Tattoos

Tattoos

We are experienced in all styles, cover-ups, re-works and freehand.

You are welcome to bring your own design, choose from thousands we have on display, or there is a possibility that we could design something for you.

Age restrictions

The law states that you must be over 18 to get a tattoo and must provide a recognised form of identification - i.e. a driver's licence or passport. There are no circumstances where you can be legally tattooed if you are under 18, parents' consent, with your grandparents present, or even with a signed letter from the Queen!

Any studio that is willing to tattoo you if you are under 18 is BREAKING THE LAW. If they are willing to break this law to get your money, you must ask yourself why that is. Any professional studio would never risk losing their licence for the sake of a few quid. Any studio willing to tattoo minors is usually second rate, and gives second rate results, remember that a tattoo is for life! Wait until you're old enough and get it done properly, you will thank us in the long run.

Choosing Your Tattoo

There is no time limit for choosing a design. We have a comfortable waiting area where you can browse through numerous design and reference books, and an internet connection which is invaluable for sourcing designs and inspiration.

Although our artist may be occupied, they will be happy to speak to you in between clients. Should an artist not be available, the receptionists are very knowledgeable and will be able to answer most of your questions.

Cost Of Your Tattoo

Although cost is inevitably a question, it is not wise to let this dictate your choice of design. The cost of a tattoo must be thought of in context, after all, how many of the purchases you make will be with you for the rest of your life? It never fails to amaze us that some people will spend hundreds of pounds on a single outfit of clothing, yet baulk at the idea of lavishing a fraction of that cost on that most precious of organs, their skin.

If you would like to know more about pricing, please don't hesitate to drop in and see us sometime. Our prices may not be the cheapest around but they reflect the high professional standards to which we operate, and you can be safe in the knowledge that your body modification has been carried out by a true professional.

Making An Appointment

Once your dream design has been chosen or created it is time for a bit of restraint and patience. It is not always possible for you to have it done there and then. We cannot make appointments over the phone as a consultation and a small deposit will be required to hold your appointed time. Although this is non-refundable, it is deductible from the cost of your finished tattoo.

Appointment times are generally fixed, but we may be able to reschedule if we are given enough notice or, if for some reason beyond your control, you cannot make the time. You will be expected to arrive in plenty of time to keep the appointment for your tattoo - 15 minutes in advance is sufficient.

Getting Tattooed

It is important to realise a few things before you get yourself tattooed. The process, although not excruciating, is nonetheless sometimes uncomfortable. The act of getting tattooed is a two way street, and artist and client must co-operate very closely to achieve the best results. Listen carefully to the artist's advice, as they are very experienced and have a lot to offer over and above their artistic talents.

Distractions are generally unhelpful. but its ok to bring a friend/partner for support. Please don’t bring groups of people or young children to your appointment though! Furthermore, taking any drugs (including alcohol) is likely to distort your perception of pain and reduce your ability to communicate with your tattoo artist, something which is of paramount importance.

Try to arrive in a relaxed frame of mind. Make sure you don't have to rush to and from work. The tattoo you are to receive will be with you to the grave and is worth giving up a day for. Don't forget to have a good meal a couple of hours before your appointment.

The artists see it as part of their job to put you at ease, so if you feel uncomfortable about anything, let them know. It is in their interest, too, for you to be in a good frame of mind and this will aid the in process for both yourself and the tattoo artist.

We pride ourselves on our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness - if you would like to know more about our sterilisation procedures, then please see the about page.



Call us on: 01296 706320