Sean has been tattooing for fifteen years. His personal style would probably be described as illustrative or neo-traditional, but he does a bit of everything, including realism.. Sean is a big fan of Japanese art/tattoo style, comic book art, and anything sci-fi/fantasy, but also enjoys tattooing flowers and butterflies
Tyler has been tattooing as an apprentice under Sean at Idols & Anchors for 4 years. She loves Star Wars, Tim Burton, Marvel and all types of video games. She observes May the 4th, Halloween and Friday the 13th as holidays, and often does flash art work for them. She enjoys tattooing American Traditional and specializes in water colour, but isnt afraid of a challenge
Ashlin, our newest apprentice, specializes in all things creepy, silly, and cute, but occasionally dabbles in groovy and trippy. Nostalgic for for a time before she was born, she loves 80s horror, dinosaurs, vegetables, clowns, bright colours, cats, and anything strange and unusual She enjoys churning out increasingly weird flash pieces, but isn’t averse to taking your ideas and making them even zestier
If your tattoo is wrapped we recommend it stays on for 1 - 4 hours, unless otherwise specified by your artist.
After removal of your wrapping a wash is required, an unscented low-level PH bar soap, such as Dove (unscented or sensitive skin), would be best suited. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your tattoo. Wash your tattoo by creating a foamy lather in hands then apply lather gently to tattoo. After washing, rinse with luke warm water. Washing as described, is required 2 times a day every day for 2 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your artist. Moisturizing 4-5 times a day with clean hands is recommended. For moisturizer we recommend either Lubriderm (unscented or sensitive skin) or one of the aftercare moisturizers our shop specifically carries.
During your tattoo’s healing process, you will notice sunburn like peeling which shows the colours of your tattoo in it. This is part of the healing process and should be expected. If any scabbing occurs do not remove it or you WILL damage your tattoo.
DO treat your fresh tattoo as a fresh open wound, take care when applying any cosmetics or deodorants within 6 inches of your tattoo, as any foreign substance entering your tattoo can and will most likely cause complications during healing. This also includes other people, pets, etc.
DO NOT pick or scratch at your tattoo as you can accidentally remove ink that you’ve just paid for. Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight during the first two-week period, as UV light can be very damaging to you as you heal; THIS INCLUDES TANNING BEDS. After the two-week period you should apply a sun screen SPF 40 or stronger to preserve the life of your tattoo.
DO NOT submerge your tattoo in ANY body of water, this means: lakes, pools, rivers, hot tubs and baths, as all of these can contain foreign chemicals and bacteria that can be damaging to your healing tattoo. Showering is fine while the tattoo is healing, just do not let the running water hit directly against your tattoo as hard water pressure may cause irritation or damage.
We do offer ONE free touch up per tattoo, as long as the recommended after-care is followed. Contact us within the first three to eight weeks after your original appointment. If you do not return within 6 months we cannot guarantee a free touch up.
If you have any serious concerns contact us immediately before seeking healthcare. If you are unable to reach us and/or your problem persists for more than 24 hours contact your physician.
We require a $40 DEPOSIT to book with us. Artists will not begin drawing up any tattoos until a deposit is left. We accept cash, debit, credit or e-transfer for deposits
DEPOSITS are non-refundable and cannot be transferred between clients or tattoos
DEPOSITS will be taken off the final price of your tattoo during your first sit
CANCELLATIONS/NO SHOWS/ LATE:
NO SHOWS: deposits will be void and if you rebook a new deposit is required
CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 24 HOURS: deposits will be void unless a new appointment is booked when cancellation notice is given; we are not unreasonable, if your artist decides to waive this policy due to emergencies, it will be decided on a case by case basis.
CANCELLATIONS 48 HOURS OR MORE: deposits can still be applied to appointments, as long as they are rebooked within 1 weeks time of cancellation. After 1 week with no rebook, deposits are void
2ND REBOOKINGS: if an appointment is cancelled and the deposit is carried over the first time, if there is a second cancellation, the deposit is void and a new deposit will be needed to secure your appointment
LATE: contact the shop directly if you are going to be late. Appointments will be held for 30 minutes after the scheduled time. After 30 minutes, deposits are void and the appointment slot can be lost
Drawings are time consuming for our artists. Your appointment time is based on an estimate by your artist, which is based on your APPROVED drawing.
If you completely change your tattoo idea for your scheduled appointment, as discussed with your artist, you will lose your appointment slot and your deposit will be void.
To be clear; MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR ORIGINAL IDEA ARE MORE THAN WELCOME, WITHIN REASON. THIS ONLY APPLIES IF YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WANT A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DESIGN THAN THE ORIGINAL DESIGN/ IDEA DISCUSSED WITH YOUR ARTIST DURING YOUR CONSULTATION. IF A DRAWING HAS NOT BEEN DONE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT YET, YOUR ARTIST MAY DECIDE TO AGREE TO THE CHANGE - THIS WILL BE DECIDED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.
ONE touch up is free for every tattoo within 6 months of your final appointment – anything after 6 months (unless otherwise specified by the artist doing the tattoo), there will be a charge for touch ups
Touch ups will only be done by the artist who originally did the tattoo
If the tattoo is compromised (shop specific aftercare directions are not followed – picked at, submerged before healing is finished, exposed to elements and/ tanning beds etc) touch ups will not be free – artists can absolutely tell if any of these have been done to your tattoo; we are well educated in tattoo healing progress
NO SHOWS: for a touch up appointment will void the free touch up policy. Any touch up appointments to follow will be charged our shop minimum of $80.
FINGERS/ HANDS: one free touch up will still apply to finger and hand tattoos. Depending on placement, we warn clients about how these tattoos will heal. Due to hands being high traffic/ high exfoliating areas, the ink can generally fall out, especially on the sides of fingers and palms. If you choose not to follow our recommendation for placement, we may refuse to do the tattoo to begin with. If you choose to do it and have an “I don’t care” attitude about it, we are no longer responsible for the end result after your one guaranteed touch up. There will be a charge applied to any touch up after. WE DO NOT DO RING TATTOOS.