Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is your studio?

See Location.



How many of you guys are there at Micah Riot Tattoo?

Just me, Micah Riot.


And I tattoo only. No piercings. 


Is there parking near your studio?

Yes, there is plenty of street parking.  


What is your rate and what forms of payment do you take?


See Fees.


What is your cancellation policy?

For consultations:

Currently I am holding all new-client consultations via zoom.

You may reschedule at your convenience, given at least 24 hours of notice. If you reschedule within 24 hours or don't come to your consultation appointment, you will be charged $25


For tattoo appointments: 

I ask for a week of notice if you need to reschedule your appointment.

In this best case scenario, you incur no extra charges.


Given less than a week of notice but more than 24 hours, I will charge your card on file an hour's fee, or $250

A cancellation or a reschedule within 24 hours incurs a charge of $350


How booked up are you?

Generally about 2-3 months in advance. In the Summer it can go to 3-4 months. Sometimes you get lucky and get in next week. Follow me on instagram and keep an eye on my stories. I will often post last minute openings there. 


Where on your body does getting tattooed hurt the most?

Every body has its' own individual pain map. Generally speaking, wherever you have the most nerve endings is where it will hurt the most. Hands/fingers, necks, faces, armpits, stomachs are some examples. In my experience, big solid muscles such as thighs, upper arms and parts of the back are among the least sensitive. How much fat you have on a body part does not matter in relation to pain. 



As a note, placement should be determined by many factors, (mostly size and shape), and very little by the expectation of pain.


How long can I not shower after getting tattooed? What about working out?

You can start showering about as soon as 3-4 hours after your tattoo appointment, I do recommend waiting overnight.


See Tattoo Care Instructions


As for working out, that depends on what your workout is. Swimming, surfing and other water sports are not recommended. Lifting weights and running should be fine as long as you can keep your tattoo clean. 


I love a tattoo that I found online that I must have! How much will it cost?

I will not replicate someone else's artwork as I don't find plagiarism ethical. Please do not ask. Be inspired. Be creative. Be you. Everyone else is already taken.  I will happily help you design something uniquely yours. 


Also I do not give price estimates at first contact. 



I live very far away. Can I pay you to do a drawing, then take it to my friend in my town to get it tattooed on me?

The short answer is, no. 


The long answer is: I do a lot of my work freehand. I work with your individual unique body, and spirit. I will not be able to create something for you without meeting you. You are welcome, however, to buy my flash at will. The rare times I draw flash with no one in mind, I post it on my instagram, @micahriot . 


How long does it take to get a tattoo?

How long a tattoo takes depends on many factors, such as how still you are able to be, how well your particular skin takes the ink, where it is located (for example, a piece on the ribs takes much longer than one on a thigh, because the skin is so much stretchier), how colorful/shaded/detailed it is, and also, how big it is. Some pieces take under an hour, others, years worth of monthly sessions. 


Will you send me my tattoo design over e-mail?

I do a lot of my work free-hand, as in directly, onto your skin. I do not send designs over e-mail. 


I'd like to consult with a few tattoo artists, then decide on the right one. What is your consultation fee?

I am happy to answer any of your questions without a commitment. I charge $50 per consultation in such cases.