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

    1. Leave the sterile bandage on the tattoo for 72 hours. You can expect buildup of fluid (blood and plasma) under the bandage during this time. It is okay if the sterile bandage falls off on its own; if it does, move immediately to step 2.

    2. When removing the sterile bandage, take a shower and run warm to hot water on the bandage to loosen the adhesive before pulling it off the tattoo. After you remove the bandage, wash with antibacterial soap and pat dry with a clean paper towel.

    3. For the next three weeks, washing the tattoo twice daily with antibacterial soap. It is fine to wash it in the shower or tub, but do not allow it to soak. After drying, use Tattoo Care Butter or unscented lotion as needed to prevent dryness.

    4. DO NOT pick or scratch any scabbing! Scabbing is normal and flakes off on its own in 7 to 10 days. Wear clean, loose clothing to protect the tattoo while its healing.

    5. DO NOT expose healing tattoo to sun, swimming, hot tubs, unclean conditions, irritating clothing, or anything that may hinder healing. Once healed, use high SPF sunblock when exposed to sun.

  • 1. Wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap.

    2. SALINE rinse three to six times per day as needed during the healing process.

    3. There can be bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising in the first 72 hours. It is imperative that you DO NOT touch your piercing and allow it to heal.

    4. During healing: some discoloration, itching, and secretion of fluid can form. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals.

    5. A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. Keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period, which is 12 weeks.

    6. DO NOT replace your jewelry until the piercing is fully healed!

    7. Once healed, the jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; do not force it.

    After healing, include cleaning your piercing as part of your daily hygiene routine!

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 Monday - Saturday from 2pm to 10pm! Sundays are by appointment only.

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.