Welcome to Shanghai Tattoo Company
First opening in June of 2008, Shanghai Tattoo Company is situated in the Westview Plaza shopping complex on Hwy 29 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Open Monday through Saturday, our full-time artists are available days and evenings, and are often supported by well known guest artists from around the globe. Shanghai Tattoo Company has built it’s reputation as ‘South Carolina’s premier’ custom tattoo studio through a combination of highly artistic, skilled tattooists with true passion, great client communication, and hospital grade sterilization procedures.
Shanghai Tattoo Company has thousands of pre-drawn designs in a variety of classic and contemporary styles, and an extensive reference library to facilitate custom designs. There are also extensive photographic portfolios of all current studio artists that represent the varied styles they are skilled in. Work is usually done on an appointment basis, however the traditional ‘walk in’ service is available on a first come-first serve basis. Please feel free to call the studio for any advice, or to stop in the studio so we may provide you with a price quote or an appointment booking.
Shanghai Tattoo Company’s artists hold themselves to a higher standard in tattoo art. Our studio attracts clientele from all walks of life, and our clients have all been impressed by the courteous professionalism, relaxed atmosphere, DHEC approved sterilization procedures in an aseptic environment, and tattooing of a very high caliber.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Where is the studio located and what are your opening hours?
Shanghai Tattoo Company is located at 8031 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy, Spartanburg SC 29301. You can find us in the Westview Plaza across the street from the Ingles on Hwy 29.
We are Open Monday through Thursday 12noon- 8pm
Friday and Saturday 12noon- 10pm
We are Closed on Sundays
The studio can be contacted at (864) 574-8282
Q. Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are preferred, however, we do offer the traditional ‘walk in’ service. Walk In customers will be served on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Appointments are required for large and custom pieces, and require a minimum deposit of $20. This deposit contributes to your final tattoo payment. Please note that the deposit you leave does not necessarily entitle you at any rights of the drawing your artist prepares for you.
PLEASE NOTE: Appointment deposits are required to secure your appointment time and are non-refundable. Deposits are valid for three months and can be transferred to a new appointment time if a minimum of 24 hours notice is given. Without this notice, the deposit will be forfeited. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Q. Can I bring in my own design or idea?
Yes. Being tattooed is about self expression, but make sure you have a firm idea or selection of reference images for the artist. It allows you to articulate your vision clearly and makes for a productive consultation.
Q. How much does it cost?
Cost is dependant on a number of factors: Size, placement, complexity, and style all contribute to the final price. For smaller designs, we start at a minimum price of $50. The hourly rate for large multi-session pieces is $100/hr. We cannot give price quotes for unsighted designs over the phone. Please drop into the studio any time for an accurate price estimate. Quotes and prices listed on pre-drawn designs are estimates only and may vary according to placement, size, and artist.
Q. Does it hurt?
The level of discomfort varies tremendously and depends on each individual and placement. To ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible, make sure that you are well fed, rested, and feeling good naturally; the best state of mind to experience the tattoo process.
Q. How old do I have to be to get a tattoo in South Carolina?
According to South Carolina state law, you must be 18 years of age with valid photo identification to sign for yourself to get a tattoo.
Q. How do I care for my new tattoo?
Your tattoo will last a lifetime, however it is fragile in the first few weeks, so care and respect needs to be exercised. Shanghai Tattoo Company has taken the utmost care in ensuring your tattoo is done with precision in a friendly and hygienic environment. For specific instructions on how to care for your new tattoo, please click on our “AFTERCARE” link and follow those simple steps. For any additional questions and the care of your new tattoo, please do not hesitate to call or drop by into the studio.
Q. Is it safe?
Yes. At Shanghai Tattoo Company, every instrument that is used is single use (all needles are single use and disposed of according to Health Department regulations). All washes, soaps, and disinfecting solutions used are also as per health Department specifications. To further prevent cross-contamination, all equipment touched between individual clients are protected with disposable plastic covers. Shanghai Tattoo Company keeps and in-house medical grade ultrasonic and autoclave unit which is spore tested and regularly calibrated as per State Health Department guidelines. Shanghai Tattoo Company undergoes regular Health Department inspections, and has continuously maintained scores above requirements set forth by the state of South Carolina.
Shanghai Tattoo Company is South Carolina’s premier tattoo facility! Please do not hesitate to call with any additional questions you may have!