Questions? Answers:

Where are you located?
Indigo Body Art Gallery is located at  2411 2nd Street, Suite #3, in Coralville, IA.

How may I contact you?
Feel free stop into the studio or call (319) 338-2169 during our normal, scheduled business hours. You may also reach us any time day or night by email at indigo@indigobodyartgallery.com

What are your hours?
Studio hours are from 12:00PM to 8:00PM. Hours Sunday are 12:00PM to 6:00PM. We are CLOSED every MONDAY as well as the first Sunday of every month. 

Do you take walk-ins?
Of course!! Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are HIGHLY recommended. Scheduling an appointment is the best way to make certain that you can have your work done at a time that is convenient for both you and your artist.

What are your piercing prices?
All basic piercings are only $60 and industrial piercings are $80. That price is all-inclusive for the piercing, the jewelry, procedure disposables- EVERYTHING!! No hidden fees or being told different prices for different piercings, additional charges for the jewelry and we do not charge higher prices for different types of jewelry.

What are your tattoo prices?
Getting a tattoo is a big decision and I hope you take your time and consider all of the factors that go into a tattoo and not just the price. There are MANY factors to consider when giving a quote for a tattoo.

Pricing is always a very difficult thing to determine over internet, by email or by phone. An in person consultation is always best to determine EXACTLY what you'd like to have for a tattoo, the EXACT size, the EXACT level or detail, the EXACT location on your body you'd like to have the tattoo all determine the overall cost. Our rates are calculated by the PIECE, not by the HOUR. If we were to quote you a flat rate we could, in turn, take longer than necessary to complete the work and make your tattoo as high priced as possible for our own financial gain. We do NOT do that!! We are not the most expensive studios around; we will also not be the cheapest. We WILL NOT compare ourselves to any other studio on price alone. We will, however, be happy to be compared with ANY studio on the basis of quality, detail of the design, cleanliness of the execution of the tattoo, color saturation, safety, and customer satisfaction.

While the EXACT price of the tattoo will depend on EXACTLY what size the tattoo will be, EXACTLY how long it takes to complete the work, etc. the pricing can also be based on the budget you have to spend on the piece. For example: Let's say you only want to spend $150 on a tattoo, but if we were to quote you $250 because we thought that you wanted the tattoo larger, more colorful or more detailed you may be upset or feel like the price quoted you is unfair or unrealistic. If you could have just let us know that you have a $150 budget we would have cut through a lot of the confusion and frustration.

We have a studio minimum of $80 and we will require that you pay a $50 deposit towards your work when you book your appointment. We are always happy to work with you to make sure your tattoo's cost is within your price range by tweaking the size, detail, etc. to meet your budget. Once we determine either your budget or the cost based on the size and detail of the design we'll be ready to go!!

How do I care for my new tattoo while it is healing?

First, DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR FRIENDS!! Read the instructions below!! These aftercare instructions we developed in conjunction not only with fellow body modification professionals but also through careful consultation with a dermatologist as well as other medical professionals!!

- Leave the initial bandage on for ½ to 1 hour, no more than 2 hours.
- With clean hands, remove the bandage and gently HAND WASH with warm water and a mild soap. Pat dry with a soft, clean cloth.
- Apply a VERY THIN layer of Indigo Body Art Gallery Tattoo Aftercare or Aquaphor ONLY! Using other products may cause color loss, scarring or other complications!

- Once the tattoo's initial bandage is removed,
DO NOT re-bandage again during the healing process. The tattoo will need to breath in order to heal. Only cover the tattoo with loose, clean clothing.
- HAND WASH the tattoo gently at least 4 times daily for the first 2-3 weeks. Apply ointment after washings or as needed. Make sure your hands are clean every time you clean the tattoo and apply aftercare.
- DO NOT swim or SOAK the tattoo in a tub or shower for AT LEAST two weeks or until completely healed. Chlorine and the bacteria found in lakes/rivers may cause an infection. Soaking the tattoo will also cause the scab to come off prematurely and will result in color loss, scarring or other complications!
- DO NOT expose the tattoo to sun or UV rays for AT LEAST two weeks or until completely healed. After the tattoo is healed, apply a light layer of SPF 30 or higher sun block over the tattoo to protect from fading.
- The tattoo will itch during the healing process. DO NOT SCRATCH IT. Scratching or picking the scab will result in color loss, scarring or other complications! Lightly slapping the skin or re-applying aftercare can relieve itching.
- Consult a physician is symptoms develop.

How do I care for my new piercing while it is healing?

First, DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR FRIENDS!! Read the instructions below!! These aftercare instructions we developed in conjunction not only with fellow body modification professionals but also through careful consultation with a dermatologist as well as other medical professionals!!

Cleaning Solution Options and Cleaning Tools You May Use:
-Indigo Body Art Gallery Piercing Aftercare Spray
-Sterile Saline Solution, Preferably in a Non-Aerosol Misting Can
-NON-Iodized Sea Salt: ¼ to ½ Teaspoon mixed with 1 Cup of Hot Water
-Cotton Balls or Cotton-tipped Swabs

Cleaning Your Piercing:
1. First, wash your hands thoroughly. Never touch your piercing or jewelry with dirty hands.
2. Apply cleaning solution to the piercing site and jewelry. Make sure you apply the solution thoroughly and allow the solution to sit for a moment to loosen any crusting or scabbing on the piercing and jewelry.
3. Saturate two or three cotton balls or cotton tipped-swabs with the cleaning solution then gently wipe away any crusting or scabbing that have gathered around the piercing site.
4. Consult a physician is symptoms develop.

Cleaning Tips
*DO NOT REMOVE the jewelry from the piercing to clean the jewelry or piercing. This will only create swelling and additional trauma to the piercing. The jewelry actually makes it easier to completely and thoroughly clean the piercing.  The swelling may make it impossible to put the jewelry back into the piercing. It's best to just clean the piercing and jewelry thoroughly without actually moving it.
*DO NOT Use:
-Hydrogen Peroxide - Hydrogen peroxide kills some bacteria, but it also kills the white blood cells attempting to heal your piercing. It will also cause irritation and excessive dryness of the skin, which may lead to infection and lengthen overall healing time.
-Rubbing Alcohol - Alcohol will cause irritation and excessive dryness of the skin, which may lead to infection and lengthen overall healing time.
-Aftercare solutions that are provided by jewelry stores, department stores and malls usually contain alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and other harmful chemicals that only aggravate a new piercing and cause irritation and excessive dryness of the skin, which may lead to infection and lengthen overall healing time.
-Neosporin, other antibacterial ointments, Vaseline, hand lotion or similar products only clog pores and/or kill good cells trying to heal the piercing.