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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.

Can I Get A Tattoo If I Have A Medical Condition Or Am Taking Medication? 

This completely depends on what the medical condition is and what kind of drug interactions are associated with the medication you are taking. You should avoid getting a tattoo if you are sick or your immune system is compromised, if you have recently had surgery, if you are pregnant or breast feeding, if you have chronic skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis in the area you want to get tattooed or if you are on antibiotics, immuno-suppressant drugs, or steroids. If you have any doubts about whether it is safe for you to get a tattoo or not, please consult with your doctor before making your appointment.

Does Your Studio Accept Walk-Ins?

Due to the high demand of most of our artists, we are an appointment only studio. Scheduling an appointment ahead of time allows your artist to plan for your tattoo with time and gives them a chance to design something custom for you that you will enjoy for the rest of your life. This also eliminates the chances of getting a rushed tattoo and allows your artist to make sure every detail is purposeful and intentional. The quality of your experience with us is always our priority. Although we don't usually take walk-in clients, there are times when our artists have last minute cancellations and may open a same-day or next-day slot, so keep an eye out for these on their socials! In addition, we also occasionally host Flash Day events which are walk-in only events that don't require an appointment

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 both design and drawing time.

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. Please refer to our full Deposit Policy for details.

Can I Use Numbing Cream During My Appointment?

We prefer to not use numbing cream whenever possible. This is because while numbing creams can help temporarily alleviate some of the pain during your session, adverse reactions can be quite common. These adverse reactions include poor circulation and healing, difficulty getting the ink in the skin during the tattoo, poor retention of ink when healing, as well as hypersensitivity of the skin after the tattoo, localized irritation of the applied area and dizziness, nausea or sudden drops in blood pressure. If you absolutely decide you want to use numbing cream, it's better to look for options made in the U.S. and that do not contain any epinephrine.

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 Forms Of Payment Do
You Accept?

We accept either cash,  credit or debit card payments (with a small convenience fee).

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.

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. However, please do not bring more than two friends to avoid distractions to other guests and artists. Although we absolutely adore pets and babies, please make arrangements for a sitter as we cannot allow them anywhere near the tattoo area for safety reasons. 

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) 

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