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Frequently Asked Questions

 

This is updated regularly following the latest guidelines and studio policy

What is a Booking Fee (formerly a deposit)?
All appointments require a booking fee to be paid. This is to secure your appointment and cover the artist for their time spent on your design and appointment. It also includes making some of the studio costs are covered in the event of you failing to attend or needing to rearrange. This fee is usually £50 and will come off the total charge of your tattoo on that day. Booking Fees are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.

How can I pay a Booking Fee?
You can pay in several ways! We accept cash, card, PayPal, online payments and now Klarna.

How can I pay for my tattoo?
You can pay in the same way as for the Booking Fee. Please note that card and Klarna payments will be asked for upfront before the tattoo starts.

Can I have someone with me when I get tattooed?
You may bring someone with you but only the person being tattooed will be able to go into the treatment area. You will be asked to stay in the waiting room if you are not being tattooed. Under 18's are not allowed in the studio.

I am under 18, can I have my parent's permission to get tattooed?
Unfortunately and contrary to popular belief, this is illegal. The Tattooing of Minors Act 1969 strictly prohibits this.

I have my tattoo booked in, what do I need to do?
You should refrain from drinking any alcohol the night before and on the day of your appoinment. Make sure that you have a good meal beforehand and bring a sugary drink and food with you.
You should be clean and hygienic, especially in the area you are being tattooed.
You must wear appropriate clothing that is clean and allows the artist access to the area being tattooed. Please make sure you wear appropriate underwear if you are to be sitting in your underwear. If you are going to be topless and are concerned about your nipples being on show then please cover them with tape or nipple covers.
Please note that artists will not be expected to touch your clothes with their gloves and they require a reasonable bare area of skin to work on.
Your clothes may also get dirty during the process. Please don't come in your best expensive clothing.
If you require a chapperone or you are having an intimate tattoo then you will need to speak to the studio or your artist to arrange a time when the studio is quieter.

My tattoo has been done! How do I look after it?
You will receive a detailed aftercare sheet and advice from your artist. You are expected to follow all aftercare advice properly and treat your new tattoo like a wound. You need to keep it clean and aired, applying a small thin layer of moisturiser a couple of times a day. You can download the aftercare sheet HERE