Frequently Asked Questions:
The waiting time, and how far in advance you need to book your appointment will depend on a number of factors, including:
Which artist you wish to book with
The time of year (local events, public holidays, etc.)
Your own availability / flexibility
How much time your tattoo will require to complete
Get a good night’s sleep and eat a proper meal before coming in for your tattoo. Make sure to show up on time for your appointment!
Absolutely DO NOT drink alcohol or take any recreational drugs before your appointment. We can’t tattoo you if you're in a state of intoxication.
If you are intoxicated, your appointment will be cancelled and your deposit will be forfeited.
If you want up-to-date information on the waiting list for an artist, or the shop in general, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp us on
+2772 273 2319
Starting price for any small, basic tattoo (no matter how small) is R900.
More detailed tattoos are quoted at a flat rate, the cost is dependent on tattoo style, size and placement on the body.
We do not charge per hour.
Bigger projects that require multiple tattoo appointments are usually booked in as full day appointments until the project is finished. A full day tattoo appointment is R7000.
We can give you an approximate estimated quote via email or whatsapp if you send through your tattoo ideas, preferred size for the design in centimeters and preferred placement on your body, however some ideas will require an in-person consultation in order to quote accurately. Consultations will be booked in accordance with the artist's schedule.
Once you're happy with the quote and wish to proceed, we require a 40% deposit to secure your appointment.
Under The Age Of 18?
We will not tattoo anyone under the age of 18, even with parental/guardian consent. It is against South African law to tattoo minors.
Also... getting tattooed while still growing/maturing is a bad idea as the tattoo may distort over time as the body and skin develops.
Hand, Foot, And Throat Tattoos
We do not advise getting tattooed in these areas unless you are already heavily tattooed. These are very visible areas, they get a lot of attention and can still cause ridicule or affect your future job prospects, even in the 2020's!
These areas have thinner skin than the rest of your body, making it more difficult to get the ink in between the epidermis and dermis, often causing blowouts (blurry lines). Even if your tattoo comes out perfectly, it may fade as these areas go through a lot. Your hands are involved in daily tasks, they are nearly always exposed to the sun, and are constantly being washed, promoting a quicker cell turnover. Feet are often in socks and/or shoes for long periods of time. Constant friction against your feet can cause abrasion at the site of the tattoo, and the skin to become irritated.
However, if you wish to proceed with a tattoo in any of these areas, you will be given an additional indemnity form to sign acknowledging that you have been warned of the potential repercussions.
Tattoos in these areas do not qualify for free touch ups. If a touch up is needed, the artist will advise on a quote and we will charge according to the work that needs to be done.
Tattoo cover ups may take multiple appointments to effectively cover your existing tattoo and there is no possible way for an artist to determine whether your existing tattoo may require more than one appointment. A 100% cover up cannot always be guaranteed. Each tattoo appointment will be quoted accordingly.
You will be instructed with regard to aftercare in detail at your tattoo appointment. In general, a tattoo will take a few weeks to heal and, in the meantime, should be treated like a sunburn or a scrape. Do not book a tattoo appointment before any sun, sea or party activities as this will impede your tattoo's healing.
The bandage your artist places on the tattoo should be left on for several hours at least, as this helps keep out airborne bacteria. Once the bandage is removed, wash the area with warm water and a gentle, non-scented soap. It’s best to use your bare hands for this, and not a cloth or anything else which might be overly abrasive. You can definitely shower with a new tattoo, just avoid soaking it in water; So pools, hot tubs and ocean swimming are off the cards for the first two weeks.
After a few days the skin over and around your tattoo will begin to flake and peel – let this happen naturally. Avoid picking or scratching. The itching may be really annoying, but it just means your body is healing properly!