Frequently  asked Questions

DO I HAVE TO BE OVER 18 TO BE TATTOOED?

 

YES, LEGALLY YOU HAVE TO  BE OVER 18 TO BE TATTOOED. BRING YOUR I.D TO YOUR APPOINTMENT JUST IN CASE!

will it hurt?

PAIN IS DIFFERENT FOR EACH PERSON, AND DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON YOUR PAIN THRESHOLD AND THE LOCATION OF THE TATTOO. DON'T WORRY THOUGH, WE WILL ALWAYS TRY AND MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH US AS COMFORTABLE AND STRESS FREE AS POSSIBLE!

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?

OTHER THAN YOUR BEAUTIFUL SELF...

  • YOU SHOULD BRING I.D (WE CHALLENGE 25!)

  • A DRINK AND OR SNACKS (WE ALSO PROVIDE THESE SO NO PANIC!)

  • SOMETHING COMFY TO WEAR THAT WILL MAKE THE AREA TO BE TATTOOED MORE ACCESSIBLE. 

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO APPOINTMENT:

TO MAKE YOUR TATTOO APPOINTMENT EASIER ON YOURSELF AND YOUR ARTIST, WE ADVISE THAT YOU EXFOLIATE AND MOISTERIZE THE AREA FOR THE DAYS LEADING UP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT (NOT ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT, AS MOITERIZERS CAN HINDER STENCIL TRANSFER) KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED AS WELL, HAYDRATED SKIN IS MUCH EASIER TO WORK WITH! YOU CAN SHAVE THE AREA YOURSELF, BUT TAKE CARE TO TO IRITATE OR NICK THE SKIN, WE CAN SHAVE THE AREA SO DON'T WORRY TOO MUCH! MAKE SURE YOU EAT AT LEAST 2 HOURS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT, THE MAIN CAUSE OF SICKNESS/FAINTING IS AN EMPTY STOMACH!

DO I NEED TO SIGN A CONSENT FORM?

YES, TO BE TATTOOED BY US YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE SIGNED ONE OF OUR CONSENT FORMS. 

Can i use numbing cream?

WE GENERALLY ADVISE AGAINST THE USE OF NUMBING CREAMS, AS THEY CAN SOMETIMES MAKE THE SKIN MORE DIFFICULT TO WORK WITH, DUE TO A LOT OF CREAMS BEING OILY, THIS CAN MAKE THE STENCILLING PROCESS A LOT HARDER FOR US, WHICH RESULTS IN YOUR TATTOO TAKING LONGER. MOST TOPICAL NUMBING CREAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER ONLY LAST FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS, SO IF YOU ARE HAVING A LARGER PIECE DONE, THIS CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS ONCE IT WEARS OFF. RATHER THAN YOUR BODY BUILDING A NATURAL TOLERANCE TO THE PAIN OF TATTOOING, IT IS MORE OF A SHOCK TO YOUR BODY ONCE THE CREAM STOPS WORKING. WE ALSO CANNOT ACCOUNT FOR YOUR HEALING PROCESS IF YOU HAVE USED NUMBING CREAM, AS IT CAN SOMETIMES CAUSE IRREGUALR HEALING PATTERNS. DUE TO THIS, FREE TOUCH UPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THESE PRODUCTS.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE NUMBING CREAM, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN ACCOUNT FOR THESE ISSUES, IF YOU DON'T INFORM US BEFORE HAND, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT.

WHY DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?

THE REASON WE ASK FOR DEPOSITS, IS TO PROTECT OUR BUSINESS. PLACING A DEPOSIT SHOWS THAT YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT. THIS IS THE REASON THAT DESIGNS WILL NOT BE STARTED UNTIL YOUR DEPOSIT HAS BEEN RECIEVED. IT ASLO PROTECTS ARTISTS AGAINST NO SHOWS, IF YOU DON'T TURN UP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, YOU LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT AND YOUR ARTIST HAS AT LEAST BEEN PAID FOR THEIR DESIGN TIME.