Inkredibles Tattoo Studio What it says on the tin...... Thu, 03 Mar 2016 00:03:36 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.1 F.A.Q /things-you-need-to-know/f-a-q/ /things-you-need-to-know/f-a-q/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:01:42 +0000 Inkredibles /?p=144 IS IT SAFE ?

We  encourage you to ask question about any concerns about your safety

We offer clients a very safe and sterile environment. Our artists are Local Health Authority Registered as is the Studio.


Does it hurt?

As far as pain goes this will vary from person to person, but usually it is about what you would expect from a cat scratch or bee sting.

The best thing to do is try to relax and not fight it.

The worst part of getting a tattoo for the first time is the anxiety of not knowing, once you feel the first line go in you will be relieved that it is not as bad as you thought it would be.

What about Hepatitis?
Hepatitis, unlike HIV, is a very hardy virus that is transmits through an infected needle. We ultra sonically clean all our tattooing instruments before sterilizing it in a hospital grade autoclave. We use individual portions of ink and lubricant, dispose of used needles in a sharps container and put all used wipes and barrier film into a clinical waste bin. We also use anti–viral and anti-bacterial sprays to clean our stations between clients, and use barrier protection. Basically, we treat everyone as though they were infectious, so the potential for infection is reduced to next to nothing.

Will my tattoo get infected?
If you do not take care of your new tattoo it could get infected, just like any other break in the skin. Always follow the instructions of aftercare from your artist.

Pregnant or on medications?
We will not tattoo anyone that thinks they might be pregnant or breast feeding. If you are on any medication, please consult your GP, especially if you are diabetic, taking blood thinners or any heart medication.

I know what I want but I haven’t seen it anywhere and I can’t draw. Can you draw it out for me? How much does that cost? Yes. We are fully capable of drawing your design for you. Bring us whatever reference material you may have, even if it’s just a verbal description and we can get to work. The more reference you bring the better; this makes it quicker and easier for us to draw you up a design that you will love!

Can I bring in my own design?
Of course you can. We also have a huge design selection of designs that you can choose from. Feel free to alter any one of them, or better yet, have us design something just for you!

Do I need an Appointment?
Walk Ins are always welcome, but appointments are a guarantee. It is very hard to judge how long a tattoo will take over the phone so we prefer that you come in to make an appointment so that we can discuss what you are getting first. To make an appointment we require a £20.00 cash deposit, which will go towards the price of your tattoo. If you do not show up you will lose your deposit. No exceptions so think before you leave a deposit. If you are running late, please call us and let us know, because if you are more than 15 minutes late, and we haven’t heard from you, and someone else is waiting to get tattooed, you will lose your deposit.

We do not rush people, so please be patient if we are running late. We like to take our time with each customer, and we are sure you don’t want us rushing your tattoo.

How much will it cost? Each design is differently priced. The price is dependent on style, size and how long it will take to complete. Our shop minimum is £30.00 This covers the cost of needles, ink, sterilization, etc. It is really hard to give prices over the phone without seeing the design first. Please feel free to send us an email for a price estimate.  Please let us know where you are placing it on your body because certain areas take longer to tattoo.

Can a tattoo be covered up?
Yes, it most certainly can. Your artist will be happy to work with you on your options for cover-ups. Sometimes, your options might be limited, depending on what you have and how old or dark the tattoo is. We cannot use flesh tones to cover a tattoo instead of getting it removed.

 

 

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Some Aftercare /things-you-need-to-know/114/ /things-you-need-to-know/114/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 20:43:51 +0000 Inkredibles /?p=114 Your tattoo is going to lose ink from the top layer of skin and the body’s natural fluid secretion from healing. We suggest sleeping in a old shirt, sheets or lay on a dark towel. Depending on the size and type of work done (Tribal) you might ruin clothing and bedding the first night.

Your tattoo is going to be warm and red the first day or two and then start to itch as your tattoo heals. Don’t itch or scratch or touch with dirty hands. Your tattoo will start to peel between two and five days and should be completely healed in two weeks or less. Legs may take longer.

Keep tattoo away from sunlight (will burn in the light) no hot tubs, baths or swimming pools until after healing or ink will leech out and may cause a possible scar. Stay away from alchohol or serious pain medication the first night so as not to thin the blood and cause ink loss

  • Tattoo may possibly feel like a sunburn and should heal just like it.

  • The tattoos should not scab or bleed longer than the first hour or so. If pain, swelling, redness, fever or blisters occur during healing please consult a doctor.

  • People with Diabetes or any heart or blood diseases should be extra careful. You might experience complications or extended healing times. Consult your doctor before considering a tattoo.

Keeping the tattoo clean is very important,. Artists try to take as many precautions with using sterile studios and equipment but after the tattoo leaves the artist it is all down to the client for aftercare. Touching with dirty hands can and has caused infections.

If smoke or work with your hands you need to take extra care to not hold or touch open tattoo wounds unless they have just washed their hands or are in the shower. Staph-infections aren’t necessarily fatal but can cause puss pockets along area of tattoo, scarring and fever. Serious infections may require an antibiotic.

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