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F.A.Q.

Have questions? We’ve got answers! If there is something we missed, shoot us an email at info@dynamictattoo.ca and we’ll be happy to help.

How do I make an appointment?
You can do any of the following to make an appointment
– Come say hi and speak with our Shop Manager at 273 Bernard Ave
– Call us at 250-717-5654
– Email the studio at info@dynamictattoo.ca
– Send us a message on Facebook

How much do you charge?
Our studio rate is $150 per hour, plus 5% GST, however Ryan “Newz” Scarpino charges a rate of $200 per hour. Guest artist rates vary by artist. All permanent makeup is priced for the procedure, not by the hour.

Do I need a deposit to make an appointment?
We require a nonrefundable deposit of $150 or $200 per appointment booked. All appointments needed to complete the tattoo must be booked at the original time of booking. At the end of each session the daily deposit will come off of the total cost, using a portion of your deposit. Please be aware that no drawing will be started or appointment booked until the deposit has been made. For more information on our deposit policy please click here.

What happens if I cannot make my appointment?
If you cannot make your appointment we require 72 hours notice to reschedule your appointment. Appointments cancelled within 72 hours will forfeit their deposit for that day. For more information on our deposit policy please click here.

Can I bring someone with me for support?
We do allow you to bring ONE family member or friend to sit with you while you receive your tattoo. Please do not bring your entire friend group as we are a very busy studio, and our waiting area is reserved for clients. Unfortunately children are NOT allowed in the studio – absolutely no exceptions.

Can I just walk in and get a tattoo, or do I need to make an appointment?
We recommend booking an appointment to get the artist you desire, however we do accept walk in appointments. Not every tattoo can be done as a walk in due to time constraints, artist availability, or design needs, however we will do our best to work with you.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for my tattoo?
Eat a good breakfast, hydrate yourself and get plenty of rest. When dressing for the appointment keep in mind the location of your tattoo – wear loose fitting comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the intended area.

Do you offer free touch-ups on tattoos?

Resident Artists at Dynamic Studios offer one free touch-up on work originally tattooed by themselves within six months of the original sitting. Tattoos exempted from a free touch-up include: hands, feet, fingers, necks, white tattoos and anyone who had a blatant disregard for the aftercare given to them. Exemption of a free touch-up will also include anyone who no-shows for a scheduled touch-up, therefore disregarding the importance of the artist’s time. Ryan “Newz” Scarpino does not offer free touch ups.

Is there anyone you wont tattoo?
We will not tattoo anyone under the age of 18(even with parental consent), pregnant or breastfeeding women, hemophiliacs, anyone taking blood thinners, or anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Can I see my design before my appointment?
Due to our artists extremely busy working schedule, we’re unable to provide a copy of final artwork prior to the session. With proper consultation, and researching your artist as well as their previous work, you should be satisfied that your tattoo artist is the right person for the job, and will have something you will love ready for you.

I found a picture of someone else’s tattoo on the internet – can I get the same one?
Our artists WILL NOT duplicate another tattoo, however we will happily help you design a custom tattoo of your own. If you have pictures or ideas from an existing tattoo you have seen in the past you can still bring it into us and we can help design something custom for you based on these ideas. Certain tattoos can obviously be duplicated such as sports logos, symbols, flags, cartoon characters etc. but for the majority we will still try to add some additional “flare” to these designs.

Can I use numbing cream?
We do not recommend numbing creams as they clog your pores, change the texture of the skin, and do not last once tattooing begins.

How long will my tattoo take to heal?
Typically tattoos will take from 2-3 weeks to heal provided you follow proper aftercare. If you have any questions regarding the healing of your tattoo, please call us or stop by the shop.

Do I need ID?
Yes, we require 2 pieces of government issued photo identification for every appointment. We accept the following:
– Drivers License
– Passport
– Government Identification Cards
– Debit or Credit Cards with name imprint (only as secondary piece)

What forms of payment do you take?

Dynamic Studios accepts all major credit cards to make your tattoo experience simple & seamless! We accept Debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards. In addition to accepting debit & credit, we are still accepting cash payments, as well as e-transfers. Sorry, we do not accept personal cheques.

