--- Houston Tattoo & Piercing Studio ---
ROSE AND DAGGER TATTOO was opened with a single vision. To build a space so artist and clients alike can come together and create beautiful one of a kind tattoos.
We have brought together a group of dedicated Artist, who live and breathe not only tattoo, but Art in all its form. As we continue to grow, gathering inspiration from each other, and the many great artists, illustrators and painters, that have influenced us a long the way. at ROSE AND DAGGER we are in pursuit of exceeding the expectations of ourselves and our clients.
The artists at ROSE AND DAGGER have a combined experience of over 50 years, Giving us the ability to create the perfect tattoo big or small. every tattoo is important to us. We are driven to give each client a unique and personalized tattoo that they will love forever.
When you step into our shop it will be easy to see why we stand out from the crowd. Our space is filled with art. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful to look at. Whether you are looking for a newschool tattoo, a neotraditional tattoo, a Japanese style tattoo or a dot work tattoo, we can do it! We offer a very personal experience and our goal is to bring your tattoo vision to life; aspiring to give each and every client a unique, one of a kind tattoo.
TIM DAVIS, the owner of ROSE AND DAGGER TATTOO, has been tattooing over 20 years. Hailing from Vermont, Tim has traveled the US and Europe collecting tattoos and tattooing others. He started tattooing professionally in Austin Texas. After wining some tattoo awards while working in Dallas, Texas with Billyjack at ARTISTIC ENCOUNTERS, he moved to Houston to open Rose and Dagger Tattoo.
Although he specializes in Neo-Traditional tattoos, and Japanese style tattoo he has been known to throw down beautiful Black&Grey realism.
Tim is now offering Scalp Micro-pigmentation & Hair Tattooing, a process where we give the appearance of a “buzz cut” to thinning hair lines. He also offers Permanent Areola Re-pigmentation and Nipple Restoration for women who have undergone mastectomies, breast surgery, or who may have irregular or fading areolas. These permanent paramedical breast restoration procedures are nothing short of a medical miracle.
Tim has certificates from Premier Pigments, a leading school in Texas for permanent cosmetics, micro-pigmentation and scar camouflage.
Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about getting a tattoo, what to expect, and how to care your tattoo. This is certainly not an exhaustive list but they are some of the most common questions asked by our clients. As always, we are here to answer any other concerns you have.
Will I bruise if I get a tattoo?
Bruising can happen around the tattoo. Usually it happens on the underside of the arms, the chest, and around the thighs. This is normal and will eventually fade away.
My tattoo is peeling!!!
Peeling occurs with most tattoos (and kind of looks like a sunburn peel.) You might have flakes of color in the peeling skin, but there is no need to worry. This is completely normal. Also, in most cases, a milky coating will appear over your tattoo after several days. It is new skin growth and it usually lasts a few days to a week.
How long do I leave the bandage on?
If you are leaving with a bandage, you only need to keep it on for 1-2 hours. After that, do not bandage it again. Instead, wash your tattoo with an antibacterial soap that is perfume and dye-free.
Should I cover my tattoo with plastic wrap?
Do not use plastic wrap (Saran Wrap) to cover your tattoo. It prevents oxygen from getting to it which will delay healing AND can cause bacteria to propagate.
Should I put antibiotic cream on my tattoo during healing?
Do not use Neosporin, Bacitracin, Triple Antibiotic Ointment, A&D, Vaseline, Preparation H, Bag Balm, or Olive Oil. Most of these products have a petroleum base which prevents oxygen from reaching your tattoo. Also, these are too thick to be absorbed by your skin which means you will have a sticky tattoo that can easily attract dirt and breed bacteria. They can also cause your tattoo to ooze excessively, taking some color along with it.
What about adding a moisturizer?
No problem at all – After a few days, you can start to use a mild, perfume free skin lotion as needed until the tattoo is done peeling and is no longer shiny. Some mild skin lotions you can use are St Ives, Collagen, Elastin, Jergens Shea Butter, Vaseline Intensive Care, St. Ives Intensive Healing, Curel Ultra Healing, Gold Bond Ultimate, Jergens Ultra Healing, Moisturel, and Lubriderm.
How long after I get my tattoo can I shower or swim?
Make sure you do not submerge your tattoo in water for 7-10 days. That means no pools, hot tubs or baths. Showers are fine. Wash your tattoo last in the shower to make sure you remove any leftover shampoo or conditioner from it. Use your hand to wash the tattoo as loofahs and washcloths may remove a scab prematurely or cause irritation.
What about sun exposure or tanning beds?
Do not expose your tattoo to the sun or tanning booths for 3 weeks. It causes damage to your skin and will fade your tattoo. When your tattoo is healed, use a minimum SPF 45 sunblock and make sure the sunblock protects against UVA and UVB rays. You can also apply it to just the tattooed area to help prevent fading while tanning. Please note: Colors will not be as bright on darker skin tones or tanned skin.
There is still a little bit of scabbing left - what do I do?
If you find you have scabs in some spots, do not pick them. Allow the scabbing to run its course. If you notice some redness around the scab, don’t worry. Sometimes scabs can pull the surrounding skin tighter, which causes the redness you’re experiencing.
What is the yellowish substance on the surface of my tattoo?
This is normal and is called lymph. Lymph is a yellowish/clear substance that appears on the surface of the tattoo. Also it can sometimes run and take some residual ink with it. This is normal but try to wear loose clothes for the first few nights to help prevent this your clothes from sticking to the tattoo.
My shirt stuck to my tattoo... help!
This is caused by Lymph; is a yellowish/clear substance that appears on the surface of the tattoo. It is best to wear loose clothes for the first few nights to help prevent your clothes from sticking to the tattoo. However, if your clothes do stick to your skin, wet the area over the clothing with a washcloth or hop in the shower with the article of clothing on and you will be able to remove the clothing without pulling off any scabs.
Do you offer military or first responder discounts?
Yes! We offer discounts to military and first responders.
What is your piercing policy?
At Rose and Dagger, our top priority is happiness and health of our clients. We supply all implant grade, high quality jewellery for both new and healed piercings! Starting as young as 7 years old with lobes, and 14 years old for most other locations on the body, and 18 for exotic work, we welcome minors and adults alike with proper paperwork and identification.
What do you require to get a piercing?
As per Texas state law, we require photo IDs, birth certificates, and guardian consent and ID for minors. For the protection of your child, we do not offer genital or nipple piercing under the age of 18, but happily perform all exotic and safe sites 18 and above.
Unsure of what exactly you want? We have gone to great lengths to collect flash and inspiring designs, drawing from some of the best tattoo artists from around the globe. Whatever your tattoo vision is, it’s our goal to make it a reality.
Tue-Thur: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday/Saturday: 1:00pm – 12:00am
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm