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FAQ

We use top quality inks supplied by https://www.killerinktattoo.co.uk/, Dermaglo ink supplied by http://www.tattooingsupplies.co.uk/ and our high quality piercing jewellery is supplied by https://www.barberdts.com/uk/.

 

What are your opening times?

We are open Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 5pm. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

These times are subject to change due to our flexible work, so it's always best to call up before walking in.

How do I book a tattoo?

To make a booking call the studio, pop in or email us at bookings@alternativearttattoos.com

Please be sure to include which artist you're after, size, placement, colour/black & grey, style and any reference images.

 

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes, we require a £50 deposit to be paid directly to the artist via Paypal or in cash at the studio.

For day sessions the deposit is £100!

Deposits are strictly non-refundable, however if you leave 48 hours notice before cancelling or rearranging an appointment your deposit will be honoured on your next session.

What are your prices?

We charge £80 per hour and £450 for a day session (6 hours).

our minimum charge is £80.

Can I see my design beforehand?

If you wish to see your design then we will send a line drawing over a few days before your appointment. You must book in and pay a deposit before any designs can be drawn.

 

How to prepare for my tattoo appointment?

Please ensure that you have eaten well before your appointment and you are well hydrated and rested.

Avoid alcohol the night before, we reserve the right to refuse anyone under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

In addition, avoid fake tanning, sunbeds or sunburn prior to your appointment.

 

Will I need to bring ID with me?

It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 regardless of parental consent. If you are under the age of 25 or look young please ensure you bring a form of photo ID i.e. Passport or driving licence.

 

Can I bring someone with me?

We prefer you to attend your appointments alone.

No children are allowed in the working areas of the studio.

 

Do you do piercings?

Yes, we pierce Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm.

We do not pierce anyone under the age of 14. For nipple and oral piercings you need to be at least 16 years old and we require photo ID.

We only pierce with high quality surgical steel jewellery and professional grade needles.

It is a walk in basis but feel free to ring the studio in advance if you have any queries!

 

How do I care for my tattoo/piercing?

On completion your tattoo will be dressed with cling film which you should leave on for a few hours, once removed gently wash with mild soapy water. Feel free to redress your tattoo overnight to avoid sticking to the sheets! The following day apply aftercare cream (we personally recommend Palmers Cocoa Butter or a similar lotion), do this around 3 times a day in thin layers. Be sure to keep your tattoo clean but avoid strong soaps/scrubbing, also avoid bathing or submerging under water (showering is fine). We also don’t recommend swimming, sun exposure or fake tanning until the tattoo is completely healed which usually takes 1 – 3 weeks. Please don’t pick any scabs or flakes from your new tattoo as this can damage the skin and can lead to scarring.

We do offer one free touch up within 6 months of getting your tattoo done but you will be charged for any more after that so please take care of your tattoo!

For piercing aftercare please use sea salt mixed with boiled water (let it cool down first) twice daily. Depending on your piercing the time for healing varies so please consult with our piercer so you know what to expect.

We offer a free downsize once it is healed!

When handling fresh tattoos/piercings please make sure your hands are clean.

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