Useful information before coming and getting Tattooed
Is there anyone you can't tattoo?
WE ONLY TATTOO 18+ (It's against the law for us to tattoo you otherwise, even with parental consent), anyone with transmittable diseases, anyone under the influence of drugs/alcohol or anyone who comes in with a bad attitude and who is disrespectful to our staff and clients. We are a family friendly studio and would like to maintain that respect for everyone who is in our house.
How do I make a booking with you guys?
Click here to go to our 'CONTACT' page and fill out the form. One of our friendly team will be in touch with you promptly to organise your consultation and booking.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, you will be needing to leave a deposit to secure your booking. Deposits start at a minimum $50-$400 depending on the size of your tattoo and the hours you are booked in for. Also your deposit stays in the studio until large pieces are complete.
What's you'r minimum charge and hourly rate?
As a guide our hourly rate is $180ph and the minimum tattoo charge is $150. Hourly rates are usually charged for jobs that are 2hr+ however we do treat our clients individually and some smaller tattoo pieces will be quoted up front rather than by the hour. You can confirm this with your artist on the day or during your consultation, Please ask the question.
What is the best payment method?
We do not have Eftpos facilities so if you could bring CASH in with you for your booking would be greatly appreciated
Where can I park?
There is free 2 hour parking on the side street alongside the shop on Gaza Road. For longer periods there is unlimited parking after the 2P sign on Gaza Roads which is a short 2-3 minute walk from the front door.
Do your artists do cover ups?
Yes we do. We will, of course have to have a look at the existing tattoo before we can advise you of the best approach. In some cases we will recommend lazer removal to lighted the tattoo so that the cover up makes sense.
Can you rework/finish my old tattoo?
In most cases we will not work with other artists tattoos as we uphold a very high standard of tattooing here at Pretty In Ink and our artist take a lot of pride in their work. However we always encourage you to ENQUIRE and send an image through of what you'd like covered up. The decision to take on the job is left up to our artists.
How long is the waiting period to get a booking?
The wait period could be anywhere from 1 day to 4 months. It does vary greatly depending on the tattoo artist, the time of the year, the size of the tattoo, preparation required etc. We do get cancellations so if you're wanting to get tattooed asap we can put you on a priority waiting list to get you in sooner rather than later.
How should I prepare for my tattoo session?
It is important to eat well before your appointment even if you may not feel like it. Having low blood sugar and getting tattooed is not a good combo, Also having a good night sleep and avoiding Alcohol the night before can help you sit a longer session and prevent you feeling anxious/nervous before your tattoo. You are welcome to bring a sugary drink, snacks, tablet, charger, headphones to help get you through. Longer sessions may include lunch/tea breaks and there are a number of quality cafes and restaurants nearby.
How do I care for my new tattoo?
Remove the cover in 2 hours or whatever your artist recommends
Wash in warm soapy water. Pat dry, do not rub.
Apply Battle Royale Tattoo aftercare Butter lightly 2-3 times a day for 10 days (paw paw can also be used)
Do not pick or scratch
Avoid beach, swimming pools, long showers and getting your tattoo too wet until healed
Keep out of direct sunlight until completely healed
Use 50+ sunblock on your tattoo to avoid fading once healed