You have a couple of options, First you can come into the studio and speak to us, we will be able to recommend the right artist for you. Whilst you are in the studio we may be able to get a time and cost quote for you as well if your chosen artist is available to give it to us. Secondly you can email over a description to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you email us you will receive an auto-response to your email and its very important you read it – it will double check that you’ve sent the correct information to receive a proper quote.
If you send something like “how much is a sleeve’ we won’t be able to quote you properly so make sure you follow up with all the information we’ve asked for in the auto-response email. For larger or more complex work we will ask you to come in for a consultation – A consultation is mostly for us to make sure the work you want can be carried out, and to work out a rough time and cost estimate for you. It won’t be a very long process as we will then ask you to email your reference and description so its accessible in written format closer to the appointment. You can show us printed reference or digital images in person.
Once we’ve worked out how long your work will take we will then proceed to booking you in if your artist is available.
We ask for a deposit on all appointments, and we work this out by time booked. Your deposit guarantees your space. If you don’t pay your deposit within 7 days of your tattoo and don’t alert us to a reason for this we will cancel your appointment and reallocate it to someone else. If you don’t give us at least 48 hours notice that you can’t make an appointment you will automatically lose your deposit. Each artist will give you a copy of their cancellation policy upon booking the appointment.
If you don’t turn up for your appointment, again you automatically lose your deposit. This is because if you don’t turn up, the artists don’t get paid and it’s unfair on them. It also then goes towards covering any prep work they will have done towards your tattoo. We are a very understanding bunch so if you have genuine issues attending your appointment at very short notice please call and let us know.
Please note, if you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment your artist may have to cancel your slot and you will lose your deposit. we tend to book more than one appointment in a day and lateness then affects all appointments, and at times our artists need to leave the studio on time ie. to collect their children, so lateness cannot be accommodated. If you know you are going to be late please call and let us know, it will then be down to artist discretion whether they can retain your appointment.
The booking processes vary from artist to artist. Only a couple of artists operate on a waiting list system, others we can book you in straight away. Please contact us in regards to specific artists.
Yes! We are a custom tattoo shop. Most customers bring in their rough ideas. Our artists will work with you to make sure you get the tattoo you want. Please be aware, if you bring in another artists.
Most of the time we can as long as its in the right style for the artist you have chosen. Please bear in mind that somethings are not achievable with tattooing and your design may need to be tweaked to work – don’t be offended, your friend might be an amazing artist but our artists know what can and can’t be achieved with a tattoo machine and what will look good in years to come so will respectfully turn your design into the perfect tattoo.
If you found the perfect tattoo but its one someone has already made on someone else we unfortunately won’t copy it. We can however use it as inspiration for your tattoo and work to create something in a similar vein so that you get the work you want.
This is down to artists discretion. You will need to let us know if this is something you require. the artists tend to work daily designing for the next day so nothing is done a long time in advance, and we are very wary of sending out images as it is not uncommon for the work to be stolen and taken to other artists.
Unfortunately its a thing that has happened enough times for us to not be comfortable sending out designs. Generally our artist are very happy to work with you on the day to tweak the design and hopefully you will have looked through their work and got an idea of what they do, and given us a good enough description to create something perfect for you.
Cover ups need a bit more attention, it’s best to come into the studio and show us in person so we can see how realistic a cover up would be for you, or email us well lit photos – get someone else to take them in natural daylight so we can see where the tattoo is on your body, how dark it is, and what space there is around it.
Ideally we’d prefer it if you came alone. You can, but we are a very small studio and we don’t want to disappoint anyone by not having space. we can usually accommodate one friend per client but you may have to wait in the reception area.
If you suffer from anxiety or it would be very useful for you to have someone with you please let us know before you come for your appointment that you’ll be bringing someone so we can work out how to set up the spaces to accommodate this as we would not want to disappoint you.
If they are over 18 then yes, we do not allow any children in the studio for safety reasons.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is not your best or favourite! if you are getting a leg tattoo don’t wear a jumpsuit! wear small shorts or big pants! We find that if you are getting something on your back ortorso its best if you bring a shirt, hoodie or cardigan, so you can put it on backwards. We are an open studio but we are able to put up a privacy screen if its needed so don’t worry about being seen by all in your pants.