MY PROCESS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DOES GETTING A TATTOO HURT?


Yes it does hurt. It requires the application of pigment under the first epidermal layer of the skin. But it is not that bad or people wouldn't come back for the second, third and fourth!




HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?


After two to three weeks, the tattoo should appear fully healed. It will also depend on your skin.




HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO GO SWIMMING AFTER A NEW TATTOO?


Until the tattoo is fully healed, the area is vulnerable to the bacteria found in swimming pools and lakes. Wait at least 3 to 4 weeks.




HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO GO TO THE GYM AFTER A NEW TATTOO?


You should have a rest from exercise for at least the first week to allow your fresh tattoo to heal properly.




HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET A TATTOO?


The cost of the tattoo varies depending on the size, the complexity, and where it will be on your body. Tattoos start at £50 and go up from there. Remember, you get what you pay for and only have one chance to get one tattoo on that one spot on your body.




WHAT MAKES TATTOOS FADE?


There are many different factors that can cause fading. The most common one is prolonged periods of direct sun light and being careless during the first week of the aftercare. Some inks tends to fade or lose brightness with the time. Our skin is not a piece of canvas, it ages with us.




HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO GET TATTOOED?


You must be at least 18 years old with a valid ID to get tattooed. I do not tattoo minors, even with parental consent.




CAN I BRING MY OWN DESIGN?


Of course you can. Even if you think you can’t draw we can turn your sketch into your dream tattoo. I can also help you out with your research on creating it.




DO YOU USE SINGLE USE NEEDLES?


The needles are new, sterile, and single use. After the tattoo is done, all the disposable material will be thrown away in a special clinical waste bin.




I AM CURRENTLY PREGNANT/BREASTFEEDING, CAN I GET A TATTOO?


For the safety of you and your unborn child, you should not get a tattoo when you're pregnant and/or breastfeeding Getting a tattoo can lower your immunity to other illnesses while your body heals the tattooed area, making you and your child more at risk of contracting infections. Although the risk is very small, it is recommended that you wait to get a tattoo until after your baby is born.





MEETING, DEPOSIT AND PAYMENTS

During the first meeting you will talk about the tattoo you would like and all the details related to it.

After the first sketch of the tattoo design, I will be able to give you a quote.

If the drawing requires some time to be done, I will ask you a deposit that goes towards the time spent on doing the drawing and also to secure your slot. The rest of the money is required once the tattoo is done, or by sessions. 

Once you and I have decided on your tattoo design, you will be required to show valid identification for proof of age. You may also be asked for your address and phone number, so your artist can contact you in the future if need be.

This is also the moment to talk about any kind of skin conditions (such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, Sun Burn) health issues (such as Heart Condition, Epilepsy, Haemophilia, HIV, Hepatitis, High blood Pressure, Diabetes) that you have or have suffered in the past.

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