FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU ACCEPT WALK-INS?
We currently do not accept walk-ins for tattoo sessions. You must schedule an appointment with your preferred artist in order to get in their chair.
HOW CAN I BOOK AN ARTIST FOR A TATTOO SESSION?
HOW DOES SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS WORK?
Once you decide which artist you want to get tattooed by, you can contact their assistant via e-mail or phone to inquire about scheduling. You will be provided a quote for your appointment based on the design and estimated time it will take to complete so that you are prepared on the day of your appointment. Once the quote is given and a date/time slot is agreed upon, the deposit will be required to confirm your session. All deposits are accepted electronically. We do not accept deposits in person. Once the deposit is sent, you will receive a confirmation e-mail or text.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY APPOINTMENT IS CANCELLED?
In the event of a cancellation or reschedule by the artist, your deposit is refundable if you do not wish to move forward with the tattoo session.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK FOR OUT OF TOWN CLIENTS?
If you are coming in from out of state we suggest staying within the area for at least 2 nights to allow for flexibility. In the event of a cancellation or reschedule by the artist, we are not responsible for any costs incurred by the client.
CAN PROJECTS BE COMPLETED IN MULTIPLE PAID SESSIONS OR ONE SESSION?
For larger projects, you do have the option to complete your tattoo over the course of several sessions. In this case, the cost of your session(s) can be contingent upon your budget, but is subject to the general pricing policies provided and/or the discretion of the Artist.
What are the aftercare instructions for my tattoo?
Before cleaning the tattoo, wash your hands thoroughly with warm water for 20 seconds.
DO NOT TOUCH the tattoo unless you are cleaning it.
REMOVE any bandages no more than 2-3 hours after getting the tattoo. Wash the tattoo gently with anti-microbial soap (Provin) or non-scented ant-bacterial soap (Dial) and then pat it dry with a disposable paper towel. DO NOT use bar soaps. Wash the tattoo 3 times daily.
AFTER washing the tattoo, it is RECOMMENDED that you use a non-petroleum based product such as Redemption or Aquaphor to further the healing process. Use only a small amount of product on the tattoo. It should be a thin layer to where the tattoo is slightly shiny.
DO NOT USE NEOSPORIN, BACTINE OR ALCOHOL.
In about a week, you may notice the tattoo start to peel. This is a part of the healing process. During this process, continue to use ointment on the tattoo. Continue to wash the tattoo until FULLY healed (2-4 weeks depending on the area and size of the tattoo). If you experience scabbing with the tattoo, DO NOT try to pick at it. The scabs will fall off naturally.
If the tattoo gets stuck on your clothes for any reason, soak the piece of clothing until unstuck and wash the tattoo properly after. If this occurs, make sure NOT to rip off the clothing.
DO NOT submerge your tattoo in water (i.e. bathtubs, jacuzzis, swimming pools, lakes or oceans) until fully healed. This WILL AFFECT healing times and the ink in the tattoo. Taking a shower is recommended.
AVOID the sun while the tattoo is healing. Wait at least 15 days until you apply Sunscreen (30 or 50 SPF is recommended) to the tattoo and go into water.
Be patient with the healing process. REMEMBER this is permanently on your body, so take the correct measures to care for it properly. Make sure to take care of your tattoo even after healing.
If the tattoo looks or feels infected, contact your artist to your physician immediately.
IS THERE A DEPOSIT REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BOOK AN ARTIST AT 9 MAG?
Yes, a $100 deposit is required in order to secure a tattoo session with any 9 MAG artist. The deposit will go towards the overall cost of your tattoo. If you are planning to have multiple sessions for one tattoo you will only need to pay one deposit of $100 as long as the sessions are scheduled within a timely manner.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I got my tattoo at 9Mag Ryan did a great job with my tattoo it was a cover-up he was very professional offered me food and drink it's really a good environment and he did a great job I recommend you come get tattooed at 9 mag. Great job
"Love this space!"
Love this space! The look of the shop is dope and every detail inside is custom. Ryan has done a few of my tattoos and I love all of them. The way he can bring your ideas to life and freehand his art is super impressive. I'll be back for more!
"I love my piece!"
I was visiting Chicago from Cleveland, I made my appointment about a month in advance. I got a tattoo done by Ryan Henry. It was clean and quiet. His assistant Briea is very professional and nice. Ryan was amazing, very cool humble guy who does great work. We talked to people on His Instagram live and even danced! Lol. I love my piece and plan to go again for another piece soon!
GREAT ENVIRONMENT! DOPE ARTIST! GREAT VIBES!
"Ryan Is A Cool Guy"
It was a cool spot to jus chill.... Ryan is a cool guy and the ppl we met were cool too... we are out of towners and we felt home! Great spot