Can I get a tattoo with my parents consent even though I'm not 18?
I'm really sorry to disappoint you all but, tattooing is strictly over 18 regardless of parental consent. Any Tattooist working on someone under this age can receive heavy fines, withdrawal of one's license, and in the case of repeat offenders a term in prison. Even though your parents may not mind, Here at Diamond Dozen we adhere strictly to the rules. There are other less reputable tattooists who will work on you, but the risk is theirs (and yours).
Can you give me a quote for a tattoo over the phone?
Not really. Please stop calling and telling me "it's about the size of an Iphone, a hand or a packet of fags, and i want it with three colours like whats-his name!". Get up and stop being a couch potato an come and see us, preferably with your design or a rough idea in mind. And please don't bring a photo on your phone that you took of someone on your holiday.
And please don't be one of these people who come in the shop and say "how much is it for a sleeve?????" ( and stand there with a blank look ) - A sleeve of what??? paperclips
Does Tattooing hurt?
The most asked question in Tattooing, the quick answer is, yes, it will hurt. However, it isn't a pain that will make you shout or cry. It's more of an irritation with a little heat thrown in. A hot scratching sensation. If you really think about all those people getting a tattoo recently - THEY SURVIVED!!!! and so will you.
I have a policy regarding people getting their first tattoo. I believe that it should be a good experience, (maybe not a totally painless one) and I allow as much time as necessary to finish it. You will have heard many rumours about tattooing, try not to believe all of them.The best suggestion I can give is to come and see me at the shop. If you don't like what you see or you don't feel ready, we won't pressure you.
BUT PLEASE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR READY FOR A TATTOO, A TATTOO SHOULDN'T BE UNDERTAKEN LIKELY ONCE ITS ON ITS ON.
"A tattoo is for LIFE not just for Christmas"
How much is it going to cost?
When it comes to tattoos, you get what you pay for. Yes, there are plenty of people tattooing out there that will ink you cheap, and you'll be crying to a real artist to have it covered up. Look for quality, and be willing to pay for it. NEVER haggle over the price of a tattoo. It is disrespectful to the artist. If you can't pay for quality, don't bother. This is not a bargain bin. It is a piece of art you will wear for life.
Can you design me a tattoo?
Simple answer yes, if you have the idea i have the tattoo, i can design your tattoo and super impose the idea/design of a photo of you were you want the tattoo, its a very good an painless way of showing you what your tattoo is going to look like before you get it so you have a very good idea of what your tattoo is going to look like, don't worry this doesn't involve any needles or tattooing at this point.
Can i go on a sunbed after my tattoo?
Simple answer is no, try and leave going on a sunbed at for at least 3 weeks.