FAQs

General Questions

Travel & Parking

Siren's Rose is located at 410 Eagle Street in South Haven, MI. Convenient parking is available behind the shop at the corner of Huron and Kalamazoo St. Please leave ample time before your appointment for travel and parking.

Siren's Rose
410 Eagle Street
South Haven, MI 49090

How much does it cost to get a tattoo?

Prices vary greatly depending on the artist, size of the tattoo, and placement. Siren’s Rose has fine artists of all levels, from master to apprentice. We’ll assist you in finding an artist who will fit your budget. The best way to obtain an estimate is to set up a consultation with one of our artists or email the shop.

Shop Email:  info@sirensrose.com

Is there a minimum charge for a tattoo?

There is no uniform shop minimum charge; each artist has a unique minimum cost.

Are walk-ins welcome?

Walk-in appointments are available Thursday - Mondays between Noon and 6:00 PM. Please check with the shop for availability. 

Siren’s Rose is open seven days a week by appointment.

What do I do to get tattooed by a specific artist?

After selecting your artist, please schedule a consultation to begin the design process for your new tattoo.

Can you fix/cover up my lousy tattoo?

Possibly. At Siren’s Rose, we take cover-ups very seriously. Each cover-up is a unique and challenging situation. Not all of our artists can complete a cover-up. Please schedule a consultation to discuss the options available to you.​

I have an idea, but I can’t find a picture. What should I do?

Our tattoo artists prefer creating custom tattoos. Please schedule a consultation with your preferred artist to brainstorm your design ideas.

Do you offer consultations?

Yes, we offer free consultations. A consultation is your initial meeting with your tattoo artist. They typically last 15-30 minutes, and you will discuss your ideas, design options, and tattoo placement. Typically, your artist will schedule your tattoo appointment during your consultation. 

Consultations are always free, but deposits are required when scheduling tattoo appointments.

Do you work on darker skin tones?

Yes, we work on melanated skin. Skin tone can affect the intensity of the colors used in a tattoo. Please let us know your skin tone when you schedule your consultation so we can adequately advise you about your color options.

What about white ink tattoos?

In general, our artists do not create white ink-only tattoos, as they do not heal well or withstand the test of time.

Do you create smaller pieces?

Our artists create tattoos of all sizes. Some of our artists prefer large scale while others prefer small scale, keeping in mind that size is relative.

Do you do piercings?

No, Siren’s Rose does not offer piercing services.

Before & After Your Appointment

Scheduling Considerations

As you prepare for your tattoo, please be mindful. You must keep your fresh tattoo out of pools, lakes, hot tubs, and direct sunlight. If you plan on getting your tattoo while vacationing in West Michigan, please schedule it for the end of your stay (and avoid getting too much sun on the area to be tattooed - see The Weeks Before).

The Weeks Before

We cannot tattoo on skin with wounds or sunburns. Please avoid tanning/extensive sun! 

Please inform your artist as soon as possible if you have a skin condition such as a burn, cuts, or poison ivy that would prevent a successful tattoo experience.

The Night Before

Please get a good night’s sleep and stay hydrated before your tattoo. Avoid drinking excess alcohol; being hungover has been shown to make the process of tattooing more painful.

Morning Of

Eat a good breakfast or lunch before your tattoo appointment. Your body will burn a lot of energy while getting tattooed!

Do not drink alcohol on the day of your tattoo appointment. We will not tattoo anyone who is intoxicated, and you will lose your deposit and be unable to reschedule.

Do not use a numbing cream on the area to be tattooed on the day of your appointment. Numbing creams interfere with the tattooing process. The cream will prevent the stencil from sticking. It also may discolor the tattoo and affect the healing process. Your artist can deny service if you apply numbing cream on the day of service, and your deposit will be forfeited.

What to bring

Please bring your government-issued ID; we will need a copy. 

Also, bring a sugary beverage and a snack, especially if you have a long appointment. 

What to Wear

Please wear clothing that moves aside easily to expose the area that will be getting tattooed. We suggest wearing black clothing whenever possible, as tattoo ink stains. We are not responsible for any ink that may get on your clothing.

What To Expect After

The initial healing of your tattoo will take around two weeks. It will be tender for the first few days. 

Then, it will develop light flakes that appear peeling like a sunburn. During this period, the tattoo may seem that the color is falling out with the flakes. Don’t worry, this is normal. 

The last stage is when the tattoo looks healed but is still waxy or shiny on the surface. Follow the directions below until the tattoo heals completely, which should take four to six weeks.

Aftercare Instructions

Depending on your unique situation, one of two types of bandages will initially cover your tattoo. Usually, your artist will apply a traditional style of bandages and ointments. A Saniderm bandage is available as a second option to cover a tattoo that may come in contact with dirt or germs during the initial healing process. Your artist will review the pros and cons of each type of bandage at the consultation.

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Aftercare Products

At the studio, we sell various Tattoo Lovers Care products, such as soap, salve, cream, and sunscreen. Your artist can recommend the best products for your tattoo.

Do’s and Dont's

Following tattooing, you may shower as usual. However, for the initial two-week healing period, do not submerge or soak your tattoo in any way (no swimming, hot tubs, or saunas). It will interfere with healing and can cause infections and scarring.

Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight for the first two weeks. Keep it covered with clothing.

Do not pick at the tattoo! As your tattoo heals, it will develop flakes. Let the flakes fall off naturally. Do not scratch, rub, or abuse the tattoo in any manner.

Once your tattoo heals, you can go in the sun. Keep in mind the sun rapidly fades your tattoo, and if you plan on being in the sun, use sunscreen to protect it. Don’t use sunscreen for the first two weeks after getting a tattoo, and try to test an area to ensure you don’t have an adverse skin reaction.

Studio Policies

Booking

Please email info@sirensrose.com to schedule your consultation or tattoo appointment

Deposits

A deposit of 50% of the first session rate is required when scheduling your tattoo. This deposit applies to the cost of the tattoo. Your deposit is credited to the last session if your tattoo requires more than one session. Deposits are non-refundable and applied to agreed upon tattoo design.

Please see the Rescheduling and Cancellations policy below before scheduling your tattoo.

Rescheduling & Cancellations

Before scheduling your tattoo appointment, please ensure you can make that date. If you cancel your appointment, the following policy will apply.

Siren’s Rose Rescheduling Policy 

Outside of 7 Days - No penalty

3-6 days' notice to the studio is a 25% penalty of deposit.

1-2 days' notice to the studio is a 50% penalty of deposit.

Same-day cancellation or no-show is a 100% penalty of deposit.

You must replenish your deposit before rescheduling.

Be Respectful

Our studio welcomes artists and clients from all walks of life. Please be respectful of everyone. Derogatory behavior and comments are unacceptable and may result in the loss of your appointment.

Can I bring a friend?

You are welcome to have a friend accompany you to your appointment. However, please limit the number of guests to one (1).

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18 or older to get tattooed at Siren's Rose.

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