FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
How much do you charge?

As much as we try to give a price per design, both artists work at £60 an hour. Good tattoos aren’t cheap and cheap tattoos aren’t good.

Do you do piercings?

Yes we also do all above-the-waist body piercing. Please see the Piercing tab on the navigation bar at the top for more information.

I rang the shop, but there was no answer?

With no dedicated Reception staff, sometimes calls go unanswered, this will be because we are busy tattooing. Please be patient and if you leave us a message we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Do tattoos hurt?

Yes. But it is not an unbearable pain and we will try to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

How long will my tattoo take to heal?

Everybody heals differently, some faster than others, but as a general guideline your tattoo will take between 10-14 days to heal.

Will you tattoo someone under the age of 18 with parental consent?

Definately not. This is breaking the law and under no circumstances will we even consider it. For this reason, we ask all clients to bring valid photo ID to their appointments.

do you do walk-ins?

Primarily we are by appointment only, although we do walk-ins once in a while so make sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

What are your opening times ?

We are open from 10am until 5pm 7 days a week.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt and what should I do before treatment?

The short answer is yes, it does hurt. Most patients find laser treatment of tattoos very uncomfortable but not unbearable. Forced refrigerated air and ice packs will be used during the treatment but if the discomfort becomes too severe, either a local anaesthetic cream or a local anaesthetic injected into the area may be used. If a local anaesthetic cream is used, it must be applied liberally under an occlusive dressing 1 or 2 hours before laser tattoo removal treatment to produce optimum results.

What information do I need to provide prior to my Laser Tattoo Removal treatment?

You will be asked to list all medications and drugs you may be taking before treatment on every occasion and to inform us if this changes during treatment. It is very important that you answer absolutely honestly because even over the counter herbal

remedies like St John’s Wort may have a very serious effect on your photo-sensitivity. The use of non-prescription or illegal drugs such as cannabis can lead to unexpected severe blistering and/or possible scarring. Naturally anything you say to us is in complete confidence, but we must know.

Do you need to test my skins before undertaking the full Laser Tattoo Removal treatment?

You must have ‘a test patch’ to establish whether your tattoo pigment contains iron oxide or titanium oxide. If either of these oxides is present the test patch will immediately go black and no attempt to remove the tattoo by laser treatment should be made. In such circumstances the only alternative is surgical removal of the tattoo. If you already know the chemical substance of the ink in your tattoo, please tell us.

Would laser tattoo removal be more painful during period?

Research has shown that ladies’ pain thresholds are much reduced during menstruation and ladies are advised to bear that in mind when booking laser tattoo removal treatments or any laser treatment.

What are the possible complications following laser tattoo removal treatment?

The most common complication following laser tattoo removal is a reactive increase or decrease in skin pigment resulting in a lightening or darkening of the skin in the affected area. This decreased or increased pigmentation, which is more likely to happen in Asian people or those who tan easily, usually lasts a relatively short time (usually 3 or 4 months) before it disappears naturally but you must be aware, sometimes it will become permanent.

Blistering is very common and it can be quite severe. Most patients will experience some blisters and/or some light bleeding during the course of a laser tattoo removal treatment and this should be accepted as completely normal. In fact, if you do not see even a small blister during the course of treatment it probably means you are not being treated at high enough power levels and the course will last much longer and cost far more than it needs to. Blistering is superficial and does not usually have any harmful or permanent consequences but in most cases does result in minor scarring. Keloid and other forms of scarring are rare but nevertheless they are a risk that you must understand and accept prior to treatment commencing. If you do not, do not have laser treatment.

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