our contact form to send us a message and we will get back to you swiftly.
What are the different types of accessories and apparel you carry?
We sell Dzul Ink Lounge brand apparel and blank T-shirts for men and women. We also carry a large selection of body piercing jewelry.
What is your return/exchange policy on your apparel?
For all new clothing not receiving airbrush services, we offer return or refunds within 15 days of purchase. The garment must be unworn with the price tags intact. We cannot accept exchanges without the original tags and receipt. All returns and exchanges will not be accepted without managerial approval.
Do you sell your own brand?
We do sell our own brand; currently we have a few select styles with our designs at our studio. We have available a Dzul Ink Lounge T-shirt at our online store and at our studio.
If my question wasn’t answered here how do I get an answer?
If you can’t find an answer to your question within or Q&A & Policies in the different sections, then please use our contact form to send us a message and we will get back to you with a swift reply and helpful answers.
Please note that Dzul only permits the return of products due to a Dzul order processing error or if the garment is unworn with the price tags intact with in 15 days of the purchase. We cannot accept exchanges/returns without the original tags and receipt slip. If you have received an incorrect product due to a Dzul order error, please contact us by phone or in person and we we’ll credit the amount back to you in the form it was received or issue a merchandize credit with managerial approval.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may exchange it for a merchandise credit, within 15 days of the original purchase date.
All gear must be unworn, in new condition, with all price tags intact. Dzul will not accept exchanges without the original tags and receipt or packing slip. Exchanges past the 15-day deadline will not be accepted. All returns and exchanges are subject to managerial approval.
If you discover what you believe is a product defect for any Dzul product, please contactDzul at 206-767-1163. Defective products must be reported within 3 business days after you have received or purchased the product.