When are you open?
Open 8 days a week!
During COVID-19 we are appointment only
Do you sell gift cards?
YES! You may purchase them online HERE
What does it mean that you’re a safe space?
A safe space is a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm. 🌈
How do I get in touch?
If you have a quick question or would like to book a FREE consultation – please call 250-361-1952
What if I want to make an appointment with a specific artist?
Please contact our artists by e-mailing them directly.
We are located at 826 Fort Street in the heart of Downtown Victoria. There is metered street parking out front and a parking garage around the corner on View Street. If you have trouble finding us… just give us a call at 250-361-1952. Click map for directions!
How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?
You must be 18 years old (no exceptions) to get a tattoo. You must bring in a valid photo ID. We won’t tattoo you without it.
Can my parents/guardian sign for me?
NO! (see above)
What about piercing?
We don’t do piercing. I repeat. We don’t do piercing.
How do I choose a tattoo design?
At Tattoo Zoo we provide you with all sorts of research material to look through that can help you find your design, or our artists can custom design something just for you. Remember getting a tattoo is about YOU. You are changing your body, for the rest of your life. So be smart and take your time deciding.
Find an artist who you feel comfortable with, and check out their work. If you like the tattoos they have done in the past, then talk to them about your design ideas. Our artists are more than happy to help you design your tattoo.
Do I have to make an appointment?
During COVID-19 we are appointment only.
How do I make an appointment?
Give us a call at 250-361-1952 or contact artist via e-mail. We require a (non-refundable) deposit that will be deducted from the price of your tattoo. If you are 15 minutes late or miss or cancel your appointment, your deposit will not be refunded. Think of the shop like a hair salon. We’re working on a schedule and can’t keep our other clients waiting.
Deposits are non-refundable?
Correct. You will not get it back. Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before your appointment or you will lose your deposit.
What if I’m sick?
If you are sick or have Covid-19 we will move your appointment with no penalty. We are doing this on the honour system so please be accountable.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my appointment?
Being tattooed can be stressful on your body. You’re being poked with a needle and it can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Come in well rested and well fed before your appointment. Oh yeah… and don’t be late. 🙂
How much does a tattoo cost?
A good tattoo should cost exactly what the artist’s time is worth. Our min charge is $100 and we charge an hourly rate of $170 per hour.
Should I tip?
YES! If you’re happy with your service at Tattoo Zoo, tips are always appreciated.
Do you accept plastic?
We accept all types of plastic. Interac & credit cards. Due to Covid-19 we are not accepting cash (at this time).
Does it hurt?
Hell yes! But it hurts so good. Everyone has a different tolerance to pain, what might be painful for one person, is easy breezy for another. If you come in well-rested, well-fed and have a positive attitude… you will be fine. And if you’re good, you get a lollipop.
Can I bring my baby/child with me to my tattoo appointment?
We love kids but we ask that you do not bring your children. While you may have the most well-behaved kids in the world … our shop is not the best place to hang out. It’s boring, loud and is not a good place to crawl around in while our artists are trying to concentrate. Thanks for understanding.
How do I take care of my tattoo?
Your tattoo artist will explain everything you need to know about taking care of your new tattoo. You can also click on the image on the right. If you have any questions or concerns after your tattoo, just give us a call at (250) 361-1952.
We practice the highest standards of sterilization in the industry, setting us apart from many other studios. For your protection at Tattoo Zoo you will see: sterile packaged single-use needles disposed of in your presence, a personal single-use supply of ink and lubricant and nitrile gloves (for our protection as well as yours). We are licensed by the City of Victoria and we are inspected on a regular basis by the Capital Regional District Health Department.
We respectfully acknowledge that our work is being done within the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations.