Q: I’m not a tattooer. What exactly is “flash”?
A: Flash is industry lingo for the artwork that you typically see on the walls of a tattoo shop. Flash has been around since the early days of tattooing and provides both directly tattooable designs as well as ideas and inspiration for customizable tattoos. Artwork that is meant to be tattooed is done in a very specific way, taking into consideration composition as well as longevity. Flash is always a better alternative to the generic Google search.
Q: What size are the sheets?
A: All sheets are 11”x14”, an industry-standard size.
Q: How are the sheets shipped?
A: Sheets are shipped inside a clear plastic bag, between two pieces of chipboard to prevent bending or creasing, and inside a stay-flat envelope. Shipping prices are calculated through real-time USPS prices
Q: How long does it take for my order to ship?
A: Order process and ship in the order they were received. We try to print and ship within 5 business days.
Q: I selected priority, why hasn't my order shipped?
A: Selecting "priority" or other expedited shipping methods will not skip you ahead of those who ordered before you or process your order faster. Orders generally process and ship within 3-5 buiness days. Once printed we use the shipping method you selected at check out. Delivery estimates are from time of shipment not time of purchase.
Q: Why is shipping outside the United States so expensive?
A: Although we strive to keep shipping prices as low as possible, postal charges are high internationally and contingent on weight. We use real time calculated prices through USPS. What this does mean is that—generally—multiple items will be covered by them same shipping cost (usually up to 1 lb). If the international shipping charges end up being less than the posted shipping cost, TFC will refund you the difference.
Q: Do you offer free shipping
A: All domestic orders over $150 receive free shipping
Q: How long will it take my order to reach me?
A: Shipping is dependent on local mail delivery. Purchases are shipped within five business days and sent via USPS.
Q: Can I track my order(s)?
A: All domestic and international purchases offer tracking services.
Q: Do you offer discounts if I order multiple pages?
A: Yes we do! Please visit the Coupon Page where we post quantity discount codes for multiple sheets or items.
Q: Do I directly support the artists by buying flash from TFC?
A: YES! TFC is a collective by name and values alike; the artist of your flash sheets gets compensated with a portion of every purchase you make.
Q: Do flash sheets come with line drawings?
A: Yes. Each flash sheet comes with the associated line drawings on the reverse side of the sheet.
Q: Can I use the designs I purchase?
A: Once the flash is purchased, you are a free to use the designs for tattooing—flash was created for this purpose! However, you cannot use any original design for any other function besides tattooing without written permission from Tattoo Flash Collective.
Q: What materials are the sheets printed on/with?
A: The paper is a bright white 80 lb. smooth velvet matte paper. Each sheet is printed with pigment inks. The end result is an archival-quality print that will last 110 years without fading!
Q: Where are TFC products printed?
A: Our artists come from around the globe but our products are printed 100% locally in the U.S.A.
Q: What is your return policy?
A: TFC does not do returns but will happily exchange an order due to damage. In the case of damage, please send items back to TFC for a direct exchange.
Q: Will the colors shown in the thumbnails be exact on the printed flash sheets?
A: Our products undergo careful quality control to try and best represent the original artwork. In some cases, certain colors may be slightly different than the original.
Q: I’m an artist. How can I get involved with TFC?
A: TFC is always looking to promote diversity in flash styles while maintaining high quality artwork. If you think you would be a good fit, email TFC at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on social media using #tattooflashcollective.