Studio Info

How do I make an appointment?

       By contacting your preferred artist directly.  Book with Kim HERE book with Meech on Instagram

 If you are contacting an artist via DM / email: send your reference images, a picture (3-4 feet away and close up photo) of the body part you wish to have tattooed, size (in inches), preferred style, and any other info that will be helpful to your artist. We handle multiple requests per day, this will streamline the process for you, and the next person behind you.  Also, please be patient. We are humans with lives outside of work. Do not contact your artist on multiple platforms or contact multiple artists for your project. 

Do you take walk-ins?

     At the current time, no we do not take walk ins and work strictly by appointment only.

Can I bring my children/friends/spouse with me while I'm being tattooed?

     In order to allow us and the other artists to fully concentrate on giving you our best work, please do not bring children/partner/spouse with you to your appointment or consultation.  Right now due to Covid and the nature of our business, the same goes for friends and partners- leave them home. If you are vision/hearing impaired and need a guide / interpreter please let your artist know so we can accommodate you

Can my underage child get a tattoo?

     We do not tattoo minors, even with parental consent.

 

Do I have to wear a mask?

     As of 8/21 Yes, and it must stay on at all times while you're in the shop. Yes, even if you've had both doses of your Covid vaccination . Also, if you are in between doses we recommend not getting tattooed until 2-3 weeks after you have received the second dose .

How can I prepare for my tattoo?

     Eat, hydrate, avoid alcohol the night before and make sure you are well rested and showered before your appointment. Please refrain from heavy perfumes, scented lotions etc and do not apply topical ointment or numbing cream to your skin beforehand.  Please let your artist know when booking if you have a latex sensitivity. 

When can I not get tattooed?

    If you are: under the influence of drugs or alcohol, sun burnt, Pregnant, Nursing,  Sick, Post Surgery, Pre Surgery, on antibiotics, prescription steroids, on blood thinners*, on anti rejection drugs* undergoing chemotherapy / radiation in the past 6 months*, have a congenital heart defect* an organ or bone transplant recipient you cannot get tattooed. *Notes Physicians prior written approval required. Please do not apply scented lotions or numbing creams to your skin prior to your appointment. Skin that has abrasions, scratches, pimples etc cannot be tattooed.

Anything else I should know?

     Bring coins for the meters and your valid (not expired) government issued I.D. State drivers license, Federal ID, Military, State ID and Passports are acceptable forms of ID. If you do not have valid ID you will not be tattooed.  We accept both cash and credit cards for payment. All booking fees and deposits are non-refundable and non transferable

 

 Our COVID- 19 Guidelines (updated 10/21) :

***Regardless of vaccination status***

Stay Home if you are sick. Contact your artist ASAP to notify them & reschedule. 

Only the person being tattooed will be admitted into the shop

You must wear a mask at all times in the building. If you don't have a mask, a disposable one will be provided to you.

 

   If you have tested positive for COVID-19  or live with/work with/care for with someone who has tested positive in the last 30 days please let your artist know ASAP in advance and do not come to your appointment.

  

   If you have experienced any of the the following in the past 2 weeks please contact your artist to reschedule : 

* Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Muscle or body aches

New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting *

In order for us to stay safe and continue working we are following the same protocol we ask of our clients. 

BURKE STREET TATTOO & GALLERY
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA
130 W. Burke Street 
 (681)247-2159
HOURS BY APPOINTMENT
 
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