• Follow these instructions to a T in order to properly care for your new and healing tattoo.

    1. Remove bandage within a couple hours, and wash with warm water and soap. Pat dry with clean paper towel, and apply a thin film of "Tattoo Care Butter" or "Tattoo Care Lotion." Remove any excess lotion or butter with a clean and dry paper towel.

    2. Wash tattoo twice daily while healing and use "Tattoo Care Butter" or "Tattoo Care Lotion", as needed to prevent dryness. It is fine to wash in the shower or tub, but do not allow your new tattoo to soak.

    3. DO NOT pick or scratch any scabbing; allow any scabs to come off naturally. Scabbing usually flakes off in 7-10 days. Keep clean and continue to use butter or lotion until healed. Wear clean, loose clothing to protect tattoo while healing.

    4. DO NOT expose healing tattoo to sun, unclean conditions, or irritating clothing. DO NOT go swimming or soak in a hot tub while your tattoo is healing. Keep your new tattoo away from anything that may hinder healing.

    5. Once tattoo is healed, use high SPF sunblock when it is exposed to sun.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions we frequently get from our customers. You can click each question below to get the answer + any additional information you may need.

If you still can't find exactly what you're looking for, the team at Julius Star is always available to answer your questions! Get in touch with us.

How much does it cost to get tattooed?

1. Our shop minimum is $60.
2. The cost for a tattoo depends on a lot of factors, which can range from the size of the tattoo to the complexion of your skin. Because of the amount of variables involved in getting a tattoo, we only give quotes in person.
3. After your consultation, when you schedule an appointment we require a $60 deposit. This deposit goes towards the total price for your tattoo.

How do I get a quote?

Getting a quote from us is an easy process.

Since we only do quotes in person, you can either:

1. Stop by during our business hours as a walk-in.
2. Schedule a consultation via phone or email. Our shop telephone number is 252-260-1543 and our email is tattoo@juliusstar.com. You can also visit our contact page.

Where is Julius Star Tattoo Gallery located?

Our address is:
1805 Weeksville Road Suite 4B
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

We are across from Elizabeth City State University and approximately 2 miles from the local coast guard base.

What are Julius Star's business hours?

We are open everyday from 2pm to 10pm!

We are closed on the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

Do you take walk-ins?

We absolutely do take walk-ins. We're open everyday from 2pm to 10pm. You can stop in at any time to receive a free 45 minute consultation and enjoy our refreshments.

Please note that while we are very friendly, we can only take walk-ins on a first come, first-served basis. To maintain our high standards of professionalism, we are obligated to take appointments before any walk-in clients.

Everyone is welcome to book an appointment for a consultation with us!

I'm under 18. Can I get tattooed?

There is no parental consent in North Carolina. This means if you're under 18, you can't legally get a tattoo even if your parent agrees to let you get one.

Additionally, no minors - people under the age of 18 - are allowed in our shop. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Do you have examples of your shop's work?

We certainly do! Please visit either our "Tattoos" or "Artists" page to see what we're capable of!

Additionally, our Instagram handles are as follows:
@juliusstartattoogallery
@madmikesworld
@bcbodyart

What styles of tattoo do you specialize in?

Our artists have experience in a wide range of tattoo styles. Our artists specialize in black work style, realism, American traditional, black and grey work, color work, and script.

How did Julius Star get started?

Our shop has a lot of history! Originally, Julius Star was started in the 1930s by the shop owner's, Jeff Horwitz, grandfather.