Frequently Asked Questions

Does It Hurt?

This is a question we get a lot, the simple answer is yes, however not as much as you think, often people work themselves up and when the tattooing starts they sigh with relief as the pain is not nearly as bad as they anticipated. This being said, different locations on the body may be more or less painful and everyone’s pain tolerance varies.

Your body is very clever and your natural pain killers (Endorphins) kick in and make things much more manageable.

How Long Will It Take?

This is always a very hard question to answer as there are so many variables to consider. It all depends on size, location, detail, the artist, and the client's skin and how the client sits during the session. Your artist can give you a rough estimate on time, but we never know the exact time. We take great pride in our work and will never rush the job.

Can You Design Something For Me?

Yes absolutely, we love creating and taking your ideas and making them into a permanent piece of art. Talk to one of our artists today about designing your next tattoo.

What Do I Need To Avoid While My Tattoo Heals?

Tattoo after-care is SO important! If you do not look after your new tattoo it can go from a masterpiece to a disaster very quickly.

The biggest things you need to consider when getting a tattoo is what you will be doing for the next two weeks afterwards. Are you going to be able to keep it clean? Keep it out of the sun with no swimming, no excessive exercise, and keeping it away from animals etc?

These are just few things to consider which often get forgotten about and it is crucial to the healing of the tattoo.

What Do I Need To Do Before I Come In For My Tattoo?

Make sure you have cleaned your skin and are not wearing moisturisers or fake tans. We will further clean the area before tattooing.

It is very important that you do not get a tattoo on an empty stomach. I know that often nerves can make you lose your appetite, but your body is going to need that fuel as it is going to be using a lot of energy during the tattoo, sending signals to the brain.

Also be well hydrated and it can also be a good idea to have lollies or some form of sugar to keep your sugar levels up.

Make sure the area to be tattooed is in good condition, if you have been sunburnt or scratched in the area your of tattoo, the artist will refuse to tattoo the area so keep that in mind. Finally, make sure the hair on the area is removed if needed.

Should I Have A Drink Before My Tattoo To Steady My Nerves?

No. This is not advisable for several very real reasons, other than the obvious difficulties of tattooing a drunk person. The main reason is that alcohol thins your blood considerably, in turn this causes excessive bleeding while you are having the tattoo. This not only makes it difficult for the tattoo artist, but will have the effect of “washing out” ink as it is being put in. This makes the process much longer and can produce poor results.

Alcohol can have a blood thinning effect for several days so it is also not a good idea to have a tattoo done after a night of drinking.