How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
You need to be 18 years old without parental consent or at least 16 years old with parental consent. If you are a minor, you and your parent must present a state or government issued photo ID, or other proof that they are your parent or guardian. (such as a birth certificate, etc.)

Can I go swimming after geting my new tattoo?
You should wait at least 2 weeks or until it is fully healed before you allow the tattoo to be submerged in water for an extended time.

Is it normal for my tattoo to peel and it look like the color is falling out?
A tattoo will peel similar to how a sunburn peels, but it should not scab heavily. There will be some pigment showing in the peeling skin as well.

Is it okay to tip the artist?
Tips are always appreciated but never expected.

How long do tattoos take to heal?
Tattoos generally take about 14 days to heal, sometimes a little bit longer.