If you are new to tattoos getting a tattoo can often be a daunting process, even to seasoned collectors, choosing the right studio and artist is an important decision. To help you, below we have listed and answered some of the most common questions we hear every day. If you have any other questions we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Does it hurt?

There are a number of factors that influence the sensation of getting tattooed. Every tattoo in every area will feel slightly different, and experiences will vary from person to person. Getting a tattoo can hurt, but in most cases not nearly as much as you might think!

How much do your tattoos’s cost?

There are a number of factors that effect the cost of a tattoo, such as how detailed the chosen design is, the size, and Placement. For this reason it is hard to give an idea of price with out discussing the specifics of a design with you. If you would like to enquire a price please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our artists are available to give you prices on designs in person or via email.

Will you tattoo our own designs and drawings?

If you have drawn something yourself you are looking to have tattooed , then we would love to hear from you! There is a strong possibility we may crispin up your design, make some changes (not every picture translates well onto the body shape) but any alterations will be made whilst working closely with you to ensure a fantastic final product!

Will you Tattoo from designs I have found on the internet?

If it is a well known, publicly available image or symbol (like a football crest for example) then yes we are happy to tattoo an image taken from the internet. However if it is a specific design created by another artist we will always look to redraw it so it similar but different. We respect other artists and are committed to giving you as unique design as possible!

Do custom designs or consultations cost anything?

Absolutely not! We love to meet new people and discuss new ideas and all consultations are free of charge. If you do decide to Book an appointment, we take a small deposit, which comes off the price of your tattoo when you come to get it done!

Am I allowed to change anything on custom or flash designs?

Definitely! We’re here to create the perfect tattoo just for you, this is a piece of art that is going to be on your body forever, and we want to make sure it is absolutely happy with your design.

I Am under the age of 18 but I have my parents permission-can i get a Tattoo?

It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 in the UK. There are no exceptions. We will also generally ask people under the age of 25 to provide a form of photo ID (drivers license/passport)

Is it possible to cover up an old tattoo?

In most cases, yes! We will need to sit down and have a consultation to discuss what you would like to go over, and any idea’s you have for your new tattoo. Then we will create the new design so it covers the old tattoo as seemlessly as possible. Our aim is that the cover up will look like a new tattoo not just a big black smudge. There are of course some cases where the original tattoo is too big and dark to cover succesfully, in which case we can recommend a good tattoo removal studio.

Is it possible to refurbish and go over an old tattoo?

If you have an old tattoo you are un happy with we would recommend popping into the studio so one of our artists can take a look at what you have, and discuss what you would like, and we can do to bring it back to life, improve, extend or cover!

Do you tattoo everywhere on the body?

Normally this decision is left to the artist, however we generally don’t tattoo anywhere below the wrist (on the hand) or above the collar line (upper neck/face) however we do make the odd exception, so if you have an idea in m9nd don’t hesitate to pop in and talk to one of our artists.

Can you tattoo on scars and moles?

There are a lot of scars we are able to tattoo over, however there are a few that we can’t. The best thing is to point it out to the artist when you come in for your consulation. Any scars/moles that cannot be tattooed over can most certainly be worked into and disguised within the design.

Can you numb the area to be Tattooed?

We are happy for our clients to use numbing creams, however we would ask that you talk to your artist prior to an appointment so we can recommend a good brand of cream and correct application. Certain numbing creams can affect the skin whilst tattooing.

Are the tattoo needles used on only one person?

We take the health of our clients very seriously and absolutely never use a needle on more than one person, our tattoo equipment is One use and sterilized and the studio rigorously cleaned and disinfected after every customer.

What is the aftercare I should give my tattoo when it is done?

For aftercare advice please see our aftercare page.

Will my tattoo scab whilst healing?

As your tattoo heals it will eventually dry out and a scab will form. Ideally the scabbing needs to be kept minimal, if the scabs are damaged your tattoo will lose pigment and may scar. Bepanthen or coco butter will keep scabbing minimal and may prevent scabs forming at all, depending on your immune system.

Can I have a bath/ shower whilst my tattoo is healing?

Do not soak your tattoo for a prolonged period of time, ideally baths, Jacuzzis, swimming pools and saunas should be avoided, however showers are fine. After your shower pat the area dry or allow to air dry. Rubbing the Tattoo, and picking especially, will not only ruin the design, it will also scar your skin. Apply a thin layer of bepanthen after.

Can I go on a sun bed or sunbathe whilst my tattoo is healing?

Avoid exposing your Tattoo to sun or sun-beds whilst it is healing, UV rays can damage the tattoo causing it to fade. Ideally after the tattoo has fully healed sun block should still be used on the tattooed area.

Can my tattoo get infected?

Be aware that Tattoos can become infected. Avoid getting anything dirty on your tattoo while it is healing. Pets can cover your Tattoo in hair, saliva etc so ensure your new Tattoo is covered before handling any animals. If your Tattoo does become dirty, wash it immediately with antibacterial soap, pat dry and apply the aftercare cream.

How long does it take to heal?

A tattoo can take a month to completely heal. Although the scabbing will disappear (with proper aftercare) within a couple of weeks, the Tattoo may still appear faint, or the skin may appear shiny and taut for up to a month after. Keep applying your aftercare cream at twice a day until the skin has fully healed. Most tattoos take between 4-6 weeks to fully heal. Following our aftercare instructions will minimize healing time and the risk of problems.