TATTOO INFO & FAQ
-How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
You have to already be the age of the age limit. You can get tattooed with parental consent at the age of 17 and 18+ without parental consent.
-How much does a tattoo cost?
When it comes to tattooing you get what you pay for, do not expect a good artist to come cheap and if that's the way you go, you could end up spending a great deal more further down the line on cover-ups and/or lazor removal treatments. Save your money until you can afford what you really want! We get the hype for new ink, but don't settle just because you are impatient to get some ink. Tattoos are permanent afterall.
-Does it hurt?
Everything we do here hurts, however it's most likely not as much as some people would like you to believe. Short answer to this question is: People wouldn't come back time and time again if the pain was unbareable.
During tattooing/piercing some your endorphins will kick in and make things much more manageable.
The pain of a tattoo is often compared to a mild burning sensation or being scratched by a cat, but you will never really know until you try it for yourself.
-How long will it take?
Tattooing is not a quick process, nor should it be. An average piece of work around the size of your hand, usually takes about one to two hours to complete. Larger or more complex pieces can take several hours, and may even require several sittings to complete depending on the project and placement.
A full sleeve could take anything from 10-50 hours to complete. To know how long your tattoo will take, don't hesitate to stop by and have a chat with our team.
-Can I use numbing cream?
You can use numbing cream for tattoos at own risk but very few tattoo studios will recommend it for several reasons, it's best to ask your artist beforehand so preparations can be made. It needs to be applied about 1hr before the tattoo session starts. You will have to provide your own numbing cream, they are not sold in Norway and the kinds of numbing creams that are, are not appropriate for tattooing.
From a tattooers perspective, the creams can cause the skin to become a little puffy in some customers. This means that the tattooer needs to work harder on the skin, which can cause additional trauma. This will obviously have some repercussions during the healing process and can create an undesirable amount of scabbing. The cream may also block ink from sitting in your skin and you increase the chances of needing a refill after.
-Can I bring someone to my appointment?
The best for you and your artist is if you come alone to your appointment, but usually it's fine to bring a friend with you for support. Please ask your artist if they are comfortable with your company. Depending on how much activity is going on in the studio, we might have to ask your friend to take a walk if we're too crowded.
Please do not come in big groups if one of you is getting a tattoo, we love your company but sadly do not have enough room in the studio for extra guests.
-How should I prepare for my appointment?
Get some rest, stay hydrated, take a shower and eat something before your session. Please aim to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment.
Wear comfortable clothes that fit loosely around the area you plan on getting tattooed/pierced. There may be some ink/blood spill, so don't show up in your favourite clothes or clothing you want to keep safe.
-Can I get a tattoo over stretch marks/scars?
This depends on several factors, such as the size, type and age of the scar. If you wish to minimise or draw attention away from it, one option could be to incorporate a design around your scar.
We have artists who have good experience working with scars. If you are unsure, drop by the studio for a free consultation!
-Who should not get a tattoo?
It is advised not to get a tattoo if your immune system is compromised in any way; if you're pregnant or breast feeding; if you have severe allergies; if you are taking certain medications such as blood thinners, or if you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
-How can I view the artists portfolio?
You can find all of our artists on the team tab at the top of the page or through our main instagram in the bio. Check them out to find the right artist for you!
Did you not find the answer to your question here? Please contact us and ask! :)