Everything you need to know.

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Our Ink & The Fade

The polymers we use are biodegradable and naturally break down over time. Ephemeral’s ink particles are designed to shrink so that your body’s immune system will remove them within 9-15 months. Traditional ink particles are too large for your body to remove, so that’s why they remain permanent

Ephemeral’s ink looks, acts and is applied just like a conventional tattoo—the only difference is that it can be fully removed by your body’s immune system, making it the perfect balance between a temporary tattoo and a permanent tattoo.

Everyone’s fade may look a little different, depending on your immune system and skin type. Take a look at this fade journey of this husband and wife who got their tattoos on the exact same day.

Yes, our ink is vegan—we don’t use any animal-derived ingredients or byproducts.

All Ephemeral tattoos are currently done in black ink, since it’s the most popular color, is preferred by most tattoo artists and looks great with fine line work.

As we expand, we plan to develop Ephemeral color ink, so sign up for our newsletter at the footer to learn about our product launches.


Your deposit is fully refundable until you book your appointment. Once you book an appointment, we consider your desposit used.

If you haven't used your deposit and you'd like a refund simply reach out to hello@ephemeral.tattoo and we'll help refund your $20 deposit.

The Subtle Ephemeral, small and simple tattoo designs, are $195 - $245. The Statement Ephemeral, more complex and intricate tattoos with shading, are $350- $550.

Your initial $20 reservation counts towards your final price of your tattoo and tips are included.

In traditional shops it's best practice to tip your tattoo artist 20%. At Ephemeral we already include the tip in the total cost of the tattoo.

Our artists aren't paid on commision and are paid a salary—that's why our tip is included in all our prices. Our prices reflect our philosophy of providing artists with financial security and to fund continous improvements in our experience.

After you make a reservation, you'll get a Design Survey that will tell you if your design falls into our Subtle or Statement category.

The final price of your Ephemeral depends on the exact design you want and is determined in-studio with your tattoo artist during your appointment and before you get tattooed. Don't worry you'll get a full consultation and transparent pricing as a part of your appointment—no surprises.

We accept all major credit cards and are cashless. Note: we cannot currently split payments.

Booking Your Tattoo

It starts with a $20 fully refundable reservation (deposit). Once you place your reservation, you'll fill out a design survey about your tattoo idea to unlock booking.

Booking happens during our appointment drops on Thursday @ 10am local time. It’s first come, first served, so be sure to check your emails for the booking link.

Note: Once you book an appointment, we consider your desposit used.

After you place your reservation, you'll unlock our design survey. Once you've filled out that design survey, you'll get a chance to book during our Thursday appointment drops at 10am local time.

Appointment times range depending on the size and level of detail for your design.

The Subtle Ephemeral will take 1-2 hours. More complex and larger pieces, Statement Ephemeral, can take 3-5 hours.

Our appointments drop every Thursday at 10am local time. We open bookable dates 4-6 weeks out from the dropped date.

Cancellations & Reschedules

Our studio team and tattoo artists begin reviewing your design and preparing for your appointment. This means every time a client cancels our artists cannot recoup that time.

Out of respect for our artists all cancellations within 72 hours will be charged a $100 fee.

If you are unable to make it your appointment please reach out to the studio team 1 week in advance. We prefer that you let our studio team know sooner rather than later.

Because we begin preparing for your tattoo well in advance of your arrival, if you reschedule within 72 hours of your appointment, you'll be charged a $50 reschedule fee.

The deposit becomes non-refundable once you book because we're securing a slot for you that another client cannot book.


Yes. Masks are required for both customers and staff. Please wear a face covering at all times while inside the studio. If you don’t bring one, we will supply you with a mask when you arrive.

We’ve done everything we can to make health and safety a priority for you and our staff.

  • There east 6 feet of distance between workstations.
  • Everything that is touched will be wiped down and disinfected, this includes all devices, tools, products, and all surfaces.
  • Studio professionally deep cleaned twice a week.

No you do not have to proof of vaccination but masks are required at all times.

Other Questions

You must be 18+ to get an Ephemeral tattoo, regardless of parental consent.

All Ephemeral tattoos are currently done in black ink since it’s the most popular color, is preferred by most tattoo artists, and looks great with fine line work.