ABOUT RARE TATTOO
Rare is the private studio of Korey Starr. Located in the Warehouse & Arts district, in the heart of downtown Tucson Arizona.
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1. How do I get to RARE?
RARE is located in the Big Red Building building on Toole Ave in between 6th & Stone.
2. What's the parking situation?
There is a small lot next door with free parking. Metered parking is free after 5pm as well as on weekends & federal holidays. We also have quarters on hand if you park in a metered spot, just ask!
3. How much does a tattoo cost?
Prices vary depending on sizing & placement. The best way to obtain a price is to contact us via email or to come by the shop.
4. Is there a minimum?
Our shop minimum is $80.
5. How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
You must be 18 or older to get tattooed at RARE.
6. Are walk-in's welcome?
Walk-in's are welcome. However, since we are a private studio, it is best to call ahead to make sure we're there.
7. Can I bring a friend?
Yes! You may have friends or family members accompany you to get tattooed but due to limited space please keep your guest list small.
8. Do I have to leave a deposit?
Most larger tattoos will require a deposit. This deposit goes towards the price of the tattoo. If the tattoo requires more then one session, your deposit will be taken out of the last session. Deposits are nonrefundable. If the appointment needs to be rescheduled, 24 hours notice must be given or the deposit will be forfeited.
9. What about aftercare?
What to expect: Your tattoo will take about 2 weeks to heal. It will be tender to the touch for the first few days. Around day 3 to 5 it will begin to flake and may appear crusty. During this period the tattoo may look ugly and it may seem that the ink is falling out. Don’t worry, this is normal. The last stage is when the tattoo looks healed but is still waxy or shiny on the surface. The directions below should be followed until the tattoo is fully healed. Leave the tattoo bandaged for at least 2 hours but up to 12 hours. After you've removed the bandage do not reapply. After removing the bandage, gently wash the area with fragrance-free soap and water, making sure to remove any built up blood, ink, or ointment. Air dry your new tattoo or gently pat dry with a clean towel only. Never scrub, scratch, or pick at your tattoo during the healing process. During the first 2 weeks wash your tattoo 2 to 3 times a day. Apply a very thin layer of Aquaphor after washing your tattoo and gently rub it in like lotion. During this time your tattoo may peel and flake. This is a normal part of the healing process. Do’s and Don’ts: 1) You can shower as normal. However, for the 2-week healing period do not submerge or soak your tattoo in any way. No swimming, hot tubs, or saunas. It will interfere with healing and may cause infections and scarring. 2) Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight for the 2-week period. Keep it covered with clothing. 3) Do not pick at the tattoo! Let any scabs that might form to fall off naturally. No scratching, rubbing the tattoo in any manner.
10. Is the studio & equipment safe?
Yes! We use only single use, disposable needles and tubes which means that every set up is new for each client and discarded safely afterwards. The stations are also disinfected before opening and after every procedure.
11. How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment via e-mail on our contact page . Or call the shop at 520.369.2951.