Frequently asked Questions

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How old do I need to be?
To get a tattoo you need to be at least 18 years old. To get a piercing you need to be at least 18 years old. ID may be asked for if you are lucky enough to look younger.
Does getting a tattoo hurt?
Pain is relative. Everyone has a different tolerance for pain. We are not going to kid you though, it does hurt, just not that much. Some compare it to a "hot scratching feeling." But, people would not be returning again and again for tattoo after tattoo if it hurt that bad. Most of us are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo and the pride associated with wearing it far outweighs a little pin-stick here and there.
What is the cost?
When it comes to tattoos, you get what you pay for. Yes, there are plenty of people tattooing out there that will charge very little. But, look for quality, and be willing to pay for it. Never haggle over the price of a tattoo. It is disrespectful to the artist. Think of it this way: This is a piece of art you'll wear for life. Depending on the time and number of visits it would take to do your tattoo determines the price. If you have an idea of exactly what you want our artist will always price the work up before starting to avoid any misunderstandings.
What should I get and where?
This is all a matter of personal taste. You can get whatever you want, and whatever our artist is willing to do. You can choose a picture off the wall, or you can have us create a custom piece just for you. Your only limit is your own imagination. As far as where you should get it goes, just keep in mind what you do for work and the type of social circles you are in. You might want to consider placing your tattoo where it can be easily covered up with normal clothing.
What to do if I am feeling ill?
Getting a tattoo when your immune system isn't at 100% isn't a good idea. You're going to need your strength and your white blood cells to heal your tattoo, something your body won't be able to do if it's already doing battle against virus and bacteria. Not to mention the fact that it's very inconsiderate to bring your illness into the tattoo studio and risk passing the germs onto others, particularly our artist. If you have an appointment, call and reschedule for when you're feeling well again.
Aftercare and the sun?
Don't put sunblock on a new or fresh tattoo, follow our artist's aftercare instructions and keep your tattoo covered or shaded with clothing for the first few weeks. You can use sunblock once your tattoo has finished peeling and has grown its first protective layer of skin. Sunblock alone is not going to be sufficient for a new tattoo if it is exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. A tattoo is usually considered well-healed after about 3 months.
How long before the skin heals?
Tattoos generally go through several different stages of healing. Immediately afterward, your skin might look raw and feel tender to the touch, though this should only last a day or so depending on how large your ink is and where it's placed. For instance, a tiny tattoo on your arm might feel fine after a few hours, while a large piece in a sensitive spot like your ribs could take days to feel normal again. To repeat... A tattoo is usually considered well-healed after about 3 months.
How will I know if it has healed completely?
Close your eyes and run the tips of your fingers across and around your tattoo. If there are any bumps, raised areas, or hard scabs, then you know your skin is not back to normal yet. The area should feel exactly the same as the skin around it. If you can tell by touching it where your tattoo begins and ends, or feel any skin irregularities, then you simply need to wait a little longer. Patience is a virtue, people so don't mess up your fine ink work by picking at it, shaving over it or exposing it to harsh elements before it has fully healed.
I have some more questions though?
Getting a tattoo can be a daunting experience especiallyif it is your first. Our artists are here to help and want you to be able to show your tattoo off with pride so just ask if you have any questions or concerns. Advice and information for before, during and aftercare are all available from our friendly artists so don't be afraid to ask a question even if you think it sounds silly.

Just Ask

We have tried to list as many of the frequently asked questions about getting a tattoo.

We are here to help and our friendly artists we be only too happy to answer and questions you may have that are not covered here

We want you to feel at ease but you won't if you have a nagging doubt about something that is lurking in the back of your mind so just ask!

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Appointment bookings are required for a tattoo but feel free to call in and see us or give us a call on 01235 797182 if you have any questions or are ready to book.

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