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Nusho's Tattoo and BodyPiercing



 

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Are these all the tattoos you have? Well, if you canít seem to find a tattoo here, then donít get one. We have thousands of patterns besides the ones she draws custom, but custom is a whole other question!

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Are You Any Good At This? Well, YES! We are very good at what we do. Our tattoo artist and owner is profesional artist. He is usually booked for appointments about 75% of the time, so occasionally you will need to make an appointment a week or two in advance. He is awesome at what she does, she mostly draws everything freehand, which is a pain because the world wants something unique. If you want to see how good is he,please welcome. We are constantly trying to learn new techniques and procedures; and we are not afraid of change. We take pride in being the best at what we do, and you the customer benefits from it!

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Can you numb the area? Yes and no. There is a special numbing agent called LIDOCAINE.The effects last about half an hour.It really isnít worth the time, trouble or money. We do however have a new product that we can use. Some say it works great and others say it doesnít... so I guess the real answer is yes and no. But tattoos arenít really that bad, if you can stand a sun burn or razor burn... you can get a tattoo.

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Does it hurt? Well, yes! Youíre having a needle poke you over and over again, estimated pokes about 60 per second, so I imagine that would sting a bit! Now... the level of pain isnít as intense as it sounds. I must say that a sun burn, razor burn or bee sting hurts a lot more. The most painful part of a tattoo is the first five to ten minutes of the outline. After that, the area pretty much numbs out, this is why a half-hour tattoo hurts more than an hour and a half tattoo.

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Can it be smaller? This question really makes us crazy, "can you fit a five-headed dragon on my big toe?" The real answer to can it be smaller is yes and no. You have to use common sense and reason. The smaller you go, the less detail there can be. You wouldnít believe how many people want huge tattoos to be smaller. Some want, or should I say most want a tattoo to be smaller because they are afraid of it hurting and they think it will hurt less. Well, like I want to say is just bite the bullet and just go for it!

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Do you reuse the ink? NO! NO! NO! NO! We use disposable ink caps (a small plastic cup like item), after we are done with our tattoo; we throw it away in front of you!

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Can I use Vaseline? Yes we recommend using Vaseline and Pantogel but nothing more,because some of the products are too medicated. Gentamycin eats up your color. If your tattoo was nice, smooth and bright before you healed it with Gentamycin, and it was dull after... now you know why.

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Whatís the cheapest? @#$&*^!@#!!! We really hate this question! This is one of the top three questions we are asked the most. Our advice is, do not shop by price EVER! Shop by experience, cleanliness, quality of work, friendliness and how well you work and feel with the person you may choose to do your tattoo or piercing! Remember, just because you can save five euro or more, doesn't mean that you are shopping wisely! In the long run that five, ten and maybe even twenty could possibly cost you hundreds maybe even more in the long run! Research... and don't shop by phone. Go in and get a feel of the place, look at their work and check out the establishment!

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How much does a name cost? How much is a car? Or sneakers... how much are shoes? How about jeans... what do they cost? There are a few things that go into pricing a tattoo... 1. it depends on the style of lettering, 2. the area the tattoo is to be done and 3. the size of the name... we need to see these things before we can price.

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Can you do all these tattoos? Yes... that is why we have pictures of them all... :o). If we can't so something we wouldn't put up a picture... make sense?

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Can I get a color outline? Not really. One they usually donít last all that long and two, if you do a tattoo without a black outline it will spread and turn into a mushy kind of tie dyed mess.

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Can you write my name in kanji? No... we only speak and wrote English and Bulgarian... if we were Japanese or Chinese we could, but we are not. Our suggestion is check the Internet... or find a Chinese restaurant that you trust and ask them to write your name. Then go to another one and ask them if they can read the writing and see if it is correct... always ask them if they speak the language first... and don't just go in and ask them for help... eat something, then they are more likely to help you!

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Do I need an appointment? Yes and no. We suggest appointments... walk-ins are rarely available but when she is not busy we take first come first serve... our artist is very popular! Keep in mind that appointments can not be made over the phone because we need several things in order to schedule. We need a deposit, the design you want and the amount of time we need to block off.

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Do you teach people to tattoo? No... for several reasons. 1. we are too busy to take time and walk someone through the steps, 2. everyone we have ever taught to tattoo has turned around and stabbed us in the back and broke our hearts so we are not willing to open out hearts and minds to teach ever again!

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Can I bring in my own design? Yes. 90 to 95% of Nusho's work is custom. Either someone draws up something or they purchase a card, book, hat, key chain, sticker, T-shirt or something along these lines. Most often, they tell Nusho what they want and he draws it up for them.

