Do I need an appointment or can I walk in?
We do accept walk ins at Asylum Studios, but we highly recommend making an appointment. Walk in openings aren't always available. An appointment will guarantee your time with the artist of your choosing. Appointments do require a deposit.
Can an artist draw something for a possible tattoo?
Artists are more than happy to draw your tattoo. We are a custom studio, original ideas are welcomed. If you want an artist to draw your tattoo, it will require a deposit. All drawings by our artists are solely used for your tattoo appointment at Asylum Studios.
Why should I leave a deposit?
Deposits are in place to guarantee your appointment time and to ensure that the artists stay as productive as possible. Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE and can only be redeemed in the form of the discussed design with the same tattoo artist. Any deposit paid will de deducted from the final cost of your tattoo. On multiple session tattoos, it will come off of the last session price.
Do I have to come in to make a deposit?
No. Deposits can be made over the phone with a debit/credit card. The name on the card MUST match the name of the person getting tattooed.
Should I have a consultation before I get my tattoo?
Not all tattoos require a consultation. If you want a simple design or lettering/script, the consultation can be done before your appointment. But, if you're looking at getting an intricate design, an original design, or a larger tattoo, a consultation is highly recommended and often required. Consultation appointments are free of charge and can be scheduled with the front desk in person or by phone.
Does it matter which artist I choose?
All of our artists are highly qualified tattooists. But each artist does have their own style. That style might be important to you and your tattoo idea. Please take the time to look at artist portfolios to see if there is a particular style that suits your tattoo needs. Remember, your new tattoo is a permanent addition to your body. Do as much research as you can.
I'm under 18, can my parent sign or give me permission to get a tattoo?
No. No one under the age of 18 is allowed get tattooed at Asylum Studios. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Should I make an appointment for a piercing?
Piercings are on a walk in, first come first served, basis. No appointment is needed. We have a piercer on staff during all business hours, 7 days a week. If there is a particular piercer you would like to work with, please contact Asylum Studios for their schedule.
Is there an age requirement for certain piercings?
When can I change or remove my jewelry?
If you want your piercing to properly heal, DO NOT change or remove your jewelry until it has been in place long enough to properly heal. Please check out our "Piercing Aftercare" in the "Hygiene/Aftercare" section for full details on suggested healing times. Or stop in to talk with one of our piercing professionals, as some people do heal differently.
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Tattoo artists are available for appointments and/or walk-in* clients
Piercing available for walk-ins* during the following hours:
Sunday - 12:00p - 6:00p
Mon-Thur - 12:00p - 10:00p
Fri-Sat - 12:00p - 10:00p
*Please note that walk in availability is first come first serve, and not always available for tattoos.
Asylum Studios Tattoo & Body Piercing
4179 Electric Rd 4179
Roanoke, VA 24018