APPOINTMENT & Deposit Policy
**At Benchmark Tattoo we require a deposit for all appointments, this is applied to the final cost of your tattoo and holds your appointment time.
**The only way to guarantee a time on our calendar is to have your deposit placed after your tattoo appointment has Been decided on.
Our typical deposit is $75 per appointment or $150 for large or half day appointments.
WE ARE A CASH PREFERRED SHOP. WHEN USING A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD IN STORE OR ONLINE THERE IS A 5% SERVICE FEE.
TO AVOID THIS FEE PLEASE PAY FOR DEPOSITS AND TATTOOS IN CASH.
reschedule & CANCELLATION POLICY
if you need to RESCHEDULE we require an email to the artist 24 hours in advance. if you do not send an email with 24 hour notice that you need to RESCHEDULE or you will lose your deposit. Please also call the shop to ensure the artist knows you have contacted us within the required 24 hours. The number for the shop is 1-218-730-7285.
We will move your deposit with your appointment up to two times before it is forfeited.
Drastic changes to the tattoos design or size after a consult will also forfeit a deposit at the artists' DIscrEctION.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Please be aware that most of our artists are booking 2-4 weeks out. If you reschedule, your new appointment may take a few weeks to reschedule depending on availability.
CARDS are accepted but cash is preferred.
All pricing estimates are simply ESTIMATES and not a GUARANTEED total. only when a tattoo is complete can an artist give an exact price for the tattoo.
If you are working with in a SPECIFIC budget please let the artist know before they start drawing your tattoo. That way they can work with in that budget while they create your design.
DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.
all sales of gift cards and retail are final.
Medications that affect the blood and skin can change the ability of skin to retain ink and inhibit the healing process. If you are on any skin or blood pressure medications please first contact your physician about getting a tattoo while taking your medication.
If you are taking Accutaine (Isotretinoin) we are not able to tattoo you. This medication will cause your skin to scar and make it harder for ink to saturate your skin.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding we are unable to tattoo you. We are happy to have a consultation to talk about your design and set a date for you post pregnancy/breast feeding.
DO NOT use over the counter painkillers, prescription painkillers, alcohol or other drugs. They may cause an increase in bleeding. We DO NOT advise using any topical pain relief that is not approved by a the fda or a doctor. Some numbing products can cause temporary changes to the outer layers of skin, which can affect the final outcome of the tattoo.
If you are looking for a way to ease the pain during your tattoo Benchmark sells hustle helper ; a pain reducing product. Hustle Helper is only used after your tattoo is started and the skin is broken. you are able to buy hustle helper in the shop or from our online store. You can also contact us about the pre- tattoo topical numb cream that we SUGGEST that is sold on amazon.