No, we spend a great deal of money buying the rights to the art and if we allowed it to leave the studio it could be used elsewhere.
Designing original artwork specifically for you is what we do, if you have a general idea or two of what you have in mind bring it in to us and we can work on it for you. Having a place to start is easier but if not our artists do have amazing imaginations so feel free to come in and have a chat.
No. Whilst walk-ins are more than welcome we do advise to make an appointment as we can often be very heavily booked.
The age limit on tattooing is 18 years. No exceptions.
Tattoos take approximately seven days to heal & during this time you do have to follow certain instructions, keep the tattoo clean, avoid swimming and sunburn. A light scab may form and under no circumstances are you allowed to pick at it. We recommend Bepanthan or Protat cream for aftercare but you must wash your hands with antibacterial soap before applying the cream.
This question is asked more than any other when it comes to tattoos. Yes, even more than “How much?”
The answer is, “Yes.”
Quite literally we are stabbing you thousands of times a minute with multiple needles. Of course, it hurts!
Now before you go getting all freaked out, keep in mind that thousands of people every day get tattoos, and they all survive. If done correctly, a tattoo should feel more like a burning sensation. It can be described as what it feels like to be scratched by a cat. Different areas of the body can hurt more than others and sensitivity can even vary in small areas.
A good test is to drag your fingernail across your skin, it will tell you how sensitive the area is and how it will differ from other areas. A pinch of skin between your fingernails can give you and idea of how much pain you will feel. Different people have different pain tolerances, but most tattooists can help you deal with that pain. Always remember, listen to your tattooist, he’s done this before and he’s probably learned a thing or two.