Have questions? You’ll find some answers here

How do I book an appointment?

Directly from the home page you can fill out the form and begun your booking process.

Once you’ve sent this form, you will receive a response from me and we will confirm your appointment and set a deposit.

How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?

Be well rested, eat before you arrive and bring something to drink or snack on while your there. You can also bring headphones to listen to music, and or a one friend to help give you moral support.

How old do I have to be to get a tattoo or piercing?

Our shop is located in New Jersey so state law mandates any person who would like to get serviced at a tattoo shop be 18 or older with state ID or passport.

Or 15 years old with parental consent.

For minors we need the parents ID and the minors birth certificate and or passport. Both are required before any service can be done. Of

If you have a legal guardian, we need the above mentioned documents in addition to the court documents stating you are the minors legal guardian.

How do I leave a deposit?

You can set a $50 or $100 deposit in person or via venmo. An estimate of a tattoo over $300 requires a $100 deposit.

Is my deposit refundable?

Our deposits are non refundable and go towards the time the artist spent on the design in the case you decide to not move forward with our services.

There is always a chance that you may decide against a tattoo or you might not like the art work, although this is rare, it can happen.

This is why we like our clients to take lots of time to decide whether a tattoo is the right decision for them. There are many factors that go into committing to a tattoo. Time spent thinking about the design and commitment is the most important factor. These are all things you can discuss with your artist during a consultation.

What if I don’t like the design?

As mentioned above, there is always a chance you may not like the design or decide to not commit to this. This is why the first change to the design [full rework of design] is free. Any full rework of the design after the 2nd full change will require another deposit that goes towards the price of the tattoo. This is because the design takes time to create and our artist can not make endless changes to said design.

Minor changes include, [ color changes, font change, size changes and placement change] these are all relatively easy to change and can be done the day of the appointment.

Major changes/full rework include ; [complete design change/entire new design]

We understand changes may be made and we include this into our process, however we do ask that you consider our time and effort put into creating a design and take your time thinking about what you’d like done to make your idea clear. This makes the creation process much smoother.

Reference photos and inspiration are always appreciated.

What if I need to reschedule?

We understand unexpected events occur and we may need to reschedule, if you find you need to reschedule send an email to Nat at NATCRUZTATTOOS@gmail.com


Call the shop and reschedule via phone.

Blackwork tattoo [ 973 812 9500 ]

Reschedules should ideally be done 24hrs before your appointment.

How much does a tattoo cost?

This depends on the final size and placement of the tattoo as this determines how much time a tattoo will take. Our minimum price for tattoos is $90 [heart outline, simple line tattoo 1×1]. Without a consultation we cannot give prices of tattoos.

Consults are free and available in person or virtual. You can book a consultation via my home page.

Does a tattoo hurt?

Yes it can and most often it does. There are levels to the discomfort you may experience this can change based on the size of design placement on the body and your own individual pain tolerance. Starting small is a good option if you are unsure you’ll be able to handle the discomfort of a tattoo. Trust your body is my #1 rule.

How do I care for my new tattoo?

You can find aftercare for your tattoo on the aftercare page of my site. AFTERCARE