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A Client focused APproach

We can't wait to meet you.

Opened summer of 2017, Temperance Tattoo is excited to provide a space for a new generation of tattoo artists. With 1,500 square feet of space in downtown San Francisco, this location is designed to provide client comfort and artists with space for creativity. 

During event nights, Temperance Tattoo is able to fully transform into an art gallery targeted towards local artists and current Bay Area tattooers. 

We currently have several resident artists and a series of rotating guests with availability. Feel free to reach out to individual artists via their profiles at the bottom of this page

Phone

(415) 801-5125

Email

contact@temperancetattoosf.com

Location

236 Leavenworth St

San Francisco, CA 94102

Parking is available at a nearby garage located at 333 Jones St

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday

12pm-8pm

Please give us a call to inquire for walk-in availability and we'll do our best to accommodate all requests.

Payment

We are currently a cash only establishment.

Common Questions


HOW DOES THE DEPOSIT WORK?

A deposit is used to reserve your tattoo appointment. Deposits are an important part of the design process and enable your artist to dedicate time towards your drawing. This deposit is non-refundable and will be deducted from the full-price of your last tattoo session.

As part of deposit policy, you may forfeit your deposit if: you reschedule your appointment more than twice, are in excess of an hour late to your given appointment, or fail to reschedule 48-hours prior to your appointment.


WHAT ABOUT TIPS?

Tips are never expected, but always appreciated. Gratuity for an experience that was positive certainly can be shown monetarily, but doesn't have to be. We love when clients bring trinkets, cards, art, snacks, or anything else that tells us more about your experience with us.


HOW SHOULD I TAKE CARE OF MY NEW TATTOO?

Keep the bandage on your new tattoo for no longer than 4 hours. When you remove the bandage wash the area with warm water and a mild, unscented soap to remove any plasma or inky residue. Next, apply a hot compress. What is a hot compress? Wet a clean paper towel with hot water, apply directly to your tattoo and hold there for 20-30 seconds. Rewet the paper towel and repeat 5 times. The hot compress should only be done once when you remove your bandage. Gently pat dry and apply a thin layer of unscented lotion the next morning. Now you can continue healing as normal. Wash your new tattoo every day with clean hands and a mild, unscented soap. Pat dry with a paper towel and apply a thin layer of unscented lotion (ex. Aveeno). Apply lotion once a day for two weeks or until tattoo has scabbed and peeled fully (do not over apply!).

If we used a sticker bandage: This bandage can stay on your new tattoo for 3-5 days. Remove the bandage early if any holes or leaks emerge. The bandage may fill with liquid, which is normal and doesn’t require bandage removal. Before removing, soak the bandage or run under warm water for 3-5 minutes. We suggest hopping in the shower for this part! When you’re ready to peel the bandage off do so gently and slowly, taking care to pull it off parallel to your skin, not pulling away from your skin. If you have coconut oil on hand you can apply a light layer of coconut oil to the edges of the bandage 20 minutes prior to removal to loosen the adhesive. Once the bandage is removed wash the area with warm water and a mild, unscented soap to remove any plasma or inky residue. Gently pat dry and apply a thin layer of unscented lotion the next morning. Now you can continue healing as normal. Wash your new tattoo every day with clean hands and a mild, unscented soap. Pat dry with a paper towel and apply a thin layer of unscented lotion (ex. Aveeno). Apply lotion once a day for two weeks or until tattoo has scabbed and peeled fully (do not over apply!).

Remember:

-Scabbing is normal part of the healing process. Resist the urge to scratch at scabs as it can scar and distract from your new work.

-Do not re-wrap your tattoo after removing the initial bandage applied by your artist

-Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, spas, and saunas as they can damage your healing tattoo.

-Avoid petroleum based products like Neosporin and Aquaphor, and any scented soaps or lotions.

-Soaking your tattoo in water for extended periods of time may breed bacteria and damage your tattoo. Avoid baths and pools.

-You can safely return to any extraneous physical activities such as weight lifting, yoga, etc. after about a week.


Be sure to eat a hearty meal at least 2-3 hours before your appointment to maintain a healthy blood-sugar level. Refrain from excessive drinking the night before your session. You're more than welcome to bring snacks, a change of clothes, a book, meals, or anything else that will keep you feeling comfortable during your appointment.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO SESSION?