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Can I go smoke a cigarette? Why are we asked this daily? It's not like smoking is going to make the tattoo hurt less, in fact, it makes it hurt worse! So NO!!!! You can smoke before or after but not during! If you go out to smoke, what is Nusho doing? Waiting for you and her schedule does not permit you wasting time by doing something so stupid in the first place! Besides smoking being stupid, it makes your tattoo hurt a heck of a lot more... do a little, smoke, do a little and smoke... just sit there and tough it out, you can suck a death stick after the tattoo is done!

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Can I get this tattoo but make it look like this other tattoo? Yes you can, but the first tattoo will end up looking like the second... now if you want to merge tattoos, then say you want them to be combined... otherwise, we'll laugh and give you a hard time!

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Did you draw all the tattoos on the wall yourself? Umm, no. Ever hear of flash? Flash is something available to all shops, we mostly have them up to help people hone their ideas. The likelihood of another shop having the same pattern is high! SO they are not original or unique!

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How did you learn to do this? This is a long story.... :o)

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Will it help if I get drunk first? Um, NO! If you get drunk we will not tattoo or pierce you and that is final! Drunks move and mess the artist up, they bleed so much the tattoo doesn't go in well if at all and besides drunks are a pain in the butt to deal with! So, if you are drinking... don't bother wasting time by coming in!

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How long will it take to do a small tattoo? Any where from 1/2 hour and up! It all depends on the size, detail and how well the person sits!

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Do you have any tattoos that last a couple of months? No, there isn't anything like that available. There are stick on temp tattoos, henna and real tattoos... that is about it!

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Do you sell tattoo supplies, like the ink and needles? No. This asked of us too often. We use needles and ink, not sell them. If we were a supplier, our name would be "Nusho's Tattoo and Piercing supplies".

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How long does it take to heal a tattoo? Usually about two weeks, that is if you wash it well enough the first cleaning, and if you follow our instructions to the letter. Now, we have seen a tattoo take longer than two weeks to heal, but that usually happens because the customer doesnít follow our instruction. They listen to their family or friends... remember... always follow your artistís instructions. You trusted and paid them to do it so trust their advice on how to heal it. Occasionally there are other factors in slow healing tattoo... some examples are diabetes, swelling, medications, not being really healthy o begin with or sensitivity or allergy to the ink (which is extremely rare).

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How many tattoos do you do a day? That depends on the day... some days he is so busy that he does 1 or 2, and others she may do up to 6... it all depends on the size, detail and the size...

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Where does it hurt the least? On someone else. Never get a tattoo somewhere you think it will hurt the least. More often someone who gets a tattoo is some place that will hurt "the least" ends up regretting it because they realize that it really wasnít that bad to begin with.

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How old do you have to be to get tattooed? You must be 16! As far as piercing is concerned, no one under 18 can get nipple or private piercings, but you are allowed to receive other piercings. Though the country law sets no age limit, we do! We do not like to pierce certain exotic piercings under the age of 16. Although there are many ear pairings we will do. I will list what we do and don't do later. Now who can sign for you to receive a piercing, your parents or legal guardian. A parent must have identification and the legal guardian must have court papers to prove that they are who they say they are. ALSO you will need to have identification, something like a school id, id or drivers license etc.

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I want something original, got any? This is such a common question, that drives us NUTS!!! Honestly, there truly aren't any "original" tattoos anymore. There are so many places that do them, and so many people that have them, how are we supposed to know what is original or not? If you have Nusho draw you something, in all honestly he may or may not remember drawing something like it before... that is so hard! If you want something original, bring it in, don't ask us if we have something or if we can draw something...

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When can I take off my bandage? 2 hours... and make sure that you wash the tattoo as soon as you remove the bandage... if you cannot wash it... keep the bandage on until you can!

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I want a tattoo about an inch by two inches, how much will that cost?Well like I said earlier... how much is a car? Or sneakers... how much are shoes? How about jeans... what do they cost? There are a few things that go into pricing a tattoo... 1. it depends on the style of lettering, 2. the area the tattoo is to be done and 3. the size of the name... we need to see these things before we can price.

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Are there any tattoos that you don't do?Yes, as our sign reads . No patterns of satan, demons or related junk. Also, no upside crosses, racial slurs, racial boasting (white supremacy stuff), no pornographic stuff, (why would someone want that stuff anyway). Now... no tattoos on faces (other than permanent makeup), necks or hands below the wrist, no genitals... well, thatís about it.

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