COMMON QUESTIONS

How do I make an initial tattoo enquiry?


If you are after a small palm sized piece (which is non-artist specific) we can usually fit this in as a walk-in so pop along to the studio at a time that suits you. If the tattoo is bigger or more detailed, you will have to see us for a free consultation first. If you would like to guarantee seeing your chosen artist on a specific date please contact us via facebook, email bittenbyink@outlook.com or call us on: 01245 351222 If you wish to have a drop-in consultation you can come along between 10:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday - Saturday. We can also shedule your appointment in the evening after opening times. Individual slot time is prior to the consultation with an artist.




Can I walk-in or do I need to make an appointment?


We can usually fit in small pieces (non-artist specific). So please pop along when it suits you or call ahead: 01245 351222




What are your opening times?


Monday - Saturday 09:00am - 06:00pm
We can also shedule your appointment in the evening after opening times. Individual slot times are prior to the consultation with an artist.




What should I be aware of before booking my tattoo?


You must be 18 or over to have a tattoo and ID will be required on the day of your appointment. (We cannot accept parental consent for under 18’s). We unfortunately cannot tattoo you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have any medical conditions such as a blood borne virus etc, please make your artist aware of this during your consultation or before making your booking.
Also make us aware of any allergies you may have. We recommend no swimming or heavy sun exposure (including sun beds) for the first few weeks of your healing. If you have a fake tan expect it to be washed off around tattooed area.




Do you take deposits?


Yes, we take a £60 non-refundable deposit.
If you must rebook your appointment it must be done within 3 working days. Failure to that will cost your deposit.




If I miss my appointment will I lose my deposit?


You most certainly will - Deposits are non refundable.




Why do I need to pay a deposit?


Because this secures your appointment.




How long is your waiting list?


I am always keeping space for new projects. Contact us to see what we can do for you.




Is it best to visit the studio to discuss my tattoo requirements?


Yes, it is always good for clients and artists to meet prior to tattooing.




How should I prepare for my tattoo on the day?


Good food, good sleep and a long bath.
Too much alcohol the night before is not a good idea, as this can thin the blood. Please be aware we will not tattoo anyone under the influence of drink or drugs.




Can I use numbing cream?


We do not recommend using numbing cream. This can make the skin more difficult to tattoo and can sometimes affect how it heals. There is often a greater level of pain experienced once it has worn off.




How much will my tattoo cost?


£60 an hour rate. The price of tattoo depends on size and detail of tattoo. Book a consultation to chceck with the artist how much you should expect to pay.




Can I bring a friend/partner to my appointment?


We politely ask that friends/partners are limited to 1 only during your session.
Our studio is small therefore your friend/partner must take care not to move around the space or lean on the tattoo chairs. This can be distracting for the artists at work. Thank you for your understanding.




Are you a licenced studio and do you have sufficient needle disposal in place?


Yes, we are a fully licenced studio and pride ourselves on having excellent levels of cleanliness. All of our needles are one-use disposables and our artists follow strict health and safety guidelines. We use certified medical waste and sharps disposal contractors.




Do you do piercings?


Sorry, we do not do piercings.




Do you offer laser removal?


No




Do you do cover-ups?


We do work with lots of cover-ups but we would need to see you for a consultation to determine if this is the best option for you. If you are interested in the end result of our clients tattoo cover-ups, check our portfolio.





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