Heath is appointment only & is currently booking large scale for 2019. Our new artist Joe has availability depending on his schedule. Please note that some tattoos require drawing time and will require an appointment with a deposit at the time of booking.
Shop minimum is $100, and large scale work can be expensive but is priceless.
Legally yes, ethically no. I will not tattoo any minors under the age of 18. No exceptions.
Yes, absolutely. I have a few custom books however we do like drawing them! With drawing custom large scale work there is a $50-250+ fee for the drawing depending on size, and then an appointment is made. A half sleeve for example sometimes takes 5+ hours to design.
We only do tattoos at Iron Heart!
Saniderm, Redemption, soap & paper towels. (We sell Saniderm & Redemption at the studio)
Your tattoo is a beautiful skin abrasion. A cut. Always think of it in this manner so you will never get an infection. Half of the success of your new tattoo is dependent on proper aftercare. Every time you touch the tattoo you must make sure your hands are very clean. Change out your hand towel in your bathroom. Throw one soap in the shower and one at the sink. Put the paper towels on the clean back part of the toilet as fast as you can afterwards. Keyword: clean. (That means clean it first)
The next morning post tattoo, wash your hands for 30 seconds. Remove and dispose the wrap the tattooer placed on your tattoo. If in the shower keep your new tattoo out of the water as best as possible during the shower routine. Water does not hurt a tattoo but drenching it does. At the end of the shower or at the sink, wash your tattoo with just your hands, no wash cloths or loofahs using antibacterial DIal Gold type pump soap only. Turn the water to luke warm, not cold & not hot. Splash it on. Wash 2-4 times gently 20-30 seconds at a time, rinse & repeat. Enough to remove the ointment, then the dried plasma so the tattoo is clean. Jump out of the shower (literally like a super hero because you’re now a rock star), blot dry with clean paper towel and run outside naked to show the neighbors your new ink. Run back inside before the cops are called & get dressed. No towels, toilet paper or hand towels to dry it off. Dry wrap with regular non-lid locking chemicalized plastic wrap, meaning wrap the entire tattoo again in this. Repeat this entire routine in the evening minus the wrapping again.
After the airing out the first evening after wash & dry, get your Saniderm ready. Peel off one half of the wax type paper, align & place your product over the tattoo, leaving about a 1/2" edge around the tattoo. Remove the rest of the inside & outside product to reveal the Saniderm. Remove bubbles. Now enjoy not having to do anything but keep your tattoo out of the sun & refrain from any activities that would make you sweat.
Shower like the normal in the evening of night 6 post tattoo & steam up the shower. You're not shooting a video or anything weird, you are trying to release the Saniderm product. Peel off slowly, then wash really well with the Dial Gold soap. Now we are onto ointment using Redemption. Stop running outside naked & apply Redemption ointment as often as needed but never glossy on the skin. DO NOT USE Jergens product, no Curel, and for God’s sake, no Neosporin. Reapply about 1-3x times a day as needed until you reach 14 days post tattoo.
Often times your tattoo will dry out pretty badly when in this stage, so keep it moisturized with the ointment. If you need more we have more.
He did an amazing job with my first tattoo. He is very professional and took time to explain me everything. He also took time in showing me the products that he used. Also, he was stopped and ask me if I need it a break or not and the tattoo was not a big work. I was pretty please with his work I am going to come back . - Melissa Miranda