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FAQ

What are your opening hours?

We are open Tuesday to Saturday  10:00am – 18:00pm.

On occasion we may be closed during usual opening hours. If this is the case, it will be announced on our Facebook page.

How much will my tattoo cost?

Giving a tattoo a definitive price can be difficult, especially if it’s large scale work (sleeves, backs, etc).

The cost of your tattoo will depend on a number of factors, initially being the size and complexity of the design. For ongoing work other things to consider are the size of the person (a full sleeve will take longer to complete on a larger person for instance), how easy the skin is to work with and how well the tattoo heals between sittings. For this reason all larger scale work is charged at a flat rate of £60 per hour. Small designs that can be done in one sitting will be given a set price.

The studio minimum charge is £40.

When enquiring about a tattoo giving as much information as possible enables us to give a more accurate quote.

Do I need to make an appointment or can I just walk in?

If you would like to discuss your tattoo ideas you are welcome to come in for a consultation at any time within usual opening hours.

All tattoo work, including small designs, are done on an appointment only basis.

When booking in for large scale work that will take multiple sittings to complete, it is advised you arrange more than one sitting at a time. This will help prevent long waiting times between your sittings.

How do I make an appointment?

The best way to make an appointment is to pop in to the studio, this enables us to have a brief consultation to get the best idea of the tattoo you’d like. Alternatively you can contact the studio via email: greatbeartattoo@gmail.com or call: 01782 838 500

When emailing about a tattoo please try to provide as much information as possible, including the design idea, size, placement, and style. Also attach any reference images of the sort of things you like.

To secure an appointment we kindly ask you leave a deposit.

All deposits are non-refundable. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to re-arrange an appointment. Cancellations or insufficient notice will result in loss of deposit.

 

Is there anything to be aware of before booking an appointment?

You must be 18 or over to get tattooed, as this is the law. Photographic ID such as a driving license or passport will be required to prove you are of legal age.

When booking in please advise us on any medical conditions or medication as this could determine whether you can be tattooed or not.

You cannot be tattooed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How can I prepare for my appointment?

Being well prepared for your tattoo appointment is important, especially if you’re having a long session. We advise you have something to eat prior to your appointment and for longer sessions bring along high energy food and drink. Also try to wear old clothing that will be comfortable for the duration.

Please do not consume alcohol the day before your tattoo. Alcohol thins the blood and can make tattooing more difficult.

During the summer period, or when returning from holiday, please make sure the area that is to be tattooed has not suffered from sun burn.

Can I have privacy whilst being tattooed?

The studio has an open plan design, however we can provide privacy using portable screens.

Feel free to ask on the day of your appointment if you would like the privacy screen.

How do I look after my new tattoo?

It is extremely important to look after your new tattoo to give you the best healed results. Please remember your tattooist is the expert, so if you have any queries regarding aftercare contact the studio.

Aftercare Advice:

Healing varies from person to person and can take from 1-2 weeks. Please follow this guide during the healing period to get the best results.

 

Looking after your fresh tattoo:

  • Remove the cover after 2-3 hours and wash
  • with hot water and mild unscented soap.
  • Pat it dry with a clean towel and add a very thin layer of cream as advised by your tattooist.
  • Repeat 2-3 times a day until your tattoo is totally healed.

Important things to remember:

  • Do not swim, or soak your fresh tattoo.
  • Allow your tattoo to heal on it’s own, do not pick/scratch scabbing and avoid clothing that will rub.
  • Keep your tattoo clean and avoid exposure to dirty environments and direct sunlight.
Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes we do sell gift vouchers.

They are available in £5 increments starting from £5 up to an unlimited amount.
They can be used as full or part payment towards a tattoo, and can be split between more than one person. If your voucher is more than the cost of the desired tattoo, change can be given in the form of another voucher.

Vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase, however the tattoo can be after the year mark as long as the voucher has been returned and used as a deposit for the appointment.

Vouchers can also be used to purchase art prints, clothing and accessories.

(Please note; the studio minimum charge for tattoos is £40)