Frequently Asked Questions
The what, when, and wheres.
First time getting tattooed or first visit to Elm Street Tattoo? Check out some common questions and answers below. For info regarding events, check out our Events page to learn more. Any other questions can be answered by calling the shop.
Where are you located?
2811 Elm Street, Dallas, TX, 75226
When are you open?
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash and all major CCs
Are you wheelchair accessible?
With some assistance, yes.
Is there parking near your store?
There is street parking and pay lots nearby. We do not have customer parking.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Appointments are made through the artist, typically by email. Check the artist’s profile on the Artist page for booking info for each individual artist.
How old do I have to be?
You MUST be 18 in the state of Texas to get tattooed, no exceptions. Texas does not allow parental consent for minors. Don’t think we won’t check your ID!
Can I bring friends or kids with me?
Minors and children are not allowed under any circumstance. You can bring a friend, but be advised that it is best to be in a small group and your company must wait behind the counter while you are tattooed.
I want a tattoo, but I don't know what I want.
Browse our artists profiles for ideas, come by the shop and look at flash and portfolios, or just come chat with someone at the counter.
What should I expect during my appointment?
After emailing an artist expect a few days for a response. Sometimes the full appointment setup process can take about a week. Deposits and fees for appointments vary by artists, they should be able to provide you with that information.
Most artists will not exchange drawings by email, but will definitely want reference material sent to them. Otherwise, show up a few minutes early at the specified location.
How should I care for my new tattoo?
Your artist will give you care instructions after you are tattooed. If you have questions, call the shop and ask for help with aftercare.
Do I need an appointment or can I just walk in?
We do walk-ins every day, based on availability, first come first serve. For large scale tattoo projects and complex designs, we prefer appointments and may refer you to a particular artist.
Walk-in tattoos are all about timing, there are moments of high volume that make it difficult to immediately handle everyone who wants to get tattooed.
For best results, get to the shop early and be willing to put your name down and cruise the neighborhood for a bit.
Do you do piercings?
Yes. We offer piercings on a first come, first serve basis. Currently this is Thursday thru Saturday nights, and Sunday all day. Call the shop for info.
Can I get a price quote online or by phone?
We do not do pricing over the web or by phone as there are too many variables in play to give an accurate estimate. You can contact your artist of choice for larger inquiries or stop by the shop and speak to someone at the counter for help.
What are your shop minimums?
Shop minimum is $60 unless its hands, neck, or face, then it is $100. A shop minimum tattoo is typically something that can be hidden by a quarter and just a few lines.