If you’ve decided to take the plunge and get your first tattoo, but you’re unsure of where to begin, this page may provide some useful tips to get started.

Do you copy tattoos from other people?

You may have seen a specific piece on someone of what you would like, but you should be aware that your artist may not be willing to make an exact copy. Respect the fact that this tattoo took someone’s time, thought, and money to be completed. Rather than copy someone else’s tattoo, think about what elements you like from the design and have your artist help customize it to something that is unique to you. Most studios have books of pre-made designs you can browse through, and there are also several resources on the web to help get inspiration.

Does getting tattooed hurt?

Some places are more painful than others, but in general yes, getting tattooed can hurt. But the artwork you receive on your body is well worth the momentary pain! Ask your artist about the pain factor on the area of your body you’re looking to tattoo.

Do you create custom tattoos?

Yes, of course! If you’re looking for something custom and unique to you, gather some material together, perhaps different pieces of art to give your artist a clear picture of what you’re after. When designing a custom tattoo, consider where you want the tattoo, what size you would like, and what style the tattoo should be in.

Can I book in with a specific artist?

Our artists range in their preferred styles. If there’s a particular style you like from one of our artists, set an appointment and come talk to them about your ideas! If you love their style, you should know that often times the best results come from allowing the artist a good amount of creative freedom with your tattoo and allowing them to do what they do best!