DESTINATION INK
503-891-8094 
Tattoo - Body Piercing
Hours: 11am-7pm EveryDay

Tattoo Aftercare

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my tattoo?
Make sure and eat within 2 hours before your appointment, and be well hydrated.  Limit your caffeine intake as well.  Do not drink any alcohol at a minimum of 12 hours before your appointment.  Do not take any medication that is not prescribed to you and that you are not used to taking.  In other words -Continue taking any and all medication your doctor has given you but don’t take pain pills your buddy gave you to dull the pain.

How are tattoos priced?
I am $120 per hour, with a $50 minimum.  A price quote can be given on most tattoos at the time of a personal consultation. 

Do I need an appointment?
We do offer walk in service, but this depends on our availability and the tattoo you are looking to get.  Larger tattoos typically will be set up as an appointment.  A $50 deposit is required on appointments.  That price will come off the total price of the tattoo when completed.

How old do you have to be to get tattooed?
It is Oregon law that you have to be 18 to get a tattoo.

How old do you have to be to get a body piercing?
In Oregon you have to be 18 or have a parent or guardian present to sign for you.

Can I get tattooed while pregnant or breast -feeding?

No. Getting tattooed while pregnant or breast-feeding can negatively impact both your health and that of your baby.

Does it hurt?
Yes, to some degree.

Do you do free touch-ups?
We provide a free touch up if needed.

Open and Shut: Destination Ink

By Andrew Theen, The Oregonian 

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Niklas Muggli wanted a minimalist, family-friendly tattoo shop to cater to "soccer moms and Intel employees" in Hillsboro. 

Enter Destination Ink, the first tattoo shop for Muggli. He has three years of experience in the industry, most recently at Canyon Body Art in Hillsboro.
 
Muggli said he enjoyed his previous job, but he wanted more control over issues such as advertising, store layout and the overall feel of the business. Formerly a store manager at G.I. Joes in Hillsboro, Muggli said he wanted to bring his 11 years of retail experience to the tattoo world.

He described the new shop as clean, sterile, and open, with a cubicle-like environment. The 33-year-old's father and uncle flew in from Montana to help remodel and construct the interior of the tattoo parlor, located in a strip mall on Northeast Cornell Road in Hillsboro.
 
"We want a tattoo shop that people feel comfortable going into," he said. The heavily-trafficked area is already paying off, and customers are finding the business despite no advertising, he said. 

"I've done everything from a baby footprint with a name to a Naiad, that's a Greek mythological creature," Muggli said. 
 
Muggli's first professional tattoo was on himself four years ago- a self-described "scary pumpkin" on his thigh. He said an instructor at the Oregon School of Tattoo Art tried to talk him out of it before saying "bro if you really want to, go for it."
 
That wasn't his first tattoo, Muggli estimates he has more than 100 hours of tattoo work on his body. 

Tattoos often center on life and death and are very personal, he said, especially the first ones. "It seems like their second and third sometimes are just because they like the art, but it might represent a trying time in their life," Muggli said. 

His art will range from small and simple pieces to bright and intricate full-arm sleeves. "We try to do clean work, just nice lines, solid colors and be very inviting to people," Muggli said.

Destination Ink also does body piercing.

 
The store is already home to some local art, which Muggli hopes to switch out periodically. 

The official grand opening event is scheduled for Aug. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. Donations for the Oregon Food Bank will be accepted, and attendees who bring food could win a free tattoo or piercing. 

Destination Ink, 2401 N.E. Cornell Road, Suite 0, Hillsboro 503-891-8094