Are tattoos safe?
We take client safety very seriously and ensure the use of high quality equipment and consumables. We also provide aftercare advice and ongoing support to help you care for your new tattoo or piercing, minimising any risks involved.
Does it hurt?
Yes is the simple answer, though how much depends on the area being tattooed and the individual. In our experiences, the vast majority of people sit through long sessions fairly comfortably and vary rarely reach the limits of their tolerance.
Do you offer 'walk in' appointments?
In some instances we can offer walk-in appointments, though our artists are usually fairly busy and for the best outcome we would always recommend booking an appointment so that the artist can take their time preparing your design for the best possible outcome. Contact us for further advice.
How much Is it going to cost?
We base the cost on the time it will take us to do the work. If it’s likely to take less than 4-5 hours we will normally fix the price. For larger pieces we are unable to do this as the becomes too many variables to accurately predict a timescale so this would normally be done on an hourly rate. Contact us for more information.
What should I get and where?
Tattooing is a personal journey and very subjective. The tattoo would naturally be designed in a way to best fit the area. There are general rules as to how a tattoo should fit the body; we are able to help discuss this with you and perhaps provide a better idea how to look for inspiration whilst understanding a little more about some of the various styles of tattooing. Contact us so we can help you further.
What Is the best time of year to get a tattoo?
There isn’t really a best time in terms of the quality of the work. However you must avoid risks to yourself by having a tattoo within 2-3 weeks of going abroad or exposure to the sun. This can cause serious complications to the healing process and place yourself at risk.
Is It ok to get a tattoo if I'm sick?
We wouldn’t recommend getting a tattoo whilst ill. You’re effectively receiving a wound whilst your body is already working hard to recover. If you have ongoing medical conditions, in some instances it is ok, but all customers are required to complete a medical questionnaire when booking with us and it is likely you’ll need to provide a letter from your G.P.
My friend Just bought a tattoo kit and wants to practice on me
We have spent many years learning our craft and the safety implications surrounding it. It costs us a lot of money to maintain a premises that has passed heath authority standards in construction, layout and equipment. Whilst we sympathise with people that want to learn to tattoo, we strongly discourage anyone from getting an amateur tattoo. The quality of the work can be extremely poor, but more importantly the health risks to you are serious.
What should I do to prepare for my tattoo appoinment?
Yes, anyone that says they don’t are lying or have a rare medical condition. The pain is tolerable though. Some areas are more sensitive than others, though don’t let this dictate the placement of your tattoo. The pain is is only for a short time, the tattoo is forever.
How important is aftercare?
Whilst tattoos are decorative, you should also respect that it’s is basically an open wound. Good aftercare will help minimise the risks of having an open wound whilst also ensuring as much of the ink remains in your skin as possible. This is your responsibility to carry out, and we provide ongoing advise and support.
How do I choose my artist?
It is entirely your choice as to who tattoos you. Every artist has their preferred styles of work and can excel in some areas. You should browse their portfolios for work not to dissimilar to what you’re looking for yourself and speak to others and their experiences.
Where can I find inspiration for a tattoo?
This is perhaps the most difficult part of deciding on your first tattoo. See our guide on some ways you can help make a decision (Coming very soon).