Splash of Color is located on the upper level of 515 E Grand River Ave in downtown East Lansing, Michigan – directly across from Michigan State University (on the block between Division St & Bailey St.)
An elevator is available at the rear entrance.
Parking is available directly behind our building in the Bailey Street lot (on the corner of Baily & Albert). Additional parking is available in the colorful Division Street Ramp (on the corner of Division & Albert) or on any side street.
We are open 12pm to 9pm Monday thru Saturday & 1pm to 6pm on Sunday.
Holiday hours vary, so it’s always best to call ahead.
We highly suggest making an appointment for all services. That way we know you’re coming, we’ll have time reserved time for you…& you’ll avoid a long wait if the studio is busy. But if you’re feeling spontaneous & want to stop in on the fly, please do! Walk-ins are always welcome & are taken on a first-come-first-served basis after our scheduled appointments are accommodated.
For more info on how to schedule an appointment, please refer to the Tattoo or Piercing FAQ’s.
Though tipping is customary, it is not mandatory & is completely up to you. The idea behind tipping your tattoo artist or piercer is to reward excellent service & say “thank you – it’s worth what I paid & more.”
If you feel as though your tattoo artist or piercer exceeded expectations & really made the whole experience great for you, then tipping is a most excellent way of showing appreciation.
But please avoid putting us on the spot by asking “how much is a good tip?” It’s awkward.
Base your decision to tip (or not to tip) on how satisfied you are with the overall service & quality of product you receive. Then choose the amount of tip (if any) on what you can afford. While large cash tips are always a treat, any gesture of kindness is greatly appreciated.
Tacos, coffee & cookies are also wonderful & appreciated ways to “tip.”
There are only two accepted forms of payment:
or Credit Card*
*convenience fee applies
YES, we do!! In any denomination you choose.
And might we say, what a thoughtful gift that will be cherished forever!
If you have an appointment & you’re feeling ill, pleeeease call & reschedule for a time when you’ll be feeling well again.
Getting tattooed or pierced while your immune system isn’t at 100% is never a good idea…ever.
Your body needs its strength & white blood cells to heal that new tattoo or piercing- something it won’t be able to do as effectively if it’s already battling against a virus or bacteria in your system.
Plus, it’s quite inconsiderate (& gross) to bring your illness into the studio & risk passing germs onto others, particularly your artist or piercer.
If you’re 18 years of age or older, one of the following pieces of ID will do:
State issued ID card
For client’s UNDER 18 years of age, please note certain services (& areas of the body) are age restricted. If we are able to accommodate, you will need the following:
A birth parent or court-appointed legal guardian must accompany you to the studio & remain physically present for the entire procedure.
A valid, government issued, photo ID (see list above) for both the parent/guardian AND minor child.
For the protection of the minor, if the parent/guardian & minor do not share the same last name, proof of guardianship is required (i.e. papers issued by the court showing divorce, adoption, legal guardianship, emancipation, etc.)
If the minor does not have an acceptable government issued ID, an original birth certificate along with a school photo ID is acceptable.
If no school photo ID is available, a yearbook with minor’s photo & listed name will work.
*Military ID’s are illegal to copy and for documentation reasons we are require by law to copy a form of photo ID. You may bring it in to receive the Military discount but we require a state issued or government issued ID to complete paperwork.
Thanks for taking the time to read thru this. If you have a specific question that has not been addressed here, please feel free to contact us!