How do I set up an appointment?
To arrange a tattoo appointment, please email the shop with notes and reference pictures about what you'd like to have done. Let us know about approximate placement, size, color or black & grey preferences, etc.
or text message
We do ask for deposit for tattoo appointments to hold your appointment time. Your deposit is NOT an extra charge, it does go towards the price of the tattoo. It's just to secure your spot and not have our artists waiting around for someone who may not show up. Once the artist has all the information they need, and you've agreed on an appointment day/time, you can place your deposit on our website .
How old to I have to be to get a tattoo?
North Carolina state law requires anyone to be at least 18 years of age to get a tattoo. You must have a state-approved photo ID, like a driver's licence, with you at the time of your appointment. You can not show me a photo of an ID. The actual ID must be present.
Can a parent or guardian sign for me to get a tattoo if I'm under 18?
No, you must be at least 18.
Does it hurt?
The amount of pain depends on several factors, i.e. size and location of the tattoo, state of mind (if you dwell on the pain, it will hurt). If you relax and stay calm, your body can adjust the pain to only an annoyance. There are many variances in the feeling all over the body. The "bony parts" are not always more painful than the "fatty parts." My advice, don't decide on the location based on pain, after it's all over with you'll see it probably wasn't that bad, and you'll only regret not putting the tattoo where you originally wanted.
What about safety and sterility?
Every needle is ALWAYS brand new, sterilized, and individually sealed for the best possible protection. The supplies used (such as razors, cups, and ink caps) are single-use disposable. Any remaining items are wrapped thoroughly in disposable plastic and also sterilized with antimicrobial chemical scrubs. Everything we do for sterility is for your protection as well as ours, so we don't take chances. Any artist here is inspected and licensed by the Mecklenburg County Health Department annually.
Immortal Images is a custom tattoo studio located in Charlotte, NC. First opened in January of 1995 by Steve Huntsberry as the owner & artist.
Now, over 29 years in business has proven stability, consistency, reliability and commitment to quality. The studio has been additionally elevated over the years by some of the finest artists from all over.
Quality, Safety, & Professionalism are what I strive for.
Business hours vary based on scheduled appointments. If you'd like to schedule a vist, just contact me to arrange a time and I'll also need to give you an access code for the front door keypad for that day.
You can place your deposit here to secure your spot ONLY AFTER we’ve already discussed artwork and scheduling.
Choose option from drop down menu below
By clicking 'Send Now' button above, you hereby agree to accept the terms and conditions stated below.
Place your deposit ONLY AFTER we've discussed your artwork, scheduling, and which deposit option to choose.
After placing your deposit, please be sure to send your name and phone number to follow your deposit.
or text message
Your deposit is NOT an extra charge, it DOES go towards the price of the tattoo as long as the day and time as well as the artwork agreed upon remain the same. It's just to secure your spot and protect our artist's research, drawing, designing, prep time. If you have an artist design custom artwork for you, then you change your mind and want something different after your artist puts the work into it, the deposit will be forfeited to the artist for their work.
All Deposits are non-refundable.
You can reschedule an appointment with at least a one (1) week notice. We can either schedule a date, or "float" the deposit until a new date can be set. Deposits can float for up to a year.
If you are not present at the appointed time with your state-approved photo ID, you will have a 20 minute grace period to show up at which point your deposit will be forfeited and you will have to reschedule a new appointment with a new deposit.
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE
TO HAVE ANY TATTOO WORK DONE
(REGARDLESS OF PARENTAL CONSENT)
DO NOT FORGET YOUR STATE-APPROVED PHOTO ID
Email or text message are the best ways to contact me.
Please send message with notes and pics about what you'd like to have done to...
or text to 704-347-2521
This evening and the next three days...
(before sleep, when you wake up, and after every 5-7 hours)
a. Wash your hands
with warm water & antibacterial soap
b. Remove bandage or plastic
You will probably have a film over your tattoo. These are natural, healing body fluids along with maybe some tattoo color. This is normal and will wash away.
c. Wash your tattoo
with warm water & antibacterial soap. Wash gently, but thoroughly, with just your clean hands.
Do NOT use wash cloth or anything abrasive
d. Dry the tattoo
with a fresh, clean towel. Pat dry, don’t wipe. Be gentle.
e. Wrap the clean, dry tattoo
with a fresh, new, clean piece of plastic wrap, like Saran ClingWrap, after washing & drying the entire area and it’s surrounding areas.
ALWAYS USE A CLEAN, NEW, PIECE OF PLASTIC WRAP
WASH & REWRAP EVERY 5-7 HOURS
f. DO NOT put any ointments or lotions under the wrap.
The plastic wrap will keep your tattoo from drying up and sticking to bed sheets or clothing. But more importantly, it protects it from exposure dirt/germs, helps prevent scabbing and will greatly speed the healing process.
(The plastic wrap may be annoying, but it’s worth it)
After the first 3 days...
a. Plastic wrap is no longer necessary
Just make sure to wash it every morning, night, every few hours, and immediately after any exposure to anything unsanitary and dirty.
And remember to KEEP ALL PETS AWAY from a new tattoo. If you have or are around pets, it’s important to keep them away from a fresh tattoo for 7-10 days. Even places where dander and hair remain are dangerous places to rest an unhealed tattoo. If anyone ever has an issue healing, they usually have pets and dander is getting into the fresh tattoo. This can easily cause an infection.
Keep it clean.
b. Use an unscented lotion
like Aquaphor or Lubriderm.
(remember, no more plastic wrap is needed at this point).
These lotions will help it feel less dry, tight and “itchy”, and promote healing. Apply just a few times a day when needed for a few weeks.
General Rules for a new tattoo
for at least 10 days...
NEVER PICK, SCRATCH OR SLAP A FRESH TATTOO!
DO NOT soak in sauna, steam or tub.
DO NOT use ointments (like Neosporin or Bacitracin) or petroleum jelly
DO NOT expose to chlorine swimming pools, lake or beach waters, and sand.
Keep tattoo covered while in the sun for the first 12 weeks (at least) & use sunblock after 12 weeks ...forever
Your tattoo should peel in about 5-7 days, then continue to heal and settle internally for 4-6 weeks.
Remember that healing may vary from person to person, so if you scab a little more or less than someone else you know, don’t be alarmed.
Any artist here is experienced and we do guarantee our work, as long as you follow OUR care instructions.
If you have any concerns or questions, please text me right away at 704-347-2521
or email me at so I can guide you through the process of what to do next.
Immortal Images is now an appointment only, private studio, so business hours vary. Please feel free to the studio via email, text, or phone to schedule a visit and receive the access code for the front door keypad for that day.
You can do that below, just be sure to check the option to cover paypal fees.
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