FAQs

How much does a tattoo cost?

The cost of your tattoo depends on a number of factors including size, placement, skin type, and color vs. black and gray. For smaller tattoos, we will generally quote you a price up-front and there is no shop minimum at Certified! For larger tattoos, your artist may opt to quote you an hourly rate (this is at each artist’s discretion). We accept cash payments only, but we do have an ATM machine for your convenience.

How much are piercings?

All basic piercings are always $40! This price includes jewelry. Dermal anchors start at $55. Genital piercings start at $60. We accept cash payments only, but we do have an ATM machine for your convenience.

Im under 18 can I get a Tattoo or Piercing if my parents sign the consent form for me?

YES! We do allow minors to get tattooed or pierced with parental consent. You must have your parent or guardian present with you and have a picture I.D. AND your original Birth Certificate – no photocopies please. Your name on your Birth Certificate and I.D. must match. Your parent must present their I.D. or Drivers License and the name on their I.D. must match the Birth Certificate as well in order to prove they are your parent. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Do I need an appointment?

Walk-Ins are always welcome! No appointment is necessary for smaller designs. However, if you’re interested in a larger tattoo, we suggest coming in and speaking with an artist ahead of time about your ideas. Appointments are suggested for anyone who wants a custom design. Your artist will take a non-refundable deposit before an appointment is set. Your cash deposit is applied toward the total cost of the tattoo. Deposits are non-refundable.

What are your hours?

Certified Customs is open 7 Days a Week! Monday – Thursday from 11am – 8pm. Friday and Saturday from 11am – 10pm. Sunday from 11am – 6pm

Our peircer is in every day except Monday’s and Thursday’s

Where are you located?

Certified Customs is located just minutes from some of Denver’s coolest neighborhoods. Residents of Baker, Capitol Hill, Wash Park, LODO, LoHi, Highlands, Valverde, Uptown, Cherry Creek and Denver Art District will find us just around the corner. The studio is located on Broadway between Maple & Bayaud, just south of 1st Ave on the east side of Broadway.
Certified Customs
120 South Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80209
(720) 366-6925

Is there parking?

We have metered parking right in front and off-street parking on both sides.

Are deposits required?

Cash deposits are required and are non-refundable and non-transferable – no exceptions.

The amount of your deposit is put towards the total of your tattoo. Your deposit is to hold your appointment and to pay the artist for their time spent drawing up your tattoo.

Are deposits refundable and/or transferable?

Cash deposits are required and are non-refundable and non-transferable – no exceptions.

The amount of your deposit is put towards the total of your tattoo. Your deposit is to hold your appointment and to pay the artist for their time spent drawing up your tattoo.

What form of payment do you accept?

Cash payment is due at time of service. Please bring cash the day of your appointment. We do have an ATM at our location for your convenience.

Can I bring my children?

Yes! Certified Customs is a family owned and operated business and we are a family friendly environment.
We appreciate and welcome well behaved kids.

Microblading Q&A

What is microblading?

Microblading is a more permanent solution to thin eyebrows. It eliminates the need for powders, gels, and pencils to fill in your natural brows. Microblading works similar to a tattoo, however, it is applied by hand, not using a machine. This allows for immense precision and the natural appearance. Microblading is like a tattoo because it deposits pigment under the skin, but it does not go as deep.

Does microblading hurt?

Whether microblading hurts or not will depend on your own pain tolerance. For some, it can feel like tiny scratches, however, a topical numbing agent can help to reduce or eliminate any pain associated with the procedure.

How do I prepare for the procedure?

Prior to undergoing a microblading procedure, you’ll want to stop using retinol, taking aspirin, drinking, or using blood thinners for an entire week. Retinol products tend to thin the skin and combined with alcohol or other blood thinners and you could end up bleeding a little more than you normally would.

What is the care like after microblading?

After you have microblading done, you’ll want to avoid exposing your new brows to moisture for at least a week. While brows look pretty dark at first, the color fades to a more natural appearance after the first week.

When you follow the proper aftercare instructions, microblading can last three years. And while it is an initial investment, the improvement in your self-esteem and confidence, as well as the savings on cosmetics make it well worth it.