Shop Policies

Shop Information

BassAckward Studios shares space with In the Flesh Tattoo and Wicked E’s Piercing. We are each independent studios, operating together under the same roof. Kirk, Crystal, and Erin are all CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens Certified. All three studios are regularly inspected and certified by Southwestern District Public Health Unit.

Policies may differ, depending on which studio you choose. All policies and prices listed on this page are exclusively the policies of BassAckward Studios*. Crystal and Erin may –and frequently do– have different shop policies. Any questions intended for In the Flesh or Wicked E’s must be addressed to those particular entities.

BassAckward Studios, In the Flesh, and Wicked E’s can all be reached at the same number:


Wicked E’s can also be reached at 701-260-8780 (calls or texts) This number is ONLY for piercing inquiries and scheduling.


We cannot schedule your tattoo appointment or give you a quote on your piece via email or Facebook message.  Every piece is quoted individually, depending on multiple variables.   Artwork complexity, location of the piece, and size of the artwork are just some of the factors we have to keep in mind.  This leads to considering the length of time Kirk needs to work on your piece, so scheduling is something that has to be talked about directly with Kirk. Leave a message at the shop, or drop an email with your contact number, and we will be happy to help you.

Generally speaking, Kirk’s hourly rate is $150 per hour. His shop minimum is $100.

Airbrush and other custom projects are a different animal.  We are happy to discuss your other projects via email.


BassAckward Studios requires a minimum, non-refundable, $50 deposit on all tattoo appointments. This deposit may be more, depending on the amount of time we have you scheduled. This ensures that you will show up for your appointment! This deposit will be applied to the total cost of your tattoo.  We accept all major credit cards.

We require 48 hours notice to reschedule your tattoo.   You must call the shop to reschedule, do not send us an email or a Facebook message.  If we are unavailable to take your call, leave a message!

We need that 48 hours to re-arrange our schedule to put someone else in your time slot. If you doreschedule within that time frame, we will apply your deposit to the new appointment time. If you reschedule, but it is less than 48 hours notice, you will forfeit that deposit and we will require another $50 deposit. If you are a “repeat offender”, that minimum deposit will increase.

PLEASE NOTE that if you have a Tuesday appointment, you must call by 6 p.m. Saturday to reschedule. We are not in the shop on Sundays or Mondays.

If you need to reschedule (and call within that 48 hours before your appointment), but don’t quite know when you can come in, we will hold your deposit for up to 6 months.  If you have not rescheduled within 6 months of your original appointment date, you will lose that deposit.

If you decide to cancel or don’t show up, you will forfeit your deposit. There are no exceptions.  If you are a no-show, your deposit will be a minimum of $100 the next time you want to schedule.

You will also forfeit your deposit if you come to your appointment and you’ve been drinking. Booze and tattoos are a horrible combination.


BassAckward Studios will not tattoo minors.  

In the Flesh will tattoo minors.  Contact Crystal for your tattoo if you are under 18.


Gift certificates are available in any amount and can be used for any service that we provide. Gift certificates can also be used for merchandise and any for-sale artwork that we may have available.  Gift certificates purchased before January 1, 2019 do not expire.  As of January 1st, 2019, purchased gift certificates are valid for 6 YEARS.  Gift certificates donated by BassAckward Studios to charity events and promotions are valid for one year from the date of the event.


BassAckward Studios appreciates our clients! Your word-of-mouth advertising is the best promotion we could ever ask for. In appreciation of all you do to bring in new clients, we now have a referral program. Stop in at the shop and pick up a handful of referral cards. In the space indicated, write in YOUR name and hand these cards out! When your friends come in for their first appointment with one of these cards, the card will be attached to your paperwork. When you have accumulated 5 cards, you will receive a $25 BassAckward Studios gift card, redeemable for 2 years from the date of issue. There is no limit to the amount of referral cards that you can accumulate!


BassAckward Studios does not do piercings. However, Wicked E’s Piercing is also located within our shop and we highly recommend Erin’s expertise. Call her directly at 701-260-8780 with any questions in regards to piercing. *However, since we do frequently receive emails asking for pricing, Erin has provided her price list . These prices are accurate as of Jan 1, 2021 and may be subject to change without notice. All prices include the jewelry unless otherwise noted. This pricing is solely up to the discretion of Wicked E’s and is only provided by BassAckward Studios as a courtesy to our clients.

  • Nostril: $55
  • Septum: $65
  • Eyebrow: $55
  • Lip: $55
  • Tongue: $55
  • Navel: $55
  • Nipples: $95 for both
  • Genitals: $105+
  • Earlobes: $60 for both
  • Basic cartilage: $35
  • Industrial: $65
  • Rook: $55
  • Tragus: $55
  • Conch: $55
  • Snug: $55
  • Daith: $55
  • Forward Helix: $55
  • Tapering: $20 + cost of jewelry
  • Jewelry change: $5