What are your opening hours?
The studio is open Monday through to Saturday 10 am until 6 pm and closed on Sundays.
Can I get tattooed under the age of 18 with parental consent?
Sorry, no. There is no such thing as tattooing with parental consent. This falls under the tattooing of minors act: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1969/24
What I.D. do I need to bring?
A passport or driving licence are the only acceptable forms of identification.
What is your cancellation policy?
A 50% deposit is required for all bookings. A minimum of 7 days' notice is required to cancel or change an appointment. Failure to give sufficient notice will result in a loss of deposit. Should you be more than 10 mins late to an appointment, the appointment will need to be rearranged and this will also result in the loss of your deposit. This is due to the artist being unable to fill the time slot at short notice. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, without exception. All our artists are self-employed and are entirely responsible for their own workloads, schedules, tattoo designs and pricing.
What is your hourly rate and minimum charge?
Our hourly rate and minimum charge is dependant upon the artist.
Can I get a quote over social media or email?
We understand that with everyday commitments, it isn’t always possible to pop into the studio. We will always try to give a quote online however there may be times when this isn’t possible, for example due to the complexity of the design. So a consultation may be required to discuss further detail and enable us to quote you accurately.
Can I book a tattoo over social media or email?
Yes! Providing that all information is provided truthfully and in full detail this is a possibility. We understand with everyday commitments it is not always possible to come down to the studio and we always want to try our best to accommodate all clients. For added convenience, deposits can now be paid over the phone.
Do I need to leave a deposit?
Yes, We require 50% non-refundable deposit to secure the appointment, with the remainder payable at the end of the session We understand that some clients prefer to pay for their appointments up front, we can certainly accommodate this and will always provide a receipt and appointment card for any deposits left with us. Deposits can be paid in cash, via bank transfer or by credit/debit card in the studio or over the phone.
Do you cover all styles?
All styles are welcome. If we do not think our style of tattooing is best suited to your design idea we will make recommendations of other artists. Throughout the year we have guest artists who cover varying styles and would be more than happy to look at your ideas. Please check the website and follow us on social media for regular updates.
Do you accept debit and credit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit and debit cards.
Why are you more expensive than someone who does it from their house?
In short, our artists and staff are properly trained and know what they are doing. More often than not, people who tattoo from home have very little training from an experienced mentor. Home tattooists often use inferior-quality equipment purchased cheaply from the internet and have very little technical understanding of the machines they are using. Technique is often learned from internet videos and, crucially, the home tattooist will rarely operate in the highly sterile environment that is so vital to ensure good tattoo quality and eliminate the risk of serious infection. Home tattooists rarely have liability insurance or are registered by the Local Authority. They may have some artistic skill, but tattooing requires much more than that. Ask yourself: if they are really that good why are they not in a studio? Remember: A good tattoo isn’t cheap, and a cheap tattoo isn’t good!
Do you offer consultations?
Yes! Consultations are completely free of charge. We recommend a consultation at a mutually convenient time to run through all your ideas, answer all your questions and get a thorough understanding of your design.
Do you design tattoos?
Of course! Our artists prefer to sit with the client and go through ideas. The more reference they have to work with the better. For larger scale work a £30 non-refundable drawing deposit will be taken to draw up the discussed artwork, but of course this deposit is deductible from the final price. All drawings can take up to three weeks, however we are known for our quick turnaround! We don’t like to keep our clients waiting.
What if I don't like the design?
Your artist will invite you in to view your design once the initial drawings have been done. At this point, if you are unhappy with it or want to make changes, then just let us know and we will be happy to do so. This is why we take the drawing deposit, so it gives you the chance to get the design right and be 100% happy with everything before we make an appointment.
Does it hurt?
All tattoos have some degree of discomfort, but it is all dependant on the person and location of the tattoo. Some areas of the body are known to hurt more than others and it is important to remember that everyone’s pain threshold is different.
Can I use numbing cream?
We do not recommend the use of numbing cream as it can affect the final finish of the tattoo. Problems can include fading, complications with healing and irritation. However, we understand that some people prefer to use it and we respect this. All we ask is that you notify us that you are intending to use the cream and that you perform a skin test to ensure you are not allergic to the product.
Do you tattoo hands or necks?
We do, but this is completely at the artists discretion.
How much is a sleeve?
Sleeve work is charged at per hour, unless you would prefer a day sitting. The number of hours you will need to complete the sleeve is dependant on the style, design and complexity. We will always give an approximation of time for each piece undertaken. How often you sit is entirely your choice and we are happy to work with clients to accommodate their budget and time.
Do you offer a piercing service?
No, unfortunately we do not offer piercing at this time.
Do you use Vegan ink?
Yes! Our inks are all Vegan friendly and so is our recommended aftercare product.
Is everything you use sterile?
Absolutely. We only use the best single-use sterile equipment, and this is purchased gas-sealed and sterilised from a licensed retailer. This means that after each client the equipment is clinically disposed of by our specialist clinical waste company.
Do you offer touch-up once the tattoo has healed?
Yes; there is a small charge of £20 for all touch-ups.
What aftercare advice do you give?
The artist will explain all the aftercare advice in detail. You will also be given a detailed aftercare leaflet and offered the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We will also ask you questions about your job, and any hobbies you may have. This allows us to tailor your aftercare to ensure it is suitable for your circumstances. If you are unsure of anything, you are encouraged to get in touch with the studio. We would much prefer you to ask than guess and potentially harm your tattoo.
Do you offer aftercare products?
Yes. Your artist will give you a comprehensive aftercare leaflet containing the names of the recommended products; all of which are available to purchase in the studio.