Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located in the old town Peoria district
85th Ave Upstairs
10865 N 85th Ave Ste 2A
Q: Do you have parking?
A: Yes, we have ample street parking in front of the shop which is on the north side.
Q: What is your ID policy for adults?
A: All clients are required have a State Issued Photo ID (driver's license/permit, non-driver ID, passport, military ID, etc). We can also accept a hard plastic or laminated school ID coupled with an original birth certificate.
Q: What is your ID policy for piercing minors?
A: Documentation Required for Minors (all forms of identification must be original hard copies. We can not accept photocopies or digital copies.)
* Current State issued photo ID for minor (school ID, drivers license/permit, passport, non driver ID card, passport, military ID). We will not pierce a minor without a photo ID, even with parent present, even with birth certificate.
* State issued photo ID for parent or legal guardian (guardian must be present)
* State issued or other bonafide form verifying legal guardianship (birth certificate, court or state issued guardianship papers)
Note: Jewelry changes for a minor require the same IDs as piercing services.
Q: What piercings will you perform on minors?
A: Piercings available to Minors: (with above listed documentation)
* earlobes for 12 or younger, appointment required
* 13: basic earlobes, basic cartilage (single helix piercing) only
* 14/15: previous listed, plus navel, nostril, eyebrow. Basic cartilage including tragus, industrial.
* 16/17: previous listed, plus septum. Cartilage including conch, rook, daith.
* 18+ for all others not listed including surface anchors (microdermals).
For piercing earlobes on a minor 12 or younger a consultation with Amanda is required. No other piercing will be done on a minor under the above listed age minimums. Contact the studio for more information.
Q: Do you pierce children's earlobes?
A: We offer earlobe piercing for children aged six years and older. We consider this a specialty service, as such we have additional requirements. Please visit our info page for young minor piercing for our policies.
Q: What piercings and procedures are NOT available to minors?
A: Mad Tatter Kustoms does not perform complex body piercing on minors, this includes surface piercings, microdermals, complex ear cartilage piercings, large gauge piercing or stretching, and piercings of an adult or intimate nature. Arizona State law forbids tattooing of minors even with parental permission.
Q: Do you offer cosmetic tattooing or permanent make-up?
A: Coming soon
Q: How do I get an appointment for a tattoo?
A: Most tattoos will require a consultation with an artist before tattoo time can be booked. Consultations are free but a deposit is required to book any future tattoo time.
Tattoo appointments require a non-refundable deposit (deposit subtracted from tattoo cost), some longer or far off appointments may require a larger deposit. We do not accept email or phone tattoo appointments, we prefer to book tattoos after a consultation with a staff member. Tattoo deposits are non-refundable and cover drawing time. Deposits may be carried over to a rescheduled appointment with at least 2 business days notice.
Q: How do I go about booking a tattoo consultation and/or having a tattoo drawn?
A: Our artists prefer to start with consultations for our custom tattoos. Consultations can be requested via our online booking portal. Feel free to email any pictures or reference material that will help explain what you'd like to get to your selected tattooer. Our staff can take your ideas or drawings and incorporate them into a one of a kind custom tattoo. Typically, before drawing can begin, a client must book their tattoo appointment and leave a deposit. Drawing priority must be given to clients with deposits down for an appointment before any other drawings can be worked on. Due to increased demand your custom tattoo drawing may not be ready until the day of your appointment.
Q: How much do you charge for Tattoos?
A: Tattoo pricing depends on size, detail, body location, and time. Many tattoos that can be completed in a single sitting can be quoted at a flat price, larger pieces or multiple sitting pieces are typically based on an hourly rate. We have a standard rate of $150 per hour. Due to increased costs of supplies from COVID19 we have a general $80 minimum for all tattoos. Tattoo quotes are estimates, final tattoo price is based on the time needed for completion.
Some areas may be difficult to heal. Our tattoo artists may perform one free touch-up session on their tattoos within 3 months from initial performance if needed. Some restrictions on free touch up locations apply, and scheduling is at the discretion of the tattoo artist.
Q: Do I need an appointment for a Piercing?
A: Yes, due to AZ COVID19 requirements all services will be by appointment only going forward. You can browse available times and schedule an appoint via our online booking portal. Earlobe piercing for minors under the age of 12 requires a consultation and appointment with Amanda.
We are currently accepting appointments up to three weeks in advance.
Q: How much do you charge for Piercings?
A: Many of our piercings including nostril, navel, lip, and ear cartilage will start in the $70-100 range with popular jewelry options. Our jewelry for initial piercing is high quality implant certified F-136 implant certified Titanium, F-138 implant certified Steel, 14k or 18k solid Gold, inert Glass, or Niobium and is either internally threaded or thread-less. All of our initial jewelry carries a lifetime guarantee against defects, and meets Association of Professional Piercers standards. If you are comparing prices with another shop their basic jewelry may be cheaper "surgical or stainless" steel, externally threaded jewelry with plastic components or adhesives. Cheap jewelry is the most common cause of allergic reactions and problems with healing. We do not compromise on jewelry quality in order to offer a cheaper piercing. For more information on our body jewelry please visit our jewelry info page or contact one of our piercers. We offer hundreds of options for new or healed piercings. For most piercings we charge a small piercing fee, plus the cost of jewelry.
