Everything you need to know about getting a tattoo
Find the answers to popularly asked questions below!
Q: How much will my tattoo cost?
It will be a bespoke price – our artists will price your tattoo according to size, placement and design.
For larger ongoing tattoos we charge £100 per hour. Generally, full sleeves will take 25-35 hours, chest pieces 10-15 hours, back pieces 35-50+ hours.
For a quotation please fill in your tattoo requirements on the Bookings/Contact page and we will get back to you.
Q: Who can get tattooed?
We welcome anyone who is over the age of 18, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and not under the influence of any drug or alcohol to be tattooed.
Q: Do you do walk ins?
We do offer walk ins subject to availability. We always ask that you contact us beforehand so that we can confirm and get you booked in with whichever artist is available on the day. If you don’t confirm it with us, we can’t guarantee that we will have space for you!
Q: How can I prepare for my appointment?
We recommended getting a good night’s sleep the day before your tattoo and to not drink any alcohol. On the day of your appointment make sure to eat a good meal and stay hydrated. You don’t have to but are more than welcome to bring snacks along with you, something sugary is a good idea!
Q: How do I book a tattoo?
Get in contact with us or the artist you want to book in with directly! We just need a few details from you; what you’re looking to get done, whereabouts on your body and roughly what kind of size you want the tattoo done. Once we know this then we can decide which of our London tattoo artists we think is best suited for your idea, give you a rough price quote and time estimate, then help you to get booked in with your chosen artist.
Q: Will I see my design before my appointment?
Our artists don’t send out designs prior to the appointment as we prepare all of the designs on the day. However, if you would like to have a design drawn up for you prior to booking in for a tattoo appointment, we do offer this as a separate service. If you choose to do this, we will get you in for a free consultation to discuss your ideas in depth and then our artists will draw you up a design based on this at a charge of £50p/h.
Q: Do I need to leave a deposit to secure an appointment?
Yes. We will always require a deposit to secure your appointment. Deposits are non refundable but moveable, however 72 hours notice is required to retain your deposit.
Q: Can I book in to have a consultation before getting booked in for a tattoo?
Of course! If you get in contact with us and let us know which artist you’d like to have a consultation with we can help you to get one booked in.
Q: What should I expect in a consultation?
During a consultation your chosen artist will sit down and have a chat with you about your ideas, what you’re thinking of getting done and answer any questions you may have about the process. Your artist may also take a photo of the area you’re looking to get tattooed so that they can design your tattoo specifically to your body. All you need to do is bring yourself, your ideas, and any reference photos along!
Q: Should I shave before my tattoo?
We prefer if you don’t shave before your appointment as this allows our artists to get a cleaner shave on the day and makes it easier for us to prepare your skin for the tattoo. It also prevents you from accidentally damaging your skin before your appointment!
Q: How do I look after my tattoo?
At the end of each session our artists will run through the aftercare routine and you will also get sent an email of the aftercare routine once your appointment has ended.
Q: Can I bring friends to my appointment?
You’re welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment, however we cannot accommodate them in tattooing areas, so they will have to wait in the reception area. This is because in a studio of working artists we can’t have other people walking around posing risks such as knocking tattoo beds or jogging other customers. We want you to receive the best service possible and keeping the studio to customers and artists only is how we ensure this!
Q: What is your shop minimum charge?
Our minimum charge in the studio is £80. This accounts for all expenses that we occur during the tattoo process (needles/inks/towelling etc.)
Q: Why is there a minimum size for tattoos?
Simply put this is due to the aging process of tattoos. As tattoos age and often thicken if details are too small and close together they can end up blurring together. We want you to receive the best tattoo possible and one that will last you a lifetime this is why our artists will always recommend a minimum size for tattoos.
Q: Can I reschedule my appointment?
We are aware that sometimes circumstances arise that mean you may have to reschedule your appointment. We are more than happy to do this for you but you must let us know with at least 72 hours notice or else the London tattoo studio will retain your deposit.