113 St James Road, Northampton,
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are your opening hours?
A. Mon-Sat 10.30 am – 6.30 pm
Sundays by Appointments
Q. Are you licensed and insured?
A. Yes we are :)
Q. How old do you have to be to get tattooed?
A.18 and will need Valid ID, license, military ID, or passport is required to get tattooed.
Q. Can I give consent for my son or daughter who is under 18 to get a tattoo?
A. Nope its against the law.
Q. How do you price tattoos?
A. We price based on size and detail. We have a minimum of £20. Everything starts there and goes up depending on size and detail. We only charge hourly rates for larger extensive work.
Hourly rates vary between artists.
Q. Do I need to pay a deposit?
A. YES! A non-refundable deposit will be needed, this will come off the price of the tattoo on the day. A lot of work goes into setting up and preparing for an appointment. Taking a deposit gives us security to begin work and gives us more assurance that a client is serious. Deposits are non-refundable! If you can’t make an appointment we require at least 48 hours notice by phone or in person or you will lose the deposit. If you don’t show up, you lose the deposit. If you cancel in advance you do not lose the deposit.
We will roll the deposit to your new appointment time.
Q. How do I care for my tattoo?
A. It is important to follow these aftercare instructions to ensure that your tattoo stays looking as good as it possibly can. Speak with your Artist to be sure best how to handle aftercare and what to use to promote healing and longevity of the work.
Please see below for general instructions.
Step one: The tattooist will dress your tattoo with cling film after it has been done (this keeps in moisture and keeps dirt away from the broken skin). Leave this on for two hours before removing the dressing. The tattoo will likely be inflamed and sensitive.
Step two: Wash the tattoo using warm (not hot) soapy water using your fingers. Do not rub at the tattoo and do not soak the tattoo for any length of time. Then rinse with cold water before allowing to dry.
Step three: Apply a thin layer of your tattoo aftercare that you purchased when you got your tattoo. Repeat 3-4 times daily.
For the first two weeks after your tattoo do not soak the tattoo for any lengthy periods of time (showering is better than baths). Keep the tattoo moisturized using the aftercare cream and the scabbing will be minimal. Do not pick or scratch any scabs that may occur, simply apply the aftercare cream and allow to heal naturally. Most importantly keep the tattoo clean! Poor aftercare can lead to infection, loss of colour and ultimately a poor looking tattoo. The tattooist will do everything he can to ensure your tattoo will look the best it can (it’s walking advertisement after all) but if the tattoo gets infected or heals badly due to poor aftercare, this is beyond the tattooists control and he can not be held responsible.