Preparing for your tattoo appointment

You’ve thought out your design, chosen the right artist, and booked a session! But what can you do to make the experience of getting a tattoo as easy and comfortable as possible?

Here follows some important info on how to prepare for your appointment including what to expect within the shop during COVID-19 pandemic  -

please read carefully!

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Normally you would be asked to fill out a consent form on the day of your appointment. To help reduce cross contamination in the shop, you will be sent an online consent form which will need to be completed the night before your tattoo. It is essential that this form is filled out with correct and true details. There will be some questions relating to COVID-19, and what kind of contact you have had with people or if you have been exhibiting symptoms.

Bring photo ID - if you look under 18 and have no ID I will not be able to tattoo you, and you will lose your deposit.

Wear sensible, comfy clothing, suitable to be able to access the area getting tattooed. You may want to wear nipple covers/ plasters for sternum/rib pieces, with a button up shirt, or loose tee that I can tie in the middle. Please wear comfy socks as you'll be asked to remove shoes before getting up on the tattoo bed.

No heavy makeup or fake tan in area of tattoo

Have a decent meal before your appointment. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment to keep the skin hydrated.

We can have as many breaks as needed, please bring any drink/snacks you'd like to keep your energy up. I have tea/coffee/water/juice and biscuits!

If you would like to bring someone for support, please do not bring more than one person. No children are permitted in the studio during a tattoo appointment. If you bring a child to your appointment we will have to reschedule and a new deposit will be required.

Masks are not mandatory - if you would prefer to wear a mask or would like me to wear one please let me know this is no problem :)

We will be operating by appointment only, and all consultations will be carried out online. Please do not intend on entering the shop if you do not have an appointment.

Please arrive at your appointment time - if you are more than 30 minutes late to your appointment, we will need to re-schedule and a new deposit will be required.

An outline/sketch of your design will be sent to you the night before appointment for you to check over and make any adjustments. A stencil of this is used to get the size/position right, and tattoo from that :)

Most importantly, if you are experiencing cold-like symptoms, have a temperature or have come into contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19, please get in touch as soon as possible to re-schedule your appointment. Sadly I can no longer honour deposits if you cancel with COVID on the morning of your tattoo. Please bear this in mind when deciding to book.

Thank You!

There are some big changes ahead for everyone at the moment, and as always customer safety is at the forefront of our business. It is a lot to take in but we are so looking forward to getting back to work. Thank you to all our lovely customers, and see you in the shop!

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