Are Tattoos Safe?

Yes, as long as you go to a reputable artist/shop that is following all recommended safety precautions. Here at Virginia Beach Ink Gallery, you are our number one priority.


 Does it hurt?

Pain is really relative and everyone has a different tolerance to pain. People would not come back again and again for tattoo if it hurt that bad. Most people are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo outweighs a little pain.



Do you do vegan tattoos / use vegan ink?
We use Eternal Ink, which is vegan. We love our customers and do all we can to accommodate our clients.
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Do you offer any kind of numbing cream?

We do not recommend using any of those.


How much will my tattoo cost?

Simple answer: You get what you pay for. We charge on a number of different aspects, so the best way to get a price on what you want is to come and visit us.


Do I tip my artist/piercer?

Tipping is a way of saying thank you and a nice gesture.

 Is it ok to lay out in the sun or go to a tanning salon after I get tattooed?
We do not recommend doing either of these. Also, we recommend staying out of the ocean, pool, etc. until the tattoo is fully healed.
How old do you have to be to get a tattoo from Virginia Beach Ink Gallery?
 We have a strict 18 and over policy. You must be at least 18 years old with valid ID. No exceptions.
Do you offer gift certificates?
 YES! They are a perfect gift for any occasion and we offer them year round.
Do you sell T-shirts?
Yes we do! Look under our MERCH section to see what is currently being offered.
Where are you located?
We are located at 2333 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, Va 23454. Near the intersection of Great Neck and Virginia Beach Blvd, across from Tread Quarters.
What are your hours of operation?
Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: Noon-8pm
Do I have to bring in my own design for a tattoo?
We do encourage people to bring in any ideas, printouts, or sketches of what they want to get tattooed but it is not required. Our studio has all different types of flash to look at and choose from. We can also look up pictures online and help you with your selection process.
What forms of payments do you accept?
We take cash, credit cards and also have an ATM on site.
Does Virginia Beach Ink Gallery do piercing’s?
Of Course! We have very talented piercers on staff who love what they do and to make the customer happy. We would be more than happy to help you with your piercing needs! 
Does Virginia Beach Ink Gallery specialize in dermals or surface piercings?
No, we do not specialize in surface or dermal piercings nor can we remove them. However, we do sell tops for dermals and you are more than welcome to come check them out!
How old do you have to be to get a piercing at Virginia Beach Ink Gallery?
Currently, you must be at least 15 years old and must have a parent or legal guardian present. Both must have a photo ID with the same last name and address. A birth certificate is sometimes needed for authenticity. 15 years of age can receive the following piercing’s: ear (with exception of industrials, orbital’s, and any invasive work) nostril, and navel. 16 years of age can receive the following piercing’s: ear piercing’s (with exception of invasive work) nostril, navel, tongue, and eyebrow. If you have any questions, feel free to call us: 757-486-4658.
What should I do before I get a tattoo?
We highly recommend eating a good meal before you come in. If you have any drawings or references, bring them with you to help get your idea across to the artist. Also, your artist is going to have to be in close proximity to you. They wear deodorant to smell decent for you and we hope you do the same.
Does Virginia Beach Ink Gallery sell jewelry?
We do! We have a large selection of body jewelry, ranging from navel barbells to organic and stone plugs. Stop by and see what we have to offer.
Can I bring my kids in with me?
Here at Virginia Beach Ink Gallery, we have a strict policy that only the customer being tattooed/pierced is allowed in the back area. NO ONE else will be allowed to sit with you while you are receiving work. If you are visiting our shop to ask questions, buy jewelry etc. and have children with you that is fine. If they start to cause a commotion and run about, they will be asked to leave the store. Most of the artist/staff have kids themselves and adore them but this is an adult establishment where concentration is needed to perform.
Does Virginia Beach Ink Gallery sell tattoo/piercing equipment?
Do I need to make an appointment?
We accept walk-ins all day and look forward to seeing you.