Frequently asked questions?
Is it safe to get a Tattoo?
Yes, completely safe for most people, Tattoos are safe, as long as each Artist and the entire studio strictly adheres to Universal precautions and Blood Born Pathogen Safety. And you follow the Aftercare advice and care for your new Tattoo. There are risks with any surgical procedure, but as long as you follow the instructions by the professionals and don't budget on your new Tattoo? Then it is a safe procedure.
We have the highest level of sterilization possible, the best equipment available today and go above and beyond all local health codes, Insurances and laws.
Does it hurt?
Yes it hurts. But, there are lots of people walking around with Tattoos so it's not that unbearable.
There are many sensations used to describe it depending on each person and what area is being worked on. Some people even like it! You can always use 'Numbing Cream' if you require that extra confidence boost? But we highly recommend you experience getting a Tattoo the natural way!
Can I bring my own picture or drawing for my tattoo?
Yes. This tattoo will be on you permanently for the rest of your life! So we want you to be 100% sure you are completely happy with your Tattoo.
Bring anything you think might help capture exactly what you're looking for as we can only assist creatively, not choose your Tattoo for you, that’s your decision. We are a Custom studio, so all designs are drawn from scratch, so as much input from the client is essential. If you are really stuck on what to have? We have design reference books in studio and a helpful team to guide you in the right direction.
How much will it cost?
That depends on the size of the piece and the detail involved. Some pieces cannot be completed in one sitting. How much is a Tattoo? Is a very vague question, so the more information you can give us, the more detailed the quote can be. You will be given a quote once you meet with your Artist and discuss the details of what you exactly would like. Remember though, if another studio is willing to do your tattoo super cheap please BEWARE! Sometimes you get what you pay for and this is going to be on you forever. Good Tattoos are not cheap, and Cheap Tattoos are not good! Don’t offend your skilled Artist by haggling on price, it costs a lot to provide custom artwork with a clinical risky procedure. If you can’t afford the best, save up. It will cost you less In the long run. If you do go for the super cheap budget Ink option please see question on ‘fixing a bad tattoo'.
How does the Deposit Policy work?
It is our policy to collect a deposit when booking an appointment. We accept deposits via Cash in studio or via Bank transfer if you cannot visit us, Please ask a member of staff for details.
Yet we highly recommend you consult with our Artists before making an appointment.
The amount of the deposit required is decided upon by the individual Artist. The deposit you leave will be deducted from the final price of your tattoo on your last session date.
Artists carefully schedule and book their appointments based on blocks of time. If you do not attend your appointment, they often do not have adequate time to fill your vacancy, therefore wasting their time and wage. Deposits serve as a good faith gesture to hold your appointment and to compensate the artist if you fail to attend your appointment. All Deposits are Non-Refundable.
If less than 48 hours notice is given for a cancellation, you will lose your full deposit amount and you will be required to leave another deposit if you wish to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment with more than 48 hours’ notice, you may apply your deposit towards your rescheduled appointment.
We NEVER under any circumstances refund a deposit. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but it is necessary to protect the interests of our Artists.
Are there any special requirements to get tattooed?
You must by law be 18 years or over to have a Tattoo.
We are strict on our requirements to ensure proper conduct is respected with the current age Laws for procedures. Please bring a valid I.D if you are aged under 25 for Tattoos.
You can NOT be Tattooed under the age of 18, even with Parental consent. It is a false understanding and is Illegal, No professional Tattoo Artist will Tattoo a minor. Please be aware.
I have a tattoo that's really bad, can it be fixed?
We are specialists in Cover-Up Tattoo’s, Our Artists can usually cover up or fix most tattoos, even really bad ones. With results that you would never even know the previous tattoo was there.
We are always honest though. If we don't think it can be successfully covered we will let you know and work with you on what options you do have so you will ultimately be happy. We host exceptional Artists who take tremendous pride in their work and art. Be assured that the artwork on your body and how you feel about the artwork is a reflection on the artists skill - meaning your satisfaction is VERY important to all of us!
What does "new needle every time" mean?
This means, we NEVER EVER reuse or re-sterilize a needle. When you are tattooed, the needle we use will be brand new and sterile every time. After your Tattoo, that needle will be discarded in an approved biomedical waste container. Everything (ie: pigments, ink caps, razors, etc.) are all discarded after each Tattoo.
How does your Custom Design service work?
We will custom design your new Tattoo at no extra cost, only if you have an appointment booked with a paid deposit. We cannot design something without a future appointment or no deposit payment. Our Artists are busy outside of work hours every day preparing for clients, a freelance artist would charge by the hour for a custom design, we only require the security of a booking with no extra charge for unique work. We strongly recommend you book a Free 15 minute consultation with one of our Artists if you are considering a large piece or a cover-up. You can book this by speaking with one of our Receptionist’s by phone or visiting the studio.
How do I care for my new Tattoo?
Every different Tattoo on different parts of the body require different aftercare procedures. Every single person heals differently so we can only advise best we can the basic principles and the rest is up to you, to protect and heal your new ink perfectly. We will give you full aftercare advice on the day of your appointment and provide you with a pot of aftercare cream and an information leaflet.