Q : WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF GETTING A TATTOO AT LIQUID COURAGE? HOW WE WORK,
We are a STRICTLY CUSTOM shop.
And all that means is- every tattoo we do here is one of kind.
This kind of personal service requires that we are appointment only.
Appointments MUST be made in person.
Please stop into our studio at your earliest convenience. We are open Mon-Sat 12-8pm. Bring any reference material you may have. Printed is better than on your phone/devices.
Also, please keep in mind ALL tattoo appointments require $60-100$ CASH deposit. Consultations are free and can be done anytime Monday-Saturday 12pm-8pm, no appointment nessasary. A very accurate estimate will be given at that time.
You may also visit liquidcourageomaha.com, each artist has a bio and profile with a link to their email and portfolio.
If you have any other questions we can be reached at 402-926-4968.
ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
Easy. 18 and older. NO EXCEPTIONS.
***CASH ONLY*** We do have an ATM onsite for your convenience.
* For those of you who are a bit more impulsive, or would like to get tattooed today, we have created the shop for you! Sailor's Grave Tattoo in Old Town Benson. Owned and operated solely by Liquid Courage tattoo artists who rotate in & out of this location on 2 week intervals.
Q: WHAT IS Sailors Grave?
We at Liquid Courage would love to tattoo everyone who would like to get tattooed by us! We therefore have opened a strictly first come, first served, tattoo street shop! No appointment is ever necessary at this location! Operated solely by Liquid Courage tattoo artists. guaranteeing you the same quality and cleanliness you would expect at our main shop. All of our talented tattooers work at Sailor's Grave as well on a 2 week rotation. Please check http://sailorsgraveomaha.com for artist availability.
Q: Do you take appointments/give price quotes online or over the phone?
Sorry, we do not. Again, as is the theme throughout these questions, we require a little bit more commitment from both our customers and our artists. The only truly great way to give a honest price quote and time quote is in person. So many factors go into determining the cost of your tattoo that we want to meet with you individually and make sure we have the specifics clear (if you are from out of town, email one of us and we will work out arrangement). It is also important to note that we do require a cash deposit for each appointment. Sorry, no cards.
Q: WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
We understand that life happens. Acceptable ways to cancel or reschedule your appointment are: in person or on the phone ONLY. We will not accept any cancellation/reschedule notice via email or social networking of any kind.
* 48 hours notice for any cancellations is required to not lose your deposit. We have many clients would love to fill your session but they do need some notice as well.
-TATTOO AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS-
Always listen to the artist who tattooed you. Each artist has their own slight variations-
-A GREAT GENERAL GUIDELINE-
Leave tattoo bandaged for 1-4 hours TOPS.
Remove and wash with warm water and soap. Any mild soap will do.
Get squeaky clean.
Pat dry. Do not scrub.
Let air dry.
Apply suggested ointment (Aquaphor) AS THIN AS POSSIBLE 2-3x a day (or overnight if you were given specific instructions) for 3 days.
Wash yourself/tattoo normally.
After 3 days- continue moisturizing with your choice of skin lotion (recommended unscented) 2-3x/day for 4 total weeks.
***ONE MONTH TOTAL HEALING TIME***
Q: DO YOU HAVE A PIERCER THERE?
Yes. Monday through Saturday, 12pm-730pm
-PIERCING AGE RESTRICTIONS-
We will pierce the ear lobes on any child as young as 6 years with the accompaniment of the child’s legal parent/guardian. Parents must present their photo ID and the child’s birth certificate. Last names must match.
We will provide all appropriate piercings‡ for adolescent minors as young as 15 years with the accompaniment of the child’s legal parent/guardian. Photo ID’s are required for both child and parent. See the “What should I do to prepare for a piercing?” section for a list of accepted ID’s. ‡excludes nipple piercings, genital piercings and surface piercings.
If you are 18 years or older, we are a full service piercing studio and are prepared to provide any and all appropriate piercings.
LC/SG Piercing FAQ’s
Is It Safe?
At Liquid Courage, your health and safety are our priorities. We use aseptic technique which means: We use fresh gloves for every piercing.
We use a new sterilized needle for every client. You get to see the package opened in front of you, and the needle disposed of immediately afterward.
All tools and instruments that are not disposable, such as forceps and tubes, are cleaned, disinfected and autoclave sterilized before use on each client.
All jewelry is ultrasonically cleaned, individually packaged and autoclave sterilized before insertion into any new piercing. Jewelry which cannot be sterilized (i.e. acrylic, bone, wood) is never inserted into a new piercing, and is thoroughly disinfected before being inserted into a healed piercing.
Do you use Piercing Guns?
It is our position here at Liquid Courage that only sterile disposable equipment is suitable for body piercing, and that only materials which are certified as safe for internal implant should be placed in inside a fresh or unhealed piercing. We consider unsafe any procedure that places vulnerable tissue in contact with either non-sterile equipment or jewelry that is not considered medically safe for long-term internal wear. Such procedures place the health of recipients at an unacceptable risk. For this reason, we will not use reusable ear piercing guns for any type of piercing procedure.
Do you sell Piercing Kits?
As professional piercers we want to keep the art of body piercing safe for all who give and receive piercings. We take our field seriously and understand that the risks can be substantially minimized with proper training, equipment, and sterilization. Over-the-counter piercing kits undermine all the work we and our legislators have done to protect the public health while allowing our art form to flourish.
Just say NO to piercing kits and those who sell them or use them.
How is it Done?
We perform all of our piercings with single use, sterilized surgical needles. They are extremely sharp, therefore making the piercing as painless as possible. You get to watch us break open the needle package, and dispose of the needle immediately after the procedure.
What should I do to prepare for a piercing?
You must bring government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, or passport. It is NE State Law that we cannot perform services on anyone without a copy of their ID on file for each piercing. Did you know it is illegal for us to make a photo copy of your military ID? For this reason we are not able to accept military ID's as proof of identification. FOR PIERCING MINORS; We require that the parent or legal guardian have a valid government issued photo identification. The last name and address of the parent or guardian MUST be the same as the minor, or legal documentation as to why they are different. The minor being pierced MUST ALSO have photo identification; this can be a passport, driver’s license, or a certified birth certificate, accompanied by a school ID. We do this to protect ourselves and the minor.
The guardian of a minor must also be prepared to be present while the piercing is being performed.
Eat something substantial an hour or two before getting pierced. This will help support your blood sugar level.
Avoid alcohol, aspirin, excessive caffeine, and all recreational drugs for 24 hours beforehand.
How should I clean my new piercing?
Taking care of a new piercing is very easy, but there are two rules you must follow during healing.
1: Clean each new piercing 2-3 times a day during healing.
2: Do NOT touch your new piercing! If you touch a new piercing, any bacteria that is on your hands will be absorbed into your new piercing and will cause irritation or infection.
For cleaning, we suggest using gentle, sterile solutions like basic saline solution, or a diluted soapy water solution on Q-tips. Avoid harsh chemicals such as alcohol or peroxide.