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Gitchee Gumee Tattoo has open availability for same-day appointments every Saturday for small-scale tattoo work and piercings.

If you're wondering what meets our criteria for Saturday work, or how to go about booking your same-day appointment, read on! FAQ at the bottom.

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Gitchee Gumee Tattoo has very specific criteria for what tattoos qualify for our Saurday same-day appointments.

Palm-Sized or Smaller

"Palm-sized or smaller" is the rule we go by, which is roughly 3x3in. Simple line work, colors and shading are recommended. No Realism. Keep in mind that not all images are able to be tattooed at this size.

No Head, Neck, Face, or Hands

If you are interested in getting a tattoo in any of these places, a direct consultation with one of our artists is required. In addition, please read our Placement Policy.

Gumball Machines are Available
Just let us know that's what you plan to do!




Same-day appointments are made in person at the door only. We do not schedule anything in advance for Saturday.

Speak with the person at the door to make your same-day appointment. A $20 cash retainer is required at this time, which will go toward the cost of your service. THE RETAINER IS NON-REFUNDABLE


All same-day appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The sooner you put your name on the list, the sooner we can serve you.

You will not be assigned a time slot when your same-day appointment is made; we go down the list in order. Some tattoos take longer than others; we will call you when we are ready for you.

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When you answer a call from Gitchee Gumee Tattoo, we will tell you what time we need you to be here for your service. Please don't waste our time by showing up late.

We will not leave a message. If you don't pick up your phone, we will bump you to the end of the list and try again later.


If you still don't pick up your phone when we've come to the end of our list, we will assume you no longer want your service.

If you are in an area with poor or spotty service, such as the mall, you may not actually receive a record of the phone call. Please call the shop if you have any questions regarding your place in line.



Give us a call if you have other questions!

Q. Can I make an appointment in advance?

A. No. All appointments must be made in person at the door on Saturday.

Q. How big of a tattoo can I get on a Saturday?

A. We exclusively take tattoos which are palm-size and smaller on Saturdays. This is about 3x3 inches, max. If you are looking for a larger piece, schedule a consultation with one of our artists.

Q. Can you give me a time estimate for how long it will take before I'm called in?

A. Sometime between now and when we finish our list!

Q. You can't be more specific than that?

A. Nope. If you're bothered by the idea of not having an exact time to come in when you leave your schedules, schedule an appointment for another day of the week.

Q. What happens if I miss the call?

A. You will be bumped to the end of the list and we'll try again later. If it's after 7PM and we've finished our list... Have a good night! We did our due diligence trying to contact you, and now we're going to go home.


Q. Why don't you leave a message?

A. We don't have time to wait for people to get back to us. We close at 7 PM; we don't want to be here until midnight because people don't want to answer their phones.

Q. What if I didn't receive a call?

A. We call each person multiple times and timestamp the phone calls. If you are in an area with poor or spotty cell service, you will not receive a record of this call. If you have questions or concerns, please call the shop directly.

Q. What happens to my retainer if I don't show up or never answer my phone?

A. As stated earlier, all $20 retainer are non-refundable but go toward the cost of your service.  They exist to make sure you aren't wasting our time and that you actually show up when we're ready for you. If you don't show up, then you have wasted our time.

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