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, providing as much information as possible enables us to give a more accurate guide of time and cost.
Try to include as much information as possible when sending your enquiry. This should include design ideas, placement on the body and a rough size guide (in inches or centimetres). Photos of the area or existing tattoos (particularly if you are wanting a cover up) will also help us to provide a more accurate estimation of time needed.
In terms of design, sending us reference images of your ideas will help us get the best understanding of the concept and style that you are looking for. These images can include artwork, tattoos, photographs and objects.
Remember, all pieces are 100% custom, so we will never directly copy existing tattoos, but will always work with you to create a unique piece.
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.
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. To secure an appointment we kindly ask you leave a cash deposit, which will need to be done in-store, the cost of which will vary depending on the size of the tattoo.
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, and if it is a cover up attach a clear image of your current tattoo to be covered.
All deposits are non-refundable, and a minimum of 24 hours notice is required to re-arrange an appointment. Insufficient notice or not turning up to an appointment will result in loss of deposit.
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.
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, and that will be suitable to access the area to be tattooed.
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.
The studio has an open plan design, with the tattooing area partially screened off. However we can provide additional privacy using portable screens.
Feel free to ask on the day of your appointment if you would like the additional privacy.
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.
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.
Yes we do sell gift vouchers.
They are available in £5 increments starting from £5 up to an unlimited amount. (Gift vouchers are also available on our website in the ‘Prints and Clothing‘ section – online voucher purchases are only available in £10 increments from £10-£120).
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)