Please read below for common questions concerning tattoos at Hard Knock Ink.


Do I need an appointment?  

An appointment is recommended, if I am not booked at the time I will gladly accept walk-ins.


My underage child would like to get a tattoo; can you tattoo them with a parent’s signature?  

HKI will not tattoo anyone under the age of 18.


Do I need to do anything prior to my appointment?

Do not use drugs and/or alcohol before getting a tattoo. Please eat a good meal before arriving for your appointment.


Do you do piercings?  

HKI does not offer piercing at this time.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the aftercare instructions for the tattoo?


  • If bandaged, wash hands and remove bandage after 3 hours.

  • Immediately wash with warm water and a mild soap. Repeat until tattoo is no longer glazed. (Avoid using a washcloth on tattoo until healed.)

  • Pat or dab dry.

  • Allow tattoo to air dry for @ least 10 minutes before covering with clothing.

  • Apply a very light film of Bacitracin, Neosporin, or Triple Antibiotic Ointment. 

  • Do not re-bandage tattoo.

  • On the 3rd day stop using the ointment. Apply a fragrance free lotion or cream. Apply @ least 3 times daily.

  • The sun will fade your tattoo; once your tattoo is healed, apply sun block.

  • Your tattoo will itch, avoid scratching and apply a mild unscented lotion or cream to stop the itching. 

  • No swimming or soaking the tattooed area for @ least 4 weeks or until the tattoo is healed.

  • Wear loose clothing to allow tattooed area to breathe.

  • Avoid working out; profuse sweating will distort the tattoo.

  • Average healing time is 7-14 days.


Any questions? call 570-385-4465. 


We carry a full line of aftercare products to ensure you'll heal healthy!  Ask about H2Ocean!  

Mondays:  By Appointment
Tuesdays - Saturdays :1pm - 8pm
Sundays:     Closed
Walk-ins are welcome, if I have time available. Appointments are strongly encouraged or call us for a consultation.

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