Q: How much does it cost?
A: All prices depend on the size, colour, detail and time. Please get in touch if you have an idea in mind.
Q: How long does it take?
A: Its difficult to put a time on a tattoo as it all depends on the person, their skin and the size of the tattoo.
Q: Can you tattoo a design I’ve drawn up myself?
A: Of course we can, we can draw anything! Just bring your designs with you to the shop and we’ll take a look for you.
Q: Does it cost more for colour than black and grey?
A: Unfortunately yes as it takes longer to blend colours together.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Yes, all tattoos hurt but it’s not an unbearable pain, the more you relax the easier it is. No pain, no gain.
Q: Where doesn’t it hurt?
A: Nowhere, some people say its less painful in certain areas than others but again, it depends on the person.
Q: Does the outline hurt more than colour?
A: No, they’re both about the same.
Q: Do you use new needles?
A: Of course we do! New needles and grips are used for each customer.
Q: Do you use fresh ink?
A: Yes, used ink is disregarded just like needles, gloves etc.
Q: Do you do cover-ups?
A: Yes, if and where possible.
Q: Can you cover scars?
A: The majority of scars (over two years old) can be tattooed over but in some cases such as awkward location and extent scaring will prove rather tricky to do.
Q: Will a new tattoo itch?
A: Yes, but don’t be tempted to scratch it! Gently rub or tap it instead.
Q: Can I wash and shower?
A: Yes, you can wash your new tattoo within an hour and a half of having it. Use hot water and non-fragrenced soap and make sure to pat dry (not rub) with a clean fresh towel.
Q: Can I go swimming with my new tattoo ?
A: Tattoos should be allowed to heal for a minimum of 2 weeks, ensuring that all flaking and peeling is finished and all scabs have fallen off. Even then, you’re taking a risk getting in a chemically treated pool, pond or lake, especially if you stay for an extended period of time. A tattoo is not considered fully healed until a new layer of protective skin has grown over (this process usually takes about 3 months).
Q: Can I go in the sun with my new tattoo ?
A: A tattoo must be at least twelve months old before allowing it to be in direct contact with the sun. Even then you should make sure you completely cover it in sun block.
Q: Can I have a tattoo before I go on holiday?
A: We do not recommend having a tattoo before you go on holiday as the sun can cause your tattoo to blister, peel, swell and discolour leaving you with a very painful tattoo.
Q: Do you tattoo hands and necks?
A: Unfortunately not, it is against the law to tattoo above the collar bone and below the knuckle of the wrist.
Q: I’m 16 and my parents give their permission for me to have a tattoo.
A: We’re sorry but you’ll have to wait until you’re 18. The law clearly states that no one under the age of 18 can be tattooed.