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About Us

The story of INKSLINGERS inc. starts way back in the late 1950's when a young Mike Jeziak sat and would watch intensely as his uncle Tocher would put tattoos on his friend, and relatives one after another, using three sewing needles attached with some thread to the end of a #2 pencil, after dipping in and out of a bottle of Indian ink there would be on way that he or any would have figured how and why those memory's would play in the shape and formation of the tattoo industry as it stand today! Mike Jeziak started Inkslingers Inc. Tattoo Studio's over twenty years ago when he realized that the businesss of tattooing would evolve into the industry that it has become today. Mike Jeziak formed AAoTS, The American Association of TATTOO STUDIOS in the 90's with a system that was set up to monitor the status and credibility that one would expect tattoo studios to have across all 50 states in regards to government regulations.


Are Tattoos Safe??

Yes, as long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions. Find out what these recommendations are by going through the Safety Checklist.What should I expect when I go to get my tattoo? I've got it all laid out for you, step by step, with photos at The Tattoo Process.

Does it hurt?

Pain is really relative. Everyone has a different tolerance to pain. I'm not going to kid you, though - it does hurt. Just not that much. Some have compared it to a "hot scratching feeling". But, people would not be returning again and again for tattoo after tattoo if it hurt that bad! Most of us are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo and the pride associated with wearing it far outweighs a little pin-stick here and there.

Can I use some kind of numbing cream?

These kinds of products are really not recommended.

What should I get? And where?

This is all a matter of personal taste. You can get whatever you want, and whatever your artist is willing to do. You can choose a picture off the wall, or you can have them create a custom piece just for you. Your only limit is your own imagination. As far as where you should get it goes, just keep in mind what you do for work and the type of social circles you are in. You might want to consider placing your tattoo where it can be easily covered up with normal clothing.

What is the best time of year to get a tattoo?

Although you can get a tattoo any time of the year, your skin gets a lot more abuse during the summer with swimming, tanning and just being exposed to the elements more. Winter time is really the best season to get a tattoo

Is it OK to get a tattoo if I'm sick?

Getting a tattoo when your immune system isn't at 100% isn't a good idea. You're going to need your strength and your white blood cells to heal your tattoo, something your body won't be able to do if it's already doing battle against virus and bacteria. Not to mention the fact that it's very inconsiderate to bring your illness into the tattoo studio and risk passing the germs onto others, particularly your artist. If you have an appointment, call and reschedule for when you're feeling well again.

My friend just bought a tattoo kit and wants to practice on me. Should I let them?

NO! Your friend could be putting both of your lives in danger by foolishly trying to learn this at home. Tell them they need to get a proper apprenticeship, and they can start practicing on you when their mentor (master) feels they are ready.

Contact Us

Address: 49696 Gratiot Ave. Chesterfield MI 48051

Phone: 586-949-6200


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