Tattoo FAQs

Does it hurt?

The simple answer is, yes it does… However, this does depend on each individual person. After a short period of time, your body releases endorphins. They kick in and make things much more manageable. How long these endorphins last usually defines your natural limit as to how long a tattoo session you can handle.

How much does a tattoo cost?

This absolutely varies with size and amount of detail involved. It’s very hard to put an exact price on a tattoo design until it is finalised, If you would like to send us a message with your tattoo ideas, any reference photos, approximate size and placement of the piece we will do our best to give you the most accurate quote. We do require a deposit at the time of booking to secure the appointment time and date. This deposit is non-refundable, and goes towards the cost of the full piece at the end of the session. When it comes to tattooing you get what you pay for. Do not expect a good artist to come cheap. And if that’s the way you choose to go, you could end up spending a great deal more further down the line, when you have to pay for a cover-up or laser tattoo removal. Don’t settle just because you are impatient to get some ink, this decision will be with you for a lifetime.

How long does it take?

This depends on many factors including detail of the design, how well your skin handles being tattooed, and your pain threshold.

Can you cover/rework an old tattoo?

This all depends of the tattoo that you are wanting to get re­worked or covered. if you would like to contact us with a good quality photo of the original tattoo you are wanting worked on, we can get one of our highly skilled artist to look over this for you and advise you if this is possible or not.

Can I use numbing cream?

You can use numbing cream but very few tattoo artists will recommend it for many reasons. It can only last for up to 45 minutes and the timing of you applying this cream at the correct time may be difficult. Even if you manage to time its application correctly, the potential short working period of the cream makes it a very limiting to anything but the smallest of tattoos. If your tattoo is not finished before the cream wears off, then the pain will come back. Your body has been fooled and will not be producing those handy pain-killing endorphins, so will be hit with the force of the returning pain. Numbing cream may also cause the skin to swell, this then may cause the skin to not be able to take the ink aswell as it normally would, making the tattoo process longer.

Do you take walk ins?

No, we are an appointment only studio.

What should I do on the day of my tattoo?

There are many things you can do to make your experience easier and more enjoyable. Try and make sure you have had something to eat and drink about an hour before your tattoo. During the tattoo, your body behaves in a way very similar to going into shock, as it generates endorphins to deal with the attack on the skin. This can cause a drop in blood sugar, resulting in lightheadedness, and sometimes nausea or fainting. We do stock sugar sweets to bring your sugar levels back up if this may happen to you. If you feel faint during your tattoo, let your artist know immediately, and they will help you through it. Don’t be ashamed of telling them. Other things you may want to consider bringing might include an Headphones, or other distractions like a book or smartphone etc. We Do have a TV at the studio for your latest Netflix and Stan series.