HOW DO I BOOK IN FOR A TATTOO ? You can drop me an email with a description of what you want to get, some reference images if possible,
body placement and a picture of it (specially if it's a cover up or you have to fill a gap).
In order to book you in we would need a deposit of £100
which you can either pay in person at the shop or online.
PayPay is available for international transactions.
Once the deposit has been paid we can proceed with the booking (this also includes drawing your tattoo).
ARE CARD PAYMENTS ACCEPTED IN YOUR SHOP? They are! We take all cards (contactless and ApplePay too) all payments are free of charge.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE? Prices vary depending on the actual design, placement and details.
£50 is the shop's minimum charge and we do charge £100 per hour for session work.
DO YOU DO STUDENT DISCOUNTS? I don't. But if you have a budget we can work something out.
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO GET A TATTOO?
18 years of age and older.
DO YOU TATTOO EVERY PART OF THE BODY? I DON'T.
I don't do inner fingers and side of hands and feet (check healed pics on google)
I don't tattoo hands, necks and faces UNLESS you are covered in tattoos or you already have visible ones.
No matter what you say to me I won't do it, specially if you're young and you haven't figured out your future yet.
There's still lots of discrimination out there, trust me I know better ;)
I KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN DO IT CHEAPER! Guess they'll be the ones doing your tattoo then ;)
CAN I HAVE A NAME TATTOOED ON ME? I usually don't feel comfortable tattooing a partner's name.
Your kid's name, your parent's name, your pet's name are more than welcome!
DO YOU TATTOO EVERY STYLE? I try to focus on watercolour, blackwork, sketchy and a bit of traditional tattoos.
But I'm up for doing other styles except realism and tribals.
WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE THE DESING? It depends on how busy I am and the design itself
I get drawings ready on a day-to-day basics as it works best for me.
DOES IT HURT?
Of course it does :) you'll be fine though!
DO YOU USE ANY NUMBING CREAM?
I personally prefer not to.
I do use a green soap foam made of eucalyptus which soothes the skin and numbs it for a bit.
Once again, you'll be fine :)
Please be honest with me and don't show up wearing a numbing cream without telling me
I will refuse to see you and the deposit will be lost.
CAN YOU PUT THE STENCIL ON AND LEAVE IT FOR A FEW DAYS SO I'LL GET USED TO IT?
Oh hell to the no :)
I WANT IT TO FACE ME, IT'S FOR ME NOT FOR OTHERS.
I get that but I don't do upside-down tattoos.
That just goes against my work ethics.
....BUT MY FRIEND TOLD ME ....
Ignore your friend in this case and listen to me :)
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THE TATTOO?
Make sure you're well rested, have a nice meal before the tattoo
Avoid alcohol and other drugs
(I hate the smell of weed so please avoid smoking it as I will definitely won't tattoo you if you're high)
Please avoid putting fake tan on the area, also avoid waxing it or shaving it before the session, trimming with clippers is fine, I'd honestly appreciate that.
Bring some water or sugary drinks and snacks because you're gonna be hungry.
A book or some music will help you not getting bored during the tattoo.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE TATTOO? I will explain you everything on the day and will give you an aftercare form with all the instructions.
DO YOU TATTOO FROM HOME OR DO HOME VISITS? I'm highly against home tattooing so please let's keep it professional.
SHOULD I BUY ANY NAPPY RUSH CREAM BEFORE THE TATTOO? PLEASE DON'T. AVOID NAPPY RUSH CREAMS I.E. BEPANTHEN AND SUDOCREAM.
STAY AWAY FROM ANTISEPTIC CREAMS AND NON-TATTOO RELATED CREAMS.
WE SELL HUSTLE BUTTER AND TATTOO MED IN THE SHOP AND THAT'S WHAT I SUGGEST TO USE
SIMPLY BECAUSE IT'S LIKE THE BEST AFTERCARE OUT THERE.
WHAT'S A VEGAN TATTOO?
please read this paragraph from The Vegan Society website:
" Although many good quality tattoo inks are now vegan-friendly, some inks still contain ingredients that are animal derived. Glycerine derived from animal fats is often used as a stabiliser, sometimes alongside gelatine, and bone char can be found in black inks to provide an increased pigment. The main issue, however, stems from the equipment and aftercare products used within the tattoo process, with stencil papers often made with lanolin, the substance derived from a sheep’s wool. Many recommended aftercare products, and even disposable razors provided by the tattoo studio also aren’t vegan, as animal derived glycerine can be found in razor strips and aftercare soaps. Meanwhile, balms often contain lanolin or beeswax. The good news, however, is that there are plenty of vegan-friendly alternatives, that are affordable and easily accessible. "
Thanks for reading this section
Hopefully I didn't sound too strict
but I'd rather be strict and professional than showing no interest in what I do
and not caring about my work.
for more infos please visit the FAQ section on the Santo Cuervo Tattoo website