Do you offer vegan tattoo ink?
Yes, we use World Famous Tattoo Ink which is a globally recognized brand. It is 100% vegan and cruelty free. For more information please click here.

How can I leave a positive review about the experience I had at Dynamic Studios?

We love hearing all of your feedback, as well as how your tattoos healed. Our whole staff enjoys hearing how great they made you feel at Dynamic Studios! We would love for you to share your experience with our future customers on our social media pages – Facebook, Instagram, and even Twitter. Feel free to tag us in those new tattoo selfie’s as well! Also join the many other clients who have left us a nice post on our Google page…just click “write a review” next to all the other positive ones. We thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Guest Artist: Mat Blak

We are stoked to announce that Mat Blak will be back at Dynamic Studios, joining us as a guest tattoo artist in Kelowna, BC from February 27 – March 6 2018. Mat has been tattooing for 4 years and is based out of Vanity Tattoos in Langely, BC. He originally apprenticed here at Dynamic Studios under Ryan “Newz” Scarpino. He loves tattooing and focusing his designs toward Ornamental Blackwork designs. Check out Mat’s Instagram to view his work as well available tattoos he would like to do!

Please call the studio at 250-717-5654 or email us at info@dynamictattoo.ca for bookings!

Now accepting ALL major credit cards

Dynamic Studios is now accepting all major credit cards to make your tattoo experience simple & seamless! We accept Debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards. In addition to accepting debit & credit, we are still accepting cash payments, as well as e-transfers. Sorry, we do not accept personal cheques.

Getting a Walk-in Tattoo in Kelowna

Clients are often surprised to find out that we offer walk-ins for tattoos. Some of our artists have wait lists ranging from a few months, up to a year. However, these waits are for larger, more time consuming tattoos.

Our artists love to take on walk-in tattoos when they have gaps in their schedules. A walk-in tattoo is a tattoo that can be completed in a single session and can be taken on by any available artist that has free time.

When getting a walk-in tattoo, there is a few things to keep in mind…

Ask Questions!

Don’t be afraid to ask the artist questions when you come for a walk-in tattoo. It is always best to make sure that you and the artist are on the same page for the tattoo you are looking to get. Creating a tattoo that has the meaning and feeling you desire is extremely important to each of our artists.

If you are unhappy with the design created for you, speak up and let the artist know. The artist wont be offended, and will recreate the design into something that you love. Keep in mind, it is better to express anything you don’t like about the design so we can change it before it is permanently inked on you. Giving the artist helpful feedback will help both of you to decide on the right design for you and your body. Please keep in mind we will not replicate a tattoo you have seen on the internet, however are happy to design something custom for you!

If there is any part of the tattoo process you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask! Our artists are very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you may have. Understanding steps like tattoo aftercare are crucial to not only the healing of your tattoo, but also to your health. Please do not hesitate to call the studio or stop by with any questions you may have.

Avoid Price-Shopping

When getting a tattoo, keep in mind that this is something that will be on your body for the rest of your life, so it’s worth spending a little more for. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to go to the most expensive place, however we recommend looking at portfolios of the artists who may do your tattoo.

Every shop will have portfolios in their studios, as well as online. We highly recommend browsing these artist portfolios to find an artists style that speaks to you. Picking a design from an artist’s available flash designs can save you some money as well as ensuring you get a design that’s right for you.

Consider Flash Designs

As much as our artists love to tattoo custom designs, it is more important that you have a design you love, than one that is personalized for you. A flash design is a design that one of our artists would like to tattoo, and has previously created it. These tattoos can be cheaper as artists may offer a flat rate for the piece. These tattoos also usually take a shorter amount of time as the artist is already familiar with the design they are doing.

Our artists usually don’t mind making a few changes to these designs, however don’t go overboard with customization. If the flash design needs to be significantly redesigned, it is most likely not the correct piece for you.

