FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?
Mashroom Studios is centrally located in Denver in the Santa Fe Arts District. We are an all-female tattoo studio focused on providing safe and inclusive service to all of our clients. Wherever you are in your walk of life, our goal is to make your tattoo journey as special and unique as possible in a friendly and creative environment, free from harassment or intimidation. At the moment, we are appointment only so please make sure to fill out our Tattoo Request Form if you are planning to get a tattoo by us.
HOW LONG IS YOUR WAIT LIST?
This depends on the time of year, artist, budget and travel schedules. Typically, the wait time for flash designs is 1-3 weeks from request submission date. Custom designs may take 1-3 months from time of deposit. For simple tattoos less than 2 hours, wait time is typically within 1-3 weeks, sometimes with slots available sooner due to reschedules. Please note that these are all estimations and times will vary. Our busier and more experienced artists will usually have a longer wait list than newer artists or apprentices. Please reach out to individual artists for a better idea of what their wait times look like and please be patient to receive a response as most of our artists stay busy all year round.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES LIKE?
All of our hourly rates will depend on the artist you wish to get a tattoo from. For individual artist rates, please reach out to the artist directly. There is a $250 shop minimum (apprentices excluded) for any appointment which includes design/drawing time.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?
We accept cash, or credit card payments (with a small convenience fee).
WHAT IS YOUR DEPOSIT/REFUND POLICY?
A non-refundable deposit of $150 - $500 is required to be paid when booking sessions to reserve your appointment date and initiate the design process. Once the deposit is received, your artist will then begin working on your design- this deposit is in place to protect the artist from losing hours of work and/or a full day of income due to a cancellation or no-show. If you miss, cancel or choose to reschedule your tattoo appointment date regardless of the reason, the full deposit amount will be forfeited for lost time. If the original appointment date is kept, then the full deposit paid will go towards the total cost of the tattoo. To read our full Deposit Policy, click here.
HOW DOES TIPPING WORK?
Tipping is not mandatory but always appreciated. Typical tips are 15-20% of the session or total price of the tattoo. Some clients tip per session, others tip at the end. This is up completely up to the client.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING FOR COVID-19?
We take COVID-19 very seriously and value yours and everyone else’s health. At the moment, we don't require face masks or proofs of vaccination. However, we ask that you be courteous and not come to your tattoo session if you have been experiencing any of the symptoms caused by COVID-19. We sanitize all surfaces at the beginning and end of every day and between every client. We use disposable gloves at all times and only use single-use disposable needles and supplies to completely eliminate the risk of infection and contamination. We open every needle from its sterile package right in front of you for our mutual protection. We practice universal precautions in the disposal of all supplies and equipment in accordance with state sanitary regulations.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO APPOINTMENT?
Try to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated before and after your appointment
Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated before your appointmentKeep your skin moisturized as much as possible the days leading up to your tattoo appointment but DISCONTINUE use of all moisturizers or products on the area to be tattooed 24 hours prior to you appointment. It is important that the dermis be free of any lubricants or other products that may obstruct proper ink retention during healing
Do not take any aspirin, blood thinners or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at least 24 hours prior to your appointment
Avoid excessive alcohol consumption at least 24 hours before
Make sure to get a good night’s sleep the night prior and eat a healthy meal before coming to your appointment. Your pain tolerance will be greatly reduced if either one of these is compromised.
If possible, shower before coming to your appointment to remove any excess dirt or bacteria from skin
Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting ink on
Bring headphones, a phone charger, book, magazine, Ipad, etc. to entertain yourself
Bring a valid government issued photo ID
Do NOT make any plans following your tattoo appointment. Factors like last minute design changes, stencil placement, skin texture photos and aftercare prep can all add hours to your total time at the studio. Making plans after your tattoo can make your artist feel rushed and can compromise the quality of your tattoo. Your artist reserves the right to cancel your appointment if they feel they do not have enough time to execute your design correctly and your deposit will be forfeited
Cash payment is preferred and greatly appreciated, but we can accept credit cards if absolutely necessary. (Please note a 3% convenience fee will be charged for all non-cash payments)
CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO MY APPOINTMENT?
You are welcome to bring a friend for moral support during your appointment. We have plenty of seating and areas to work if they want to get some work done while they accompany you.
222 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado, 80223