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General

The Raven and The Wolves is open from 11am to 8pm Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday. 

212 The Promenade N.

Long Beach, CA 90802

The Raven and The Wolves is located in the heart of Downtown Long Beach.

Our studio is above 'The Ordinarie' restaurant and is between Broadway and 3rd Street.

Public parking lots are available on both Broadway and 3rd Street.

Metered parking is also available throughout Long Beach. For a map of parking lots, please click the link below. 

MAP - Downtown Long Beach Parking

Yes, microblading is available!

The very talented, Haley Bucker, offers microblading services.

Follow the link to her webpage for booking and FAQs.

HALEYBUCKNER.COM

No. The Raven and The Wolves does not offer piercing.

We are happy to tattoo you or send you home with some art, but body piercing is not one of our services.

Artwork may be purchased via our website or in person.

Please note that shipment of artwork will vary by the piece and our gallery manager will work with you to ensure that the best delivery method is chosen. Make sure to stop by the studio to see the beautiful pieces in person!

Tattoos

Yes, we are happy to accept walk-ins when an artist is available!

Feel free to stop by the studio to check out portfolios. Should an artist be unavailable, we can get you booked in for another day.

Our artists pride themselves in creating original and custom pieces for their clients and are always up for a new creative challenge.

Each artist at The Raven and The Wolves books independently.

Feel free to email the desired artist directly regarding a project inquiry, or fill out our contact form. 

We will get you connected with the artist of your choice or help suggest an artist based on the project. 

Every project is different and prices will vary due to design, size and level of detail.

Our artists work by an hourly rate and we encourage you to email them to discuss further.

- Get a good night's rest 

- Have a hearty breakfast 

- Be well hydrated

- Do not drink alcohol the day before or day of your appointment

- Wear comfortable clothing

- Bring items with you to help make your session more comfortable (pillow, headphones, snacks, etc.)

- Allow a minimum of 2 weeks for your tattoo to heal

- Do not re-bandage your tattoo 

- Wash your hands before applying any aftercare products

- Do not rub, scratch or pick at the tattoo

- Do not expose the tattoo to sun while healing

- No swimming, soaking, steam rooms or excessive sweating while healing your tattoo

- Be sure that clothing and bedding touching your tattoo is clean

 

Your tattoo may bleed a bit at first but it will stop within a couple of hours. Keep the tattoo bandaged overnight or for at least two to five hours after leaving the studio. If the bandage sticks to the skin, soak the area with cold water until the bandage loosens, then remove carefully.


Once the tattoo is exposed, wash it carefully in cold water, gently applying mild soap with fingers (never use a cloth) to remove all surface blood. Rinse with cold water, pat dry with a clean towel and air-dry for 15 minutes. Gently and sparingly apply a thin layer of aftercare cream/ointment. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day for 7 to 10 days. After which time, a plain white lotion should be used daily until completely healed,

 

After 5 to 14 days, the tattoo may start to peel or scab (this is normal - like a sunburn). DO NOT pick or peel the skin away. Let it fall off naturally during washing or application of aftercare. Fresh skin will soon replace the dead skin. Colors may appear faded during this time, but will return when healing is completed.

 

After several weeks, all scabbing will be gone, but the area may still be sensitive. Continue regular cleaning and application of a plain white lotion. Once healed, keep sun exposure to a minimum. Always use a sun block (at least SPF-30 sunscreen that provides UVA and UVB protection).

Please contact the studio if you have any questions or concerns regarding healing your tattoo.