Frequently Asked Questions

STERILISATION PROCEDURES

  • Single use needles only. Needles are discarded immediately after use and disposed.
  • All stainless steel instruments that are used go through a strict cleansing routine. They are first cleaned ultrasonically, then soaked in a chemical sterilising bath and finally placed into an autoclave. This destroys all bacteria and viruses (eg. HIV, Hepatitis etc).
  • The autoclave itself is tested regularly.
  • Disposable ink caps are used and discarded after each client.
  • Every item that touches your body is either completely sterile or new.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO/NOT DO AFTER I GET TATTOOED?

  • Your tattoo will be covered up for a minimum of 2 hours to maximum of 20 hours after which you will take the dressing off.
  • Wash really well with warm soapy water using your hand only.
  • Pat dry with a clean towel and apply a small amount of Soframycin or Bacitracin cream.
  • Apply the cream thrice daily for 2-3 weeks while the tattoo heals.
  • NO sun, sea or swimming pools for a minimum of two weeks during healing.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO/NOT DO BEFORE I GET TATTOOED?

  • No energy drinks, alcohol or drugs before or directly after you get tattooed.
  • Don't apply topical numbing cream to the area as it can affect your skin cells.
  • Don't get the area sunburnt and your skin can't be peeling.
  • It is very important that you eat a meal before you get tattooed.
  • Bring a soft drink or some sweets to keep your blood sugar levels up.

DOES IT HURT?

Yes and no. Everyone has a different pain threshold and handle pain differently. If you relax and concentrate on breathing, it is practically pain free.

HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?

  • There is a minimum cost of ₹1500 per person.
  • The cost structure depends on the size, detailing, shading, number of colors used for the tattoo.
  • Please understand that any quote that is given to you (over the phone/email) is simply a price GUIDE and not the final quote which will be decided once the design is drawn up by the artist and is ready to be tattooed.

WHAT IS THE AGE RESTRICTION TO GET TATTOOED?

We do NOT advise a tattoo for anyone who is under 18 years. There are no exceptions.

OTHER ANSWERS TO GENERAL QUESTIONS:

  • For any other general enquiries please contact us via phone or email.
  • We do not remove tattoos and we recommend that you do some research into a well established laser removal studio before you let anyone attempt to remove your tattoo. If you are thinking about removing it before it has been done then our advice is DO NOT get tattooed!
  • When you come in for a consultation, please come with a few ideas as to what sort of tattoo you would like. In case you are unable to decide on your own, we will be more than happy to help you.
  • The sun will damage your skin and tone down the colours in your tattoo so avoid direct sun tanning and use a good sunblock to preserve your tattoo.
  • On dark skin, black ink is a better option as colour will not be clear or very visible (remember that the ink goes beneath the colour pigment of your skin).

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