Visionary Tattoo Co. FAQs

Does getting a tattoo hurt? 

It’s a tattoo so you’re going to feel it, but by no means is it an excruciating pain. The best way to describe the feeling would be a cat scratch on a sunburn. Some find tattooing therapeutic and enjoyable. Different placements on the body also affect the intensity of the tattoos. The short answer? You’ve definitely felt worse pain in your life than a tattoo.

How much does it cost?

This is a tricky question to answer flat out; the best way to explain it is your price depends on the piece of art and its details. Equivalent to buying a car: do you want the base model or the upgraded package? We’re sure you have heard “Good tattoos are not cheap and cheap tattoos are not good.”

Our shop minimum is $50 which is fairly universal in almost all professional shops. We dispose of everything we use, so the cost of materials is factored into this base price. Most work is based on time and placement on the body; the skin on the ribs and torso stretch up to 3x their length making tattoos here take more time, for instance. We also base things on detail. $100 – $150 an hour is the base price for normal professional tattooing. Some of our artists can give you a straight price upon seeing the design and can gauge long it will take us, but every artist is different. It is always best to bring all your reference material to us so we can work out the right tattoo to fit your budget if needed; there are always options.

If you go to a shop that doesn’t work with you, leave. There are great professional artists out there who will.

Can you make it smaller?

Of course, but be prepared for us to tell you what its going to look like in 10 years! Your body moves, grows, and produces oil on and through your skin over the years; the tattoo is part of your skin and changes as you change. It will stretch and shrink and blur if too much detail is packed with lines that are too close together. We will insist on a minimum size in order to keep the integrity of the tattoo so that it will last a lifetime. Most of us have seen our grandparent’s blurry tattoos…we design them now not to do that! That was 50 years ago. We use newer, brighter, organic ink, more sophisticated machines, and have more knowledge about tattooing and the body than ever before, so your product is guaranteed to look great.

Can I get my whole sleeve now?

The short answer is no, but this question has many answers. It took Michelangelo over 4 years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and yes it can take that long for your tattoo! People work on their bodies for hours and months and even years, depending on the design. It is a multi-step process. the drawing will take time, the tattoo will take time, and the healing will take time. It’s a real commitment to get large work, both for the client and the artist. The final outcome will be something you both will love and be proud to show. Don’t try and rush it.

On the other hand, smaller tattoos can be done in one session, from a 30 minute to a 2 hour time window. We won’t rush the drawing on you; you have to live with it forever. No matter how big or small, it’s worth the wait to get it done right the first time and avoid the cover-up process.

Can I make an appointment over the phone?

Every artist at our shop is different. It’s much better to make an appointment in person for two main reasons. First, we need to see the actual design and where on your body it’s going so we can better judge our appointment openings and how long we need for you, so we don’t over or under book another client’s time. Secondly, we require a $50 deposit to set up an appointment. This deposit goes towards the price of your tattoo and shows us your commitment to getting tattooed. New clients are always asked to come in and meet with us before their appointment date is set for a consultation, so we can get a better idea of who you are, and how we will work out the drawing and details for you.


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6718 Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL 33604