Owner of Moon Tattoo

1736 W Anderson Ln, Austin TX, 78757



Tattoos and artwork


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Get to know me!

Tina is an experienced cat hugger who is dedicated to meditation, she is a theoretical gardener, an aspiring apiary worker, and an only child who doesn't understand twins. Tina loves dressing in black, having but not getting tattoos, and is always trying to look serious in photographs.

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Prep and Aftercare

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Have these items on hand

  • Mild, fragrance-free soap
  • Fragrance-free deep moisturizing cream
  • Fragrance-free general skin moisturizer
  • Paper towels
  • Clean loose fitting clothing, and clean bedding that can get stained
  • Optional: Transparent waterproof wound dressing

Preparations and the day of the tattoo

  • If you are feeling ill reschedule as soon as possible
  • Moisturize your skin daily for at least a week
  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your tattoo, instead stay well hydrated with water
  • The evening before, shave the area that is to be tattooed
  • Wear appropriate, clean, loose fitting clothing that can get stained
  • Be well rested and relaxed
  • Eat a nutritious meal about an hour before you come in
  • Plan on leaving with a bandage on, do not remove it before your artist tells you to

Day 1, 2, and 3

  • The morning after your tattoo, wash your hands before removing the bandage, always wash your hands before touching your tattoo
  • Clean your tattoo gently with hot water, antibacterial soap, and your fingertips until it no longer feels slippery
  • Using a paper towel gently dab your tattoo dry, do not wipe
  • Gently apply a thin layer of the deep moisturizer
  • Wear clean loose clothing over your tattoo
  • Repeat the above steps several times per day
  • Refrain from exercising the area of your body that was tattooed
  • If your tattoo is still weeping the second night, follow the steps above and rewrap your tattoo with clean cling film and tape it down as your artist did, take this off the next morning, clean, and moisturize as above

Day 4, until you are no longer peeling

  • Clean and dry your tattoo as you had been doing
  • Gently apply the general moisturizer
  • Repeat these steps a few times a day until the tattoo is no longer peeling and the skin looks slightly shiny
    • Never pick at the skin, or scratch at the tattoo, instead clean and moisturize

Until 6 weeks pass after tattoo day

  • Keep it clean
  • Apply the general moisturizer whenever the skin feels dry
  • Do not submerge in water; no swimming, soaking, tubing, sauna, or hot tubs
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight

After 6 weeks you should be fully healed and can go back to your usual activities. Remember to always wear sunscreen to protect your tattoo and to limit fading.

Texas Department of State Health Services

We are required to provide these minimum instructions:

  • For at least two weeks, minimize exposure to the sun
  • Do not go swimming
  • Properly cleanse the tattooed area
  • Apply antibiotic ointment
  • Use sterile bandages or other sterile dressings when necessary

Consult a health care practitioner at the first sign of infection or an allergic reaction, and report any diagnosed infection, allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the application of the tattoo to the artist and to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Drugs and Medical Devices Group at 1-888-839-6676.


Contact me if you have any other questions!

I’m at Moon Tattoo, 1736 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757. This is the North central area of Austin. Look for our big mural while driving West on Anderson! Take a look at the map in the Contact section to help with directions.

You can stop by anytime during business hours to check out the studio and look at my portfolio. However, I meet with clients by appointment only, and will not have time to talk otherwise.

Yes, I require a non-refundable deposit in cash or with card, paid in person, during your consultation to hold your tattoo appointment date. The deposit will be applicable only for the design and details we discuss and agree on during the consultation. If the tattoo needs multiple sessions, the deposit is applied to your last appointment session. If the tattoo is finished in one session the deposit is applied to the finished tattoo that day.

If you need to reschedule your appointment for any reason, give me at least 2 days/48 hours notice and we can reschedule you for another day. Trying to reschedule under 2 days or 48 hours will result in the loss of your deposit, and will cancel your appointment and void your deposit.

The deposit will be also void for cancellations at any time, no-shows, or later arrivals after 30 minutes. If you no-show for a scheduled consultation you will be not be able to schedule with me in the future.

I charge an hourly rate with a set minimum, or will provide a flat rate for specific designs that I’ve done. The best way to get an idea of the cost of the tattoo you are thinking of is to talk to me about the potential size, placement, and complexity during a scheduled consultation. I’ll use this information to give you an idea of how long the tattoo could take and an estimate of how much it may cost. An average session can last about three hours, and some tattoos will require multiple sessions depending on size, complexity of the design, or placement. The more calm and still you are during your tattoo session, the faster it will go.

I take all major cards through Square, and also accept cash. I don’t accept checks.

On the day of your tattoo appointment we will review the drawing together, in person, and make any minor changes needed before starting the tattoo. I do not provide you the design prior. Major changes of the elements we discussed during the consultation will result in a loss of your deposit.

I only tattoo in my style, with my original artwork. I tattoo some custom requests, and my custom flash that is only tattooed once and then discarded. I don't do script, text, or overly decorative designs.

Contact Me

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Tina Poe

Moon Tattoo
1736 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX, 78757
(512) 670-6666
Tuesdays - Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM
Closed Mondays