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Unify Tattoo Co. & Fine Art Gallery is the creation of Bart Andrews and Pepper. The name Unify has been chosen to signify not only the marriage of the two artists but to symbolise their love for the craft and industry coming together as one.
Located in beautiful St. Augustine, FL, here at Unify Tattoo Co. we strive to offer the best service and art to our wide range of clientele, tattoo enthusiasts & art aficionados. With award winning artists, we offer a clean, professional, friendly and safe environment for people to appreciate art in many forms.
Please take the time to enjoy and explore our site and become one with Unify Tattoo.
I'm a minor, will I be able to get tattooed?
Although the state of Florida allows minors sixteen and up to get tattooed, Unify Tattoo will only tattoo people who are at a minimum age of eighteen. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please know we do not make any exceptions on this, and look forward to working with you when you are eighteen and older.
I live out of town and would like to travel to get tattooed. What do I do?
If you are coming in from out of town, please be sure to plan a couple of weeks to a few months in advance depending on which artist you would like to get tattooed by and to ensure availability for your time here. On short notice we might be able to get you in, however availability is not guaranteed.
I am coming from out of town, where should I stay?
There are multiple hotels throughout St. Augustine in which to stay. Previous clients have enjoyed staying at the Jaybird Inn, which is located on US-1 and SR16 a couple of minutes from the shop. If looking for something closer to historic downtown, there are quite a few locations to stay, but we suggest looking into the bed and breakfasts in the area before chain hotels.
Do you offer piercings?
Yes. Please call the shop (904) 770-7779 for more details.
What are your hours?
We are open from 11am-7pm on Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday. We are closed on Tuesday and major holidays. Please note that hours may change without notice.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash and all major credit cards. No checks please.
Do I need to make an appointment?
For larger scale tattoos, it is best to make a consultation first and from there an actual tattoo appointment can be scheduled. For smaller tattoos, we should be able to do them on a walk-in basis, however it is always best to call and check availability for that day.
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment please either e-mail of call the shop and speak with our front desk. From there they will be able to answer your questions and assist in guiding you toward the right artist for your piece. If you have a particular artist in mind, let them know and they will assist accordingly. Please keep in mind sometimes your desired artist will not be the best fit for the desired outcome of your tattoo. We do our best to match the artist to the design to ensure the best quality possible.
Do I need to leave a deposit to set an appointment?
Yes. We always take a deposit to set and hold a tattoo appointment or before any design work is done. Deposits must be made in cash after the consultation in person at the studio. If you are traveling in from out of town or state, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. If you have any questions or would like to know additional information on our deposit policy, please check out the deposit page.
I've left a deposit and set an appointment, when will I see my design?
When it comes to custom artwork, please know that we do not send out any designs electronically ahead of time, and will not make any exceptions. During the initial consultation we gather the pertinent information for your piece and create it based off of your wishes combined with our creativity. For the final design it is best to meet and discuss the last details in person. We have found this way works best to avoid any confusion that might occur via other forms of correspondence, giving a better tattoo experience for both artist and client. This final review will be done between you and your artist the day of your tattoo appointment. Please know that unless the core design is completely changed, your appointment allows time for any minor changes you would like to make.
Depending on the nature of the tattoo you will be receiving, some designs work best if they are drawn on during the tattoo appointment. This method is best for certain styles of work, some cover-ups, or at times continuation of certain tattoos. This approach is done to ensure that the final design fits properly with whatever else may be existing near the new tattoo area, to properly cover a tattoo, or to go with the flow of the body and look natural. This is not always the approach that is taken, unless the piece calls for it. If this will be the best route to take for your design, your artist will discuss this with you during your consultation and answer any questions you may have. Please know that although it will be drawn on, you will still be able to view the design and share your input before finalization.
I would like to book a tattoo appointment with Pepper. What do I need to do?
For more information about booking with Pepper, please check out her profile page. If you have additional questions that are not answered there, please either call or e-mail the studio and speak with Julia. Thanks!
I saw laser tattoo removal is now offered at the studio. Where can I learn more about this service?
For more information about laser tattoo removal, please check out the laser tattoo removal section, and see if this is the right option for you. For additional questions and information, please call the studio.
What do I need to bring if I am under the age of 18?
The Florida State Health Department requires all minors receiving a body piercing to be accompanied by a Legal Guardian, and to bring in ALL of the following documents.
Birth certificate, state issued I.D. (School IDs DO NOT COUNT) or a passport.
Notarized Parental Consent Form
Legal Guardian’s ID
What should I use to clean my fresh Piercing?
To clean your piercing you should only use a Sterile Saline Spray. Use your saline spray twice daily and leave be. Please keep your masks clean and make up off your new piercing. Please do NOT over clean. Over cleaning can be just as bad as under cleaning. It can cause irritation, bumps, and drying out your new piercing. Unify Tattoo Company carries Neilmed Wound Wash. This is the brand I highly recommend to heal your new piercing. It lightly flushes out your new piercing without messing with the natural PH Balance.
FOR NO REASON SHOULD YOU USE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
TEA TREE OIL
How long will it take to heal?
The Human body is a crazy thing! No 2 people heal the same.Good hygiene, drinking lots of water, and keeping your hands off of your piercing, are the keys to a quick and successful healing! If you have any specific questions about healing times or processes we can go over this after your piercing appointment.
Should I Spin/Twist my Jewelry?
The answer is NO!!! Touching your fresh piercing is always a strong NO.Twisting your piercing can lead to harmful bacteria entering your open wound. This may cause, Irritation, bumps, infection, and delayed healing times.The best way to remove any drainage that may accumulate around your piercing is with a warm shower, clean hands, and letting the warm water remove them naturally.
There is a bump on my jewelry. What should I do?
We are always here to help with problematic piercings. Call or email us with questions or to make an appointment for additional aftercare questions. This way we can go over how you are cleaning your piercing, and any other tips to help the healing process.
Do you do the snake eyes piercing?
Simply put, No. We will be more than happy to do a vertical tongue piercing as an alternative.
The “snake eyes” piercing is located at the tip of your tongue, in your bite zone, and is problematic for your teeth. While you read this, feel where your tongue naturally sits, you will notice it is on the backside of the front teeth. This piercing will cause wear and tear on your gums, which can cause gum disease and tooth loss. Most reputable piercers will not perform these piercings. We are here to protect you as well as educate you!
What jewelry will be used at my piercing appointment?
Here at Unify Tattoo Co. We take pride in our work, and strive to be the best! Most shops will use “titanium jewelry” for an upgraded charge. Whereas here ,at Unify Tattoo Company, we ONLY use APP STANDARD JEWELRY. What this means is all of the jewelry is purchased from a Reputable Name Brand Company. Neometal and Industrial Strength Is our top of the line Titanium. We also hold accounts with BVLA, ANATOMETAL, TAWAPA, and LEROI. These companies hand make and sell some of the most beautiful pieces found in the industry!