Located in Kansas City, Kansas (Rosedale Neighborhood), we are a fresh take on a timeless industry. Dear You was founded by Amber Lea in 2017 for the purpose of providing a studio experience where client service and talent align. Every aspect of the studio, from the boutique feel to the consideration of each client, has been at the forefront for the build and growth of Dear You. In 2018 we have added natural henna, eyebrow microblading and permanent makeup.
Each artist specializes in custom tattoo work and will take time to design your one of a kind piece to ensure the best possible experience. You may call or walk-in for consultations during our regular business hours.
Whatever your preferred design is, you can count on our brilliant tattoo artists to give you exactly what you want. Our team specializes in custom and flash tattooing. Simply tell us what you want to be done, and we will do the rest. We love catering to appointments and walk-ins alike! You can call or drop by during normal business hours for a consultation.
A tattoo is a permanent application of ink to the skin. It can irritate the skin so be prepared to experience some level of discomfort.
Weeks before your tattoo session, consider the placement and the design. Lettering usually has to be larger than it is on paper so be sure the body part you have chosen has sufficient room. Do you have a medical condition that we should know about? Skin condition or epilepsy? We need to know these things to ensure you have a safe and succesful procedure. Consider your budget, and what you have scheduled around your tattoo. You should avoid working out for at least a couple of days, and major water exposure for 10-14 days.
Days before your tattoo session, make sure you are applying lotion to the area to be tattooed. Dry skin can make the procedure more painful and take longer to heal. Use something unscented and free of dyes, if possible. It is a good idea to get your soap and ointment/lotion that you plan to use prior to your tattoo to avoid having to go to the store immediately after your tattoo. We cannot tattoo on a rash, scratch or sunburn, so make sure you're cautious in the coming days before your appointment.
The day of your tattoo session, do not lotion or shave the site you have chosen for your tattoo. If you have very long hair, you may trim with electric clippers but not extremely close to the skin. Make sure you are not intoxicated or hung over; we reserve the right to refuse service. Please eat a good meal at least an hour prior to your appointment, and be well hydrated. This will not only make your procedure more pleasant but will also make your tattoo heal more quickly. Wear clothing to accommodate the artist but also, consider your comfort both in privacy and temperature.
Remember, no matter how superficial the tattoo process is, your new tattoo is a wound for a few days. Do not touch your new tattoo with dirty hands nor let anyone else touch your new tattoo. These things can lead to an infection. Avoid unneeded pressure and makeup for at least 10 days as well.
Please do not hesitate to ask your artist questions. We are happy to answer any and all your concerns.
We are able to tattoo minors with parental consent at the age of 16. We require that the minor and consenting parent/guardian have the same last names and addresses on their Identification or provide a birth certificate with both picture IDS. Print this waiver to have it notarized. Click here to download our form. If you are under 18, we cannot remove articles of clothing for a tattoo. This is for both the artist and client security. Click here to download our form.
Tuesday to Saturday : 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sunday to Monday : Closed
We are also closed during New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.
4470 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66103