Q. HOW DO I BOOK A CONSULTATION ?
A. You can use our contact/bookings form on this website, give us a call on 02074610433 or simply pop in to our studio. we will be more than happy to help!
Q. ARE CONSULTATIONS FREE ?
A. Yes! We believe the consultation to be the foundation of a great tattoo. The artist will sit down with you whilst you explain your ideas and discuss all options. We will try to answer all questions you may have regarding the process of your tattoo, design etc.
Q. CAN I BOOK WITHOUT A CONSULTATION ?
A. You can but only with Mr J.Best (at the moment) via this link mrjbestdiary
Q. WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME AT THE CONSULTATION ?
A. Any reference is great whether it be from a book, painting, object or screenshots on your phone. It can help the artist to get a better understanding of what you are looking for in your tattoo, to help create a masterpiece! The more original the better!
Q. CAN I BRING A FRIEND WITH ME TO MY APPOINTMENT ?
A. Yes, whilst having a consultation, but for the actual tattoo we would prefer if they wait in the reception, as they may distract you and your tattoo artist which may then compromise the final outcome of your tattoo. We have created a nice chill out ambience with incense, music and plenty of books to read in the reception. So we do recommend coming alone (also as estimated time may run over) unless it is really 100% necessary to bring somebody with you!
Q. DO YOU CHARGE FOR CUSTOM DESIGNS ?
A. No. You will not be charged extra for a custom design (we do not have tattoo flash sheets so 99% will be custom ). Once the artist has had a consultation with you and you have decided to book in, they will prepare the final design which will be ready for you to view on the day of the appointment. If there are any small alterations to be made then this can be done on the day of the appointment.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR MINIMUM CHARGE ?
A. We have a minimum charge of £100 which covers the material cost as well as other things..
Q. I FOUND THIS PHOTO ON THE INTERNET, CAN I GET THE SAME ONE ?
A. As mentioned above, we do not have generic tattoo flash sheets as we aim to make each piece unique. We may use images online for reference but never as a direct copy unless it is a real image/subject for a realistic tattoo.
Q. DO YOU REQUIRE DEPOSIT ?
A. Yes, a deposit will secure your appointment and will cover the design process. Unfortunately Deposits are non refundable, however if you need to reschedule and give us at least 1 weeks notice from your original tattoo appointment, then you wont loose it. The deposit amount will be deducted from the final tattoo price.
Q. HOW MUCH FOR A TATTOO ?
A. There is no straight answer as the Design, detail, size and placement are the main factors that will determine the price of your tattoo. Some smaller designs will have a set price, whilst larger pieces with more detail that require longer/multiple sessions will be priced by hour, 1 day or 2 day rate :) those factors plus how you and your skin react to the ink will determine what the final price of your tattoo will be. an estimation price will be given but the price may slightly vary at the end of your session. Just let the artist know if you have a budget in mind. Price per hour varies between £100-£120.
Q. HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO APPOINTMENT ?
A. We recommend eating a large meal before your tattoo and having a good nights sleep/rest before coming to your tattoo appointment. We also advise to not drink alcohol the day before as that will interfere with the tattoo process, outcome and the healing of the tattoo itself. Wear comfortable clothes, do not drink alcohol or take any drugs prior to your appointment as we won't be able to tattoo you and you will lose your deposit.
Q. DOES IT HURT ?
A. Everybody has a very different pain threshold, so it really depends on a lot of different factors. You will definitely feel something! But nothing too unbearable :) Just don't forget to breathe and try to relax!
Q. CAN I USE NUMBING CREAM ?
A. No. The council does not allow us to operate on skin with numbing cream. Also we do not advise it as it can affect the healing process and also will not help you build up a tolerance to the needle so will work twice as much when the cream wears off!
Q. CAN I TAKE ANY PAIN KILLERS ?
A. No, sorry! Most painkillers act as blood thinners, which means you will bleed easier and that automatically will make it harder for the ink to stay in.
Q. DO YOU DO COVER UPS AND TOUCH UPS ?
Q. DO YOU OFFER VEGAN TATTOOS ?
A. Yes, upon request we will use a 100% Vegan friendly process. This is from the Stencil, to the ink and the ointment used during the Tattoo.
Q. WHAT INKS DO YOU USE ?
A. All the inks available will be shown to you before your Tattoo.
Q. HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY TATTOO ?
A. The artist will explain the tattoo aftercare as soon as they have finished, they will also give a sheet with directions to take home. Here are the same directions online http://www.1322tattoo.uk/aftercare/
Q. DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD/DRINK SERVICE ?
A. We do offer drinks such as italian coffee, herbal teas, cold drinks and water free of charge. We want each client to feel comfortable and relaxed while getting tattooed , so we do everything we can to make that possible. There are many food places near our studio, so when the client takes a break during long sessions, you will not have to go far to grab some hot food/snacks. the artist will give breaks Whenever the client wants, however less is better! :)
Q. DO YOU HAVE PARKING AVAILABLE ?
A. Yes. There are many pay and display parking spaces Monday - Friday. Free parking on weekends. We recommend using the train as you do not have to worry about finding a space at busy times and the studio is very close to Brondesbury Park overground, Queen's Park and Kilburn underground stations.