Thank you so much for considering Detroit Grand Tattoo Company for your tattoo. Here, you will find we are focused on creating fully custom, original artwork. We strive to meet the specific details one would hope to get in something so important as permanent body art. Our artists specialize in various genres of tattoo art and because of this, we encourage our artists to choose the projects that best represent their strengths. Please take time to look through our portfolios and see representations of the type of work each specialize in and get a sense of whether one of our artists may be a match for you.  If your request is declined for any reason, we recommend seeking out other local artists that specialize in your concept. We want to see your tattoo dreams come true, even if it’s not done in our shop.

Here are a few things that we do NOT or cannot offer: Copies of other artists’ work without express permission for use – meaning no copies of other tattoos, or renderings of existing artwork (logos, album covers, designs from Pinterest or “tattoo design” websites, etc.). We cannot offer tattoo parties and we do not have a group discount.

We are closed on Mondays. Tuesdays are by appointment only. Wednesday is 12pm to 8pm for walk-ins with last call at 6pm. Thursday through Sunday is by appointment only.

Yes! Crimson and Gold is an independently owned business that operates within Detroit Grand Tattoo Company.

Yes! 12pm to 8pm on Wednesdays only. Last call is at 6pm.

It all depends! There are many factors that go into determining the price of a tattoo. The size, the location, the length of time it will take, and the level of detail all play into the pricing of your tattoo. Our shop minimum is $150. We encourage anyone looking for smaller tattoos to come and see us on Wednesdays, which are reserved for walk-ins. For larger projects, such as a full sleeve, back piece, or bodysuit, prices may be adjusted to an hourly rate which is usually $120-$150 per hour.

A consultation is an in-person appointment with your artist to discuss the project. You will go over the plan for your tattoo and discuss everything from size and placement to how long it will take and price. If a custom drawing is needed, a drawing deposit will be taken for the original artwork. A drawing deposit is for the time spent creating the custom artwork only. Drawing deposits are taken at the artist’s discretion. An appointment deposit is always required to set an appointment for the tattoo itself and it is non-refundable.

Deposits are non-refundable. When a deposit is received, your appointment is scheduled and other clients are declined for that specific day and time. If you have to cancel your appointment last minute or do not show up for your appointment, the artist is compensated with the deposit much like a doctor or dentist. With enough notice, the artist may agree to apply your deposit to a changed day and time, if available. (Note: if the reason for the change is due to Covid, the deposit will always be honored for a future re-schedule.)

Be sure to get good rest the night before your tattoo appointment. Do not drink alcohol the night prior. Eat a good meal with protein before you come in. Bring whatever snacks or drink you’d like for quick breaks if needed. Stay away from energy drinks as they may make it difficult to sit still. Do not take pain relievers as they may thin your blood. If you want to listen to your music, bring earbuds. Whatever makes you comfortable within reason. The most important thing is to come in relaxed, centered, and mentally ready to be tattooed.

Credit or debit cards with a Visa or Mastercard logo, Paypal Credit, and Cash.

Tipping is a personal choice. Service industry professionals appreciate tipping very much and it always says a lot about how you feel towards the service and quality of experience you received!

We do sell gift certificates and we highly recommend them for return clients! For new clients, you want to be sure the project has been accepted before you invest in a gift certificate. There’s nothing worse than getting a gift you can’t use! Detroit Grand Tattoo Company merch like t-shirts and bags may be a great alternative for a tattoo fan. Ready to make an order? Email:

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