FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Thinking of getting a Tattoo ?

Just basic things. You should have eaten, rested, taken a bath and been well hydrated. Eat a solid meal that day before your appointment and bring some snacks if you want. Also, it is important to be mentally prepared.

If you need extra support, we recommend that you only bring one companion with you. And maybe bring someone that is down to get inked alongside you. It is the best way to strengthen your friendship. Or even strengthen your relationship with a relative. You can even come with your mom or sister!

Clothing worn around the tattooed area should be as loose and breathable as possible. This is to prevent irritation and sweating. Wear comfortable clothing that offers easy access to the body part getting the tattoo. Also, have an extra jacket or sweater ready for when you start to feel the cold.

Yes. Tattoos that cover a large part of the body take a long time. Also, we wish we could plan everything will be done. Remember, This type of tattoo takes several sessions. You can schedule your appointment on our website so that you make sure which days work best for you. You can also call or stop by the shop. Furthermore, we must have sufficient notice if you need to reschedule your appointment. This is to have all the tools ready for your large tattoo.

  • Please do not bring your children when you get a tattoo.
  • You should also not get a tattoo under the influence of alcohol.
  • Please come with your ID, regardless of your age.
  • If you are not sure, don't do it!
  • You should not get a tattoo if you are pregnant, or if you are pre or post surgery.
  • Do not get tattoos if you have sunburns.
  • Set up a consultation with an artist of your choice.
  • Get a good night's sleep and stay hydrated.
  • Look after your tattoo once you've had it done. Invest in aftercare lotions.
  • Avoid dirt and infection.

A little bit. On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain is 3. However, there are people who are more sensitive. But nowadays, tattoo machines are more advanced. The needles pierce your skin really fast and it is not that painful. Furthermore, your body releases endorphins to ease the pain. Thus, you have nothing to worry about. And it also depends on which body part you get the tattoo because the amount of discomfort is different. Usually where there is little flesh hurts a little more.

Definitely a piercing. A piercing can be a more intense pain sometimes, but the kind of hurt from a tattoo is harder for some. Piercings could hurt more than tattoos, but it depends on where you're getting the piercing. And it also depends to the body part where you’re getting the tattoo.

It usually heals within the first two weeks. But everyone heals differently. It can take up to 6 weeks for the skin to completely heal. Remember to keep your tattoo covered for the first three weeks. This is key. Protect against UV rays at all costs. A tattoo is considered well healed after two or three months. Thus, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions. If you take care of it properly, you don’t even have to worry about touch-ups.

You will unfortunately miss your appointment. You must be on time. Try not to cancel or reschedule last minute. Our tattoo artists spend time drawing and preparing for your appointment. Either way, you can reschedule your appointment on our website so that you make sure which days work better for you.

Please contact us in case of any eventuality.

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