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Art is Love

There is only you and your many canvases. The limitations in your work are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.

Tattoo Care


You have a brand new tattoo and you really want to take good care of it. From this point on your artist is not responsible for an infection or problems you may have if you do not properly take care of your tattoo. It is very important to read and follow these guidelines.


Keep your bandage on for at least 2 hours, and no more than 6 hours.

After removing your bandage, with clean hands use antibacterial soap to remove all plasma and dried blood from your tattoo. Do not use cloth or anything rough.

You do not need to rebandage your tattoo.

Wash your tattoo with antibacterial soap and apply a thin coat of aquaphor twice a day for the first two weeks.

During the second and third weeks after receiving your tattoo, replace the aquaphor with a non scent, no dye lotion (Lubriderm recommended).

A protective seal may form on your tattoo a couple days after you leave the studio. It is important not to tamper with it. Let the healing take its course, it will fall off after six or seven days.

It is ok to hit the gym -- wear loose clothes allowing your tattoo can breathe.

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    Always make sure your hands are clean before tampering with your tattoo.

    Be careful with your tattoo while bathing. Do not scrub your tattoo with a rag or cloth, simply use your hand to gently scrub the area.

    Keep tattoo out of direct sunlight.

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    Don't pick or scratch off any scabs from your tattoo. They are there to protect your tattoo-- just let it take its course.

    Don't submerge your tattoo under water, for example, bathtubs, hot tub, pool, ocean, etc. Please shower!

    DON'T USE NEOSPORIN. Neosporin is a wonderful product for cuts and scrapes, not for tattoos. It will RUIN your artwork.

    No saunas or steam rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have other questions, please contact us.

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  • How do I place an order for a custom painting?

    You can contact me at to discuss your custom painting. In your email please discuss your idea in detail and include any pictures to help me understand your design or idea.

    I require a 50% deposit upfront.

  • How do I feature your artwork in my place of business?

    I feature art work on an individual basis. Please contact me at to discuss your interest and set up a meeting.

  • What mediums do you normally work with?

    I work in many different mediums. I paint with oil, acrylic, and water color. I am also a full-time tattoo artist.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    The quickest way to schedule an appointment is to text me at (984) 389-7680 (TEXT ONLY). However, you may also email me at

  • What are your hours?

    Good Trip Inc is open seven days a week from 10:30AM to 6PM

  • Do you accept walk-ins?

    No. Appointments only.

  • Do you accept credit cards?

    Yes, I accept Visa and Mastercard.

  • How much do you charge for tattoos?

    You must contact me for pricing.

  • If I bring my own art, will you tattoo it?

    Absolutely! In most cases it will be easy to transfer to tattoo, however, if the artwork is not drawn well to suit a tattoo, I may suggest you let me redraw it.

  • How long does the tattoo take?

    A tattoo could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours depending on size and detail.

  • Does getting a tattoo hurt?

    Yes, tattooing does hurt. Pain thresholds vary from person to person, so I will not be able to tell you how bad it will hurt. However, pain is temporary and art is forever.

  • Can I bring my friends or kids?

    I prefer you leave your children at home during the tattooing process. If you want your supportive friends there, bring them.

  • If I am under 18 years old can I get a tattoo?

    No, currently North carolina law states you must be 18 years old with a proper ID.

  • Do you do piercings?

    No. We focus solely on tattoos.

  • How do I care for my tattoo?

    Please see the Care section.

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