Our goal is to show our clients a more professional side of tattooing. We have worked to create a calm "at home" atmosphere, while still keeping a high level of professionalism and cleanliness, that should be expected of any tattoo studio. We work by appointment only because we want to cater to each tattoo individually. We know how important and meaningful a tattoo can be. Every tattoo we create is a group effort between us and our clients, so we ask that you please schedule a consultation with us to get the process started. At the end of the consultation, if we both agree to move forward, you will leave us a deposit to get officially scheduled. The deposit ($100) is non-refundable and non-transferable if you were to not show for your appointment. Hoping you do show, the deposit comes off of the final price for that session. We have a shop minimum starting at $80. Feel free to bring in reference photos of your ideas! Scheduling information is listed below. There are only 2 artists here so please be patient. Thank you!
Welcome to Elevated Ink
9 years experience
Hey everyone! I began my tattoo career in 2012 just outside of my home town, Kenosha, WI. My apprenticeship was short & sweet, but I picked up on things very quickly. At the beginning of 2014 I moved to the Rockford area and tattooed at a couple of the local shops before we decided to open our own studio in Roscoe. It's been great having our own space and being able to cater to each and everyone of our clients without there being any "competition" between us. Because I come from a "walk-in" shop, I enjoy many styles of tattooing. Lately I have become a little more picky on the projects I take on - because let's be real - I should enjoy my job too! Black & gray realism, watercolor, abstract, and stippling are my go-to styles.
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11 years experience
Hey guys, Troy here! I began my journey in the tattoo industry in 2009. I started my apprenticeship in 2010 in Rockford, Illinois at a local walk-in shop. I continued to pave my way by attending and working at tattoo conventions, and multiple tattoo seminars around the country to really focus and learn different aspects of tattooing. My style of work is Black and Grey custom tattoos and having artistic freedom to create. I enjoy creating one of a kind designs for my clients that you can't find on google. Thank you for checking out my work and taking the time to learn a little bit about me , I hope to work with you in the future!
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The absolute BEST WAY to get a hold of us is by messaging our facebook page. We try to keep all of our messages in one place so we don't miss anybody. So please! follow the instructions listed after our contact info to get going with scheduling. THANK YOU!
Please call ahead for availability!
if we are busy and don't answer, message us on facebook!
5757 ELEVATOR ROAD, ROSCOE IL. 61073
TUESDAY-SATURDAY *BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY
TO SCHEDULE A TATTOO
Click the "I want a new tattoo" button below if you would like to schedule a free consultation with us. This button will redirect you to our facebook page where you can send us a message. We ask that you be as specific as possible, and include as much of the following information as you can -
Estimated measurement (inches by inches)
Location on the body (for example, "leg" is not very specific, there are many parts of a leg)
Color or black and gray
Any details you can give us to best describe the tattoo you want to get
Reference photos are welcome! This helps us tremendously.
If we are working around an existing tattoo, include a photo of the area so we can see what we will be working around.
Please understand there are only 2 of us here and we stay very busy. We ask that you give us up to 2-5 business days to respond to your inquiry.
* SCHEDULING PROCESS / POLICIES *
We schedule a consultation first and foremost so we can chat in person and make sure we are on the same page with the direction/specifics of the tattoo. Once we have agreed on everything and are ready to move forward with scheduling, we require a nonrefundable deposit to finalize the tattoo appointment. The deposit will be $100+ depending on the size of the tattoo. WE DO NOT START ANY DRAWING/DESIGNS UNTIL WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR DEPOSIT. We simply do not have enough hours in the day to draw numerous options for each client to choose from. This is why we ask that you be as specific as possible with your wants/ideas so that we can get the design right the first time. The deposit goes toward the final price of the tattoo session but is not refundable if you cancel, if you show up 20+ minutes late to your appointment, or if you do not give at least 72 hours notice if you need to reschedule. We will reschedule your appointment one time with the original deposit if you have given enough notice. If you must reschedule again, your original deposit will be forfeited and you will need to leave a new deposit if you wish to schedule again.
What is Microblading? Powder Brows? Nano Brows?
These are permanent makeup procedures that last 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine.
Microblading is done using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving a natural and realistic look. This technique is best suited for very healthy, normal to dry skin with small pores.
The powder brow/ombre brow technique is done with a tattoo needle and machine but instead of single hair strokes, the brow shape is shaded in for more of a "filled in" or "makeup ready" look. The density can definitely be built with this technique, it is not an automatic "sharpie brow". This is suited for all skin types, and is your best bet if you have oily skin, mature skin, or large pores.
Nano brows are hair strokes created with machine and needle, suitable for all skin types. Shading can also be added to create depth and dimension.
The possibilities are endless. Any of these techniques can correct or fully reconstruct eyebrows and are excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows, or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows, or over tweezed brows.
How long does it take?
The first session should take about 1.5 to 2 hours. During this session, I will map out an eyebrow shape according to your unique facial features. I will hand you a mirror and we can make any tweaks to the shape that you see fit. Once we agree on a shape, I will apply a numbing cream to the brows, and we will select pigment color. Once you are satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure. You are to come in for a follow up visit 4-6 weeks after the initial appointment in order to have any necessary touch ups. Brows are NOT complete until after both sessions! Depending on color retention, the followup session will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
How long does it take to heal?
The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear a bit bold, dark, and even have a slightly warm tone to it. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 50% as it heals. In the following days, you will begin to notice light flaking of the skin. Do not pick at the brows as this may damage the skin and the overall outcome. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after the procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light after about two weeks of healing; the skin will have an opaque milky look to it, and it may even look as though your new brows have completely disappeared. This is due to the the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once FULLY healed.
Is the touch up session necessary?
Yes. A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and the outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness, and more strokes can be added at this time. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for as long as possible. "Perfecting session!".
Can I get my touch up session sooner than 4 weeks?
Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial session because the pigment has not fully settled into the skin or shown its true color just yet. Also, we want to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal. 5 or 6 weeks is actually preferred.
Is it painful?
The pain level is considered mild to none. Before we get started I will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, which will also be reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling has been described as light scratching or plucking, to not feeling anything at all. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. You may take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.
How long does it last?
Since this technique does not implant pigment into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. It typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature) and skincare routine. Patients who tan, uses products with AHA, Glycolic Acid, Retinol will fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain indefinitely.
How much does it cost?
The total cost is $450. I ask for a $150 deposit to set the appointment, $200 owed when you come in for your first session, and $100 owed at the followup appointment. Sometimes another session is necessary. Additional appointments are priced starting at $100 and up depending on how much of the pigment has faded and time since last appointment. This will be determined on a case by case basis.
One Year Followup Appointment - Starting at $200 and also a case by case basis depending on how much pigment remains.
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POLICY INFO! Please Read!
-- $150 NONREFUNDABLE booking fee is required to schedule --
*Please understand I would much rather do your brows than take your money and not get to do the work. The nonrefundable booking fee is in place because I am not always able to sell that time to another client with such short notice due to last minute rescheduling and cancellations*
*It is very important that when scheduling, you are 100% sure you will be available at the day/time you have chosen*
*NO APPOINTMENTS WILL BE FINALIZED UNTIL DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED*DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNABLE FOR ANY REASON*YOU MAY RESCHEDULE ONE TIME IF YOU HAVE GIVEN ME A 72 HOUR NOTICE*NO EXCEPTIONS!!!*