Piercing Fee without jewelry included (we do not pierce with outside jewelry)
* $35 piercing fee for most common piercings including nostril, navel, ear cartilage, nipple, and many others
* $40-50 piercing fee for complex cartilage and multi-point cartilage such as industrials
* $50 piercing fee for genital piercings and other advanced piercings.
Please be aware we are charging a $5 COVID19 surcharge to cover the increased costs of personal protective equipment used in the studio.
Other Piercing Fees
* Stretching - $10 service fee + cost of jewelry
* Surface Anchor removal - $20
* Jewelry Installation / Removal- Service fee of $5-$10 based on complexity and materials needed.
Q: How much does your body jewelry cost?
A: We have a wide assortment of jewelry options available. With hundreds of options available it is impossible to list prices for all of our choices. To discuss jewelry options and prices, including custom ordering, feel free to stop by and talk to a staff member or email one of our piercers. Our basic titanium jewelry options typically start in the $35-50 range, gold prices will vary based on the exact piece. We also have more elaborate options for clients wanting a unique look, prices vary based on size, style, and material. Alternate jewelry prices range greatly, but we have jewelry options to fit most budgets both big and small.
Q: What kind of jewelry do you carry and/or pierce with?
A: Mad Tatter Kustoms is proud to carry some of the finest body jewelry available. We carry an extensive selection of thread-less titanium jewelry from Neometal, offering over 200 end piece options. Precision Body Arts also carries an extensive selection of internally threaded jewelry from Anatometal, Industrial Strength, LeRoi, and Intrinsic. We carry one of the best 14k and 18k gold body jewelry selections in Arizona with beautiful pieces from Body Vision Los Angeles (BVLA), Body Gems, LeRoi, and Anatometal. We also stock numerous options for healed and stretched earlobes such as glass from Gorilla Glass and Glass wear Studios, wood plugs and eyelets from Bishop organics, stone plugs from Diablo Organics and Oracle, Silicone tunnels from Kaos, and titanium gemmed eyelets from Anatometal. Mad Tatter Kustoms only installs internally threaded or thread less jewelry options in any new piercing or stretched piercing. For more information on our jewelry please visit our body jewelry gallery page.
Q: Can I bring in my own jewelry to be pierced with?
A: No. We only pierce with jewelry which has been ordered, handled, inspected, and sterilized by our own staff. We do not pierce with outside jewelry to avoid complications which commonly stem from poor quality jewelry and used jewelry. If you have a piece of jewelry you would like to have installed in a healed piercing please stop by for our pierces to inspect and approve of the piece beforehand. Mad Tatter Kustoms does not install externally threaded jewelry.
Q: Can you change my jewelry for me?
A: Yes, absolutely. Don't damage your piercing or jewelry by handling them incorrectly. We also offer low cost insertion and stretching services for healed piercings. For more information about stretching please read our stretching info page.
Mad Tatter Kustoms does not install externally threaded jewelry into any piercing, new or healed.
Q: Do you sell Gift Certificates?
A: Yes we do. Mad Tatter Kustoms gift certificates are available in any amount and are good towards any purchase in the shop. Gift certificates are treated same as cash, as such lost or stolen gift certificates will not be replaced. Gift certificates may not be returned for a refund. Any unused balance on a gift certificate will be re-issued as another gift certificate. Gift certificates are available at the studio.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Mad Tatter Kustoms accepts Cash, all Credit Cards (via Square), and Mad Tatter Kustoms gift certificates. We do not accept personal checks of any kind.
We do not accept credit card payments over the phone. Cardholder must be present for transaction, ID may be required to verify cardholder. We can not accept payment if you are not the cardholder, regardless of your relation to the cardholder.
For customers wishing to purchase body jewelry or other items online we accept PayPal and Square transactions and offer shipping anywhere in the world. Email us at: [email protected]
Q: What types of sterilizers do you use and how do you monitor them?
A: Mad Tatter Kustoms uses a Tuttnauer 2340M steam autoclave for all bulk sterilization, this unit is used for all bulk packaged such as piercing pre-packs, tools, and instruments. Mad Tatter Kustoms also uses a Statim G4 2000 cassette autoclave in the piercing room for all non-packaged items such as jewelry from our display case. Both of our sterilizers are spore tested WEEKLY with mail away test packs from North Bay Bio Science. We will gladly show you all of our test results for the last seven years on request. We have never failed a sterilizer test.
Q: How do you sterilize your needles and equipment?
A: For body piercing, all needles and jewelry arrive brand new from our suppliers and are sterilized on-demand in our Statim G4 unit. Piercing instruments are sterilized in a multi-step process which includes the use of enzymatic processing solution and an ultrasonic debriding unit. Once cleaned; the instruments are packaged and sterilized in our Tuttnauer 2340M autoclave, then stored in a closed container until used.
Tattoo supplies are fully disposable. Tattoo needles, tubes, and grips are purchased brand new and pre-sterilized via ethylene oxide gas. All sterilized needles, grips, and tubes are opened in front of the client, and then disposed of at the end of the procedure. Mad Tatter Kustoms will provide documentation of autoclave testing and/or off-site sterilization of pre-packaged sterile supplies on request.