Frequently Asked Questions

First time getting a tattoo or first visit to Spirit Gallery Tattoo? Check out some common questions and answers below.  For info regarding events or shop news, check out our facebook page to learn more.  Any other questions can be answered by calling the shop.

The what, when, and wheres.

Where are you located?

377 Colman Street New London, CT 06320

When are you open?

Spring Hours
Mon-Saturday 12PM-8PM
Sunday 12PM-6PM

Robin V. Hours

Fri - Mon

Open to Close

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash and all major credit cards.

Are you wheelchair accessible?


How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

*No person under the age of 16 may be tattooed.
*Minors can be tattooed or pierced with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.          
*Both the minor and legal guardian must present a State issued ID (ex: Driver’s license, or State issued identification. School ID is acceptable in the case of the minor).
*In combination with an original Birth Certificate naming the parent signing consent and the minor. A signed release form must be filed for each service performed. Parent or guardian must remain on premises for the duration of the service.
*Legal ID = Driver's License, State ID, or Passport. 
NO ID = NO TATTOO. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Regardless of Age)

Can I get a price quote online or by phone?

We do not do pricing over the web or by phone as there are too many variables in play to give an accurate estimate. You can stop by the shop and speak to someone at the desk for help.

Is there parking near your store?

There is free street parking and pay parking lots nearby. We do not have assigned customer parking.

I want a tattoo, but I don't know what I want.

Browse our artists profiles for ideas, come by the shop and look at portfolios, or just come chat with someone at the desk.

How should I care for my new tattoo?

Our front desk will give you all instructions for care of your new tattoo.

Do you do piercings?

Yes. We offer piercings on a first come, first serve basis every day. Call the shop for info.

How much are piercings?

All basic body piercing $40
Industrial piercing $60
Genital piercing $100

How do I schedule an appointment?

Please come to the shop with any art references you would like us to work with, we then take a deposit of $50. That deposit is subtracted from your final appointment for your project. 

What should I expect during my appointment?

You can expect the highest customer service we can provide you. Your appoint will start at the time you booked. Your artist will walk you through our digital paper work.   

Do I need an appointment, or can I just walk in?

We do walk-ins every day, based on availability, first come first serve. For large scale tattoo projects and complex designs, we prefer appointments and may refer you to a particular artist.
Walk-in tattoos are all about timing, there are moments of high volume that make it difficult to immediately handle everyone who wants to get tattooed.
For best results, get to the shop early 

What are your shop minimums?

Shop minimum is $60. 

What is your hourly rate

Our hourly rate is $120.

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