Shop Policies


• In order to prevent booking out too far, appointments are for 4 hours maximum per sitting. This allows us to tattoo more clients everyday and get you in sooner. Exceptions will be made for tattoos that must be done in longer sessions.

Multiple appointments can be booked at any time.

• All appointments require a non-refundable deposit of $80 or more.

• No day/time will be reserved until the deposit has been received and confirmed.

The deposit is applied to the cost of the tattoo.

• Deposits are valid for 4 months. For multi-session tattoos, if more than 4 months pass between appointments, a new deposit is required.

• Tattoo deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.



• No call/No show

• Less than 48 hours notice of reschedule, cancellation, or complete change of design

• Rescheduling more than twice in a row

• No contact within 4 months of reschedule

• No government or state issued ID at time of appointment

• No call/no shows and same day cancellations will also incur an additional $200 charge or full payment of tattoo if balance is less than $200.

We can only reschedule your appointment twice. After that, you will need a new deposit in order to keep your appointment. This may seem harsh, but getting a tattoo is a time-consuming process (especially for a larger tattoo). We want to make sure you are fully committed before we spend time researching and drawing for your tattoo.

We all have families and commitments outside of tattooing as well, and researching and drawing for tattoos takes away from that time.

Please eat within 2 hours of your appointment.

Please show up to your appointment on time and be clean/showered.



Cash or Credit Card  (Your tattooer may or may not accept additional forms of payment)

A 3% processing fee is added to all credit/debit card payments.



• NO PICTURES of artwork, books, or flash on the walls of the shop.

• No talking or FaceTiming on your phone. Please take it outside.

DO NOT apply numbing cream before your appointment. We will NOT tattoo you if you are wearing numbing cream when you arrive for your tattoo. It makes your skin very spongy and difficult to tattoo clean and straight lines as well as affecting the stenciling process. Other possible negative effects include: poor healing, ink fallout and discoloration, negative interactions with other products used during the tattoo process, and even the possibility of restricted oxygenation of the bloodstream leading to potential medical emergencies.

• Please eat within 2 hours before your appointment. Low blood sugar can contribute to the possibility or risk of passing out.

• Please do not drink alcohol the day of your appointment, and limit alcohol consumption the day before your appointment. We will NOT tattoo you if you are under the influence.

• Please wear appropriate clothing that allows easy access to the part of your body we will be tattooing.

• We cannot tattoo sunburned or sun-damaged skin.


We have a relaxing, welcoming vibe here at Small World Tattoo. All are welcome, but please be respectful of the shop and other customers. We all have different backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, and ideals, but inside the walls of our tattoo shop, we are all friends with a common interest: TATTOO.

See you soon!