Common questions about getting a tattoo

If you’re new to the world of tattoos, then you might have a few questions. It can be a daunting experience going to get your first tattoo, and that’s why we’ve put together this short list of the most common questions asked when it comes to tattoos and tattoo designs.

Does it hurt?
This is easily the most common question for those looking into tattoos. The short answer is, yes, probably. Although a lot of that depends on you and your attitude. Pain is subjective, and some people have a higher threshold than others. If you’re ready for some serious ink, then the pain itself will be part of the experience, and how you feel about it will determine how painful it is. 

What design should I get?
Well, that’s up to you! Many people get tattoos for many reasons, each one personal and meaningful to them. If you know you want a tattoo design but are not sure what to get, pop into the studio and have a chat with us. We can help point you in the right direction and at least give you some ideas to think about.  

How long will it take?
Again, this is obviously dependent on individual tattoos. The size, detail and shading of the tattoo will all factor into how long the job will take. We can give you an estimate once you’ve picked a tattoo design. 

What if I don’t like it?
Well, it’s not the end of the world, so don’t panic. If you end up with a tattoo design you’re not happy with, then you have a few options. There’s always the possibility that you can cover it up with a design you do like, you can add to it, or as a last resort, you can have tattoo laser removal. The trick here is to make sure you’re happy with the design in the first place!

How much does it cost?
All tattoos are different, and much like the time it takes to complete, the price is largely determined by the design. The size, colour and detail of the design all play a factor in the final price of tattoos. Our minimum charge is $100. Our artists charge $170-$200 per hour for appointments of 3 or more hours. If the tattoo requires less time than this the price is quoted PER PIECE and is not charged at the above hourly rate.

How long does it take to heal?
Tattoos can take 1-2 weeks to heal. You will receive aftercare products and directions on how to best care for your tattoo from us. We also recommend you keep new tattoos out of direct sunlight for about six weeks.