FAQ: Tattoo Aftercare, Preparation and More from Our Winnipeg Shop

When getting a tattoo or body piercing, there are some important things to keep in mind, from preparation beforehand to tattoo aftercare in the days following your appointment at South of Heaven Tattoos and Body Piercing. On this page, find answers to some common questions about the tattoos and piercings we provide at our Winnipeg shop. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us.

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1. How old do you have to be?

In order to get a tattoo, you must be 18 or older. We pierce ears on children once they are able to voice their consent (usually by age 6 or 7), as long as they are accompanied by their parents. We will perform certain piercings (such as nose, navel, eyebrow, etc.), with parental consent, at age 14 and up. For genital piercings, you must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Is there anything I should do to prepare for my tattoo/piercing?

Yes. You should avoid alcohol the day before coming in for your appointment. This thins the blood and can hinder the procedure. You should also stay hydrated and have something to eat before coming in. If you are getting a larger tattoo, it’s a good idea to bring a drink and snack with you.

3. How do I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment by calling us at 204-254-8054, or you can book an appointment online directly from our website or Facebook page.

4. How do you charge?

For piercing, we charge by the piece. Piercing prices always include basic jewelry. For tattoos, we charge by the hour. Please contact us for pricing info.

5. Which areas hurt more to get tattooed?

All tattoos hurt to some degree, but generally speaking, some of the more painful areas are ribs and inner bicep.

6. Will my tattoo fade?

Your tattoo may fade over time or if exposed to direct sunlight on a regular basis. We recommend using sunscreen during times of exposure to the sun in order to limit fading.

7. Will I need touch-ups?

It’s likely that your tattoo will require a touch-up once it’s healed. We provide one free touch-up per tattoo, usually within the first year.

8. What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit and debit, and we also sell gift certificates.

9. How do I take care of my tattoo/piercing while it heals?

In order to get a tattoo, you must be 18 or older. We pierce ears on children once they are able to voice their consent (usually by age 6 or 7), as long as they are accompanied by their parents. We will perform certain piercings (such as nose, navel, eyebrow, etc.), with parental consent, at age 14 and up. For genital piercings, you must be at least 18 years of age.

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