Frequently Asked Questions
What are your prices?
Unfortunately this seems to be the most common asked question when it comes to tattoos. It’s understandable that budgeting comes into play when investing in something, however I encourage everyone to see a tattoo as just that: AN INVESTMENT.
Tattooing is very much an art form and as we all know, very permanent. It takes time. Quality work from well educated artists comes at a cost. This doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank when investing in a quality tattoo. There are many ways a good tattoo artist will work with a clients budget within reason. For larger scale tattoo work it’s all about consistency. Be sure to be upfront about what your disposable income is per month to make sure the artist can space out your sessions accordingly, that way the art stays consistent.
Reclamare has accounted for the average pricing in Sacramento and come up with a shop rate that we feel is both fair and competitive, while simultaneously not undervaluing the integrity of our work.
Shop rates are as follows:
- Artists typically charge $120-$160 per hour. Please be sure to ask your artist through email or at your consultation to confirm their individual rates.
- Most artists at Reclamare take a $100-$300 deposit to schedule tattoo appointments. Deposits are based on size of the tattoo ranging from a simple 1hr tattoo up to larger scale work like sleeves and full torso or full back pieces.
What are your hours?
All artists operate their own booking schedules and standard days they operate. Reclamare is open 7 days a week from 12-7pm. Some artists will start earlier or work later based on the project. During holiday seasons hours are subject to change accordingly.
Does Reclamare take walk-ins?
Yes, BUT!!! It’s not very common. Please call the shop to see if there is availability first.
Does you guys do piercings?
Nope, sorry. But we highly recommend CHIEF PIERCING located in downtown sacramento.
Are you accepting apprentices or hiring office staff?
Not at this time.
How do I book an appointment?
Reclamare Tattoo does not operate as a typical walk-in based tattoo parlor. This means that the shop operates more as an artist’s collective and studio.
All artists schedule tattoo appointments on a submission based process. This means that when any of the artists books are open (more on that below) the artist or artist’s assistant will review emails with the required information and select those ideas that are most suited for the artist's style.
Inspiration and styling are very important factors when creating one of a kind custom tattoo, and as such some ideas may not fall into a specific artists area of expertise or desire at the time.
We encourage everyone to follow the artist(s) instagram account(s), and take a look at the current body of tattoo work on this website to get an idea of the work we each enjoy doing.
Listed on each artists gallery page you will find a brief description of the styles of tattoo work we each specialize in.
How do I know when or if the artists books are open?
The availability of each artists schedule is listed in the gallery section of this website, as well as on the about section on their corresponding Instagram and Facebook accounts. *please note that if there is no booking info listed then its safe to assume that the artist is accepting new clients.
In addition, if you email an artist and receive a reply that their books are closed, then they are of course closed.
When an artist is ready to start booking new projects, usually most of them will announce it through their social media (Instagram, Facebook) as well as updating their status on this website.
What information should I include when submitting my ideas?
When emailing the artist please be sure to state the following:
- Subject matter - what you would like tattooed
- Placement and approximate size of the piece
- Any details pertaining to the styling of the piece (color, black and gray, style/look, etc)
- Any details that will effect design of the tattoo (it’s a cover up, skin tone/type/conditions, medical concerns if applicable, etc)
If you have reference material or inspiration photos that you have collected you can send those as well but they are not required
Does Reclamare have a waiting list?
No. In the past we have maintained one, however due to the uncertainty of each artists schedule openings, how far out existing projects would have them booked, and fluctuations in style as all the artist develop in tattooing, it led to more problems than solutions.
Can I bring a friend while I get tattooed?
Yes, we allow only one friend or family member back with you during the tattoo. Please do not bring your entourage of family and/or friends with you, its very distracting and they will most likely be asked to wait outside. Please make sure to turn your phone on silent and use your “inside voice”. Please remember to be considerate to other clients and artists around you.
Are kids or pets allowed in the shop?
No, there is absolutely no reason a child of any age should not be hanging out in a tattoo shop. Especially for health and liability reasons. Only persons 18 years or older please.
No pets allowed via the health department. Service animals are allowed.
If you have any further inquiries about anything listed above or any unanswered questions please give us a call at 916.760.7461