Walk-in Tattoo Restrictions

Typically we won’t turn down a walk-in tattoo, however if we do it is for one of the following reasons

  1. Artists are booked
  2. Intoxication/Substance Abuse
  3. Facial tattoos
  4. Hate tattoos

Sometimes all of our artists are busy, and unfortunately walk-ins cannot be accommodated. The amount of time it will take to do the tattoo you are looking to get may be a factor in this decision. It is almost always possible to do a smaller tattoo that will take an hour, however one that will take all day may not be do able.

Any respectable artist will refuse to tattoo you if you come into a studio under the influence of alcohol or other substances. Firstly, no artist wants to be held responsible for your choices while you were under the influence. Secondly,  getting tattooed while under the influence can lead to infection. Contrary to popular belief, being under the influence can actually cause the process of getting a tattoo to be more painful.

We simply do not offer face tattoos as walk-ins. Face tattoos are a huge commitment and need to be fully planned out and discussed at length with your artist.

Whether you come in for a consultation or a walk-in, hate tattoos are always an absolute no from the Dynamic Studios staff. We do not accept hate or intolerance in our studio.

 

Deposit Policy Reminder

ALL APPOINTMENTS REQUIRE A DEPOSIT – NO EXCEPTIONS

All tattoo appointments require a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $150 per appointment in order to be booked, unless booking with Ryan “Newz” Scarpino – deposit will be $200 per appointment. If you do not wish to not leave a deposit you will not be booked in. We do accept walk in tattoos if our artists have time available.

All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. If an artist decides to leave Dynamic Studios or is let go, your deposit will stay at Dynamic Studios for and you may pick another artist to finish the tattoo – otherwise the deposit is non-refundable.

You must CALL the studio and provide a minimum of 72 business hours notice to change an appointment for your deposit to be carried over. Any cancellations within 72 hours of the appointment will forfeit the deposit. In order to carry over your deposit you MUST rebook at the time of cancellation, or forfeit the deposit. Any tattoo deposits must be used within SIX MONTHS  from the original appointment date.

If you do not show up for an appointment or arrive late and your appointment must be rescheduled, you forfeit your deposit.

Guest Artist – Karen Awesom

We are pleased to announce that the talented Karen Awesom will be joining us as a guest tattoo artist in Kelowna, BC on April 27 & 28 2018. Karen has been tattooing for 3 years and is based out of Eighth Empire Tattoos in Burlington, ON. She loves tattooing cute, bold and colourful tattoos, especially Dinsey and Kawaii styles. Check out Karen’s Instagram to view her work as well as lots of cute Disney tattoos she would like to do! Any customers who wish to do a walk in tattoo appointment if Karen has available time, will be required to choose designs from her pre-drawn flash book.Please call the studio at 250-717-5654 or email us at info@dynamictattoo.ca for bookings!

Holiday Hours

We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support and loyalty to Dynamic Studios over the years! We will be taking a much needed break from tattooing over the holidays, and return to accepting bookings and walk in tattoo appointments in the New Year. Select artists will be around for portions of the holidays, so please email the shop if you want to get in. We hope you all enjoy your holidays, and look forward to seeing  your faces in the new year!!

Guest Tattoo Artist: Steve M

We are excited to announce the first of our 2018 Guest Tattoo Artist Lineup!!!

Starting May 15th 2018, Steve M, owner of Pale Pony Tattoos in Whitehorse, YK will be in the studio! Steve has been tattooing for 20 years, and is part of the Primal Attitude Pro Team. His work has been published internationally, and has quite a few awards under his belt. Steve will be tattooing with us in Kelowna, BC from May 15th through 19th. Book now, these spots will not last long!

Please call the studio at 250-717-5654 or email us at info@dynamictattoo.ca for bookings!

Guest Artists Welcome!

 

Over the past 6 years we have been fortunate enough to have had a great selection of guest artists join us from around the world, with more to come. If you are interested in doing a guest spot at Dynamic Studios, we would love to have a chat and look at your professional tattoo portfolio. Limited spaces are available in our busy shop. Please submit your inquires to info@dynamictattoo.ca. Before you submit we do request that you have a minimum 2 years experience, and include a small biography, your Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as an up to date portfolio. Absolutely no apprentices.

If there are any artists you would like to see come to Dynamic Studios, please tag them!

Thank you!