Tattoos are a superb way to remember faces of your children’s bullies, the date on which Christmas usually falls, or the time a horse kicked off the mayor’s top hat and made him drop the giant key down a sewer grate. Immortalize a memory with today’s Groupon from Chroma Tattoo. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get $55 worth of tattoos and piercings.
- For $45, you get $110 worth of tattoos and piercings.<p>
Taking inspiration from the art gallery where Chroma Tattoo lives, epidermal artists design, draw up, and emblazon skin canvasses with custom images ranging from arabesques and floral patterns to portraits of Che Guevara and Woody Woodpecker. Color tattoos start at $60 and generally range from $120 for a small design such as angel wings to $500 for larger depictions such as Uncle Sam flying across a purple mountain range on the back of a giant eagle made of liberty. Ink-seekers can bring in their own images, scour through thousands of potential tats in the studio’s database, or describe their vision to artists as they draft a blueprint.
Alternatively, customers can opt for professional ear ($40–$50), face ($40–$60), or navel ($45) piercings, safer and more accurate than amateur piercings, which tend to involve wincing while head-butting a porcupine.
The tattoo artists at Chroma Tattoo know that tattoos last a lifetime and create a permanent connection between the client and the artist. With that much at stake, they leave nothing to chance. Before their needles and inks ever pierce skin, the artists walk clients through a long preparation process that involves designing the tattoo and determining the placement. They first work out the details of the design on paper, and then, they freehand the design onto the skin. This process gives clients the chance to make adjustments and give feedback.
While their friends are getting tattoos, guests can sink into two large leather sofas that huddle around a flat-screen TV. Here they can wile away the hours watching Netflix, playing Xbox 360, or contemplating which president had the most imposing beard.