This has to be the most frequently asked question, our answer is always the same. Everyone has a different pain threshold so what is painful for one may not be for another. There are however certain areas that are generally less painful or uncomfortable than others, for instance forearms, shoulders and back. Feet, ribs and inside of arms seem to be more so but remember if it was really that bad nobody would come back for more!
We always do our best to make you comfortable and relaxed which can go a long way towards easing the pain too.
We would strongly recommend that you do your homework and think serously about how you will feel about the tattoo in years to come. We would usually try to discourage partner/spouse names as all too often circumstances change but as an alternative you might consider an image to represent that person, ie. their favourite flower. Try not to follow a trend. What is fashionable this year may look dated soon after but a carefully considered design that is unique to you should never date. Just remember that whatever you choose will last forever and laser removal is painful.
An important part of our job is to work with you to create a design that you will be happy with so bring all of the ideas and reference material you have to us and we’ll create a unique piece of art that you can wear with pride.
It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 and we would never compromise our reputation by bending the rules. If you are lucky enough to look under 18 we would ask for photo ID before commencing any tattoo.
We operate a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to make your appointment please let us know as soon as possible. Failure to give us at least 24 hours notice will result in a minimum cancellation fee of £60 being charged. This will be deducted from any deposits previously paid. If no deposit has been paid an invoice for the £60 will be emailed/mailed to you.
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.
As long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions, getting a tattoo is perfectly safe. just make sure you’re fully honest about any medical conditions.